How to Rent

Save Money  on Your Biggest Vacation Expense  

Every day, thousands of vacation homes sit empty and go unrented. Most owners of these homes are willing to rent at a reduced rate because accepting a lower rate is better than no rate at all! At, we connect you with these homeowners so you can save money on your vacation. It’s easy to get started!


   1. Search

Use the search box on the home page.search3

Know where you want to go? Search by state and city and see what’s available in your favorite vacation spot.

Know when you want to go? Search by date and see what kind of deals are out there during your time off.

Feeling lucky? Search by both location and date and find your perfect vacation for less!

Are you a visual person? Check out the map on the homepage to see all available houses. Zoom in on the area you are interested in and click the icons to get full details on the property.


2. Bid or Buy

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When you find the perfect vacation home, the owner will either be auctioning the UnRented time, offering it as a “buy it now” sale, or both.

If you buy it now, congrats! You just got an awesome deal on your vacation home!

If you enter an auction, good luck! An auction will land you the absolute best deal on a vacation home. The homeowner will never know what your maximum bid is, so bid with confidence. You’ll want to keep your maximum bid high to beat others bidding on the same house as you. Check our FAQ section for more information about auctions

Have questions about the house you’ve found? Use the UnRents built-in messaging system to contact the homeowner.  Your personal information is kept private – the homeowner will only know your username.


3. Book it

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When you win your auction or click buy it now, you’ve agreed on a price with the home owner. Congrats! You’re one step closer to vacation.

At this point, you’re done with us at And you owe us nothing. Nada. Zilch. Really. We’re happy to have helped hook you up with a great deal.

What you need to do now is connect directly with the homeowner. You’ve got a lot to talk about! You’ll have to arrange payment method. The homeowner will likely have a rental agreement you’ll have to sign. There will probably be a security deposit. And of course, you’ll need to get a key.

Visit the listing page for the property you just agreed to rent and click on the contact seller button. This will allow you to send an e-mail to the seller. We suggest you ask for a phone number and speak with the homeowner.

For more information, visit our FAQ page for renters.