Renting a Vacation Home

Instead of staying in a hotel during your vacation, you may want to consider renting a vacation home on your next trip. There are a lot of benefits to renting a home instead. Besides the fact that homes are almost inevitably larger, they offer many of the conveniences of your own home, such as the ability to cook, large areas to hang out, and enough bedrooms for your entire family instead of all sharing one from the same large room.

Vacation homes are just as cost effective as well because hotels tend to be expensive anyway, so renting a home doesn’t cost much more than staying in a hotel for a week – sometimes it’s even less! Plus you get the benefit of being able to cook in a home rather than go out to eat every day.

Finding a vacation rental home is actually easier than you may realize. The Internet is packed with web sites dedicated just to renting out houses. First, plan your destination, and then look for available rental homes in that area. It is as simple as that. You also many want to talk to friends who have visited the same area in which you are headed. If they rented a home and had a great experience, a first-hand recommendation is usually a reliable referral.

Many homeowners rent their homes, specifically in high tourist areas, simply because of the income they are able to generate. So, it is highly likely you will find a lengthy selection. If you can’t find anything to your satisfaction on the Internet, you can place a call to a realtor who deals in home rentals in that area.

Before renting a home, make sure you know the price. Additionally, ask what is included in the price, such as telephone use, pool use, and any amenities on the property. Verify the safety of the general area, and ask for references. In a vacation spot, homeowners usually have rented their houses in the past and are more than happy to provide phone numbers of previous guests who have enjoyed their stay and offered their willingness to receive such calls.

Usually if you are renting a home that is arranged through a realtor, the realtor will have already done a lot of the legwork for you, so you can rest assured you are getting a great home to rent. It will also normally be in a little safer area because the realtor has completed background checks to ensure the homeowners are reputable.

Lastly, there is a certain level of cleanliness that you must maintain while vacationing there. Ask about the clean up work required of you before your departure; and by all means leave the house in at least the same shape as when you arrived.

What You Need to Know About Renting a Villa in the French Riviera

So you’ve decided to to take a vacation in the south of France, and you’ve been looking into renting a French Riviera villa rather than staying at a hotel. There are many advantages to renting a villa.

A villa in the French Riviera offers many advantages over staying in a hotel. For example, at your own private villa, you will have complete privacy and security – most villas in the French Riviera have security fences and many are gated and offer security guards who monitor visitors.

Having your own French Riviera rental villa also means that you will have access to a full kitchen with all the dinnerware and cookware being supplied. That way, you can cook your own meals, and not have to eat out for every meal. For someone with a special diet, or who’s traveling on a budget, this can be a major benefit. (And it gives you the additional advantage of being able to eat when you want to – many restaurants in the French Riviera serve food only during lunch and dinner time and are either closed or only serve drinks and ice cream or other sweets during between meal times.)

Also, depending on your needs and the number of people traveling with you, French Riviera villas provide several bedrooms and may be able to sleep up to ten or more guests, which means you can travel with your family or staff and everyone will enjoy luxurious surroundings. Chances are, whether you want to stay in St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, Nice or anywhere else on the French Riviera, you can find the perfect French Riviera villa to suit your needs and budget.

However, there are a few things you should know before you sign on the dotted line. Renting any property in the French Riviera can be a little complicated, even if it’s just for a short time. Here are a few things you should know:

Are you going to rent from an individual or an agency?
If the French Riviera villa you’ve got your eye on is being rented by an individual, there is a good chance that they won’t accept credit cards. This means you’ve got two choices. The first is to pay through a bank or wire transfer – and of course, there will be fees involved, whether you’re from a country inside the European Union or from somewhere else.

One of your options is to talk to your hosts, and find out if they would consider using PayPal. It has the advantage of being instant, there are limited fees for you – or for them, as long as they have an individual account, not a business one, and it will save you a lot of paperwork.

If you’re renting your French Riviera villa from an agency, pay attention to your contract however, because sometimes agencies act on behalf of individuals, and while they may accept payment with credit cards, you may be charged additional “agency fees or surcharges.” (Sometimes the amounts can be negotiated, sometimes not. And you should be aware that some smaller agencies still do not accept credit cards and will also require payment through bank or wire transfer – merchant fees for credit cards here are very high, and for smaller businesses, it’s just not worth it.

Checks outside the European Union are usually not accepted, and even European Union checks from countries other than France are usually not accepted – but it never hurts to ask.

Rental Periods:
Most rental property on the French Riviera – whether you’re renting a villa or one of the many beautiful French Riviera hotels, run from Saturday afternoon to the following Saturday morning. Prices are, of course usually determined by the season, and you can expect to pay a significantly higher price during high season. Here is something else you should be aware of – high season isn’t just during the summer months. For most French Riviera villa rentals and hotels along the French Riviera, high season also includes: School vacations, special fairs or other events (such as the Cannes Film Festival, Nice’s Carnival or Monaco’s Monte Carlo race) and certain times of the year – summer, New Year’s, etc. are always considered high season. As a general rule, low season runs from December through May.

Which means that if you’re flying over on a different day of the week, you might have to stay in a hotel until Saturday afternoon, unless you’ve made other arrangements with your host. (You should be aware that it can be very difficult to find lodging during high season, so if you’re not traveling on a Saturday, make sure that you’ve book all additional accommodations before confirming your reservation at your private French Riviera villa and paying the deposit.) Many of the best French Riviera villas are booked up to a year in advance – and are often fully booked throughout high season, so you may need to plan your trip accordingly.

Most rental villas in the French Riviera charge a “breakage deposit” or a “breakage and cleaning deposit” in addition to other deposits or fees that might be included in the rental agreement. Provided there has been no damage (above normal “wear and tear”), this deposit is usually refundable. However, read your contract to find out if it will be refunded when you leave, or if it will be mailed to you or deposited in your bank account, and how soon. (Some contracts give the owner 15 to 45 days before the deposit is refunded.) The amount you are required to pay for a breakage deposit is generally about 25% of the entire rental fee.

Cleaning Surcharges: A cleaning surcharge may be deducted from the breakages and cleaning deposit that you paid in advance. This money is not refunded, and can range from 20 Euros up to 45 Euros a person. Check your contract to verify how much this fee is.

Reservation Deposit: To reserve your French Riviera villa, most individuals and agencies require a deposit of between 35 and 50% of the total amount, as long as you’re reserving your villa at least 90 days in advance. If you’re reserving a French Riviera villa with less than 90 days advanced notice, be prepared to pay the entire amount up front. Also, most of the time, you’ll need to pay the remaining balance at least 30 days before your arrival. (Whenever possible – and especially during high season, it’s highly recommended that you reserve your French Riviera villa in advance, to ensure that you get the villa of your choice.

It’s always a good idea to inquire about cancellation fees, before finalizing your plans. In many contracts, you may only receive part of your deposit back – and in some cases NONE of the deposit is refundable – which means that if you do have to change your plans, you may be out of your money with no recourse. (In fact, it’s always a good idea when traveling abroad to buy travel insurance, in the event that you have to change your plans unexpectedly.

If you’re thinking about a French Riviera villa rental, you may also have questions about what services are included in your rental contract and what additional services may be available to you, should you want them. Here’s a basic list, although you should always ask the rental agency or individual host for specific details relating to your French Riviera villa:

Bed linens/Towels: These are usually included with your French Riviera villa rental. However, most of the time – especially if you’re only renting the villa for one week, linens will usually not be changed during that time, unless they become soiled. If you need additional linens or towels, just ask.

Dinnerware/Cooking Utensils/Basic Household Items: These are also usually included in your French Riviera villa rental, and may also include items like fondue pots, barbecues, outdoor tables and chairs, etc.

Housekeeping: Most villa rentals will include basic housecleaning services at least once or twice during a weekly rental. If you want a full-time housekeeper or service more often, it generally costs extra. (Fees for this run anywhere from 15EUR to 20EUR an hour.)

Gardner/Pool Service: If your French Riviera villa rental includes a private pool, pool cleaning services are usually included in the contract. The notable exception to this is if you have a wild party and your guests leave the pool very dirty.

By the way, most swimming pools – unless they are indoor pools – are not heated. If you are renting your French Riviera villa during low season when the weather is cooler and you’d like to have the pool heated, expect the charges to be anywhere from 100EUR to 150 EUR a week additional cost. And during certain times of the year, there may be no guarantee that you’ll be able to use the pool, because of weather/climate conditions.

Gardening/yard services are usually included in the contract, whether or not any yardwork or gardening is done while you’re there.

Electricity/Gas/Water: This should be included in your French Riviera villa rental fees. If you find an agency that charges an additional fee for the use of utilities, look for another, more reputable agency to rent your French Riviera villa from, because you’re being taken advantage of.

Additional Services (Available for an Additional Charge):

Cook: Some of the more luxurious French Riviera Villa Rentals may include the services of a cook, while with others, a cook is available for an additional fee. (Fees vary widely and can run anywhere from 20 EUR to 50 EUR per person, for the people in your party, with additional charges being added for guests not staying with you.) Fees can be charged by the hour, by the week or by the meal. Most of the time, this includes the shopping (although not the cost of the ingredients themselves), the preparation/cooking and the serving/presentation) of the meal.

Au Pair: If you’re planning a stay of two weeks to a month at your French Riviera Villa, and you have younger children, you might want to consider the services of an au pair. They usually speak English as well as French and often a third language as well. They will provide basic and advanced services, such as taking care of your children, and tending to things like baths, dressing, play time and even tutoring.

Babysitting: If you’re staying less than two weeks, hiring a babysitter is usually the best option. Babysitters can go with you on outings, or stay at the villa with your kids while you’re going sightseeing, out to dinner or on other occasions as needed.

Masseuse or Personal Trainer: The services of a masseuse or personal trainer should be made in advance, but they will come to your French Riviera villa, so you won’t have to leave the comfort of home. Fees vary.

Chauffeur/Guide: Again, these services are usually available on request. Check your contract to see if there is additional insurance required. The fees should include all taxes, etc. so check your contract for your French Riviera villa rental.

If you’re going to need any additional services or staff, it’s a good idea to make arrangements before you arrive, and the cost will be included in your French Riviera villa rental agreement. That way you can be assured of receiving the services you need.

Travel Tips For “Renters”

When you travel, are you a renter? Rent a car, rent a condo or house on the lake, rent an RV? What else is there to rent. Well, did you know you could rent camping equipment as well? Many foreign visitors coming to the USA for a National Parks tour rent their camping equipment instead of buying it and then shedding it for free when returning overseas. What about leisure items like for golf, tennis or fishing? Many boathouses at lakes will rent you a fishing pole and reel, though you may have to buy the extras yourself like hooks and flies. For golf, it’s common knowledge among golfers that you can rent clubs at a course but they also know the quality of the clubs is usually underwhelming. And what if the course required spikes – do you have any with you? Maybe you’d like to rent those as well.

All these can actually be done now. A major outdoors chain with stores all over will actually rent sleeping bags, lanterns and tents, saving you the cost of buying them, which for a family of 4 could easily run $1,000.00 or more even. Not all of the stores will rent the same items so it pays to research ahead of arrival exactly which store nearest to your point of arrival in the states or nearest your destination point will rent everything you need.

And very few golf course pro shops will ‘rent’ a pair of spikes or have any extras laying around for you to borrow, though they almost always have a modest selection of spike for sale. But what’s the point of BUYING a $100 pair of spikes and then renting a $10 set of mix and match clubs? There is an answer for this now too, as it is now possible to not only rent golf spikes for a 1/3rd of what it costs to buy them but you can also rent high quality clubs and have them delivered to your hotel or golf course.

With the airlines charging for extra baggage, you are not going to get your clubs to a city without paying $25-$100 (r/t) unless you stuff the ball pocket with socks and stash underwear next to your irons. So think of a more cost effective solution where you apply the $50 you’ll probably pay for a 2nd checked bag (or overweight fee) toward a classy set of highly regarded clubs and shoes and leave the hassle of ‘airline proofing’ your golf bag at home with your clubs. This may be the best travel advice you ever receive.

David C. Reynolds is a longtime veteran of the Hotel business who offers common sense, money saving advice on how to find rooms, booking hotels as cheap as possible, travel and ground transportation tips, understanding reviews and occasional destination ‘specials’. If you would like more detailed information about reserving golf clubs along with a discount code, visit his blog at [] and look under category Golf.

Advantages of Renting Computer Equipment For Your Event

Are you gearing up for a big event? Do you have the privilege of presenting your business at a convention or meeting? In these situations, carrying all of the electronic equipment you will need, including your computer, can create quite a hassle. One option to allow you to avoid this is to rent a computer. There are many advantages to renting computer equipment when facing a big event or presentation.

Saving Money

Renting your computer equipment for an event will save you money. You will not need to purchase some pieces that you only use for presentations, such as a projector or large screen. You also will have fewer repairs to pay for on your own equipment, because you will not be traveling with it from convention to convention.

Eliminating Hassle

Ask any business executive who has traveled with a computer and you will know that it is quite a hassle. Even just a simple laptop computer must be removed from its case, sent through security, and monitored closely during travel. The risk of theft is always present when traveling with electronics, and chances are your business computer has valuable information that you do not want to have fall into the wrong hands. Add other equipment to the mix, such as projectors, printers, or large monitors, and you are setting yourself up for a stressful trip. Renting a computer eliminates this hassle.

Avoiding Setup Disasters

If you do travel with you computer equipment, you must set it up once you arrive. Any little wire that gets damaged or does not connect properly could create disaster for your presentation, making your company look unprofessional, and making the entire trip a waste. When you rent computer equipment for a convention, part of the rental price includes the set up. When you arrive at the convention center, your equipment will already be in place, set up, and ready for you to begin.

The company that you rent your equipment from will make sure it all works together properly. Are you trying to coordinate AV equipment with your computer and project? This can be difficult for the untrained individual, but when you rent the computer gear, the technical will make sure it is all working together properly so your presentation can be made without a glitch.

Using Better Equipment

Another advantage of renting equipment for a show or convention is the fact that you can use better equipment than you can probably afford to buy. You can rent the most powerful projector or give your listeners their own computers with wide monitors. Are you presenting at a trade show booth? Imagine having your slideshow playing on a plasma screen. This makes your company look professional and prosperous, and renting the gear costs a mere fraction of what it would cost to buy it new.

Eliminating Wear and Tear on Your Own Gear

Your own computer equipment is already having plenty of wear and tear in your everyday work. When you start dragging it with you to conventions and trade shows, you are going to limit its lifespan significantly. Even if you take great care with your gear, simply setting it up and taking it down over and over is going to cause problems over the years. Renting equipment for events and meetings that occur outside of your office will help your own equipment to last longer.

Before you pack up your gear for your next convention or trade show, talk to a computer rental company. You will be pleasantly surprised at the affordable options renting computer equipment offers. By renting your computer equipment, you can travel without the hassle of keeping track of your own gear, arrive with equipment that is ready to go, and make your presentation in a poised, professional manner.

Renting Vacation Homes for Newbies

For a more cozy and warm ambiance while on a vacation, try to rent vacation homes instead of lodging in hotels. Whether you will be travelling with the whole family or travelling alone, whether you will be travelling for pleasure or for business, vacation homes can make you feel more comfortable and at home. If you are a newbie in renting vacation homes, here are some tips that you might want to follow.

Plan as early as possible.

Once you have decided where to go and what to do, jumpstart your search for a vacation home to rent. Avoid last minute reservations since they will cost you more and may strain your budget. If possible, plan and make a reservation as early as six months from your vacation date.

Look around and ask for referrals.

In these days, you can rely on the internet to look for vacation homes to rent. There will be a lot of online postings of homes that you can rent from different places. Aside from this, you will also be able to read feedbacks from previous clients. This will give you an idea about how good (or bad) the accommodation is.

If possible, try to look for a house to rent with a good locale. Although this may cost much, at least you are getting the best from what you paid for. You can also try to ask from your friends or neighbours if they can refer a good vacation house to rent.

Read and understand the contract before signing.

The contract is an agreement between the home owner and you, which would include details like who pays for the bills for the utility, phone and cable. Also, this would include who will be responsible for housekeeping. There are those home owners that have regular cleaners come by to take care of the house, while some would leave this responsibility to the renters.

Take note of the important details as well such as the furniture and basic facilities inside the house such as the heating system or air conditioning system. Get the contact number of the owner so you can contact him immediately for urgent concerns.

Document the area upon arrival.

This may take some effort from you, but it may save you from problems in the future. Upon arrival, take a photograph or video the area, especially in areas where there is damage so you can avoid argument upon checking out. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Check and recheck before checking out.

Before giving back the place to the home owner, walk around the area with him to ensure that everything is where it is supposed to be. Run through the bills that you have paid to avoid confusion or paying for them twice. Through this, you can assure the home owner that you have taken good care of his property.

Renting vacation homes for starters may be handful, but through careful planning and early booking, problems can be avoided. Nobody wants to be stressed out while on a vacation.

Insights on How to Rent Your Car

Anyone who is planning a vacation likely is also thinking about renting a car. Often, this turns out to be a good decision. Public transportation is not always easily accessible in certain localities. Even when the public transportation option exists, it might not always be convenient to explore. A better plan might be to rent a car and travel at one’s leisure. The traveling could even be done in style depending on the particular vehicle selected.

To get the most of the process though, it is strongly suggested to plan out the process of renting a car carefully. The planning does not really entail doing anything all that difficult. Rather, all that is required is taking a little time out to be sure the best possible car is rented. Equally important would be renting the car at the best possible price.

The place to begin is to determine what kind of car is required. Someone traveling alone may wish to rent your car. Those who are traveling with their family might find it a good idea to rent an SUV. Different travelers will certainly have different requirements in a car. The main point here is renting the most appropriate car contributes to greater comfort and less stress on a budget. The roomier and bigger a car is, the greater the cost. Avoid paying for space that is not needed as this will make renting a lot cheaper.

Another great way to get a great rent your car deal would be to book the rental long in advance. As the time come closer to when the actual car is needed, the price of the rental is going to increase quite a bit. One reason for this is scarcity. There is likely going to be less of an inventory of cars which, in turn, means renters may have to select the more costlier models by default. A lack of selection can also require renting a vehicle that is not entirely preferable. Rather than experience issues such as these, take the steps to book the rental of a vehicle long in advance. Doing so makes the whole process easier and even less costly.

For those who are not sure about what type of car to rent, asking the advice of the sales reps at the rental service. Those who run the service likely have helped customers of similar backgrounds and similar requirements many times in the past. Often, the recommendations the sales representatives make just may end up being better than what the customers would have been able to select on their own.

Renting a car really can be easy and even enjoyable. All that is required to get the most out of the process is to take a few simple and careful steps.

Getting Around is Easy When You Find a House to Rent

Apart from attractions, culture, and dining, another great reason to find a Barnsley house to rent is because it is centrally located in the UK. Whether you travel by road, rail, air, or sea you will have speedy and reliable options. With the abundant transportation choices provided for you in Barnsley, you will be able to explore the local countryside, or the shopping centres, or even visit other exciting places in Europe.

Travel by Road

Barnsley has access to three main road junctions-the M1, the M62, and the M18. You can connect with Sheffield, Leeds, and London (as well as other UK cities) using junction 37 of the M1 motorway which is only a mile away from the town centre. By using the M62 and the M18 motorways which are just 20 miles away, you can travel to Grimsby, Hull, Manchester, or Europe by rail, sea, or air. Also the Barnsley interchange complex connects Barnsley to all of Europe. It is easily accessible by taxi, bus, coach, or rail. These junctions let you travel to the scores of shopping centres and other leisure and cultural experiences in and around Barnsley.

Travel by Rail

If you live in Barnsley and need to frequently travel to other popular UK cities such as York, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Lincoln, there is no need to worry on how best to do this. If you are travelling the mainline from Sheffield, Doncaster, and Wakefield it is only a 90 minute trip to London-both quick and efficient. By road and rail from Barnsley you can also have trouble-free travel to Grimbsy, Goole, Immingham, and Hull which are located on the East Coast.

Travel by Air and Sea

Living in a Barnsley house for rent also provides you with easy flight connections through five international airports. Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Leeds Bradford International Airport, Manchester Airport, Humberside Airport, and East Midlands Airport are all at your disposal. They are located within an hour’s distance from Barnsley. Daily leisurely travel can take place overnight from Hull to Rotterdam and Zeeburgge on the biggest cruise ferries in existence – the Pride of Rotterdam and the Pride of Hull.

If you are looking for a world of leisure and travel you should consider a Barnsley, UK house to rent. Contact a local letting agency if you need information or assistance with finding just the right property to move into.

Harold Layman has been involved with the letting industry for almost 25 years. He is currently a senior adviser with The Letting Company, one of the fastest growing letting agents in South and West Yorkshire. Our company has significant experience and knowledge of the Lettings industry and we truly believe our combination of low rates and impeccable service is unbeatable.

Need to Rent a Car?

There are ample situations when you see yourself stranded in the middle of the road. It could be a car breakdown or missed out train to your station. What comes in handy, as a rescue is the idea of renting a car.

Car rentals are widely known phenomena today. Most of us use the car rental services to commute on a daily basis. It could be local or interstate; these service providers have all sorts of facilities to help you reach your destination safe and in a comfortable manner. Most of them have devised standard fare charges basis the kilometers traveled. The rates differ from one vendor to the other depending on the state tax and service tax laws.

Why do you need to rent a car?

Here can be innumerous reasons for you to choose renting a car over driving all by yourself, especially when you are traveling long distances. If you are traveling via road for a holiday, you would rather want to enjoy the scenic beauty around you instead of focusing on the accelerator and the best way to do that is to rent a car and be stress free.

Car rental companies hire professional drivers that drive safely and well versed with routes besides being well aware of traffic laws. Most service providers also offer travelling insurance against a minimal deposit, which can be claimed in an unfortunate situation like an accident.

Though you can hire a car for a one way journey, yet it is advised to opt for a to and fro travel as it costs less as compared to the former.

If you are about to travel and are thoughtful about picking up a rented car, here are a few tips to make it easy for you

You can refer to yellow pages or any such similar guide to get information about the car rental service providers with all the details
It is best to check with at least 4 to 5 car agencies and check details about the kind of cars, the special rates, night charges, availability, coordination with hotels and sightseeing locales, before opting for one
Choose your pick up and drop destination beforehand. Since different companies have different rules, it is best to get clarification about the charges and policies
Reserve a car that is compact, yet accommodates all the travelers and is easy and comfortable for a journey

No matter which car rental you choose when you need to rent a car, always be sure of reserving the deal with a major credit card so that the payment can be stopped in case of any faulty behavior at their end.

Get the Cheapest Car Rental Deals

When renting a car for a month or other periods of time, it is very important to find the right deals to save as much money on the car rental as possible.

Renting a Private Jet – Why It’s Become More Than a Luxury

Renting a private jet used to be something only the privileged few did on a routine basis. Avoiding commercial air travel has become more common place in recent years with travelers having a greater concern for their personal health and safety. More and more travelers are turning to chartering private jets for their air travel needs.

Since 9/11, security has become an important issue with flyers around the globe. Precautions are in place at airports world-wide to make sure the unthinkable doesn’t happen again. This has caused a tremendous slowdown in commercial airline boarding, which has helped to make chartering more popular among air travelers.

Swine flu outbreaks and other pandemic threats have also brought the idea of renting a private jet to the forefront of people’s minds when they are getting ready to plan their air travel.


In addition to health and safety concerns, what are some other good reasons for renting a jet instead of taking a commercial flight?


Take Control of Your Time
This is a BIG concern for many people. Time is something you almost can’t put a value on,except to say that it’s one of our most valued assets . . . Time spent in airport check-in lines, security lines, even food lines . . . Time waiting for delayed flights . . . Time retrieving baggage or waiting for lost luggage . . . Time spent traveling by car from your destination airport to a city not serviced by commercial airlines.
Fly Around Your Schedule, Not the Airlines’
By renting a private jet, you will be planning your day wisely, not having it planned for you.
Choose Your Flying Companions You may want to enjoy your time in the air by spending it with family and friends. Then again, you may be on your way to an important business meeting and would like the time to prepare for it in solitude. You might even want to meet with your staff during your air time. Regardless of who flies with you, they will not be strangers, but people hand-picked by you. Not so on commercial flights.

As you can see, renting a private jet goes beyond the desire to fly in luxury. Concerns about health, safety, schedule, and flying companions play a big part in a traveler’s decision to charter a jet and avoid commercial flying.

Renting a Campervan Is Easy

Campervanning in Australia has already been a part of the travelers options; it is now a way of getting the most of travelling and pursuing themed recreational activities. Many travelers now choose to rent and travel with a campervan than hiring a regular automobile; even families have been loving it.

The benefits of choosing to rent and travel with a camper van are varied. Planning is the first process to achieve the best holiday. A number of travelers in Australia may choose to travel in a campervan for a year. Some travelers may just be planning for their first ever campervan road trip. Others are even planning to buy an RV, but would not justify the cost of owning one if the intent is to use it sporadically. Anyone and anybody at the legal age can rent a campervan. In Australia, campervan operators have age restriction, many operators offer rentals to drivers who are 21 years and older with full license. Few rental companies offer rentals to drivers 18 years and older with full license. The process of hiring a camper is just about the same as hiring a regular car.

Campervans are medium to large vehicles that carry the basic facilities of a home. Campervans are also related to trailers, truck trailers, motor home, and even 4WD with folding camper utilities. As the popularity of campervans have grown there are now arrays of campervans made to cater to different travelers, generally it’s between two options, the budget and the luxury.

Size matters, like renting a car the size must be particular. The number of people should not exceed the seatbelt capacity. It goes the same with campervans, but it is usually regarded to the sleeping capacity of the camper. There are 5 sizes/models of a campervan: the 2berth, 2.5 berth, 3berth, 4berth, 5berth and 6berth. Companies commonly have more models of 2berth, 4berth and 6berth campers. The number preceding the term “berth” suggest the sleeping capacity of the vehicle. In a 2.5berth camper, it means that it can sleep 2 adults and 1 child.

Other things you need to consider when hiring a campervan are the facilities that it offers. You may need a toilet/shower on your trip, and you may not. Of course the vehicle with more amenities is more expensive than the basic one. Basically, each camper is equipped with basic entertainment, kitchen, and sleeping facilities. Choose the camper that will suit both of your needs and budget.