Thursday, July 23, 2015

Best Accommodations Near Disney World


Walt Disney World is one of the top attractions in Florida and in the United States.  Children and adults alike flock to this great area of Florida to visit Disney characters, watch shows, ride amusement park rides, visit Nickelodean, Universal Studios, Sea World and so much more (oh so much more!).  At the end of the night, you are not only looking forward to tomorrow's adventures, you are looking forward to relaxing with family and friends and falling fast asleep in a cozy bed!  Sounds perfect right?  To ensure you don't have to travel too far at the end of the busy day, here are some of our best accommodations near Disney.

You cannot  get much closer than this!  Stay right on Disney's property at this fantastic Disney vacation rental! With a playground, game room, 4 pools, 2 lazy rivers, 6 hot tubs, and a giant ship water feature the kids will love!  This 1200 square foot unit has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and features a master bedroom with its own whirlpool, a queen sized sleeper sofa in the large living room and full sized kitchen.  This place is perfect!
Disney World Vacation Rental in Lake Buena Vista, FL

This beautifully decorated 3 bedroom condo in Kissimmee is located just 1mile away from Disney!  That's just about the perfect distance to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax!  The condo has a huge lagoon style pool, hot tub, splash pad, playground, dedicated garage space, basketball and tennis courts, fitness center, and it's all within a 2 minutes walk to numerous restaurants!
Vacation condo in Kissimmee, FL near Disney World

If you are looking for a bit more space and privacy, consider renting this 4 bedroom vacation home in Kissimmee!  It is located less than 3 miles from Disney and is in the perfect location to get to all of the area attractions.  Plus, it has its own private pool and hot tub!  Spread out and relax at the end of your day; you definitely have the room here!  Bonus: This vacation home rents for just $109-$129 a night!  What a super deal.
4 bedroom vacation home near Disney World

These are just a few of the fantastic accommodations we have near Walt Disney World!  In fact, we have over 1,600 properties within the Disney area waiting for you.  One of the best parts of renting one of these vacation rentals near Disney is that they come at a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.  So not only do you save money, you have a lot more room to spread out, use of full sized kitchens or kitchenettes, and great features like in room washer and dryers, DVD players and so much more.  It's really a win-win for everyone!

Need some help planning your trip to Walt Disney World?  Contact our Travel Specialist for help planning!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their Disney vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 73,000  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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Traveling to Maui on a Budget


Maui, Hawaii
The island of Maui continuously tops the list of the Top 10 Islands in the world!  In fact, it has made the list 20 years in a row! With world famous beaches,  Mt. Hakleakala, Lahaina's Banyan Tree,  swimming with the turtles, The Road to Hana, and so many  more great activities, it's no wonder that it continues to be one of the top most visited islands in the world.  But that doesn't mean it has to come at a high price tag!  You can still take a trip to Maui while staying within a manageable budget, and without sacrificing any part of your trip!  Here are some tips for traveling to Maui on a budget:

Set a Budget
This may sound silly, but if you don't set a budget, you will have a more difficult time narrowing down your accommodations, which will be one of the biggest expenses of traveling to Hawaii.  It's also a good idea to set a budget for activities and excursions as these can add up.  Purchase snorkel gear at the nearby shops to save money and float on your own off shore.  Of course, use caution and stay within the safe areas.  If you stay in a vacation rental, they often stock the unit with snorkel gear, pool toys, beach chairs, etc.  That can be a great convenience and no cost to you!

Search for Budget Airlines
There are several budget airlines that fly directly to Hawaii from the mainland.  Often times these airlines only fly certain days and certain times, so if your schedule is a bit flexible, you can save several hundred dollars a flight!  Worth the savings if you ask us!

Travel off season
If you can, plan your trip a few weeks before or a few weeks after the busy season.  You will receive substantial savings!  Generally, the weather is the same too!  So you don't have to worry about going during the rainy season, just to save some money.  It's a win-win!

Stay in a vacation rental
There's a reason vacation rentals are SO popular all over the world, especially in Hawaii!  It's because they save everyone money. If you search a hotel accommodation in Maui you are looking at upwards of $600 a night, depending on what season you go in and where you stay.  You can rent a Maui vacation rental starting at just $71.00 a night.  And that's for a 1 bedroom unit,  fully equipped with a kitchen and living area!  So much more space than a hotel room.  Plus, the kitchen allows you to save money by preparing some meals in, and storing snacks and beverages for your stay!  Don't worry though, just because you are paying less, doesn't mean you sacrifice the resort-like atmosphere. Take a look at this awesome Maui vacation rental that rents for $84-$165 a night and is located in an oceanfront resort with three pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, barbecues, and more.
Another great option is this fantastic Lahaina vacation condo with some of the best views around!  Wouldn't you love to wake up to this view? This condo is in a beautiful oceanfront resort and starts at just $140 a night.
With over 750 vacation rentals in Maui, you will surely be able to find accommodations within your budget, and one that fits all of your wants and needs!  What are you waiting for?  Get planning your trip today.  If you need help planning your vacation to Maui, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love helping our customers find the perfect place for their vacation! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Best Family Reunion Vacation Destinations

For a lot of families, selecting a destination for a family reunion can be tough.  There's a lot to think about.  The location, the date, the food, entertainment, etc.  There are a lot of people to please and of course no one wants to let anyone down.  But family  vacations are all about being together, as a family!  So we are here to give you some advice on planning your next family reunion.

Have a game plan!
Grab a couple other family members if you can, and map out your plan.  Select a few areas that people may be interested in and then hold a family poll on facebook or email for quick responses.  This can help narrow down your destination and get everyone's input.

Book early!
You can certainly get away with throwing together a last minute family reunion, however due to high demand of accommodations, we always recommend booking ahead.  If you have a large family, it's a whole lot easier to find a place that can accommodate all of your guests if you book early.  We have had families of up to 100 people needing accommodations which takes some advance planning. 

Plan activities
This can be a little tough, as families are very diverse!  Try and plan a few activities that everyone can participate in.  Schedule one or two meals together, a nice picnic, a trip to the shopping area, a boat excursion, sightseeing trip, to the movies, and so on.  There are several activities you can do to include everyone, yet give people the freedom to choose their own activities.

Keep the kids happy
We all now that the little ones can get terribly bored and terribly whiny at times.  Try and plan enough for the kids to keep busy!  Swimming, going on a hiking adventure, riding a trolley, playing in the game room.   Even throwing movie nights in someone's condo every night will keep them happy.  Just don't forget the popcorn! 

If you aren't sure where to plan your family reunion, here are our top family reunion destinations!  We've had countless successful family reunions in each destination(and more destinations too).

Disney and Orlando, Florida areas
Disney-area vacation rentals for family reunions















Outer Banks of North Carolina
Outer Banks, North Carolina vacation rentals
  














Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe family reunion accommodations















Sevierville, Tennessee
Family vacation cabins in Sevierville, Tennessee















Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores vacation rentals
Of course we have thousands of more destinations for your family reunion!  If you need help finding the perfect place for your family reunion, contact our travel specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for vacation!

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, June 8, 2015

Best Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean

After all the celebrating, many couples get to go on their highly anticipated honeymoon!  But, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to plan a honeymoon.  So we are here to help!  If you are looking for a honeymoon in the Caribbean, we have some great tips for you.  The Caribbean offers some of the best weather year-round, gorgeous beaches, much needed relaxation, and some fun too!  Just think, soon you will be sitting on the beach watching the sunset with your loved one!  Cheers!

The Bahamas
Bahamas resort vacation rental, great for honeymoons!
This fantastic chain of islands just southeast of Florida is very popular for honeymooners because of its close distance to the United States and for its beautiful beaches.  Another perk,  island hopping!  Stay at one island, and hop to the rest!  You can take a boat ride or a short plane ride to the other islands for the day, or why not split your trip up and stay on more than one island?  With some of the most beautiful blue green waters, and the tranquility people are looking for, the Bahamas is top on the list!

Resort style vacation rental in the Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman
This island is the largest of the Cayman Islands and thus, it is the most visited.  It also has some of the most clear water around, making it a great destination for those who want to swim with the sea life!  One of the most popular activities is swimming with the stingrays.  Don't worry, they are very friendly!  Honeymooners will love relaxing on the beach, going for walks along the beach, and visiting some of the hotspots for dinning and drinks!

Punta Cana
Punta Cana honeymoon accommodations
Located on the Easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is known for it's beautiful Caribbean Sea water.  The water in Punta Cana is warm and tranquil, perfect for swimming!  It also has some of the best golf courses in the World.  So if golfing is on your list, you might want to try Punta Cana.  If golf isn't your thing, spend your days on the beautiful beach with your loved one, take a day trip around the island, and check out some of the great nightlife the island has to offer.

Now that you have seen some of the top destinations for honeymoons in the Caribbean, we hope you are even more excited for your wedding and honeymoon!  Not sure what honeymoon destination is right for you?  Check out over 70,000 vacation rental properties around the world for more ideas!  If you aren't sure where to travel, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their honeymoon! 

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.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Top Mountain Vacation Destinations

If you are looking for a little seclusion and a little more time with nature, then a mountain getaway just might be what you need!  Vacationing in the mountains offers peace and quiet, adventure, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and so much more!  But that doesn't mean it doesn't offer all the other amenities you are accustomed to on vacation.  Many of the mountain vacation destinations offer outdoor community pools, private hot tubs, and are a close distance to shopping and restaurants.  Here are some of the top log cabin mountain vacation destinations! Plan your vacation to the mountains today.

Sevierville, Tennessee
Vacation rental home in Sevierville, Tennessee
Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Sevierville is one of the top mountain getaway destinations.  Just 10 miles from Smoky Mountain National Park, Sevierville offers a very versatile array of activities.  From great dining and shopping (over 120 high end outlet stores), to "roughing it" out in the wilderness.  The beautiful 360 degree views are something you will never forget! 




Blue Ridge, Georgia Vacation Rental Cabin
Blue Ridge, Georgia
You would never guess you were just 90 miles north of Atlanta!  Blue Ridge is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest spanning 106 acres for you enjoyment!  Take a horseback riding tour, hike to the many different waterfalls, try the tree top canopy tour, or ride an old fashioned train and take in the beautiful scenery! 




Log cabin vacation home in Blue Ridge Mountains


Boone, North Carolina
With so many options for activities, Boone makes it a great destination for everyone in your group. Take a day and snow ski in the winter, or take a long hike up the mountains, fly fish, kayak, and if you are brave enough, walk across the Grandfather Mountain swinging bridge! Pamper yourself at one of the beautiful spas, and browse some of the many art galleries.  Boone is worth the trip!

These are just a few of our mountain getaway destinations!  Not sure where you want to go?  Check out over 70,000 vacation rental properties around the world for more ideas!  If you aren't sure where to travel, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their vacation! 

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.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Most Exotic Vacation Destinations

In the mood for a little adventure, something off the beaten path, exotic even?  Don't worry, we have you covered!  From private islands, to camping in the mountains, to clothing-optional beaches, we have some of the most exotic vacations options right here at Perfect Places!

Placencia Village, Belize
What is more private, than your own private island?  We kid you not.  You can rent your own private island in Belize!  Feel like you own a little piece of the ocean while you are on vacation at this 3 bedroom vacation home situated on a coral reef!  The water is perfectly shallow for snorkeling and wading, or take the paddle boat out and cruise around.   Such a unique experience; this will be a vacation destination you will never forget!
Vacation rental in Belize: Rent your own private island!
Fort Portal, Uganda, Africa
If living on the wild side interests you, we have the perfect place for your vacation!  Imagine going on a camping safari, with your own tour guides included!  See all the spectacular scenery and get up close with the wildlife.  If you love to climb mountains, they can even take you on a hike to the "Top of the World" at 5 Craters Lake.  Truly a place for adventure, nature, and seclusion!
Camping safari in Uganda, Africa
Cupecoy, Saint Maarten
This incredible vacation villa in Cupecoy, Saint Maarten is located on the famous Gold Coast, with expansive ocean views, private pool and hot tub, and direct access to the Cupecoy Beach! This area of the beach is also clothing-optional, making it a good option for those who prefer to leave the swimsuits at home.  Take a swim, and feel so close to nature, in the clear Caribbean waters! Another bonus: this villa is located within walking distance of the marina, shopping, great restaurants, and night life!
Clothing optional beach vacation villa in Cupecoy Beach, Saint Maarten

These are just a few of our fantastic selection of exotic, secluded, and unique vacation properties!  We have more than 70,000 vacation rental properties worldwide, so check out our listings for even more vacation ideas!  If you aren't sure where to travel, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for their vacation! 

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, April 27, 2015

Top Summer Vacation Hot Spots Part 2

Summer is right around the corner, so it's time to get planning your summer vacation!  Pick one of these top summer vacation destinations, or search over 70,000 other vacation properties, worldwide!  Wherever you may want to go, we have the perfect place for you. 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Vacation home near Rocky Mountain National Park
One of the top National parks in the United States, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a destination of its own kind!  Geared more towards those who love the outdoors, this park has adventure and nature abound.  The main road reaches an elevation of over 12,000 feet, so be ready for altitude change!  Take a long guided hike, horseback ride, fish, rock climb, and so much more.  This area of Colorado is absolutely a nature lovers dream!

View from a Cannon Beach vacation rental home
Cannon Beach
Not just a filming location for movies like the Goonies and the Twilight series, Cannon Beach is a destination of it's own!  It's a very popular beach side summer destination for many reasons!  Check out the famous Haystack Rock which is accessible during low tides in the summers.  Stroll along the coast to see many large rock formations scattered throughout the shoreline, hike, bike, and beachcomb.  This quaint town is a place to kick back and relax, while taking in all the beauty!  Bonus: chain stores are limited due to the strict regulations put in place to maintain its small, beach town charm! 

Kiawah Island, SC
Vacation Rentals in Kiawah Island, SC
Voted the Happiest Seaside Town, by Coastal Living, and voted Best Island in America by Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards, this island has a lot to be proud of! This charming island is located just 15 minutes south of Charleston, allowing you the small beach town feeling, with the easy access of a larger historic city!  Kiawah island is also known as being one the premier golf destinations on the East Coast, making it a great place for those who like to hit the links.  Spend your days at the beach, go fishing, kayaking, take a stroll around the miles of nature trails and so much more.

These are just a few of the top summer hot spots!  There are plenty more top destinations for summer vacation.  If you aren't sure where to travel this summer, contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for summer vacation! 

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.