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How to find the perfect holiday home away from home.
- Envision your ideal property. How many bedrooms do you need? Bathrooms? Do you want a house within walking distance of town? On a waterfront? Must it accept pets?
- Determine your price range. Rates vary from roughly $1,000 a week for a two-bedroom in the United States to up to $10,000 a week for a staffed villa in Europe. Remember: Cleaning charges and security deposits may be tacked on.
- Consider calling an agency. Renting through an agency is generally more expensive than booking online, but it guarantees that the property has been officially screened.