Monday, February 11, 2013

Snowbird: How do I find a place to rent?

I received this question yesterday from a reader: 
It's wonderful to hear of other single travelers out there. How do you go about finding places to rent in different areas? 
Boy can I relate to this! I remember feeling like a babe in the woods when we first started out. My husband and I traveled across the county in a small class c motor home. We stayed in trailer parks, and RV resorts. In those days we carried a Good Sam Directory and depended on our very new cell phone to make reservations as we went along. I always dreamed of finding a 10-10-10 rated park. The rating assures quality, service and location. I was never disappointed. On that trip we only found one on our route. It was right here in Tucson.

If you are thinking that a resort like the one we spend the winters in would work, I think the RV directories are a good place to start. Woodalls, CampUSA, Good Sam Club are well known and reputable. Amazon has a large selection available.You can, for example, go to Tucson in a directory, see what the resorts are and how they are rated. You can do the very same things for areas in Texas, Florida or any other state. Then you call the park and see if they have park models for rent. Most of the resorts do that very thing.

You have to understand that the reason I recommend an RV resort is because you will be immersed in the social life of the park immediately.  If I were single, that would be very important to me.

However, if you are not interested in something like this, you can find rental agencies that do nothing but rent to snowbirds. Here in Tucson we have an agency called Home Away that might work. Put snowbird rentals or RV resorts in (city of your choice) in the google search line and begin shopping.

I hope this has been helpful.  Any other questions?


List of post on How to be a Snowbird here.


  1. I agree with the RV resort as an excellent place to meet people. I was talking to a single woman in my exercise class just this morning. She's been single for six years and loves the RV resort - lots of activities, opportunities to make friends.

    If I were single, I'd rather be here too.

  2. You are like me Linda. I can very well understand why our single people find such comfort here.


  3. I love the image and the caption: "No matter what we do, a crowd gathers." Nice, friendly, upbeat post. Thank you.

  4. Thank you Susan. Honestly, that describes the atmosphere...happy and upbeat!



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