Vrbo Reveals Best Value Lake Destinations for 2019


AUSTIN, Texas – August 6, 2019 – Lounge lakeside for less. Vrbo® – the go-to for families and friends to book vacation homes, cabins and condos – today released its list of best-value lake destinations, based on its vacation rental demand data. Turns out, travelers can stay in idyllic vacation properties located in prime lake towns for as little as $34 per person, per night.

“Lake houses are ideal for family vacations, especially for end-of-summer getaways. They offer something for everyone without draining the family travel budget,” said Vrbo Travel Expert Melanie Fish. “We compiled the top lake destinations where families can get the most value for their money to help groups of all sizes enjoy the great outdoors without having to splurge.”

Vrbo’s top value lake destinations in the US1:
(Average price/night/person/USD)

  1. Lakeland & Winter Haven, Florida - $34
  2. Table Rock Lake, Missouri - $45
  3. Lake County, Illinois - $55
  4. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - $58
  5. Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania - $61

To determine best-value destinations, Vrbo looked at the most popular domestic lake destinations for travelers in 2018, pulling the average daily rates paid-for vacation rentals and dividing the cost by occupancy to identify the places where travelers got the most value. 

1 Vrbo Value for Money Price Data 2018: What U.S. Vrbo travelers paid on average when they booked their accommodation at Vrbo.com per night and per person during January 1–December 31, 2018. The prices shown are in USD, taking all currency fluctuations into account. The ranking is based on two factors: the most popular destinations for U.S. travelers in 2018, then ranked by average nightly rates.


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In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

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