Archive for May, 2008

Blue Skies, Beautiful Sunsets and Unique Beaches”An Unforgettable Yet Affordable Vacation in Southern California

Monday, May 12th, 2008

A beach full of street performers where a day is never just “a day at the beach;” a place where sunsets are amazing almost every day; and a paradise where skies are always blue’this is Southern California. Regardless of the type of vacation a traveler wants, Southern California’s towns of Venice Beach, Balboa Island and Rancho Mirage will certainly surpass expectations.

The best part of visiting these towns is that they offer several lodging alternatives and it is not hard to find accommodations for large or small groups that fit any budget., a website that connects travelers with vacation rental owners, has a large database of options. From small modern condos to cozy cottages and large houses, the options are limitless.

Spend a stress-free vacation at a luxurious Venice Beach vacation rental that fits twelve people. This beautiful duplex is a brand new renovation located 100 yards from the beach. It features an open kitchen and dining area, wood floors throughout and a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet, dressing room and private bathroom. There is a fantastic roof top deck with a barbecue grill, patio furniture and amazing ocean views. For more details and pictures visit: A list of Venice Beach vacation homes is available at

To enjoy the most spectacular and tranquil sunsets, Rentalo offers an upscale bay front vacation apartment for two people on Balboa Island. Perfect for those traveling with a “valentine,” this centrally-located vacation condo is steps form beautiful Newport Beach and features two private patios, a soaking tub, a walk-in closet and astonishing views. The condo has tasteful decor and is only a minute from a ferry ride. The duplex is currently listed starting at $250 USD a night. Pictures and a detailed description are available at: More Balboa Island vacation condos are available at

Those on a tighter budget can opt for beautiful Rancho Mirage and stay in a one- bedroom unit for $170 USD a night. This condo, located in the Mission Hills Country Club, has everything needed for an unforgettable vacation. It was recently redecorated and features vaulted wood ceilings and a new air conditioning and heating system. More information regarding this condo is available at: For more Rancho Mirage accommodations visit

Romantic Couple Getaways to the Hawaii’s Youngest Island

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The youngest island of the Hawaiian archipelago, the Island of Hawaii aka the Big Island, enchants travelers with its lush nature, pristine beaches and steaming volcanoes. The Big Island is home to the world’s biggest annual Hula festivals, providing tourists with delicious food, traditional dances and all-night Hawaiian celebrations.

This biggest Hawaiian island offers a myriad of accommodations to choose from, depending on one’s needs and budget., a premier lodging directory offers numerous vacation rentals on the Big Island at reasonable prices. On this comprehensive website travelers can find affordable Capital Cook vacation rentals, Kealakekua condos, Pahoa vacation homes and more.

A beautiful two-bedroom Captain Cook vacation home is a coffee and exotic fruit farm located in the heart of the Kona Coffee Belt and overlooking the west coastline of the Big Island.  It comfortably sleeps six guests for only $600 USD per week with a minimum stay of seven nights. It is centrally located, not far from the island’s main attractions including The Volcanoes National Park, Kailua- Kona and other towns. Some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world are located within minutes. The house offers a TV with HBO, kayaks, a computer with Internet access, a charcoal grill and beautiful ocean views. To see more details, travelers can log on to: .  More specials on Captain Cook accommodations can be found on

Those traveling to Kealakekua this season should consider staying at a two-bedroom bungalow hideaway that sleeps a party of eight. This beautiful house offers a stunning patio, decks and large lanai and its rates start at $150 USD per night. Guests will also find a private Jacuzzi, tropical gardens and barbecue. The house is just minutes from the best beaches and local activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and more. Those interested in photos and more details can visit:  . More affordable deals on Kealakekua vacation rentals are on

A contemporary one-bedroom Pahoa apartment with stunning ocean views is available for a family of three for only $115 USD per night. This beautiful condo is spacious, has an ocean-view patio and a fully-equipped kitchen. It also offers an outdoor grill, high-speed wireless Internet and more. There are plenty of attractions in the area to keep guests busy, including sightseeing, snorkeling and biking. Pictures and a full description are available at: . lists numerous other vacation homes in Pahoa at reasonable prices.

Enjoy Fun-Filled Family Vacations on South Carolina’s Coast

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Expansive secluded beaches, verdant parks and challenging golf courses make South Carolina’s coast the perfect year-round vacation destination. Known as the “Edge of America”?, Folly Beach is a small town located in Charleston County of South Carolina that lures tourists with numerous historic attractions, great Low-country cuisine and abundant wildlife. Those looking for a perfect family getaway should consider Surfside Beach, a small seaside town located south of the famous resort of Myrtle Beach. Uncrowded beaches and pristine dunes are waiting for travelers on Seabrook Island, which is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Charleston.

These attractive South Carolina destinations offer seclusion and peaceful vacations away from the crowd. Staying at a South Carolina vacation rental is a great idea for those traveling in a large party looking for budget accommodations. Many privately-owned houses offering comfort and luxurious amenities can be found on, a global online marketplace for vacation rentals.

Travelers heading to Seabrook Island should consider booking a beautiful three-bedroom villa. Surrounded on three sides by a lagoon of the Ocean Winds Golf Course, this freestanding villa sleeps up to six people for only $185 USD per night, offering guests excellent ocean views. It is within a short walk of a pristine, uncrowded beach and features a golf course and wildlife viewing from one of its three decks. Historic Charleston, gorgeous plantation houses and such nearby activities as waterskiing and horseback riding are available for guests. See more details of this vacation villa. More affordable deals on Seabrook Island vacation rentals can be found on

A four-bedroom Surfside Beach vacation house is a perfect option for those traveling in a large group. This 2,200-square-foot house is great for families and sleeps up to twelve people for as little as $230 USD per night, with a minimum of three nights. Travelers will find a fully-equipped kitchen, a DVD player, a private pool and much more. A scenic beach is just steps away from the house, providing tourists with excellent parasailing, a Fishing Pier, restaurants and beach bars. View pictures and a full description of this vacation condo. A complete list of Surfside Beach condos can be found on

Located on the Folly River six blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, a two-bedroom vacation house is perfect for five guests. It can now be booked for only $115 USD per night, with a three-night minimum. The house’s enclosed deck overlooks the river and other amenities include a full kitchen, high-speed Internet, a private pool and much more. Jet skiing, boating, Folly’s Pier and excellent gift shops are some of the nearby attractions. Find out more about this vacation house. Numerous other Folly Beach lodgings are available on along with pictures, descriptions and amenities.

California Beach Vacation for Less!

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

The charm and beauty of California’s beaches, in addition to its relaxed atmosphere and friendly people, attract travelers from around the planet to this beautiful state. From the tranquil beach atmosphere of Mission Beach and the enchanting sunsets of Oceanside to the beautiful people in Newport Beach, those thinking of a beach vacation should consider Southern California.

Although a beach vacation can mean spending a lot of money, with the help of the web, it is easier than ever to find affordable accommodations. Staying in a vacation rental house or apartment instead of a hotel, for example, is an excellent way of saving money. Vacation rental directories such as offer a variety of alternatives to fit almost any budget.

A beautiful Newport Beach vacation home that can comfortably fit eight people is available at Rentalo for $207 USD a night. This vacation rental has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The home also offers 180 degree ocean views and a pool. Those interested in this vacation rental can see a full description with pictures at: A list of Newport Beach vacation homes is also available at

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom Mission Beach vacation house is currently listed for $125 USD a night. This spacious duplex located on a pedestrian-only street, is steps away from the Pacific Ocean and one block from Mission Bay. It is also only minutes from the San Diego Airport, Downtown, Point Loma, La Jolla, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the Wild Animal Park and Legoland. This Mission Beach vacation rental house is ideally located to optimize your vacation time. Details of this Mission Beach vacation home are available at: Visit for more Mission Beach lodging alternatives.

If traveling for a longer period, Oceanside offers a newly-decorated, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo suitable for six people at $1200 USD a week. The vacation rental offers a fully-equipped kitchen, a queen size sofa, and a fireplace. Visitors can also enjoy a beautiful tropical garden with waterfalls, koi pond and swimming pool. More information regarding this Oceanside vacation home is available at: also offers a list of Oceanside vacation rental alternatives.

Enjoy Beautiful Colors of Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Those looking for tranquil mountain settings, a relaxing time far from the crowds and many exciting outdoor activities, should consider the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This picturesque region boasts numerous vibrant cities such as Asheville as well as quaint mountain villages such as Boone. Diverse recreation, scenic hiking trails and historic sites can be found in this part of North Carolina.

The Blue Ridge Mountains are an extremely popular travel destination offering a wide selection of accommodations. Travelers looking for cost-effective solutions for their family getaway should visit This online global lodging marketplace offers numerous Blue Ridge Mountains cabins, Asheville vacation rentals and Boone lodgings at reasonable prices.

A beautiful valley-view, three-bedroom cabin comfortably sleeps six people for as little as $165 USD per night. It offers a fully equipped kitchen, fresh linens, a barbecue and a fooseball and ping pong table. Outside guests will find a large deck with beautiful mountain and valley views. Nearby attractions include Chimney Rock Park, Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain. See pictures and details of this Blue Ridge Mountains property. More affordable deals on Blue Ridge Mountains cabin rentals can be found on

A cozy two-bedroom Asheville vacation home located in the town’s lovely downtown has been completely remodeled and sleeps up to four people for only $115 USD per night. It offers all the luxuries of home and much more including a full kitchen, barbecue grill, a DVD player and high-speed wireless Internet. Guests can relax on the back porch admiring beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Such great attractions as the Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Mountains are only minutes away. View a full description and other guests” comments on this Asheville lodging. lists numerous accommodations in Asheville at discounted rates.

Located just outside Boone is the charming two-bedroom Songbird Cabin. This vacation home has a great stone fireplace for cozy evenings, a well-equipped kitchen and recreation room which offers a pool table and much more. Beautiful views of the “blue mountains” can be admired from a large front porch. This Boone cabin is conveniently located close to many Blue Ridge Mountains attractions including whitewater rafting, downhill skiing and Tweetsie Railroad amusement park. It sleeps up to eight people for $135 USD per night. See a full list of amenities of this Boone cabin. More Boone vacation rentals are listed on along with pictures, descriptions and amenities.

A Tranquil Southern California Vacation

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Those looking for a tranquil and less frantic vacation in California can opt for less touristy destinations. Anglers will have a blast when visiting the Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California, a popular fishing destination. Strawberry fanatics should consider Oxnard, considered the strawberry world capital, and those who want the typical Southern California experience, yet far from the crowds, can visit Long Beach.

If accommodations are a concern, travelers should look into alternatives to a hotel room. Southern California offers a myriad of accommodation options including Long Beach vacation homes, Oxnard condos and Monterey oceanfront homes. Staying at a vacation rental in Southern California can offer travelers comfort and amenities not offered at a hotel room as well as privacy and space.

A brand new Monterey vacation home that suits eight people comfortably is available at Rentalo for $450 USD a night. This luxurious 300-square-foot home has a beautiful view, a pool room, and a grass barbecue in the backyard. Travelers interested in a detailed description, pictures and contact information regarding this property can visit the following page: More Monterey vacation rental listings are available at

Visitors in Oxnard can relax and unwind in the Mediterranean Sand Castle, an astonishing Oxnard vacation home that boasts three stories, four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It is located directly in the middle of Silverstrand Beach and can comfortably sleep ten people. Guests can step out the back door to a serene, un-crowded mile-long stretch of white sand and take in the unspoiled beauty of the Pacific and the neighboring Channel Islands. This vacation home is available for $575 USD a night. More information can be found at: For more Oxnard lodging alternatives visit

A beautiful Long Beach bungalow, recently remodeled, is available on Rentalo at a special rate of $125 USD a night. This vacation rental sleeps four people and is conveniently located only a few minutes from the beach, downtown and the freeways. It has a patio and modern décor. Full descriptions and pictures of this rental are available at: More Long Beach vacation homes can be booked at

Affordable Deals on Big Island Vacation Rentals Offered by

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Many times referred to as the Orchid Isle, The Big Island of Hawaii welcomes tourists with its majestic mountains, steamy volcanoes and spectacular waterfalls. There are unlimited activities waiting for those who love adventure sports, hiking or enjoying Hawaiian natural splendor from the hammock of a charming Big Island vacation rental. Such amazing destinations as Kailua Kona, Hilo Town and Waikoloa are all located in this biggest Hawaiian Island.

Whether traveling with friends or a family, it is wise to consider staying at a Big Island vacation rental. These privately owned houses offer comfort, luxurious amenities at much lower prices than hotel rooms. Oceanfront settings, privacy and home-like atmosphere can all be enjoyed at Kailua Kona vacation rental, Hilo condo or a Waikoloa holiday home. All these can be found on, a premier online lodging directory that lists numerous affordable vacation rentals on Big Island.

A luxury Kailua Kona vacation condo is a true oceanfront paradise for six guests. It is beautifully furnished, has a lanai with an ocean view and is now available for only $139 USD per night. Among amenities guests will find such luxuries as a private pool, high speed internet, boogie boards, snorkel masks and much more. A hospitable and extremely nice owner of this Kailua Kona house, Shannon, makes guest’s stay a truly amazing experience providing them with Hawaiian music, guidebooks and plenty of local cultural information. To see pictures, property video and guests comments, travelers can log on to: . There are more affordable deals on Kailua Kona vacation rentals available for travelers on

A beautiful two-bedroom condo located on the Hilo Bay offers wonderful ocean views and sleeps four guests for only $120 USD per night. This plantation bungalow is newly renovated and includes a new double spa tub, barbecue, high-speed internet and a fireplace for romantic rainy evenings. Scenic Akaka Falls, the Hawaii tropical botanical gardens, amazing hiking trails and many more can be enjoyed in the neighborhood. Those who wish to see more details of this Hilo vacation condo should visit: More affordable deals on Hilo vacation rentals can be found on along with pictures, descriptions and amenities.

25 minutes north of the Kailua Kona airport, in the beautiful town of Waikoloa, is a two-bedroom vacation villa. This ten acre lush tropical paradise is located within the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and is blessed with excellent weather all year long. It is now available for four guests for as little as $135 USD per night and offers such amenities as a Jacuzzi with mini waterfall, large pool, high speed internet and more. Nearby attractions include boutiques, fine art galleries, Dolphin Quest Center, secluded beaches and much more. More information can be found here: . More vacation homes in Waikoloa are available on at reasonable rates.

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