Websites and companies that offer cheap weekly vacation rentals in LA area
January 29, 2008 7:51 PM   Subscribe

What are some good sites or companies to find cheap LA weekly vacation rentals?

I'm looking to vacation in the LA area in April for 9 days and 8 nights. I'd be much more comfortable in an apt or small house than I would be in a hotel room. I first started looking at hotels, but even the cheapest hotels in decent neighborhoods come out to about $750. I'd like to pay about $500 (w/ all cleaning fees etc included) for a rental. I don't mind paying a refundable deposit.

I've been looking at craigslist, but about 95% of the rentals are for mansions, mini-mansions, and penthouses in the swankiest parts of town. Are there any good websites or companies that anyone knows of that might have some rentals in my price range that are in decent neighborhoods, but not a bel air mansion? Also, do you guys know of any companies that are willing to negotiate the price?
posted by dannon205 to Travel & Transportation around Los Angeles, LA (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite has been around forever and usually you end up contacting the property owner through the site (as opposed to some big company). We use it to rent out our house (in Maine) and get lots of traffic. You probably will also have an easy time negotiating on the price, so definitely try to bargain if you find something that looks good but is just above what you want to pay. Especially if it's close to the time you go, you can offer something that's going to be better than nothing to the property owner. As long as you come across as someone who's responsible and not going to trash the place, you might have luck negotiating directly.
posted by tractorfeed at 11:59 PM on January 31, 2008

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