Posts Tagged ‘USA Vacation Rentals’

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.

Arthur Frommer Promotes Rentalo and Wor’s Summer Giveaway

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Arthur Frommer, the famous travel writer and publisher, founder of the Frommer’s series of travel guides has promoted Rentalo.com and Wor’s Summer vacation rental contest in his blog and Travel Show. Readers of the Arthur Frommer Online Community can see information about the giveaway in Frommer’s blog.

The contest, which has already awarded two lucky WOR listeners with a one-week stay in a beautiful vacation home in The Hamptons and Cape Cod, will end this coming Thursday June 11th with the last giveaway of a five bedroom Martha’s Vineyard ocean view home in the John Gambling Show. The winner will enjoy the vacation rental during the week of August 30th through September 6th.

Those who still want to participate in the drawing can do so by completing the form at: http://www.wor710.com/pages/4397472.php. There is little time to do so, so hurry up!

The Worry-Free Lodging Guarantee

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Have you ever feared booking a vacation rental because you don’t know what to expect on the other side? This is a totally understandable fear and a very common concern from travelers that are about to book a vacation rental. Although most travelers are honest people sometimes booking a vacation can be a surprising experience if you don’t take the necessary precautions.

In order to give travelers more confidence when booking a vacation home, Rentalo.com has introduced the “Worry-Free Guarantee.” With this guarantee you don’t have to worry anymore. It is a free guarantee that provides up to 5,000 USD of payment protection so that your lodging is worry free. You can go ahead and book with confidence, we’ve got you covered!

In order to qualify for this guarantee you only have to follow three simple steps:

1. Make a Reservation via Rentalo.com.
2. Register your reservation online BEFORE making any payments to the property owner.
3. Book with confidence!

These steps are very easy and can save you headaches later on. If you want further information regarding this guarantee and the form to register your reservation you can find it at: http://rentalo.com/web/traveler/guarantee.cgi.

Airline Traveling: What to Know Before you Go

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

In recent years airline traveling has become a true pain for most of us. Checkpoints everywhere, luggage restrictions; there is a lot you have to know and take into account before you leave for your lovely vacations. Here are some tips and recommendations for your next airline adventure.

Traveling With Food and Holiday Gifts

Yes, you may want to take your relatives their favorite jellies and jams for the holiday dinner, but before promising your grandma that delicious jelly, make sure it is not under the “forbidden” items list, or you will have to kindly leave it as a holiday gift to checkpoint officials. Things like cranberry sauce, cologne, gift baskets with food items like salsa, jams and salad dressings are not permitted on board. Perfumes, snowglobes and oils are also not allowed. If you are taking presents don’t wrap them, as security officials may have to unwrap them if they need to take a closer look.

Getting Through The Line Faster

If you want to make your passage through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible, you can follow certain tips that will help you on doing so. When packing, for example, pack an organized carry on bag using layers as follows: Clothes, electronics, and heavy items. This packing style helps transportation officials to easily see what you have inside. Avoid taking with you metal items such as keys, lose change, mobile phones, heavy jewelry and clothing with metal buttons. Any metal that is detected during a checkpoint will require you to go through additional screening. Finally, have your boarding pass and your Id ready.

Travelers with Disabilities

If you are a traveler with disabilities or are traveling with someone with a disability there are certain things that the Transportation Security Administration has established to provide you the highest level of security and customer service. Disability related-equipment, aids and devices continue to be allowed through security checkpoints once cleared through screening. Prescription liquid medications and other liquids needed by persons with disabilities and medical conditions are also permitted. The limit of one carry-on and one personal item (purse briefcase or computer case) does not apply to medical supplies, equipment, mobility aids, and assistive devices carried by and used by a person with a disability. Make sure to pack your medications in a separate pouch to facilitate the inspection process and ensure that containers holding medications are not too densely filled, and that all medication is clearly identified.

Traveling with Children

If you are traveling with children there are also certain things to take into account. Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Make sure to declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. If you are taking liquids gels and aerosols, these must be placed in a single quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon size bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed.

Doing proper research before heading to your vacation destination will allow you to have a hustle free trip, and enable you to enjoy it from the beginning till the end!

In a Rush to Find Accommodations?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Planning a vacation is never an easy task, and when it comes to finding a place to stay things don’t get easier. Inquiring about every single place you like can get tiresome and time consuming. And in modern life most of us don’t have such time. This is the reason why Rentalo has created the ‘smart Search System;” to help our travelers find accommodations in a friendly and timely manner.

Rentalo’s unique SmartSearch system allows you to easily narrow down your options depending on your needs. Whether you want to filter by budget, number of rooms, special amenities or even lodging type; simply click on the alternative of your choice and let Rentalo do the work for you.

Once you have narrowed down your search using the provided filters, you can pick and choose the properties you are interested in, and then try our “Multiple Inquiry” capability. Unlike other websites where you have to inquire individually on every single property, at Rentalo you can easily mark all the vacation rentals of your interest in a specific destination and send a single inquiry to all of them. Simply pick them, enter your contact information and comments once, send it and done! The next step is to wait for the answers and choose the one that best suits your needs. It is easy and fast!

At last somebody has come up with a smart way to save time when booking a vacation rental. And you know what they say.. ‘time is money.

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