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Renting and hiring anything from bicycles and boats to villas. But for cars use the "car-rental" tag instead.

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Payment instructions allegedly from HomeAway look fishy to me

I'm in the process of setting up a long-term lease agreement for an apartment in my hometown with a landlord which lives abroad. The landlord suggested to use a middleman called HomeAway so that the ...
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How can I tell if this Polish villa for rent is a scam?

My in-laws booked a villa in Poland for the family vacation, and I found out too late they already paid half of the price by a bank transfer. Apart from the bank transfer itself I didn't find any red ...
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Rent clothing in Frankfurt / Being warm without cold weather clothing

I'm travelling to Thailand on the 12th January (in a few days). I'll have a connecting flight at Frankfurt and I'll stay there for eight hours. I was planning on going out to the city to visit a ...
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Which European cities have bike rental stations for tourists?

During my last vacation in Barcelona I found out that some bicycle stations are made for citizens, where they can pick up a bike, ride on it to the other station, and leave it there. Unfortunately, ...
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How to avoid letting a rental business hold my passport in Thailand?

I'm considering renting a motorcycle in Thailand, and the terms on the rental company's website state they will hold my passport for the duration of the rental. While I do not intend to leave the ...
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Airbnb: will I be charged extra $1,500 if I check out just one day earlier?

I found a place on Airbnb that goes for $90 a day or $1,000 a month. Since I need it for a month, it is going to cost me $1,000. However, there is a possibility that I might have to leave little bit ...
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How does the new landlord duty affect visitors to the UK?

A "friend" wants to visit the UK for 6 months and stay along the south coast of Cornwall and Devon because of the photographic opportunities in this region. She contemplates renting a flat for the ...
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Where can I find short term apartment rental offers in Berlin?

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Berlin for three months starting in April. What websites / real estate agents / vacation rental companies exist for renting an apartment long term in Berlin? I've ...
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Are short-term rentals (Airbnb, etc.) legal in Singapore?

Are short-term rentals like those offered by Airbnb, Roomorama, etc legal in Singapore? There are obviously lots of listings, and Roomorama is actually headquartered in Singapore, but there's also a ...
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Legality of cameras in vacation/holiday home?

I'm currently staying in a property in Portugal (Almancil) that has several Verisure cameras inside and outside of the house. I have seen the panel light up red on a few random occasions which led to ...
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Roadtrip coast to coast in the USA, let someone else drive car back

Hiring a car for a one-way trip across the USA is a lot more expensive than hiring it for a round-trip, even for the same distance, car and number of days. Theoretically, if one found another group ...
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Where can I rent a suit for a wedding in Tehran, Iran?

I hope to attend a wedding in July there, and I will be travelling for a few weeks beforehand and don't want to lug a suit around, I'd like to rent one while in the city. However, my google skills ...
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Where in Istanbul airport can I rent a portable 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G/LTE Wifi hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me ...
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What's the easiest way to find a vacation rental?

I've rented a few vacation homes and really liked it but it always takes hours and hours to find a good one. It seems like there are 100+ different sites that all list different homes (some with a lot ...
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Bicycle rental in Netherlands with drop-off in another city

I'm planning a Bicycle trip in Netherlands for this April. I'm searching for bike rentals. I saw a lot of information on renting bikes, but I have two specific questions. It is easy to find a bike ...
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Can I rent a camper in the US/Canada with a European B license?

We are considering a holiday in North America with a camper. I have a European driver's license (B) which allows me to drive personal cars up to 3500 kg, although I can imagine that an average camper ...
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Do you need driving license when renting scooter in Malaysia/Thailand?

I'm aware of IDP, but I've read that I don't need one as some companies rent the scooters just on the passport. If it's so, what risk do I have renting a scooter when having non-IDP EU driving ...
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Motorbikes in Thailand and Laos

Does anyone know of a place to hire motorbikes in Thailand, say Bangkok or Chiang Mai, and ride them into Laos and back? The trip will be self-guided and should take no longer than two weeks.
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Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?

I'd like to rent a bike while in Amsterdam to do a little trip. Is there a bike rental, which rents decent sport bikes? It seems like most rentals are aimed at renting city bikes, which I do not ...
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Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam

I am planning a short break in October/November to Amsterdam. During this time I want to spend a day leisurely cycling (nothing too intense) to see some countryside sights outside of Amsterdam. I ...
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Home exchange sites?

I'm looking into a home exchange / house exchange deal where I can swap my place with someone else for a month. Does anyone know any good sites for locating other people in the same scenario? I've ...
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Is Airbnb legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions Airbnb technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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Kayak options in Patagonia

We'll be traveling to Patagonia (Chilean side) and staying there for about a week. We're very interested in undertaking a kayak trip when down there. However, so far I only found offers from tour ...
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Booking a rent-a-car through VPN (different location) [closed]

I got an idea the other day and wonder if it would be cheaper to make a booking for a rental car using a different IP location through a VPN service. I am located in Denmark and would rent a car in ...
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How do I rent canal boat in the UK?

Canal boating is one of the most famous tourist activities in the UK. However, usually the boat comes with a pilot, and it may be expensive to travel with many people. Is it as easy to rent a canal ...
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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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How can I find short-term private room accommodations in London?

I've lived in London in flats for 4 years - but am travelling at the moment. When I return, I'll need some accommodation for 2-4 weeks - just short term. Hostels are one option, but they're per ...
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Airbnb-like sites for long term stay

I want to explore the whole sharing economy and I was wondering if there are sites similar to Airbnb, but primary for long time stay. I wanted to move somewhere in Taiwan, Thailand, Montenegro and ...
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Can I rent a small plane (Cessna) in Europe?

A friend of mine has a commercial pilot license, he was able to rent small planes in the US and fly it from one state to another. He told me a lot of fun stories and I am kinda excited to do the same ...
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How can I rent a car one way from the US to Mexico?

I am moving from Asheville, North Carolina, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico later this year. We have two dogs that are too large for an airplane. We need to rent a car to drive to Puerto Vallarta and ...
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Flat renting in Berlin for medium-term period

Next summer I will be attending a two-month course in Berlin with my friend. We are looking for a small flat (studio/one bedroom) at a reasonable price (ideally in the Mitte district). Where can I ...
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What is the price range to rent a motorbike in Myanmar for a day?

I've been reading several blogs, guide books and magazines and I'm a bit confused about what is the right price range to pay for rent a motorbike (scooter) one day (24 hours). For instance, in Vietnam ...
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Where can you rent an RV like a car in the USA?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'm interested in any nationwide (USA) companies which allow you to rent an RV in one place, and turn it in at another place. I know you can do this with cars, ...
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Are there alternatives to AirBnb for London, UK?

I love using AirBnb to rent a house from a real person, but often come across properties which are listed on AirBnb by a professional rental agency. In this case you're charged whatever fee the agency ...
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Safest ways to pay for a vacation rental?

A friend and I want to book a house for Labor Day weekend and we found a place on Craigslist that looks pretty nice. I'm pretty well-traveled myself, but neither of us have rented out a house before. ...
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How to rent a flat in France for about a month

My knowledge is that you cannot rent a flat in France if you don't have job there, tax bill and other weird stuff which indicates that you are more french than Charles de Gaulle. Is it true? I'm ...
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How can a tourist register for the Bicing bicycle sharing in Barcelona?

When I was in Barcelona I saw many bike sharing stations in the city, belonging to a program called Bicing. Remembering how convenient it was to use the service in London, I decided to try and ...
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Travel to Australia buy or rent surfboard

I'm going to travel to Australia in April and I'm traveling the east coast (from Melbourne to Cairns) with a campervan. I'm very keen on surfing and have some experience. I was wondering if it's ...
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Precautions to take for travelers when doing short-term apartment rental

I'm considering short term apartment rental (about 2 months) while travelling to Canada and Australia, probably with roommates. What precautions should I take not to get scammed, as well as making ...
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London cycle hire without chip-and-pin

To hire (rent) a bicycle in London at one of the Santander Cycle docks, is it necessary to have a chip-and-pin credit or debit card? Or will an old fashioned magnetic stripe card suffice? How about a ...
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Renting apartaments for less than month in Europe?

In the European countries which I have visit, renting apartments or room for short term, strongly increases its price. On the other hand, in many of the South Asian countries, price of all terms ...
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Where is the cheapest punt hire in Cambridge?

I am interested in a self-driven punt - without a tour guide. I want to travel through the colleges. I imagine the trip will take an hour.
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How should I choose the best option for a London apartment rental? [closed]

I am traveling with two coworkers after our London Dev Days event, and we are looking to rent a local apartment. Knowing very little about London and its various neighborhoods, I am wondering which of ...
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Renting a flat in Lille for a few months - options beyond Air BnB?

I'm currently giving serious considering to spending a couple of months living in Lille in northern France, mostly to try to improve my French. I'm planning to be there too long for just a hostel or ...
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Is it OK for someone to follow their family's rented moving truck into a weigh station?

My wife and I will be moving from Florida to Texas in a few weeks. I will be driving a 16ft Penske truck with a tow dolly carrying one of our cars, and my wife will be following me in our other car. ...
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Search engine for bicycle rentals

Many websites compare car rental prices. Are there any such websites for bicycle rental?
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Where can I rent a mountain bike in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

I'm traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico soon and I'd like to do some mountain biking while I'm there. I've heard the country side is quite beautiful there. I would like to avoid being alone so if ...
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Booking accommodation for long term (few months)

Airbnb Sublets let you search for long stay accommodation. But it seems that rents are quite high, and not so many options are offered. Is there an online service that is focusing on accommodation ...