The Best Vacation Rentals
Where To Find The Best Deals On Vacation Rentals
Travelers are becoming more and more interested in skipping the hotel scene and staying in a vacation rental. This is often a cheaper option and a more homey and authentic way to relax into the local culture - where ever your travels take you. These rentals range from simple rooms to rent within a home that cost $25 per night to luxurious homesteads which may cost thousands of dollars a night. Below is an extensive list of vacation rental companies and websites to explore if you're ready to dive into this wonderful way to accommodate yourself at home or abroad.
Save Money With A Posh Rental
If you're traveling with a group or your family, chances are you'll spend less on a vacation rental property than on a hotel. However, these options are great for the independent traveler as well. It's also a good option if you're toying with the idea of moving to a particular destination. Renting a home will give you a better feel for what it's like to live as a local than staying in some posh hotel would. And you'll have more space and a kitchen for cooking. This always makes sense if you're a frugal or healthy traveler. Plus, it's more novel to shop for groceries abroad than in your local supermarket.
All in all, the vacation rental industry is on to something. Take a look at what's out there and see if this is the right option for your next trip. Here's a good list to get started:
Vacation Rentals By Owner
VRBO is the company pioneered the way for online advertising of vacation rentals rented by their owners. Even today, it's still one of them most widely used websites in the industry.
AirBnB is also one of the leaders in the vacation rental industry, and allows people to connect with others across the globe who have vacation rentals available. Often times these places are simply well-appointed rooms within a local's home.
Wimdu is a lot like Airbnb but with an international twist. It offers single-rooms to entire apartments for travelers to rent for short-term stays in over 2,000 cities around the world.
Your Tuscany is a company that lists apartments in Florence, farmhouses in the Tuscan countryside - even seaside villas. Live your very own Under the Tuscan Sun!
Hawaii Vacation Rentals
Hawaii Hideaways Inc. lists upscale properties - some with their own pools and all on one of the glorious Hawaiian Islands.
France Vacation Rentals
Meeting The French is a company that offers vacation rentals in France. From apartments in Paris to cozy B&B's - there's even an option to sign up for cooking classes and meet locals in their own homes.
Redweek.com is a website that lets you peruse majorly-discounted timeshare sublets in Florida, Mexico and Las Vegas.
Australia Vacation Rentals
For all of you who dream of living the dream Down Under, GreatSpaceinc.com offers more than a thousand different homes for rent all over Australia and New Zealand.
Tripping.com is not only a great place to snag a vacation rental, it's also effective for arranging a casual coffee with a local. It bills itself as the world's largest search engine for booking a vacation rental. It does this by comparing properties from the world's top rental sites.
Renting Vacation Apartments
Only-apartments.com is an apartment rental website that lists over 20,000 apartments in over 92 countries. The site is simple to use. Fast maps help you find apartments in your chosen destination at a glance. You can book instantly, without having to wait from the apartment rental's owner.
Be-my-guest.com is especially great if you are traveling to Berlin, Amsterdam or Edinburgh. It specializes in "hand-picked short-stay apartments and bed and breakfasts"; in these three European cities.
Flat-club.com specializes in stays from a few days to a few months in New York City and London. Flat club is a club, however, as it is solely for alumni and university students from top universities.
9flats.com is a peer-to-peer property rental website for travelers looking to stay in locals' apartments. It's a European competitor to the U.S. based Air BnB.
As you can see, all these websites and companies vary from one to the next. And this is not the end-all be-all list. There are many more out there. Good luck on your search!
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Hassan Ali0 Photos0 Thanks1 Reviews
very helpful list some of the sites are new for me and hope it will save me some dollars.