Rentalo.com Reports Requests for Vacation/Family Rentals Lead Accommodations Search Requests at the Search Engine/Directory
Discount Offers on Web Site Draw Browsers and Registered Users to Rentals in Europe, the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean and Beyond
MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2006 – Rentalo.com, the leading Internet directory for rental accommodations, reports its latest survey of visitors to the web site shows that vacation and family rentals are the leading property type on the search engine for both browsers and registered users. Rentalo’s survey also reveals that its newest feature – “discount offers in 100 top destinations around the world” – attracts families, couples, singles and business travelers.
Fall vacation rentals on the online search engine Rentalo.com are especially popular with the site’s viewers. “Vacationers are looking for both city accommodations in the U.S. and Europe and beach resorts on both U.S. coasts and the Mediterranean”, Rentalo’s president Alfredo Purriños explains.
“In Florida, Hawaii or the desert towns of the West, travelers want a comfortable, well-equipped condo, townhouse or villa”, Purriños says. Rentalo.com offers these and thousands of other properties throughout the U.S. Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Rentalo’s online directory contains 120,000 rental accommodations in 15,000 destinations worldwide and the search engine’s “quick search” service garners high marks from those who responded to the company’s survey. This hi-tech feature quickly finds a selection of lodgings that fits vacation and business travelers’ criteria.
Rentalo listings include details on the location, amenities, services, nearby places of interest and four or more photos of each property with maps and other helpful information on hundreds of accommodations – condos, houses, villas, hotels, apartments, B&Bs, guesthouses, etc. – at all price levels. “And Rentalo provides a connection service to these rentals: we connect travelers directly to the property owners and managers of the rentals that interest them and they then make their choices and contact the properties”, he adds.
“Each Rentalo property listing includes the telephone contact number, e-mail address and a request to call back. Our technicians are always working on new ideas to make the site more efficient. One of the newest on the home page is the discount offers link to the top 100 destinations.”
A sampling of a few of the hundreds of offers on Rentalo.com include these five in Rome, London, Sedona, Cancun and St. Lucia. In Rome, a two-bedroom, 1½-bath apartment near St. Peters Cathedral is now available at a 29% reduction through Rentalo. The 100 Euros or $128 nightly rate is for a three-night minimum stay through Jan. 31. The fully equipped apartment includes a kitchenette with refrigerator, cutlery and pans, washing machine and color TV.
A luxury home on a golf course in Sedona, Arizona, with views of the Red Rock Mountains from every room is another current offering on Rentalo. A three-bedroom house, it has a formal living room, dining room, family room with fireplace, kitchen, two baths and Jacuzzi. Price for a seven-night stay is $270 nightly, a 10% discount through Rentalo.com, until Dec. 31.
In London, Rentalo’s reduced price properties include a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment decorated in traditional English style. The apartment with a well equipped kitchen and large living room is conveniently located in the heart of Sloane Square in Chelsea and fashionable Kings Road with all kinds of of shops, restaurants, pubs, antique stores and the famous Royal Court Theatre. Rentalo’s reduced rate is $108 nightly through Dec. 31 for a three-night minimum stay.
Cancun, Mexico, offers other rental choices for travelers. At Cancun’s Quintana Roo, Rentalo.com has a beautiful, three-bedroom oceanfront villa with terraces overlooking the Caribbean and a white sand beach. The tastefully decorated villa is one of 36 at the Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas complex that has tennis courts, cascading pools with swim-up bar, a fully equipped gym, three restaurants and lobby bar with nightly entertainment. The 10% reduced rate through Rentalo.com is $193 for a seven-night stay through Dec. 16.
Another rental choice is a villa on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. This newly built beachfront house is just 500 feet from the sandy beach of Ans Becune and nearby championship golf course. The unusual shape and sizes of glass windows and doors dominate the villa to capture the panoramic view of the island. Designed with a Caribbean flavor, the villa appeals to both first time and seasoned travelers. Rental lists this villa for $260 nightly, a 10% discount, for a four-night minimum stay through Nov. 30.
Set on an acre of land, the 3,000 square-foot villa has three master bedrooms and high vaulted ceiling great room of 800 sq. ft. that has living and dining areas plus loft with TV, DVD, video players, cassette and CD stereo. The fully equipped kitchen has a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, a microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher; there is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
The villa offers a housekeeper and excellent cook, who works Sundays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. She assists guests with shopping and introduces them to her mouth-watering Creole dishes. There is also a resident security guard and general maintenance person who assists guests upon arrival and with queries.
Travel agents and corporate travel departments can use Rentalo's "quick search" feature to check its extensive inventory to book rental accommodations for their private and business clients, meeting planners and groups. The properties on Rentalo.com offer travel agents’ commissions of 5% to 20%. The online site also has an affiliates’ "publisher'' link program that gives agents and other businesses additional revenue-earning opportunities.
For more on Rentalo properties available through December, log on to www.rentalo com. The search engine’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the toll-free number is 1-877-710-5914. Rentalo.com™ is a registered trademark of the Miami-based company founded in 1999.
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