Vacation rentals are growing in popularity each year. They are a fun and cost effective way for many individuals and families to vacation each year. Timeshares are one of the more popular vacation rental options with private home rentals leading the way. The reasons they are so popular are cost savings, more space, no taxes, no tips or service charges that are associated with all hotel rooms.
Vacation rentals include private homes, timeshares, condos, and apartments. The vast majority of vacation rentals have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for hanging out and some offer the ability to stay in a neighborhood with locals. Vacation rental properties are usually privately owned vacation properties with the facilities like TVs, DVD players, stereo systems, and swimming pool.
Timeshare rentals often enjoy the advantages of brand recognition, familiar reservation processes, and on-site staff for problem resolution. Perceived cons of private vacation rentals can include being unfamiliar with the property, lack of on-site staff, and concerns about quality or cleanliness. All of these are mitigated by renting a timeshare or dealing directly with the villa or vacation rental owner. Timeshares are professional managed by management companies so that provides an extra layer of security for guests. Timeshare vacation rentals can often times cost 30% – 70% less than a comparable hotel room.
Exciting vacation rentals in Florida include popular destinations like Orlando (Orlando Rentals), Miami (See Miami vacation rentals), and Palm Beach (Vacation Rentals in Palm Beach). Vacationers seeking a beach vacation with exciting nightlife should head out to Fort Lauderdale (vacation rentals Fort Lauderdale). People looking for a more quiet and laid back vacation should check out Marco Island (vacation rentals in Marco Island) for some beautiful resorts like the Marriott Vacation Club in Marco Island.
Travelers headed to sunny California will find vacation rentals in California. For vacationers seeking a golf and spa vacation will more than likely find themselves headed to Palm Desert (Vacation Rentals Palm Desert). Those looking for boating and fishing will head to Lake Tahoe (Vacation Rentals Lake Tahoe). If you are looking for a more urban experience San Francisco is the right ticket (Vacation Rentals San Francisco). Those families looking for a beach vacation have a choice of vacation rentals in San Diego and vacation rentals in Laguna Beach.
The vacation rental business continues to grow as most people seem to think that the benefits outweigh the negatives. Vacation rentals offer more space (more bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living areas with more room for a family), more amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, private Jacuzzi tubs, convenient locations (on the beach, ski-in/ski-out, city centers in real neighborhoods) and greater privacy than a hotel. As of 2010, vacation rental business has grown to $85 Billion (according to Homeaway financial filings)
South Carolina continues to be one of the more popular vacation spots each year (vacation rentals South Carolina). Those looking for a great family vacation and a great beach will head to Myrtle Beach (Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach). For a more upscale golf and spa vacation you’ll want to go to Hilton Head (vacation rentals in Hilton Head). Other popular destinations in South Carolina are Garden City (Vacation Rentals Garden City), Edisto Beach (Vacation Rentals Edisto Beach), and Surfside (Vacation Rentals Surfside).
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Known for its mild climate and gorgeous beaches, Hawaii is a major vacation destination each year. Each island in Hawaii has its own distinctive flavor. Kauai (Kauai vacation rentals) is lush and known for its more rural and organic Hawaii feel. Maui (Maui Vacation Rentals) is the “in-between” island known for its natural beauty as well as bustling commerce (restaurants, tours, etc). Oahu (Oahu/Honolulu vacation rentals) is the most visited island of the Hawaiian islands as seen by its more crowded beaches and tourist attractions like Diamond Head. The least visited island but largest in size is Kailua-Kona (Kailua-Kona Vacation Rentals).
Vacation Rental Stats:
- Vacation Rental properties: 25 million private vacation properties worldwide
- Vacation Rental Total Revenue: $85b in vacation rental expenditures in 2010
- Vacation Rental Revenue per listing: Average revenue per listing from $266 in 2008 to $318 in 2010 (source: homeaway)
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