Archive for December, 2010

Make Your Vacation Dream a Reality with Rentalo’s Special Offers

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Tired of scraping ice off your windshield? Are you looking for a break from the 2 feet of snow in your driveway this winter? Run out of salt yet? Don’t you think it’s time for a vacation? Yes, yes, yes and most definitely YES! Well you’re in the right place.  Rentalo.com offers travelers a vast array and selection of vacation rental properties all around the world.

During this winter of ice roads and snow drifts, Rentalo is working hard to facilitate our travelers their vacation dreams at amazing savings on selected inventory!

These are tough times. We understand that.  So even though you may want a tropical vacation, renting the movie Cast Away may be as close as you “think” you can get this year to spending time in the warm Caribbean sun and sea. Well, think again.

How about getting up to 41% off of a stay in paradise? 17% off, 26% off, 36% off? Those are just some of the savings you can get right now in just one location (Cozumel) in our vast catalog of vacation destinations being offered by our owners on the SPECIAL OFFERS program.

(To find more than 500 SPECIAL OFFERS available with up to 80% discounts on selected inventory visit Rentalo’s Special Offers Main Index).

Do you enjoy the snow and would love to spend time skiing?  Well, some of our other fantastic ski destinations are also offering SPECIAL OFFERS.  So as a traveler, you can be sure to receive tremendous discounts in practically any place in the World – it’s similar to using a discount coupon!  When you find an offer that matches your dates, you simply contact the owner directly and arrange the booking.

As an extra incentive for travelers to book via Rentalo, you can register your booking and receive Rentalo’s $5,000 Worry-Free Lodging Guarantee. For more details, visit http://rentalo.com/web/traveler/guarantee.cgi.

The more travelers ask for the SPECIAL OFFER, the more our owners will post SPECIAL OFFERS.  Makes sense right? Our goal as a Company is to make the SPECIAL OFFERS appealing for both owners and travelers.

As soon as a SPECIAL OFFER becomes available, Rentalo automatically posts it in several social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and also in a special section in Rentalo at http://rentalo.com/Special-Offers.html.

… So now you can get off the couch and get to the beach or to your favorite ski resort this winter!  To start your vacation plans, choose one:

- Click here to inquire on Special Offers

- Click here to check our Special Offers

Related article: Owner’s Blog > Owner’s Incentives to Make Vacation Dreams Come True

Top 5 Travel Tips for This Christmas Season

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

1. Plan ahead. We assume you have already done all your planning, however, keeping a detailed checklist of your itinerary and double checking it is never to be overlooked. Check you have your plane tickets and car rental vouchers ready for your whole family, your accommodation is confirmed and you have a list (flexible) on all your planned activities. Print a couple of maps and roadways of your planned destinations.

2. Check with your airline or travel agency for flight changes and seat assignments. Sometimes weather or an unusual event (e.g. strikes) may lead into reassignment or flight changes. Be sure to call your airline and check all your information trying to avoid any last minute surprise.

3. Confirm your accommodation. If you have booked a vacation rental, review your rental agreement and call the corresponding property manager. Review the special needs for your party, consider wheelchair accessibility for seniors and baby items for toddlers. Stay in contact and make all the necessary arrangements for arrival and departure.

4. Make a list of all your travel items. It can take extra time but it will be surely pay off when you are packing as you may forget something in a rush. Remember to take items suitable for local conditions and activities; consider your beach or ski destination and take the appropriate garments. When you are ready to return, check off your items so you won´t leave anything behind. Pack your stuff in clear plastic bags to facilitate security checks at airport control posts.

5.Keep a cheerful attitude. Leaving your home´s security on a vacation trip may lead to stressful situations. Be patient and polite with everyone, take cultural differences as an extra condition and enjoy human diversity while cherishing it. Most people you will find will be there to help you make this experience an unforgettable trip, so express some consideration for them while being kind. Happy Holidays!

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Cozumel Vacation Rentals: Mayan Fun and Awesome Scuba

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Cozumel means “Island of the swallows” in Mayan. This beautiful island paradise in the Caribbean Sea, just east of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is a popular tourist destination famous for scuba diving, snorkeling and cool white sand beaches.

The island is just 12 miles off the Riviera Maya, opposite to Playa del Carmen and one of the nine municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is about 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, the largest Mexican island in the Caribbean and one of the country´s s largest islands. The majority of the island dwellers live in the town of San Miguel (population close to 75,000) on the western shore where you can find lots of Cozumel accommodations. This beautiful spot is close to theme parks Xelha and Xcaret on the mainland.

This ancient Maya settlement has adventure and excitement for all ages, activities range from exploring ruins to practicing water sports. Take one of many Cozumel tours and expeditions available or simply relax on white cold-sand beaches and snorkel around. Take the opportunity to do some scuba diving and understand why Cozumel has been selected as a top diving spot in the world. Learn about local historical sites and visit museums and Mayan exhibitions. Take a drink of tequila and watch how it is made. Shopping is always a unique experience in Cozumel, boasting a wide array of goods, local products, and crafts that include pottery, jewelry, clothes and silver objects. You will definitely want to extend your stay at a Cozumel lodging.

You can fly directly into Cozumel´s international airport from Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Halifax, Denver, and Toronto or connect via México City. Alternatively, you may take boat rides from Playa del Carmen or take the ferry from Puerto Morelos. Once on the island, taxis and buses are readily available to all interest points. You may choose to rent a car or a scooter for a day at affordable prices (55USD car; 25USD scooter) and explore your way around.

Although the island was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, the hospitality business quickly recovered, providing different lodging alternatives for your Cozumel stay. Choose from ocean view condos, pool houses and traditional villas; they are all well-fitted and very comfortable. Visit our directory of Cozumel vacation rentals for incredible deals and special offers.