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Tips for Choosing a Vacation Home Rental in Whistler

By June 26, 2019 No Comments

Couple on the Balcony of their Vacation Home

Did you know that over 3 million visitors travel from all around the world to Whistler, BC each year? Among these visits, travellers often find themselves having to choose between booking a traditional hotel room and the more cost-friendly option of finding a vacation rental home for their upcoming trip. Private vacation home rentals are increasingly growing in popularity as visitors prefer to spend more time with the people and things they love rather than on unnecessary vacationing expenses.

If you would be delighted by a more personalized experience for your next visit, Whistler Vacation Homes (WVH) Management has come up with the following useful tips to consider for you to get the most value out of your chosen vacation rental home:

1. Planning for the People

First and foremost, you should form an idea of who will be attending the trip with you. Making special notes for personal preferences can help to narrow down your options as you choose your perfect Whistler vacation rental home. 

Some of the questions you may wish to consider include:

  • How many people will be coming in total?
  • How many rooms and beds will you need to book for?
  • What activities will be most prevalent and where is the best location for these activities?
  • What amenities would you like to enjoy (hot tub, pool, BBQ, free parking)?
  • Are you looking to enjoy a mountain or lake view? 
  • Are there any other special booking preferences you must also account for during your trip (e.g. health and/or wellness-related factors)?

Outlining this information early on can help to clarify your vision when it comes to budgeting for expenses before you plan your bookings. It can also help you narrow down the location of where you’ll be staying. Planning for the people ahead of time can help to protect you from overspending on preventable situations that may require additional expenses.

2. Amenities & Accommodations

Vacation rental homes continue to grow in popularity because they offer guests the option to forgo heavy hotel costs accumulated from services and/or accommodations which guests may not need in the first place. Choosing to go with a vacation rental home is a great way to save on mandatory meals out and accommodation fees. 

Here are some other rental listing features to evaluate in order to get the best value out of your chosen vacation rental home:

  • How are the listing’s feedback reviews from past guests? Are they mostly positive?
  • What are the terms and conditions of each stay?
  • What are the vacation rental home’s host like (quick to respond, helpful suggestions)? (WVH Management, for example, offers 24-hour round the clock support for all guests.)
  • How is the property presented online? This is where the property would look it’s best so make sure you are happy with the photos, listing description and other relevant details.

One of the benefits of booking a vacation rental home as opposed to a traditional hotel room is your option of cutting back on mandatory meals out and to potentially save on accommodation expenses if you are travelling with a group by booking one home instead of multiple hotel rooms. A reliable vacation rental home host or property management company will provide all the necessary information in their listings to ensure you feel confident and satisfied about placing your booking.

3. Choosing a Whistler Vacation Home Rental Location

Now that you have an idea of your attendees and amenities needed for your perfect vacation rental home, the next big step is to decide where your Whistler vacation home will be located. The most efficient way to narrow down on a location for your Whistler vacation rental home is to first identify the activities you will be planning for your trip:

Does your trip lean more towards exploring the great outdoors, or are you hoping to stay close to the spas and resorts nearby for a quiet getaway? Do you want to stay near areas with food available, or do you prefer a quiet home away from the crowds?

While Whistler is relatively small and easy to get around by walking, biking, or using some of the accessible transit options, you should nonetheless locate your vacation residency in close proximity to the main areas you plan on frequenting during your trip. 

Below is a quick outline of popular areas to visit during your trip to Whistler which can help with choosing the location of your perfect vacation rental home:

Popular Destinations Near Village Centre/Square: 

Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola

Whistler Village Gondola

Fitzsimmons Express Chair

Whistler Golf Club

Village Common

Mountain Square

Popular Destinations Near Village North:

Town Plaza

Olympic Plaza

Florence Petersen Park

Village Park West/East

Whistler Health Care Centre

Popular Destinations Near Upper Village:

Lost Lake

Adventure Zone (Summer)

Blackcomb Gondola (Formerly the Wizard Express Chair)

Magic Chair

Blackcomb Mountain

Fitzsimmons Creek

Popular Destinations Near Creekside:

Creekside Express Gondola

Whistler Creek

Whistler Mountaineer Train Station

Nita Lake

We highly recommend for travellers to draft a brief outline of where scheduled activities will be taking place so that you can decide on the area you’ll be staying in during your trip. The sooner you have these plans figured out, the easier it will be for you to reserve your ideal Whistler vacation rental home where these activities will be made accessible to you.

4. When in doubt, reach out to a Host or Property Management Company

Finally, you should feel comfortable and confident about having conversations with the property manager when it comes to your unique booking preferences as needed. We highly recommend for incoming travellers to contact the property manager or respective vacation home rental expert before placing your booking. Be sure to ask any questions you have regarding anything that is important to your and your group!

A reliable source for vacation homes should always provide you with quick and timely responses and offer additional support or referrals to other services you may be interested in for your trip. After all, keeping an open line of communication with the host will help you feel prepared and so you can get the most out each day on your trip in Whistler! 

WVH Management is Here to Help Create Everlasting Memories

At Whistler Vacation Homes Management, we provide our guests with stellar services and genuine efforts as they arrive to Whistler each and every day. We promote our clients’ vacation rental homes on the best vacation home rental sites, including VRBO, HOMEAWAY, FLIPKEY, and AIRBNB to ensure that our guests experience a standardized and dependable journey as they review our listings.

WVH Management thrives when it comes to the area’s vacation home rentals because we’re here to assist you with the planning, preparing and perfecting of your anticipated trip to Whistler. After all, over 3 million memories are made on the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain each year — we highly look forward to being a part of yours!

For more information, please feel free to reach out by calling us at 604-545-0488 or by clicking here to speak with us directly. We would be more than happy to speak with you for further assistance.


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