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Can You Rent A Home?

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Travis, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Travis

    Travis New Member

    Instead of staying in a hotel for 6 weeks I was wondering if it's possible to rent a house. I know in some places around the world people will rent out a second house for a week or longer. Do you know if anyone does this in India?

  2. rz3300

    rz3300 Member

    I am sure that there are. I was not there long enough to look into this as an option, but there are certainly options out there for longer stays and companies that deal with that. I would simply do a quick a search and start there, and if you want to talk to someone contact a travel agent. I would say it would be worth it because you really avoid a lot of headaches that can come with staying at hotels and finding lodging, it is probably a lot cheaper too which is always a plus.

  3. Andrew

    Andrew New Member

    This sounds like an excellent idea to rent a home for a group of people. I think if you have more than you and your wife this would be the perfect solution.
  4. TravelCheap3

    TravelCheap3 Member

    I believe you can rent a home while in India but I'd advise against it. I would stick with a mainstream hotel company as it's safer, but can be more expensive.
  5. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    If you're really into renting a home, I think the best place to check is Air BNB. In saying that though, when I had started a thread considering using Air BNB, a lot of people advised me against it - basically stating it was a lot safer to stay at a hotel instead. Obviously the ball is in your court and it's your choice, but it's certainly something to keep in mind! :)
  6. Travis

    Travis New Member

    I think it would be a good idea to rent a home if you travel with a large group of people. It could be cheaper than getting a hotel room. I wouldn’t know. But from reading here some people advise against it.
  7. Daira

    Daira New Member

    I have a friend in New Orleans who uses Air BNB to rent his home out, but he has an extremely long list of contacts from all his travels and most people who stay at his house are friends of friends. If you're with a large group, maybe staying in a stranger's home wouldn't be so bad since there is strength in numbers, but you still need to be careful.
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  8. amelia88

    amelia88 Active Member

    That's true about traveling as a group - I think I would feel far more comfortable staying in an Air BNB rental if I was with a group of friends rather than traveling solo! Lots of factors to take into consideration when booking accommodation I think!
  9. Dina

    Dina New Member

    I have friends who traveled to Goa and stayed in rented homes for up to 6 months. You can rent a home in most of the major cities too I believe and get a good deal through one of the real estate agents in the area.
  10. Antonr5860

    Antonr5860 New Member

    I believe if you visit India often and find yourself staying there for longer than you really intend, then renting (or even buying) a house in India is a viable option. Many pensioners are splashing their severance lump sum on a villa and staying there in the summer - and they don't regret it

    Having a home gives them more flexibility on when they can travel without being hit my costly price hikes in hotels. It also appears to be cheaper in the long term, without having to pay for a hotel and all the added extras that come with it. One of the main reasons people rent/buy holiday homes in India is the home comforts - they're really worth it if you travel there al ot.

    I would advise against timeshares, though. They're simply too expensive for what they provide you with, and they place more restrictions than just booking a hotel.
  11. LMackey

    LMackey New Member

    You hear good things and bad things about renting a home, so it's hard to judge. If you are using a service that has rented out homes for a long time and have good references it should be okay. I would never rent if I was traveling on a short trip,, as well as solo or just the two of us, but as a family it might be better.