Ah, the life of the hotel traveler. Television remote controls bolted to the wall, clothes hangers you can't take out of the closet, rowdy water polo teams in the adjacent room celebrating till the wee hours in the next room, a looming noon checkout deadline--there has to be something better than this.
Fortunately there is, and every year an increasing number of travelers are discovering that vacation rentals are a great alternative to the hotel-motel game. Vacation rentals let you enjoy your stay on your terms--lots of privacy, a place to stay that feels like a home.
A common misconception is that vacation rentals are time-share condos. This is one form of a vacation rental, but there are many others that offer more flexible terms--with no complicated contracts and confusing terms and privileges. With most vacation rentals, you will know exactly what you're paying for.
Suppose you want to take a trip to a sunny destination such as Santa Cruz, California. You'll want to see the local attractions like the Boardwalk and the monarch butterflies. You may also want to take some day trips out whale watching or take a peak at the towering Sequoia trees.
Perhaps you have an agenda, but you will also want plenty of time to relax and enjoy your stay. In many popular tourist areas like Santa Cruz, you'll notice that houses--not hotels--have the best locations. What you might not know is that many of those houses you see are available to rent on a weekly basis!
Vacation rentals give you a home away from home. Imagine a cottage by the sea, a townhouse in the heart of the city, or a cabin high up in the clean mountain air--a vacation rental could be just the thing to make your next trip stress-free and unforgettable.