Archive for July, 2008

Rentalo 3.0 is Out!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

So the new version is here and we are very proud! Yes, after long hours of testing and fixing we have finally released the new Rentalo. You can now enjoy a wider version of your favorite vacation rental directory with lots of fun new features and tools!

Starting with the homepage, you will now be able to discriminate your search and look only for the type of accommodation that interests you; whether it is a vacation rental, bed and breakfasts or hotel; by using the tabs located at the top of the page. You can also stay on top of latest deals with the “New Special Offers” box and read about the latest travel trends at the ‘traveler Tip of the Day” box.

If you fall in love with one of our vacation rentals and want to share it with all your friends try our new Sharing Feature which allows you to bookmark or share our property pages in such sites like Facebook and Myspace or simply click on the ‘send to a Friend” button and let them help you decide. And don’t forget to check out the property’s photos at the new and captivating slide show.

We are sure these improvements will make your vacation rental search experience more positive and enjoyable. We are very excited and look forward to keep on taking the vacation rental industry to the next level!

Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

It’s been a long exciting week for our whole team as we were making the last adjustments to our brand new directory pages. That’s right, Rentalo has gone through a complete overhaul and soon you will have the chance to enjoy its new face and wider 1024-pixel resolution!

A new attractive interface and lots of great tools are about to be launched which are designed to make your experience with us even more positive. How can the search for a vacation rental be even easier, you ask yourself? It really can! The new Home Page, attractive property pages and even better SmartSearch pages, are just a glimpse of our changes.

Now you will be able to find your perfect vacation home even faster with Home Page features like the latest special offers, accommodation search by themes and lifestyle and many more! You will also hear fresh traveler tips everyday and read testimonials of other travelers.

Once you narrow your choice with the SmartSearch tool, you will find yourself in a newly redesigned property page that will have all the necessary information displayed on the same page. An eye-catching photo gallery, the availability calendar and a practical property map will help you make a decision. When you are ready to inquire, just fill out a short form and there you go! It’s as easy as it sounds.

Stay tuned for our release and surf for your next vacation home!

A Non-expensive Caribbean Vacation is Possible!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

What a better place to spend the summer than relaxing at one of the many Caribbean islands. Sunny days, warm waters and sandy beaches await those who decide to make the Caribbean their next vacation destination. Places such as Montego Bay and its duty free shopping, Ocho Rios and its famous scuba diving and the less touristic town of Treasure Beach guarantee visitors a summer vacation of a lifetime.

Unlike popular belief a Caribbean vacation does not have to be extremely expensive. An excellent way of saving on such vacation is by looking for accommodation alternatives to a hotel room; as it can result quite expensive especially if traveling with a large group or the whole family. Vacation rentals for example, provide the comfort and space from home most of the times at lower rates than those of a hotel room. Websites like Rentalo.com offer a great variety of alternatives.

Those traveling with a large group will find a beautiful Falmouth home for fourteen people. This classic home is located within a short walk to the Heights Beach and it features a yard with incredible views of Martha’s Vineyard. The house has a brand new kitchen, dining area, full bathroom, two bedrooms, and an over sized living room with a fireplace and multiple sitting areas. More information about this property can be found at: http://rentalo.com/199596/capecodhome5.html. Rentalo.com offers a complete list of Falmouth accommodations.

A waterfront studio condo suitable for two people is listed at Rentalo for $185 USD a night. This beautifully decorated condo is located just a ten-minute walk from the center of town, and it is set three hundred feet back in the woods. It is equipped with a full kitchen, a queen-size bed, cable television, DSL internet, a furnished living area, and wrap around decks overlooking the foliage. Read more about this condo at: http://rentalo.com/24082/eastendsecluded.html. Visit Rentalo.com for a list of Provincetown vacation rentals.

Quiet Vacations on the Barrier Islands of Georgia

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Laid-back atmosphere, wide sandy beaches and great water sports are waiting for tourists on the coast of Georgia. Those who seek a real relaxation will find this part of Georgia a true paradise, full of historic lighthouses, varied wildlife and charming islands such as Tybee and St Simons. Georgia’s beautiful barrier islands offer everything for a fun-filled family vacation including championship golf courses, miles of sandy beaches and dreamy dunes.

Staying at a Georgia vacation rental is an excellent idea, especially if traveling in large groups. Privately owned houses have a big advantage over hotels, not only in size and comfort but also in prices. Affordable deals on Tybee Island condos and St. Simons Island vacation homes can be found on Rentalo.com, a premier lodging directory that lists numerous Georgia vacation rentals at reasonable prices.

Those heading to Tybee Island should consider renting a two-bedroom creek-side vacation home. This beautiful house sleeps up to six guests for $160 USD per night. Guests will find such amenities as wireless Internet access, a Jacuzzi, a barbecue and a DVD player. Kayaks are available at the private dock and visitors can also use two bikes. Windsurfing, diving and boating can be enjoyed on this beautiful island. More details can be found on: http://rentalo.com/76354/windfall.html . Those interested in more deals on Tybee Island vacation rentals can visit Rentalo.com for more information.

A two-bedroom beach cottage is an excellent alternative for those traveling to St Simons Island. This classic 1940′s home was totally renovated and is within walking distance of the Village, Pier and Mallory Park. Guests are welcome to use a fully-stocked kitchen and front and back yards with a large gas grill. High-speed Internet, an outdoor shower and cable TV are also among the house’s amenities. Nearby attractions include dining, amusement parks, spas and miniature golf. Pictures and a full description are available at: http://rentalo.com/119036/acute.html . Rentalo.com offers a full list of St Simons Island condos at reasonable rates.

Plan Your Family Vacation on the Maine’s Scenic Coast

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Wide stretches of sand, fun amusement parks and fishing harbors can be found on the Maine’s coast making it the perfect family vacation destination. Charming towns such as Saco, Wells and Kennebunkport offer quiet vacation away from the crowd, perfect for desired summer relaxation. Art and history enthusiasts can enjoy numerous museums and galleries while those looking for fun-filled family places can visit Maine’s several waterparks.

Families looking for alternative accommodation options, should consider staying at a Maine vacation rental. Privately owned homes offer more comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower prices than big hotel chains. Affordable deals on Saco condos, Wells vacation rentals and Kennebunkport cottages can be found on Rentalo.com, a premier online directory for lodgings.

A charming two-bedroom cottage in Saco comfortably accommodates up to seven guests for only $800 USD per week. This waterfront house is 30 feet from the ocean and offers spectacular sunrises that can be admired from its window seat. The cottage offers a modern kitchen, laundry room, a barbecue and beach chairs among others. Nearby attractions include Camp Ellis Beach, deep sea fishing, kayaking and theatres. Pictures can be found here: http://rentalo.com/199777/bluepearlcottage.html . Rentalo.com lists more affordable Saco vacation rentals with description, prices and quick inquiry form.

Located only three minutes to Downtown Kennebunkport and five minutes to the nearest beach, a cozy vacation house is suitable for seven guests. It is listed on Rentalo at $150 USD per night with a two night minimum stay. High-speed Internet, a barbecue, cable TV and CD player are some of the house’s amenities. Guests can enjoy wildlife viewing, boating, fishing and miniature golf. Several fine restaurants and shops are within a 3-minute walk. More details are available here: http://rentalo.com/23826/carriagehouse.html . On Rentalo.com travelers can find more Kennebunkport cottages at reasonable prices.

Travelers heading to Wells should consider staying at a three-bedroom Oceanside house. Six guests can be accommodated for only $850 USD per night with a seven-day minimum stay. It offers a large picture window overlooking Moody beach, fully-equipped kitchen and patio. Nearby activities include waterskiing, sailing, boating and biking. Travelers interested in more details, can log on to: http://rentalo.com/123976/beamisapartments.html . More deals on Wells vacation homes are available at Rentalo.com.

Spend an Active Family Vacation in Arizona

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Travelers who would like to discover some of America’s most beautiful natural treasures should visit Arizona. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a rich and vivid landscape waiting to be explored by adventurous travelers. The famous Heard Museum of Phoenix, 450 miles of shoreline at Lake Havasu and excellent hiking trails in Sedona’s canyons are all waiting for tourists in the state of Arizona.

Staying at a vacation rental in Arizona is a great option, as privately owned homes provide travelers with comfort, luxurious amenities and are much cheaper than expensive hotel rooms. Arizona offers a wide variety of accommodations that suit every need and budget. From Sedona vacation homes to Phoenix hotels and Lake Havasu cabins, numerous options can be found on Rentalo.com. This comprehensive vacation rental marketplace lists many Arizona lodgings at very reasonable prices.

Those heading to Phoenix, should consider a luxurious one-bedroom luxurious apartment. This vacation rental comfortably sleeps up to four guests for only $75 USD per night with a two-night minimum stay. Located just minutes from Phoenix, this apartment was recently remodeled and offers high-speed wireless access, a pool with a hot tub and covered parking. Nearby attractions include the Phoenix zoo, Phoenix International Raceway and Squaw Peak mountain. More details can be found on: http://rentalo.com/203710/beautifulcondocentral.html . Deals on Phoenix vacation rentals are available on Rentalo.com.

A charming two-bedroom vacation rental is waiting for travelers in Sedona. Built in 1960, this cabin is now beautifully renovated and it sleeps six people for as little as $150 USD per night. The house is fully furnished with kitchen, books, phone, games and wireless high-speed Internet. Located on the Red Rock Loop in one of Sedona’s most scenic areas, this lovely cabins offers excellent hiking and biking trails, plus Oak Creek few steps from the house. Wildlife viewing, rock climbing and horseback riding are some of the area’s activities. Those interested in pictures and a full description, can log on to: http://rentalo.com/4285/cabinwith.html . More affordable deals on Sedona vacation rentals can be found on Rentalo.com.

When traveling to Lake Havasu, staying at a three-bedroom vacation rental is a great idea. This large hacienda sleeps up to eight guests and is available for only $250 USD per night with a two night minimum stay. It has a huge living room with fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, a gated pool that overlooks the lake and much more. Guests of this property can enjoy hiking, waterskiing, sailing and sightseeing in the neighborhood. More information can be found here: http://rentalo.com/40686/lakehavasuhacienda.html . Rentalo.com lists more Lake Havasu vacation rentals along with descriptions, prices and pictures.

Outdoor Adventure Vacations in Arizona

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Dramatic desert landscapes, majestic mountain peaks and crystal clear waters inspire millions of travelers to visit Arizona. Adventurous souls will have a chance to enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding and hunting while nostalgic travelers can explore this gorgeous state by taking a train ride with the Grand Canyon Railways and the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Arizona’s cities such as Mesa, Scottsdale and Tubac are full of accommodations that fit every budget and need. Cozy Arizona vacation rentals are an excellent option when traveling with a large group. Privately owned homes offer much more space, comfort and luxurious amenities than an expensive hotel room, usually at much lower rates. Great deals on Arizona vacation homes can be found on Rentalo.com, a premier lodging directory that links travelers with vacation rental owners.

Those heading to Scottsdale should consider staying in a two-bedroom condo rental with a private pool. This beautiful house sleeps up to five guests for only $950 USD per week with a seven days minimum. The central location is this property’s main attraction, as it is next door to the famous Wild Fore Golf Course. It is brand new and fully furnished and includes a high-speed Internet, a private patio and two swimming pools. Rock climbing, swimming and horseback riding are some of the nearby attractions. More details can be found on: http://rentalo.com/200704/scottsdalevacationrental50.html . Rentalo.com features more Scottsdale condos along with pictures and a quick inquiry form.

A discount of 30% is offered by the owners of a three-bedroom Mesa vacation home. From June 1 until October 1 this luxurious home sleeps ten guests for only $69 USD per night with a seven night minimum. This fully equipped house offers a barbecue, high-speed Internet and a CD player. Such exciting activities as hunting, camping and waterskiing are available in the neighborhood. More information on this house can be found on: http://rentalo.com/264772/mesavacationrental3.html . Travelers should visit Rentalo.com for more offers on Mesa vacation rentals.

While visiting Tubac, staying at a secluded two-bedroom vacation house is an excellent idea. This remodeled turn-of-the-century house sits in Tubac’s most historic district and is close to the town’s art galleries and restaurants. It sleeps up to four people for only $150 USD per night and includes high-speed Internet, a fully-equipped kitchen and cable TV. Guests can also admire beautiful panoramas of the Santa Rita Mountains. Horseback riding, sightseeing and biking are waiting for travelers in the area. Those interested in more information, can visit: http://rentalo.com/186309/anzainn.html . Rentalo.com lists numerous affordable Tubac vacation rentals along with descriptions, prices and photos.

Finding Cost-Effective Lodging Options in Costa Rica

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Costa Rica has established itself as a hot eco-tourism destination. Travelers from all over the world visit the country in search of its beautiful beaches, incredible natural settings and amazing landscapes. Such places as Manuel Antonio or Guanacaste offer visitors top-notch eco-touristic settings and a wide variety of accommodation options.

A great online resource to find affordable accommodations is Rentalo.com. This leading vacation rental directory lists a wide variety of lodging alternatives in Costa Rica and worldwide. Travelers can find everything from vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, lodges and hotels at excellent values.

Those heading to Guanacaste can find in Rentalo a vacation apartment for three people at a special offer of $67.50 USD per night. This spacious studio apartment offers a bedroom and living area and a full bathroom. It also features a fully-equipped kitchen with dining area. The living room overlooks a pool with a barbecue area. Nearby attractions include windsurfing, swimming and boating. More information, pictures and details can be found at: http://rentalo.com/211911/condoinplayas.html. More Guanacaste accommodations are available at Rentalo.com.

Groups of six people can find a beautiful home tucked away in a pocket of tranquility overlooking a magnificent mountain and ocean view landscape. This contemporary three-bedroom, three-bathroom Manuel Antonio vacation home has a vaulted wood paneled ceiling, and welcomes the free flowing breeze that naturally rolls in from the surrounding landscape. Guests will find a beautiful nearby beach to relax and unwind. Details and pictures are available at: http://rentalo.com/270078/manuelantoniovacation4.html. A list of Manuel Antonio lodging alternatives can be found at Rentalo.com.

Missouri Vacations with Lake Front Settings

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Those looking for a relaxing family getaway amidst natural settings should consider Missouri. This Midwest state located between Kansas and Illinois offers refreshing rivers, crystal lakes and beautiful state parks. Award-winning wineries and exciting annual festivals are also waiting for travelers in this gorgeous state. Lake of the Ozarks, the country’s premier lake destination boasts a large variety of recreation areas and excellent waterfront accommodations.

Missouri vacation rental houses are a great alternative to hotels and offer more space and comfort. Great deals on Missouri vacation rentals can be found on Rentalo.com, a worldwide online directory of vacation houses that caters to both leisure and business travelers.

Renting a spacious two-bedroom vacation house is a good idea for travelers heading to Lake of the Ozarks with a family. This lakefront house is just minutes from all the area’s attractions, including golfing, outlet malls and restaurants. It is warmly decorated with all new furnishings and includes a walkout deck, gas grill, DVD player and much more. It sleeps six people for only $150 USD per night, with a two night minimum. Waterskiiing, camping, sailing and wildlife viewing are some of the area’s nearby activities. Pictures and a full description can be found on: http://rentalo.com/118779/bridgepointe.html . Rentalo.com lists numerous Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes along with descriptions, pictures and amenities.

Those heading to the entertainment capital, Branson, can rent a four-bedroom vacation home suitable for ten guests. This large lakefront house has a barbecue, Jacuzzi, a fully-equipped kitchen and a high-speed Internet. It is now available for $225 USD per night with a three night minimum. Sailing, fishing and sightseeing are some of the area’s nearby activities. Travelers interested in more details, can visit: http://rentalo.com/271736/lakefrontbranson.html . More affordable deals on Branson vacation rentals are available on Rentalo.com.

A two-bedroom beautifully decorated apartment is waiting for travelers in Osage Beach, Missouri. This waterfront condo is only 20 miles from scenic Lake of the Ozarks and it sleeps up to six people for only $133 USD per night. High-speed Internet, a full kitchen and an outdoor deck are available for guests. Nearby attractions include Osage Beach Outlet Mall, Miner Mike’s & Big Surf Water Park as well as great horseback riding and boating. Details can be found on: http://rentalo.com/117571/osagebeachvacationrental.html . Rentalo.com lists numerous Osage Beach condos along with a full description and easy inquiry form.

Adventure Vacations in the Scenic Georgia Mountains

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Summer vacation in the Georgia Mountains is an excellent idea for those who like adventure and enjoy relaxing atmosphere away from the crowds. Quaint mountain villages with cobblestone alleys and historical attractions in such towns as Helen await tourists in this part of Georgia. Beautiful lakes, majestic mountains and national forests characterize this area providing tourists with unlimited attractions and outdoor recreation.

Whether traveling to Georgia with a group of friends or a family, renting a private vacation home represents major savings. Vacation rentals in Georgia offer comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower rates than expensive hotel rooms. Great deals on Helen condos and Hiawassee vacation rentals can be found on Rentalo.com, a worldwide lodging marketplace linking travelers with property owners.

Those heading to Hiawassee this summer should consider staying at a two-bedroom mountain home. Owners of this gorgeous house offer a 10% discount and until September 30 six guests can be comfortably accommodated for $90 USD per night, with a two night minimum. The house is beautifully decorated and offers a barbecue, a full kitchen and an outdoor fire pit. Hiking, boating and fishing can be enjoyed in the area. More information is available at: http://rentalo.com/178718/hiawasseelake.html . Rentalo.com lists numerous Hiawassee vacation rentals at low rates.

Ideally located between Helen and Cleveland is a two-bedroom cabin nestled near a trout stream. This cozy house sleeps up to eight guests for only $125 USD per night, with a two night minimum. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi, CD player and a deck with charcoal grill. Nearby activities include tubing, white water rafting, fishing and miniature golf. Black Bear Dinner Theatre and amusement parks can be also found nearby. Details are available here: http://rentalo.com/54099/cabinson.html . More affordable deals on Helen vacation homes can be found on Rentalo.com along with prices, availability calendar and a quick inquiry form.