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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

8 Reasons To Try Vacation Homes While Travelling

1) Vacation Home Rentals are Cost effective: Many Vacation home rentals are large and have a spacious condo. The price in most cases is comparable to that of a hotel. But then with the spacious condo, travellers with families find it much more effective ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:47:00 GMT

7 Jaw-Droppingly Grand Multimillion-Dollar Properties Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Have to Split

They range from palatial European fixer uppers to mod West Coast vacation homes. Considering that Brad has been open about his passion for architecture and even designed a home furniture collection, we guess we shouldn't be too surprised by these ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Peterborough's Linda Kash gets her musical wish

Then I know I did it." Kash recently directed a season of Love It or List It Vacation Homes, a spin-off of the popular real estate reality show on the W Network (photo: Linda Kash) Beyond this venture, Kash is far from idle. She recently returned from ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:41:00 GMT

6 Amazing Vacation Homes You Wish You Had This Eid

We've waited too long to book an escape from Cairo and now everything is fully booked. Looking for a permanent solution we stumbled upon New Homes Egypt's diverse properties and decided to compile a list of our favourite 6 stunning vacation homes we wish ...

Published:  Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:36:00 GMT

Wealth Adviser Daily Briefing: Estate Planning for Blended Families (Podcast), Vacation Homes

The Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports, but signaled after a meeting marked by internal divisions that it still expects to raise them before year-end. The central bank's stance underscored ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:14:00 GMT

Margaritaville Resort files plat for first 265 vacation cottages

The resort will feature a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 1,000 Key West-inspired vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. Encore is also developing Shoppes at Rolling Oaks, a 200,000-square-foot retail and entertainment center fronting on the W192 tourist ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:08:00 GMT

Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

The film follows follows a mountain man on the run from authorities who survives the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes. He's haunted by a recurring dream of being lost at sea ... See full summary »

Published:  Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT

York County development reflects robust market for vacation homes

ARUNDEL - Massachusetts developer Joe Paolini sees a still-growing market for seasonal homes in southern Maine. Phase I of a new $70 million cottage community development, Cape Arundel Cottages, at 1976 Portland Road/Route 1, Arundel, is complete and ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Looking for a second home? Goa could be an affordable option; which are the areas to invest in

What more, since Goa is a popular tourist destination among both foreigners and Indian, people invest in vacation homes that increases its potential to generate good rentals. Many people also see Goa as a retirement home destination. According to PropTiger ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:23:00 GMT

Alleged Airbnb Secret Sex Tapes?

A recent viral Facebook post has The Doctors wondering just how private the vacation homes really are. A post on the popular Facebook account PostSecret claimed, "I swap hidden camera sex videos with other Airbnb hosts." Naturally, this claim caused a ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:24:00 GMT




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