Finding a Last-Minute Vacation Rental

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Appears in the May Issue issue.

Still haven’t booked your summer getaway? Your vacation is not a wash yet. Vrbo spokesperson Alison Kwong has a few tips for scoring a great rental.  

Consider an alternate destination. With many popular places booked, search spots with more availability. At presstime, several destinations in the Southeast and Southwest—including Corpus Christi, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Tybee Island, Georgia—still had homes available for July on Vrbo.

Be flexible with dates. Demand for properties often drops after the height of the summer season, so if you have some wiggle room, look in late August or early September. 

Use search tools. Take advantage of filters to help narrow your online search, including tools designed to find properties in popular destinations with low availability.