· Are you renting from someone reputable? Have you verified that they do exist and the home is real?
· Is there a safe way to pay for the rental where if necessary you can get your money back?
· Is there a straight forward refund policy for cancellations? Is it reasonable?
· Is the home up to code? Are the stairs and decking safe? Is there an easy exit from all the bedrooms?
· Are there fire alarms in all the bedrooms?
· Are there carbon monoxide detectors in all the bedrooms?
· Does the home look clean including the beds, kitchen, etc.?
· Is there dangerous clutter inside or outside the home?
· Is there a bear safe trash can?
· Is the bear safe trash can away from the main entrance?
· Is there a fire extinguisher visible and up to code?
· Is there outside lighting and motion detectors?
· Is there video and/or security surveillance?
· Are there deadbolts on all of the doors?
· Can you see your car from the home to ensure it is safe?
· Does the neighborhood seem safe?
· Is the owner available in case of a question, concern or emergency?
· Is there emergency information available?
· Is the property fenced with limited access to unwanted animals and potential criminals?
· Do you feel safe in general when in the home, outside in the yard, etc.?