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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.
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.
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 StatesPhoenix, 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.
EuropeRome, 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.
CanadaMount 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.
MexicoPlaya 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.
CaribbeanMontego 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 AmericaTamarindo, 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.
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.
Saint Thomas is a beautiful Caribbean Island that along with other smaller islands conform the unincorporated territory of the United States Virgin Islands. The island holds the capital port of Charlotte Amalie. As of the year 2000, the total population of Saint Thomas was 51,181 living in approximately 32 square miles of astonishing Caribbean landscape. White-sand beaches, crystal clear waterfronts and a sophisticated dining and shopping scene, offer travelers unlimited outdoor recreation. Diving, snorkeling and other water sports are also extremely popular on the island.
Aside from outdoor activities and nightlife, Saint Thomas offers many historic attractions. Visit Blackbeard´s Castle, built in 1679 by Danish soldiers as a watchtower to protect the harbor. Nowadays, the castle is surrounded by a small hotel, restaurants and a swimming pool. Fort Christian, built in 1672, is the oldest building in Saint Thomas and today houses the Virgin Islands Museum. Take a ride on the Paradise Point Tramway and ascend 700 feet above Charlotte Amalie for a breathtaking view of the harbor and the whole island.
When it comes to water sports, nothing surpasses Saint Thomas´ beaches and aquatic adventures. Visit the Hull Bay, or watch the sunset at the beautiful Brewer´s Bay. If you are into snorkeling, go to Sapphire Beach, an open-public resort where you can swim in nice clear water and coral. The best snorkeling beach in Saint Thomas is Coki Beach. With normal underwater visibility of more than 100 feet, this is a great beach for kids to learn to snorkel. It’s very calm and you can feed the swarming fish in about 3-4 feet of water. Windsurfing and kayaking are also very popular in untamed locations as the secluded Vessup Beach.
You can arrive to Saint Thomas by airplane, flying from major US Cities into the Cyril E. King Airport, or by cruise ships. Saint Thomas is a very popular stop for cruise lines, gathering between 4 and 8 ships on the harbor any day of the week. Check the most important cruise lines to find scheduled trips and arrival dates. If you are thinking of visiting other major US Virgin and British Virgin Islands, take the ferries that run regularly between them. If you are looking for an affordable and intimate place to stay in the islands, don´t forget to check out our Saint Thomas vacation rentals.
Traveling can be stressful considering you may be going to an unfamiliar location, sometimes with a different culture and language. Safety should be your prime concern to avoid hazards. Here at Rentalo, we want you to enjoy your vacation trip, taking into consideration practical tips for a safer stay.
Before leaving your Home
Protecting your home before leaving on your vacation is very important. Please take the necessary precautions to protect your own home while you are away. For information on how to protect your home while you are away, check home security companies.
When Arriving to Airports:
While on the Road
At your Hotel or Vacation Rental
You should always be prepared as crime is never announced. Try to limit your chances of becoming a victim by staying alert and aware of people and surroundings. These simple tips can help you stay safe while enjoying a pleasurable vacation. If you are travelling overseas and need assistance, check the U.S. Department of Transportation Travel Advisory and Airport Safety Hotline (800-221-0673) that advises international travelers of potentially dangerous airports and countries. You may also want to check out the U.S. Department of State Citizens’ Emergency Center (202-647-0900) that offers assistance in emergency situations to travelers abroad.
Thirteen miles of soft, white-sand beach is enough to label New Smyrna Beach as one of the “Best Beaches” in America. This colorful city offers not only the best beach experience; it also complements its offering with great offshore fishing, cultural and historical sites, professional golf courses, and excellent dining plus shopping venues. New Smyrna Beach has a peculiar hometown atmosphere amongst a beautiful tropical landscape and friendly community. Take the chance to book a New Smyrna Beach vacation rental with Rentalo and enjoy family fun for all.
New Smyrna Beach is a coastal city in Volusia County, East Central Florida, located some 20 miles south of Daytona Beach along U.S. Highway 1. The vicinities include Edgewater and Oak Hill in the Volusia County, sometimes considered to be part of the Greater New Smyrna Beach Area. This highly valued destination offers a humid, subtropical climate where summers are long and hot, with temperatures bordering the upper 90′s in July.
Beachfront parks like the popular Flagler Avenue Park just off historic Flagler Avenue, or the Hiles boat ramp and the Lake Ashby boat ramp, are ideal places for strolling, biking or canoeing. If you are more into outdoor activities, visit Lake Ashby Park, a 124-acre rural setting park in the Osteen area that offers a campsite, playgrounds, sports courts, horseback riding, fishing, and many other activities.
Many other historical, cultural and special interest sites receive hundreds of visitors of all ages in the New Smyrna Beach Area. Popular attractions include the famous Sugar Mill Ruins, witness to the uprisings of Native Americans in the early 1800s and battleground for the war between the Seminole Indians and the United States. To learn more about the second oldest settlement in Florida, you may want to visit the New Smyrna Museum of History, featuring the Turnbull Colony exhibit and other showcases from the Pre-Columbian era, Spanish Periods, British Period, Seminole Wars, Civil War, Railroad Era and the 20th Century. Lastly, you will not be able to miss the most prominent landmark in New Smyrna Beach: the Turtle Mound. Created by the Indian Timucuan civilization back in 2000 BC, this is a turtle-shaped kitchen midden made of shellfish remains, oyster shells and bones that can be seen seven miles out at sea, standing 50 feet tall and covering two acres.
If you want to visit this fabulous Florida destination this summer, use our unique inquiry system and rent a New Smyrna Beach lodging that will meet your family needs.
Pets bring us both love and tenderness, but nowadays traveling along with them may be a little cumbersome. If you have a friendly neighbor who can watch over your pets while you are away, we suggest you consider leaving your hairy friends behind. If you are too attached, consider driving your pet instead of flying. Many dogs enjoy the trip and love the ride. If however you still need to take a plane, consider these hints about pet travel.
All pets travelling over state borders are required by the US government to have their shots and a general health certificate issued and signed by a veterinarian. Most airlines require you present the certificate within 10 days of travel. Try to make pet reservations as early as you can as airlines generally allow only a limited number of pets per plane, and it’s first come, first served. If you are travelling abroad, check out the import country rules and regulations; health requirements vary and some may need weeks of preparation.
If your pet is small enough, he may travel with you in the cabin under the seat in front of you. Different airlines have distinct policies on kennel size, or you may have to call to find out specifics on plane size and under the seat capacity. If on the other hand your friend has to travel as cargo, as soon as you get to the airport, take your dog for a walk. Some airports have “pet relief areas” where your dog can stretch and relieve before they go in the kennel (as you may have guessed, not a pleasant experience for the pet).
Let´s face it, nobody cares for your pet as much as you do. Airlines have strict regulations, varying fees and overall, discouraging services for pets. If you still want to travel to a pet friendly vacation rental by plane, research and plan accordingly. You may find useful tips, resources and special services in websites like: petflight or petairways for specialized services.
When you are travelling by airplane, you need to go through security checkpoints handled by local authorities to ensure nobody is carrying “prohibited items” or pose a security risk to passengers aboard an aircraft. Although sometimes it may be considered a hassle, security checks and protocols are executed to prevent terrorist attacks or hazardous situations during air travel. Here, we present a couple of tips and suggestions so you can prepare beforehand, allowing you to move quickly and efficiently through the security process.
Be aware of your attires and accessories
Although there is no particular type of recommended clothing you should wear, excessive clothing or loose garments may draw attention on security officers who may direct you to additional screening. Also certain accesories can set off alarms on metal detectors and slow down the security checks. As much as possible, try to avoid jewelry or accessories that contain metal. You can save time by taking off any metal accessories like belts and jewelry as well as your keys, cell phones and loose change, and placing them in your carry-on baggage. These items can be all bundled and placed in the X-ray machine for inspection so you can ease the process.
Most airport security staff and procedures will require you to remove your shoes before you enter the walk-through metal detectors. Usually all types of footwear, even lighter ones like sandals have to be removed and placed on the X-ray machine belt. It is a good idea to take disposable booties or socks so your feet are kept clean and you don´t accidentally injure them.
Have your boarding pass and ID ready
Remember to always carry a government-issued photo ID available for security staff to check. Along with your ID, you should have your boarding pass readily available so officers can cross check your name with airline records and your ID. Children are not required to show identification although it is a good idea to take a birth certificate or other ID just in case they are required to show proper identification. Every adult traveler should keep his/her airline boarding pass and government-issued photo ID available until exiting the security checkpoint. The absence of identification will result in additional screening and time delays.
If you are not travelling but accompanying a relative, child or a passenger with a special medical condition that requires assistance, let the airline personnel know about this so they can assist you when going through security checks.
Practical tips to make screening faster and hassle-free
- Try to keep the least amount of items in your carry-on bag. This allows security officcers to get a clear X-ray view of your bag.
- Remember to pack all liquid, aerosol and gel substances in your checked baggage, otherwise these items will be retained at security posts.
- Limit your carry-on bag items to whatever is strictly necessary for the duration of the flight, including your wallet, your cell phone, electronic devices, and personal items.
- Be prepared for additional screenings, be patient and curteous with security staff. Their job is to make everyone safe.
- Remember to arrive to the airport at least two hours before your flight so you can have extra time to board in case there are security checkpoint congestions.
For more information on Airport Security Screening Process, go to the TSA Website