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Vacation Rental - Homes on the beach in Hawaii.

Whether you’re planning a trip to the north woods, a Hawaiian island or a cabin in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada vacation rentals can offer a money-saving and memory-making alternative to staying in a hotel. Check out these 3 simple tips on finding the right vacation rental for your needs:

Search Early & Often for a Vacation Rental

Pick your location and start searching online on sites like Airbnb or FLIPKEY® that offer rentals worldwide. Thinking about renting a villa in Tuscany or a beach house in the Caribbean? Visit sites dedicated to serving that specific destination. Depending on where you plan on spending your vacation you may need to start planning at least 12 months in advance.

Vacation Rental - Couple with dogs on a lakeside dock at sunset.

Know What You Want from Your Vacation Rental

Prioritize what you are expecting from your vacation rental – does it need to be on the beach, lake or in the heart of a metropolis? Is it kid and/or pet-friendly? Will you need to supply your own linens? And most importantly, does it fit within your budget and timeframe?

Vacation Rentals Skip All in the Family

Family reunions can be a lot of fun and create memories that last a lifetime – especially somewhere outside the norm. Before securing one large vacation rental for your entire extended family, consider the needs and ages of everyone involved. It may be more harmonious to rent several homes or units near each other over one large property. This gives everyone space to do their own thing and circle-back for dinners, etc.

Vacation Rental - Father and son fishing on a dock in the woods.

While you’re creating memories to last a lifetime, why not treat yourself by earning points for all your purchases that can be used for cash back, travel rewards and even gift cards? Earn Choice Rewards Points for every dollar charged during your vacation with a DuPage Credit Union Visa® Platinum Rewards Credit Card.

Do you have helpful tips on finding a vacation rental? Please share, we’d love to hear them.


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