November 2012

Valentines Day: Romance on a Budget

Valentines Day Deals
Nov 28, 2012

Valentines Day is still a few months out, but the best Valentines Day gifts are the well-planned ones. And what better gift than a weekend away? From mountain cabins by the slopes to gorgeous beach houses by the ocean - Vacation has romantic accommodations all over the globe, and great deals to go with. So, check out these rental deals, all available for Valentines Day, and all perfect for a cozy getaway for two.

Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Key Largo

Las Vegas

Lake Norman, NC

Destin, FL

US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Mena, AR

Tucson, AZ

New York City



Cheap Monthly Rentals

Cheap Monthly Rentals
Nov 28, 2012

If you’re like most folks, you’ve experienced “Vacation Paradox,” wherein you feel unquenchably restless and desperate for R&R after returning home from vacation. Whether you got away for a weekend or week, it just wasn’t long enough. You want more!

…more sunsets on the beach, more piña coladas in the hot tub, more luxurious dinners, more snorkeling, more snowboarding, more sleeping in until noon, more losing track of time…

Cheap Monthly Rentals (broken down by an estimated nightly rate)...

Venice, Florida

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Bradenton, Florida

Catskills, New York

Disney Area, FL

Manhattan, New York City

Brekenridge, Colorado

Galveston, Texas

Puerto Rico

Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii


Face it. You work too much, and sometimes for too little. Instead of booking a 3-day beach getaway with your family, or a 7-day honeymoon with your new spouse, book a month-long escape.

Studies have shown that it takes at least 28 days to fully recuperate from life’s stresses and return back to them with energy and focus. Take the kids out of school for an extended getaway, maybe to New England. This isn’t actually true, but that's beside the point - after all, I also made up the “Vacation Paradox."

If you can’t manage to get away for a whole month, you can still take advantage of cheap monthly rentals. Just split the cost with friends and family who can pick up where you left off! Make sure to run this strategy by the vacation rental owner, of course.

You can find plenty more cheap monthly rentals by browsing the site!

Top 5 Maui Deals

Nov 20, 2012

Looking for a great last minute lodging deal on Maui vacation rentals? Wind surfing, golfing, shopping, eating, and scuba diving are really fun. But when you add in the stunning, post card-worthy views of Hawaii, they're downright life changing.

Well, you've come to the right spot. Not only do beach homes offer up a ton more value than hotel rooms (hint: you're booking a home, not a room), but Vacation has extra offers - from last minute deals to cancellation specials to unique freebies - for you to peruse. Just in time for the holidays. Check out the top 5 Maui lodging deals of the moment. Book now while they last!

Lahaina, $79 a night

Kihei, $80 a night (taxes included)

Kihei, $95 a night

Kaanapali, 50% off

Kapalua, 20% off whale watching season

Check out our Maui vacation guides:

Thanksgiving in Texas

Thanksgiving in Texas
Nov 16, 2012

Spend Thanksgiving in Texas, and spend very little money. But why a Texas Thanksgiving, you ask? Because the weather’s surprisingly balmy this time of the year, the deals and the vacation rentals are big enough for your group, and, well, it’s a fun state to visit! From the quirky culture of Austin to the spectacular fun of Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and Galveston (the water park now has a holiday theme and indoor rides), there’s lots for you to do in Texas over Thanksgiving.

These deals are (as of right now) available from Thanksgiving on November 22nd through the weekend on November 25th:

Terlingua (Big Bend area), $49 a night

South Padre Island, $50 a night

South Padre Island, $400 a week

South Padre Island, $63 a night

South Padre Island, $90 a night

Galveston, $125 a night

New Braunfels, $150 a night plus a free night

New Braunfels, $160 a night

New Braunfels, $160 a night

Rockport, $195 a night

See if these deals, all available for Thanksgiving, are worth giving thanks for with a last-minute booking…

Want to do Thanksgiving in Texas, but not enthused about these deals? Browse more Texas Thanksgiving deals by clicking here.

10 New Jersey Beach Houses That Survived Hurricane Sandy

new jersey rental hurricane sandy
Nov 15, 2012

Were you displaced due to Hurricane Sandy? Do you want to get away to the beach for the holidays, or plan your summer vacation ahead of time? Whatever the case, we've got 10 great New Jersey beach rentals that were lucky enough to survive Hurricane Sandy! Whether you're in need of shelter, or just want a vacation, we've got some great accomodation ideas for you. Travelers who book Northeast vacation rentals are not only guaranteed a solid getaway, but are helping beach towns recover from the superstorm.

Wildwood Crest, $900 a month (Sandy victims)

Ocean City, $500 a week

Brigantine, from $100 a night

Wildwood Crest, $650 a week

Sea Isle City, $695 a week

Ocean City, from $795 a week (plus a free book set)

Cape May, from $900 a week

Ocean City, from $1,250 a week (owner will donate to Sandy victims)

Ocean City, from $1,500 a week

Ocean City, from $1,750 a week

10 Last Minute Thanksgiving Deals

Last Minute Thanksgiving Deals
Nov 13, 2012

Are you a procrastinator? Well, that’s probably a good thing. Because, boy do we have some last minute Thanksgiving deals for you! Sometimes, the best deals really do come to those who wait. Vacation is filled with sizable vacation homes that are ready for you and your family this Thanksgiving, but we realize that’s a lot to take in. So, we tracked down 10 of our favorite last minute Thanksgiving deals.

Read ‘em and book!

South Padre Island, $50 a night

St Augustine Beach, FL, $450 a week

Lincoln City, OR, $80 a night plus a free night

Disney, Orlando, $552 a week

Phoenix, $100 a night

Akumal, Yucatan, Mexico, $115 a night plus a free night

San Francisco, $130 a night

Las Vegas, $143 a night

Lake of the Ozarks, $200 a night

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, $1,285 a week

Deal of the Day: Tuscany Farmhouse

Nov 13, 2012

  • About the Rental - This farmhouse on the Tuscany countryside is gushing with rustic romance - sweeping mountain views, elegant furniture, gorgeous gardens, and, well... it's in Italy (specifically Cortona). If you're up for a last minute trip to Europe, then book one of the apartments at this meandering, 12-bedroom farmhouse. Each apartment is suitable for up to 6 people, as well as pets.
  • What to Do - During your stay, visit the Museo Diocesano (an art museum), hang out at the Piazza Garibaldi, or just soak up the stunning scenery day in and day out. 
  • The Deal - For €756 a week, you can stay at the Apartament La Loggia any time from November 16th to December 21st, 2012