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Vacation Rental

Before Booking That 'Perfect' Vacation Rental, Make Sure It's Not a Scam

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The bottom line is, no matter which service you use to find and book a vacation rental, remember that it isn't the same as booking a hotel room. Rental agreements are between you and the owner, not necessarily a brick-and-mortar business with accounting and customer service departments.

How to Avoid an Online Vacation Rental Scam

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Imagine you're planning a much-needed vacation. You rent a home using an online site and pay in full to secure the deal. You board your flight and travel to your destination, excited to be far away from work and ready to relax. You arrive at your rental to get the keys -- and find out you've been scammed.

Best Villa Rental Agencies

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These days, many villa rental agencies double as personal concierges, organizing private tours of museums, hands-on cooking classes, and more. These experts have you covered.

10 Questions To Ask Before Booking A Vacation Rental

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While vacation rentals can offer unique benefits for travelers, they can also cause major headaches, especially since rental policies can vary widely by company.

Essential Rules to Being a House Guest

Rana Florida | Posted 10.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Don't linger. Just like a hotel has to turn over and clean the room for the next guests, most likely so do your hosts. Agree well in advance when you're coming and when you're leaving and stick to plan. Know when to say, "adios, amigos!"

WATCH: Would You Stay At A Historic Vacation Rental?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

If you try to stay away from chain hotels and fast-food restaurants when you travel, a stay in a historic rental is just what you'll want. It may be more than you want. Simply put, it doesn't get any more authentic than a historic vacation rental.

PHOTOS: World's Most Incredible Vacation Rentals

Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

While a great hotel can make a trip -- and staying with friends or family can break a trip -- travelers are increasingly exploring a third option, vac...