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It’s Time to Rent a House for a Family Christmas Getaway

Rentalo’s Prices Make Vacation Rentals Possible in Any Destination

Miami, Florida, September 27, 2007—Tired of the same old, same old Christmas at home? Why not rent a house big enough for the family to have all the comforts of home, plus a fun destination. The web site www.rentalo.com makes it easy to find the perfect house—for a price that’s amazingly affordable. Rentalo, the leading travel lodging and vacation rental web site, can even answer special requests through its “submit inquiry” feature, putting travelers directly in touch with property owners. Affordable villas, houses and even apartments are available all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and the most popular destinations in the rest of the world. For example:

Paris House $257 per night What could be more perfect than Christmas Week in Paris, where shops and hotels glow with holiday decorations, the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower sparkle with lights, and ice skaters twirl in front of the city hall. Oriane de Vallée is a beautiful four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath loft house set on its own little private street right in the center of Paris. A true haven in the midst of the city’s hustle bustle, this vacation rental is located within walking distance of Montmartre, Place Clichy and Batignolles, and the nearest metro stop is only steps away. Among its added attractions are a laundry room and an office with a computer and DSL Internet. The minimum rental is one week and the price per week is $1,800, which breaks down to $257 per night for a family or group of eight.

Orlando Villa $130 per night Give the kids a thrill and take them to Walt Disney World, which goes overboard with Christmas decorations and fun. Just five minutes from Disney World Rentalo offers a three-bedroom luxury villa that welcomes children and pets. This Orlando vacation home rental, which costs only $130 a night (with a five night minimum), is located off Route 192 in a resort complex with heated pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse that provides an exercise room, pool table and snacks. It has everything a family needs: a crib, two TVs, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a full-size washer and dryer. The villa is close to restaurants, shows, shopping and golf courses, and is only 10 minutes from Universal and Sea World.

Vail Townhouse $450 per night This snow-covered ski resort looks like a Christmas card picture at this time of year, and a family that likes to ski will like a four-bedroom, four-bathroom Vail townhouse with updated décor and sunny exposure. Three of the four bedrooms have twin beds, so the kids can even bring their friends along. The living area has a wood-burning fireplace and faces south to a mountain meadow where the kids can go sledding. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also possible on a nearby golf course, and there’s an athletic club just 50 yards from the front door that has a lap pool, two hot tubs, a sauna and showers. Beaver Creek is a little over a mile away and downtown Vail is a fast eight-minute drive. Ice skating as well as skiing is available in both resorts and the famous Colorado ski resorts of Copper Mountain, Breckenridge and Keystone are all an easy drive away. The house costs $450 a night (with a seven night minimum) during the holidays.

Cape Town $480 per night December is summertime in South Africa and Christmas in Cape Town means sunning, swimming, dining outdoors on the V&A Waterfront or even a safari. The Colony, with its six bedrooms and six baths, is so roomy even the grandparents and friends can come along. This beautifully restored two-storey villa in downtown Cape Town has a view of Table Mountain from its several balconies and patios. Decorated in African contemporary style, it is secured by an alarm system, has a pool with recliners, a spacious living/dining area with terrace access, a modern kitchen, garage and high speed Internet. The house is serviced five times per week, but additional housekeeping and babysitting can be arranged. At $450 a night, the price per person comes to $37.50, a bargain in any language. There is wildlife viewing in the vicinity and the house is within 10 minutes drive of the Table Mountain Cable Car, Camps Bay beaches and the V&A Waterfront.

Rentalo links those seeking rental accommodations to property owners in 15,000 destinations. There is no cost involved. Using the web site is easy: It shows details and photos (and sometimes videos) of each rental property. Its “quick search” feature is even easier; it matches properties with the traveler’s criteria—destination, type of rental, dates and price. Visitors to the web site can find hotels, motels, inns, lodges and Bed and Breakfasts in addition to vacation rental villas and apartments, and can browse the whole worldwide database.

For more information about rental possibilities for Christmas, log onto www.rentalo.com. Rentalo’s e-mail address is contact@rentalo.com and the toll-free telephone number is 1-877-710-5914.

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