Press Release


Vacation Rentals Are the Smart Lodging Choice for Festivals and Events

Miami, FL, September 29, 2009-When traveling to a folk festival, holiday celebration or parade, most families don't think about a vacation rental for just a couple of days or a weekend. This is, however, a smart time to save money and gain extra space for the family by logging onto, the leading online directory for vacation rentals all over the country. It couldn't be faster or easier. Now you can even place a "wanted ad," giving your specifications, and just wait for the offers to roll in. Whether you're heading east, west, north or south, Rentalo provides fast access to a wide choice of accommodations, many of them with minimum stays of only one or two nights. Some examples, here, of upcoming celebrations and nearby vacation rentals that are (almost) a steal.

Taste of Charleston, Oct. 12
Fifty of Charleston, South Carolina's best restaurants will show off their food at Boone Hall Plantation. In addition to culinary offerings, there's a waiters' race, children's corner and all the attractions of downtown Charleston. has a three-bedroom, three-bath lagoon-front villa on nearby Kiawah Island that costs only $200 a night.

Ozark Mountain Christmas, Nov. 1 to Dec. 31
Branson, Missouri's seasonal festival features world-class entertainment, spectacular lights and lots of holiday spirit, plus the nation's largest veterans' homecoming celebration. features a two-bedroom, two-bathroom totally-renovated condo in Branson's gated golf course community of Pointe Royale that costs $135 per night.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest, Nov. 5 to Feb. 29
This citywide festival goes wild with huge lighting displays, narrated trolley tours, holiday shows and special events. And, then, there's Dollywood. offers a brand new two-bedroom, two-bath log cabin in a Pigeon Forge, Tennessee resort that has Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. The cabin costs $85 a night until December 31, $75 after.

Monterey Wine Escape Weekend, Nov. 13 to15
Celebrate California's wine and food lifestyle in Monterey Wine Country. Cooking demonstrations, winemaker dinners at wineries, vineyard tours and, of course, wine tastings are all on the menu. presents the custom-designed two-bedroom, two-bath Driftwood Cabin in nearby, scenic Big Sur, which has a fireplace, hot tub and extensive deck. It costs $250 per night for two people, $300 per night for four.

Monterey Wine Escape Weekend, Nov. 13 to15
A sight to see, from the Tom Turkey float to Santa Claus in his sleigh, with giant balloons, marching bands, mounted police, marchers and performers in between. has a midtown studio apartment, with complete office (computer and printer), full kitchen, dishwasher and TV/VCR that sleeps three, and costs only $175 per night.

"Vacation rental homes are a budget-friendly and affordable alternative to traditional lodging," says Rentalo president Alfredo Purrinos. Rentalo's inventory of more than 200,000 properties in the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, Europe and around the world includes hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in addition to vacation rental villas, condos and apartments. To book an affordable house, cabin or apartment, log onto

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Barbara Gillam