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How/where to rent a beach home when I'm only 21 years old?
November 25, 2006 6:21 PM   Subscribe

How/where to rent a beach home when I'm only 21 years old?

I am looking to set up spring break plans for some well-behaved students somewhere along the east cost, but cannot find a rental service that would rent a beachfront home to those under 25 y/o. Any help/experience/services you could provide? Looking to travel to the Carolinas, Florida; something nice and fairly low key.
posted by boscord to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
 
There is good reason not to rent to those under 25. And "well-behaved" does not fit a lot early 20-somethings behavior. If you are lucky to find any place you should consider getting insurance to cover any problems that might happen.
posted by JayRwv at 6:34 PM on November 25, 2006


Try looking at sites that you can contact the owner directly like these and these. And this and that.

Have you thought about the Daytona Beach area for Spring Break? Most of the Daytona Beach area is quite beautiful, including Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, and New Smyrna Beach.

If you decide to stay in the Daytona Beach area, or have any questions, email me if you would like. I will give you the full scoop.
posted by LoriFLA at 6:43 PM on November 25, 2006


Craigslist?
posted by rokusan at 7:29 PM on November 25, 2006


When I was in college, we rented a house in the outer banks of NC. We were 21. No problem. Of course, this was 20+ years ago. We used a real estate agency. The house we rented was nice, but clearly had had other 20 somethings rent it on occasion. The agency I think had a name like Sunshine realty or something similar.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:44 PM on November 25, 2006


Identify a few agencies that have listings you'd like. Contact them, be upfront about your age and intentions, and offer to pay a substantially larger security deposit to alleviate any concerns. Someone will take you up on it.

If your group trashes the place, the owner is covered. If your friends as responsible and "low key" as you believe, you'll have lost nothing but a couple months' interest on the extra deposit.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 8:12 PM on November 25, 2006


Your parents are your friends in this instance. Last year for spring break my good friend's mom made the booking for us.

We partied like animals, but nothing was trashed. No harm, no foul.
posted by zhivota at 11:27 AM on November 26, 2006


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