Vacation Rental Homes: An Affordable Alternative to Hotels

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(ARA) – With consumers looking to stretch their travel dollar further in today’s challenging economy, many are turning to vacation rental homes as an alternative to traditional hotels.

While vacation rentals have typically been associated with week-long trips, a recent report from HomeAway — a vacation rental company that offers nearly 200,000 worldwide vacation rentals through its Web site — suggests that travelers are using vacation rentals for everything from weekend getaways to multi-week vacations.

It’s easy to find the vacation rental home that’s right for you. Check out the following four insider secrets:

1. Check out Web sites like, or that offer an extensive selection of vacation rentals to choose from.

2. Research your options by reviewing photos, property descriptions and traveler reviews. Talk to the vacation home owner who can provide recommendations about the area.

3. Select a home or condo based on price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, amenities such as a pool or barbecue grill and the proximity to local attractions.

4. Book through a company that offers a rental guarantee that provides payment protection, so you can rest easy and rent with confidence.

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