3 Tips For Booking Vacation Rentals Last Minute

The beach at Anastasia State Park

With the holidays coming up, a lot of people are booking a last-minute vacation. St. Augustine is a top destination pick because of the annual Nights of Lights celebration that rings in the season. Plus, St. Augustine boasts beautiful weather this time of the year, and there's plenty to do outside. 

Here are a few tips to help you book the perfect vacation rental even when you’re in a time crunch. 

No. 1: Start Your Search Online

It’s always a good idea to search for the type of vacation rental you need. A few questions to ask yourself are: How many people will be sleeping in the unit? What type of view do I want? What do I want to be close to? And do I need a pet friendly condo? You can narrow down your search that way easily with filtered options.

No. 2: Call Before Booking Online

The best way to find out the most information about a unit is to speak directly to a rental manager for the property. Once you picked out a vacation rental call the manager to ask detailed questions. For example, if you plan on cooking a large meal, be sure the condo has a crockpot or roasting pan to accommodate your plans.

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No. 3: Plan Things to Do Ahead of Time

Once you have confirmed your vacation rental you can also ask the rental manager what type of things there are to do nearby and what they recommend. All our managers live close by and can give you the local's perspective about the best things to see or the places to eat. There are wonderful beaches, museums, and more. 

Be sure to visit our Visitors Guide page for helpful tips and must-see attractions.

Whether you're coming to visit family for the holidays or to experience St. Augustine’s nights of lights don’t forget our last-minute tips to book your stay in St. Augustine today.