750 posts on Instagram
Finding “your” ideal Florida vacation rental can be endless, which is why I spend much time ensuring that prospective visitors to Erehwon Retreat know exactly what to expect from their Tampa vacation home and area.
I’ve taken and posted more than 750 pics with commentary on a range of locations, habitats, fauna and restaurants you may want to visit while visiting.
The problem is that it can be difficult to tell how long ago photographs of holiday homes were taken. Some proprietors who offer their property on Airbnb or Vrbo haven’t updated the pictures of their vacation home in years much less dry cleaned draperies every six months. And several years of wear and tear can really date a property and its furnishings.
Erehwon Retreat has a rolling ‘refresh’ program to ensure that every aspect of the property looks bandbox fresh, but in addition I have begun to post every day on Instagram to show exactly what Erehwon Retreat and the environs look like all year round and to introduce vacationers to all that is best in Tampa Bay To make it even easier for potential renters to discover the reality of staying Erehwon Retreat, each daily image is automatically cross-posted to the landing page of my website, ensuring that our Tampa homes for rent are always in the spotlight!
But that’s not the whole story. I’m keen to let visitors know exactly how to make the most of their Florida vacation rental, whether its fine dining and concerts, hikes and bird-watching, biking, locating the best fresh water spring or chilling in coffee houses. That’s why the Erehwon Retreat Instagram feed will feature many details of life in the area, from coffee to beaches, from painted buntings to the view from the porch so that by the time guests arrive they already feel right at home.
Finding homes for rent in Florida
So what are the top tips for finding the perfect vacation rental?
1. Be sure what you’re looking for
Knowing whether you want a relaxing break or a vacation filled with experiences can help you pick the right kind of location for your trip. Consider the preferences of all the members of your party – is there plenty of activity for the kids, will teenagers find enough to amuse them, do all the adults in the party have something special to look forward to at this venue?
2. Know your vacation rental terminology
Do you know the difference between sea view and waterfront or Seminole Heights vs Old Seminole Heights? It’s important because a sea view simply means that the ocean can be observed from at least one window of the vacation rental, while a waterfront location means nothing between you and the beach or the Intra Coastal Waterway Misleading and dated photos are a real issue. That’s one reason I’m happy about Instagram, over time it will give people a real sense of Erehwon Retreat and its environs.
3. Visit several sites
Everybody knows AirBnB, but sites like Booking.com and Vrbo offer a wider range of possibilities. Don’t forget that it can be advantageous to book direct with a proprietor via their own website once you’re certain that you really understand and appreciate the property and its surroundings.