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New Scam Alert: Watch Out for Travelers using PayPal

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Paypal is one of the safest ways for property owners to accept payments from travelers when doing bookings online.  However, there are some scenarios that you should be aware of, specially if you run into a traveler who is insisting in making payments via Paypal and there is some “urgent” time factor involved.  Please read this interesting article published by the FTC today which outlines the scenarios used by scam artists offering to make Paypal payments:
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/online-sellers-stung-scammers-spoofing-paypal-brand

Top 20 Vacation Rental Deals – Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 62

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This newsletter feature the following deals:

TOP 10 DEALS IN THE USA:
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL from USD $219 per night
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA from USD $249 per night
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO from USD $210 per night
CASEY KEY, FLORIDA from USD $149 per night
MARTHAS VINEYARD, MA from USD $340 per night
MYRTLE BEACH, S CAROLINA from USD $86 per night
ORLANDO, FLORIDA from USD $150 per night
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA from USD $145 per night
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA from USD $30 per night
SIESTA KEY, FLORIDA from USD $210 per night
TOP 10 DEALS IN THE WORLD:
BARBADOS, CARIBBEAN from USD $85 per night
INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND from USD $253 per night
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO from USD $625 per night
PUNTA LEONA, COSTA RICA from USD $149 per night
ST BARTHALEMY, CARIBBEAN from USD $700 per night
ST MAARTEN, CARIBBEAN from USD $140 per night
ST MAARTEN, CARIBBEAN from USD $200 per night
TORTOLA, V.I. CARIBBEAN from USD $428 per night
TUSCANY, ITALY from EUR €252 per night
VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA from CAD $150 per night

Use link below to view the newsletter:
http://rentalo.com/docs/TravelersSpecialOffersVer5I62.html

Top 20 Vacation Rental Deals – Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 61

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Vacation Rental Deals, Visit Rentalo.com to find best vacation rental deals. This issue features deals in these top vacation destinations:

TOP 10 DEALS IN THE USA:
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO from USD $95 per night
DAYTONA BEACH, FL from USD $105 per night
DESTIN, FLORIDA from USD $189 per night
DISNEY-ORLANDO, FL from USD $150 per night
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL from USD $139 per night
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC from USD $100 per night
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA from USD $520 per night
MARCO ISLAND, FL from USD $143 per night
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA from USD $399 per night
SIESTA KEY, FLORIDA from USD $159 per night

TOP 10 DEALS IN THE WORLD:
ALGARVE, PORTUGAL from EUR € 200 per night
BARBADOS, CARIBBEAN from USD $290 per night
CAPE BRETON ISLAND, CANADA from CAD $ 145 per night
GUANASCASTE, COSTA RICA from USD $189 per night
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO from USD $295 per night
SICILY, ITALY from EUR € 216 per night
SANTORINI, GREECE from EUR € 273 per night
ST MAARTEN, CARIBBEAN from USD $231 per night
ST THOMAS, CARIBBEAN from USD $220 per night
TUSCANY, ITALY from EUR € 164 per night

Visit here to view newsletter (web version).

Top 20 Vacation Rental Deals – Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 60

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Vacation Rental Deals, Visit Rentalo.com to find best vacation rental deals. This issue features deals in these top vacation destinations:

USA’s TOP DEALS:
BRANSON, MISSOURI from $115/night
DESTIN, FLORIDA from $57/night
FT MORGAN, ALABAMA from $110/night
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, FL from $389/night
MARATHON, FLORIDA KEYS from $170/night
MARTHAS VINEYARD, MA from $600/night
MYRTLE BEACH, S CAROLINA from $150/night
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA from $200/night
PHOENIX, ARIZONA from $99/night
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO from $150/night

WORLDWIDE DEALS:
ALGARVE, PORTUGAL from EUR €200/night
CRETE, GREECE from EUR €350/night
HERMOSA BEACH, COSTA RICA from USD $250/night
NEGRIL, JAMAICA from USD $143/night
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO from USD $400/night
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO from USD $275/night
ST JOHN, CARIBBEAN from USD $345/night
TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA from USD $575/night
TUSCANY, ITALY from EUR €257/night
VICTORIA, BC, CANADA from CAD $150/night

WEB Version – Click here to view newsletter (Web version).

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Top 20 Vacation Rental Deals – Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 59

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Our Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 59 (via Campaigner, Rentalo) has been published.

Click here to read the newsletter html version (copy/paste link below):
http://rentalo.com/docs/TravelersSpecialOffersVer5I59.html

Click below to watch an Video version of the newsletter in our YouTube channel.
Top 20 Vacation Rental Deals – Version 5 Issue 59

USA DEALS:
ASPEN, COLORADO – $550/night
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – $225/night
DISNEY-DAVENPORT, FLORIDA – $80/night
DISNEY-KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA – $119/night
DISNEY-ORLANDO, FLORIDA – $175/night
MARTHAS VINEYARD, MA – $340/night
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA – $520/night
LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ – $289/night
SHENANDOAH, VIRGINIA – $195/night
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX – $99/night

WORLDWIDE DEALS:
ALGARVE, PORTUGAL – EUR €200/night
BAVARO, DOM. REPUBLIC – USD $160/night
BOWSER, BC, CANADA – CAD$ 199/night
GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA – USD $132/night
LAS CATALINAS, COSTA RICA – USD $500/night
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – USD $435/night
PUNTA CANA, DOM. REPUBLIC – USD $699/night
ST MAARTEN, V.I., CARIBBEAN – USD $ 200/night
TUSCANY, ITALY – EUR €164/night
WHISTLER, BC, CANADA – CAD $265/night

Lodging Finder Infographic

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Rentalo.com Among Top Websites Recommended by USA TODAY for Travelers to Book Vacation Rentals

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

In a recent article published by the USA TODAY, Rentalo.com is recommended among the top websites that offer protection to travelers when booking vacation rentals.

Read article: Tips to keep your vacation rental from going wrong

SCAM ALERT – SCAMMER ASKING FOR WIRE TRANFER ON BEHALF OF RENTALO

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

RENTALO WILL NEVER ASK TRAVELERS TO SEND WIRE TRANSFERS,CASHIERS CHECKS OR ANY OTHER FORM OF CASH WHEN MAKING RESERVATIONS.

SO, IF YOU ARE ASKED TO PROVIDE ANY FORM OF CASH PAYMENT ON BEHALF OF RENTALO, YOU ARE DEALING WITH A SCAMMER!

PLEASE READ OUR TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID SCAMS & FRAUDS, click here

Below is a copy of a recent scam emails sent to one of our travelers.

Follow up email:

Large Beachfront Vacation Rental Inventory in South Padre Island, Texas now available at Rentalo.com

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

RENTalo.com today announced the signing of a new partnership with Latitude 26 Vacation Rentals, a vacation rentals property management company with a large inventory of beachfront vacation rentals in South Padre Island, Texas.

Read Full Press Release: RENTalo.com Announces New Partnership with Latitude 26 Vacation Rentals

Please visit http://rentalo.com/vacation-rentals/southpadreisland/ to find a large inventory in South Padre Island, Texas.

An Excellent Reading Before Travelling To Victoria, BC

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Canada; Victoria is one of those unique places where visitors can still stroll around with a slow pace and nature is not miles away. Named the Best City in the Americas since 2000, Victoria is the ideal vacation destination if you are looking for real relaxation. Visitors will not have a problem finding Victoria accommodations or hotels.

Right before to arrive to any place that a tourist is considering visiting, it is vital to know at least some of the most recognized places to visit. Despite the fact that it is true that anyone can discover a great thing to do or a great site to visit just out of the blue, it is very useful to have a list of the best activities and historic sites in a any particular destination, along with the most affordable lodging options.

A vacation rental is the best option for those who are touring with their families due to the fact it is absolutely more affordable and comfortable too than a hotel room. But if someone is travelling alone, the home away from home feeling that a vacation rental provides, leads to a friendly and overall great experience for any traveller. Victoria vacation rentals offer more space at affordable rates and travelers can choose their ideal vacation home after comparing different lodging choices instead of having just one kind of holiday accommodation to choose from.

Being bored is not an option when staying at a Victoria bed and breakfast. Fun is all over the place, with Golf, fishing, sailing, wildlife watching and diving being some of the most popular activities. Read on to explore the possibilities

Golfing is a real treat in Victoria. Its magnificent settings and nature surroundings and perfect weather make it a year-round golf destination. Whether you are looking for challenging or leisure games enjoying the amazing surroundings; staying at a Victoria hotel is a good idea.

Over the past 100 years, the waters of Victoria and the Vancouver Island have been a top-notch fishing destination. Blessed with an unlimited variety of saltwater fish; Victoria offers those staying at a Victoria vacation home a great opportunity to fish all five species of North American Salmon.

Recognized by the National Geographic Magazine as one of the world’s best cold water diving destinations; diving in Victoria is a unique experience. Whether you are an experienced diver or a first time adventurer you can head to Vancouver Island’s emerald sea for an amazing underwater exploration. Guided excursions are available for Victoria vacation home guests.

An excellent way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life is by visiting one of Victoria’s spas and wellness centers. After spending a day in the wilderness and enjoying the numerous outdoor activities that Victoria has to offer; pamper your body and spirit with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Book a Victoria condo and discover the alternatives.

If outdoors and nature is not exactly your thing, Victoria and the Vancouver Island have an option for you. The region is full of museums of all sizes and themes such as the Royal British Columbia museum that features unique galleries about the province’s history and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia which displays more than 5,000 nautical artifacts among others. Book a Victoria hotel and discover the possibilities.

Deciding where to stay in your vacation can be a little difficult task. Comparing different kinds of accommodations is very helpful to this.

Below there is a great vacation rental in Victoria, BC worth to take a look at:

Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast: Marketa’s Bed and Breakfast, Victoria, BC, offers everything from the romance of hand-crafted four-poster beds and Air-jetted tubs for two, to beautifully decorated standard and family rooms all at remarkably affordable rates. Choose from private or shared baths and queen-sized or even four-poster beds. With several rooms, all uniquely decorated, Marketa’s accommodation offers all the personal service and ambience of a bed and breakfast with the convenience and charm of an inn. The attractions of Victoria, BC, are just a stroll away as the sound of seagulls leads you to Victoria’s breathtaking inner harbour. Stop awhile and watch the float planes landing and taking off alongside million dollar yachts, charming sail boats and Victoria’s captivating tiny harbour ferries that zip around the inner harbour picking up and dropping off passengers at the many attractions that dot the harbour. To learn more and photos, please visit rentalo.com, property ID#872.