We’re Bringing Bailey!” Pet-Friendly Apartments (And Getting There Safely)

Traveling for work is a reality for many of us. Being away from family can be difficult, especially if it’s months at a time. It’s even worse when you have a pet. Trying to find quality, affordable care can be a chore, and boarding your pet can be stressful for the whole family. That’s why some choose to bring along their furry family member for corporate travel. But many hotels won’t allow non-service animals. Luckily, furnished housing for pets or pet-friendly apartments are easier to find these days thanks to the rise of furnished corporate rental listings by private owners.

Pet-Friendly Apartments

Get Ready, Get Set…

Before you ever step out the door, there are a number of things to thing about.

  • Look for CHBO pet-friendly apartments or homes that will guarantee that your animal will be welcomed.
  • Be sure that your pet is healthy enough to travel by scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Getting a veterinary health certificate can ease your mind and in some cases, it’s required when an animal will be residing in a new state or country.
  • An implanted microchip can make the process of finding a lost animal easier, but at the very least be sure you’ve updated their ID tags with your up-to-date contact information in your new location.
  • Contact the airline or travel agent to find out the regulations for traveling with pets. You may need to contact the US Department of Agriculture or Foreign Consulate for more information. In some cases, your employer can assist you in this process, but be sure to clearly understand the rules for the places you depart and arrive.
  • Be sure you’ve gathered their medicines and key documents like medical records, travel approvals, and health or acclimation certificates.
  • Pets traveling in an approved kennel should have an accurate collar or chip, a bed or blanket that smells like home, favorite toys, and a water or food dispenser used in crates. The American Humane Association also recommends you do not tranquilize or sedate your pet as it causes all sorts of health risks.

…Where to Go? Finding Furnished Housing for Pets (And You!)

CHBO offers thousands of furnished properties all over the country, many of which are pet-friendly apartments. You can refine your search by selecting “Yes” under “Accept Pets” on the CHBO Search Page. Or, if you are searching all the listings in the location of your assignment, you can check the property features column on the right side of the properties main page where it says “Pets: Yes” to confirm.

Beyond simply accepting pets, you can go further by checking if the area around the property is pet-friendly. Are there dog parks, hiking, and green spaces nearby? Would your outdoor pet have room to run in a backyard or community area? Are veterinarians and pet supply stores close? These extras can make the experience even better for your pet.

There’s no need to leave your family pet behind when you are traveling for work. Do a little homework, find that perfect CHBO property today, and enjoy continued quality time with your pets in your new home away from home tomorrow!

Things to Know for Extended Business Trips

Business TripAre you someone who travels often for business? If so, your usual routine may involve a quick trip to a city or even a foreign destination, and during the few days or nights of that visit, you are unlikely to have much time to explore or even get your bearings. There is, however, a tremendous difference between this sort of business trip and what is commonly called an “extended” business trip.

While your number one priority is likely finding an appealing extended stay housing arrangement, there are other things to know about extended business trips than the best furnished rentals. Below are some extremely useful tips for those who will relocate for a longer-than-usual time.

  • Downtime is a thing – When you are booked into extended stay housing, it becomes a home away from home in a way that a hotel or other accommodation never does. Because you will have authentic “downtime” while on an extended business trip, it is best to look for furnished rentals with items like WiFi and entertainment systems that help with downtime and with staying in touch with family. While you might envision yourself doing the job and even exploring the area, also picture yourself in your extended stay housing…what will you be doing in downtime or spare time? Make some plans.

 

  • Plan to cook – One great thing about furnished rentals for extended business trips is that they keep you out of restaurants. After a few days or weeks of eating many meals “out” being able to cook in your own, comfortable and well-appointed kitchen becomes a treat. It also gives you a chance to explore local markets, local favorites, farmer’s markets and more. This also keeps a lot of coin in your pocket!

 

  • Think location – Your extended stay housing gives you a chance to live among locals, so also plan on acting like one. You’re sure to enjoy sightseeing, but again, after a while it can wear thin. That means you then get to visit the local cafes and pubs, find authentic businesses to give your patronage, and even publications to read. Find good local parks and trails and really think like a “local” while there.

Furnished rentals give that rate chance to be “at home” even when you’re not at home. Use the tips above and really enjoy every moment of your extended stay, whether you are working or just exploring the area and settling in temporarily.

City Spotlight: Miami, FL Corporate Housing

The need for Miami corporate housing has always been strong, and is just getting stronger. The list of large or global companies with headquarters in the city is enormous, and comprised of active firms in the world of finance, commerce and industry.  Fortune 500 firms appear on the list in addition to a surprising number of Latin American firms and multinational corporations. Names such as AIG, Cisco, Exxon, FedEx, Sony, WalMart, Microsoft, Univision, Carnival Cruise, Perry Ellis, Symantec and many others help to create a constant demand for Miami corporate apartments and housing.

Miami corporate housing

Of course, the city is also a center for entertainment, tourism and international trade, and this too will create the need for Miami corporate housing of all kinds. Of course, it is not just any convenient Miami corporate apartment or basic housing that most clients will require. As major players in global affairs, the quality of the Miami corporate housing has to meet the demands of clients, and this means that properties have to be within premier neighborhoods and close to the many appealing destinations that make it such a dynamic city year round.

Modern Miami

It is too simple to think that the economy of Miami is limited to just a few main industries. It is a place of global activity, and this too can mean that a Miami corporate apartment or Miami corporate housing will be required by those involved in such industries as television production, which has a major center in the city, as well as music, the building industry, real estate, shipping, and travel. The Port of Miami alone has more than 175,000 employees and is the 11th largest port of its kind in the United States; it is also where more than four million passengers traveled in a single year alone.

However expansive business and industry might be in the city, there is a major or central business district. The geography of Miami shows that there are four key districts – Downtown, North, South and West Miami. The Downtown area (which is the eastern area of Miami) is where the central business district is located. It features the largest collection of international banks in the entire nation, and there is a high demand for Miami corporate housing in this area. Yet, the neighborhood is also home to many major tourism areas, and so a Miami corporate apartment will be in demand here and nearby.

Just consider that the Downtown area is also where you find the South Beach location and the city’s major medical and research areas too. Historic areas are in the southern part of the Miami, and many more residential areas are found to the west. North Miami is where the Midtown district is located, and it is a region of many residential properties too. Here is where you can easily find a Miami corporate apartment among the many high rise properties.

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Whether you are visiting Miami for a business purpose, visiting for the long term or exploring it as a potential site to relocate, the use of “by owner” rentals is a wonderful way to enjoy premium housing throughout your stay.