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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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# 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

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.

# 387796 Colorado Springs, South Central, Colorado, USA, 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

French Country Honeybee Chateau! Beautifully Decorated~ Amazing Huge Yard!!

Great location and everything you could need while staying in Colorado Springs.

Great location and everything you could need while staying in Colorado Springs.

02/13/2017 - The Honeybee Chateau was the PERFECT fit for the VRBO Bear and my family to relax for the week... Bears love honey bees after all! From the moment we arrived we were greeted with the warmest welcome from the owner Karen! Karen gave us a complete tour of the home and let us know if we needed anything to just call! She provided us with a guest book with all kinds of great info and menus from tons of local restaurants! Karen has really gone to great lengths to make the home warm and comfortable which made us feel right at home. The decor is absolutely charming. Little honeybees can be found throughout the home. It is fun to try to spot them all! The beds were sooooo comfortable. Karen provides guest soaps in the bathroom and washcloths designated for makeup removal! The regular bath towels were bright white and fluffy! It even has a blow dryer for the ladies! We made serious use of the kitchen too. Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops really invite you to use them! It was stocked with basic condiments, coffee and cooking oils and spices for basic cooking. Much of our down time was spent in the family room with the huge projection TV with Prism Cable, super comfy couches, oversized pillows and cozy throws. In addition, there are games and movies for the whole family. A pack & play and high chair were provided, which came in handy as I was there to spend the week with my new grand-baby! Even though you are in the city, the view of the snow covered Pikes Peak from the front porch (visible through the trees) made us feel like we were in the mountains. It was great to sit on the front porch and have our morning coffee (in a honeybee themed coffee cup!). The backyard has an amazing dining area complete with table and chairs for a large group as well as a grill and fire pit! The location is pretty central to many of the main visitor spots in Colorado Spring and anything you need is within a 5-10 minute drive. You have to visit the Garden of the Gods while you are here, it’s beautiful! Staying at The Honeybee Chateau really made this vacation a memorable one.

# 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!

# 852275 Montgomery, Lake Conroe, East Texas, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

VRBO BEAR stayed here Boating , Fishing, Events, Swimming, Pet Friendly,

This lakeside retreat is the perfect place to recharge and relax.

This lakeside retreat is the perfect place to recharge and relax.

12/31/2016 - The Bear and my family were excited to spend a few quiet days at Lake Conroe and chose this gorgeous and well-appointed property for our stay – we could not have been happier! Pete and Janet, the owners were very attentive and made us feel at home. The property sat right at the foot of the shore of Lake Conroe. From the large living room picture windows, we enjoyed viewing gorgeous sunrises each morning. In the evening, we took full advantage of the large gas grill for meals on the patio. In warmer weather you would only need an inner-tube to enjoy the lake right off the back patio and you could also make use of the available boat slip a few feet from the back door. Each of the three bedrooms offered large, comfortable beds and provided plenty of room for all of us. The Bear and our daughter enjoyed the bunk room while my wife and I enjoyed the master suite which included a spacious bathroom. We enjoyed the amenities so much that we ran out of time to take in a movie in the complimentary theater. As we left, we all agreed, including the Bear, that spending time at Pete and Janet’s lakeside retreat was the perfect place for us to recharge and get ready for the New Year.

# 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

Best of the Emerald Coast !! ChristianCondos - 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.

# 284270 Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida South West, Florida, USA, 4 BR, 2 BA, TOWNHOME

LARGE 4 BEDROOM/HUGE HEATED POOL/GREAT REVIEWS/WALK TO BEACH

"Mermaids Cove" has everything you'll need for playing or relaxing.

"Mermaids Cove" has everything you'll need for playing or relaxing.

12/14/2016 - We had the absolute pleasure of staying at “Mermaids Cove” in beautiful Anna Maria Island/Homes Beach, FL. This picture-perfect 4 bed/2 bath townhome is conveniently located on the Island within short walking or bike riding distance to almost everything….especially the beach!!!! Being able to walk to the beach was so convenient and nice. The house itself is the perfect vacation home. It was spacious and comfortable and had almost everything you could imagine, both inside and out (beach chairs and toys). We made the mistake of going grocery shopping prior to checking out the house. We were shocked at how well-stocked it was, including the cookware and utensils. Throughout the house are beautiful wood floors that even though it is a beach house, made us feel like we were at home. The beds were very comfortable as well, another luxury we don’t find very often when staying away from home. The backyard is perfect for relaxing and cooking out. Laura was so helpful and accommodating from making the booking process easy, to suggesting their favorite to-do’s and restaurants around town. If you’re looking for a wonderful, relaxing home to stay in a beautiful beach town, then I 100% recommend “Mermaids Cove.”

# 831789 Forest Hills, North Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 8 BR, 9 BA, ESTATE

Estate Home, Free Private On-call In-Town SHUTTLE- Winter*. 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!

# 580018 Warrior's Mark West, Warrior's Mark, Warrior's Mark West, Breckenridge, Northwest, Colorado, USA, 4 BR, 2 BA, TOWNHOME

Luxury Townhome: Hot Tub Decks W/D Walk to Ski Access: 20% off through 4/1

Ski in and ski out of this beautifully furnished Breckenridge townhouse.

Ski in and ski out of this beautifully furnished Breckenridge townhouse.

12/13/2016 - 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!

# 306336 Sonoma, Sonoma County, Wine Country, California, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, VILLA

** 25% Off ** Book Any Available Night in April and Receive a 25% Discount!

You'll have no reason to WHINE while in WINE country.

You'll have no reason to WHINE while in WINE country.

12/07/2016 - As an employee of HomeAway/VRBO and as a representative of the mascot, the VRBO Bear, I hibernate in a lot of Vacation Rentals, but this one was by far one of the best stays I’ve had! I, along with 5 other “bears” travelled together for an annual get together. We usually try to relax, unwind, laugh and, when we’re done hibernating as bears do, explore. This home, the amenities, furnishings, offerings from the owner and proximity to, literally everything, allowed us to do all of that and MORE. First let me state that Sean, the owner was incredibly accommodating to our requests. He provided a great list of wineries and restaurants to visit, as Bears do eat a ton! Upon a simple pre-visit inquiry, we received grocery delivery prior to arrival which was wonderful after a long journey. The house itself is charming. It sits on beautiful grounds with gardens galore including seasonal vegetables and fruits (yours for the picking). The hot tub was perfectly heated before we arrived! The kitchen is fully appointed and we were able to make a couple of gourmet breakfasts before heading out for the day to explore. Beds and linens were first rate and made for great nights rest after long days touring. Sofas and other areas for relaxation were extremely comfortable. It’s a very lovely home with more space than 6 bears could EVER need! We did and saw everything! The house is centrally located, and we spent a ton of time locally, as well as ventured out to the Redwoods, the Coast, Napa and many smaller villages in Sonoma. Perfect location! We had a phenomenal experience at La Casa Caliente and all it has to offer. We highly recommend and it’s likely we’ll be back!

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

Relax on large deck with Gulf and pool views on Seawall Blvd. Enjoy Your time!

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!

# 193606 Savannah, Coastal, Georgia, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, COTTAGE

Wedding Cake Carriage House - Luxury Living Savannah

The Carriage House is the perfect place to stay while enjoying downtown Savannah

The Carriage House is the perfect place to stay while enjoying downtown Savannah

11/29/2016 - I had never been to Savannah before, and the Wedding Cake Carriage House was the perfect place and jumping off point to explore this charming city with my wife. The house was right downtown in the historic district next to one of Savannah’s more beautiful and famous squares (it turned out to be around the corner from the Williams Mercer house featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!). We didn’t need to drive much, and were able to cover a lot of ground on foot (we did a bike tour as well as visited several architecture and art museums). I wasn’t familiar with “carriage houses” before, but found it spacious and very accommodating. The covered garage parking under the house was very convenient too! My wife and I were very comfortable in the house during the stay (my wife especially liked how soft the bed was), and I could see the place being fine for a couple more children or guests on the fold-out bed. We were impressed by the size and how outfitted the kitchen was too, and the courtyard provided a soothing place to relax by the fountain. A couple mornings, I jogged down to nearby historic Forsyth Park and did some laps with the stroller moms. All in all, I can’t imagine a much better location to explore Savannah from!

# 50862 San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Caribbean, 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Villa Natalia A Unique Luxury Beachfront Penthouse, 3Br/3Ba, Beach, Sea, & Reef

Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and gorgeous views.

Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and gorgeous views.

11/27/2016 - Villa Natalia is THE place for a dream vacation! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse condo had plenty of space for my family and me to kick back and relax. The home has everything you can think of to make your time here as easy as possible. The décor is amazing, the atmosphere is fun, and the views are spectacular! The kitchen has everything you need to make a great meal and the dining area is very accommodating. Enjoy yourself on the balcony with the cool breeze coming right off the ocean. Afterwards, kick back in comfy hammock and enjoy the sunset. The pool is right downstairs, and mere steps beyond that, your toes will be feeling the sand and the ocean. You can chill in the beach chairs or take the kayaks out for a spin! Time to explore! You don’t have to venture very far for the first stop, an excellent restaurant and bar right across the street! Everything else is a fun bike ride away, or cruise a golf cart all around town (everyone is driving one and George has great suggestions for rentals). Speaking of the great owner, George – he and his team at Villa Natalia do a tremendous job making sure everything you need is taken care of. George gives out plenty of information on all kinds of topics, from eats and treats, transportation, even helpful hints to enjoy the island to the fullest. The staff onsite are beyond helpful and will answer any questions you have. They will even grab you some fresh coconuts from the beach if they are ripe! Overall if you are looking for a vacation full of fun and relaxation, at a home that is cozy, relaxing, gorgeous and extremely accommodating, look no further the Villa Natalia. The definition of perfection!

# 736827 Fredericksburg, Hill Country, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Luxury Girl’s/Bachelorette Weekend, Weddings!!! Only 7 Blocks From Main Street!

Enjoy the bearutiful home near Main Street and lots of fun in Fredericksburg.

Enjoy the bearutiful home near Main Street and lots of fun in Fredericksburg.

11/27/2016 - This Bear and her husband had the pleasure of staying at the Painted Buffalo home in lovely Fredericksburg, TX for Thanksgiving weekend. Fredericksburg is just 90 minutes from Austin and is known for its many unique shops and restaurants. It is a quaint area with a small town atmosphere, near dozens of incredible Texas wineries. It’s the perfect place for a weekend away. The Painted Buffalo definitely caters to girl’s getaways, but my husband also enjoyed all of the small touches that the owners, Stephanie and Kevin, put into this newly remodeled home. Everything has been thought of! We were greeted by a large chalkboard sign welcoming us which included personalized notes and instructions. We made good use of the basket of soft, warm blankets as we cuddled up on the couch, enjoyed the fully-stocked kitchen for cooking quick meals, and enjoyed the comfy beds with quality linens. The home is located on a quiet, tree-lined street, close enough to Main Street for a nice walk or just a couple minutes’ drive. We explored Enchanted Rock for hiking, as it was just 15 minutes away. We ate delicious meals at Fredericksburg Herb Farm, the Old German Bakery, and Hill Top Café. We also did our Christmas shopping, then enjoyed some great music at Hondo’s and Luckenbach. It was a great weekend! We returned home well rested, and thankful for the experience of Fredericksburg. If you are looking for a wonderful retreat in a beautiful town, I wholeheartedly recommend the Painted Buffalo!

# 735455 Paris Arrondissement 4, Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Area), France, Europe, 1 BR, 0 BA, APARTMENT

Penthouse apartment Ile Saint Louis, elevator, AC, Great terrace view Notre Dame

This flat gives you all the comforts of home and a great Paris location.

This flat gives you all the comforts of home and a great Paris location.

11/26/2016 - This penthouse apartment is absolutely the very BEST place to stay when visiting Paris, The City of Love. Words cannot properly express how much charm and convenience this flat possesses. From the amazing terrace-views of Notre Dame to the undeniable character of the décor, this apartment has it all! It is quite amazing to have such modern conveniences, including an elevator in a building dating back to 1692! The VRBO Bear felt comfortably at home with the updated bathroom complete with a standup shower, which was a dream come true! Large Samsung television with many channels, Bose Wave Speaker with iPod, High speed Wi-Fi all make for such a pleasant, modern environment you almost never want to leave the apartment. In addition to the modern updates and old world charm, the apartment is well appointed with comfortable bedding, complete kitchen, air conditioning and heating, washer/dryer, etc.. You will want for nothing during your stay. As you move outside, you’ll see the location is its greatest attribute. Nestled in the heart of Ile Saint Louis, this apartment is in the absolute center of it all. Literally steps from your front door you have bakeries, chocolatiers, local restaurants and cafes, a super market, a pharmacy, and local shopping. The best part is the Ile has a complete local feel, with hardly any signs of conventional tourism. If you want to feel and live like a Parisian, this is your place! Combine all of the above with major attractions (Notre Dame, Louvre, etc.) and public transportation (Metro, RER, bus) all being short walks away, this location is as good as it gets! If you are planning a trip to beautiful Paris, stop your search now and contact the lovely Yasmine! She is an amazing owner and an extremely accommodating host. She goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and at home. Her five-star reviews are very well deserved. Book this apartment and you will not regret your decision! Auvior!

# 752891 French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

Upscale, Modern Apartment on Bourbon St with Balcony overlooking Courtyard

This quiet, comfortable French Quarter condo has everything you could want.

This quiet, comfortable French Quarter condo has everything you could want.

11/23/2016 - This beautifully decorated one bedroom condo made our trip to New Orleans unforgettable. The location is unbeatable; being it’s on the quiet end of the French Quarter with easy access to Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street in the heart of New Orleans entertainment district. It was perfect for 2 adults on a romantic getaway. It is quite spacious has all the luxurious comforts of home. We especially loved having coffee on the balcony overlooking the courtyard - it was a real treat. Tara, the Property Manager was super-helpful and very responsive. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! “Fleur-de-lis” has everything you need for a quiet night in or a weekend out in the French Quarter. We had a fantastic trip!

# 303927 Darby, Bitterroot Valley, Glacier Country, Montana, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Luxury Log Home: Best Majestic Views/Hot Tub/23 Acre/Wildlife/Decks/Home Theater

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this beautiful log home.

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this beautiful log home.

11/21/2016 - I have to say, that being the VRBO bear has been a great life so far. I thank my lucky bear stars every day that I get to do what I do. This last trip up to the Bitterroot Valley, was really one for my bear record books! This Luxury Log Home with majestic views was one of the best homes I’ve ever stayed in. You know, being the VRBO bear isn’t always fun and games…It really takes a lot out of me. This time of year most bears start to feast and get ready to hibernate, but not me. It’s always go, go, go! It was really time for me to take a break both physically and mentally, and this log home really delivered! Ridlon and Carin, the owners of this home, have totally decked it out figuratively and quite literally. I spent most evenings in the hot tub, listening to soothing music pumped through the outdoor speakers, while sipping some beary tasty drinks. When I wasn’t enjoying the snow falling on me in the hot tub or staring at the stars above, I was in the house on what might be the most comfortable furniture I’ve ever rested my paws on. I loved just relaxing and listening to the sounds of the pinon wood popping in the fireplace. I know most bears like to forage in the woods for their food but I’m different. I enjoyed going to the recommended restaurants (yes VRBO bears are allowed) and to the grocery stores where I stocked up on food to cook in the luxurious, well-appointed gourmet kitchen. This house really had it all, and I could tell how much the owners care for the place. The owners are world travelers and have decorated the house with art from all over the globe. There is also a fantastic library, sure to impress bookworms from all walks of life. Overall, this was just what I needed. Peace, tranquility, solitude and a touch of adventure. Do yourself a favor and book this property. A magical and harmonious experience awaits you in the extraordinary Bitterroot Valley.

# 42170 Villa La Estancia, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2 BR, 3 BA, CONDO

Luxury 5-Star 2BR/3BA Villa La Estancia Condominium 1202 on Medano Beach!

You will enjoy the views and location for this wonderful condo.

You will enjoy the views and location for this wonderful condo.

11/19/2016 - While this was our second visit to Cabo, it was our first time at Villa La Estancia and it exceeded expectations in every way. What a perfect trip and gorgeous Villa! This villa was luxurious, had AMAZING views of the ocean, Lands End and the pool. It included all of the comforts of home (washer/dryer, wifi, kitchen appliances, utensils, etc.), AND was within close proximity to dining and shops (10-15 minute walk or a quick 5-minute taxi/water taxi ride)! The terrace was the perfect place to sip coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and soak in the sights, while enjoying the cool ocean breezes. Working with Kevin was perfection. He provided us with all necessary information about the property/villa plus recommendations for transportation and places to eat. We took many of his dining recommendations and they certainly did not disappoint. I could go on and on about the food! Thank you, Kevin, for opening up your Villa to us. We highly recommend this villa to anyone traveling to Cabo and hope to be back soon ourselves!

# 879182 Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, 3 BR, 3 BA, VILLA

Fabulous Luxury Beachfront Penthouse Villa With Private Rooftop Terrace *****

This wonderful condo is just steps away from Seven Seas Beach in Puerto Rico.

This wonderful condo is just steps away from Seven Seas Beach in Puerto Rico.

11/16/2016 - I stayed at this wonderful condo on the eastern side of Puerto Rico with four of my closest friends and it was awesome. Our vacation was the best mix of relaxation and adventure. The owner, Jose, was in contact with us as soon as we booked our stay to make sure we had all the travel information we needed (nearby grocery stores, what kind of car to rent, etc.). When we arrived, the property manager, Anthony, was there to greet us and show us around. The condo itself is amazing (one of the nicest my human friends have stayed in) and steps away from Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo. The layout was very open and beautifully decorated with a beach theme. The king-size bed in the master was like sleeping on a cloud. There was no better way to start your morning than watching the sunrise from the beautiful rooftop terrace. Everything we needed was provided and we made breakfast every morning in the well-stocked kitchen before exploring. We relaxed at the nearby Playa Colora and Playa Escondida and spent a couple of days in the El Yunque Rainforest (a 30 minute drive) and old San Juan (Bacardi Distillery and Bioluminescent Bay Lagoon). We happened to be there during the November Supermoon, which we enjoyed from the beautiful rooftop terrace. I would bring my friends back here in a heartbeat!

# 441781 Woodland Park, South Central, Colorado, USA, 5 BR, 4 BA, HOUSE

Phenomenal View Of Pike's Peak In Spacious Mountain Lodge

Pike View Lodge is 5 stars all the way. You won't find a better place to stay.

Pike View Lodge is 5 stars all the way. You won't find a better place to stay.

11/14/2016 - The Pike View Lodge is not the first cabin my family and I have stayed in near Woodland Park, but after spending this past weekend there, it would be hard to convince us to stay anywhere else. The view was stunning and the cabin itself is gorgeous and provides the perfect combination of seclusion and quiet mixed with easy access to town and nearby attractions. Once on the property, it's easy to forget that Woodland Park is only about a 10 minute drive away. You feel immersed in nature and the quietness is remarkable. Pike View Lodge is an excellent place for a family reunion or other large group event, as there is easily room for 20+ people. We had every imaginable amenity and one could easily spend an entire vacation happily inside the cabin. Every single bed was comfortable, the entire cabin was very clean and inviting, and the view - you just have to see it for yourself. Jerry, the owner, made it very clear that our comfort was his priority and provided exceptional service in every way. By the end of our trip, I was ready to move in, but I'll have to settle for dreaming of this place until next time. I definitely give this home a 5-star rating. We will definitely be back.

# 553537 Colorado Springs, South Central, Colorado, USA, 5 BR, 4 BA, HOUSE

Phenomenal View Of Pikes Peak In Spacious Mountain Lodge

Enjoy beautiful views and comfort while visiting colorful Colorado.

Enjoy beautiful views and comfort while visiting colorful Colorado.

11/14/2016 - The Pike View Lodge is not the first cabin my family and I have stayed in near Woodland Park, but after spending this past weekend there, it would be hard to convince us to stay anywhere else. The view was stunning and the cabin itself is gorgeous and provides the perfect combination of seclusion and quiet mixed with easy access to town and nearby attractions. Once on the property, it's easy to forget that Woodland Park is only about a 10 minute drive away. You feel immersed in nature and the quietness is remarkable. Pike View Lodge is an excellent place for a family reunion or other large group event, as there is easily room for 20+ people. We had every imaginable amenity and one could easily spend an entire vacation happily inside the cabin. Every single bed was comfortable, the entire cabin was very clean and inviting, and the view - you just have to see it for yourself. Jerry, the owner, made it very clear that our comfort was his priority and provided exceptional service in every way. By the end of our trip, I was ready to move in, but I'll have to settle for dreaming of this place until next time. I definitely give this home a 5-star rating. We will definitely be back.

# 223856 Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Zen Villa Haleiwa,Coral House 2Bed/2bath

A beautiful and peaceful retreat after a fun filled day in Hawaii.

A beautiful and peaceful retreat after a fun filled day in Hawaii.

11/06/2016 - Aloha from the VRBO Bear! This beautiful, peaceful villa is truly a zen retreat! Nothing is more relaxing than this gem vacation rental in the surfer town of Haleiwa, Hawaii. The location in Haleiwa was the perfect escape from downtown Honolulu and city life. Plenty of things to do near the rental that any local/tourist can entertain themselves with besides the famous Hawaii North Shore beaches! Enjoy some delicious local foods like butter garlic shrimp in the nearby food truck and cool off on some famous Matsumoto shave ice or a fresh acai bowl at Haleiwa Bowl. After an all day trip to the beach and snorkeling equipment provided by this vacation rental, coming back to a “home” with fresh towels and a hot shower was simply the best! The fully stocked kitchen is perfect for any meal and the gorgeous bathrooms, including a unique rain shower tub in the master, resonate calm island living. The bungalow style home is surrounded by beautiful landscape and garden, including fruit trees, a friendly zen cat, and a welcoming Balinese teak wood front door. Look forward to coming back and recommending it to all my friends this amazing property. Mahalo!

# 640725 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, COTTAGE

A magnificent and secluded bungalow/cottage in the Heart

You will love this wonderful retreat right in the heart of Hollywood.

You will love this wonderful retreat right in the heart of Hollywood.

11/06/2016 - Le Petite Jean d’Arc is a special place that boasts luxury and charm throughout. I loved my stay here, and Ted, the owner, was most accommodating. It was our first trip to California and he had the best recommendations from nearby hiking, to restaurants we could literally walk to in 3 minutes. If you’re looking for a serene getaway in the hottest location, look no further. The lush garden makes for a beautiful and relaxing environment. Fresh flowers are arranged throughout the home as well. On our first night, we enjoyed dining in and sipping wine by the fireplace. There are some high-tech features in this home that are surprisingly easy to use. The fireplace that turns on with the click of a button, the touch screen steam shower controls, and the awesome Bluetooth speakers….I could go on. You’ll have a five star experience in a unique space that is all your own. What really makes this property stand out is how secluded it is in the heart of Hollywood. You can be out sight-seeing and go home to a quiet retreat, which is really something special. We will definitely want to visit again!

# 575392 French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Brand New Luxury in the French Quarter

This beautiful French Quarter townhouse has all the comforts of home.

This beautiful French Quarter townhouse has all the comforts of home.

11/04/2016 - The VRBO Bear and family had a wonderful time staying at this luxurious apartment in the French Quarter. From the moment we opened the doors, we were impressed with the décor and layout. The home was clean and well appointed. There were comfortable nooks available as well as a cozy couch for us to cuddle up on. Personally, I fell in love with the I-Comfort cool gel mattress and am requesting one for my home. We loved having the opportunity to relax in the interior courtyard and being able to people watch from the apartment. It was such fun to see people coming and going along Bourbon Street, especially dressed up for Halloween. I even saw another bear! The apartment is centrally located in Vieux Carré so we did not need a car. We were within walking distance to the Ntchez, Cemetery 1 and Bourbon Street amongst other locations of interest. The very best memory of the trip was being able to walk to Café du Monde every morning for beignets and a café au lait and then taking a walk in the park along the Mississippi River. The French Quarter is amazing and full of small architectural details in the historic buildings. There was so much to see and do, we cannot wait to come back to this apartment and experience more that New Orleans has to offer.

# 566226 Paradise Palms, Kissimmee Far West, Kissimmee, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA, 5 BR, 4 BA, TOWNHOME

Beautiful 5 Bedroom Townhome With Water View Minutes From Disney And Golf

The pool was relaxing at the end of a long day,

The pool was relaxing at the end of a long day,

11/02/2016 - The VRBO Bear and his family of six had a fantastic trip staying in this spacious townhome in Paradise Palms Resort. The moment we walked through the door, we knew this was going to be a great ‘home away from home’ for the next week. This beautiful 5 bedroom, 4-bathroom townhome was well decorated and extremely spacious. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. It was nice to cook breakfast each morning before heading out for adventures at Disney World. Each cozy bedroom had a flat-screen TV, which was nice for watching Disney movies at the end of a long day. The location was ideal being it is only minutes away from Disney World. It was nice not to waste precious time driving. The resort itself was quiet and clean and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed sitting out by the pool overlooking a lovely pond – it was very relaxing. Overall, we loved our stay at this lovely property and are ready to go back and stay there again soon!

# 430414 Kitsilano, West Side, Vancouver, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, British Columbia, Canada, 3 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

3 bedroom, 3.5 bath Kitsilano Luxury Custom Build - sleeps 6

Enjoy this beautiful, comfortable and conveniently located Kitsilano home.

Enjoy this beautiful, comfortable and conveniently located Kitsilano home.

10/27/2016 - The VRBO bear had a wonderful stay in Vancouver. This beautiful Kitsilano home was perfect for our party of five. We loved the open floorplan, with a cozy living area where we gathered to sip wine and converse by the lovely fireplace. It was just right for hanging out. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals. Our hosts have created a comfortable, fresh, and clean environment where we slept well on memory foam mattresses and quality linens. We experienced the gentle cool breezes from the Pacific and a sweet birdsong each morning to wake us. The location couldn’t have been better, situated in a quiet neighborhood - great for morning walks and close to a variety of restaurants within walking distance. There are many bus lines, making it easy for us to get around the area, including the airport. Our adventures took us from Capilano Bridge Park to Granville Island, which even included a day trip to Victoria, Vancouver Island. We so enjoyed our stay in Vancouver, and hope to return soon with family and friends!

# 322313 Seagrove Beach East, Seagrove Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Florida North West, Florida, USA, 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Beach Oasis Under Twenty-Three Palms with Private Heated Pool-September Specials

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise from your porch.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise from your porch.

10/15/2016 - Twenty-Three Palms was the perfect oasis for the VRBO bear and family to unwind and celebrate some milestone birthdays. The moment you arrive you are greeted by many lovely palm trees amid the tropical landscaped yard. The home is beautifully decorated with unique decor throughout and fabulous views. There are games and books for the kids, as well as games that adults could enjoy. We spent many evenings around the dining table playing games, having some laughs and making some memories that will last a lifetime. One of our favorite things to do was to sit out on one of the many porches in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise and in the evening with a cocktail to watch the sunset. We had all we needed to enjoy a fabulous vacation, including extra linens, beach towels and oscillating fans. You won’t need to bring much from home, so save that luggage space for other stuff. The owners were a delight to work with and provided some great recommendations for activities and local dining and shopping. The VRBO bear and family can’t wait to come back and celebrate other joyous occasions and we highly recommend you do the same!

# 665481 Reunion, Kissimmee Central West, Kissimmee, Central-Disney-Orlando Area, Florida, USA, 6 BR, 5 BA, HOUSE

Orlando Theme Home: Every Room is a New Adventure! Waterfront in Reunion Resort

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this beautiful themed house.

You will enjoy every minute of your stay in this beautiful themed house.

10/08/2016 - Vacationing at this Orlando Theme House in the beautiful Reunion Resort was an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. We were first impressed by how impeccable clean this lovely home was when we arrived. In addition, the owner was very hospitable throughout our stay and provided all the necessities needed for a great vacation. Within this luxurious home, every room transports you and your imagination into a unique fantasy world. The photos in this listing are fabulous but wait until you see it in person! The vintage Moonlite Theatre was a favorite room to watch movies, and even has popcorn decorated bowls to add to the ambiance! There is also a large flat screen TV with Blue Ray player in each room, a perfect way to unwind before falling asleep. This bear and all her friends and family took advantage of everything this home has to offer. The location is perfectly situated within the Reunion Resort community including a private pool and hot tub amid beautiful views. There are board games for kids and books should you need some downtime to relax. If you want to feel like a superstar, this lovely house is the place to be. This was the best vacation I have ever had in my life!!!

# 146354 Dresden, Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, New York, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, COTTAGE

'Getg Inn' Comfortable Cozy Lakefront Property-Beautiful View

Enjoy your time in the cozy lakefront cottage!

Enjoy your time in the cozy lakefront cottage!

10/06/2016 - Our stay at the Getg Inn was just what the bear and I needed! Our trip included running in the Wineglass Marathon in Corning and then resting and relaxing afterwards. Of course, this included wine tasting at many nearby local wineries surrounding Seneca Lake. This cozy home is perfectly located right on the lake as well and the views were amazing. It was extremely clean when we arrived. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. We cooked dinner and enjoyed dining in most of the time and our evenings were spent looking out at the lovely lake. The bedrooms were well-appointed with plenty of extra blankets, pillows and sheets. Our early mornings included views of the gorgeous sunrise while drinking coffee and planning our day of wine tasting. There are many wineries close by and about half a mile apart all around the lake. We also found a local brewery “Climbing Bines” just up the road and a grocery store nearby where there were plenty of vegan options. Everyone we met was super friendly! We did a little kayaking with the kayaks available with the rental and took a little hike on the gorge in the nearby Watkins Glen State Park. The owners, Jim and Susan were hospitable and quick to respond. It was obvious that they care about their property very much. I would recommend this property to anyone!

# 394462 Savannah, Coastal, Georgia, USA, 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

Marmaduke Hamilton Carriage House A

Enjoy this beautiful courtyard and location while staying in historic Savannah.

Enjoy this beautiful courtyard and location while staying in historic Savannah.

10/06/2016 - The VRBO bear vacationed in the luxurious Marmaduke Hamilton Estate, which is ideally located in the heart of the Savannah Historic district. Our carriage house suite was beautifully decorated and perfectly suited for a couple of any age group. The bed was comfortable and the space is very well utilized. All appliances and furniture is modern and contemporary. If you’re into food, art, architecture, and history as much as I am, there is arguably no better place in the United States you can stay! Most of our adventures were within walking distance and there is a trolley stop within a few blocks walk as well, so there is no need for a car. However, if you’d like to venture down the road to Tybee Island or outside of town to any of the beautiful historic landmarks such as the Wormsloe Plantation or Fort Pulaski a rental car is preferred. The property owner and property manager were both extremely nice and happy do anything to ensure we had a lovely stay, which we absolutely did and will certainly be back. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

# 175731 Porto Playa, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Porto Playa 100 Steps from Beach/5th Avenue in Premier Zone

You will love this beautiful condo and the short walk to the beach.

You will love this beautiful condo and the short walk to the beach.

10/06/2016 - Porto Playa was exactly as it was stated on the listing. The beach is one block south and the buzzing 5th Avenue is one block north, making this an ideal location since it is so close to everything. We were surrounded by tropical beauty as soon as we entered the condo hotel. Laura, the owner was helpful through the whole process and the front desk staff was super accommodating during our stay. You have plenty of opportunities to relax, whether it is in the spacious condo, on the front patio overlooking the beautiful courtyard, pool side basking in the sun or at the Indigo Beach Club. Your options are endless. We found an abundance of options for a variety of restaurants nearby. Two of our favorites were La Brocherie, the quiet French restaurant off the Avenue and La Casota on the Avenue, where we found fish that was the best we have ever had. Porto Playa has everything you need and will exceed all your expectations.

# 302200 Old Town, Key West, Key West Area, Florida Keys, Florida, USA, 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Modern Luxury and Privacy Just Steps from Duval

Comfortable modern luxury right in the heart of Key West!

Comfortable modern luxury right in the heart of Key West!

09/21/2016 - This two-story luxurious vacation home is perfectly located a block from the center of the famous Duval Street in downtown Key West. There is a market nearby and a grocery store a short drive away for stocking the kitchen. For bears who aren’t interested in cooking, there are many local restaurants nearby. I highly suggest Deuce's Off the Hook (reservations recommended). Although this vacation home is conveniently close to the 'action', it is surprisingly quiet. The overall feel is one of comfortable luxury, with unique wood, exotic tiles and rich marble. Parking is available in the private driveway. The entrance has a private courtyard and the landscaped backyard has a swimming pool/hot tub, picnic table and a Big Green Egg grill. The well-equipped kitchen includes high end appliances. The dining area sits seven comfortably and opens into the modern style living area with a unique entertainment system. The master bedroom has a private sundeck (with outside shower) and a decadent bathroom (this bear’s favorite feature) beautifully tiled floor to ceiling with a large, glass enclosed walk-in shower containing SIX different nozzles that you can use one at a time or all at once. Sleep came easy on the king-sized bed with feather pillows and a down comforter (non-feather pillows and comforter available). The downstairs bedroom has direct access to the backyard pool and to the downstairs bathroom with white marble floors and walls and a glass enclosed walk in shower. The owner, Kim, is extraordinarily attentive and helpful. A helpful notebook containing local maps, information and recommendations is provided. This beautifully decorated, luxuriously appointed and thoughtfully hosted guesthouse is the nicest place that I have ever stayed in while traveling. We highly recommended staying here while vacationing in Key West.

# 501185 Rum Point, North Shore, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean, 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Casual Living With a Luxurious Twist in Grand Cayman

Great location in the Grand Caymans with breathtaking views!

Great location in the Grand Caymans with breathtaking views!

09/10/2016 - Vacationing at the luxurious Coral Loft is the exact recommendation this bear makes when visiting the Grand Caymans. The location is perfectly positioned on the North side of the island and steps (literally) to the beach. The open floorplan has breathtaking views of the ocean from one of the many windows and patio. There was plenty of space for our group with a casual living area - ideal for relaxing and unwinding. We found games, books and a 55” HDTV, equipped with a sound bar – perfect for catching our favorite team playing a football game! Dinner was prepared in the beautiful kitchen with stainless appliances, including a spacious refrigerator and a great set of pots and pans. Retiring for the night in the cozy bedrooms with stunning views was relaxing after a day of adventure. The master bedroom features an incredible waterfall shower. We spent a lot of time on the private beach where the snorkeling was spectacular – such a variety of different fish swimming through the various vertical reefs (make sure to bring your water shoes)! Having an outdoor shower was nice to wash off sandy bear paws. If we weren’t on the beach, we were sunning in lounge chairs by the private pool. The owners have provided multiple bikes in the garage so you can take a ride down to Rum Point Beach and enjoy some authentic food and beverages or take advantage of additional water sports like paddle boards and jet skis. We found the people on the island to be super friendly wherever we went. If you chose to visit the Grand Caymans, contact the hospitable hosts Bonnie and Colin to schedule your best beach vacation experience ever.

# 620448 Ko Olina, West Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, 3 BR, 3 BA, VILLA

The Premier Ko Olina Beach Villa: Luxury 3BR/3BA Owner Direct Savings

This stunning condo has everything you could want - including beautiful views!

This stunning condo has everything you could want - including beautiful views!

09/07/2016 - The Ko Olina Beach Villa was the perfect place for a birthday getaway. When the bear and his friends arrived we knew we were about to have a week full of beach time, cocktails at the pool bar and soaking in our luxurious surroundings… what more can you ask for? The condo was stunning. Located on the sixth floor, it looked out over the west side of the island to views of the pristine private beach and lush mountains. We loved the open floor plan, with a fully stocked kitchen, a comfortable living room and glass sliding doors that opened up onto the lanai, making the room feel as if it was outside. All three bedrooms were comfortable with high-end furniture and exquisite décor. It was well maintained and cleaned by a friendly staff. Located in the resort area of Ko Olina, we were on four private lagoons, had access to two pools and were in walking distance to restaurants, shops, and a grocery store. I couldn’t have a stronger recommendation, as this place is paradise. We simply cannot wait to go back.

# 367322 Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Firenze (Florence) Province, Tuscany, Italy, Europe, 1 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Cozy Historic Duplex Apartment in Walking Distance to Everything Florence!

Great location that's quiet yet close to shops and transportation.

Great location that's quiet yet close to shops and transportation.

09/05/2016 - The VRBO Bear and family enjoyed five nights in Florence at this bear-tiful historic apartment. Enrica, our host made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. The kitchenette was fully equipped for eating in and a living area cozy for unwinding after a busy day of being a tourist. The staircase leads to a lovely bedroom loft where you wake up every morning looking up at the beautiful ceiling from the 15th century. This apartment couldn’t be in a better location being tucked away where it is quiet at night and yet a very short walk to the train station. Just around the corner is the Palazzo Strozzi, a hub for high end shopping and great restaurants. The food here is magnificent – we found our favorite pastry shop just a block away. I couldn’t recommend this apartment more, it is perfect!

# 588997 Coral Cay, Port Aransas, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA, 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

'YOUR' Port Aransas Beach Vacation Adventure Starts 'HERE'! Reg #217229

You will love the area attractions or just staying at home.

You will love the area attractions or just staying at home.

08/17/2016 - We enjoyed our vacation at this beautiful Coral Cay condo on the beach. Rich, the host, provided excellent communication and directions. The condo entrance is on the second story of the building. The spacious condo itself is two stories with a room on the main floor and two additional rooms on the second floor giving our four guests (plus the VRBO Bear) plenty of privacy. The kitchen, dining room and living room were spacious and well appointed. We used the kitchen every day and took advantage of the outdoor grill - preparing our own meals helped us save money on going out to eat. There was a porch off the living room with a view of the pool and in addition, the master bedroom upstairs had a balcony with a beautiful view of the pool and ocean. Just down the hall was a room with two single beds, perfect for the little ones to hang out in. Our six year old daughter said she liked everything about staying at the condo! When she got tired from playing and swimming all day we turned on the TV which was equipped with cable and a DVD player. The lovely pool was close by and was very clean and the beach was only a short walking distance and it was amazing! The sand was so fine and the ocean so magnificent. There is an outdoor shower along the path to the beach where we could rinse off the sand before returning to the condo. We were provided with the use of boogie boards, sand castle builders, games, beach chairs and tennis racquets. The condo is perfectly located close to the main part of town where we found a variety of restaurants and shopping. This condo was a great choice for our end of summer family vacation. We would definitely choose to stay there again!

# 107257 Rincon, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, 2 BR, 1 BA, HOUSE

R House on Steps Beach in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

Relax and enjoy this oasis just steps from the beach.

Relax and enjoy this oasis just steps from the beach.

08/15/2016 - You will not find a more private getaway along the beautiful coast of Rincon. The front entrance of this gem leads you right into the open living room and kitchen. The master bedroom is roomy and includes plenty of closet space. This lovely condo has everything you would need to enjoy a beach vacation including snorkeling equipment, which comes in handy since we were just steps from the beach. There is a patio off the master bedroom leading to the tropical backyard (where we spent most of our time!). We loved the view from the immaculate yard full of plush canopy of trees, plants, and orchids. The location is very close to town and local boat rentals. Allison was a pleasure to work with, always accessible, and provided everything we needed! If you are looking for an ideal vacation with private beach access and great amenities, you will not want to miss out on staying in this lovely condo!

# 781340 Private Homes, Fort Lauderdale, Florida South East, Florida, USA, 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

BEACH HOUSE, Steps to the Beautiful Sand Beaches

Cool off in the pool and enjory this backyard tropical paradise.

Cool off in the pool and enjory this backyard tropical paradise.

08/13/2016 - This beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach house was the perfect home base for our bear family vacation! Upon our arrival, Matt, the hospitable property manager offered us his recommendations for things to do and see in the area. The location of this property cannot be beat - it’s close to the airport, grocery store, restaurants and night life, but the house itself is tucked away on a very quiet private street. Most days, we’d travel to one of the incredible nearby beaches on crystal blue waters - our favorite one was less than a block away from our front door! The house came complete with a boogie board, beach chairs, umbrellas and plenty of towels, so we had everything we needed to enjoy some fun in the sun. At night, we would retreat back to the house and spend our evenings in our backyard pool, which felt more like our own private oasis. The tiki bar, lush foliage and pergola with flowing curtains instantly transported us to a tropical paradise. Bears have BIG appetites so the outdoor gas grill and gourmet kitchen (with gorgeous marble counter tops and high-end appliances) got lots of use during our stay. At meal time, we gathered around the large dinner table to celebrate our adventures. When it was time to hibernate for the night, we all enjoyed the opportunity to retire to our own bedrooms, each with their own TVs and memory foam mattresses to truly unwind. All in all, we were beary happy to have stayed in this home and can’t wait to go back!

# 210722 Rosa Blanca, Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!

Enjoy the comforts of home and the beautiful balcony views.

Enjoy the comforts of home and the beautiful balcony views.

08/12/2016 - This lovely Rosa Blanca condo is the place to be for vacationing in beautiful Playa del Carmen! As soon as I walked into this tropical paradise, I knew I was home. The condo is spacious with two bedrooms (the master includes an ensuite bath), and a cozy living room and dining room with seating for six. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals! The condo is situated on the third floor with a beautiful balcony overlooking the community pool. We enjoyed being close to the pool, as it was convenient for an early morning swim. We even enjoyed watching local wildlife from the pool. The location of this lovely condo is near everything! I could walk to the beach, shops, and even to the local Walmart to grab essentials. We were provided with beach towels, chairs, and even cozies. Make sure to stay here next time you’re in the Playa area. You won’t regret it!

# 489858 Flagstaff, Canyon Country & Northeast, Arizona, USA, 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Come enjoy the wild flowers! Wonderful spot for families!

This big beautiful cottage gives you plenty of room to relax and unwind.

This big beautiful cottage gives you plenty of room to relax and unwind.

08/10/2016 - The VRBO Bear and his family had a great time staying at Elk Meadow Cottage! The Cottage is in a very quiet part of a national forest, which was refreshing and relaxing. The four big bears and two cubs had plenty of room to spread out, including four bedrooms to choose from – each bedroom was unique and delightful. The kitchen was spacious which made preparing meals simple and the living room had enough sitting for all of the bears to gather together to watch TV at night. Elk Meadow Cottage served as a great base for the VRBO Bear and his family to spend their vacation enjoying all the glories of North Arizona!

# 353365 Paris Arrondissement 4, Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Area), France, Europe, 2 BR, 2 BA, APARTMENT

Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges

What a wonderful and convenient place to stay when visiting Paris!

What a wonderful and convenient place to stay when visiting Paris!

08/08/2016 - Visiting Paris was a dream come true and the VRBO bear and his bear friend were not disappointed with this magnificent apartment located in the heart of wonderful Marias! There were two quant bistros located just below the apartment making it very convenient for a night cap. The numerous windows allowed for a great breeze and people watching on the street below. The location could not have been better! It was an easy 5 minute walk to St. Paul subway station and the bus stop was right outside our door. After a full day of sightseeing it was refreshing only having to walk up one flight of stairs. The apartment is beautifully decorated and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything these bears needed. David, the property manager was very friendly, helpful and gave great insight that made our stay comfortable and highly enjoyable! Shopping, restaurants, wine shops and transportation were conveniently located nearby. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this charming and lovely apartment next time you are in Paris!



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