Corporate Housing Accommodations Made Business Trip to Miami More Comfortable and Affordable
Stan Cooper, a freelance director of photography from North Carolina, was handed quite the assignment: Shoot video of the Orange Bowl and National Championship Game in January 2009 in Miami.
Needing to spend nearly two weeks in Miami during a very busy visitor season, Stan knew that renting two hotel rooms, one for himself and one for his business partner, would break his small budget.
That's when Stan decided to get creative. He Googled "corporate condos" and found CorporateHousingbyOwner.com, a website that connects those offering Miami fully furnished short-term housing with corporate housing renters.
"Because we were financing our own stay it made sense to seek out corporate housing because we could share a two bedroom condo versus needing to rent out two separate rooms," he said. "Plus, we wanted a place with a kitchen so we could cook some of our meals and not always have to go out to eat."
After searching the website for rentals in Miami, Stan spotted the perfect two bedroom, two bathroom condo just outside of Miami.
"I found the whole process to be quite easy. I contacted the landlord through CorporateHousingbyOwner.com. We quickly set up the details with limited paperwork and effort. The landlord was great and overall my experience exceeded expectations," he added.
With his first corporate housing stay under his belt, Stan says that he would definitely use corporate housing again in the future. But he adds that he learned that he didn't need to stay in the heart of Miami to enjoy his time in the sunny city.
"We didn't have awe-inspiring views of the beach but we also didn't have the traffic and noise. Because we were there on business, we enjoyed being in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to a grocery store and several restaurants. Everything just worked out," he says.
*The tenant's name was changed to protect his privacy. All other information is factual.