Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Rent for 3 Months or So?
Old 04-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,690
Rent for 3 Months or So?

We do not plan to buy a second home. Rather, our preference at this point is to rent for three months and use the place as a base. Our list, based on past travels, currently includes Turkey, Greece, France, UK, Panama, Portugal, and perhaps somewhere Florida or Texas. Has anyone done this successfully. If so, any recommendations on local websites to find propertly rentals on the 'local' market. Where we go will in part determined by weather and by prevailing currency exchange rates. Our currency is quite strong now so trips to the US, UK, and Turkey are attractive to us.
__________________

__________________
brett is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Brat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 5,914
There is a website, For Rent by Owner as I recall, that is global. The one issue worthy of consideration is that you are renting sight unseen. Were I you I might rent for a week in the area you want to be and then inspect properties.
__________________

__________________
Duck bjorn.
Brat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
vrbo.com
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
vrbo.com
We have used this many times and never had a bad experience. In fact we are in house right now for a month that we found through VRBO. We have also used VRBO for places in Spain, France, Canada and the island of Guadeloupe. We also plan on renting a place in England for 6 months next year and have already sussed out some good candidates.
__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 447
Another vote for VRBO from me.

Peter
__________________
Peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 839
for the UK if you are looking for unique, check out Self catering cottages – Home - National Trust Holiday Cottages
__________________

__________________
mh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rent vs. Owning honobob FIRE and Money 16 10-08-2008 10:20 AM
Should we try to rent iwannaretire Young Dreamers 19 04-03-2007 08:41 PM
Own vs. rent? linkerbink Life after FIRE 51 07-14-2006 03:37 PM
rent stabalization and rent control mathjak107 Other topics 2 04-10-2006 05:56 PM
Rent then Reside RockMiner FIRE and Money 12 11-15-2004 08:16 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.