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Thanksgiving vacation rentals in New England
September 22, 2010 9:52 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a vacation rental house in New England for Thanksgiving week. Can you tell me the best listing sites for such rentals, or give direct suggestions for rentals you've used that fit my criteria?

My family is spending Thanksgiving in New England. We're looking for a vacation rental with at least three bedrooms and a sleeper sofa, and which is no more than one hour from Cambridge, MA (my sister and brother-in-law live there, and may be working during the first part of the week, so we want to make sure we're within easy driving distance). We are not particular about which direction from Cambridge, so it could be in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island. Our budget is about $1500 for the week.

Where should I look to find such a place? Can you point me to any good rentals or listing sites?
posted by ocherdraco to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total)
 
We've had great luck with VRBO.com and Homeaway.com in various areas of the country (although we've never looked in New England). The search functionality is pretty good.
posted by kimdog at 10:17 AM on September 22, 2010


Seconding VRBO. We've found our last five or so summer vacation rentals there, and it's always worked out well.
posted by dfan at 10:30 AM on September 22, 2010


Both of the above are excellent--there is also CyberRentals but I believe their listing is almost identical to Home Away. HomeAway and Cyberrentals have a much better filtering filtering system than VRBO.
posted by rmhsinc at 11:05 AM on September 22, 2010


Thanks, everyone. I've started looking at VRBO, and will check out Home Away, too.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:05 PM on September 22, 2010


If you're looking to be an hour from Cambridge, Connecticut shouldn't be in your search zone. You probably want to stick to southern New Hampshire or eastern Massachusetts.
posted by maryr at 1:40 PM on September 22, 2010


An hour from Cambridge really isn't far. It'll barely get you to the Cape or to Newport, both places that have an abundance of summer-time rentals that would probably love to offer a place during the off season.
posted by Runes at 7:22 PM on September 22, 2010


We've decided to limit our search to Cape Ann. Thanks everyone!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:51 AM on September 23, 2010


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