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Vacation Rental

Hotel Room

Big savings on nightly rates Average nightly rate**:
$219.28 for NYC
$150.45 for Miami Beach
$202.76 for Whistler, BC
$180.51 for Rome
Average nightly rate*:
$350.00 for NYC
$179.92 for Miami Beach
$293.70 for Whistler, BC
$222.64 for Rome
Room to stretch out Average vacation rental is 1,850 square feet. Average hotel room is 325 square feet.
Privacy Whether you're seeking rest and relaxation or a little romance, stay in a space of your very own with no interruptions.
  • Maid walking in at the wrong moment.
  • Thin walls mean hearing voices in the hall and from the room next door.
  • Overcrowded public pool and hot tub.
Dine on your own time Most of our vacation rentals come with a fully equipped kitchen and private dining space which means you can save money dining in and plan meals around your family's schedule. Who wants to eat breakfast according to the strict buffet dining hours? Why resort to eating out of vending machines or overpriced mini-bars when you're hungry for a midnight snack?
Lodging choices to fit your lifestyle 265,000+ properties in 100 countries. Loft apartments   Beachfront condos
Mountain cabins  Lake houses w/docks
Harborside houseboats  Country farmhouses 
Choose from 3 typical, cookie-cutter room types: 2 queens, king and a suite.
Pets welcome?
25,000+ properties on are dog-friendly. Just look for the purple paw print icon when searching our listings. Limited hotel chain choice with dog weight restrictions.
Baby & kid amenities Some vacation rentals include FREE amenities from portable playpens to cribs to highchairs. Travel lighter knowing you don't have to haul along everything from home. Amenities vary per hotel and some are associated with extra charges.
Hidden costs Since you've talked with the owner in advance, you know exactly what you're paying for before check-in. Bottled water fee Energy surcharge fee
Baggage holding fee Internet access fee
Parking fee Using the room towel for the pool fee