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A vacation rental is a term used by the travel industry that refers to renting a furnished apartment, condo or home for a temporary basis. Rentals can range from an inexpensive one bedroom economy apartment to a lavish 6 bedroom home on a golf course overlooking the ocean.

Find Your Next Vacation Rental Home With Home Away Today! These vacation rental properties are generally owned by individuals who generate income by renting while they're not being used. Other properties may be owned by management companies and run more like a hotel. Either way, a vacation rental property is an excellent way to save costs and have more privacy. Vacation rental properties are also great for holding a large group of family or friends in a quaint, relaxed setting.

Many owners are making their homes available for rent through vacation rental websites that allow vacationers the opportunity to see pictures and learn about the property, location, and dates available. You may also contact the property owner through the website and discuss the terms of the agreement and payment arrangements.

However, not all vacation rental websites are the same. Using one with the specific qualities you want will save you lots of time and energy. Some of the important attributes you should look for before finding your next vacation rental property include:

  • Search. How easy is it to search vacation rental properties and find exactly what you're looking for?
  • Properties. How broad is the listing of vacation rental properties? For example, if you're looking to stay in Fort Myers Beach will you have 2 or 25 homes to choose from?
  • Locations. Where are the vacation rental properties located? If a website has limited listings in certain regions, knowing that in advance will you save time and frustration. has reviewed and ranked the best Vacation Rentals available today. We hope this information helps you find the perfect vacation home that meets your needs!


Vacation Rentals

5 stars
Home Away

HOME Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Home Away leads the pack in vacation rental websites with superior search functionality, one of the largest property listings, and global vacation spots to meet anyone's needs. If you're considering a vacation rental for your next trip, Home Away should be your first stop. Read More... Visit

4 stars
Vacation Home Rentals


Vacation Home Rentals is a straightforward, no frills website with thousands of rental proprieties available for your vacation needs. Search results feature nice pictures of homes, condos, cabins, apartments and more along with detailed information about the property, local entertainment and any reviews left by prior renters. Read More... Visit

3.5 stars
Vacation Rentals By Owner


Vacation Rentals by Owner or VRBO is a website specializing in private vacation homes that are for rent. With 150,000 vacation homes spanning the globe you can count on finding the right vacation rental anywhere in the world. But, based on some of the search challenges this might take you longer than those companies ranked higher.
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3 stars
Direct Vacation Rentals


Direct Vacation Rentals has the potential for a good vacation rental site but lacked rental listings and a clean clear website. It took us longer at Direct Vacation Rentals to get our baring and learn how to navigate the site. Some search efforts brought up bad results and many listings had missing pictures and information. Read More... Visit

2 stars
Luxury Villa Finder


Luxury Villa Finder provides beautiful pictures of expensive villas and chateaus from around the world. But the magic stops there as the search functionality was disappointing at best. Search results were limited and information was lacking. Read More... Visit

Tourico Holidays

Tourico Holidays is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, flights, cruise lines, attractions, car rentals, vacation homes and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:07:00 GMT

Counting villas at Copper Creek

In August 2016, Disney received a license from the State of Florida to sell up to 184 vacation homes at Copper Creek. By definition, a vacation home may be a Dedicated Studio, a Dedicated One Bedroom, Two Bedroom, Grand Villa, or Cabin. A Lockoff Two ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:48:00 GMT

Stranger in the woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit

He doesn't know, at least not without calculating, the year or the decade. He passes a dozen cabins, modest wood-sided vacation homes, unpainted, shut tight for the off-season. He's been inside most of them, but now is not the time. For nearly an hour he ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT

Interview With Wrath Of Gnon

And we might unwittingly have started this already: education, housing, vacation homes, etc., it is all becoming too expensive very fast. We are losing the means of production to more ruthless countries in the Far East, and we are running out of natural ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:36:00 GMT

Hofstede: "Blue Bay is now more than just the plantation house and the beach"

We have, of course, the beach with all the facilities and three restaurants. There are also vacation homes, hotels and lots where people can build their own homes." The open house was not just for new developments in the resort but for the locals and all ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:47:00 GMT

Bermudiana Beach Resort plan moving forward

The property would offer nightly rentals with a front desk and resort leisure facilities, but the condominiums would also be sold as vacation homes with a maximum of 90 nights per year owner occupancy. When owners are not in residence, the design allows ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:31:00 GMT

Pearl Development Buys Block of Units at Coral Beach Club

"The affiliation of the upscale resort will enhance the opportunities for our OBBR owners to trade-up to even more luxurious and more private vacation homes." The Coral Beach Club will continue to be operated with "little change in personnel or other ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Washington County, FEMA Offering Storm Shelter Rebate Program

The applicant must be the owner of his or her home, and it must be his or her primary residence. Rentals, vacation homes or businesses will not be approved. For those who live in mobile homes, applicants must own the property as well. Applicants who live ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:46:00 GMT




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