Welcome to IndependentTraveler.com's comprehensive guide to vacation rentals, from chic apartments in Paris to spacious beach houses in the Caribbean. On this page, we offer expert tips on finding the perfect property, avoiding potential pitfalls and dealing with problems during your stay.
Is a Vacation Rental Right for You?
Vacation rental homes and apartments are growing in popularity, but they don't suit all travelers. If you're a vacation rental virgin, read on to see whether this lodging option is right for you.
Finding a Vacation Rental
So you've decided to rent a house or apartment for your next trip or family vacation. Great! But where do you begin? Check out our tips and resources for finding a vacation rental.
15 Things You Don't Know About Vacation Rentals
The vacation rental industry is booming, thanks in part to the tremendous popularity of Airbnb. But there are 15 important things many travelers don't know about vacation rentals.
Booking a Vacation Rental: 20 Mistakes to Avoid
Choosing a vacation rental can be rife with potential pitfalls. Check out these 20 common mistakes and see how to avoid them when booking a vacation rental.
7 Airbnb Problems and How to Solve Them
Most Airbnb rentals go smoothly -- but do you know what to do if they don't? We identify seven common Airbnb problems, from lost keys to misleading listings, and explain how to solve them.
Vacation Rental Booking Tips
Vacation rentals are easy to book online these days, but there are a few important pitfalls to look out for. Before you click that "confirm" button, check out what you need to know about booking vacation rentals.
Tips for Safe, Legal Vacation Rentals
Websites like Airbnb have recently faced legal challenges in cities such as New York and Paris. How do you know whether the rental you're interested in is illegal? We can help.