Check the Parking Situation for Group Rentals

Obviously, this is a “summer travel” because this is our only travel option. And for many, that means going somewhere (probably remote) and renting a house or apartment through Airbnb, VRBO, or another home-sharing app. Ideally, you should be traveling with the people in your quarantine bubble, but given how long it has been since we met (and that the pandemic is definitely not over yet), it might be tempting to exercise caution. downwind and go on a group vacation. We’ve already gone through ways to make any COVID era travel safer , but let’s talk about another issue with sharing vacation rentals with a group of people: parking.

Pay attention to parking

As Summer Hull pointed out in a recent article on The Points Guy , just because a rental listing says a house can accommodate six doesn’t necessarily mean there is parking on site for six or even three cars. This is what you will want to know about before you travel. The last thing you need to do is start a relaxing vacation and argue with your friends about parking spaces. This can be especially problematic if people arrive at night and are unfamiliar with the area, including street parking rules.

The good news is that there are ways to avoid this situation. Check the rental list first. Ideally, the number of parking spaces on the property itself should be indicated, or the owner will note that the only available parking is on the street or in a nearby lot. If this information is not included in the list, send a message to the host to inquire about it. Then ask them for advice and / or suggestions on where and how to place a certain number of cars. At the very least, they will be able to advise you on which nearby streets are best to park overnight.

And although this is not relevant now, if you are going somewhere with snow, ask the owner about snow removal. (Will there be enough parking in the driveway? Will the driveway be plowed? Such things.) In short, if you are renting a group vacation home with multiple drivers behind the wheel, make sure you are aware of the parking situation before you arrive.


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