Renting a Vacation Home

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A couple of weeks ago you might remember that we drove out to Palm Springs with three other couples and our three kids combined.  Our first pilgrimage to the desert was four years ago when one of our friends found a great deal on HomeAway and, childless, we all packed our bags a couple of weeks later.  Last year we found our house in St. Thomas the same way and enjoyed a week in the caribbean in a pretty sweet abode (albeit without air condition– read the fine print, people.)  This was this year’s house.  (You should also check out this vantage point!  The annual crazy group photo is also an annual tradition.)  The perks of renting a home instead of staying in a hotel?  You have a kitchen to make meals in which can save a lot of money.  Plus, there’s common areas surrounding all of the bedrooms which is a lot more conducive to spending time with friends.  And of course, if you book the right place, you’ve got a pool all to yourself any time you want it. Not sold yet? Maybe one of these places will do the trick!

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1. 5 br/5ba in Austin, TX ($1200/night)

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2. 4 bd/4ba villa in Greece ($250/night)

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3. 4bd/ba house in Martha’s Vineyard for $3500/week

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4. 2 bd flat in London, UK for $275/night

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5. 3bd/2ba BOAT in Maui for $400/night

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6. 4bd/4ba house in Morocco for $275/night

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7. 5bd/5ba villa in Tuscany for $400/night

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8. 3bd/3ba in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico for $525/night

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9. 3bd/3ba villa in Phuket, Thailand for $300/night

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10. 4bd/3ba house in Mallorca, Spain for $335/night

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  1. Jen…never thought of renting a home on vacay…again thanks for the great ideas…love your blog!!!!

  2. WOW! Thank you for these great links for rentals! We rent every summer and would I love to go to Tuscany! AMAZING!!! I’m saving this post for future reference! The house we rented this year in Maine didn’t have central air and being from Miami we thought we were going to die but it was so pleasant at night! Thank you Lord! XO