THE BEST FAMILY CHRISTMAS MAY BE AWAY FROM HOME
Miami, FL, November 24, 2008—With good deals on air fares, the value of the euro and Mexican peso tumbling, this is a great time to think about an exciting Christmas vacation away from home. And Rentalo, the leading on-line vacation rental directory, makes it fast, easy and fun to find the perfect apartment, house or villa—for a price that's amazingly affordable.With Rentalo's new website design, potential travelers can see a photo slide show of each rental property, a map, complete description, prominent contact information and an availability calendar—all on the same wide page. They can choose the date, location, number of bedrooms and amenities and Rentalo will put them in touch with property owners, who then "bid" for their business. There are still wonderful destinations available for Christmas, among them:
ROME — With sparkling lights in Via Condotti shops, a giant tree in Piazza Venezia, a Christmas market in Piazza Navona, the Pope's Christmas message at the Vatican and panettone everywhere, there's no better place to be for the holidays. Rentalo's vacation rental, I Giramondo, is located in a residential area near the Vatican, but also close to a metro station, supermarkets and shops. The two-bedroom apartment, which costs $189 per night, boasts a panoramic view of St. Peter's, an elevator, a good heating system and a fully-equipped kitchen. For information: http://rentalo.com/272762/igiramondo.html.
MEXICO — Nacimientos, or nativity scenes, and native poinsettias decorate Mexican homes, hotels and churches; other Navidad specials include children's processions called posadas and pinata parties. In the smart seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, Rentalo.com presents the two-bedroom, two-bath, beachfront El Dorado condo for only $240 per night. A professionally-decorated apartment, it has maid service, bottled water, computers for guests' use and two TVs with U.S. channels. Its balcony overlooks a pool, Los Muertos Beach and Banderas Bay. For information: http://rentalo.com/75692/eldoradocondo103.html.
COLORADO — Dreaming of a white Christmas? Breckenridge is a merry place to be, with snow on its Victorian main street, horse drawn carriage rides, a town tree and Christmas bazaar, not to mention skiing, skating and snowboarding. The Rentalo website lists a three-bedroom modern log cabin nestled in the woods just five minutes from Breckenridge and the slopes that costs only $475 per night. The cabin has all modern conveniences, a private outdoor hot tub, a wood-burning fireplace, lots of games for the kids, a new laundry room and garage. For information: http://rentalo.com/13696/modernlogcabinsecluded.html.
JAMAICA — Christmas means non-stop festivities in Jamaica, from special markets and reggae Christmas carols to Jonkanoo parades and here poinsettias grow in the garden, not in little plastic pots. Rentalo is offering the four-bedroom, four bath Jasmin Hill Villa, directly on the ocean in Ocho Rios, for $857 per night (or little more than $100 per person, which is a bargain in the Caribbean). The villa has a spacious terrace, pool, oceanside gazebo and garden and is staffed by a cook, two maids, laundress and gardener. For information: http://rentalo.com/1591/jasminhill.html.
"Rentalo is unique among vacation rental directories and hotel reservation sites, since its comprehensive inventory appeals to both leisure and business travelers," says president Alfredo Purrinos. Its inventory of some 200,000 properties in the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Mexico and around the world includes hotels, inns, lodges and bed and breakfasts in addition to vacation rental villas, condos and apartments. To book a good-deal vacation rental for Christmas, log onto www.rentalo.com.
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