Summer may not “technically” be over, but we’ve been ready to swap our sandals for snow boots for a solid month. Don’t get us wrong, we love everything about the off-season in Breckenridge (like snagging a dinner reservation at a reasonable hour at one of our favorite restaurants Ember or Relish). However, everyone knows that Summit County really shines when it’s dusted in fresh powder. With fall and winter right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about snatching up a seasonal rental in Breckenridge.
If you fantasize about skipping Sunday traffic and renting a cozy mountain house during ski season, here are a few tips for making that dream a reality:
1. Find the right roommates
Applying for a seasonal rental in Breckenridge instantly becomes more fun when you involve roommates. Think about another family who’d want to split the rent on a large property, like the Ten Mile View house. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a huge kitchen, a gas burning fireplace, a pool table, and plenty of space for the kids to run around. When considering potential roommates, narrow it down to people you wouldn’t mind getting snowed in with. It will probably happen.
2. Be realistic about your budget
Think those gorgeous mountain lodges are out of reach? You can likely afford a luxury home in Summit County if you’re willing to share. The Lone Hand Way house boasts a whopping 2,400 square feet of living space, making it perfect for a big group of friends or several families. The main level has three (count ‘em!) master suites, and a separate bunkroom on the upper level can sleep six little ones. With less money spent on rent, you can splurge on some of the incredible restaurants downtown – and a babysitter.
3. Be thorough in your search
Snagging a seasonal rental in Breckenridge can be tricky if you don’t work hard and act fast to find a place. Be prepared to sign a six-month lease from November to April, and start your search now. Leasing activity used to begin just after Labor Day, but we’re seeing renters inquire as early as July and August. Our advice: treat every showing like a job interview. Be on time, be professional, and be polite. For more advice, read our tips on how to impress a landlord.
4. Stock the house with essentials
Assuming you’ve landed a seasonal rental in Breckenridge (congrats!), head to Costco and stock up on house essentials. We’re talking toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. Grab some kitchen staples like olive oil, salt and pepper, spices, coffee, and sugar while you’re at it. Oh, and wine – lots of wine. Pro tip: It’s way easier to get everyone to pitch in up front than at the end of the season. Keep some extra cash on-hand for periodic expenses like firewood.
Are you looking for a seasonal rental in Breckenridge?
Imagine spending your weekends slaying the slopes, cozying up by the fire, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Sounds pretty good, right? Seasonal rentals in Breckenridge are a hot commodity, but there are a few hidden gems waiting for new residents. To start, check out our seasonal rentals to see if anything catches your eye. With a little bit of compromise and a lot of persistence, you’ll be a weekend mountain dweller before you know it. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up be notified when rentals become available. You can do that here.
Need an expert to guide you through the real estate market? Give us a call! As luxury realtors in Summit County, there’s no one better suited to help you find your second home.