3 Tips for Finding a Child-Friendly Summer Home on the Beach

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Spending the summer on the beach with your children is a fun way to enjoy the break. Renting a beach home is preferable to spending time in a hotel, but you have to look for one that is family friendly. To help you in your search, here are a few things to remember while looking for a child-friendly beach holiday home.  

Make a List of Your Needs

Before you start searching for a beach home, you need to know which amenities are needed for you and your family. You can compare the amenities offered by each potential against your list and narrow down your selections.  

There are several key features that you need to remember when creating your list, including how near the home is to the beach and if there is private access for the home. If you are taking along the family pet, you also need to look for a home that allows animals.  

Visit Before the Trip

Do not let your first time visiting the area and home be when you and your family arrive for the vacation. At that point, it will be too late to make requests or select a different area or home. Ideally, you should start planning for a beach summer vacation in the fall, and that is a good time to visit the area. Going in the fall also gives you a chance to see the area without running into countless tourists. 

When you tour the city you are considering, try to go alone. It is easier to evaluate the beach homes in the area and the city without your children in tow. If you find a home that you like, you can make arrangements then to book it for the summer.  

Hire an Agent

Even with a tour of the city, finding a home can still be challenging. An experienced agent will know the area and can take a lot of the guesswork out of finding a rental home. The agent likely has the inside track on homes that have yet to be listed for rent. As a result, you have a greater chance of success in finding the home that you want.  

To help your agent narrow the choices to home that meet your needs, provide him or her with the list of needs your family has. You can also take the opportunity to ask your agent about the area so you can plan out summer activities.