Monthly rentals are the perfect way to escape to paradise for a little longer than usual. Learn how to make the most of your extended stay status with
Tripping.com's guide to monthly and short term rentals.
Monthly Rentals FAQ's
Why stay at a vacation rental for an extended period of time?
Besides getting to spend more time basking in the sun, exploring a new city, or mastering the toughest ski slopes, staying in a vacation rental for at least one month can save you big bucks in the long run. Many vacation rental owners offer a monthly rate on their properties, which makes the nightly rate for your extended stay much cheaper than the standard nightly rate for short-term stay in the same rental. Even the slightest decrease in the nightly rate really adds up when you are staying for at least 30 nights.
I want to search specifically for monthly rentals, but I can't find a filter for it. Am I missing something?
No, you are not missing anything. There is no monthly rentals filter built into Tripping.com's site at this time because each of our partners have different practices when it comes to publishing monthly rates.
How can I see monthly rental rates on Tripping.com?
There are a few simple ways to find a great monthly rate on a vacation rental. Below are the five simple and easy steps to ensure you get the best deal on your rental.
1. Be sure to enter your travel dates when prompted to do so on the search bar.
Some of our partner sites will automatically readjust rental rates based on duration of the stay. This method does not guarantee that total rental price calculated for your stay represents a reduced monthly rate. However, inputting your travel dates will narrow down your search results to properties that are available for the entire duration of your trip.
2. View the rental listing on Tripping.com before viewing the rental listing on one of our partner sites.
Tripping.com can automatically calculate the monthly rate most properties that come up on your search. Hover your cursor over a rental and determine if there is a circled “i" in the upper righthand corner of the rental listing.
Click on the circled “i" and you will be taken to a details page for that property. Change the rate calculator in the top right corner from “daily" to “monthly" using the drop down menu.
The tool will calculate the total cost for a month based on the standard nightly rate if no special monthly rate is provided by the owner. This tool will provide you with with a better ballpark figure for the monthly costs.
Please note that the calculated price is not representative of special monthly rates the owner might have set for certain dates and seasons. You must check for special monthly rental prices directly on our partners' sites. You can do this by simply clicking on your preferred rental on Tripping.com, and you will be automatically redirected to our partner's page.
3. Use Tripping.com's partner sites' monthly rate tools, if available.
Tripping.com partner sites AlwaysOnVacation, Roomorama, and StopSleepGo have tools similar to Tripping.com's monthly rental rate calculator. If the monthly rental rate is provided by the property manager, you will have the option to see the monthly rental rate instead of the daily rental rate. The tool will look and function like Tripping.com's monthly rental rate calculator (see Step 1). Partners such as HomeAway, FlipKey and AlwaysOnVacation have “rates" tabs on their property pages where property owners may choose to post monthly rates for each season.
4. Read through the property description.
The quickest way to see if the property manager includes information about monthly rates is to read through the listing's description. If a special monthly rate is not published, you can ask the owner or property manager in your inquiry.
5. Contact the owner/manager.
You will inevitably contact the property owner either by phone or inquiry form before booking your vacation rental. When sending your initial inquiry over email, be sure to ask about monthly rates. Even if the rental listing you are interested in includes information about monthly rates, it is always best to confirm that those listed on the website are accurate.
This post was written by Kelsey Page, Tripping Blogger