Book the perfect Grenada Airbnb vacation
Airbnb offers rental homes in every corner of Grenada for every type of traveler. Travelers flock to the platform — and other similar vacation rental sites — due to the sheer variety of styles, budget options, locations, and more.
Compare different Airbnb properties
Unlike hotels, that might have hundreds of similar rooms, Airbnb listings are usually one-of-a-kind. Hosts get to determine how far out on the calendar they’ll accept bookings and can open availability a couple of years in advance. Most Airbnb hosts, however, only allow travelers to book three to six months in advance. Airbnb vacation rentals can range from fantastic deals to wildly overpriced. Because rates are determined by the Airbnb host, they can vary. That means you’ll likely see properties that look similar in size but are listed at different rates. Keep in mind that vacation rental costs do not necessarily correlate to property quality, so be sure to compare multiple listings by closely examining photos, reading reviews, and comparing all-in costs within your price range to get the most for your dollars.
Ask the host for a lower price
If you found the perfect listing, but it’s a little out of your budget or overpriced for the area. You can make an offer to the host by clicking the “Contact Host” button below the listing summary. From there, you can send a message explaining how much you would be willing to pay during the dates of your intended vacation. This is one of the major perks of booking on the Airbnb platform. If you make a compelling case, or you’ve stayed there before and left it in pristine condition — the host can send you a “special offer” with an alternate rate. It will only be available to you and it’s good for 24 hours. You can also use the “Contact Host” link to get more information about the listing, neighborhood, directions, and more.
Review the Airbnb calendar
If you come across a property that seems like a great value, take a peek at the availability calendar. By doing so, you’ll be able to see if other renters have booked it, which can give you some sense of how competitive the listing is — and how urgent you should make a decision. On the other side, if you think a property costs too much and the availability is wide open, other renters likely agree with you. Airbnb will give you some direction. If a property is a “rare find” for the dates you’ve searched, a banner will appear on the listing. New listings, however, are an exception and will likely have wide-open calendars.
Book new listings
New listings appear all the time and are marked with a “new” label. If you regularly check for listings over the course of a few weeks, you’ll have a decent chance of finding one that fits your needs. Sometimes, owners even give discounts on newly listed properties in hopes of attracting quick positive reviews. After the host has secured their first few bookings the nightly rate usually increases. There’s an obvious risk with this method, Properties will get booked up much faster than new properties will appear, and travelers considering new properties don’t have the benefit of existing reviews. If your trip dates are getting close, you may want to book whatever you can find, especially if you’re traveling during peak season (July-September).
Airbnb cancellation policies
Airbnb’s cancellation policy Airbnb, cancellation rules vary as widely as rates from property to property, from “flexible” policies that allow cancellations until 14 days before with little or no penalty to “strict” policies that may only offer a 50% refund after 48 hours of booking. Basically, you always want to read the fine print before confirming your reservation.
Beware of the nightly rate
The nightly rates listed for a property are sometimes far less than the rate you’d be charged. If you haven’t entered specific search dates, the rate shown is the lowest on the calendar — not including additional fees. For example, weekends and special events often charge a premium rate, and you won’t know what it is until you search for your actual vacating dates. Even then, the nightly rate is updated, but it doesn’t factor in any fees. On the main search page, a “total” cost is listed below the nightly rate. You would imagine this factor in all fees, but it still doesn’t. Only when you go into the listing page that you’ll see the real total, inclusive of all additional taxes and fees.