I'm planning to spend a month in south Florida this winter with my 3 kids; dh will be there some of the time. Maybe it doesn't exist, but I'm hoping I'm just missing it: Where do I look for an inexpensive but safe place to find housing during the time we'll be there? Any suggestions?
Maybe not ideal in all cases,but we have rented out vacation homes and trailers at camp grounds.This was in Panama City Beach Florida.
My sister used craigslist and found a nice apartment near Disney world.
I have used airbnb dot com ... You may find something suitable for long term.
Rent a camper. Camp / Tent? (when I was a kid, my family took us to Florida for several months (30yrs ago) one winter, living in a camper - there is a HUGE horse circuit that goes on in Florida so many horse people are living in campers @ parks and showing their horses.)
A hotel suite.
Sounds like fun!
When we went to Jamaica earlier this year, a friend had arranged a condo rental through Vacation Rental By Owner:
It was for three weeks and the owner made arrangements for a housekeeper to come once or twice according to our schedule. The only thing I would suggest is to be sure that there are lots of pictures to be sure it is what you are expecting.
When we went to Florida a few years ago, we were there for 2 weeks and stayed in a hotel but it had a weekly rate which was much cheaper than per night. But for a month, it would probably add up.
Have to second vrbo.com. Especially in Florida, you will likely be able to find a place that will give you a monthly rate. If they don't have one posted, definitely ask. (The selection may be limited if you're looking for THIS winter, but it's worth taking a look at.)
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