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What to Look for When Booking a Vacation Home

03Jun

Have you ever felt like you need to take a vacation simply from planning your vacation? It can be taxing, as there is so much to consider when trying to figure out where to go, how to get there, where to stay, and what to do when you get there. Here, we make finding your luxury vacation rental home a little easier by laying out exactly what to look for when browsing all of your choices.

Rental Vacation Home Amenities

Before booking your luxury vacation home, it’s wise to determine what features are most important, what you can live without, and what your deal breakers are. For instance, if you absolutely must have a pool to let your children enjoy while you relax with a good book, only view homes with a swimming pool you love. If you plan to work on your vacation, perhaps a home office is a top priority. 

Here is a list of vacation home amenities that many people prioritize when searching for a luxury getaway:

  • Square footage
  • Number of beds and how many they sleep
  • Pool and / or hot tub
  • Kid / pet friendliness
  • Satellite / cable
  • Washer / dryer 
  • Wi-Fi

Vacation Home Location

Finding the perfect vacation home location requires a little forethought into what you might want to do while you’re away from home and how close to a beach or grocery store you want to be. Some activities that may be important to consider are:

  • Beach access
  • Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Museums

Be sure to plan your vacation home around your priorities. If you want to be able to spend a lot of time at the beach and eating out, then you want to locate a rental that is close to shore with plenty of dining options nearby. If you are traveling with a family, it is helpful to sit down and list preferences, so that you can choose the ideal spot based on everyone’s wants and needs.

Hidden Fees

You do not want to have budgeted for your vacation, only to show up and find out there are hidden fees you have to pay. You want to rent from someone who is completely upfront with their pricing. Some fees you may want to ask about are:

  • Security deposit
  • Cleaning fees
  • Taxes
  • Cancellation fees

Excellent Vacation Home Property Management

You want a vacation home from a property manager that is reliable and protects you as a renter. Pay attention to how quickly they respond to you and whether they treat you personably. See if they offer you any types of protections or guarantees related to the rental and whether they have insurance coverage. Also, read the contract thoroughly. Be sure to ask questions before renting. Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

  1. How close is the rental to the airport, grocery shopping, restaurants, the beach, movie theaters, and other types of entertainment? 
  2. Is the rental located in a quiet area?
  3. Who do I contact if I have problems during my stay? 
  4. What is included in the cleaning fee / How much cleaning am I expected to do before I leave?

Choose Brampton Park Rentals for the Best Luxury Vacation Home in South Florida

Choosing a rental that has the amenities you want and is close to everything you want to see helps ensure your vacation goes as smoothly as possible. You will be able to fully relax in a safe, secure rental that fits all of your needs. 

Rent the right vacation property that meets and exceeds your expectations, with Brampton Park Rentals. Our professionals help you find a property that fits your needs and your budget. Call us today at (561) 221-1466 or book one of our luxury vacation homes near Delray Beach and Boca Raton online.

South Florida Activities

03Jun

At Brampton Park Rentals, we believe South Florida, home to the ever-beautiful Everglades, the Miami Dolphins, and white sand beaches, is the best place in the world to vacation! Not only are you able to enjoy dipping your toes in the sand and splashing in the ocean, but there are numerous water activities in freshwater lakes and streams, as well as intracoastal waterways.

There are limitless possibilities to vacationers in South Florida, (known as SoFlo to our locals). Here are some of our favorite things to do when visiting SoFlo cities such as Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Boynton Beach.

Family Activities in South Florida

Sugar Sand Park

Located in Boca Raton, Sugar Sand Park is rated as Trip Advisor’s #1 Thing to Do in Boca Raton with Kids. It has nature trails, a science playground, a carousel, a science explorium, the Willow Theater, and a gymnasium called the Field House. 

Mizner Park / Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center

The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center located in Boca Raton is a wonderful place to catch a show. They have magicians, motivational speakers, tribute bands, and so much more. Here, you are sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

At the north end of Red Reef Park in Boca Raton is the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. At the nature center, you can experience sea turtles up close and personal, as well as check out the beautiful natural coastal system in South Florida. 

Putt Putt Golf

South Florida has many wonderful putt putt golf courses available. This is a great activity for all ages, so go entertain everyone with some sun and fun while playing putt putt!

Lion Country Safari

Go on a real adventure by visiting the Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee. Drive your car through exotic animal encounters with monkeys, giraffes, and rhinos. There is a (safe) walkthrough safari option as well. 

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Delray Beach is home to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a man-made wetland area that is free to the public. This area is an essential part of processing clean water and returning it to nature.

Activities for Thrillseekers

Palm Beach Hydroflight

Take your trip to the beach to the next level at Palm Beach Hydroflight in Boynton Beach. You can soar the sky like a superhero, while flyboarding over the water.

Skydive Palm Beach

For a real thrill, take a leap out of an airplane. Located in Pahokee, you can get the thrill of your life while enjoying the amazing beach views of South Florida. Feel confident with their skilled instructors leading the way.

Shark Addicts

If you are obsessed with sharks, then why not take a dive with them? Shark Addicts in Jupiter can make that happen! Enjoy up-close, safe encounters with hammerheads and great whites in their natural habitat.

Water Adventures

The Venetian Pool

In Coral Gables, you can enjoy the Venetian Pool. Created from a coral rock quarry, the Venetian Pool is fed by a spring that comes from an underground aquifer. It is one of the top attractions!

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour

A trip to Southern Florida absolutely must include the famous Everglades. There are many tour companies to choose from, so you can check online reviews to find the best company offering the size of boat you need to accommodate your party and the time period you want to spend exploring.

Scubatyme Dive Charters

Go diving in Pompano Beach with Scubatyme Dive Charters. They offer many different dive options and are ready for people with different levels of experience, so you can check out the amazing marine life in the area.

Exquisite Shopping

Town Center at Boca Raton

Town Center at Boca Raton is THE place to go for a luxury shopping experience. Enjoy high-end shops such as Bloomingdales, Coach, Gucci, and Cartier, while you relax in air conditioning and unwind after a day of outdoor exploration.

Places to Go Within a Few Hours’ Drive

Disney World

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Walt Disney World in Orlando! Is any trip to SoFlo complete without a visit to the happiest place on Earth? Grab your mouse ears, and plan a day trip to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or one of the other great parks.

Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon is a Disney water park in Orlando. With thrilling slides such as the Humunga Cowabunga and the Crush ‘n’ Gusher, you and your family are sure to have fun. Spend some time winding down in Castaway Creek.

Bioluminescent Kayak Tour

Don’t let the sun setting stop your outdoor fun. Take a nighttime kayak tour in Titusville, and be thrilled by the glowing blue of the waters caused by bioluminescence.

Stay Close to South Florida Activities in One of Our Luxury Vacation Home Rental Properties

Make the most of your time at Brampton Park Rentals by planning an amazing trip to South Florida. Whether you just want to relax and shop or want to take advantage of every thrill available, Southern Florida has an attraction for you! Grab your friends and family and begin making memories in beautiful Southern Florida, starting with your luxury vacation rental from Brampton Park Rentals. Book one of our vacation homes near Boca Raton, Delray Beach, or Lake Worth online today!