Thursday, January 15, 2015

Top Vacation Rental Destinations for 2015

Welcome 2015, we're glad you are here!  As we welcome a new year, we also want to welcome more amazing vacation destinations!  Perfect Places can take you to the mountains, to the beach, or to the city.  Wherever this year may lead you, let us help you find your perfect place for vacation in 2015!  Here is a sneak peak of the top vacation destinations of 2015:

Orlando, Florida
Where the fun amusement park days turn into magical nights viewing fireworks, Orlando is all around one of the most popular destinations!  Whether you enjoy a round of golf and kayaking on one of the many Orlando-area lakes, or if Disney is top on your agenda, Orlando can show anyone a great time.
Orlando vacation rental with private pool
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you prefer a little laid back bliss, where walking and biking are the main ways of transportation and vehicles are more scarce, Hilton Head might top your 2015 vacation list!  While all the normal conveniences are available, such as cars, beautiful beaches, upscale shopping, and over 40 golf courses, it still remains a more relaxed island.  In fact, it was once only accessible by boat!  Let your adventure begin on Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Island beachfront vacation rental
Port Aransas, Texas
One of the top destinations in the South, Port Aransas is located on the Gulf of Mexico, offering world class fishing, beach bumming, and numerous festivals throughout the year.  Another bonus is the huge number of beachfront vacation rentals!  This is the most popular type of booking as guests are free to walk right out to the beach from the front door of the vacation property!
Oceanfront vacation rental in Port Aransas, Texas
Big Island, Hawaii
Possibly the most diverse of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island allow travelers to explore active volcanoes, snow capped mountains, crystal clear waters and white (or black) sand beaches!  Big Island is truly full of natural beauty and the best part is you can visit every attraction all in one vacation!
3 bedroom oceanfront vacation home on Big Island, HI
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Want a little peace and quiet with amazing mountain views?  Gatlinburg is one of the top destinations for those seeking mountain living, outdoor adventure, and the serenity of nature.  Cozy up by the fireplace in your Gatlinburg log cabin accommodations for the serene retreat you are looking for. 
4 bedroom log cabin vacation home in Gatlinburg, TN
Don't worry, we still have more of the top vacation destinations for 2015 coming your way!  We will be taking you on an adventure to more fantastic vacations; we have somewhere for everyone.  Stay tuned for more!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 70,000  vacation rental properties in over 103 countries and 6,600 cities.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Top New Years Eve Celebration Destinations

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and you know what that means...parties!  For a lot of people, it also means vacation.  Many people take time to travel over the New Year to take advantage of days off work and school.  Whether you seek the glitz and glam of the New Years Eve cocktail parties or a more low key, kick off your shoes and relax kind of celebration, we have the top New Years Eve celebration destinations for you!


New York City
This destination always makes the list because it is one of the most sought after destinations for New Year's thanks to the Times Square ball drop! If you seek a big event with live cameras, live music, and one of the largest parties around, look no further than spending New Year's Eve in New York City!

If you are looking for a place to stay close to Times Square, try this 2 bedroom New York City vacation apartment.  This apartment is located just 3 blocks from Times Square!  No need to hire a taxi in the madness of the holiday, just walk out your door and you will be at the New Year's Eve Time Square Celebration in minutes!
Vacation Rental in New York City
Orlando, Florida
Disney and the Orlando, Florida area are some of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States.  New Year's Eve is a great time to visit Disney as the weather is warm, and the fireworks are magical! They don't call it the Magic Kingdom for nothing.  If you are looking for good, family friendly fun, Orlando is the place to spend your New Year's Eve celebration!

Fun for the whole family can be had at this great Orlando/Disney area vacation condo!  Endless amenities like miniature golf, swimming, kayaking, arcade games, full kitchens, and so much more.  This is a great location just a few miles from all the magic at Disney!

1 bedroom Orlando/Disney Vacation Rental
Berlin, Germany
This famous city packs in over 1 million party goers each New Year's Eve!  So, if you are looking for a party, this might be the place to go.  With live music, endless food venders, and an impressive fireworks show at midnight, you are sure to have a memorable celebration (and be tired at the end of the night)!

This one bedroom vacation apartment is located right in the heart of Berlin!  Just steps from all of the attractions and nightlife you seek on your New Year's Eve vacation.  At the end of the day, you will want to kick back and relax in this great vacation apartment in Berlin.

One bedroom vacation apartment rental in Berlin, Germany
Caribbean
We debated on a specific location, but decided that anywhere in the Caribbean is a great destination to spend New Year's Eve!  All of the islands will have celebrations, festivals, parties, you name it!  Plus, they all offer the warm sands and the beautiful ocean waters that so many people seek this time of year.

If you end up visiting St. Maarten for your New Year's Eve vacation, try this 3 bedroom ocean view vacation home in Beacon Hill!  It is available for the holiday and can sleep up to 6 people, so bring your family and friends!  The views will not disappoint either.

3 bedroom ocean view vacation home in Beacon Hill, St. Maarten
Wherever you may celebrate the New Year's Eve holiday, we hope you enjoy your vacation and have a wonderful New Year!  If you are still in search of the perfect place to spend New Years Eve, contact our travel specialist.  We love helping our customers find the perfect place for vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vacations under $100 a night!

We are often asked if it is possible to find vacation rentals under $100 a night.  Our answer is always, OF COURSE!  In fact, we have many vacation rentals under $100 and some even start at just $20 a night.  Vacations don't have to be expensive!  Check out this list of vacation rentals for under $100 a night; it just might inspire you to hop on that plane a little sooner!


Looking for some peace and quiet with a beautiful view?  Jamaica is one of the most traveled destinations in the Caribbean, but it doesn't have to be swarmed with tourists or super expensive!  This ocean view 2 bedroom beach house in Long Bay, Jamaica just might be perfect for your vacation!  For just $60-$80 a night, you can stay at this fantastic home.
2 bedroom beach view vacation home in Long Bay, Jamaica


Quite possibly the oldest and most visited city in the world, traveling to Rome is a must!  It is often thought that Rome is very expensive given the shortage of space for building homes and hotels, however we have found a fantastic apartment.  Starting at $25 a night, this vacation apartment in Rome is within minutes of all the must see attractions!

Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination in the United States, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you a bunch of money.  Grab your Myrtle Beach vacation rental for just $21-$97 a night!   With views of the ocean, and everything you could possible need on your vacation, this condo is perfect and at the perfect price!
2 bedroom Myrtle Beach vacation condo

Who said luxury had to come at a high price?  This beautifully decorated ocean view condo in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic starts at just $85 a night!  Relax in your beautiful condo, take a swim in one of the pools, and then hit the large white sand beach!  Your toes will be in the sand within minutes of walking out your door.

This is just a small sample of our vacation rentals for under $100 a night!  Check out our website, or contact our travel specialist for more vacation rentals.  We love a good bargain ourselves, and we love to help our customers find the perfect place to vacation for under $100 a night.

PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Private Boat and Canal Access Vacation Rentals in Cape Coral, FL!

Have  your boat and dock it too, in Cape Coral, Florida!

If boating is one of your favorite things to do while on vacation, you would probably love to have your own private boat and dock too.  There is no better place for this than Cape Coral, Florida!  Cape Coral is famous for having over 400 miles of canals, which is the more than any other city in the world! Many of the canals also lead directly out into the ocean, if you seek an ocean voyage or fishing adventure.

Cape Coral is a fantastic place to vacation and stay at your own waterfront vacation home with boat dock.  Simply walk out of your vacation home onto your private dock, hop into your boat, and you can be on the water in seconds!  There are even several restaurants and bars that allow you to pull your boat up, dock it, and have a nice lunch or diner!  You can take your boat almost anywhere in Cape Coral, Florida!


Here are a few of the top vacation rental homes in Cape Coral that have a private dock and boat!

This fantastic 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom villa is directly on the canal and comes with your own boat, private dock, and private pool!  Take a dip in the pool and watch the boats go by, then hop in your own boat and take it for a spin!  How much better can it get?  This vacation home in Cape Coral is sure to be a winner!
4 bedroom vacation home with boat and dock in Cape Coral, FL

Wow, this vacation home has it all!  Stay in your own 3 bedroom 4.5 bathroom canal front vacation home, with pool, hot tub, pool table, and a private boat and dock with access to the Gulf of Mexico!  Hop on your boat and you are just a few minutes from the waterfront dining and shopping at the famous Cape Harbour Marina.  This home is also sophisticatedly decorated for that extra luxurious feeling!

3 bedroom canal front vacation home in Cape Coral, Florida

Paradise awaits you at this 4 bedroom canal front vacation home in Cape Coral!  Picture yourself at this luxury vacation villa sun bathing on the canal front deck, or taking a dip in your own private swimming pool!  This home is also just a few minutes from the waterfront dining and shops, and is a 20 minute boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico!  What a breathtaking boat ride it will be!
Cape Coral 4 bedroom vacation home with Gulf access

If you love boating and warm weather, Cape Coral has a lot to offer for your vacation.  With 355 days of sunshine, you are likely to have fantastic weather any time of the year to enjoy boating.  If you would like some help finding the perfect place for a canal front vacation, contact our travel specialist!  We love helping our customers find the perfect place for their vacation! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Smoky Mountain Adventure: Find the Abandoned City!

Are you intrigued by the discovery of an abandoned town in Smoky Mountain National Park?  So are we!  Take your own vacation to the Smoky Mountains and let your adventure begin to find the abandoned city!

The Smoky Mountains are a very popular destination for travelers who seek nature, seclusion, beautiful mountain scenery, and of course hiking!  Fall is a fantastic time to visit the mountains as the foliage is changing colors making the scenery ever so pretty.  Add in the thrill of searching for the abandoned city and you will be sure to have one of the most memorable vacations yet!

There are many different areas of the Smoky Mountains that offer fantastic accommodations for your adventure to the Smoky Mountains.  Bryson City is the closest town to Smoky National Park, followed by Whittier, Sylva, and Maggie Valley

Bryson City
Feel like you are on top of the world from this amazing log cabin home in Bryson City.  Set at 3,000 feet of elevation, it offers 5 acres of unspoiled nature and breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains!  This home has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people and offers a grill, outdoor fire pit and hot tub.
Bryson City, NC Vacation Cabin
Whittier
This wonderful Whittier vacation cabin boasts sweeping views of the Smoky Mountains and offers luxurious accommodations for up to 10 people! Enjoy the views from your wrap around deck, private hot tub, and all the amenities you could possibly need.  Best off all, Smoky National Park is just 5 minutes up the road!
Whittier, NC 3 bedroom vacation home
Sylva
You will definitely enjoy your vacation at this cabin located right on the Tuckaseegee River in the Smoky Mountains!  Enjoy the indoor fireplace, large porch, gas grill, fire pit, and fish from the comfort of your own cabin!  Smoky National Park is also a short drive away.
2 bedroom vacation cabin in Sylva, NC
Maggie Valley
This is your true Smoky Mountain escape!  This log cabin home in Maggie Valley offers fantastic views, wrap around deck, private hot tub, and sleeps up to 8 people.  The home overlooks Maggie Valley as well as the Maggie Valley Resort Golf Course--so if you enjoy golf, bring your clubs!
Maggie Valley log cabin vacation home
These are just a few wonderful places to stay while you are searching for the abandoned city in Smoky National Park!  We hope you have a great time hiking, fishing, relaxing, and enjoying nature in The Smoky Mountains!  And please, if you find the abandoned town, let us know!  If you need help planning your vacation to the Smoky Mountains, please contact our travel specialist!  We love finding the perfect place for our  customers Smoky Mountain adventure!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Caribbean Islands: Island Hopping!


Picture yourself amidst tranquil waters, palm trees, and your feet in the soft white sand!  Sound like a perfect vacation to you?   Then look no further than the Caribbean Islands!  With over 1,000 islands, the Caribbean offers an abundance of beauty, some exotic destinations, and the relaxation you deserve. Did you know that many of the islands are actually made up of two islands, or two countries?  This gives you an opportunity to visit one location, but two destinations! Here are just a few of the Caribbean Islands that offer two vacation destinations for the price of one!

St. Kitts and Nevis
Not one, but two islands make up the country of St. Kitts and Nevis!  St. Kitts is the larger of the two islands, housing the capital city, and the smaller island, Nevis, is located just 2 miles southeast.  With beautiful tropical rain forests, volcanoes, and some of the most pristine beaches around, St. Kitts and Nevis makes for an increasingly popular vacation destination.  


St. Kitts and Nevits
Beautiful St. Kitts Vacation Rental
Try this ecologically sensitive beachfront resort on your vacation to St. Kitts and Nevis!  It is located on the island of Nevis, which is ideal for boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, and the seclusion of a small, relaxing island!

Saint Martin
Another Caribbean Island destination is Saint Martin, which is one island, but is home to two countries!  There is the Dutch country of St. Maarten, and the French country of St. Martin.  The views from the island of St. Martin are absolutely breathtaking and is one of the reasons that tourists have been traveling here for years.  Many repeat travelers come back to St. Martin each year and we bet if you try it, you will return as well! 


St. Maarten Resort Vacation Rental
This beautiful resort is located in St. Maarten and offers some of the best views on the island!  It also brings all the conveniences you come to appreciate on vacation, like pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, whirlpool bath tub, full kitchen, and a washer/dryer! 

Turks and Caicos Islands 
Positioned in the Bahamas island chain lies the islands of Turks and Caicos.  This is one of the more unique Caribbean destinations because it is one country, made up of 8 larger islands and 299 smaller islands! There are two main islands, Caicos Island is the largest island where most of the locals reside and Turks is the smaller main island and thus how the country got its name the Turks and Cacios Islands.


Turks and Caicos Vacation Villa in Sapodilla Bay
If you want an absolutely jaw dropping view, consider staying at this vacation home in Sapodilla Bay, Turks and Caicos.  With ocean views from nearly every room, a private fresh water pool, and beautiful decor, this vacation home is one you will remember forever! 

We have no doubt that wherever you decide to travel in the Caribbean, you will have a fantastic vacation and make some lasting memories that will leave you yearning for your return vacation!  If you need some help planning your Caribbean Island vacation, contact our travel specialist!  We love helping our customers find the perfect place for their Caribbean vacation!  


PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top Fall Vacation Destinations

The end of summer is coming to a close and for many people that means one thing- Fall is coming!  Football, foliage, pumpkins, apple orchards, hot chocolate, bonfires, and boots!  Not only does fall offer a variety of activities, but it can also be a great time to travel to destinations that are in low season (think Mexico!) because it can save some cash!  Whatever your favorite part about fall may be, you may find it at one of these great fall vacation destinations!


Nashville, Tennessee/Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee
This vibrant city is known for the being the hub of country music!  Take a stroll downtown Nashville and listen to live music on every corner and stop into a honky-tonk bar for some good old fashion fun!   It is also a beautiful area of the United States with an abundance of nature that surrounds the vibrant city.  After you have had some fun in the city, escape to Fall Creek Falls for some of the most beautiful waterfalls, fall foliage, and relaxation!
Fall Creek Falls resort vacation rental
Nashville area attractions
















Caribbean 
Vacation rental in Grand Caymen Islands
You might be thinking, what?  The Caribbean doesn't have fall foliage!  Well, you are correct, they have palm trees!  However, traveling to the Caribbean during the Fall is a fantastic opportunity to save some money on your travel.  Generally, September through the beginning of December is off season in the Caribbean, which means that rates are lower for accommodations and even airline tickets.  Most destinations have beautiful weather during these months so it's a great time to enjoy the beach at a much lower price.




Finish your day at your very own Napa Valley Vacation home!
 Napa Valley, California
With numerous wineries, festivals and harvesting of the grapes, Nape Valley knows how to do Fall and do it well!  There are activities going on all over the wine region and many of them are free.  Bonus--driving through the valley is a beautiful activity in itself.  It is one the prettiest areas of the country, especially during the many Stomping of the Grapes activities in Napa.  Go barefoot and help stomp the grapes, or grab a glass of wine in the winery and enjoy!

These are just a few of the great places to visit for your fall vacation!  You can also view beautiful fall foliage and fall activities by visiting Colorado, North Carolina/Blue Ridge Mountains, Montana, New Hampshire, and Vermont!  If you need some help planning your fall vacation, please contact our Travel Specialist!  We love helping our customers find their perfect place for vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.