Trying to plan your next vacation? While everyone loves going on vacation, many find the planning of it tedious and stressful, especially when it comes to budgeting. To make vacation planning easier, many travelers are using third party sites to book affordable vacation rentals. These sites allow for easy price comparisons and safe payment options. They also offer some guarantees, like rental protection and an electronic system for renters to file disputes for any problems that occur. Many of the third-party sites have loyalty programs to encourage travelers to continually use their sites. Continue reading to find out about the best vacation rental sites.
VRBO stands for Vacation Rental by Owner, and in 1995 started the online vacation rental idea. Today, they are part of the HomeAway collection of vacation rental sites. They have all kinds of rentals from condos to homes to villas in locations all around the globe. Homeowners can list their property on VRBO's easy to use website. VRBO is great for large groups looking for rentals, and they are flexible in the length of stay. Right now, VRBO is trending some great vacation rentals including a cute cottage in Key West that sleeps four for an average price of $119 per night.
HomeAway has over 2 million homes to rent in over 190 countries. Their easy-to-use website has tools geared for travelers, homeowners, and data for property managers. Once a traveler sets up a free account, he can create a favorites list and share it with other people. There are filters available to make for easy searching for the perfect rental property. Messages are easily tracked through the website. Airbnb allows travelers to rent a room in a house, instead of the entire house. Started in 2008, Airbnb has grown to house more than 4 million listings in 191 countries. Trending right now is a mini loft in Paris that sleeps two for $102 per night.
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