Consumer advocate and travel advisor Christopher Elliott was kind enough to share his post, This is How Vacation Rental Pros Find a Better Place, with us. Here’s an edited version of the post, with lessons for hosts from the experiences of frequent short-term rental guests.
Vacation rental owners lie. They post descriptions of their property filled with hyperbole and staged photos that use wide-angle lenses to make their homes look enormous. So how do the vacation rental pros find a better place?
I found myself asking that question after renting an apartment in Lisbon. The photos posted on various vacation rental sites made it look palatial, but it was small and cramped. I couldn’t blame the owner for putting his best foot forward, but now that foot was stepping all over my carefully-made travel plans.
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