I'm staying at a vacation rental property that is not clean. What is an appropriate amount to ask for compensation? [more inside]
I'm looking for a secluded beachfront cabin to rent for 2-3 nights in the southeastern US (ideally the Carolinas, but Virginia, Georgia, and even Northern Florida would be a possibility). Essentials are: 1) on a sandy beach with swimmable water, and 2) as secluded from other people as possible. Budget would be less than $300/night. [more inside]
My parents are embracing retirement and planning to escape Minnesota for January and February. They're not too picky about where they stay, as long as it's on the beach and the weather is warm. Complication: they're bringing the cat. [more inside]
My husband and I would like to do a 4 or 5 day trip up to the (Northern California) mountains in the next couple months for some relaxing and playing in snow which neither of us have seen a few years. Access to skiing not needed or desired. We're looking for recommendations of towns or even of specific AirBNB/VRBO listings that we can use to have some Winter this year. [more inside]
I want to rent a small cabin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a couple of nights (June 27-29). I'm having trouble finding the things I want. [more inside]
8-10 people want to rent a beach house in New Jersey for a weekend (ideally Asbury Park), hopefully for $50/person per night. Everything we've seen wants a week-long commitment. Is our New Jersey beach weekend feasible? [more inside]
We're in Toronto. Our friends are in Chicago. We'd like to meet up roughly halfway between our cities over the Christmas break (i.e. in Michigan or Ontario), and rent a house or cottage somewhere quiet with some natural scenery. Any recommendations? [more inside]
In Paris, we are looking for a recommendation for a 6 day apartment rental by owner or a hotel in the 6th arrondissement. We would like to pay a maximum of $200 Canadian per night. Though we are looking at the 6th, If you have a place to recommend in the 5th arrondissement, we would also be interested. if you can add a few details about the place,that would be appreciated.
We will be in San Diego from Saturday July 20 through Thursday July 25. We booked some accomodation last month, but it seems to have fallen through, and now we need to book a new place at the last minute. [more inside]
We'll be traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon this Christmas and we're looking for a self-catering vacation rental either in Stratford proper or within an hour's drive. I'm familiar with VRBO and AirBnB, but what I'm not familiar with is the great Stratford-upon-Avon area. What are the towns/cities that we should consider? Also, if you have any suggestions for specific properties, we'd love to hear them. It would be ideal to find something with "traditional" English charm, but also with the 21st century "necessities" like WiFi.
Looking for guidance and recommendations on renting a house for one week in Rhode Island this coming June. I'm looking to be somewhat near Bristol, RI (but can be as much as 30 miles away), near a beach, biking trails and a cute town with a few nice restaurants and attractions. Would love your recommendations on what town to look for a rental, as well as rental agencies/websites to go to to find properties and information on how one goes about doing it - should I contact the owner, how do I get a guarantee that this person/place is legitimate, and that my deposit is guaranteed. Also, can you give me the ins and outs of renting a home for a week vacation? Tips on how to go about doing it, what to watch out for, as well as how to make the best of a one week's rental or things to do in a Rhode Island seaside town would be fun. Thanks!
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
Renting an apartment for three weeks in Buenos Aires, five+ months from now. When should we start looking? [more inside]
Please help find a beach rental in San Diego for 3 families with toddlers? [more inside]
I'm looking to rent a house or cabin on New Year's Eve and the night before for 15-20 people. It needs to be within 4 hours of Chicago, and ideally within 4 hours of Iowa City as well, though the Iowa people can probably stop over in Chicago if the place is worth the longer trip. I've found places online, but thought I'd query the hive mind to see if anyone knows of somewhere super awesome I haven't found. [more inside]
How can I find a vacation rental for people who are under 25? [more inside]
We are looking for an inexpensive getaway for 2 couples within a few hours' drive of Seattle. We want to sit around, read, play board games, drink, etc -- and we're trying to find a good place to do it. [more inside]
I rented a lake house vacation home for my family this summer, and found out a few weeks ago that the owner of the house has died. What should I expect to happen? Details below. [more inside]
First time renting a car for a vacation, qualifiers are: currently no credit card, and pretty bad credit rating [more inside]
Looking for a short-term flat rental in London. One month, probably. Has anyone had a good experience with a particular vacation rental company or have any other advice? [more inside]
I want to rent a house in Provincetown next summer. [more inside]
My wife and I will be traveling to Barcelona at the end of this month for our belated honeymoon. We'll be in Barcelona for just under two weeks and we're looking for a good place to stay. [more inside]
Looking for an alternate beach house rental in late August. [more inside]
Traveling from the US to the UK - I'll be spending the month of May in London on a working holiday, and I'm in the process of looking for a flat, but I'm flailing a bit and could use some advice. [more inside]
Going to New Hampshire over Christmas. Ideas for places to stay and a FWD car rental question. [more inside]
My mom is coming to visit and I'm looking to rent a furnished apartment for a week around downtown Vancouver. My budget is approximately $600. If that figure doesn't work, what's a more realistic budget? More importantly, where can I find short-term rentals besides craigslist?
My boyfriend and I just booked a flight to Honolulu for the first week of May and now we need to find accommodations. We're hoping to find a week-long rental somewhere within the city to use as a home base, spend most of our time at the beach and/or exploring nearby tourist-y sites via public transit, and maybe rent a car for just a couple days. [more inside]
At least 9 of my closest friends & I are planning a vacation to Florida in early 2010. We were thinking of renting a vacation house for at least a week. Have you ever dealt with Vacation rental companies? Good Experiences, Bad? Any recommendations on who to deal with in the Orlando area? [more inside]
We've decided to take a vacation this summer with another family. We've been looking at Lake George and the Acadia area, but it's hard to find something for 10 people. Does anyone have recommendation for a vacation spot that isn't as popular, maybe a "best kept secret" kind of place? We're looking for a place on the water (coastal or inland), with places to hike, maybe a funky little town nearby. We're in Central Mass and willing to travel 6 hours in any direction.
RentalFilter: Three couples looking for a house to rent in Santa Fe, NM, late July or early August, 2008. Preferably away from the plaza would be better. Two of us stayed at 10,000 Waves a few years ago and loved it, but that's too pricey for 6 people. Any recommendations beyond vrbo.com?
$100k USD to spend on a "vacation home". Ideally, great activities nearby (skiing, beaching, etc) on a lake or mountains. North America or Europe. Where should we buy? [more inside]
Please help us find a reliable source for vacation apartment rentals in Rome. [more inside]
How do I rent an apartment in Paris for three months? [more inside]
My wife and I are going to vacation with another couple this summer and are looking for places in central to eastern Oregon. Where should we stay? [more inside]
Christmas Vacation Rentals: I need an island. Or, maybe a peninsula. Or fine, just some peace and quiet. [more inside]
Does anyone have any secrets for finding vacation rentals? My family and I are trying to plan a trip to Va Beach or Nags Head, for the first week in June... I can search google and find all the rental sites, but I'd really like perhaps a site that might do searches for both locations and return the results on one page... or insider information, hopefully from people that live in that area, or do it frequently.