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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!

Scammers Targeting Vacation Home Rentals

Right now many families are either on trips for February vacation or planning them for this summer. Consumer advocates say scammers are taking advantage. "You wait all year long and you're anticipating your summer vacation and for a family, you're excited ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:38:00 GMT

Need a New Look Book a Vacation: Travel Inspires Home Redecoration Among Canadians According to

41% of Canadian travellers are inspired to undertake interior design work when they return home If you've been scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram for decor ideas, it turns out, you've been looking in all the wrong places. According to new research ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMT

Ask Amy: Sisters seek an end to family's vacation emails

and after each vacation they always send a follow-up newsletter about ... These dogs, with their handlers, are invited to places like nursing homes to be petted and enjoyed. They have no special standing for access other than by invitation.

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:18:00 GMT

Going On A Kid-Free Vacation Is Fantastic, But Coming Home Is Even Better

I tucked my bags beneath the seat in front of me, then leaned back and stretched out my legs - marveling at the extra room provided by the emergency row aisle seat I'd chosen. When the flight attendant came by, I requested a cocktail and handed her my ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:20:00 GMT

Former Santa Monica Vacation Home of Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Howard Hughes For Sale For First Time in 40 Years

One of Hollywood's most historic, fabulous beach houses is officially on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years. For an impressive $11.995 million, someone can lay claim to the 11,503-square-foot Santa Monica beachfront property that was once ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:02:00 GMT

Picking the right home rental for a Mexico beach vacation

COZUMEL, Mexico - Long before Airbnb was a thing, my family rented houses for our holidays rather than stay in hotels. Houses were easier with small children who needed room to run. We liked going to markets in foreign countries and cooking with fresh ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:52:00 GMT

More homeowners likely to avoid vacation rental taxes

Many homeowners are now in the vacation rental business. They often use online reservation services such as, which does not disclose the address of a client's home unless a booking is made. County attorneys said a recent look at Airbnb ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:21:00 GMT

WINTER FUN PHOTOS: Share February vacation shots

February vacation is here and Wicked Local wants your winter fun photos ... or finding fun things to do on day trips closer to home, capture all the good times on camera and share your shots with Email photos as.jpg attachments ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:28:00 GMT

Louisiana attorney general breaks ribs while snowboarding during Montana vacation

The accident happened in Montana, where Landry was on vacation with his family ... But he says he's been working from his home in Broussard. As if proving the point, Landry's office Tuesday announced a deal reached with the governor's office about control ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:29:00 GMT

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