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VRBO Bear Stay property reviews

Read about vacation rentals where VRBO employees have stayed.

At HomeAway and VRBO, we love vacation rentals—and we love to stay in them, too! Since 2003, our employees have been enjoying the amazing properties listed on our site with their families, friends--and the VRBO bear. When they get back from their vacations, they love to tell us all about their stay. Read on to get the inside scoop from employees who share your love of travel.

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# 718265 Canyon Lake, Hill Country, Texas, USA, 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Charming Waterfront House on Canyon Lake - Perfect for Families!

This home is the perfect spot for fun and relaxation while enjoying Canyon Lake.

This home is the perfect spot for fun and relaxation while enjoying Canyon Lake.

08/20/2017 - The VRBO Bear and friends loved their stay at The Cove on Canyon Lake! The property, owned by Patty and Craig, perfectly accommodated the Bear and her 8 friends - everyone had a cozy place to hibernate every night. The kitchen was nicely equipped to handle every meal during their stay and the charcoal grill on the patio was nice to have available. The patio was great for sipping morning coffee while watching birds and butterflies and enjoying the amazing sunsets at the end of the day. It was a short walk down to the lakeshore where the bears had a wonderful time floating in the beautiful water of Canyon Lake. The jetted tub in the master suite was the perfect place to unwind after a fun day of lake activities, and the beds were all very comfy. The hot tub on the lower balcony was also lovely – and the ideal place to enjoy a cold drink and good conversation. The Bear can’t recommend this property enough; it’s the perfect place for families or small groups, and has everything you need to enjoy your time at Canyon Lake. Thank you Patty and Craig for such an amazing weekend at The Cove!

# 360517 San Antonio, South Texas, Texas, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission Trail

Your stay in San Antonio can be cozy, unique and truly charming. Don't miss it!

Your stay in San Antonio can be cozy, unique and truly charming. Don't miss it!

08/13/2017 - This home in San Antonio is pure magic. Every corner of this thoughtfully appointed space is full of eclectic treasures from around the world. The effect is cozy, unique, and utterly charming. Even though we were a convenient 10 minutes to the heart of downtown San Antonio, we felt like we were in another world. My friends and I enjoyed an unforgettable weekend sipping wine under the trees, taking selfies with the friendly chickens who live on the grounds, and looking for shooting stars while enjoying the plunge pool. The kitchen is fit for a master chef, and the beds are soft and comfortable. I would recommend this home for anyone looking to escape for a relaxing weekend or reconnect with family or friends.

# 205012 Terres Basses, St Maarten, St. Martin (St Maarten), Caribbean, 4 BR, 4 BA, VILLA

MILLE FLEURS-Spectacular Ocean Views & Privacy-FORMER DIANA ROSS ESTATE

You'll feel you are truly in paradise at this St. Martin villa.

You'll feel you are truly in paradise at this St. Martin villa.

08/12/2017 - From the moment we walked into this beautiful Villa in St. Martin, we knew it was one-of-a-kind. We enjoyed the perks of staying in a private residence with the benefits of a five-star hotel! Jack, the owner, had impeccable communication before and throughout our stay. We were picked up at the airport providing a worry-free and expedited arrival and our rental car was waiting for us at the villa. Heither, our housekeeper, greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour and came daily to clean the villa. In addition, Shane manages the impeccable grounds with beautiful vegetation – it is very well taken care of. As we explored the villa, no words were spoken as my whole party was in awe of the stunning furnishings and majestic ocean views throughout. This 4-bedroom villa was spacious - perfect for large families or friends traveling together. The master bedroom was separate from the other 3 bedrooms and each bedroom had an en suite bathroom providing even more privacy. The kitchen was fully stocked with all cooking utensils necessary to create lavish meals. We spent our mornings sitting by the pool, taking in the ocean breeze as we sipped our coffee and ate fresh French pastries. We spent our days exploring nearby beaches with pristine water, fish and wildlife – Plum Bay being our favorite! It is a short walk from the villa so it was easy to pack up a cooler of food and drinks and spend hours in the sand on provided beach chairs and umbrellas! At night, we spent quality time together in the pool and lounging in the cabana while listening to music. This was a vacation we will talk about for years to come thanks to Jack and his stunning Mille Fleurs Villa in St. Martin!

# 723070 Galveston, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

Beach/pool front luxury condo - all you need! Rent February for $1350+fees

You will be close to everything at this amazing Galveston property.

You will be close to everything at this amazing Galveston property.

08/07/2017 - The VRBO Bear had a wonderful stay in this Galveston condo in early August! Upon arrival, we were excited by the quality of the rental and the care the owner put into it. The decor was lovely, and fit the ocean side nature. The condo had everything we needed to enjoy our family vacation. We had kitchen supplies for baking and dinner prep and a pack ‘n play for our 18th month old son. The balcony overlooks the pool and has a nice seating area with an ocean view. The grounds of the condo complex were also very nice, with two pools (one for children and one more adult oriented). We didn’t use the onsite gym, but saw that it had the basics to get a good workout in. The location is great, since it’s a very quick walk to the beach and also in walking distance to Walmart and a few dining options. Overall, we all had a great time, and would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place to stay near the beach in Galveston. I hope to return next year for another family beach getaway!

# 104202 Passage Point, Copper Mountain, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

Passage Point 407 Newly remodeled, slope view. Center Village

Hike, bike or relax at this beautiful Copper Mountain condo with stunning views.

Hike, bike or relax at this beautiful Copper Mountain condo with stunning views.

08/06/2017 - I had such a blast on my solo vacation in this amazing condo in Copper Mountain! I am now certain that summer is the best time to be in Colorado - there is so much to do! I loved taking the ski lifts up the mountain and hiking down. The golf course on the mountain was stunning as well, and the people I met while playing were very nice, even to an old bear like myself. The condo itself was chic and cozy, with the wood accents adding a flare that was quite pleasing to the eye. My favorite part of the condo was walking out onto the balcony and just looking out over the village and the mountains. The views are stunning! If I were to sum up my stay in one photo it would be of the village and mountains, because the coziness the photo gives me inside is exactly how I felt the entire trip.

# 99752 Avon, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Perfect for Families! Vail Beaver Creek Mountain Retreat

You won't find a place with more beautiful mountain views than here.

You won't find a place with more beautiful mountain views than here.

07/30/2017 - What a beautiful, well decorated and relaxing vacation home in a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac in Beaver Creek. We were surrounded by mountains with amazing views and after our 3 night stay; we did not want to leave! Upon arrival, the house was extremely clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, including a kitchen with all the necessary utensils and cutlery for dining in. The first floor living area was open and we enjoyed hang out with family and friends – listening to music with surround sound and playing board games. There is plenty of natural light and windows with spectacular mountain views. The view from the master bedroom made for a beautiful site to wake up. The kid’s room had bunkbeds, which was perfect for our kids to play and share laughter. All of the beds were perfectly made and comfortable with plenty of extra sheets and blankets. Beaver Creek has plenty of exciting attractions to enjoy your summer or winter vacation.

# 583085 Villa La Estancia, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2 BR, 2 BA, RESORT

BEACHFRONT Spa/Resort-Villa La Estancia GROUND FLOOR OCEAN VIEW Villa!

You will love every minute at this beautiful complex. Come see!

You will love every minute at this beautiful complex. Come see!

07/29/2017 - WOW! WOW! WOW! This property is in a resort community and everything is geared for enjoyment and relaxation. The valet attendants greet you with smiles, helping hands and “Welcome Home”. The location within the complex is perfect; steps from the lobby and close enough to the beach and pool to be convenient but far enough away that you do not hear the pool noise. The photos do not do this spacious condo justice. The ceilings are high, the furniture is beautiful, and the view of Lands End is spectacular! The Master bedroom has a King size bed that was extremely comfortable, and the 2nd bedroom (on the other side of the living area) had two Queen beds that was perfect for the kids with an attached bathroom. The kitchen was well appointed with nice dishes, glassware, and pans, and utensils. Our favorite place to lounge was the patio, with its sofa, table, and chaise lounges. It was always shaded and fan cooled. We utilized the gas grill several times during the week. The common Spaces of Villa La Estancia are lush, meticulously cared for, and clean. I always found an abundance of chaise lounges at the pool (under an umbrella for me, full sun for my husband). The staff was always prompt, friendly and attentive even by the pool. The resort has a small grocery store on site, or there is a Wal-Mart Supercenter 2 miles away for heavy shopping. From the resort we walked along Medano Beach to dinner in the Marina (20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride). The week was magical and relaxing, we will definitely be back to this wonderful, worry free condo. Stacy, your property and hospitality are awesome!!!!

# 483172 Island Retreat, Port Aransas, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, STUDIO

Beachside re-modeled condo, sleeps four. Stunning views from private balcony!

Come enjoy the balcony views and take a walk on the beach. You will love it!

Come enjoy the balcony views and take a walk on the beach. You will love it!

07/21/2017 - From the moment they arrived, the Bear and his family knew that Island Retreat #132 was the hidden jewel of Port Aransas. The property features truly magnificent 180 degree views of the ocean, a spectacular sunrise, and a shaded balcony in the evening. Inside the property, you will find two comfortable queen beds that are positioned “just right” to either watch TV or to carelessly gaze at the ocean. The beautiful kitchen has granite countertops and new stainless-steel appliances. It is fully stocked with everything you could imagine that even a novice sous chef can produce a five-star meal. Tile floors extend throughout the property and the bathroom shower features elegant tile accents. Outside, we were able to use our free parking permit and consistently landed a spot right in front of the property. With the beach only a five-minute walk away, it made it easy to go back to the property for forgotten items or to make a quick lunch. We ventured out for dinner each night and Natalie, the property owner, provided us with excellent recommendations. Trout Street delivered an amazing meal with local seafood and an unforgettable ambiance. The proximity of the property also allowed us to see some of the local attractions; one afternoon we crossed the free ferry and ventured as far as the Big Tree on Goose Island (about 35 miles away). Always the perfect host, Natalie called us both when we checked in and checked out to ensure that we were enjoying our stay. Thank you for allowing us to create memories for a lifetime!

# 579524 Dawsonville, Lake Lanier, Northeast Mountains, Georgia, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

A Contemporary Mountain Retreat, NO Deposit Required, Sleeps 8, a VRBO Bear stay

You won't believe the views from this Big Canoe home!!!

You won't believe the views from this Big Canoe home!!!

07/20/2017 - It’s a pleasure to give our highest possible rating to this marvelous home in Big Canoe, and it was the ideal setting for a family reunion. To begin, the owners couldn’t be more hospitable. They were very attentive before, during and after our stay to make sure we had all of the information we would need to be happy and comfortable throughout our week. The actual property itself is even better than pictured. We were giddy with utter joy walking through the front door every day. What a view! The home benefits from a stunning design that is part cozy mountain cottage, part sleek contemporary home. There was plenty of space for our family of 8 to spread out; however all of the common areas were well appointed and designed for family time. By the end of our stay, we wanted to move in! The home is located in the community of Big Canoe, a private mountain community comprised of thousands of acres of beautiful Appalachian forest, lakes, nature trails, and wildlife. There are also a host of amenities and facilities for both adults and families. We used the swim and tennis clubs daily, rented pontoon boats, hiked and the spent evenings on one of the several porches or balconies at the home to enjoy the mountain sunsets. Overall, it is a very idyllic place in a great location. Other things our family truly appreciated were the kitchen, the extensive outdoor entertaining space, the allergen-free policy, and the well-stocked game cabinet. We cooked most meals, so we appreciated how well-equipped the kitchen was. We have allergy-sufferers in the group, so we loved that the cleaning detergents were all perfume free and the pillows/bedding/towels were hypoallergenic. We also made good use of the puzzles, games and DVDs on hand. Overall, it was a wonderful trip, and we definitely look forward to going back next year!

# 40666 Southern Dunes, Haines City, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, TOWNHOME

Beautiful Townhome Close to Clubhouse 20 mins from Disney

Bring the family and enjoy this resort townhome just minutes from Disney World.

Bring the family and enjoy this resort townhome just minutes from Disney World.

07/16/2017 - The VRBO bear and family had a wonderful time in this exceptional resort townhome minutes from Disneyworld in Orlando. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities needed to cook and enjoy an early morning breakfast and to gather around the table for a late snack with family, friends, and bears of course! The lounge offers a great cozy sitting area to come together to plan the day’s excursion or to relax after a day of family fun! The home has three spacious bedrooms which are decorated with lovely modern furnishings and décor. The master bedroom is big enough to host all the bears in to watch movies and converse about all the exciting memories from the day’s activities. This lovely townhome sits on right on the golf course so you will wake up to the soothing Florida sunrise through the bay windows with a magnificent view of the golf course. The home is within walking distance to many local shops and restaurants which was convenient. Although a majority of the day was spent at the park, the bears looked forward to coming home to a very relaxing townhome to end the day. Overall the bears had a wonderful time on this family vacation and are very grateful to Gill and Peter for their hospitality and memorable stay!

# 88189 Budapest, Hungary, Europe, 2 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Downtown Air Conditioned Nice Apartment on a Silent Street - Opera

You’ll love this immaculate, modern apartment in the heart of Budapest.

You’ll love this immaculate, modern apartment in the heart of Budapest.

07/09/2017 - The VRBO Bear had a fantastic stay in this cozy apartment which is in the perfect location to explore Budapest. Many of the city’s most famous attractions are within walking distance including the famed Opera house and Parliament. The Bear and his friend loved waking up every morning having coffee at one of the nearby cafes, or from the Nespresso machine within the apartment. With the guidebooks and maps provided by the host, it was easy to navigate Budapest and take advantage of all that charm that the city has to offer. Any sites that could not be reached on foot could easily be accessed via the excellent public transportation system. Fortunately for the Bear and his friend, the apartment is located near multiple transportation stops. After a long day of sight-seeing, it was great to sit outside and have dinner at one of the restaurants along the beautiful Liszt Ferenc tér. Eating in was also a delight, thanks to the apartment’s well equipped, modern kitchen. Despite the fact the location is so conveniently located to all the city has to offer, the apartment is on a quiet street, so getting a good night’s rest could not have been easier – especially the air conditioning which kept the apartment comfortable, even in the heat of the summer. The Bear would highly recommend this property for anyone exploring the delights of Budapest!

# 789874 Moclips, Olympic Peninsula & Pacific Coast, Washington State, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, TOWNHOME

Relaxing Ocean Views from Every Room - Dogs Welcom

You will enjoy every minute of your relaxing stay at Sea Mist.

You will enjoy every minute of your relaxing stay at Sea Mist.

07/07/2017 - Sea Mist House provided the PERFECT seaside vacation for my wife, dog and I. The drive was beautiful and unique, transitioning from lush forests to open beaches. The home itself had the most comfortable, spacious accommodations, offering multiple rooms for sleeping, dining and relaxing. The kitchen was well stocked and had modern appliances. There was also a pair of binoculars, on the bay window sill, which we used daily to view birds (we even saw a bald eagle one day!), crashing waves and the beach. The master bathroom had the most amazing jet tub that we used every day! It was both relaxing and rejuvenating! There were plenty of towels for our use, even a separate stack for dogs. We enjoyed the comfortable bed in the master bedroom, plush and inviting and we took advantage of the opportunity to sleep in each morning. There was a telescope, which we used to observe the wondrous site of the glowing moon. We also made use of the amenities, including free wifi and a DVD library. The backyard was idyllic, offering chairs for lounging and a table for outdoor dining. We also utilized the grill for burgers and the fire pit for s'mores! The outdoor space was also excellent for our dog. Since our stay included the 4th of July holiday, we watched an incredible firework display from the backyard! The view down to the shore and sea was spectacular and we spent many hours gazing out at the ocean. When we wanted to venture down to the dog-friendly beach, it was a short walk. The mornings and evenings were cool and it was delightfully warm during the day. We were provided with a helpful restaurant & activity guide. We had a luxurious dinner at the Ocean Crest restaurant, enjoying local seafood that rivaled the best we have ever eaten! We also visited Emily's Bakery twice while in town, munching on scones, maple bars, croissants and coffee. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to find a bit of seclusion and a lot of relaxation, especially if you have a furry friend in tow! SeaMist House is perfect for couples, ideal for dogs and would be a superb fit for larger families too! Thank you DeAnne for a memorable stay!

# 328391 Historic Eastside, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Casa Santander De Santa Fe...5,800 Sq Ft

You will find everything you need in the wonderful adobe style home.

You will find everything you need in the wonderful adobe style home.

07/04/2017 - Our bear family enjoyed this lovely adobe home amongst beautiful landscaping in Santa Fe. We experienced lots of exploring in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas and were rewarded with a peaceful sleep only to be gently woken as the sun drifted into the bedrooms through the sky lights. Our happiest memories on this trip were made as we gathered around the breakfast table playing chess and walking or catching a peddle taxi to Canyon Road to explore the arts and culture of Santa Fe. We used the house as a base for whitewater rafting, hiking with llamas and shopping in the farmers market/square. Elizabeth was a wonderful host, responsive to our questions and genuinely happy to have us stay at her childhood home. The adobe architecture is charming and wonderful and the amenities have everything you need for a great vacation. We left feeling rested and rejuvenated!

# 1039236 Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 5 BR, 4 BA, HOUSE

Magazine St. Masterpiece 5 BR in L Garden District

This is an absolutely beautiful place to stay when visiting New Orleans!

This is an absolutely beautiful place to stay when visiting New Orleans!

07/04/2017 - The photos don’t do justice to this beautiful townhome in the Garden District of New Orleans. Built in the 1830’s and refurbished in 2015, it is grand, replete with accents, paintings, books, and nooks that will invite you to relax and get refreshed. The ceilings are high on most floors, allowing for natural light to flow throughout which adds to the magnificence of the home and details as simple as a door hinge in this home are a piece of art. The kitchen has modern appliances (super-quiet dishwasher and silent-shutting kitchen drawers were my favorites) and marble countertops. There is a small outdoor patio providing a great place to relax and enjoy the ambiance. The location is ideal in the Lower Garden District with convenient back alley access. It is minutes from several attractions including the Mardi Gras Museum and Jackson Square. We could not have asked for more and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Five stars for this excellent vacation rental.

# 796628 Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Area, Destin Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, CONDO

Contemporary Sandestin Condo

Pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of this lovely Destin condo.

Pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of this lovely Destin condo.

06/30/2017 - Our bear clan enjoyed this charming condo with another bear family, which included two bear cubs. When Mama Bear first entered the condo, I could hear her say ‘wow’. The living space is completely open with comfy leather couches in front of a large flat screen TV where we caught a few movies over Netflix when we had a passing rain shower. The bar was fully functional with a professional ice machine which kept our beach drinks frosty. When we were not at the beach which was a 10 min tram ride away, the cubs ran across the alley to spend time at the pool. The older bears relaxed on one of the two balconies! One faced private New Orleans styles courtyard which was very peaceful with a running water fountain. The other balcony overlooked a walkway that led to the center of resort village which was fun for bear watching. The beds were very comfy and all the linens and towels were premium hotel quality. The bathrooms each had their own unique design. The convenience of staying at the village was a true perk of this property. A really great variety of restaurants and live music most days made the place holiday central. There were at least four ice cream parlors close by and the cubs had their choice of and yes they tried them all during our stay! We were also 15 minute drive away from Grayton and Seaside which were very easy beach trips and the Donut Hole on the way was a must stop every time we passed it. On top of the beautiful condo, Tresha was incredibly responsive and more than happy to assist with all of our questions.

# 39273 Natz Ti Ha, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

New Summer/Fall Discounts 2018! - Mediterranean Style-Free mid-week maid service

You'll be just steps from the beach, shops, restaurants and beautiful gardens.

You'll be just steps from the beach, shops, restaurants and beautiful gardens.

06/28/2017 - My family and I had a wonderful experience at the Condo De Jardin in the beautiful Playa del Carmen – our vacation stay was perfect! Upon entry, we enjoyed a nice cool breeze inside which was a nice break from the heat and humidity. The many views from this lovely condo were amazing. We had a comfy couch and television which we hardly used because there was soooo much to do outside including the pool and nearby beaches. The pool was nice and was always the perfect temperature and few used it so it was quiet. The condo was only steps away from the beach and crystal blue waters flow everywhere as far as the eye can see. We appreciated the hospitality book where we found so many things to do nearby - where to eat, where to shop, the best places to go to for groceries and anything else you would need. Shops, food and nightlife are only a few short blocks away and go on for miles if you wish to continue walking, enjoying the ambiance. The food was so gooood and the shops were affordable. This beautiful home was delightful, awesome and comfortable. The staff was friendly and super helpful. We loved every minute of our stay and cannot wait to come back to serenity at Condo De Jardin.

# 434871 Bainbridge Island, Puget Sound North, Puget Sound, Washington State, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Modern Bainbridge Island Home with Ocean and Seattle Skyline Views

Enjoy the views and every minute of your stay in this lovely 3 bedroom home.

Enjoy the views and every minute of your stay in this lovely 3 bedroom home.

06/28/2017 - The bear had an exceptional stay at this property! Even just getting to the house was a fun adventure on a ferry ride with beautiful views of the heart of Seattle, Mt Rainier, and the excitement of the Puget Sound. Once on Bainbridge Island, you get to see a lovely town, much more low-key than the busy Seattle you just left. There is short drive to the property which is a very scenic. After parking and turning the corner around some bushes in the driveway, you will be blown away by the range of view this property provides and it only gets better from there. You can see the breathtaking views from nearly every room in the house, and comfortable outdoor seating is provided in multiple locations. The house is clean and well stocked with all the necessities. Each room has a comfortable bed and access to its own bathroom. Most of our time was spent watching the activity in the sound, including sailboats, fishing boats, cruise ships and even some sea life. It is a short distance from the house to the water. We spent some time walking the beach while the tide was out and picking up some sea goodies before the tide came back in. Travelers could fill many days with activities in the area if they can pull themselves away from the views on the property. On top of all that, the owner and property manager were responsive to anything we needed. The bear would recommend this property to everyone.

# 423161 Seacrest Beach North, Seacrest Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Florida North West, Florida, USA, 5 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

The Sunshine Shack - Steps to Rosemary Beach!!

You'll be close to everything from restaurants & shops to the pool & beach.

You'll be close to everything from restaurants & shops to the pool & beach.

06/24/2017 - An escape to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida was just what this Bear and his family needed. As we made the drive into Seacrest, we were pleased at the close proximity the house had to so many neat shops and restaurants along 30A. After parking our car in one of the two convenient parking spots right outside the house we walked up the few steps and into the beachy Sunshine Shack. We were instantly met with all the comforts of home. The kitchen and living room were beautifully decorated and the dining area had plenty of seating for the whole family. It was just perfect for the many evenings we spent playing cards and board games together. The kitchen had everything this Bear needed to prepare meals for the family. The open concept floor plan was spacious and very nice for keeping a good eye on the baby cubs running around. The living room windows gave us a pleasant view of the neighborhood trail system that you could access right off the back porch, which provided a lovely shaded path for walking or bicycling. We enjoyed the porch swing in the mornings while drinking our coffee and gearing up for long fun filled days at the beach. I must say it was tempting to begin hibernating once we slept in the spacious and cozy bedrooms. During the day we ventured a few steps around the corner to catch the free tram that took us over to access Seacrest beach. On days when we wanted to be more adventurous we would ride the provided bicycles to 30A. We were so thankful for all the awesome beach gear we were able to use during our stay, which made our time we spent at the beach even more special. When also spent time swimming in the luxurious and enormous pools just a few blocks from the house. April and her family were excellent hosts and made everything during our stay just as perfect as honey. This bear family definitely felt at home in Seacrest and can't wait to return!

# 417097 North Padre Island, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

"The Brassy Dolphin " Beautiful Warm Winter Days On the Beach.

This beautiful condo has it all, including a great location.

This beautiful condo has it all, including a great location.

06/15/2017 - The VRBO Bear and his friend felt at home the second they stepped into this lovely condo on North Padre Island, just minutes from Port Aransas and downtown Corpus Christi. The Brassy Dolphin was immaculately clean and inviting, where we enjoyed cozy lighting and an electric fireplace. The porch opened to a wonderful balcony view of both the bayside and the public beach, which is just over a block from the front door. The bedroom was clean and cozy, with a lovely queen bed; and the huge walk-in closet and well-stocked bathroom ensured the Bear and his guest had plenty of room to store their things and get ready for their day in peace. The kitchen provided modern appliances, two coffee makers, a microwave, and everything else the Bear and his guest needed to enjoy three meals per day -- although they were too excited about the nearby restaurants to spend much time cooking! Mornings started with a long walk up the beach, a workout in the onsite gym (which is well-equipped and easily accessible with the provided key), and sunbathing by the attached pool. Evenings were all about adventure: The location on “the island” (as the locals call it) puts you close to all the best attractions, including pristine beaches and horseback riding, bayside fishing excursions, an array of local bistros and shops, and an easy route into downtown Corpus Christi. The complex also has “quiet hours,” which the Bear and his guest appreciated during their short stay. The Bear would recommend the Brassy Dolphin for any couple or smaller group looking for a warm, welcoming place to experience the best Corpus Christi has to offer.

# 587082 Opihihale, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

You won't want to leave the lanai! Come feel the difference of Blue Hawaii!

You'll have spectacular views and amazing sunsets right from the lanai.

You'll have spectacular views and amazing sunsets right from the lanai.

06/13/2017 - This amazing home was the perfect vacation location for the VRBO Bear and his friends. The headline is accurate in that you really won’t want to leave the lanai - the view is spectacular, and is far beyond what can be captured in photos. The Balinese daybed on the lanai was truly relaxing, and the provided electric grill and table set made for a perfect dinner setting while watching the amazing sunsets. In the home, the living room was very comfortable and all features and appliances were modern and worked perfectly. In the bedrooms, the beds were all very comfortable and much appreciated after a long day spent swimming, snorkeling and hiking at the amazing Lava Rock Beach which was just down the road. While there are neighbors, the area was very quiet and peaceful at night, with only the sound of insects and birds chirping, along with the soothing sound of the majestic ocean. It was truly relaxing. When not at the house, we ventured out to Kona, coffee plantations and nearby small towns. This bear and his friends would certainly stay again, and highly recommend this property for your stay on the Big Island of Hawaii!

# 1022229 Corpus Christi, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Paradise Found! Waterfront, spacious 2/2 Condo! On the canal with a boat slip!

What a great place to stay when visiting Corpus Christi.

What a great place to stay when visiting Corpus Christi.

06/09/2017 - We had a wonderful time in this clean, organized and comfortable condo in Corpus Christi! Kandi, the owner was very helpful and extremely responsive. We enjoyed all the comforts of home, including beach towels/toys, puzzles, books and movies and we found even more beach equipment i.e. Beach chairs, skim boards, life jackets, fishing poles etc. in the garage. The elevator made carrying luggage/groceries up a simple task. Inside the condo, the décor is extremely colorful and well furnished, including a well equipped kitchen to prepare meals. The bedrooms have ample storage and the beds were comfortable. There is ample seating both in the dining and living room and we found that having a washer and dryer in the condo was a lifesaver. The pool was clean and there were pool toys available to use. There is a small picnic table, multiple lounge chairs and a shade structure. Along the water there are the boat slips as well as a nice deck to sit and watch the birds, fish or watch the amazing sunset! The location was great - we had no shortage of amazing restaurants and shopping conveniences nearby. The condo is minutes to 3 different beach access points. We took a day trip to Mustang Island (excellent beaches), Corpus Christi (USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium) and Port A where there is a pirate ship cruise and dolphin siting cruises too. So many cool things to see while we were there! Overall we had a fantastic vacation and we highly recommend this vacation rental property!

# 497794 Ocean House I, Gulf Shores Central, Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Fabulous Beach Get-Away!

Steps away from the beach!

Steps away from the beach!

05/22/2017 - The VRBO Bear truly enjoyed a beach getaway while steps away from the coast at Gulf Shores, Alabama. The luxurious condo had ample space for the Bear and friends, while providing a breathtaking view of the ocean. The location could not be any better, with this condo being right along the ocean and very close to all other attractions in the area. All essentials needed for a relaxing vacation were provided. Every room was beautifully decorated and set the tone with its seashore-themed touches. When not taking in the sun on the balcony, the Bear go for a swim in the beachside pool (downstairs) or take a dip in the ocean only a moment’s walk away. Best of all was the extremely friendly and responsive host, June, who made this trip flow seamlessly. I look forward to returning and would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for their own beach getaway!

# 99503 Wimberley, Hill Country, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, CABIN

Always Exceeding Expectations - Pet Friendly Lodge on Sparkling Cypress Creek

Rock your cares away while taking in the Cypress Creek beauty.

Rock your cares away while taking in the Cypress Creek beauty.

05/21/2017 - Sundance Lodge was truly a relaxing retreat for the Bear and his friends as they enjoyed being surrounded by the Texas Hill Country in a spacious, welcoming vacation home. While located a short walk away from the Wimberley town square, Sundance Lodge provided a private retreat during our stay. We enjoyed watching the multitude of birds, squirrels (including rock squirrels), and deer from the porch which overlooks Cypress Creek. The outdoor kitchen made for memorable meals with family, and the dogs were free to relax and enjoy their stay along with their owners (including a dip in the creek). Tina and Shellye were incredibly accommodating hosts, providing all the necessities for spending time at the Lodge as well as a wealth of information for venturing out in the nearby area for dining, outdoor activities, and shopping. The bear and his friends would highly recommend Sundance Lodge to visitors to Wimberley and the surrounding areas, and hope to return soon.

# 149213 Devils Lake, Central Coast, Oregon, USA, 5 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Beautiful Upscale Home ~Beach Access ~OCEANVIEWS ~FREE NIGHT Specials!!!

Wonderful place to relax and just steps from the beautiful Oregon coast.

Wonderful place to relax and just steps from the beautiful Oregon coast.

05/17/2017 - Our bear clan had a great time at the Drift Away house. The location is hard to beat, just a few houses from the ocean! The beach access is less than a block away and leads to a wide, sandy beach perfect for sandcastles, playing in the surf, Frisbee, kite flying, and more! The location was the perfect base for exploring the Oregon coast, and the great DVD collection kept us busy when the weather didn’t cooperate. The spacious home easily accommodated all of us with plenty of room for lounging in the family room and a big dining table for meals. We loved the views from the upper floor decks and the hot tub was heavenly. We found the kitchen well stocked with everything we needed to whip up breakfast, lunch and dinner. When we didn’t feel like cooking, the nearby areas had plenty of great dining options to choose from. Tanya and her husband are professionals and it shows. The home included a binder full of useful information and suggestions for the area, and instructions for all of the house amenities were clearly posted. Thanks for making Drift Away our home away from home on the Oregon coast!

# 857142 Galveston, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Beach View, Lake View, Bay View - Dogs stay free!!!

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset or a stroll to the beach.

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset or a stroll to the beach.

05/15/2017 - Las Brisas in Pointe West was the ideal place for the VRBO Bear and family to relax. The house was perfect and the owner, Lauren, was fantastic and very quick to respond to any questions. The home had everything we needed: comfortable beds; brand new kitchen appliances, games, TV with cable and Netflix, and the Bear’s favorite, multiple decks to relax and enjoy the sunset. Lauren even provided pack-n-plays and baby gates for the toddlers on the trip, so everyone was taken care of. The ground floor patio also had hammocks, a weber charcoal grill, fire pit, outdoor shower and hose to rise off sand, and a garage that was packed with everything the Bear needed for the beach: from beach chairs to sand toys and even a wagon to help with transportation. The beach access was only three houses down the block, and the Clubhouse with family friendly infinity and kiddie pools was a very quick drive. Staying for a week in May meant that during the week, we had the beach practically to ourselves, and when the weekend came around it was never crowded. Pointe West doesn’t allow cars on the beach - a huge plus when you’re a bear or have little ones running around. The VRBO Bear would definitely vacation at Las Brisas again.

# 377488 Forest Hills, North Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 8 BR, 7 BA, HOUSE

On 10 acres, Sunset Mtn. VIEWS & Free Winter SHUTTLE In-Town, Private HOT TUB

This gorgeous mountain retreat is in a great location and super comfortable.

This gorgeous mountain retreat is in a great location and super comfortable.

05/06/2017 - This luxurious home provides a gorgeous mountain retreat for family and friends to get together in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The views of Breckenridge Ski Resort are breathtaking and we found the perfect spot on the deck for family photos with the spectacular mountain as a backdrop. The house backs up to the national forest so the bears had a wonderful hike up the mountain. The painstaking care shows in the details of this beautifully decorated home. Each room is tastefully decorated and has all of the necessary things needed for a wonderful relaxing stay. There is a large deck, a well-equipped kitchen, a loft filled with doll houses and toys (keeping the bear cubs busy), a theater room and a game room (a big hit) with a poker table, pool table, foosball and air hockey. Everyone was entertained! The location is within close proximity to gondolas and the town, whether you are planning for a week of hibernation or to shred some slopes with the clan. This home provides the perfect launching point and home base for your Breckenridge adventure, whether it is skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, etc. The owner was kind and responsive; this bear family paws-itively adored their trip, and would certainly stay here again!

# 65397 Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 4 BR, 4 BA, HOUSE

50 Steps to Beach 5 Min. Walk to Downtown 5th St. Casa Blanca Beach House

Casa Blanca is stunning and just steps away from the beach!

Casa Blanca is stunning and just steps away from the beach!

04/28/2017 - This VRBO bear stayed at the Casa Blanca beach house with family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. Everything about our stay was exceptional, and if I could rate the house and staff with more than 5 stars, I would! Casa Blanca itself is a stunning house, with 4 well-decorated, large bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a spacious living room and an updated kitchen. It is located in a private, safe and ideal location—right next to a semi-private beach, the Cozumel ferry port and all the 5th street action (food and bars). The house was truly incredible, but what made our stay extra special, was the staff. Curt, the owner of the house, was so accommodating, friendly and easy to communicate with and Alberto, the house manager was incredibly hospitable as well. We had arranged to have a chef come in the first night to cook a traditional Mexican meal, and the food and fresh margaritas were prepared when we arrived! We felt like celebrities as the staff welcomed us with open arms, served us in the house and provided us with such an incredible first impression of Mexico. There were also maids that came to the house every day to help clean and do our laundry, which was great considering we had such a large group! The remaining time at the house was perfect, as we frequently swam in the ocean, the private pool and BBQ’d in the backyard. Overall, I could not have wished for a better stay in Playa del Carmen—Curt, Alberto and the rest of the staff really went above and beyond to help plan the perfect vacation for my husband and our friends—and they succeeded. I would HIGHLY recommend Casa Blanca to anyone that is interested in a beautiful home with exceptional service.

# 488300 Windsor Palms (formerly Wyndham Palms), Kissimmee Central West, Kissimmee, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA, 6 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Relaxing and luxurious for adults, entertaining for kids! Unbeatable experience

Enjoy the private salt water pool & spa at the end of a fun day.

Enjoy the private salt water pool & spa at the end of a fun day.

04/22/2017 - Windsor Palms Villa was truly a breath of fresh air for the Bear and his friends as they explored attractions in and around Orlando, Florida. This lovely villa was spacious and well-furnished with everything we needed. My son loved the theme rooms, especially the “Cars” themed room and had fun playing with the video games. The entire family was pleasantly thrilled with the welcome gifts, which were thoughtfully provided by Jessica, the home owner. This home is conveniently located near the major attractions in Orlando and especially close to Disney, Universal and Sea World. All in all the property was great and Jessica was very friendly and easily reachable - thank you Jessica! It was a great trip and this bear family highly recommends staying at this beautiful property.

# 183544 Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, ESTATE

Ten Acres*Mountain Top*Waterfalls*Hot Tub*WIFI *4mi.SNOW SKIING*No Cleaning Fees

This is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

This is the perfect place to stay while enjoying the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

04/20/2017 - The Wells Stone Resort was an amazing experience for the whole Bear family! This gorgeous log cabin is private, well-appointed, and has the perfect blend of 18th century character with 21st century sophistication. For five days, we enjoyed our morning coffee while watching the fog rise off the Smoky Mountains; our afternoons were spent enjoying the game room and pool table, as well as exploring the surrounding areas of Cherokee, Asheville, and Pisgah National Forest; and each evening, you could find us either in the relaxing hot tub, or enjoying the open stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen was well-equipped, and we never lacked anything when cooking breakfast or dinner. All of the touches and décor throughout the house are well-placed and thoughtful, and really give you a good sense of the history of the home, the area, and the owners. As much as we enjoy the mountains, I had high hopes for this vacation, and our stay at the Wells Stone Resort far exceeded our expectations. I really look forward to our next trip to the Smoky Mountains, to Maggie Valley, and to this beautiful home. Thank you, Ken and Laurie.

# 795073 Nashville, Middle, Tennessee, USA, 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

SPECIAL OFFER! #1 of 6 Homes Together! Luxury in PRIME LOCATION w/ Rooftop Deck!

Here in the heart of Nashville, you are minutes to most everything.

Here in the heart of Nashville, you are minutes to most everything.

04/16/2017 - The VRBO Bear and his very large family of 12 enjoyed spending time together in this luxurious, perfectly located townhome in the heart of Nashville, TN. From the moment we arrived, we were in awe of how spacious and perfect the townhouse was and how wonderfully thoughtful the manager, Lauren, was. Upon exploring the house, each room we entered was delightful and every little detail looked like it came out of a magazine. The kitchen and living areas are an “open concept” which made spending time together as a family easy and comfortable. The house was so packed full of amenities, the bear and his family felt spoiled – the kitchen had high-end appliances like a Ninja blender, Keurig coffee maker and each bedroom was beautifully decorated with comfy beds and large, flat-screen TVs. While everything about this place was breathtaking, the bear really enjoyed a cup of coffee or an evening cocktail from the 3rd floor balcony with beautiful views. The townhome is located in the heart of the city so our opportunities for fun were endless. We took to the streets to explore and enjoy all that Nashville had to offer and by the end of the trip, we saw (and ate) everything. While it’s hard to pick a favorite nearby attraction, we enjoyed walking through Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park, and jumping in the car for a quick 5 minute drive down to Broadway Street where we loved singing and dancing to the live country tunes as Nashville is known as Music City! The bear had one of the best trips he has ever had and is thankful to have stayed in this lovely house with such a generous host. This bear is already planning a trip back to Nashville to enjoy this home again; I couldn’t recommend this place enough.

# 586249 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

CASA ISABELLE- A Breathtaking Experience! VRBO has Stayed Here. Review Below!

When staying here, you'll be minutes away from all the fun Tulum has to offer.

When staying here, you'll be minutes away from all the fun Tulum has to offer.

04/10/2017 - Casa Isabelle was truly a breath of fresh air for the Bear and his friends as they explored Tulum. The property is conveniently located in the Aldea Zama residential development just minutes away from all sorts of activities that Tulum has to offer. We took a short drive north to the heart of downtown Tulum where we found great food, music, shopping and people watching. When we headed towards the beach we experienced a breathtaking view of the water with more food and culture to explore. The condominium served as a meeting and resting place for all of us after a day and/or night full of activities. We could rest in the air-conditioned comfort of the condominium, prepare meals in the kitchen, sit on one of the two patios to enjoy the sunset or go for a relaxing evening swim in the pool. This bear has already begun to tell his family, friends and colleagues that Tulum is a must see and that Casa Isabelle is the place to stay and enjoy all it has to offer!

# 202024 Canyon Lake, Hill Country, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Reunion Beach House

You will enjoy the relaxing countryside and views at Canyon Lake.

You will enjoy the relaxing countryside and views at Canyon Lake.

04/09/2017 - Canyon Lake was lovely place and an oasis in Texas. The house was very large and it had everything that this bear family needed for a nice family reunion. The property has three bedrooms and two baths along with a spacious balcony and large living room to entertain guests. The view of lake makes your feel like you are not in Texas but some scenic countryside in the mountains. The sunset views were so relaxing. The walk to the lake from the property is also very convenient plus there are two large garages to park your vehicle. The property owners are very friendly and nice. They recommended a very good restaurant and they are immediately available in case of any problem. This VRBO bear highly recommends this property to everyone.

# 71658 Fanore, County Clare, Ireland, Europe, 4 BR, 4 BA, HOUSE

The Bridge House - Wild Atlantic Way

You will love this relaxing retreat along with its stunning ocean views.

You will love this relaxing retreat along with its stunning ocean views.

03/17/2017 - There is no better place to learn to love Ireland than the Bridge House in Fanore, County Clare. From the moment the Bear and our party crossed over the bridge and walked through the front door, we were struck with how spacious and warm the house felt. The closeness of the beach and the Atlantic arrested our attention as we looked out through the large living room windows. My wife and I enjoyed our stay in the master bedroom because of its stunning ocean view and comfortable king bed. We were delighted to learn the rest of our party also had lovely views of the Atlantic from their rooms’ vantages. Each meal we prepared in the Bridge House’s well-appointed kitchen felt as if we were in our own home. The living room offered a comfortable place to visit and to enjoy each other’s company. We enjoyed lighting a fire in the fireplace each evening as we settled in for the night. While the Bridge House offered relaxing seclusion, we enjoyed walking to O’Donahue’s pub for lively conversation. The neighbors of the Bridge House, and our lovely local contacts, couldn’t have been more gracious and accommodating. We visited the beautiful Ashford Castle in County Mayo as well as the incredible Cliffs of Moher and the rugged coast just a short drive from the Bridge House. If you are planning a trip to Ireland and want to experience the Wild Atlantic Way, then you will find the Bridge House to be the perfect place for you and your party.

# 822850 Alta Vista, Romantic Zone, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexican Riviera, Mexico, 4 BR, 4 BA, VILLA

Orange Sunsets, Ocean Views, Lush Landscape, Total Privacy

You'll be sitting on top of the world at this Puerto Vallarta property.

You'll be sitting on top of the world at this Puerto Vallarta property.

03/13/2017 - Casa Lorenzo was everything you could ask for and more! The sunset views were absolutely breath taking and will completely set the mood for your trip to Puerto Vallarta. The house has everything you will need and the house staff is incredible. You have the option for food service and I highly recommend this option. Esperanza is an amazing cook and she does all the work. The staff will provide you with receipts for all the food purchased and it is beyond affordable. Fidel, the house manager, can help you with almost any excursion you would want to take so don’t book any excursions before arriving. Casa Lorenzo is nestled at the top of the Alta Vista neighborhood about a ½ mile walk to the beach. We would walk to everything and take a cab back to the house due to all the items we purchased. Taxis are incredibly affordable and worth the ride. I can’t express enough how great this property is and how much you will enjoy your stay here. I am definitely recommending Casa Lorenzo to all my bear friends that visit Puerto Vallarta.

# 755366 Brighton Beach, St. Michael, Barbados, Caribbean, 2 BR, 2 BA, BUNGALOW

Are you looking for a Cultural Immersion? Visit Breezy Villa!

Stay at this cute bungalow and you are just a short walk to the beach!

Stay at this cute bungalow and you are just a short walk to the beach!

03/12/2017 - The VRBO bear and his friends had an amazing stay at Breezy Villa in tropical Barbados. Nestled in an authentically Bajan neighborhood, staying at Breezy Villa really makes you feel like you are living like a local, if only for a week. This cute and cozy bungalow had everything from towels and cooking supplies to wifi. Just a short walk to the beach, grocery store, several restaurants, and Mt. Gay Rum Distillery, the villa is perfect for taking a break from the stresses of daily life and just relaxing. The beds were very comfortable and having an ensuite bathroom was great. Lots of windows allowed us to enjoy the fresh air and stay cool. The owner was very helpful throughout the entire process, and reached out multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and stay at Breezy Villa during your next trip to Barbados.

# 702944 Fairplay, South Central, Colorado, USA, 3 BR, 1 BA, CABIN

Beautiful family friendly cabin near Breckenridge

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this gorgeous mountain home.

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this gorgeous mountain home.

03/11/2017 - This beautiful cabin in the Colorado Mountains was absolutely jaw dropping! It gave off a modern rustic feel as soon as you drove into the property. Snow blanketed the entire area as if we were in a winter wonderland. The wood-floored home was so inviting with a warm fireplace in the living room. The furniture held true with its outdoorsy authentic presence. Each of the 3 bedrooms was delightfully decorated, and contained the perfect amount of space for the VRBO Bear and friends. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils. The VRBO Bear could observe continual home cooked meals while sitting in the cozy dining area. With the numerous windows that surrounded the cabin, sunlight always flooded in creating great energy in the home. The deck that wrapped around the cabin was perfect for viewing the stunning mountain views. Staying in such an amazing cabin made it difficult to get up the motivation to venture out, but once we did, we made many great memories. We found numerous skiing areas, met the friendly locals in the Historic District, visited larger areas such as Breckenridge, and found many local gems that others should discover. All in all, this home opened the ability to create moments that will never be forgotten. Thanks for the best experience Kelli and Eric!

# 801442 Amarillo, Panhandle Plains, Texas, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, CABIN

Doves Rest Cabins - Comanche, on the West Rim

Enjoy both the beautiful cabin and the views!

Enjoy both the beautiful cabin and the views!

02/26/2017 - My bear visit was to see the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon in Canyon, Texas. I was just as impressed with my stay at the Comanche Cabin at Doves Rest Cabin Resort. Once again the views were amazing. I loved looking across the canyon as well as up at the stars at night. The Comanche and Texas themed décor of the cabin perfectly fits the area where Native American and western cowboy heritage is so extensive. The fenced in back yard helped to limit the west Texas winds on the days that it was strong and also made me and my little canine friend feel more secure from any roaming wildlife that might have been interested in joining us. You will find plenty of pantry supplies for assistance with cooking any meals you want to prepare. There are plenty of dishes to cook for an entire group and a nice gas grill outside for those that like a cook outdoors. The hot tub is very relaxing after a long day of hiking or biking at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It was also nice to walk around the neighborhood and look across and down at the canyon from other angles. It truly is an unforgettable sight to see. I am so appreciative that the owner and manager of these properties have created such a beautiful and comfortable place to visit such a rare geological wonder. I can’t think of anything in Texas that compares. I am already excited to go back. Book your trip to stay at a Doves Rest Cabin today!

# 390352 Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Casa Loro - Modern 3BR Home with Pool Perfect for Divers or Family Groups

Everything you could want is here at this convenient Cozumel home.

Everything you could want is here at this convenient Cozumel home.

02/21/2017 - Casa Loro was everything you could ask for and more! The house has all the amenities (washer/dryer, wifi, modern kitchen appliances, A/C in every room, etc), and plenty of supplies to make your stay comfortable and convenient. I loved getting the authentic Cozumel experience staying in the quiet neighborhood and getting away from hustle and bustle of other tourists. There were several restaurants within a 5 minute walking distance; we liked one of them so much we actually ate there twice during our stay! The main grocery store is only about a 10- 15 minute walk in case you want to grab food for the house or get extra sunscreen. Having the ‘plunge pool’ in the back was an amazing place to unwind, listen to some music and just relax after a long day of scuba diving. Joni, the property manager, couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. She helped arrange a few activities for us (she knows all the best tour guides on the island!) and brought over a cooler for when we rented a jeep and cruised around the island. I am definitely recommending Casa Loro to all my bear friends that visit Cozumel.

# 889552 El Corazon de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, TOWNHOME

In The Heart Of Santa Fe, Walk to Everything Downtown, 3 Bed, 3 Bath Townhouse

You can walk to downtown from this beautiful, well equipped townhome.

You can walk to downtown from this beautiful, well equipped townhome.

02/12/2017 - The BEAR and his family had an unbelievably good time at this fabulous townhome in Santa Fe. You literally couldn’t find a better home for a family (of bears or people). We walked in and the bear cubs immediately said “we want to live here, it’s better than our home!” The home was spotless, and the owner, Kerry, had gone to great lengths to make sure we had a great stay. The spacious bedrooms have large comfy beds with ensuite bathrooms and two of them open up to beautiful outdoor patios. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a great meal, the living area cozy with large TVs that are easy to use, and wireless internet is available. There is also a lovely indoor and outdoor fireplace. Parking was easily accessible as well; however, the location is so convenient that we were less than a five minute walk to downtown so we walked into town every night for dinner and shopping. We enjoyed taking in the ambiance in the really cool square which was still lit up with Christmas lights while listening to a local band play. The Georgia O’Keefe museum is actually an even closer walk and you could walk there with your eyes closed (but the bear wouldn’t recommend that…). In addition, our vacation included skiing at Santa Fe Mountain, which was a close 25 minute drive and definitely worth it. The mountain isn’t too crowded, the food reasonably priced and there was a great ski school for kids. Overall, we are already thinking of our next trip to Santa Fe and plan to return to this lovely home. We wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Thanks Kerry!

# 270109 Windsor Hills, Kissimmee West, Kissimmee, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA, 5 BR, 5 BA, VILLA

Luxury South Facing Villa in Windsor Hills Reserve

Everything you could want and just minutes from Disney World.

Everything you could want and just minutes from Disney World.

02/02/2017 - The BEAR and his family had an unforgettable week at this amazing villa in Kissimmee. It truly is a 5-Star property. Located just minutes away from the gates of Disney, this property has everything! The owners are exceptional in their communication, and booking could not have been easier. This luxurious 5 bedroom home was impeccably clean, well furnished, and had an amazing patio with a heated pool and hot tub. The hot tub was a life saver after all the walking we did at the theme parks. All of the rooms in this villa are beautifully decorated and the beds were super comfortable. We were provided with detailed instructions and an FAQ sheet, so there is no ambiguity. The location is ideal, with easy access to the theme parks and close dining and grocery options. In addition, being within the gated community of Windsor Hills Resort gave us access to all the amenities the resort offers. For the days we weren’t exploring the local theme parks, we played air hockey and foosball in the clubhouse. There is a beautiful community pool and hot tub as well. We are forever grateful for an unforgettable week with our families which included a surprise proposal for the BEAR! We will definitely be back!

# 741046 Charleston, Charleston Area, South Carolina, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Historic District Downtown 344 & A Half On King Street

This is the perfect place to say when visiting historic Charleston, SC.

This is the perfect place to say when visiting historic Charleston, SC.

01/26/2017 - From the moment the Bear and his special someone arrived at this perfectly decorated apartment he knew they were going to have an amazing time in Charleston! From the day we inquired about staying at this location to the day we left, the property owners (Ashley and Batu) could not have been more helpful! They communicated regularly to give us information on the property offerings as well as what to do around town. The apartment itself was extremely comfortable. It had plenty of space, but kept the cozy charm that we were hoping to get from a stay in this quaint town! We would LOVE to return when the weather is a bit warmer to enjoy the private patio tucked around the back of the apartment. The owners thought of everything – from details like convenient place cards showing where useful items are to makeup cloths in the bathroom. The apartment itself was more than enough to make the stay amazing, but on top of that the location was perfect! Everything in the downtown area was within walking distance and parking was just around the corner for the days we chose to rent a car. The apartment was very private and although located right off the main street running through town, it was extremely quiet. The bear will definitely be back and highly recommends staying at this property if you find yourself wanting to have the same wonderful experience that we did!

# 380012 Ten Mile Island, Frisco, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

HIP CONDO on Creek & Steps from Main St- 3 TVs, Warm Cookies, WIFI, Spa

This location is perfect! Close to town & ski resort with the comforts of home.

This location is perfect! Close to town & ski resort with the comforts of home.

01/17/2017 - We could not have chosen a better place to stay in the city of Frisco and the VRBO bear’s review of 5 stars is an understatement! This beautiful condo is uniquely decorated and was aesthetically pleasing from the moment we walked in. That feeling stayed throughout our time there. Amy, the owner has literally thought of everything her guests may need to truly feel like they are at home. It was truly home away from home. Every little detail exceeded our expectations. The living area was cozy and there was plenty of wood stocked on the balcony for use in the fireplace. The beds were comfortable with warm linens which was inviting after an adventurous day of skiing and snowmobiling. The location of this condo is 2 minutes from Frisco’s Main Street and served as a perfect home base for exploring surrounding cities and the many nearby ski resorts. We had such a memorable first time in Colorado and Mod Lodge is truly a gem when it comes to personalized vacation rentals. Thank you Amy!

# 229905 Savannah, Coastal, Georgia, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Stunning 3 BR/ 3BA overlooking famous Forsyth Park

Relax in the beautiful home that is close to many Savannah attractions.

Relax in the beautiful home that is close to many Savannah attractions.

12/30/2016 - The Bear struck Southern gold in this great historical home in Savannah. The experience was a perfect 10 out of 10 on the rating scale. This Bear felt right at home across the street from the largest park in historic Savannah. Forsyth Park was perfect for throwing the Frisbee, playing at the playgrounds and jogging on the beautiful trail. The location is truly ideal being it is within walking distance to all that Savannah has to offer and if the bear’s footsies ever did tire, it was only a $5 uber ride away from the riverfront. The home itself was also a true treasure with high vaulted ceilings and notable Victorian touches in every room. The upstairs has two master bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds (one with a king and one with two queens) and en-suite bathrooms. The downstairs bedroom also had two queen beds which made this a perfect spot for the bear’s grandparents who didn’t want to climb the stairs. The Bear even had an impromptu guitar and singing session on the wonderful front porch. For the bear’s favorite pastime of eating, there was no shortage of great Southern comfort cooking restaurants like Mrs Wilkes and the Olde Pink House, but it was very nice to “stay in” one night at the house, cook/eat tacos, and watch football and movies together in the cozy living room. The Bear also loved walking across the street to Sentinel Coffee for his morning coffee and then heading back to fill the Jepson house with the smell of pancakes and bacon. Lastly, part of a great vacation is to feel welcomed and Savannah Dream Vacations did that and more, making the Bear’s stay one for the vacation record books!

# 453974 Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Luxury Villa, Tranquil Ocean View, Constant Breezes! VRBO Bear-approved!

You will have everything you need at this amazing villa, including ocean views.

You will have everything you need at this amazing villa, including ocean views.

12/26/2016 - The VRBO bear and family had a fantastic, relaxing getaway thanks to this amazing property in Montezuma Beach! The spacious luxury villa had so many great amenities that made the stay comfortable and convenient. These amenities included a garage for the Bear-mobile, A/C unit in each room for each guest’s personalized comfort, patios on both floors with incredible scenic views of the ocean and wildlife, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, grill, an awesome salt water pool (complete with color-changing pool lights), and so much more. We appreciated that the owners had detailed information for the house, the area, and contact information in case of any issues. The house is up on a hill just outside of Montezuma Beach which was perfect for making us feel like we were in a secluded jungle-esque area yet we knew we could easily go into town for some delicious eats and easy access to groceries or adventure tours or THE BEACH! Also, the family couldn’t believe the views of the sunrise over the ocean each day; they were majestic! We particularly enjoyed doing yoga (mats provided at the house) out on the terrace each day. This was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken and we’re grateful for everything that Casa Solipaz had to offer! We have already told several friends about this gem and we will be back! Pura Vida!!

# 68593 Empire Pass, Arrowleaf, Deer Valley, Utah, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, CONDO

Deer Valley Family-Friendly Luxury Ski-in/Ski-Out Condo Silver Buck Trail

Enjoy the life of luxury in this impeccable ski-in/ ski-out Deer Valley Condo!

Enjoy the life of luxury in this impeccable ski-in/ ski-out Deer Valley Condo!

12/24/2016 - We were delighted from the moment we stepped foot into this amazing condo in the heart of the beautiful Deer Valley. It is impeccably decorated and furnished with everything you need to feel comfortable during your stay. The best part was the ability to have your skis delivered to the door and to step right outside the condo onto the chairlift and then easily store your skis in the first floor ski locker. We loved the ability to pop in for lunch and to cook with the high-end kitchen appliances and then relax by the fireplace looking out at the beautiful view or spending time in one of the 2 hot tubs in the evening. The condo is only about a 10 minute drive from Park City and offers free luxury shuttles to and from anywhere you want to go in Deer Valley or Park City. We highly recommend this condo to groups of family or friends looking to get away for a perfect luxury ski vacation. It truly does not get better than this!

# 257991 Silver Beach Towers, Mid-Destin, Destin Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, CONDO

Stay with Christian Condos - where the Son Always shines!

The views from this Destin condo are simply unbelievable!

The views from this Destin condo are simply unbelievable!

12/24/2016 - Christmas came early when the VRBO Bear and his family arrived at Christian Condos in Destin, Florida. Having a designated parking spot in the parking garage was very convenient. We were able to load our bags onto the provided luggage carts and easily bring them up to the 16th floor on the super-fast elevator. Once inside, we were impressed by the view – it was unbelievable! We were even able to watch dolphins play in the surf from the balcony. The Bear’s personal favorite, was watching the sun rise and set over the gorgeous emerald Caribbean ocean as it washed against the pearl white sand. The condo itself was very comfortable and stocked with dishes, pots, pans, cookware and much more. The bedrooms each have their own TV and a comfortable king size bed. There was plenty of room for everyone. When it came time to venture out, we had a great time soaking in the hot tub and walking just a few feet from there to the beach. It was an unforgettable week and I would recommend this lovely condo to anyone who is looking for a relaxing beach vacation.

# 831789 Forest Hills, North Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 8 BR, 11 BA, HOUSE

Estate Home, Free Private On-call In-Town Winter SHUTTLE New Private Hot Tub

This beautiful home has it all. You will absolutely love it.

This beautiful home has it all. You will absolutely love it.

12/14/2016 - This lovely vacation home offers many attractions! First of all, the view overlooking the mountains is stunning. The home’s three levels are extremely spacious, allowing our family and friends (15 in all) very comfortable accommodations. The kitchen is exceptional (two dishwashers, two pull out trash units, commercial ice maker, etc.) as is the great room and dining area! Everything we needed was at our fingertips including a well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer and cozy robes for running outdoors to and from the hot tub. This owner went the extra mile by heating the garage so all the ski and snowboard gear could be stored easily and readily packed for our days on the slopes. The interior and exterior are beautiful and the elevator and theatre room were just an added bonus! We would definitely stay in this home again and highly recommend it for a large group. We had an awesome time!

# 1063280 Warrior's Mark West, Warrior's Mark, Warrior's Mark West, Breckenridge, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 4 BR, 3 BA, TOWNHOME

Commanding Views - 2012 "Parade of Homes" Award Winner-Free Seasonal Shuttle

Perfect location!

Perfect location!

12/08/2016 - If you love to ski, the VRBO Bear and his crew highly recommend this beautiful townhouse as a base camp. The location is perfect! There is a choice of ski in/ski out or a courtesy bus stop at the end of the driveway and the bus drops you at the Quicksilver lift/Peak 9 base area after a short 5 minute ride. The historic Breckenridge town center is only a short 10 minute drive. But enough of the logistics - the house itself is beautifully furnished and each room is inviting and comfortable. The living room and master bedroom have beautiful views of Breckenridge Resort. The 3 levels with 3 separate bathrooms provided plenty of privacy for our group of 7 adults. The hot tub is the perfect way to end a day on the slopes and the 2 gas fireplaces put out plenty of heat to warm your bones after spending the day outdoors. For us, it's as much about the fun around the dining room table as it is hitting the slopes, and this house is set up to create lifelong memories with family and friends. In addition, the staff at Ski Colorado Vacation rentals was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive. We will surely return again!

# 845980 Galveston, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Enjoy Beautiful Deck with Family and Friends - Top Floor View on Seawall Blvd!

Enjoy this amazing balcony view while staying in this beautiful condo.

Enjoy this amazing balcony view while staying in this beautiful condo.

12/04/2016 - This beachfront Galveston condo has it all – location, amenities and charm. My husband, two children and I stayed in this lovely condo for a weekend in December. While the weather did not cooperate, we were very comfortable and cozy spending much of our time inside. The deck has amazing views of the pool and the ocean just beyond. The downstairs has an open floorplan with lots of seating and beautiful beach-themed decor. Upstairs are two very comfy bedrooms (our kids loved the bunk beds) and bathrooms with everything you need. On a warm sunny day you will love lounging by the pool and swim-up bar with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. We appreciated the owner’s hospitality and we had a wonderful weekend. We would definitely come back again!

# 408170 Cedar Ridge, Upper Village, Whistler, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, British Columbia, Canada, 8 BR, 8 BA, HOUSE

TRUE ski in/out-Slopeside-Walk_ski_bike-Dining-Shopping-BOTH Gondolas-Pvt HotTub

We enjoyed our "slopeside" stay at this beautiful Whistler property.

We enjoyed our "slopeside" stay at this beautiful Whistler property.

11/30/2016 - The “True Ski-in/Out Slopeside” villas are stunning! My family and I visited during the Thanksgiving holiday and could not have asked for a better vacation. This luxurious vacation rental is in the PERFECT location— conveniently located ON the slope above the Whistler Village, in between the Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain Gondolas (only 30 seconds skiing and 5 minutes walking). Included are both houses, which are beautifully decorated, newly renovated and offer high end furnishings throughout. The overall feel is one of comfortable luxury; with high ceilings, beautiful views, heated floors and two private hot tubs. Each house has three stories, 4 bedrooms (8 total), a well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances, a cozy fireplace and a high-end entertainment system. I could go on and on about the beauty of the homes, but one of the most special moments for us was getting to know the homeowners—Sabina & Michael. I knew Sabina was extraordinarily attentive and helpful during our booking process; however, meeting her and her husband showed how much they truly care about the travelers that stay in their homes. They offered great recommendations and wanted to be sure we had a great time! The icing on the cake was the 6 feet of snow we received during our stay—talk about some of the best skiing of our lives! All around, it was an absolutely incredible vacation and we would highly recommend Whistler & the “True Ski-in/Out Slopeside” villas to anyone!



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