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Most houses list the number of bedrooms and bathrooms available, but de Belloy recommends also asking how many people the house sleeps, how big bedrooms and bathrooms are and what amenities are available.

"That's because certain configurations, like pullout couches, small rooms and (old-fashioned) bathtubs instead of shower stalls could make the house unsuitable for your group," de Belloy says.

Some owners will have maximum occupancy numbers to weed out party-hearty groups. "But if a house has a maximum occupancy of five, and one of your six family members is a baby, it's worth negotiating with the owner," says de Belloy.

If a house is described as pet- or child-friendly, ask for the owner's definition of that term because it may be different from yours. "You may want gates at the stairs and childproof cabinets, which the owner may not have installed," de Belloy says. "Or he may want your dog to be outdoors only."


 

 

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