Vacation home rentals – choosing where's next
There's no doubt about it – the style of vacation home rental you pick is going to change a lot depending on where you choose to pick it. Take Florida, where condos and beach huts are plentiful. Across the pond on the glimmering Aegean Sea of Greece, it's all whitewashed villas with pools, or quaint cottages tucked into fishing villages. What's more, the very best travel destinations around the globe have their own unique sort of home away from home. There's the Balinese villa with its dark-tiled pool and orchid-strewn gardens, there are the private islands of Belize, or the tree-houses of Appalachia. Travel planners, you've got lots to think about…
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Looking for something more exotic? Further afield? There's a whole planet of inspiration waiting out there. Asia's sizzling noodle halls and incense-scented temples are a possibility. So are the great mountain ranges of New Zealand. But more popular is Europe, which packs in Rome, the Eternal City, and ancient temples aplenty, or Greek isles where salty fish cuts are served in family-owned tavernas. Even closer to home is the Caribbean. A couple of hours on the plane is all that's needed to get there, but things are not what you're used to – get ready for hammocks between palms, spicy jerk BBQ, and sand so white you might not believe it's real. And that's only noting a few of the very best vacation spots in the world. There are countless more.
Some of the most amazing vacation homes are right in your own backyard. Start on the soft-sanded East Coast barrier islands, where big wooden lodges face the waves. New England raises with its own offering of traditional coast home, surrounded by grassy lawns, overlooking historic lights. Switch to the Great Smokies and you're instantly lost in hemlock groves with treehouses and mossy pioneer cabins. Head for Malibu and LA and you find A-lister mansions gazing at golden bays with surfers on the whitecaps. And there are adobe Mexican cottages, alpine-style ski lodges, lake-top boathouses. Yep, Uncle Sam can offer all sorts of US rentals.