Archive for August, 2009

First Time Traveling with Pets: Tips and Advice

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

If this is your first time traveling with pets you probably have some questions to answer and without doubt many pet friendly vacation rentals arrangements to make. Traveling with pets can be as sour or sweet experience as you would like it to be. It all depends in how much research and preparation you put into it before traveling. Here are some of the most important issues to take into account when taking your pet with you on your vacation.

Pet Transportation
Pet transportation is perhaps one of the most important issues to consider when traveling with pets. Some airlines only allow dogs and cats, most of them require a special reservation and most of them have special requirements for international flights. The best thing to do is to check with your airline regarding their requirements, here are some of the major airline websites addressing pet traveling:

American Airlines:
http://www.aa.com/aa/i18nForward.do?p=/travelInformation/specialAssistance/travelingWithPets.jsp

Continental:
http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/default.aspx

Delta:
http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations/special_travel_needs/pet_travel_information/index.jsp

Southwest:
http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/animals.html

Jet Blue:
http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webisapi.dll?New,Kb=askBlue,case=obj(2032)

Pet Passport
If you are traveling abroad, specifically to Europe you may want to check the “PETS” which stands for Pet Travel Scheme. An initiative that started in the U.K, the Pet Travel Scheme is a scheme that allows animals to travel easily between member countries without undergoing quarantine. Pets get a pet passport which is a document that officially records information related to a specific animal. More information can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_passport.

Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals
When traveling with pets staying in a vacation rental can be a major advantage over a hotel room. Pet Friendly vacation rentals offer the space, privacy and comfort that hotels don´t. To Find Pet Friendly vacation rentals in Rentalo.com simply choose your travel destination and use the Smart Search Feature to filter out pet friendly vacation homes. Here is an example of Orlando Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals.


Breckenridge: An Unforgettable Ski Getaway

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Breckenridge vacation rentalsIt is about time to start planning a winter vacation, and an adventurous ski strip. And what a better destination for such a getaway than a Breckenridge vacation rental? Located in the beautiful state of Colorado, this historic town delights its visitors with its numerous winter entertainment possibilities. Ski conditions here are excellent and there is a ski and ride school for those who are just starting to enjoy this exciting and challenging sport. The town has developed following the explosive growth of ski in Colorado; therefore you will not have a problem finding Breckenridge accommodations, ski equipment rentals or a good place to have dinner.

While you are not at the slope you can try visiting the resort and town. With an area of 7 miles long and 2 miles wide, this tiny place is full of alternatives. Besides its numerous charming boutique shops which are ideal to find a unique souvenir, you will also find a variety of art galleries filled with Rocky Mountain treasures; most of them located at Main Street. Other very common attractions in Breckenridge include the Mining Ruins, the Historic Father Dyer Church; the Kingdom of Breckenridge stables, Breckenridge Outfitters for fly fishing and the Breckenridge Golf Club among many others.Breckenridge vacation rentals

If you feel like relaxing, a visit to a Breckenridge Spa is a good idea. Spas here will allow you to live an intimate and personal experience with professional therapists that offer a unique approach to customized treatments. From steam therapies and aromatherapy to Swedish and Tibetan style massages, you will certainly love this experience and you will feel ready for any adventure. Many of these spas also offer classes like Yoga, Pilates, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong and some of them are located within astonishing landscapes and scenery that will help rejuvenate your spirit, body and mind.

As far as accommodations Breckenridge offers all kinds of alternatives for all types of travelers. From a luxurious resort with all the amenities and delightful Breckenridge bed and breakfasts that offer delicious home-like breakfasts to spacious and comfortable Breckenridge vacation homes and Breckenridge lodges, you will not have a problem finding an accommodation alternative that will fit your budget.

Some of the options offered at Rentalo.com include:

The Modern Log Cabin: Located in a secluded setting yet close to town and the ski slopes, this three bedroom, two bathroom Breckenridge accommodations sleeps up to eight people starting at $350 USD per night during winter season. More information can be found at: http://rentalo.com/13696/modernlogcabinsecluded.html.

The Breckenridge Ski and Racket Club: One of the most popular places to stay in Breckenridge, this beautiful vacation condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep up to eight people comfortably. It has panoramic views from the deck and it is centrally located just a walk away from the town. The rental is available for a rate of $99 USD per night. Pictures and a full description are available at: http://rentalo.com/873/breckenridgeski.html.

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Vacation Rental Deals for a Last Minute Vacation

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

We are getting closer to the end of the vacation season and many haven’t taken a break yet. Yes, it is not the best time to go on vacation if we think of money matters; but how about choosing your next destination based on the vacation rental deal that you can get? Thinking about all of those who still wish they could go on a break without spending that much, I have compiled a short list of some of the best vacation rental deals that I have found in our website.

Enjoy!

Fort Myers Beach Vacation Condo 30% OFF

This Fort Myers Beach vacation condo, is a deluxe two bedroom, two bathtroom unit with a very large kitchen, a fully equipped 4dining area adjacent to the kitchen and queen size beds in the spacious bedrooms. The back deck overlooks the pool and the front deck has Gulf views. It sleeps up to six people comfortably for $94.50 USD per night. Special rate lasts until October 30, 2009.

California Indian Wells Country Club Home 30% OFF

This breathtaking Indian Wells home was featured in the Winter Issue 2005/2006 national publication “Luxury Homes & Communities.” The main Indian Wells house and attached casita (guest house) total approx 3,700 square feet of custom architecture and interior design, by two of the Desert’s finest, builder Lance Christensen and renowned interior designer Steve Charette. The home can sleep up to eight people comfortably and it is now available at a special rate of $250 USD per night. Offer lasts until September 30th.

Playa del Carmen Penthouse 36% OFF

4Located only minutes from the best Caribbean beaches, this vacation condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a six persons Jacuzzi and on the rooftop of this Playa del Carmen vacation rental you will also find an outdoor kitchen with mini fridge, BBQ and gas-stove. It is beautifully furnished with 42” plasma TV, multiregional DVD, wireless internet connection, leather sofas and a king size bed in a spacious suite. The condo can accommodate up to 4 people for a discounted rate of $112USD. Offer lasts until November 15th.

Beachfront Kauai Vacation Rental          40% OFF

This beautiful beachfront Kauai vacation rental is located right on the ocean where you can relax on the sand right out of your door! Let the gentle sound of the waves melt your stress away and lull you t4o a peaceful, restful sleep. The condo can sleep up to three people comfortably. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and it is currently advertised at $114 USD per night. Offer is available until December 15th and requires a 3 night minimum stay.

Last Minute Kaanapali Vacation Rental Special 50% OFF

This newly remodeled, spacious cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with an enclosed lanai. It is nestled in a ten acre lush tropical complex with two pool areas. It is also near to both parking and swimming pool. (No parking fee or resort fees!) It is minutes walk to North Kaanapali Beach, great for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying memorable sunsets. The vacation rental can sleep up to six people at a discounted price of $110 USD per night. Offer lasts until August 31st , so hurry up!