How to search for vacation rentals

Edit – Dec. 2012 – all links to zipvacations.com have been removed because the site appears to be offline.

I’d like to talk about a vacation rental search engine, “the only comprehensive vacation rentals search engine online.” As far as I know, this is the only site where you can search vacation rentals based on available dates and pricing.

So first I went to Italy, where there are over 500 properties listed. Then at the top of the page I set the search function to search in Rome, allow pets, and find properties between 100 and 1500 US dollars/month. There were only 2 results. However, when I reset the pets rule to “any” I came up with 16 search results.

I also checked out Japan since I plan to go this summer. I found a house in Kyoto for 93 US dollars/night and then noticed that you could read reviews. All were positive, and many reviewers left their emails so I suppose I could ask questions if I had any.

The last one I checked was Prague because one of my dreams is to spend a month living in Prague. From under 50.00/night 2 subway stops from the city center to 100.00/night for the place with a view of Charles Bridge, there’s plenty to think about.

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  1. Colleen says:

    I enjoy staying in condo’s and vacation homes whenever possible. They are usually located in a “less touristy” area. Vacation homes in small residential neighborhoods are more inviting to me.

    http://vrbo.com is also a great source for finding these rentals.

  2. Chuck says:

    Try http://www.greatrentals.com for a wonderful selection of vacation homes.

  3. jowan says:

    vrbo and greatrentals, while definitely nice, are pretty hard to use if you have something specific in mind.. This site lets you filter out things you don’t want – nice touch.

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