Staying at Vacation Rentals has always been a popular way to travel, these apartments, cabins condos, beach houses or even single room offer convenient locations and are a popular alternative to hotels. These vacation rentals usually offer a home away from home with kitchens and appliances. Websites like VBRO and Airbnb have rapidly increased the number of vacation rentals available and have made it easy for home owner to list their own homes as rentals.
The team at Tripcurated love staying at vacation rentals and we have collected some of our favorite vacation rental websites.
Pierre & Vacances is a French based company that offers some amazing European accommodation in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus. They also have properties in Morocco, Reunion Islands and the West Indies.
The accommodation options include ski resorts and family friendly holiday villages. Choose from the Pierre & Vacances residences, Family friendly holiday villages, Luxury Residences or Aparthotels.
Tripadvisor is one of the most popular travel websites in the world and offer some of the best Vacation Rentals around. The site is best known as a comparison website with reviews on vacation rentals, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. We recommend reading the reviews of any vacation rental that you are planning on staying and then book directly on Tripadvisor.
Airbnb.com – Love it or hate it Airbnb has revolutionized hotel bookings across the world. The company was founded in 2008 as a way for 2 designers to share some of their empty space with 3 travellers looking for a place to stay. Based in San Francisco the website now has over 4 million properties listed in almost 200 countries around the world.
Homestay was founded in 2013 and offers quality home stays and private rooms at affordable prices. The site now offers over 55,000 rooms in over 160 countries.
Homestay allows guests to stay with a local family as an affordable alternative to expensive accommodation, you can book nightly, weekly or monthly stays. The site is perfect for workers, students, interns or anyone looking for a genuine travel experience you will not find at a hotel or backpacker hostel.
Love Home Swap is a community dedicated to the exchange or swapping of homes. You can swap your home with someone else in a wide range of destinations around the world. The site was started in the UK by Debbie Wosskow after a crazy family vacation to the Caribbean and allows you to have all your home comforts while travelling the world. The site is easy to use and looks similar to airbnb with a nice clean home page.
Love Home Swap has 2 different swapping options including the traditional Direct Swap or a unique Points Swap system. Direct Swap would be most familiar, this involves you visiting their place and them visiting yours at the same time or on different agreed dates. Points Swap allows you have the flexibility of not requiring both houses to be vacant at the same time. Earn points when host people in your vacant house, and then use points to travel anywhere at any time.
Love Home Swap is a paid service with different tiers, Lite, Standard and Platinum. Each offering extra services including additional houses, verified statuses and other exclusive members benefits.
Tripping is a vacation rental comparison site that allows you to you filter, compare and sort over 12,000,000 available properties from the world’s top vacation rental sites including HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and more.
When you use Tripping.com to plan your trip and book your vacation rental, you never have to wonder if you’re getting the best deal. Find the perfect vacation rental for your next trip to over 190 countries.
onefinestay allows you to choose from one of the 5000 unique homes, villas and chalets in over 50 countries. The company was founded in London in 2010 and is now part of the Accor group of companies.
onefinestay only offer the best home and allows you to stay in luxury service apartments around the world.
Trivago allows you to compare vacation rentals from the biggest websites including VBRO, Booking.com and Expedia. Trivago is a German company who are now owned by Expedia and have sites around the world. Trivago actually searches other vacation rental sites to provide you with the best deals.
coolstays allows you to stay in unusual and unique vacations rentals including farmhouses, tree houses, boatels, barns, huts and even windmills. The site offers a growing portfolio of over 2000 accommodation options handpicked to be extraordinary, quirky, noteworthy or stylish.
Kid & Co allows you to search for and discover kid friendly homes away from home. The site has a growing list of family-friendly vacation rentals in destinations from across the world.
Each private family homes, vacation rentals and hotel has been hand curated and visited by the Kid&Co team to ensure they are suitable for families of all ages.