5 Ways to Save Money on Vacation Rental Properties

Use these strategies to pay less for an apartment, condo or house when you travel.

A woman with a roller suitcase outside a vacation rental.
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For many travelers, staying in a vacation rental property beats staying in a hotel, especially if you have a large family and enjoy the extra space or a kitchen to cook your own meals. Plus, you can usually find one at a price that’s lower than a hotel room. However, despite the fact that vacation rental properties can be a bargain compared to hotels, they still aren’t cheap.

Here are several strategies you can use to save money on a vacation rental property.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.

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