Archive for May, 2008

A Delightful Jersey Shore Vacation!

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Those thinking of vacationing on the Jersey Shore will be amazed by the variety of entertainment opportunities. Historic Cape May, with its Victorian houses, fine restaurants and bird-watching is perfect just about any season, while Long Beach Island and Beach Haven offer beautiful beaches, water sports, biking and sensational sunsets over Little Egg Harbor.

And contrary to what many may think, the Jersey Shore can be affordable even when traveling with a big group or the whole family. Smart travelers have found that with some research and the internet, good deals are available. An excellent source is This vacation rental directory offers visitors a wide variety of New Jersey lodging alternatives at a very affordable price.

A beautiful apartment set on a quiet street one house from Cape May’s beach is available at starting at $200 USD a night. The apartment fits six people comfortably and offers beach chairs and laundry facilities. Guests of this vacation rental can also enjoy a lounge on the front porch while listening to the ocean and watching the sunset or sunrise. A bike rack for everyone’s bikes is also available. Check out more details at: A list of Cape May vacation rentals is available at

Those traveling to Long Beach Island will find a quiet and peaceful vacation getaway perfect for six people, located just six houses away from Beach Haven’s beautiful, uncrowded ocean beach. This vacation apartment is available from $90 USD a night and features a fully equipped kitchen and a landscaped courtyard with picnic tables and gas grills. See details at: Visit for more Long Beach Island accommodations.

If your destination is specifically Beach Haven, Rentalo offers a sunny condo in an ocean block for six people starting at $800 a week. The condo features ocean access just around the corner and is an easy walk to the town and Surflight Theatre. For contact information and pictures visit: A list of Beach Haven lodging alternatives can be found at

Los Angeles, Dana Point and Huntington Beach Vacation Rental Options

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

A beautiful harbor that houses 2,500 yachts within two marinas, a beach where visitors can walk their dog and a place where movie stars are all around”Los Angeles and Orange County entice visitors worldwide with a variety of attractions. Those looking for a fun yet relaxing vacation will find this area of California fascinating.

Besides attractions such as Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum, visitors to Los Angeles or Orange County will find beautiful beaches in places like Huntington Beach and Dana Point. Relaxing walks on the beach or an entertaining afternoon with your pooch at Huntington’s Dog Beach are some of the possibilities while vacationing in this area. Along with entertainment, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach and Dana Point also offer a wide variety of lodging alternatives for every taste and budget. A convenient way to find vacation rentals in Los Angeles or Orange County is by searching through an online directory., for example offers a selection of vacation rentals in the area to suit different types of travelers.

Those who like the excitement and variety of Los Angeles can find a beautiful vacation condo in the Los Angeles area that accommodates four people for only $135 USD a night. This condo has new contemporary décor, a fully-equipped kitchen and an attached laundry. High speed wireless Internet is also available throughout. A full description of this condo, including pictures, is available at: A list of Los Angeles hotels and vacation homes can be found at

For a more relaxed vacation, travelers can head to Huntington Beach. Rentalo offers a modern Huntington Beach rental home for six that features designer furnishings and a gourmet kitchen. It has two patios, a veranda and a beautiful courtyard. It is close to a golf course and tennis courts, shopping, dinning and Los Angeles attractions. Those interested in more information and pictures of this property can visit: More Huntington Beach accommodation options are available at

Visitors to Dana Point will find a beautiful Dana Point vacation home for six only steps from the beach. Guests can enjoy a perfect vacation in this professionally designed condo. The master bedroom has been beautifully decorated with a king size canopy bed and Coastal Style furnishings and has a private garden patio. It is located near the five-star St. Regis Spa and is close to the Dana Point Harbor and the shops and art galleries of Laguna Beach. Details of this vacation home can be found at: Visit for more Dana Point lodgings.

Exotic and Affordable Family Vacations on the Hawaiian Island of Maui

Monday, May 26th, 2008

A tropical paradise, the Hawaiian island of Maui is a perfect place for the vacation of one’s dreams. Easily accessible beaches, beach parks with lifeguards and many other facilities guarantee the ideal vacation for the whole family. Sport lovers will be thrilled with surfing and windsurfing. Maui’s beautiful sunsets will leave romantic couples truly mesmerized. Such destinations on Maui as Lahaina, Kahana and Kula promise both a perfect weather and great adventure.

Whether traveling with a family or friends or lover, renting a vacation rental on Maui is an excellent option. Vacation houses in Maui offer the comfort, space and privacy that many hotel rooms do not and at much lower rates., a worldwide vacation rental directory offers a wide selection of affordable Lahaina vacation homes, Kahana condos, Kula lodgings and more.

A beautiful beachfront two-bedroom vacation rental in Lahaina is now available for only $275 USD per night. It comfortably sleeps six guests and offers such luxuries as a wide, ocean-view lanai, heated swimming pool, a barbecue area, beautiful gardens and even an ice machine. New carpeting and lanai furniture make this Lahaina condo very clean, open, breezy and comfortable. The beach, dolphins and world class golf courses are just steps away from this Lahaina apartment. To see more details, travelers can log on to: . Those interested in more deals on Lahaina vacation rentals should visit 

Those traveling in large groups should consider staying at a grand four-bedroom Kahana vacation home. This big house sleeps up to 14 guests for as little as $442 USD per night and is located only 150 steps from the beach. Beautiful, sandy beaches, world-class restaurants, golf courses and great shopping areas are within walking distance from this vacation rental. It is equipped with a free high-speed Internet connection, gas barbecue, beach accessories, board games and much more. Pictures and a full description can be found here: . More affordable deals on Kahana vacation rentals are available at

Those who enjoy romantic atmosphere, spectacular sunsets and starry nights will love a beautiful one-bedroom log cabin located in Kula. This cozy cabin sleeps four guests for as little as $150 USD per night and offers panoramic views of the Maui’s North Shore. Hammocks, a barbecue, a fireplace and much more can be found among the house’s amenities. Guests of this cabin can enjoy Maui’s agricultural attractions including wine tasting, lavender farms and more. Those interested in a full description can visit: . lists more Kula vacation rentals along with pictures, amenities and prices.

Family Time in the Beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Those planning a summer vacation with the family won’t find a better place than North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This string of barrier islands is filled with quiet beaches, watery hideaways full of wildlife and historical places dating back to America’s beginnings. It is a true paradise for watersports fans and outdoor enthusiasts providing excellent kayaking, hiking and surfing.

Being an extremely popular area, the Outer Banks are dotted with accommodations to suit every taste and budget. Staying at an Outer Banks vacation home is more comfortable, more private and much more affordable than other options. With a bit of a web surfing, great deals for this spring season can be found on websites such as This global directory of vacation rental homes features special offers on Outer Banks vacation rentals, Duck vacation homes, Nags Head beach houses and much more.

Those traveling with a large group should consider a four-bedroom Duck vacation rental. This lovely beachfront house offers a hot tub and great ocean views and sleeps a party of ten for only $1,295 USD per week. Other amenities include a complete new kitchen, home theatre and even PlayStation 2 with video games. The house is only short drive to shops, water sports, historic sites and other Duck attractions. Pictures and a full description are available here: . lists more affordable deals on Duck beach rentals.

Another affordable two-bedroom condo is now available for $795 USD per week. It comfortably sleeps six guests and offers a newly renovated kitchen, a computer with high-speed Internet and a private deck only 200 feet from the ocean. It is just steps away from a go-cart track, golf and water sports on the beach. More information can be found on: .  More Nags Head vacation rentals are available at

Affordable Escapes to the Exotic Maui with Rentalo’s Special Deals on Vacation Rentals

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

The magical Hawaiian isle of Maui is everything travelers could wish for. More than 80 spectacular beaches with golden, white, red and black stretches of sand, warm Pacific waves, a variety of coral reefs and even whales breaching close to shore can all be found on Maui. When vacationing on the island, such famous and paradise-like destinations as Kaanapali, Wailea and Kihei are a must-see.

Visitors to Maui can easily find accommodation, though sometimes it may be expensive. Those looking for ways to save on lodgings should consider booking a vacation rental. These privately-owned houses and apartments offer space, luxurious amenities and privacy at much lower rates than hotel rooms. Affordable deals on Maui vacation rentals can be found on, a global online directory of lodgings. Whether it is a Kihei condo, a Wailea vacation rental or a Kaanapali lodging, it can all be found on

Those looking for a peaceful tropical getaway will enjoy a beautiful two-bedroom Kihei condo. It comfortably sleeps a party of six and is now available for only $250 USD per night. This Kihei vacation rental is ideal for enjoying spectacular sunsets from its private lanai or for just relaxing by the pool. It features a tennis court, several barbecues, two hot tubs and lush tropical landscaping. Pictures and a full list of amenities can be found at: .

Another affordable option offered by is a romantic Wailea vacation condo that sleeps five guests. It is available for as little as $200 per night in the low season from April 1 to December 12. This beautiful Wailea home offers a swimming pool, beach gear, beach games and much more. Guests can enjoy the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, a winery and boat tours, among other attractions. Pictures and a full list of amenities can be seen at: .

Those travelers looking for more affordable deals on Maui should visit where they can find a full list of Kaanapali vacation rentals, Kihei condos and Wailea hotels along with photos, amenities and prices.

Plan an Exciting Family Beach Vacation in North Carolina

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Those looking for a perfect family beach getaway should consider visiting North Carolina’s coast. Scenic barrier islands, abundant wildlife and secluded beaches can be found in this part of North Carolina. Such vacation destinations as Topsail Island, Ocean Isle beach and Kill Devil Hills offer relaxing vacations away from crowds. Staying at a North Carolina vacation rental is a good idea, especially for those who travel in a large group. Privately owned houses offer comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower rates than expensive hotel rooms., a worldwide lodging directory lures both leisure and business travelers with its varied offers of affordable vacation homes. Topsail Island vacation rentals, Ocean Isle Beach condos and Kill Devil Hills lodgings are available for those looking for a cost-effective solution.

An oceanfront four-bedroom home located on Topsail Island is now available for $220 USD per night. It comfortably accommodates up to eleven guests and offers spectacular ocean panoramas. A barbecue, a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV are some of the house’s amenities. Those staying in this cozy Topsail Island house can enjoy such outdoor activities as waterskiing, surfing, snorkeling and sightseeing. Pictures and a full description can be found on: . More affordable deals on Topsail Island vacation homes are available on

Those traveling in a large group should consider booking a four-bedroom Ocean Isle Beach house. Until May 2, this brand new luxury house sleeps up to twelve guests for as little as $170 USD per night. Located in a gated community with ocean club, the house provides a pool access, a restaurant, outdoor bar with large deck and more. Amenities include a Jacuzzi, high-speed Internet and beach chairs. Museums, a planetarium, wildlife viewing and golfing are some of the area’s attractions. More details are available here: . offers a full list of Ocean Isle Beach condos at reasonable prices.

Booking a two-bedroom beach cottage is a great idea for tourists heading to Kill Devil Hills this season. This cozy house sleeps a party of six for $120 USD per night with a minimum of two nights. The cottage is equipped with a DVD player, many board games and has a large covered deck. It is only a short drive away from the beach, golfing, fishing and sailing. Other nearby activities include boating, sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Those who want to see more details, can log on to . More Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals can be found on along with photos, descriptions and a quick inquiry form.

Inexpensive Vacation Getaways to Exotic Kauai

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Those looking for a dream-like destination for their next getaway should visit the tropical Hawaiian island of Kauai. Tropical greenery, pristine white beaches and spectacular waterfalls can be found on this island along with excellent sunny weather. Majestic cliffs on the Na Pali Coast, beautiful beaches on Hanalei Bay and Wailua Falls make Kauai a true paradise for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts.  

Whether traveling with a family, friends or a couple, Kauai has a rich variety of accommodations to choose from. Depending on one’s needs, travelers can find perfect Kauai vacation rentals in every corner of this scenic island. Numerous inexpensive deals on Kauai lodgings can be found on, a leading online vacation rentals marketplace. This comprehensive website lists many Kilauea hotels, Kapaa Kauai lodgings, Haena accommodations and more.

Located on Kauai’s beautiful North Shore, Noah’s cottage is nestled on two acres of tropical garden and is within a 10 minute drive of some of the best beaches on Hawaii. This romantic Kilauea cottage sleeps a party of four for only $130 USD per night plus tax. Among its amenities guests can find beach equipment, a private lanai, board games and much more. Massages by a licensed massage therapist are available right on the Kilauea vacation property. For more details, travelers can log on to: . More special deals on Kilauea lodgings can be found on at affordable rates.

Those looking for luxury and more upscale features should consider staying at a one-bedroom Kapaa Kauai vacation rental.  This beachfront property has everything a demanding traveler is looking for including luxurious amenities, designer furnishings, fine artwork and a gourmet kitchen. It also offers a Jacuzzi, multiple pools with waterfalls and water slides, a beachfront bar and much more. It sleeps four guests and is now available for $270 USD per night. Pictures and details of this Kapaa Kauai home are available at: . gives travelers more options on Kapaa Kauai vacation rentals.

Tourists traveling in large groups will find a five-bedroom Haena vacation home a perfect option for their next Hawaii getaway. This beautiful house offers amazing ocean and mountain views from its lanais, high-speed internet, guide books and much more. Directly across the street is a beach access path and the house sleeps 12 guests for only $375 USD per night. The Anini Beach Lagoon can be found within a one minute walk from the house. This safe beach is perfect for swimming, kayaking and sunbathing. More information on this Haena property can be found on . Those looking for affordable deals on Haena vacation rentals can visit for more information.

Affordable Vacation Rental Options in the San Francisco Bay Area

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Aside from San Francisco’s magical cable cars, fine dining and five star shopping, California’s Bay Area also offers some interesting discoveries in Napa and Santa Cruz. Wine lovers will be delighted by the Napa Valley’s beautiful vineyards, while Santa Cruz’s colonial style will enchant those looking for a tranquil place to relax and unwind.

If accommodations are a concern, some internet research will help in finding the perfect Bay Area lodging in spite of budget or number of people traveling. Vacation Rental directories such as list a wide selection of San Francisco vacation rentals, Napa condos and Santa Cruz hotels.

A cozy one-bedroom San Francisco garden apartment, perfect for a business trip or a romantic getaway, is available for $135 USD a night. It sleeps three people comfortably and is conveniently located in the Richmond district of northwest San Francisco. Guests of this San Francisco vacation rental will enjoy a quiet urban neighborhood while minutes away from downtown and tourist attractions. The apartment is fully furnished and nicely decorated. There is off-street parking and the bus line is one block away. To see a full description and pictures of the apartment visit: A list of San Francisco vacation rentals is available at

Those planning to visit Napa will find a beautifully decorated two-bedroom, one-bath Napa vacation apartment for $175USD a night. The apartment is suitable for four people and guests can walk to restaurants, wine-tasting facilities, Copia (The American Center for Wine), the wine train, the theater and the opera house. A detailed description is available at: More Napa vacation apartments are available at

Those looking for a tranquil vacation will definitely enjoy Santa Cruz. A spacious beach house and vacation rental for eight people is available for $350 per night. The home has hardwood floors, a huge sectional couch with large Sony TV, and is conveniently located right across the street from Pleasure Point’s first and second peak surf spots. The property features a waterfall in the back, a large teak table, a barbecue, and a Jacuzzi with a gazebo. The kitchen opens up to the library, dining and living rooms, which makes it great for entertaining and relaxing after a trip to the beach. Details of this Santa Cruz vacation rental can be found at: For more Santa Cruz vacation houses options visit

Unique Summer Vacation on South Carolina’s Barrier Islands

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Secluded beaches, countless water activities and unique resorts amidst dramatic oceanfront scenery are something every traveler will enjoy. Blessed with great climate year round, South Carolina’s barrier islands are perfect for water sports, wildlife viewing and soaking up the sun in the finest resorts. Close proximity to Charleston gives travelers numerous sightseeing and dining options. Staying at a South Carolina vacation rental is a good alternative for those looking for cost-effective accommodations. Whether traveling with family or a group of friends, privately owned houses offer comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower rates than a hotel room.

Affordable deals can be found on such websites as, a global online lodging marketplace which links travelers with vacation rental owners. Depending on one’s needs and budget, offers cozy Charleston vacation homes, comfortable Kiawah Island condos, Fripp Island lodgings and more.

Those traveling in a large group should consider staying at a brand new five-bedroom Fripp Island vacation home. Up to twelve people can be comfortably accommodated for as little as $375 USD per night with a three night minimum. This upscale house is set in a beautiful wooded tropical setting only three minutes from the ocean, pools and jogging trails. It includes a Jacuzzi, wireless high-speed Internet, a DVD movie collection and more. Even a six-passenger club car is available for guests. Boating, sightseeing, hiking and rock climbing are some of area’s activities. To see pictures and a property video, travelers can log on to: . More deals on Fripp Island vacation rentals can be found on

When heading to Kiawah Island, booking a three-bedroom waterfront villa is an excellent idea. This private home is a five-minute walk from the famous Ten Mile Beach, and is located in the middle of five golf courses. It sleeps up to eight guests for only $225 USD per night and offers a private dock and excellent lagoon views. A DVD player, high-speed Internet and fully-equipped kitchen are some of the house’s amenities. Guest can enjoy such activities as crabbing, horseback riding, kayaking and more. More details can be found on: . A full list of Kiawah Island condos is available on

Perfect for enjoying nature and experiencing the history of Charleston, a two-bedroom spacious house is now available for $800 USD per week with minimum of two nights. It sleeps five guests and is located on Wadmalaw Island, just 25 minutes from downtown Charleston. This private home offers high-speed Internet, a full kitchen, barbecue and a DVD player. It is just steps away from such activities as windsurfing, jet skiing, fishing and wildlife viewing. A full description can be found on: . lists numerous Charleston vacation rentals at reasonable rates along with pictures, prices and availability calendar.

Get off the Beaten Track and Enjoy a Family Getaway to North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Warm breezes and blooming nature are waiting for tourists in the western North Carolina. With colorful flowers, verdant hiking trails and town festivals, spring is the perfect time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. This charming area of North Carolina features quaint villages, scenic waterfalls and breathtaking mountain views.

One of the best ways to unwind and get close to nature is by staying at a Smokies vacation rental. Privately owned cabins in this area offer seclusion, comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower rates than big hotel chains. Many affordable deals can be found on, an online global directory of vacation rentals. This spring offers great deals on Maggie Valley cabins, Cashiers rentals and Franklin vacation rentals among others. 

Located in the heart of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is a lovely two-bedroom cottage. It is currently available for four people for only $90 USD per night. Situated in the quiet wooded area, the cottage offers a stone fireplace for long winter evenings, a DVD player and a fully-equipped kitchen. It is only steps away from such great attractions as The Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park, Biltmore House and Cataloochee ski resort. Pictures and a full description can be found on: .  More offers on Maggie Valley lodgings are available on

Another lakefront two-bedroom Cashiers house is available on for only $168 USD. Facing scenic Glenville Lake, this cozy vacation rental sleeps up to six guests and offers a full kitchen, barbecue, children’s swing set and a lake-view private deck.  There are numerous hiking trails, rock climbing sites and horseback riding available in the neighborhood. More details can be found here: . lists more reasonably priced Cashiers lodgings along with prices, descriptions and pictures.

Those heading to Franklin, North Carolina should consider booking a two-bedroom Backcountry Getaway. This gorgeous vacation house is located six miles south of Franklin and offers a fully equipped kitchen, two newly-renovated bathrooms and a screened-in porch, perfect to gaze at the mountains and watch wildlife. It sleeps up to seven guests for only $125 USD per night. Other amenities include a gas grill, stone fireplace and a garage. Rafting, hunting, horseback riding and many other activities can be found nearby. Those interested in pictures and a full list of amenities can log on to: . More affordable deals on Franklin cabin rentals can be found on