Finalise your destination:
The first thing you should do is to finalise a destination carefully. You must go for a beach where rental properties are easily available. Mostly, famous beaches do not have many vacant options and they are also expensive. You should visit a relatively unknown beach as you won’t have to spend much for the accommodation.
Make a priority list:
Things can become lot easier if you write down your requirements on paper and then start searching the rental property. This is necessary because sometimes every member of the group has a different choice. However, your place should be accessible and comfortable.
Contact real estate agents:
After deciding the destination, you will contact a real estate agent to have a look on the list of options. Though, you won’t have to put any extra effort in this method but you will have to pay some extra cash to the dealer as a commission.
If you want to save some money then browse the internet and make a list of people who want to rent out their property for a short period of time. Make a call, ask for the description of property, negotiate for discounts and then lock the deal. However, do not pay in advance ever as there is a probability of fraud in this method. Tell the other party that you will pay a reservation fee and the rest of the amount will be paid after examining the property.
Ask for pictures and references:
You can request the owner to send you the pictures of his/her property. You should also ask for a couple of references to make sure that the party is genuine. The reviews by previous tenants will help you to decide.