My friend Gail and her husband bought a lovely home in the South of France. Their plan was to spend several weeks a year there and then use it as a vacation rental. They love this beautiful home (who wouldn’t!) but they learned that second home rental is not always as easy as it might seem at first.
We bought a second home in the south of France on impulse. It was old but completely redone and we had furniture so it seemed easy to set up a vacation home that could be rented when we were not there, which turned out to be most of the time. We are grandparents and have found we do not want to spend most of our time away from our family. [Read more…] about Ups & Downs of Second Home Rental