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HOME AWAY

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.

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AIRBNB

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Vacation Rentals

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.

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.

TopConsumerReviews.com 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 In The News

Vacation rental owners, hotels battle over beds

Former Central Florida schoolteacher Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris started renting out her first beach condo a decade ago and has since amassed 275 vacation properties, but she fears regulations could kill her business. "We are faced with a lot of ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:33:00 GMT



Now unregulated, short-term rentals like Airbnb are facing new rules in Bellingham

The city is moving to regulate vacation rentals and could require homeowners to apply for a business license, pay taxes and follow increasingly stringent rules depending on whether they rent out a room or a whole house - and how often. The effort is ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT



Rossen Reports: How to spot hidden cameras in hotels, vacation rentals

Police have issued a warning to anyone planning a trip to look out for cameras that could be hidden in hotels and vacation rentals, including Airbnb rentals. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen has the details on how to protect your ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:53:47 GMT



Vacation rental company Vacasa raises $103M, takes on giants Airbnb and HomeAway with unique approach

Vacasa CEO and co-founder Eric Breon. Photo via Vacasa. Even a decade ago, finding and renting a vacation home online wasn't always a smooth process. It was equally difficult for homeowners to expose their properties to potential guests. But the ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT



Short-term vacation rental explosion

Locals in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach who say their neighborhoods are increasingly jammed full of unregulated mini-hotels are right, according to the city treasurer's annual count of short-term rentals. But other neighborhoods - downtown and North ...

Published:  Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:20:00 GMT



Ballots in vacation rental fight head to voters in Gearhart

Residents in Gearhart perceive the vote to repeal and replace vacation rental rules to be a dramatic turning point that could determine the future look and direction of the community. With ballots on their way today to the city's 1,245 registered voters ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:41:00 GMT




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