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Where to advertise for short term, pet friendly accommodation?

By 26 February 2014 4

My husband and I are having some practical renovations done to our home and need somewhere to stay while the builder works his magic. Problem is we have a tricky combination of needs, for Canberra – a short term lease plus pets.

Other than responding to adverts, is there anywhere we can advertise that might help us find a place? I’ve tried to post an ad on Gumtree, but for some reason it refused to allow me to set an end date and therefore wouldn’t actually post my ad; and Allhomes only seems to have the facility to request share accommodation rather than general accommodation wanted posts. Are there other Canberra accommodation sites that I’m not aware of that I could be using? Would an ad in the Canberra Times get any kind of an audience?

Any advice or suggestions for young players gratefully received.

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4 Responses to Where to advertise for short term, pet friendly accommodation?
#1
astrojax4:34 pm, 26 Feb 14

hire a sky writer?

you could try c/t but i suspect its readership has dwindled (only those getting the hard copy are likely to flick to the classifieds) and likely expensive, but you could call them to discuss.

i’d have another go at gumtree and abide by their structure but put your details in the main text – users are probably savvy enough to see through the restrictions. good luck!

#2
Sandman5:20 pm, 26 Feb 14

You might just have to apply for places. Placing an ad doesn’t seem practical as there aren’t a lot of Landlords out there who trawl through the wanted ads and then phone people up asking if they want to come rent their house. You need to find someone specifically looking for a short lease, or a Landlord that’s willing to “settle” for you as a tenant.

#3
watto237:34 pm, 26 Feb 14

The only other idea is to look for people who are after house sitters because they are going overseas. Not sure where you’d look for that and whether pets would be an issue.
Landlords may be more open to pets now that the occupancy rate is getting lower.

#4
jayskette10:21 pm, 26 Feb 14

house sitting…

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