Archive for the ‘USA Vacation Rentals’ Category

Rentalo.com Recommended to Travelers by Arthur Frommer in the LA Times Travel Show

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Here is an article published by the LA Times during Los Angeles  2014 Travel Show, with tips for travelers from travel expert Arthur Frommer:

3 budget tips for 2014 from Arthur Frommer

TIP # 2. Consider giving hotels the heave-ho. Frommer recommends taking advantage of such websites as airbnb, which offers vacation rental rooms in 192 countries, and websites such as FlipKey, HomeAway and Rentalo that let out apartments. “You can stay in an apartment for a fraction of what you would pay in a hotel,” Frommer said.”
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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:

Rentalo Publishes New Owner Verified Seal on Selected Inventory

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012



As part of Rentalo's commitment to ensure that transactions among travelers and property managers go as smooth as possible, we recently published a new Owner Verified seal.



All listings showing this seal have been verified by our anti-fraud department.  As part of our verification procedures, we require new clients to provide Rentalo with solid evidence regarding the authenticity of the ownership of the property as well as the person responsible for the posting of the listing online.



During this process, we reserve the right to collect information from the new owners such as property deeds, utility bills showing actual address of the property, name of other online directories listing their properties, and specific geographical information about the property's location.



All inventory displaying this seal is covered by our Worry-Free Lodging Guarantee with up to $5,000 anti-fraud protection.  For more information about how our guarantee works, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions



1. Do you recommend booking inventory that do not show this seal?



There are 2 types of listings in our inventory that do not show this seal: 



a. Inventory with "Book Online" option which are covered by our third party reservation sites.  


b. Inventory with "Contact Owner" form and no seal.  These listings are currently using Rentalo's free listing services and therefore we are unable to cover these listings under our Worry-Free Lodging Guarantee.  We recommend that you follow our Anti-Fraud guidelines and tips to avoid any potential issues when booking these properties.


2. If I reserve a property which is displaying the "Owner Verified" seal, am I automatically covered by the Worry-Free Lodging Guarantee?


No. You will need to register your booking in order to be covered by our guarantee.  Please click here for more details.

How to Ask Expert Advice on Where to Stay

Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Rentalo’s inventory property owners consist of local travel experts that can give you valuable advice when planning a family vacation or holiday getaway.   Rentalo’s free destination inquiry is an award-winning inquiry service that has helped millions of travelers find a place to stay in close to 15,000 cities worldwide.



Unlike other directories out there, at Rentalo we believe in providing the best tools to assist travelers in choosing where to stay.  We understand that hotels may be a better option for certain people, for certain trips, or specific circumstances. For others, vacation homes may bring greater value, and B&Bs can offer great lodging experiences.  So why not ask the experts and allow them to help you decide where to stay?  Rentalo's award-winning destination inquiry is a great tool to do so; it's fast and free!



All you need to do is pick your favorite inquiry option below to submit your inquiry and use the message text box (also called comments or remarks) to ask any specific questions or advice you may need to make your stay memorable. 



Browse using any PC or Apple computer – Visit http://rentalo.com, type the name of your destination, and when you find it, use the form on top to "Inquire on Multiple Properties".  Within minutes you will start receiving offers from highly motivated property owners, innkeepers, and hotels.  You may also use this destination inquiry form.



Browse using any mobile’s browser on your phone – Visit http://m.rentalo.com,  type the name of your destination, and when you find it, use the form on top to "Inquire on Multiple Properties". Within minutes you will start receiving offers from highly motivated property owners, innkeepers, and hotels.



Download Rentalo Mobile App to your iPhone, Droid or Backberry phone  - Visit our RENTalo Mobile page  at http://rentalo.com/docs/mobnile.html to download your favorite appl.  Upon installing it, open it and use the 'Submit Inquiry' option to  inquire on multiple properties in your favorite destination.

Vacation Lodgings Around the World

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Now that school is over, let the fun and adventure begin by planning an affordable family vacation that can expand your view of this world and its people.  Below, we are pleased to share with you some incredible lodging deals from some amazing places around the world.  Just pick one and see the world!


United States

Phoenix, Arizona -- Stay for $40 per night in the beautiful Oasis resort, or find more deals in Arizona including Lake Havasu and Tucson.


Lake Tahoe, California -- Stay for $160 per night in a luxury vacation home in South Lake Tahoe.  Find more great lodging deals in California, including top vacation destinations such as Big Bear Lake, Palm Springs, Santa Cruz, Saulito, and San Diego.



Vail, Colorado -- Enjoy the summer time from $160 per night in this top vacation destination in Colorado.  Also check other top deals in Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park.



Florida -- From Key West to Panama City Beach, and from Daytona Beach to Siesta Key, you can find outstanding deals in several beautiful beach destinations in Florida.  Check out more than 100 special offers in Florida with up to 80% discounts. 



Hawaii Islands --  Travel west to enjoy nature and surfing in many popular spots around the islands including Kauai, Princeville-Kauai, and Maui.  Take advantage of last minute cancellations on top resorts and beach houses for around $100 per night. 



Discover great deals in other top vacation spots in the US, click here

Europe

Rome, Italy -- Plan a 30-day stay in Rome and pay as little as EUR$21 per night by booking this apartment in Rome.


French Riviera, France -- Book this fantastic villa in Villaneuve Loubet overlooking the sea and Cap d’Antibes for as little as EUR$100 per person,  6 people occupancy.



Find more lodging deals in Europe.


Canada

Mount Tremblant, Quebec -- Bring you whole family to experience your stay in a luxury log cabin for only $215 per night with a 35% discount available during the summer.  Sleeps up to 8 people.


See more summer specials in Kelowna, Whistler, Muskoka, Wasaga Beach and more, click here.


Mexico

Playa del Carmen -- Escape to Mexico and enjoy the warm and non-stop fun of the Mexican culture in this gorgeous beach condo in Playa del Carmen with spectacular views for just $140 per night.


Puerto Vallarta -- Stay in a beachfront luxury condo for only $145 per night, or check many other value offers in Vallarta.



Check out many other attractive lodging offers in Mexico.


Caribbean

Montego Bay, Jamaica -- Wow! Check out the Horizon Villa for just $80 per night. 


Or find other great deals in other top Caribbean spots such as Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, St John, and St Barthelemy, click here.


Central America

Tamarindo, Costa Rica -- Search through this extensive inventory of lodging options in this famous surfing beach in Costa Rica.


To find out the latest deals and discounts, bookmark this page.

Winter Park: Ski Run Heaven in the Rockies

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Everyone knows Colorado is a skier’s paradise. Rocky Mountains marching through the middle of the state lay fabulous views and amazing ski runs. How do you pick one area among many? This winter season try the one known as “Colorado’s Favorite Resort”, Winter Park, Colorado.

With a population of 800, and the highest point for an incorporated town in the US is at 12,060 feet, Winter Park has everything. Folks of all ages will enjoy a vacation filled with plenty of options for fun both day and night. What makes Winter Park so special? First, it’s easily accessible–just 70 miles North West from Denver. Second, it’s entrenched in gorgeous country, poised just south of Rocky Mountain National Park and near the Arapahoe National Forest at the southern end of the Fraser Valley. But mostly, it’s the snow. Winter Park gets the most snow of all Colorado’s ski areas, averaging 369 inches each year! Five distinct mountains offer an incredibly varied landscape over more than 3,000 skiable acres. You can check out the exact size and location of Winter Park Colorado lodging on our website to find the place just right for you.

Winter Park is a lot quieter outside ski season, but it still offers incredible hiking and fishing opportunities and is a favorite summer destination for many. Mountain biking over 500+ miles of trails, and 4 golf courses can also be done nearby, all high in the splendor of the Rockies.

If you feel like eating out, you will have many options as well. Winter Park has a number of fine restaurants, serving a variety of food choices. Try visiting the New Village, at the heart of Winter Park, with coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping.

Winter Park pleasantly maintains a unique, small-town charm surrounded by natural beauty. Once a community with a few cabins, the town is now adorned with shops, restaurants and lodging alternatives. With Denver nearby, Winter Park has become a popular destination for tourists and Front Range residents.

When you’re ready to find out for yourself just why this is Colorado’s Favorite Resort, start planning your trip at Rentalo.com. Our easily navigated website lets you sort choices by size or type or amenities offered. Whatever lodging alternative you seek, you’re sure to find the Winter Park vacation rentals just right for you.

Avoid Big-Family Travel Hassles. Vacation Rentals to the Rescue.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Traveling with a big family nowadays may be cumbersome. Finding a friendly and understanding hotel for your pack is not an easy challenge. Then of course, consider the budget constraints, with per room nightly charges and hefty restaurant bills. Vacation rentals offer the perfect solution with those who are traveling in big families. A vacation house with all necessary amenities can mean big savings and fun for the kids, grandpa and even you!

Location is everything and requires some effective web-hunting when it comes to find a suitable place for all your family fun. Luckily Rentalo offers its unique destination inquiry system that allows you to broadcast your lodging needs to multiple properties in the vacation spot of your choice. Upon response, you can find beautiful homes, cabins, and shore-side condos all over the country, even at the heart of large cities to lodge your big family. You can usually find very nice vacation homes and holiday villas for about the price of two hotel rooms, and instead of crowding your family on separate rooms, gather them in a nice den or living room. It is definitely a lot more bang for your buck!

Big families usually don´t choose to stay in a hotel, they prefer to rent a vacation house. It is not only cheaper, it also avoids hotel issues like making noise, rigid meal times, and refrigerators too small to fit your kids´ snacks. Large families also find that renting a vacation rental helps them on a complicated task: hunting for a kid-friendly restaurant.

If you are traveling in a group of 5 or more, planning ahead will help you find the best deals and ensure the most enjoyable vacation for the entire family. Use Rentalo and other online tools to to plan your stay, use your time wisely, and save money on local tours and attractions. Consider the different ages in your group and plan accordingly. Youngsters will be more excited with space and liberty, while small kids need to be looked after. Remember, grandpa should not be left behind.

Thanksgiving is around the corner, gather with your family, plan a reunion and share priceless memories this November. Don´t worry if there are “too many of us” on the next trip, use Rentalo to find spacious vacation homes in many destinations; we will do the work for you.

Happy Oregon Family is the Winner of an Apple iPad

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Rentalo awarded its Summer Sweepstakes prize, an Apple iPad to a loyal traveler who placed a destination inquiry in Rentalo to find a vacation rental for the upcoming travel season. Sandy Schelonka, resident of Lake Oswego in Oregon used our inquiry system saving time and winning an iPad for her family.

A family of six who loves the water, snow skiing, outdoor adventure activities, and most importantly, being together, the Schelonkas moved to Portland, Oregon from Birmingham, Alabama last year. Instead of vacationing along the Florida beaches as they have in the past, they now prefer to explore the Great Northwest, including the beautiful Oregon coast and mountains as well as Canada. If their four children have their way, their next big adventure will be to the Hawaiian islands, the beaches of Mexico, or Costa Rica. The Schelonka family especially appreciates how easy it is with Rentalo.com to identify all kinds of vacation rental properties to fit their large family–Granny included! Here, Hannah, Sam and Jackson from the Schelonka family hold their new iPad. Congratulations!

“Rentalo appreciates and rewards traveler loyalty, we have a world-class system and an awesome traveler audience that deserves it all. We continuously strive to provide greater value for everyone in the travel industry.” said Gabriel Amorocho, head of the Marketing Department at Rentalo on the Summer Sweepstakes.

Place a destination inquiry in the vacation spot of your choice and receive offers directly from vacation rental property owners.

Colorado´s Colorful Ski Destinations

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Colorado, the centennial state, offers world-famous skiing in an astonishing natural environment that makes for every adventurer. Adding to all the range of ski and snowboard activities, you can hike, try mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting. The excitement brought by the upcoming ski season in Colorado prompts us to showcase some of its most emblematic ski destinations.

Breckenridge is associated by many with the finest ski resorts and settings for winter sports. Beautiful Breckenridge cabins are found in this historic mining town with numerous interest spots and museums to complement your ski trip.

Aspen is famous for its astonishing snow-capped mountains and luxury Aspen hotels, but it is much more than a playground for elites. Aspen attracts hundreds of ski enthusiasts and regular tourists that explore Aspen’s rich cultural history, arts and recreational activities. Find Aspen accommodations in Rentalo.com.

Steamboat Springs is another popular ski destination, known for its “cowboy culture” and uniqueness. Numerous museums, beautiful Victorian homes and a big selection of Native American arts can be found in Steamboat Springs. Those coming to this town for a skiing adventure can count with a wide variety of affordable Steamboat Springs vacation condos.

The Winter Park Ski Resort owned by the City and County of Denver, is a small town with abundant cross-country ski opportunities and trails, including the popular Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This nice and secluded spot is located at the southern end of the Fraser Valley in a subalpine region completely snow-covered for six months every year. Don´t forget to check out our Winter Park lodgings.

Telluride, the former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River is one of Colorado´s 20 National Historic Landmarks and a popular ski destination. Mining was replaced by the ski industry in 1972 and since, it has flourished as a preferred ski destination for adventurers and outdoor sports lovers. Check more Telluride vacation cabins in Rentalo.

Vail, established in 1966 is at the base of the Vail Ski Resort and is famous for having the second largest single ski mountain in North America. Amongst a picturesque surroundings, Vail offers the perfect place for bold skiers and snowboarders. To find more information on Vail accommodations, visit Rentalo.com.

Plan your next ski trip to Colorado, great scenery in a well-suited and professional ski industry, you will not regret it. Check out more information in Colorado vacation rentals or read our blog post on ski travel. Enjoy the slopes!