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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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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 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 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 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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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. 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

How USALI Rules affect Hotels that add a Vacation Rental Component

Changes in USALI (Uniform System of Accounts in the Lodging Industry) financial reporting rules alter hotel metric reporting when vacation rental / residential components are added to hotel properties. Metrics for the vacation rental/residential component ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:49:00 GMT

Mismanaged vacation rentals infringe on our property rights | Letters

I read the March 17 viewpoint ("Fight to protect property rights far from over") by Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris. I immediately wondered: Who is looking out for the property rights of the homeowners who live near these vacation rentals and must endure the ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:19:00 GMT

Interview: Stay Alfred CEO on Building the Future of Vacation Rental Tech

There's a new generation of property managers trying to bring hotel-like professionalism and scale to the vacation rental market. Their tech chops will play a large role in determining if they succeed or fail. The vacation rental market is one of the ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:30:00 GMT

Tahoe ski town cracks down on vacation rentals

SAN FRANCISCO -- The knock on the front door of the South Lake Tahoe vacation rental was a surprise. It was the first family getaway together for Dr. Gus Pries and his extended family. With six adults, four children ranging from 3 months to 5 years old ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:37:00 GMT

New luxury vacation rentals in Hawaii: Holiday like the Obamas

Back in 1993, Tyler Coons, Founder of Exotic Estates International (EEI), moved to Maui with a mere $300 in his pocket and a backpack, yet armed with a big dream of living the Hawaiian life. By way of waiting tables for many years at the Grand Wailea ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:24:00 GMT

The Wilcox Debuts Stunning New Vacation Rental...and You're Going to Want to Move In

Walk into Aiken, South Carolina's The Wilcox, and you'll instantly feel at ease at the hotel, restaurant and spa. That's why those who have paid the delightful property a visit won't be surprised to learn that the hotel, established in 1898, has been named ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:13:04 GMT

Eoff gets green light to sponsor vacation rentals bill

The county Board of Ethics on Monday unanimously gave North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff the go-ahead to sponsor a bill regulating vacation rentals. That was the board's role in the process. But Eoff still must disclose a possible conflict of interest ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:19:00 GMT

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