Discover the best deals from millions of vacation homes

Here at VacationHomeRents, you can easily find and compare the best vacation apartments, cabins, house boats, beach houses, and RV deals. By a simple click, we help you search among millions of listings across the top sites like Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and more.
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At VacationHomeRents, we are committed to help you plan a safe and pleasant trip. With the evolving situation around the Coronavirus, we have made some tools to help you find COVID-19 related information and travel guides when you are planning your vacation.
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Vacation home rentals near water

Curated lists of the best vacation home rentals near water, beaches, lakes, or ocean to help you plan your next vacation.

How to find cheap vacation rentals?
Tips to find cheap vacation rentals
There are many choices to find a vacation rental. Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com are the 3 biggest vacation rental booking site, where there are millions of vacation rental homes listed by owners directly. In order to find and compare cheap vacation rentals, metasearch vacation rental sites are good starting points because they aggregate all the available listings from Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com and can help you compare rates from multiple platforms in one place.
Where can I list my second home for vacation rentals?
Evaluate a good vacation rental listing platform

To list your home for vacation rental, Here are some top vacation rental marketplaces to compare. When considering listing your second homes, averge booking rate, listing fee, and platform reputation are the most important factors.

  • Airbnb, with 7 million active listings.
  • Booking.com, with 6.2 million active listings.
  • VRBO by Expedia, with 2 million active listings.
  • Craigslist
  • Other local communities
In the US, Airbnb and VRBO are popular platforms. In Europe, Booking.com can be a good option because of it has a userbase in almost every Europe countries.

What are the best places to rent a cabin?
Cabin vacation destinations

Based on studying over 1,000 cabin booking experience, here are the top 5 popular cabin destinations:

  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Smoky Mountain, TN
  • Broken Bow, OK

How much to tip in vacation home or cabin rental?
Tipping at vacation rental homes

Many vacation rental platform will charge a separate cleaning fee, so tipping for the cleaning service is not required. There are some common scenarios that you may want to consider leaving a small tip:

  • Consider tipping if the platform does not charge a cleaning fee
  • Consider tipping if the host provided extra courtesy service such as airport pick up or meals
  • Consider tipping if the host gave a tour or showed you around the city
  • Consider tipping if the host will need to put extra effort to clean the home after your stay
  • Consider tipping if you enjoyed your stay
A common tipping amount is $5 - $10 per night.