How do I book a rental?
Find the perfect vacation rental
Whether you’re looking for a chic city loft or a cozy mountain cabin, with more than 830,000 properties on TripAdvisor Rentals, it’s easier than ever to find the right rental for your next trip.
Enter the name of your destination (city, state, or country)
Add your travel dates (or leave this field blank, if your dates are flexible)
Review the list of available properties
Use filters to narrow your results by price, location, and more
Once you’ve found a property you like, read the reviews and house rules to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
Send a booking request
Found the perfect place? Take a moment to check your travel dates and adjust the number of guests. This automatically calculates your rental rate.
Select Book now to reach the booking payment page
Enter your contact information and payment details
Review the cancellation policy and booking contract
Please note: No money will leave your account until the owner accepts your request, but the total amount will be authorized (or placed on hold) by your bank. Don’t worry—if the booking request is rejected or expires, the hold will be lifted within 10 business days.
Ask a question before booking
To reach the owner, select Send Message or fill out the Contact the owner form. The owner should answer your question(s) and send a quote. If you're happy with the details, accept it and pay online.
If there’s no Book now button
This means the owner doesn’t accept online bookings through our platform. They may still offer a secure form of payment, but you won’t be covered by Payment Protection. Contact them directly to book.
The owner may ask you to pay by bank transfer or check before you arrive. We advise against transferring money via Western Union or MoneyGram, as these methods are untraceable.
After your booking is confirmed
All that’s left to do is pack your bags! In the meantime, use the Manage my booking page to prepare for your trip.
Send the owner a message (or get their direct contact details)
Make a payment or cancel your booking
Find useful information about the property, including check-in details and directions
Submit a review after your stay to share your experience with others