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Ditch the Hotel: Find Your Home Away from Home

April 30, 2013 by


Skip the hotel and rent your own apartment or home for your next vacation!

Vacation Rentals by Owner, or VRBO, is an online community of home owners renting their apartments, homes, bungalows, villas, lofts, and beachfront properties for the enjoyment of others.

Rentals exist in virtually every corner of the world! Whether you’re looking to stay for 2 nights slope-side, spend a month in the jungles of South America, or 2 weeks in Europe, you’re sure to find a place that’s perfect for you.

Why rent instead of staying at a hotel? The number reason is that it’s often cheaper. On top of the lower cost, you have more space, more privacy, can be picky with the location, can select pet friendly rentals, and dine on your own time with a personal kitchen. Oh, and there’s no extra hidden fees.

Also check out Homeaway and VacationRentals, owned by the same parent company.

Security is taken seriously. Homeowners are interviewed before being able to list their properties online. When you choose a rental you’re interested in, you’re able to talk directly to the property manager and can request a rental agreement, and additional photos if you’d like.

Don’t forget to also check reviews for the property you’re looking at, as they often are the best reference.


Photo Source: Moyan_Brenn

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  1. Julie C. says:

    This form of travel really seems to be catching on. I have a friend who does it every year and her family loves it.

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