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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

Morning Report: Council Wipes Out Vacation Rentals

In a dramatic shift, the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 Monday to allow only residents who live in homes in San Diego to rent them out to visitors up to six months every year. Councilmen David Alvar...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:36:00 GMT



San Diego City Council Approves Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulations

After a marathon hearing, the San Diego City Council approved strict regulations Monday on who can operate a short-term rental within city limits. One of the nation's largest STVR companies warns the ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:22:00 GMT



Cracking Down on Vacation Rentals

Photo: monster.com. Santa Monica City allows for shared vacation rentals, but not short-term visits to stand-alone apartments. The City of Santa Monica announced Tuesday, July 10, that their prosecuti...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:23:00 GMT



Reaction to short-term vacation rental decision runs the gamut

Re "Short-term vacation rentals: Put residents first, San Diego" (July 15): I want to thank you for your editorial regarding short-term vacation rentals (STVRs) I am in complete agreement with your po...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:44:00 GMT



Faulconer vacation rentals voted down -UPDATED

The following is a July 17 update of story posted yesterday evening, July 16 The red shirts fought city hall and won. After almost five hours of public testimony, the mayor's proposal was voted down 6 ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:21:00 GMT



These Websites Offer the Most Stylish and Unique Vacation Rentals

The internet has indisputably changed the way we vacation. Our image-dominated screen culture, which brings the world to our fingertips, feeds our wanderlust, and collective desire for bespoke holiday...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:59:00 GMT



PRIMARY RESIDENCES ONLY! Bry and Zapf win vacation-rental limits

Members of the public pack City Hall for the City Council's vote on short-term rentals on Monday, July 16. (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE) Corey Levitan On Monday, July 16, the San Diego City Council gave a ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:05:00 GMT



Report: Kauai may lift ban on North Shore vacation rentals

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is considering lifting a ban on vacation rental units on the island's flood-damaged North Shore. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Sunday that the may be willin...

Published:  Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT



San Diego council votes to limit Airbnb rentals to primary residences only

In a move that will dramatically alter San Diego's home sharing landscape, the City Council Monday voted to outlaw vacation rentals in secondary homes, limiting short-term stays to one's primary resid...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:04:00 GMT



City Council Limits Short-Term Rentals to Owner's Primary Residence

Short-term vacation rentals have vexed residents and city officials alike for several years. Until now, the City Council has been unable to pass a regulatory framework for home-sharing. "I introduced ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:32:00 GMT




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