Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Book Your Vacation Stress-FreeCupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Book Your Vacation Stress-Free

By Bonnie Griffin

In recent travel trends, the days of having hotels as your only option for a vacation away from home are over. Thanks to websites like Airbnb.com, you can really find a “home away from home” and often at a lower cost than those charged by drab hotels. Next time you’re looking for a place to stay and relax for vacation, check out these travel tips for booking your stress-free vacation rental.

Find your home away from home and relax on your next vacation with these travel tips!

These days most of us have heard of Airbnbbut did you know there are more options available to you for your next vacation rental? If you are searching for something more comfortable and luxurious than the same old drab hotel room, there are a lot of options available to you. Cupid has some travel tips for finding your next vacation rental:

1. Tripping.com: Tripping.com offers a wide variety of accommodations with over eight million properties to choose from for your next vacation destination. Thanks to the many companies they are teamed up with, such as Booking.com, this site is perfect for those who want to browse by price range, rating, locations, and amenities.

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2. Hometogo.com: If you are trying to find a lot of options or searching for places to stay around the world, then Hometogo.com is a great place to find your next rental home for vacation. They have the largest search engine for vacation rentals and offer rentals in more than 200 countries. They are teamed with more than three hundred providers like Booking.com and Expedia.com  and are very popular with travelers thanks to their easy, user-friendly interface.

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3.Flipkey.com: Flipkey.com is one of Airbnb’s biggest competitors. They have domestic and international offerings and every property listing shares every detail you could imagine like the number of rooms and bathrooms, and the amenities provided. You can easily browse through the available listings that meet your specific needs after you set the parameters for an effortless search.

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4. VRBO: Vacation Rental By Owner, VRBO, offers worldwide accommodations. Like Airbnb, it offers vacations rentals made available by people around the world willing to rent out their space. Profiles share every detail you need about the property including pictures and previous renters’ reviews. They have been one of the leading vacation rental market spaces since 1995.

5. Luxury Retreats: If you are looking for the epitome of extravagance then Luxury Retreats is the site you want to use to book your next vacation rental. They offer over four thousand luxury properties globally including beachfront villas, city homes, and larger lavish homes. You can even get your own concierge service; talk about a stress-free vacation.

What are some of your go-to vacation rental sites? Let us know in the comments below.