5 Tips for Finding the Best Short Term Rental

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Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, but it’s even harder when you have to find temporary housing. There are so many options out there that it makes the process difficult and time-consuming. To help make your search easier, here are four questions to ask when looking for the best short-term rental in the Nashville area.

Are Short Term Rentals Legal in The Area?

The first thing you should do is research the legality of short-term rentals in your area. Many cities have outlawed them due to noise complaints or safety issues created by unregulated homes. You don’t want to waste time looking at properties if they are not legal because it will be a headache for everyone involved when you’re forced out later on.

You can skip this step by renting directly from House for Now. We take the time to vet each property and make sure they comply with local regulations.

Is the Neighborhood Safe & Close to Your Workplace?

After you know the legality of short-term rentals in your area, it’s time to think about location. Location is one of the most important things when looking for a temporary home because if you choose wrong, it will be harder to commute each day and less enjoyable overall. You want to make sure it’s a safe area with amenities close by.

One great way to find a good neighborhood is by looking at crime statistics. You can do this on neighborhoodscout.com or through your local police department. You can also look at the “street view” on Google Maps to go through a virtual tour of the neighborhood and see how it looks.

A quick “Directions” search on Google Maps will help make sure your commute won’t be too long. Also take time to look at the distance to restaurants, parks, and other entertainment.

House for Now only provides housing in safe, family-friendly neighborhoods.

Are Multiple Pictures Available?

Be sure pictures of the short-term rental you want to book before committing. It’s better than spending time looking at a place online only later on finding out it doesn’t look like what was advertised.

If there aren’t any photos available, or if they only show the exterior, this could be an indicator that it’s not in great shape, and they fear renters won’t take the house if everything is shown.

Check out our Available Housing to see a full gallery of each available property.

Is the Kitchen Fully-Stocked?

If you will be preparing your own meals, you will want to make sure the kitchen is fully stocked with the key cooking essentials. Some landlords will provide these items for a small fee, and others don’t provide them at all.

All rentals from House for Now come fully stocked with Pots and Pans, Wooden Utensils, Silverware, Dishes, and Bakeware. We’ll even get you started with complimentary dishwasher tabs and sponges for when it’s time to tidy up.

Is the reservation process easy?

Finding the right short-term rental can be time-consuming, so if there are any hoops to jump through, it’s not worth it. You want to choose a place that allows you to book online with an easy process and no hidden fees.

We offer a simple, quick reservation process and backup every reservation with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Looking For a Short-Term Rental in Nashville, TN?

House for Now makes finding and reserving your short-term rental easy! We provide all five of these steps and more for our guests, making the process simple. Best of all, we work around your schedule so you can book quickly if needed or take as much time as you need looking at properties before booking.


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