ESL Podcast 655 – Staying in a Vacation Rental

George: I’m kind of nervous staying in a vacation rental for the first time.

Marnie: Don’t worry. Before I booked this unit, I checked it out thoroughly. It’s pet-friendly and kid-friendly, and it sleeps six, so it’ll be perfect for the whole family.

George: But there won’t be the same amenities or services as a hotel.

Marnie: We won’t need any of those. Just think, we’ll have the run of the place and there are no adjoining units. The proximity to town is great and I got a last-minute price that’s even lower than their low season rate.

George: Everything sounds good, but…

Marnie: It’ll be our home away from home. Units this close to the beach are scarce, and this one is really affordable.

George: A little too affordable, if you ask me. You said that it’s just $60 a night?

Marnie: That’s right.

George: Are there any taxes or cleaning fees?

Marnie: I didn’t ask about that.

George: Do they require a refundable deposit?

Marnie: I didn’t check that either.

George: Then maybe it’s too good to be true. Before we get too excited, let’s go read the fine print.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse