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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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# 715790 4 BR, 2 BA, VILLA

Dream Vacation Rental, Waterskier's,Triathletes,Golfers or just looking to relax

Everything you need plus a wonderful screened in pool & spa.

Everything you need plus a wonderful screened in pool & spa.

06/18/2018 - My family consisting of 3 adults and 2 kids visited Orlando for our summer vacation to see Disney World theme parks and Legoland in Florida. We stayed in this lovely villa, located in a beautiful and quiet area of Swiss Waterski Resort. The owner was very hospitable and provided clear instructions for checking-in. The house was very clean, and the couch and beds were in top condition. All rooms and baths were beautifully decorated, and our kids played almost all the board games that are available during our stay. The property description and amenities were correctly described and exceeded our expectations. All basic supplies for kitchen and bathrooms were available and the owner provided enough beach towels for our family of five. We enjoyed the heated pool and spa in the evenings. During our stay, we visited the Disney Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studio, and Disney Springs; all approximately a 40-minute drive from this location. We also visited Legoland Florida and Clearwater beach which are 1-hour and 2-hour drive respectively from this location. Overall the stay was enjoyable beyond our expectations. We look forward to staying in the same villa in the future when we return to visit Orlando again.

# 266168 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Ariel Dunes 1. Platinum beach condo. Book now for summer weeks.

Relax and enjoy the beatiful views right from your private balcony.

Relax and enjoy the beatiful views right from your private balcony.

06/09/2018 - We had a wonderful time staying at Ariel Dunes in Miramar Beach, Florida. We immediately felt welcome in this beautifully beach themed condo! The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes and cookware you could ever need to cook meals at home and enjoy them on the enormous balcony or at the dining table inside the condo! The view from the balcony was lovely, you can see the water and truly just relax on comfy patio furniture and there is even a bar area! The balcony can be accessed from both the living room and the master bedroom. The TV in the cozy living room was set up with Amazon prime and Roku to stream movies. Both bedrooms are spacious, and each have their own bathroom. We loved the blackout curtains for sleeping in and napping. Also, it was nice to have a washer and dryer, so you can wash your clothes while you’re there rather than having to pack for a full vacation. Coolers, beach toys, boogie boards and a beach umbrella are conveniently provided and it’s just a short walk across the street to the beach! If you don’t want to carry beach equipment, you can rent them. The location of the condo is ideal and close to numerous beaches and an outlet mall where there are many restaurants. We ventured to South Walton beach, a short 15-minute drive. The check in and check out process was clearly explained which made it very easy to follow. The owner Debbie was wonderful and made herself available if needed. The binder detailing instructions and information was so helpful. Overall, we had a terrific stay and definitely recommend this condo!

# 336706 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Exclusive 3 Bedroom Remodeled Beachfront Condo 2 Pools, Wi-Fi

You will have some amazing ocean views, right from your balcony.

You will have some amazing ocean views, right from your balcony.

06/04/2018 - The Bear and his friends traveled to South Padre Island, the prettiest sandy white beach in Texas! The private condo complex was in a great location – right on the quiet and secluded beach with an amazing view of the ocean and dunes, close to the causeway near local attractions and restaurants. Food and drinks at Pier 19 were delicious and reasonably priced. South Padre Island is a small island and it did not take us longer than 10 minutes to travel down the main road. Prior to arriving, the owner provided us with very clear instructions and check-in was quick and easy. The condo was very clean, updated and comfortable with a great layout and spectacular views. Even the side view from the Master bedroom was lovely! The couch and beds were very comfortable. The bed sheets and towels were very soft. The kitchen has a large counter top with bar seating which allows for easy food preparation while still offering a workspace for those having to work a little while on vacation. The property description and amenities were adequately outlined and exceeded our expectations. The owner provides beach chairs as well which was a nice touch. The condo complex grounds and amenities are well-kept. There are showers to wash off from the beach, which helps keep the sand out of the condo. The pool, hot tub and tennis courts were very well-kept, and the pool felt great. Overall, our stay was very enjoyable, and we look forward to coming back!

# 96053 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

The Most Beautiful House on Flathead Lake

Enjoy mountain and lake views morning, noon or night. Nothing's better!

Enjoy mountain and lake views morning, noon or night. Nothing's better!

05/22/2018 - We enjoyed our stay on Flathead Lake in the beautiful state of Montana. There is so much to do or not to do at this property! Our days were spent on the lake, swimming off the dock after basking in the warm sun. Spending long days in the sun made for a tired bear to crawl into his comfy down bed and just before falling fast asleep being able to lookout over the lake lit with homes. This is the life!!! Long days made for sleeping in, not quite hibernation - ha! A few things we found enjoyable were sitting and enjoying the views from the porch swing, just being still with a cup of gourmet coffee or snuggled up in the great room as the suns setting. There was nothing like taking an evening stroll down the peninsula among the cherry trees in blossom. Slow afternoons were spent playing board games with the kiddos or sneaking away to read, a quick game of ping pong before an early evening shower. The house is so big, it is nice to have your own privacy then rejoin the group to catch up over dinner in the dining hall, all while taking in the open breeze from the breezeway. Smores afterwards to take you back to being a cub! Nothing is better!

# 182027 2 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Apartment Alla Fenice Venice Centre

This Venice apartment is in the most amazing lcation! A dream come true.

This Venice apartment is in the most amazing lcation! A dream come true.

05/13/2018 - The bear and his friends journeyed to historic Venice, Italy. We met Paola outside the magnificent and historic La Fenice Theater – a gorgeous late 18th century opera house. After graciously leaving us with a map of all the local amenities of Venice, we explored the city. We were able to easily navigate our way through charming but labyrinthine and medieval alleyways; thanks to the detailed map we were provided. The location of the apartment is ideal with no more than a 5 to 10-minute walk to all the major attractions in Venice. In fact, most mornings, we would grab a quick coffee at San Marco square simply because we were so close. The apartment itself has every convenience you could need for your stay. This home away from home is a dream come true! We rose each morning as the dawn light shined upon San Marco Basilica. Thank you so much Furio and Paola for being so attentive, and for sharing your home with us!

# 889626 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Stunning View, Steps from sand & surf, Perfect vacation on South Padre Island!

You want a view...what more can I say!!!

You want a view...what more can I say!!!

05/06/2018 - The Bear and his family traveled to South Padre Island. The location is superb - right off the Queen Isabella Causeway, so you don’t have to fight island traffic. With the island being small, it’s easily travelable to visit all the restaurants, sightseeing activities and shops via bicycle, which, conveniently, there are two supplied with the condo! Wendy, the owner, has thought of everything to accommodate her guests, including beach gear (towels, bags, toys, etc.). In addition, she was very helpful with little details and even supplied us a list of their “favorite things” which became our insider guide in finding the best food and activities on and around the island. The condo itself is very clean, updated and extremely comfortable. The views are spectacular and are such an added value. The kitchen has a huge bar/counter top which allows for easy food preparation while still offering a workspace for those having to work a little while on vacation. The condo complex grounds and amenities are well-kept. There are showers to wash off from the beach, which helps keep the sand out of your condo! The pool and hot tub area are clean as well. Overall, our stay was enjoyable and easy. The condo complex is quiet, and since the beach is towards the south end of the island it seemed to help reduce the number of people on the beach. We will be back as it was an incredibly effortless vacation – as it should be!

# 1299746 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Luxury Oceanfront Condo, Amazing Views, Amazing Beach!

Beach Front luxury with the comforts of home!

Beach Front luxury with the comforts of home!

05/05/2018 - The VRBO bear and family were living the high life in this luxurious oceanfront condo in Jacó, Costa Rica. This spacious condo has a beautiful, open floor design, and a large patio with a beach view that made it easy to kick back and relax. The condo is fully equipped with everything you may need for the beach. The weather here is amazing, which is perfect for walks on the beach. There is also an elegant pool I could see right outside the bedroom window, a great place to make a splash and tan my fur! Each room had its own, large TV, which made every night a movie night in Jacó. When I’m all dry and ready to go out at night, I can put my paws on the wheel and drive right down the road to downtown Jacó, where there are endless restaurants, bars, and shops. For the nights where I’m feeling lucky, there is an extravagant casino in walking distance from the room (and by the way, blackjack is my favorite). All in all, the experience here is once in a lifetime, and this condo is the by far my favorite place to stay!

# 171190 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

Luxurious Private Home! Pool, Hot Tub, Sea and Mountain Views

The perfect place to stay when visiting La Paz! Everything you could want!

The perfect place to stay when visiting La Paz! Everything you could want!

04/20/2018 - My friends and I visited La Paz for a spring birthday getaway and bar none, our group of ten had the BEST trip ever! The property is simply stunning and so spacious, it allowed us each our own space to cook, dance, and hang out and just have fun! It was great for our group and would be great for families that want communal time but also some privacy! We spent most of our time outside in the enormous pool gazing at the amazing views. The pool and fire pit were the main focal points of the trips, as we spent many late nights soaking in the Jacuzzi and sitting by the fire! Bev and Rich were very hospitable hosts. Bev set us up with a great driver who took us on all our Baja excursions. What a lifesaver! I cannot recommend this property enough, and will look to come back again soon!

# 1183177 0 BR, 1 BA, CABIN

Tranquil Waters Brand New Studio Cabin by Broken Bow Lake and Golf Course

You will not want to leave the beautiful cabin with its luxurious amenities.

You will not want to leave the beautiful cabin with its luxurious amenities.

04/06/2018 - On a crisp morning, the bear and his family packed up in Texas and made their way to Hochatown Oklahoma. As we drove through beautiful countryside we grew more anxious to get to our destination. When we arrived we were not disappointed, in fact we were blown away when we turned down the road and saw the property for the first time. The location is about 10 minutes from the lake and nestled on a quite forest road. The property was equipped with anything that you could need, including washer/dryer, wifi, BBQ, hot tub and a full kitchen. In the area, there are lots to do like hiking, boating, swimming as well as some great restaurants/stores in town. We checked out Grateful Head Pizza, Abendigo’s and WhipPoorWill, to name a few. I wanted to personally thank the owner for such a great experience. He went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. We are looking forward to coming back.

# 866025 2 BR, 1 BA, HOUSE

Luxurious Secluded Guesthouse In Sangre De Cristo Mountains: Casita del Alma

Enjoy the ambiance of the cultural decor and warm fire!

Enjoy the ambiance of the cultural decor and warm fire!

03/25/2018 - We had the most amazing stay at Heart’s Way Ranch’s Casita del Alma. The house is situated on a private 40-acre property just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace, quiet and serenity that this home offered. The gorgeous views from the back patio simply cannot be replicated in the photos. You must see it for yourself! Susan is a great host. We loved meeting her and her 3 dogs, too. The cottage certainly has the New Mexico look and is decorated to give that feeling. It was stocked with everything we needed to make full meals. We loved walking around the property and enjoying nature and were lucky enough to get a couple of light, late spring snow storms that blew through. Having a fireplace was a huge plus. One thing that you rarely get at a vacation rental is heated floors. This was something we were not expecting and was a very nice surprise for us to discover. While we were in a secluded forest environment, it is a close drive to Santa Fe if you want to go to the museums, shop or just go out to eat. Out of all the VRBO properties that I have stayed at, this is at the top of the list. We cannot wait to go back and look forward to visiting the other rentals located on the same property. If you are going to Santa Fe, Casita del Alma should be at the top of your list of choices!!

# 257722 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Awesome Ocean View - Loaner Car, Great Value Free Extras - No Added Fees

Look at this amazing view from the patio!

Look at this amazing view from the patio!

03/25/2018 - I stayed with my family at Tom and Rosemary’s lovely home in Cabo San Lucas and could not have had a better time. Located in a quiet little neighborhood up on the mountain, we felt like a local and not a tourist. Our stay included the 2nd level of the home with our own private access and we barely saw Tom and Rosemary, the hospitable hosts who live upstairs on the 3rd level since they have their own access as well. The view from the front deck over the Pacific was amazing. Getting up in the morning and enjoying the rising sun with our coffee as we watched the birds come to life and fleet of charter boats passing by, was our favorite. Several times we saw a fleet of whale watcher boats passing by, following humpback whales providing a spectacular performance. The binoculars provided by Tom came in very handy. The full-size kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for preparing meals. The living room has plenty of seating and the TV set provided enough opportunity to get distracted in the evening or listen to some music in the morning. The bathrooms were clean, and showers had warm water. The maid service was a nice bonus too. The house also has several other amenities worth mentioning, such as several gallons of drinking water available to you. The two-burner gas grill is excellent, a wood fireplace on the front deck is a nice plus too. The pool in the courtyard was super clean and well maintained. There are also two sets of snorkeling gear, parasols and a cooler available to take with you for your beach trips. The provided transportation was so helpful, and Tom and Rosemary’s suggestions for groceries, restaurants, beaches and booking tours were helpful as well. We hope to see them again some time.

# 722821 5 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

New House With Amazing Views! Minutes From Town On Free Bus Route

Taking in the views from the cozy living room with picture windows

Taking in the views from the cozy living room with picture windows

03/23/2018 - We absolutely loved our stay at Woodmoor in Breckenridge, Colorado. Before we even arrived, Sarah was in constant communication with us to ensure that we had the best experience possible. The home was easy to access, even in the mountains, and was conveniently located next to a free bus route that took us right into Breckenridge. From the moment you step up to the house, you can tell that it was built with care. The stone finished garage and nice wooden fixtures fit well with the rugged mountain landscape. The home was very clean and had all amenities you could ask for on a mountain trip! The internet and cable worked great, but we spent most of our time gasping at the gorgeous backyard view. The back of the house opens to a mountain side that looks down on Breckenridge. The view is by far the greatest attribute of the house. To top it off, the hot tub is located on the top floor and has the same view, which were perfect after a long day of skiing. We utilized the pool table and enjoyed the comfortable furniture. Every morning we walked to the end of the road to take the free shuttle into town and then had a great time skiing in Breckenridge. Overall the trip was amazing, and we could not have had a better experience with Sarah!

# 113338 3 BR, 3 BA, CONDO

*Calypso 5th Floor Luxury West Corner Unit w/beach service & private parking

You can enjoy the ocean views right from your balcony.

You can enjoy the ocean views right from your balcony.

03/17/2018 - Our two bear clans drove here from Texas and after such a long drive we were so happy to see the views this property had. This is a corner unit which means there is a partial wraparound on the balcony where a wall would usually be and WOW, you can see the beach for miles. If that was not enough, we also had front row seats to amazing sunsets every night. The mama bears were up early to enjoy reserved, cushioned beach chairs with umbrellas – it was so convenient to be staying right on the beach! There was one day it was chilly, so we happily took advantage of the heater lagoon pool. The living space is open with a comfy leather couch as well as two recliners in front of a large flat screen TV where we caught a few movies over Netflix as well as March Madness. There was a wet bar with the popular Margarita blender. The kitchen also had a bar top where the cubs were able to eat their breakfast. The beds were very comfy, and all the linens and towels were all hotel quality. Some of the bedrooms and bathrooms where completely themed which reminded you where you were on vacation. The convenience of staying across from Pier Park 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 the cubs had their choice of and yes, they tried them all during our stay! We were also 15 min drive away from Rosemary Beach and the Donut Hole on the way was a must stop. On top of the beautiful condo, Debbie was incredibly responsive throughout the stay and more than happy to assist with all our questions.

# 370705 4 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Cabin-On-The-14th-Tee: Beautiful, Pine-Shaded, Prime Location, Lrg Deck, GC View

This is one of my all time favorite cabins just miles from the Grand Canyon.

This is one of my all time favorite cabins just miles from the Grand Canyon.

03/15/2018 - If there is one place that cannot be experienced through the lens of a camera or YouTube video, it is the majestic beauty of the mountains and canyons of Arizona. The Cabin on the 14th Tee is on my all-time favorite list of cabins to return to in the future. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, with the homes nestled around native pines that frame every view from the back wall of windows and sliding doors. The spacious floor plan and multiple living areas provide ample room for bears and cubs to relax together and just enough separation for time apart. The library includes an extensive collection of books, movies, and board games. I have played my fair share of Scrabble, but this is the first time I experienced the Onyx Edition. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking a family meal, with modern appliances and a large dining room table. With a busy schedule, there isn’t always time to cook at home. I will admit that Bears sometimes get funny looks at restaurants, but we felt right at home at Brandy’s on Cedar Avenue. Google it for bakery and food pics, trust me. Flagstaff is an ideal jumping off point for day trips to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly. There are also local sights like Walnut Canyon National Monument where you can experience ancient cliff dwellings and amazing views in a very accessible location. I did have one regret when leaving The Cabin on the 14th Tee…not adding a few extra days to the stay. Thank you, Charles and Zoe, for a wonderful and unforgettable vacation!

# 360284 1 BR, 1 BA, HOUSE

Romantic Oceanfront Cottage - Stunning Ocean and Sunset Views!

You can't beat the views or the beauty of this lovely Caribbean cottage.

You can't beat the views or the beauty of this lovely Caribbean cottage.

03/14/2018 - We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage. I can't decide what was more beautiful, the breathtaking landscaped entry, the updated kitchen and interior decor, or the gorgeous turquoise waters right outside our doorstep. The pictures just don't do it justice! Everything was immaculate and updated. The kitchen has state of the art appliances, the bedroom has a beautiful waterfront view, the bathrooms were updated, and there were personal island touches throughout the house. We woke up to the sun peering through the balcony sliding door, to enjoy the serene view of the water. Little private beaches were just a short kayak ride from the cottage. We kayaked to a secret beach and spent the day taking in the views and the warm sunny weather. The water is so clear and the perfect temperature to compliment the breezy air. The cottage is located on the well-known area, famous for its scenic views and multi-shades of blue waters. It was very close restaurants and the grocery store. The fresh fish, whether prepared at home or at a restaurant was unbeatable! The only thing that could match the paradise like accommodations was the hospitality. Heather was so kind and generous. She was fast to respond and answer any questions, gave clear directions on how to get to the cottage, and personalized our visit with sweet gestures to celebrate our recent wedding. We loved it and definitely hope to be invited back for years to come!

# 342422 3 BR, 3 BA, VILLA

Panoramic Ocean Views! - * Luxury Villa! * - 3 Bed/3 Bath - Owner Direct!

There is really nothing like a vacation in Maui. See for yourself.

There is really nothing like a vacation in Maui. See for yourself.

03/01/2018 - My family and I enjoyed our stay in the lovely Wailea villa in Maui, Hawaii. It completely exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. We received traditional Hawaiian Leis at the front desk and were personally escorted to our own private villa and having an elevator to our private suite entryway was extremely convenient. We were even more impressed when we entered the front door and immediately saw the incredible ocean views! We had plenty of space, a beautiful open kitchen which we used many nights and well-kept amenities - it was a true luxurious vacation. We were provided with robes in our bathrooms, comfortable beds, and a balcony we spent many hours on, watching whales and eating breakfast. We used the adult pool which was quiet and lovely and enjoyed the short walk to the pool and beach, admiring the lush landscape. It was a dream vacation and I hope to stay again in this lovely Wailea villa!

# 760987 3 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Top 3 bed Newport Beach Slp8 - Beach / Ocean 450Ft- Roof Terrace BBQ garage WiFi

This is a wonderful condo just steps from Newport beach.

This is a wonderful condo just steps from Newport beach.

01/06/2018 - On the first 5 nights of 2018, the VRBO Bear and two families stayed in this fantastic condo - steps away from Newport Beach. Michael, the owner was very accommodating and responsive to all of our requests. After a tiring day at Knott’s Berry Farm, we were so happy to enter a home that was clean and ready for our stay. The following morning, we carried the beach toys (provided)to the beach - it was so relaxing! The location of the condo was perfect. We made a short two mile scenic drive to go whale watching and deep sea fishing. DisneyLand and Legoland were nearby as well. The house is fully equipped with all the amenities we needed, including a washer/dryer, internet access, two TVs, BBQ grill, and lots of additional linens needed for a comfortable stay. The detailed instructions and recommendations from Michael were very helpful as well. It was the first time for my daughter and her friend to have a sleep-over party. They had their own bedroom with two twin beds and they were so happy! Thank you so much Michael for the lovely stay and the wonderful vacation!

# 36610 4 BR, 2 BA, VILLA

Summer Weeks Still Available!

Come enjoy the beautiful Destin beaches and this cozy & convenient villa.

Come enjoy the beautiful Destin beaches and this cozy & convenient villa.

12/30/2017 - The VRBO Bear and family enjoyed an incredible after-Christmas stay in this cozy and convenient villa in Destin, Florida! We enjoyed the beautiful Destin Beach, a mere 50 steps away and had few tourists due to this being the off-season. The villa had comfortable furniture and several amenities to make our stay feel like we were at home. The five of us stayed in both sections of the villa and had ample amounts of space to cook/eat together and also go to our separate rooms for some downtime. Our gracious host made sure we had plenty of information on local things-to-do, restaurants, and even the weather so we could make the most of our time. We ventured out most days to either grab a bite or enjoy the perfect sand and water on the beach. We particularly enjoyed The Crab Trap restaurant since it is directly across the street from the villa, has a great food and beverage selection, and a playground out back for the kids! We truly enjoyed our white sand holiday getaway and look forward to returning this summer!

# 668390 2 BR, 2 BA, CABIN

Doves Rest Cabins - Fortress, on the West Rim

The views were amazing and you are just a short drive to great hiking trails.

The views were amazing and you are just a short drive to great hiking trails.

12/26/2017 - Our stay at the Dove’s Rest Fortress was absolutely amazing. We could not have picked a better place to spend our Christmas holiday – they even had an adorable little Christmas tree already decorated and lit when we arrived! While this property is a 2 bed/2 bath, it was just the bear, a friend, and our two dogs, so we only utilized one half of the property. Each morning, we enjoyed watching the pink and purple sunrise come up over the canyon from the back deck and kitchen. The fireplace gave us that wonderful holiday feel and we enjoyed having the Apple TV to watch movies after dark. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances, and I made a huge array of meals for our Christmas holiday – from homemade ramen, to reverse seared ribeye, to quiche, to a full ham dinner with all the usual Christmas holiday side dishes. This would be such a fun place to go back to with family or another couple! It was a quick (10 minute) drive to Palo Duro Canyon State Park where we hiked the Lighthouse Trail and the Rock Garden Trail. Our dogs fully enjoyed exploring the canyon around us and we were so appreciative that, not only were dogs allowed at the property, but they stay for free! Overall, this was a truly fantastic holiday getaway and we can’t wait to stay at another Dove’s Rest property soon!

# 348668 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Mountain Views in Peace & Comfort!

Explore Colorado or just relax and enjoy the views and a warm fire!

Explore Colorado or just relax and enjoy the views and a warm fire!

12/26/2017 - The VRBO Bear and family enjoyed their Christmas holiday in this beautiful cabin in Ridgway, Colorado. The front door is just steps away from a beautiful walking trail surrounded by the beautiful mountains – a winter wonderland! The house itself was decorated beautifully for the holidays and there was effort in every room to make it feel like home. There were seven of us and we had plenty of space to play games, cook together, relax and enjoy each other’s company as we sat by the cozy, warm fireplace. The bear could not have asked for more! Marsha, the owner went above and beyond as a host, giving tips on hiking trails and updating us on the weather. She suggested a short 15 minute drive to the Hot Springs, in Ouray. The chilly wintry air made our soak in the hot springs so inviting. We stopped by some tourist attractions in Ridgway and since we are John Wayne fans, we ate at the True Grit Café and stopped by the Outlaw Saloon, where John Wayne’s hat and signed autograph are placed, and both having ties to his films. We enjoyed spending a ‘white’ Christmas here and since we are from Texas, it was a first! We are so thankful for this experience and will cherish these memories forever.

# 1031308 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

HomeAway/VRBO Stayed HERE & LOVED IT! :) Private Pool-Street Legal Golf Car

Enjoy your private pool or the beautiful sunsets at the beach.

Enjoy your private pool or the beautiful sunsets at the beach.

12/24/2017 - The Bear’s stay in Santa Rosa Beach right before Christmas was nothing less than amazing! It was quite the Christmas present for the whole family. The front door is just a short golf card ride away from the beautiful white sandy beaches! Did I mention that the bear enjoyed riding around on the golf cart almost more than the beach? We could ride to many restaurants and shops on 30A, including a new 30A staple - Shunk Gully Oyster Bar. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee out by the pool and enjoy each other’s company in a great outdoor space! Each night we would take a ride to the (very private) beach to watch the sunset! The bear really loves all the areas along 30A including Grayton, Seaside, Seagrove and Rosemary Beach. This property gave us easy access to these areas without being too close to the hustle and bustle. Elena was the best host and even provided us a Christmas tree and some goodies upon our arrival! This has been the best bear stay yet and we can’t wait to come back!

# 892112 2 BR, 2 BA, CABIN

Tranquil Skies, Brand New Cabin By Broken Bow Lake and Cedar Creek Golf Course

Relax in the huge hot tub or while grilling steaks on the patio. What a cabin!!

Relax in the huge hot tub or while grilling steaks on the patio. What a cabin!!

12/20/2017 - Our stay at Tranquil Skies was incredible. We could not have picked a better place for our vacation in Broken Bow - this place is truly magical! We were so grateful to Mitchell, the owner. His response time was great and he gave us helpful recommendations for local activities and restaurants to enjoy. The cabin was luxurious and the attention to detail was amazing. We had everything we needed to feel at home. There are plenty of patios to relax on, including one with a huge hot tub with an outdoor TV and grill. We were able to relax while cooking some steaks and watching football. This cabin offers plenty of space for two to three couples, allowing everyone to hangout and enjoy. The large picture windows were great for catching views of the forest, which were all amazing. You’ll fall in love with how comfortable the beds are and all of the bedding is so cozy! We can’t thank Mitchell enough for our stay and for his hospitality and we looking forward to returning!

# 457679 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

KahaLani 216, $180night/$1260 week, 2Bedrm, 2bath, Beachfront Resort SEE VIDEO!

Everything you need to have fun in Kauai and all with great views.

Everything you need to have fun in Kauai and all with great views.

12/16/2017 - This is life in Kauai at Kaha Lani! The beach view from the patio and the sounds of the ocean at night helped this little bear feel at home and comfortable in beautiful Kauai. The condo is near a well-kept and safe beach, so I could go snorkeling each morning. I could also just relax and eat by the pool, since there is both a shower and a grill there. The condo has everything, including snorkeling & fishing gear, as well as coolers. All this gear made it even easier for me to enjoy the condo and this amazing island. The condo is near good restaurants like Sam’s Ocean View, hiking at the Sleeping Giant, and is just a short trip to the north coast or Waimea Canyon on the west side of the island. I was definitely a happy bear while staying at Kaha Lani.

# 321774 1 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

Midtown, Large 01 Open Studio Sleeps 5, Balcony Over Garden, Great Deal!

Beautiful brownstone apartment in The Big Apple!

Beautiful brownstone apartment in The Big Apple!

12/14/2017 - We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in this lovely brownstone apartment in New York City. The detailed architecture was beautiful and unique. We had everything we could have needed while on vacation and as a family of three, we had plenty of space to feel comfortable and not feel cramped. The location was more than we could have ever hoped for! We were so delighted to realize we were walking distance from Time Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and many other sites. The neighborhood, including local restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries allowed us to experience New York from the perspective of a local. Thank you so much for all of your recommendations and tidbits, we enjoyed our trip very much and will always remember how wonderful our experience was!

# 618818 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

On the Boardwalk with views of the Ocean & Balboa Pier--steps to the Fun Zone

You will enjoy the ocean views and super location of this lovey condo.

You will enjoy the ocean views and super location of this lovey condo.

12/13/2017 - The VRBO Bear loves ocean views from a sunny patio, having a sandy beach just steps away, and riding bikes along the ocean among the many other fun water activities in Newport Beach. Jeff & Stephanie’s lovely condo provided a fabulous location to do all the above activities. We organized a family reunion with ages ranging from toddlers to seniors and all of us had an amazing stay and truly appreciated the convenience of being within walking distance of the breathtaking Balboa Pier and Fun Zone. We took a walk with our 16-month baby girl to the beach and pier at least twice a day and she thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Even without going out, the spacious 2nd floor patio is a perfect place to enjoy the view of the ocean, listen to the sound of the waves, and bathe in the California sunshine. Jeff & Stephanie kindly offer two bicycles to enjoy multiple pleasant bike trips early in the morning and late at night when bike rental shops are closed. The owners were also very responsive and answered the questions we sent via text messages within minutes. Thank you very much for the memorable experience and we look forward to visiting again!

# 93529 1 BR, 0 BA, COTTAGE

Incredible Ocean and Sunset Views

Views!!! Need I say more?

Views!!! Need I say more?

12/13/2017 - The Bear had a great start to his Hawaiian holidays in this Oahu property. Right on the water, the bear loved looking out at the beautiful views from both the window in the dining area and the balcony of this cottage. Being steps away from the beach made it convenient to take a nice stroll along the water’s edge. One night, the Bear and his guest grilled up steaks on the balcony, and watched the most epic sunset. This is an above-garage apartment (or guest house); the main house on the property is rented separately but there is some space between the two buildings, and both have views of the ocean. The bed is comfortable and the size is perfect for 1 - 2 people. The property is gated and can supply much rest and relaxation, particularly when remaining on the property. The Bear experienced one of its true highlights of his entire trip… in seeing not one, but two humpback whales in the ocean as part of the Dolphin Excursion Tour, only 10 minutes from the property. The Bear found out that he LOVES Whales.

# 643206 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Best Location in Town -- One Block to Main St. & Close to the Slopes

You'll love being just steps away from Main Street and the Breckenridge Gondola.

You'll love being just steps away from Main Street and the Breckenridge Gondola.

12/12/2017 - The VRBO bear stayed at this wonderful condo in Breckenridge in early December. The location is perfect, just a short walk takes you to Main Street for great shopping and dining options and if skiing and snowboarding is on your to-do list; the short walk to the free gondola for Peak 8 is right around the corner. The condo is beautifully furnished and everything feels like brand new. There's ample sleeping space for six, which includes a king size bed in the master and an extra-large bunk bed in the second bedroom which has a queen bed on the bottom and a full size bed on top. We had a blast playing in the snow and exploring all the nearby attractions. We highly recommend taking a short 15 minute drive to the Frisco Adventure Park for an afternoon of tubing - it was great fun! After a cold wintry day outdoors, the bear family would retreat to the condo to snuggle up by a warm fire in the wood fireplace and curl up on the sofa to watch movies. Eric was incredibly accommodating and great to communicate with. We can't wait to come back!

# 672465 3 BR, 4 BA, TOWNHOME

Chic Spacious Breckenridge Luxury. Minutes To The Slopes!

Relax my the fireplace or stroll down to the shops in Breckenridge.

Relax my the fireplace or stroll down to the shops in Breckenridge.

12/11/2017 - The VRBO Bear and friends enjoyed staying at this luxury condo during a December ski trip to Breckenridge. This is the perfect rental for any group/family looking to enjoy everything Breckenridge has to offer! The condo is very close to both Downtown Breckenridge and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. There is a bus stop directly in front of the condo complex where we hopped on the free shuttle every morning and was at the Peak 8 gondola in 2 minutes. The condo was very clean, cozy, and comfortable. It came fully equipped with everything we needed to feel right at home. The beds were extremely comfortable and almost caused the VRBO Bear to dive right into a deep winter hibernation. We enjoyed having the gas fireplaces to keep us warm as we relaxed. We spent evenings in the main living room sitting by the fire, watching TV, and enjoying the snowy scenic view outside the glass patio doors. After a long day on the slopes it was great to come back and relax our muscles in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the great Colorado mountain scenery. The hot tub was not private however it never once got crowded with people during our stay. We enjoyed the condo so much that we were tempted to stay at the condo in the evenings despite all the great restaurants and attractions in Breckenridge. There are many great restaurants in Breckenridge but we highly recommend Empire Burger and Breckenridge Brewery as those were our personal favorites. It’s very easy to stroll down Main St. and stumble upon several great bars, restaurants, and gift shops. Alise was a great host! She was very friendly, responsive, and easy to communicate with. She even made sure to leave out a Pack N Play our friend’s 2 year old daughter. The property guidebook she provided in the condo made it very easy for us to take advantage of the condo’s great amenities including free wifi and cable TV. We had an amazing trip and the condo was absolutely perfect for our needs. Highly recommended for families or groups looking for a relaxing place to stay in a perfect location that’s close to everything. We will definitely stay here again.

# 380978 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Sparkling New and Modern, Downtown, Lohi, Close to it All!

Bike or walk to town when staying at this lovely home.

Bike or walk to town when staying at this lovely home.

12/06/2017 - The VRBO Bear had an amazing stay at this unique house. The house has been fully updated, and the location was fabulous for us! We thought that not being directly “Downtown” would mean that we would be taking cars everywhere, but we were wrong!! There were so many great restaurants and shops within walking distance. Downtown was walking distance for us, but having the bikes available made it a breeze to travel back and forth. It was our First Anniversary trip and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. There were great recommendations that Christine had left in her book when we arrived. We tried to eat at all of them, but there were too many to try during our trip! The owner was very prompt in her responses and her on-site person was very kind in helping us out with any questions. This was the perfect spot for my wife and I, and we can’t wait to visit again!!

# 470616 0 BR, 1 BA, COTTAGE

Amid luscious garden, surrounded by the city

Enjoy the gardens just outside or walk to nearby cafes while in New Orleans.

Enjoy the gardens just outside or walk to nearby cafes while in New Orleans.

12/05/2017 - The VRBO Bear and friends enjoyed staying at this cottage during a November escape to New Orleans. The cottage is situated in the fragrant and historic garden district within walking distance of amazing cafés and restaurants. Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, one can still benefit from those areas by taking a short drive or riding the street car (approximately 1.5 miles). Our daily routine was spent waking up with the fragrant smells of the garden district and the wonderful garden at the cottage. We took a short walk to nearby cafés to enjoy the tastes and flavors of the city. Because the cottage is situated in the heart of the city, we were able to enjoy the benefits of the nearby street car with all of its rich history and convenience. We would make frequent stops at the cottage throughout the day as we enjoyed art galleries, restaurants, and live music. It was nice to take a break from daily activities and enjoy reading in the shared patio area. Our hosts were beyond splendid. Local artists in their own right, they’ve decorated the cottage with their own inspiring art. Matilde' and Gustavo also recommended local places to visit and things to do. This cottage really just exemplifies everything that is great about New Orleans. We felt right at home in this wonderful place. We were sad to leave. However, we know that we will be back soon! Thank you Matilde and Gustavo!

# 20673 2 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

Beautiful Residence in the Heart of Paris... Great Location!

You are just blocks away from many of the Paris attractions.

You are just blocks away from many of the Paris attractions.

12/04/2017 - The Bear loved her stay at this amazing Parisian apartment in the heart of the City of Lights! There could not be a better location. Just a short walk from the famous and charming open-air Rue Cler Market, the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, Museum d’Orsay and several other famous attractions. The apartment was a block away from the Latour de Maubourg Metro stop which allowed easy access to anywhere in Paris including the Gare du Nord train station. Upon arrival, Fernando was at the apartment to check us in, show us the apartment, make sure we could access wi-fi and answer any questions we had about the area. Communication is key when staying at a Vacation Rental, and we had great communication with the owner even though we don’t speak French! Thank you so much for a lovely stay and the beautiful Parisian memories. xoxo Merci!

# 417112 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEW - ON SOUTH BEACH

South Beach accommodations with great views and direct beach access.

South Beach accommodations with great views and direct beach access.

12/04/2017 - The VRBO Bear had a very memorable and fun experience at this wonderful condo on South Beach. Everything is within walking distance from the condo and the views were fabulous. The couch was very comfortable and I really enjoyed the king-sized bed. The property was clean and had all the dishes and cutlery needed. All the amenities were the best anyone could ask for. The property owner is very responsive and respectful; did I mention accommodating? Had to be one of the best experiences I have had in a stay. I would definitely stay here again! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

# 473395 2 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

South Beach Cozy Cottage - Waterfront Perfection

The views at this waterfront cottage are absolutely beautiful!!!

The views at this waterfront cottage are absolutely beautiful!!!

12/03/2017 - Hospitality at its finest! Debbie & Rico have created the perfect island getaway in the Pacific Northwest. My best friend and I decided to take a girls weekend at the cottage – it felt like we were getting away from it all as soon as we boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island. After a short drive through the quaint downtown area, we found ourselves on a quiet, beautiful, pine-tree lined road down to the waterfront. The cottage was easy to find and access, and Debbie let us know she was only a text message away if we had any questions. We spent the first evening there making smores by the cozy fireplace and sipping wine. The amenities are fantastic and the view to die for – we spent half our weekend just looking out at the huge windows overlooking the bay. We saw an eagle, seals, and quite a few humming birds! The beds were oh so comfortable and everything worked as expected. All-in-all we had a fantastic time and were sad to leave – this certainly won’t be our last time at this cozy waterfront cottage! Thank you Debbie & Rico for making us feel right at home.

# 806385 1 BR, 1 BA, HOTEL

POOL/OCEAN VIEWS! BOUTIQUE HOTEL ROOM! KING BED, FREE WIFI & FREE PARKING PASS!

Everything you will need for a wonderful vacation in Kauai is here!

Everything you will need for a wonderful vacation in Kauai is here!

12/02/2017 - The Kauai Beach Resort is a fantastic place to stay on Kauai island. Kathy, the owner was very accommodating and helpful, providing constant recommendations for things to do around the island. The property itself had everything we needed for the vacation like snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, hiking poles, and towels to name a few. Kathy had also taken extra care to provide sun screen, insect repellent, some over the counter medications and other such useful things. The property is located in the Kauai Beach Resort and we had full access to all the resort amenities like the pool, Jacuzzi etc. It is also very conveniently located, right on a beach and very close to the airport. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thank you Kathy, you’ve made our vacation truly memorable. If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Kauai, we highly recommend this suite in Kauai Beach Resort.

# 265868 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo

Enjoy the ocean views from the lanai or get out and explore Maui.

Enjoy the ocean views from the lanai or get out and explore Maui.

12/02/2017 - We have stayed in Maui many times but the Aurora Sands oceanfront condo was the best location ever. We felt right at home from the first moment we first walked in. Everything was provided including a fully stocked kitchen, two full modern baths and even snorkeling gear, coolers and boogey boards. The owners were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. The property was spotless and well maintained and the kitchen was stocked with all of the basics we needed to prepare meals which we enjoyed on the picture perfect lanai overlooking the ocean and the yacht harbor. We were only a short walking distance to the Ma'alaea Harbor, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center Aquarian which is a must see. We could walk to some of the best sailing, diving and whale watching cruises in the world! The central location in Ma'alaea is also perfect for short drives to Lahaina, Kahului (airport) or Kihei. This is a beautiful home and a great location for anyone wanting to see whales, mantas and giant turtles and enjoy all of Maui’s beauty and culture. We highly recommend this home away from home and will definitely be back. Mahalo, Meera!

# 396360 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

French Quarter Romantic Suite with Courtyard!!

You will enjoy both the history & charm of this beautiful French Quarter suite.

You will enjoy both the history & charm of this beautiful French Quarter suite.

11/24/2017 - Our visit to New Orleans was absolutely incredible thanks to Eric and his accommodations at Southern Charm. The bed was very comfortable, we loved the big fluffy towels and the kitchen was even more spacious than we expected. We enjoyed and appreciated the historical New Orleans charm of the house. The suite was only a few blocks from the French Quarter, making it walking distance from great attractions like Jackson Square, Pat O'Briens, Preservation Hall, the French Market and countless fabulous restaurants. When we ventured outside the French Quarter, we found the historical New Orleans Street Cars only a few blocks away. Although the house was close the activities of the French Quarter, the neighborhood was peaceful and quiet during our entire stay. If you're looking for a great place to relax while you experience the Big Easy, we highly recommend this suite at Southern Charm.

# 193452 2 BR, 2 BA, VILLA

*Ultimate Koh Samui Fantasy Villa*(Balinese Design)

You can explore Thailand or just relax in your private garden oasis.

You can explore Thailand or just relax in your private garden oasis.

11/21/2017 - The Koh Samui Fantasy Villa was a fantastic place to stay on the VRBO bear's Thailand vacation. Rob, the owner and Oh, the villa manager were both very accommodating and helpful, recommending things to do around the island. The villa is beautiful, especially when lit up at night. The architectural design is breathtaking and the pool is a great place to cool off during the heat of the day. There are tall coconut trees and elaborate vegetation lining the whole yard, pool chairs, a BBQ grill, outdoor speakers, a Sala and a large dining table for entertaining large groups. The bedrooms have a lot of natural light and direct access to the pool. The villa is well equipped with a washer/dryer, high speed internet, several movies & TV channels, and a fully stocked kitchen. The location is awesome too, it's only a 5 minute drive from Fisherman's Village (the bear's favorite area of the island) and a great beach called Bophut Beach. There are multiple supermarkets nearby and it's a short distance from Chaweng Beach, the biggest, busiest beach on the island. The house is stocked with a plethora of towels, pillows and linens for a comfortable stay. Rob, the bear and friends thank you so much, your Thailand home is pure magic!

# 1038463 6 BR, 5 BA, HOUSE

Solterra Resort 6 Bedroom, 5 Bath, Theater Room, Kids Play Room, Pool Home

Relax and enjoy your private pool at Sunshine House.

Relax and enjoy your private pool at Sunshine House.

11/19/2017 - The Sunshine House is an ideal example of what a HomeAway rental is - a home, away from home! Our experience at this beautiful home in Solterra Resort in Davenport was simply amazing. The house was warm and inviting – a great family home with lots of space! The owner’s hospitality made us feel very welcome and we quickly settled in. We chose to stay in the first day following our arrival to relax and enjoy the pool and outside area of the home with the family. The kid’s theme rooms were great and we even got one of our little one to sleep in her room by herself for the first time because she loved the room so much! Thank you Sunshine House! You have made our family vacation one to remember!

# 632252 4 BR, 3 BA, HOUSE

VRBO BeAr stayed here! Gilligan's Island House-Dolphins, Golf, Fish, gulf access

This relaxing Tampa home is right on the water and provides beautiful views.

This relaxing Tampa home is right on the water and provides beautiful views.

11/19/2017 - Gilligan’s Island is a great house that I would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Tampa. The owners, Cheri and Ken, were very excited to host us. They provided all the information we needed to know about the stay: what to bring and what not to bring, what to expect and how to contact them, what there is to do in the area, etc… Once we checked in, Cheri and Ken were very responsive to any questions and made sure our vacation was nothing but relaxing. The house itself is just like the pictures. It is spacious, has a great view, and is a great vacation home. The house is right on the water and we actually saw dolphins during our stay! The amenities and location of this house definitely make it worth visiting, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

# 326035 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

VRBO Bear Stayed in our Spectacular Ocean View Honua Kai Resort 7th Floor Home

Treat yourself to the comforts of home and the beauty only found in Maui!

Treat yourself to the comforts of home and the beauty only found in Maui!

11/18/2017 - Mahalo, Randy & Mary, for opening up your beautiful condo to us for a quick pre-holiday getaway, we only wish we could’ve stayed longer! We had a truly 5 star experience from beginning to end. Not only was the condo spacious, clean, and comfortable, but it also included the many conveniences and amenities of home. Mary and Randy thought of everything….EVERYTHING! Beach chairs, cooler(s), pool/beach toys, beach towels, kitchen gadgets and appliances, spices galore, hooks for wet bathing suits, phone charger, laundry hamper, washer/dryer, safe, and the list goes on. The ocean view from the Lanai and master bedroom can’t be beat, SO beautiful. The resort was lush and well maintained with multiple pools and hot tubs. The atmosphere is family friendly, with lots of things to do with the kiddos. The well-known Duke’s Beach House is on the premises and makes for an incredible breakfast, lunch, or dinner spot. Try the Hula pie :). Randy & Mary provided us with so many wonderful recommendations for food, shopping, excursions, and tips for getting the most out of our visit to Maui. We took their lead on several recommendations and they certainly did not disappoint. We highly recommend Honua Kai: Hokulani #738 to anyone traveling to Maui and hope to be back soon ourselves!

# 196157 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

'Ocean Escape' Your Perfect Spot! Clean, Comfortable, Free Prkg, Wifi, and phone

Relax & enjoy your stay in Waikiki, including glorious views from your Lanai.

Relax & enjoy your stay in Waikiki, including glorious views from your Lanai.

11/18/2017 - The VRBO bear and friends enjoyed being just steps away from the surf, sand, and palms in breathtaking Waikiki Beach. Relaxation began as soon as we stepped into ‘Aloha Hideaway’ where stresses were melted away by the aroma of essential oils of lavender and mint. We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the 26th floor lanai watching the glorious Hawaiian sun rise over Diamond Head - awe-mazing view! The owners have fully equipped this beautiful and spacious condo with everything you need including a well-stocked kitchen for entertaining. We were provided with sunscreen, beach towels and a sunbrella for a day on the beach. You can spend your entire day lazing on Waikiki Beach or strolling along the beach front walk dotted with world-class restaurants and luxury shops at The International Marketplace. If you rent a car, there’s so much to explore on the island – we recommend you head up to the North Shore for Shrimp Scampi and watch the amazing Waimea Beach sunset near the Banzai Pipeline surfers. You can also watch the sunset sipping a Mai Tai at the famous Duke’s beachfront terrace surrounded by flaming tiki torches. The bear and friends enjoyed every minute of their stay at the ‘Aloha Hideaway’. Mike & Naoko – thank you for your hospitality.

# 593241 5 BR, 5 BA, HOUSE

Walk to Beaches! 6 Bd*/5 Bth, Large Kona Home With Private Pool, & Sunset Views

Enjoy the sun, surf and sights like Green Sand Beach.

Enjoy the sun, surf and sights like Green Sand Beach.

11/14/2017 - Being a VRBO Bear, I’m privileged to get to stay in some of the coolest vacation rental properties in the world. I must say, by far, this is one of the best! If you are thinking about vacationing on the Big Island in Hawaii, look no further! This property named Hale ‘Olu Olu is amazing. The Hale was extremely clean and well-appointed with all the comforts of home. Tons of tropical trees, plants and flowers surround the Hale making you feel as if you were in a tropical rain forest. The private swimming pool was inviting, clean, and relaxing. The location is fantastic being just minutes from Magic Sands Beach and Kahalu’u Beach Park (we went here a few times – wonderful snorkeling full of tropical fish and sea turtles…our favorite). It is a short drive down the scenic coast where you will find local favorites like Da Poke Shack (amazing!) Huggo’s and On The Rocks. The owners, Mike and Laura, and their caretaker, Cassie were extremely welcoming - making sure we had everything we needed. They even made arrangements for area attractions like Volcano National Park and swimming with Manta Rays! They truly created a fantastic experience that will last a lifetime.

# 487772 2 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Updated Vintage Hawaiiana-2 Level Secluded Cottage! Walk to Beach!

Enjoy amazing views and a relaxing stay while in Kauai.

Enjoy amazing views and a relaxing stay while in Kauai.

11/13/2017 - We enjoyed our stay in this lovely end-unit condo in Princeville, Hi. The location is ideal – it’s a quick drive to amazing beaches, and a stroll away from some great restaurants! This condo made the perfect home base, and we could hardly *bear* the thought of leaving. The views were beautiful, especially the sunsets. We appreciated the comfortable beds, the awesome bathrooms and the unique antique Hawaiian décor…I felt so at home I was tempted to go back into hibernation! It was nice to have access to all the extras including the snorkel (I made a few fish friends but they were too pretty to snack on!). The beach chairs, extra towels, and boogie boards also came in handy during my adventures. After my days of exploring, I’d make dinner in the clean, fully-stocked kitchen; sit in the hot tub for a bit, then play the ukulele in the backyard under the stars. It’s been a truly magical vacation. Thank you for sharing your lovely, welcoming, and comfortable home with me, the VRBO bear.

# 727023 3 BR, 2 BA, CONDO

Sapphire Luxury Ocean Front And Majestic Pool View, Unit 208

You'll have everything you need for your South Padre Island vacation plus views!

You'll have everything you need for your South Padre Island vacation plus views!

11/09/2017 - The VRBO Bear had a relaxing stay at this luxurious condo in South Padre Island, Texas. The condo provided everything you need for a beach getaway, such as beach towels, chairs, and swim toys for the kids. Direct beach access was a short walk just beyond the glorious pool and hot tub where we spent the majority of our time. The condo also had a gym, spa, game room, and movie theatre. The kitchen was fully stocked and had plenty of pantry and refrigerator space to bring your own food and drinks. Each bedroom had its own TV and a large closet with extra blankets. The master bathroom had a Jacuzzi tub which was a nice addition. Veronica was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful condo!

# 764686 2 BR, 3 BA, VILLA

Luxury Beach Villa In The Seascape Resort, Steps From The Beach, Great Amenities

This beach villa is the perfect getaway when visiting the west coast!

This beach villa is the perfect getaway when visiting the west coast!

11/07/2017 - Our family had a great time visiting Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California. It was my wife’s first time visiting the west coast and this recently remodeled beach villa was the perfect getaway. While the unit is a short walk to the beach it is directly located above one of the property pools and has a beautiful view of the pacific from the balcony. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of utensils and the unit itself was well furnished including a washer/dryer. There’s a restaurant onsite and also a set of boutique shops across the street which made our meals very convenient. The location of the property was a perfect driving distance to Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay and Big Sur. Overall; we really enjoyed this unit, location and the amenities of the resort and would highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Aptos!

# 88148 1 BR, 1 BA, APARTMENT

The Florian Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo

You will love this central location while exploring the Florence sights.

You will love this central location while exploring the Florence sights.

11/06/2017 - The VRBO bear took a step back in time and landed in the Renaissance age in the heart of Florence, Italy. Bliss began with gorgeous views of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Cathedral of Florence, right outside the window of this adorable apartment. The rustic vibe in the quaint space immersed us in authentic Italian design and culture. As we lounged in the main bedroom with a hot cup of tea, the music from the street musicians could softly reach your ears. Open any of the windows, and the sounds of the locals bustling through the shops and restaurants made us feel as if we had lived there our whole lives. The apartment is in the perfect, central location within the breathtaking Piazza del Duomo, with easy access to every art gallery or museum in the area. Take a short and scenic walk to the Galleria dell’Accademia to marvel Michelangelo’s David’s work and others who are among the greatest artists of our time. Of course, the local restaurants had us coming back for more delicious food and wine every evening. Nothing was more romantic than walking along the cobblestone streets with a slight drizzle of rain to coat the incredible architecture of the buildings. If you want to experience a true getaway to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this apartment provides the perfect place to do just that.

# 15244 1 BR, 1 BA, CONDO

A++ TOP-FLOOR PENTHOUSE CONDO!! BEACHFRONT!! and MILLION$$ VIEWS!!

Maui never looked better than it does from this penthouse view!

Maui never looked better than it does from this penthouse view!

11/05/2017 - This review could start and end with the amazing view from this penthouse condo in Maui…but it won’t because the rest of the rental was just as good! The condo is freshly updated with beautiful tile and granite features, appliances, and the furniture is comfy and great for lounging after a “tough” day at the beach, which by the way is steps away from the pool and hot tub. You can start your day having coffee on the lanai with views of two Hawaiian islands or end the day watching a colorful sunset. Next, the concierge can help you arrange snorkeling gear or activities before you head out for some beach time - lounging under the palm trees and rainbows. Get out and enjoy some of the great excursions on Maui, then be sure to grab a drink and retreat to the hot tub at the end of the day to take advantage of the island breeze while you watch the sun dip behind the islands. Head upstairs and enjoy a FULLY stocked kitchen with everything you need to whip up a gourmet meal. At the end of your day you can cool off with a rainfall shower in the renovated bathroom, then slip in to the very comfortable bed for a great night’s sleep while you listen to the waves crashing on the beach. The best part is waking up to do it all over again the next day!¬ This condo had it all, including the million dollar view. We had such an amazing vacation at the Mahana 1204 and can’t wait to go back. It books up far in advance so plan ahead for your Maui vacation!

# 63246 3 BR, 2 BA, APARTMENT

Art Nouveau Luxury Apartment in the Heart of Barcelona

This location in Barcelona can't be beat. It's close to everything.

This location in Barcelona can't be beat. It's close to everything.

10/14/2017 - The VRBO Bear had an amazing visit in the Art Nouveau apartment in Barcelona, Spain. This spacious 3 bedroom apartment was situated in a great location – ideal for our first visit to this beautiful city. It was mere walking distance to the Plaza Catalunya and the Ramblas where there was a plethora of places to eat, shop, and explore. The apartment was fully equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our vacation, including a washer and dryer - which came in handy for us prior to us boarding our cruise ship. Valentin and his sister Eli were absolutely great hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed for our stay and that we could access them at any time in the event we needed anything. Eli went as far as suggesting great spots to eat and visit during our stay. I see why guests love staying at their apartment. Thanks for sharing your lovely apartment and being great hosts!

# 99587 3 BR, 2 BA, HOUSE

Panoramic Ocean Views at Kalani Kai, Roads End on Oregon Coast

You will love everything from comfort to views in this beautiful coastal home.

You will love everything from comfort to views in this beautiful coastal home.

10/12/2017 - The VRBO Bear just had a wonderful fall visit to the Oregon Coast. The 3 story home had amazing views of the coast, especially from the 3rd floor living room with floor to ceiling panoramic windows. Linda was a lovely host and very helpful with scheduling, suggesting activities in the area and making sure the bear was happy for the entire stay. The home had everything you would need for an extended stay. Comfortable Bedrooms, multiple Living Rooms, 2 Outdoor Decks with ocean views and a Hot Tub with an ocean view as well to soothe those sore muscles after long walks on the beach and cliff-side hikes. The new, full size washer and dryer came in handy too. The bear had everything and more in the home. The trip was a wonderful time of relaxation and the host Linda and the accommodations could not have been more perfect for some well needed time away. Can’t wait to return to this beautiful part of Oregon.

# 696594 2 BR, 1 BA, HOUSE

"Our Maine Retreat" is a unique, one of a kind experience.

You will enjoy staying in the unique cabin retreat while on your Maine vacation.

You will enjoy staying in the unique cabin retreat while on your Maine vacation.

10/10/2017 - The VRBO Bear and family enjoyed an amazing stay at this charming cabin in Stockton Springs, Maine. The cabin is a short walk to the Penobscot River’s Sandy Beach Park, should you desire an evening stroll. It is also less than an hour’s drive to Acadia National Park and is right in the middle of Maine’s “mid coast”. It’s the perfect location to appreciate the best Maine has to offer. The “touristy” choices were aplenty, from hiking the Mount Desert Island (this bear’s favorite), to touring the coastal lighthouses and villages. You can take in the history of what was once the seafaring powerhouse of the country. Penobscot Maritime Museum and Fort Knox (ME) are two gems within just a few miles. The cabin itself has a true cabin in the woods feel. It almost seems like it was carved entirely out from a piece of solid timber. The best part about that is the airiness and the ambience of this backwoods retreat. We loved the touch and the smell of planks, the central pillars made of solid tree trunks. It was a “way-back machine” that took us to childhood memories of weekends spent in the country. Enjoy it for the sensory gem that it is, these bears most certainly did. Communications with the owners were prompt and courteous. The owners provided a folder of maps, charts, menus and brochures of parks, attraction and places to dine. We did not feel like we lacked in anything, be it comfort or convenience.



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