AFFORDABLE SPRING VACATIONS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
Miami, FL, April 7, 2009—Who says a spring vacation in the sun is just for kids? Mom and Dad need a break, too, especially in this time of non-stop depressing news. And, lest you think you shouldn't spend money on a vacation right now, think again. Domestic air fares are down to peanuts and vacation rentals are so inexpensive, you can't afford not to go. Rentalo.com, the leading online vacation rental directory, has dozens of vacation rentals—apartments, townhouses and villas—all over the sunshiney state of Florida. And many of them are close to grown-up pleasures like golf, tennis, shopping and theater, as well as fun for the whole family. What's more, Rentalo's "Worry—Free Lodging Guarantee" provides up to $5,000 of protection so you can book with confidence—and it's free. Here, some of the possibilities for a great Florida vacation:
NAPLES APARTMENT—$110 PER NIGHT
Located in the Imperial Golf and Tennis Country Club gated community, north of the town of Naples, this custom remodeled (2008) condo boasts a large living area with cathedral ceilings and built-in cabinetry, wine fridge and wet bar. It offers two bedrooms, two baths, a screened lanai with views of a lake and use of a pool and tennis club. It is minutes from Vanderbilt Beach, a bit farther from theaters, restaurants, fishing and the wonderful shops of Venetian Bay and Olde Naples. The nightly rate is $110 from May 1 to June 30, with a seven-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/110014/naplesvacation.html.
ORLANDO TOWNHOUSE—$79 PER NIGHT
Surrounded by golf courses and just eight miles from Disney World, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhouse is located in beautiful Venetian Bay Village Resort. Each village has old-time charm, with white picket fences, walking streets, nature walks and a pool and cabana area. Each bedroom has its own TV and free cable Internet, computer, printer and telephone are provided. Stores and restaurants are close by and Universal Studios is only 20 minutes away. The nightly rate until December is $79, with a one-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/208485/orlandovacationrental85.html.
WEST PALM BEACH PENTHOUSE—$110 PER NIGHT
Cityplace, in West Palm Beach, is an amazing Mediterranean-style outdoor mall, full of gardens, fountains and palm-lined walkways, not to mention some 20 restaurants, 60 smart shops, movies, concerts, a Publix supermarket and nightly entertainment. Right in the middle of all this, in Cityplace Courtyards, is a quiet corner one-bedroom penthouse. There's also a resort—style pool with Jacuzzi, a gym and a business center with computers and free Internet access. The nightly rate is $110 until September 30, with a one-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/201742/cityplacecourtyards.html.
BRADENTON VILLA—$120 PER NIGHT
This three-bedroom luxury villa has all the comforts of home and then some, including a solar-heated screened pool, a covered lanai, a completely-equipped kitchen and central vacuum cleaning. It provides high-speed Internet, cable/satellite TV, a stereo and a double garage. Daily shopping is just around the corner, but Prime Outlets and DeSoto Malls are 15 minutes away and fashionable St. Armand's Circle is 30 minutes away. The nightly rate is $120 from April 26 to June 20, with a six-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/5967/spacious3br2ba.html.
"In the current economic downturn," says Rentalo president Alfredo Purrinos, "vacation rental villas and apartments make even more sense. They are a budget-friendly and affordable alternative to traditional lodging." Rentalo's inventory of some 200,000 properties in the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and around the world includes hotels, inns, lodges and bed and breakfasts in addition to vacation rental villas, condos and apartments. To book a Florida vacation rental, log onto www.rentalo.com.
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