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Find Your Next Vacation Rental Home With Home Away Today! 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.

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.

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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

4.5 stars


With the most listings of any vacation rental site, Airbnb is sure to have accommodations that meet your needs - from New York to New Delhi. You'll also find a fun array of "Experiences" to choose from, to enhance your travel and discover some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at your destination. 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

2.5 stars
Home Exchange


If you're ready to think outside of the box and let someone stay in your home while you stay in theirs, you might want to take a look at Home Exchange. With more than 65,000 members around the world, there are many possibilities. But if you're looking for a traditional vacation rental - on your own schedule, with no obligation to open your own home to a stranger in return - this may not be the right choice for you. Read More... Visit

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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!

Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don't have permanent homes yet, but that won't stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style. Lifeline Animal Project, a nonprofit that runs multiple shelters in the Atlanta area, launched its first annual "Home for the ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:54:00 GMT

Homebuyers Priced Out Of Primary Markets Invest In Vacation Homes

Primary real estate markets for homebuyers in Los Angeles and San Francisco continue to climb the slippery slope of near unaffordable homeownership. Even potential buyers making respectable incomes, have trouble affording a starter home in a good ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:00 GMT

A Vacation Home as Minimal as a Gallery

While raising their daughter on rugged Orcas Island, Stacey Coleman and Shelley Kimball gave her treasure maps, rusty locks and eye patches to play with. "We more or less raised her like a pirate," Mr. Coleman said. "In the best sense," he clarified.

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

$17.8M Obama Vacation Home On Martha's Vineyard

CHILMARK, MA - Martha's Vineyard's Chilmark House, which served as the "Summer White House" for President Obama, is on the market for $17.8 million. The Snail Road retreat has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a heated infinity pool, basketball court and ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:52:00 GMT

Obama vacation home hits the market for $17.75 million

If you hope to spend summer 2018 vacationing in presidential style, it's time to act fast. The Martha's Vineyard estate rented by former President Barack Obama and his family in summer 2013 is up for sale for a cool $17.75 million, the Observer reports.

Published:  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:44:00 GMT

50 top-rated Airbnb vacation homes in America

It has been nearly a decade since Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry by allowing people to list their personal homes, cottages, mansions, castles, and other residential properties on the website in order to rent them out to travelers across the globe.

Published:  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:20:00 GMT

This Contemporary Glass Home in Nevada Was Made for Avid Skiers

But if you plan to spend every waking second hitting the slopes, why not purchase a vacation home that gives you ready access to a plethora of powder Located less than 10 minutes from Diamond Peak Ski Resort (which has 30 runs and six chairlifts ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:25:00 GMT

Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra Holiday Tour of Homes takes a Christmas vacation in 2017

MANITOWOC - Area folks who have made the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Tour of Homes a holiday "must-do" will have to wait a bit, as this year's event has been canceled. Peggy Pitz, MSO executive director, said: "We are taking a break ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Hutson, Renner meet with Flagler officials over vacation rentals

The restrictions applied to rentals in single-family homes and duplexes within residential communities. Vacation rentals in condominiums and rural hunting camps, as well as homes where only a single room is rented out, were not restricted. But the issue ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:41:00 GMT

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