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Best place to find a last minute rental?

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Lewiston, Maine
posts: 9
reviews: 2
Best place to find a last minute rental?

I am looking for a last-minute, inexpensive beach rental, as due to our family situation (we are caregivers for an elderly relative) we are unable to plan too far ahead, and rarely are able to take a week long vacation. It isn't always easy, but we try to make it work! I was wondering where the best place to look for a last-minute rental would be. Last year was our first time rental a week-long cottage, and we got very lucky finding something on short notice. Not having that luck this year!

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1. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

www.weneedavacation.com has lots of rentals. You can narrow it down by town, number of bedrooms, price etc. If you have a favourite town on the Cape then contact realtors in that area.

Boston...
posts: 84
reviews: 12
2. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

I would also check out VRBO.com and Homeaway.com. I have had a few friends that have even been able to bargain with the the owners to get a rate lower than that published due to the fact it was last minute and available. Good luck

South Chatham, MA
posts: 418
reviews: 3
3. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

I've had luck with my listings on www.airbnb.com and some of my tenants via it have had other good experiences via it -- and some places on it aren't listed elesewhere due to how they operate (no fee to host, guest pays booking fee)

Lawrenceville, NJ
posts: 11
reviews: 101
4. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

We have been working with Chatham Vacation Rentals for years, and happily so. The staff is professional, responsive, and the properties as advertised. I never hesitate to use them.

Lewiston, Maine
posts: 9
reviews: 2
5. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

Thanks everyone, we got one!

South Chatham, MA
posts: 418
reviews: 3
6. Re: Best place to find a last minute rental?

Glad you found a place!

Just wanted to clarify my prior posting: Hosts do not pay any listing fee on Airbnb so if you don't get any rentals, you aren't losing money but hosts are charged a 3% processing fee on payments to cover the credit card or PayPal fees as Airbnb passes those on to us.

The absence of a fee just to list a rental is what attracted me to Airbnb and recently FlipKey (Trip Advisor) began a similar style product (at least in beta).

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