In Business Since 2001 We accept Paypal
Home for Writers for Publishers Article Directory Article Search
Guides
Article Marketing Secrets
20-Min Article Writing
Author Resource Box
35 Traffic Strategies
Kindle Uploads 101
Fantastic Fiction Decoded


Click Here to
see on Amazon


Site Navigation
Home

Writing Services
+ FAQ

FAQ

+ About Us
+ Blogs
Search Tools
+ Search Our Articles
Article Directory
+ Authors
+ Articles
Other Sites We Own
Writing Puzzle

Professional Book Marketing

Platt Publishing

Marketing Help


 
Article Teaser: Discover the secret of vacation rentals from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to the Caribbean and every travel hot spot in between. These vacation homes, condos, villas and cabins are spread across most of the world.

Keep reading below...

Need A Vacation After Your Vacation? Book A Vacation Rental Next Time

Copyright (c) 2009-2017

Discover the secret of vacation rentals from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to the Caribbean and every travel hot spot in between. These vacation homes, condos, villas and cabins are spread across most of the world. Now, just for a minute imagine all the 'comforts of home' for your family vacation in the perfect location: on your favorite river, near Disneyland, close to the ski slopes in Lake Tahoe, or on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii. The comforts, perks and amenities are many, but the location and cost, yes the savings these vacation rentals offer for a week-long family getaway may surprise you, in a good way!

More space to relax - A 400 square foot hotel room vs. a 2,500 square foot home... any more questions? That extra space equals more relaxation while traveling with family and friends. A vacation rental is a wonderful alternative to a hotel room. On a family vacation, everyone just needs their space. The kids need to play, mom and dad need to wind down and relax, and your guests certainly need their own room (not a creaky, uncomfortable rollaway bed right in the middle of everything). Not even a fancy end suite in a hotel can provide the space you'll find in a vacation rental - not to mention the $3000 per night you'll spend for that end suite. The kitchens alone in most vacation rentals, beach homes, ski chalets and condos are larger than even a 5-star hotel room.

More bang for the buck - Booking that perfect vacation rental for a few nights, a week or perhaps a month will be so much cheaper than even a mid-grade hotel room. Hotels make a large portion of their money from the restaurants on the premises. How much was your last room service bill? I recall spending $85 for a continental breakfast for two in Hawaii...yep, that's right, 85 bucks for coffee, juice and a couple of danishes! Private vacation rentals come with fully equipped kitchens ready for home cooked meals on the cheap. Or, how about a drive to the local restaurant everyone has been talking to you about for a night out - one or two nights out instead of every night? The versatility that comes built in with these homes for family vacations is often overlooked by travelers. Rental owners don't have the cost and expenses associated with property tax, large loan payments, restaurants, upkeep and advertising; therefore the savings is passed along to the renter. In terms of size, comfort, luxury, amenities and location, your bucks go a lot further when spent on a vacation rental.

Peace and quiet - It's 7:30am...knock, knock, knock "Housekeeping, housekeeping!" followed by the key in the door. Does this sound familiar? Most hotels rooms are surrounded by other rooms with other people. While sleep is important on vacation, no hotel I've ever stayed in has a curfew. "Bang, boom, thump," sound familiar? We all know the irritation of noisy neighbors in the room next door or up above yours. A vacation home is as quiet as you make it or as loud as you want it to be. It's your choice. Vacation homes come with space around them and insulation to buffer you from the outside world when it's your time to rest and relax.

Kitchen - Most vacation rentals include kitchens the size of a normal hotel room. Three meals per day adds up to major bucks but entertaining guests and occasional family breakfasts, lunches and dinners around the fire may allow for an extended stay on your next holiday. Most kitchens provide cookware, dishes and utensils, just the way you like it. Your own kitchen. Your own microwave. Your own stove. A full-sized refrigerator. These are some of the most popular features of vacation rentals, because they simply offer you complete control over your meals during your trip. Breakfast in bed is still a real possibility followed by a picnic lunch on the beach, and then you could still head out to a local restaurant for dinner. The flexibility built in to this type of accommodation adds convenience, lowers the cost, and provides the good old "comforts of home" feeling. Those breakfasts and lunches eaten at "home?"...they just allowed you to spend one more day at Disney World, Sea World, on the slopes, touring Lake Tahoe on snowmobiles, or snorkeling with the sea turtles.

Have it your way - No more planning around the hotel shuttle, no more spending premium rates for taxi rides (or the tips)...you can make your own schedule in a vacation rental. Need some ice, board games, movies, books, a hot tub, pool, WIFI or how about a backyard? You are in luck. Booking a vacation home is your choice and so are the cool amenities that come with it at no extra charge.

Vacation rental hot spots - Did you know that most all top destinations offer vacation rentals in addition to hotels? Here are some of the well known getaway destinations that offer beach homes, cabins, houses, condos, chalets, villas and cottages:

Cape Coral, Myrtle Beach, Indian Shores, Orlando, Destin, Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Telluride, Steamboat, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, Big Bear Lake, Table Rock, Shawnigan Lake, Davenport, Hilton Head, Fripp Island, Scottsdale, Cancun, Palm Desert, San Diego, Las Vegas, Oregon, the Virgin Islands...just about any destination you can think of, you will find a vacation rental, not just hotels.

How about that cute little cabin along the river where the kids can play in the swimming hole throughout the afternoon or that ski home next to Northstar in Lake Tahoe? A nice bungalow in the Caribbean can have its advantages. Don't get me wrong, hotels do have their place, but for family travel, take advantage of some of the great deals on your next beach home down in the Gulf Shores or wherever it is you like to vacation.

WARNING: Only Book Verified Vacation Rentals - Finding a verified vacation rental means that what you see is what you get, guaranteed, without you doing the legwork beforehand, or worse, arriving at your destination only to find the property is not what you signed up for (and spent your money on). Most websites that display vacation rentals do not verify the listings. This means that you must do a little homework before plunking down several hundred dollars for your accommodations. One site that verifies all their vacation rentals is http://www.reserevemyhome.com/

There are two really good ways to determine if the vacation rental your family has selected is genuine:

First, only search vacation rental websites that verify all rentals posted on the site. These advertising sites should have strict guidelines and owner-provided documentation that is required before the listing is made available to travelers. (Be very careful with sites that provide "renter reviews." Inquire who reviewed and posted this information. As a general rule, take an average of the best and the worst reviews and draw your own conclusion right down the middle.

Second, book your vacation rental through a reputable, local property management company. You might pay a few extra bucks, but surprises are never good while traveling in groups. Remember to use the new adage "know BEFORE you go."

So don't spend that next vacation in a box, a tent, or all crammed into one tiny space. Book that perfect vacation rental, save some money, and say goodbye to needing a vacation after your vacation. Enjoy the comfort, space, quiet, and flexibility of having the choice in a vacation rental. A little time put aside to plan your trip will only add to the experience of your next getaway. By the way, vacation rentals around the world have "no vacancy" signs as well.

There really is no limit to the size, variety or price of vacation rentals available for your next family vacation.




About The Author: Shop Amazon - Top Gift Ideas
Scott Norris is the founder of http://www.reservemyhome.com/ When planning your next family trip or for more information including travel guides, deals, fast easy booking for all types of rental accommodations check out http://www.reservemyhome.com/ for verified vacation rentals from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to the Caribbean and everywhere in between.

Follow "The Phantom Writers" on Twitter (@phantomwriters)
to be notified when new articles are made available.


VOTE ON THIS ARTICLE
Needs Work >> 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 << Excellent Article

Tell our authors what you think about their article.



Top-Level Category: Travel and Leisure Articles || Related Categories: Family Articles and Shopping Articles

10 Most Recent Articles Written by Scott Norris

Vacation Rental Advertising - The Good, The Bad and the Outright Scams
Written by: Scott Norris | Distributed: 2009-12-22 | Word Count: 553 | Page Views: 2468 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 4.67
Advertising vacation rentals across the nation has changed to the property owner's advantage. Five years ago, property owners depended on their local newspaper to advertise their vacation rentals. Compare that to today's global reach and on-demand access to rental listings on the World Wide Web. Travelers from around the world now have the ability to view listings on thousands of advertising sites with relative ease. There are risks, though: RENTER BEWARE!

All of Author's Articles on this site:

Most Recent "Travel And Leisure" Articles

The Top 10 Cities Chosen by Italian Tourists for the Autumn Bank Holiday
Written by: Ilaria Aglietti | Distributed: 2011-12-12 | Word Count: 312 | Page Views: 569
A study carried out by Italian travel comparison engine VoliLowCost.it reveals that London was the Italians’ favourite destination for the Halloween weekend.

South Texas Quickens with Wildlife
Written by: Jeff Parker | Distributed: 2011-09-14 | Word Count: 706 | Page Views: 2280 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 0.00
While many of the world's other destinations lose species, the Brush Country's heart beats a steady rhythm. Nature here still thrives along the full spectrum of the food chain and today more wildlife roams per acre in the Brush Country than anywhere else in the United States. In fact, South Texas' rich biodiversity has made it one of North America's liveliest places for nature-lovers and wildlife photographers to visit.

Honduras Delivers Wildlife Wow!
Written by: Jeff Parker | Distributed: 2011-09-13 | Word Count: 502 | Page Views: 569
Adventure to Honduras' north central coast and discover for yourself the untamed beauty and incredible wildlife that await you and your lens. Here, its friendly Carribean people aren't jaded from a constant onslaught of tourists and you can still blaze your own trails, yet enough of a path has been cleared so that you can comfortably enjoy the thrill of the jungles, seashores, and mangrove estuaries of this often-overlooked Central American jewel.

Las Vegas – One City, Many Destinations
Written by: George Cuthbert | Distributed: 2011-07-26 | Word Count: 816 | Page Views: 3101 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 4.19
Many of the fabulous Las Vegas hotels are themed to represent top attractions and places in other countries. Why go on a round-the-world tour when you can experience everything from the bright lights of Vegas?

5 Reasons Why Las Vegas Visitors Should Take a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Written by: Keith Kravitz | Distributed: 2010-11-04 | Word Count: 606 | Page Views: 2672 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 5.00
Helicopters can take you from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in just 45 minutes, making these air tours the perfect day trip. The West Rim is the only place where you can fly to the bottom and land. It's also home to the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Need more reasons to go? Read on...

South Rim or West Rim? How to Pick a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Written by: Keith Kravitz | Distributed: 2010-11-02 | Word Count: 632 | Page Views: 2656 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 5.00
If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, especially from Las Vegas, you will need to choose which rim to visit. This article gives you the tools to pick the rim that's right for you.

Bunratty Castle in Ireland
Written by: Patricia G. McKinney-Lins | Distributed: 2010-11-02 | Word Count: 744 | Page Views: 2693 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 5.00
Bunratty Castle is conveniently located near Shannon Airport in Ireland. You will want to stop for a tour on your way in or out of the country. Enjoy a medieval banquet with food, drink and song and be transported back to the 1500s!

Things to Do With Your Kids in Toronto
Written by: Ryan Hogan | Distributed: 2010-07-30 | Word Count: 1342 | Page Views: 3398 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 3.00
There are a couple of things to keep in mind about Toronto. One is the weather. While Toronto has a pretty mild climate for a Canadian city, and it does experience four distinct seasons, its winters can be a bit harsh. You can expect snowfall from November through mid-April. Second, Toronto is expensive. It's often rated as the most expensive city in Canada in which to live. So while there's plenty for your family to do in Toronto, you'll need to pay attention to the weather and to your budget.

The 10 Best Places in America to See a Play or Musical
Written by: Kelly McCartney | Distributed: 2010-07-27 | Word Count: 531 | Page Views: 2695 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 1.00
Beginning with Radio City Music Hall, Kelly documents ten favorite vacation spots that allow you to take in a play or musical...

Changing Patterns Of Travel For Affluent Parents With Children
Written by: Shelley Cheny | Distributed: 2010-07-27 | Word Count: 544 | Page Views: 2735
One of the increasing trends we are seeing in today's travel scene is the changes in spending patterns in parents with young children. This article presents the case for increased catering for children in luxury resorts and five and six star accommodation.

Most Viewed "Travel And Leisure" Articles

Great Things To Do In Las Vegas Besides Gambling
Written by: Jason OConnor | Distributed: 2007-04-24 | Word Count: 981 | Page Views: 22869 | Votes: 66 | Rating: 2.68
If you want to visit Las Vegas but you are not really into the gambling scene, that isn't a problem. There are many things that the non-gambler can do in Las Vegas. Of course, the big shows are always available. Some of the most popular shows in Las Vegas are Cirque Du Soleil, Elton John and Celine Dion and of course, the fantastic magic of David Copperfield and Lance Burton. But Las Vegas has so much more to offer and there is something for everyone.

RV Showcases Alberta Movie Making
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-23 | Word Count: 1549 | Page Views: 8049 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 3.13
RV rentals and Canadian road trips are rolling as the movie RV (the top comedy in North America when it debuted in theatres) showcases the diversity of Alberta's pristine, mountain-and-prairies scenery.

The David Thompson Explorer's Trail: Drive a Famous Expedition
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-03-01 | Word Count: 972 | Page Views: 7626 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 2.09
Family road trips can offer the perfect opportunity for an invigorating and educational vacation – and what better place to do that than in Alberta's own backyard? Steeped in history and beautiful scenery, with hiking, museums, scenic drives and plentiful wildlife all at your fingertips, you can put an Alberta road trip at the top of your list of affordable family vacations.

Riverboat Cruises And Vacations For Families And Couples
Written by: Chuck Saddler | Distributed: 2008-11-18 | Word Count: 800 | Page Views: 6865 | Votes: 6 | Rating: 2.17
The era of steamboats that most people think about is the paddle-wheel steamboats of the Mississippi in the 1800's, but the modern age offers a wide variety of riverboat cruises around the U.S. and around the world.

Ride Into Sunset at Kananaskis Guest Ranch
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-21 | Word Count: 1018 | Page Views: 6794 | Votes: 9 | Rating: 2.33
Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch has changed little since opening in 1923, and guests can still enjoy the pioneering family's tradition of Western hospitality within the rugged splendor of Alberta's pristine mountains, rivers and lakes.

Bear Attacks - Guidelines For Those Of You Hiking Or Camping In Our Wilderness
Written by: Jane Baker | Distributed: 2009-01-21 | Word Count: 1166 | Page Views: 6157 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 1.62
This is about a remote area in west central British Columbia, Canada called the West Chilcotin. Since we have a high density of both black and grizzly bear, this series of articles is intended to help give you an idea of what you are dealing with when vacationing in our area.

Iceland: Tectonic Plate Diving
Written by: Alex J Smith | Distributed: 2007-10-19 | Word Count: 763 | Page Views: 5517 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 3.14
Iceland is Europe's westernmost country, and occupies a strategic location in the North Atlantic, straddling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, on the edge of the Arctic Circle. One of the coldest countries in the world, it is also one of the world's most volcanically active hotspots. Iceland is known today for its mix of glaciers, bubbly hot springs, rugged fjords and fiery volcanoes.

Untouched Wilderness, Crowd-free Fishing: Central Alberta
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-03-08 | Word Count: 1371 | Page Views: 5399 | Votes: 9 | Rating: 2.67
Whether you're a novice angler or an expert fisherman seeking to fly fish or explore lakes, the waters of Central Alberta offer opportunities that are among the world's finest. Alberta's spectacular waterways, from gurgling rivers to placid lakes, provide experiences suited to anglers of every skill level.

The Magnificent Seven (Days in the Saddle)
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-03-02 | Word Count: 1319 | Page Views: 5118 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 1.57
Once you have an idea where you want to go on your week-long pack trip adventure, it's just a matter of deciding when and how. Here are some of your options when planning a trek into the far alpine reaches of the Rocky Mountains.

The Bahamas: Discover an Island Paradise
Written by: Clinton Douglas IV | Distributed: 2006-08-24 | Word Count: 350 | Page Views: 4952 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 1.87
With more than 500 miles of the world's clearest, turquoise water, this 100,000 mile stretch of 700 petite islands in the Atlantic Ocean is one of the most scenic and secluded vacation spots around. It's uninhabited, pristine beaches are ideal grounds for scuba and deep-sea diving, world-class sport fishing, kayaking and snorkeling by day and extravagant island dining and dancing by night.

Highest Ranked "Travel And Leisure" Articles

Much To Do with Nothing
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-14 | Word Count: 660 | Page Views: 2206 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 4.20
It almost goes without saying that hiking in the Rocky Mountains is a free activity. The same is true of mountain biking, provided you bring your wheels with you.

Las Vegas – One City, Many Destinations
Written by: George Cuthbert | Distributed: 2011-07-26 | Word Count: 816 | Page Views: 3101 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 4.19
Many of the fabulous Las Vegas hotels are themed to represent top attractions and places in other countries. Why go on a round-the-world tour when you can experience everything from the bright lights of Vegas?

Recession Travel Opportunities: Part One - Getting There By Car
Written by: Anson Werner | Distributed: 2008-11-20 | Word Count: 1510 | Page Views: 2334 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 3.71
During this current recession, many people are postponing and canceling vacations, for fear of the future economic conditions. But many of us still need some time away from home - a break from the everyday. There is so much information that I need to share with you on this topic, so this article is being presented in two parts: "getting there by car" and "airplane travel". This is part one.

Songs Drive Alberta's 'Brokeback' Landscape
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-26 | Word Count: 1407 | Page Views: 2430 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 3.63
Movies are changing the way we travel, inspiring tours that revisit the landscapes we see in films. Some movies seem to grab us by the lapels and shove us toward a new world. We want to relive aspects of the movie, but we want to experience the real-world ambience of where the movie happened, beyond what was revealed on screen.

Waterton: Haven't Been There. Ain't Done That
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-03-09 | Word Count: 513 | Page Views: 2487 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 3.63
The best way to absorb Waterton's many landscapes and spy its wild inhabitants is to trek the Carthew-Alderson Trail.

Try This Cost-Free Way To Roam The Globe And Write About It
Written by: Charles Jacobs | Distributed: 2009-07-21 | Word Count: 1159 | Page Views: 2697 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 3.63
Enjoy exploring the world, and discover the satisfaction of sharing your unique experiences with others. With a little discipline and some research, plus an inquiring mind, you can craft and even sell travel articles.

Experience Banff This Year
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-01-09 | Word Count: 494 | Page Views: 2551 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 3.43
Banff truly has it all, from soaring craggy peaks to thick pine forests, and from ultra-refined spas and shopping to extreme mountain adventures. There is something for every travel palate in Banff. Discover the jewel of the Canada's Rocky Mountains.

Marriage to a Tee
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-13 | Word Count: 826 | Page Views: 2344 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 3.43
A day after being married high on a bluff overlooking one of Alberta golf's great treasures, my wife made a confession. She really hadn't heard my personalized vows during the ceremony, the one's I'd sweated over and wanted to be just right. Instead, while I spoke she gazed over my left shoulder down along the Kananaskis Country Golf Course and watched a carefree Bull Moose splash along the river.

Luxury Travel In The Philippines
Written by: Alex J Smith | Distributed: 2007-10-22 | Word Count: 490 | Page Views: 3864 | Votes: 10 | Rating: 3.40
There are 7,000 plus islands in the Philippines. Travel in the archipelago is considered to be both unique and challenging. Philippine vacation travel includes visit in so many beaches, unspoiled sceneries and hotel hopping. For picky travelers, a luxury travel in the Philippines may mean total exposure to the country's beauty and natural resources.

Health Spas Massage the New Manly Pursuit
Written by: Travel Alberta | Distributed: 2007-02-06 | Word Count: 781 | Page Views: 4578 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 3.38
What happened? How did macho Wild West guys and international visitors go ga-ga for Alberta health spas? What makes Alberta spas for men different than other places is the geographical context:












Download an eBook today
 
Directory Navigation
Locate By Author

Locate By Category:
ALL Categories
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Entertainment
Automotive
Business - Offline
Business - Online
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Finance
Food & Drink
Health & Wellness
Home & Garden
Humor
Internet
Nature & Pets
Real Estate
Religion
Self Improvement
Shopping
Society
Sports & Recreation
Technology
Travel & Leisure
Uncategorized
World Events
Writing & Speaking

Change Number of Results:
50 - 100 - 200 - 500
Article Reprint Rights
Creative Commons License

This work is
licensed under a
Creative Commons
License


You are not required to show the creative commons license notice when you reprint this work.
Article Publishing Tools
Print Article
Email-to-Blog
HTML Source Code
Text Newsletter Format
Link Back HTML

Blog Publishing Tools

Internal ID: #7147
Article Statistics
Word Count: 1306

Total Views: 2670

Article Rating: 1.00 of 5
Votes Cast: 3

More Articles By Author:




Article Title Search:

Widow Search
Right Blinker
Google
Yahoo!
Zuula
Bing
Cuil

Last Distribution Date:
2009-12-16 10:30:00






All Articles are Copyright © 2001-2017 of the Defined Authors.

All other material and images on this site are:
Copyright © 2001-2017, ThePhantomWriters.com