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  • Unit 133 – 531 5th Street
    The kitchen and main living room are on the 2nd floor along with a master bedroom with a king bed, and 2 guest rooms with queen beds. An interior stairway leads down to the ground level where there is another living area and kitchenette. There are 2 more bedrooms on the ground level, one with a queen bed and the other with 2 doubles. The queen room also has a bathroom and there is a guest bath in the hall. Each living room has a TV and both master bedrooms. This house can also be rented as just a 3 ... read more
  • Sandpiper 401–881913
    This Beautiful Bay Front Condo has been professionally decorated to allow you all the enjoyments of your vacation destination and still bring you all the comforts of home. The corner unit has views overlooking the Award Winning Lazy River Lagoon Pool and Choctawhatchee Bay. Sit back and relax on your private balconies watching activities on the bay and you may even spot a school of dolphins. The views from this unit at night bring The Lazy River to life with a spectacular array of light! The master suite has a comfortable King Size Bed. It is decorated in rich jewel ... read more
  • Aqua Palooza
    New for 2017! New 18 ft. sectional in great room on top floor, New 65" Flat Screen TV and 4 new recliners in Theatre Room, New 5 burner gas grill, New cookware This spacious semi oceanfront Outer Banks home provides all of the amenities needed to ensure a relaxing vacation that is sure to please! 24" flat screen TV's in bedrooms and a 46" flat screen TV in the great room. Conveniently located in the Village of Nags, this home offers many luxurious appointments and wonderful ocean views. 7 person Hot tub! Heated pool available end of April, May, September ... read more
  • Palmwood Villas, Unit 101
    Palmwood Villas offers families a great vacation get-away right in the heart of beautiful North Myrtle Beach, SC! Our unit is on the first floor and offers unobstructed, ocean front views. Our unit is a corner unit with a large screened in balcony off of the living room. The view from the balcony, living area and master bedroom is simply breathtaking! We have two bedrooms and two full baths. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two single size beds in second bedroom. There is also the extra sleeping space of a queen size sofa sleeper ... read more
  • 1400 Wesley Avenue 1st Floor – Unit A
    Centrally located, immaculately maintained, historic Ocean City property. Enjoy walking to everything from this fantastic location, walking up 14th Street to hit the boardwalk right at the start of all the action. Enjoy the beach right by Ocean Citys fishing pier or head back to Asbury for some shopping or great food. Call Marr Agency for more information on this fantastic unit today! ... read more
  • Scarborough Village 305
    Newly Renovated Spring 2014- This unit is two stories with the half bath, main living and dining area located on the first floor. Walking up a spiral staircase is required to get to the bedrooms and full bath. For your enjoyment there is a community pool! Each unit has parking for 2 cars. The owner provides 1 on street parking permit for additional parking. *This is a non smoking/no pets. ... read more
  • South Shores I Unit #5
    South Shores offers the comforts of being at home, while being directly on the ocean. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo has everything available to make your stay the most enjoyable. A fully stocked kitchen provides all large and small appliances needed for making meals, a full-size washer and dryer and a large flat screen TV in the main living area Enjoy unsurpassed ocean views from the living area and master bedroom throughout your stay. The building is handicapped accessible with an elevator available to you. Enjoy your days on the beautiful beaches with ease having your own beach walkover, or simply ... read more
  • Ilikai 1114 Ocean
    STUNNING OCEAN, LAGOON & FIREWORKSVIEWS! STEPS TO WAIKIKI BEACH. Memorable Meals and fireworks from the Lanai. Walking distance to shopping mall, restaurants, shops, buses, rental cars, parks & Waikiki night life. Beautiful high end recent remodel. Fully equipped and very clean. AC, cable, WIFI, Long Distance, 24/7 Security, Key-less Entry No Check In all included.Condo is professionally managed and maintained. The iconic Ilikai Suites are located at the gateway to Waikiki. Remodeled, Tastefully Furnished & Appointed. Security included. Local calls, Long Distance to N. America, WIFI included. Friday evenings include free fireworks display with Hawaiian live music and hula dancing ... read more
  • PID# 28 Gorgeous Log Home Vacation Rental in Albrightsville
    This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located near many Pocono Mountain attractions such as Major Ski Resorts, Hiking, Skirmish, Whitewater Rafting, Historic Jim Thorpe, Horseback Riding, Biking, Shopping, Casinos, etc. Please inquire for actual rates! Our homes are supplied with dishes, cookware, pillows and blankets. PLEASE BRING towels, dish towels, linens and paper products. Linen service available upon request and additional fee. This home accommodates 8-10 people. Please do not exceed this number. All Towamensing Trails renters will receive 8 wristbands to use amenities. Fireworks and outdoor campfires are prohibited. Please make yourself familiar with the Rules and Operation ... read more
  • Surf Villas – Unit F3 – 3BR
    With spectacular ocean views, spacious, affordable luxury and fully equipped and furnished rental units, Surf Villas has served the needs of our valued guests for years. Located within walking distance of the Main Street restaurants and shopping, and just moments from other dining, shopping and attractions, Surf Villas provides a great focal point for your next Grand Strand vacation. ... read more
  • 140A
    140A is a recently renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath FIRST FLOOR condominuim located in the A Building. This 5 story villa is conveniently located on the center of the property with easy access to all the amenities and directly inbetween the large oceanfront outdoor pool and water park/lazy river. This no-smoking condo is located on the 1st floor and has all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable! The Master bedroom is complete with a Queen size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a full/single bunk. The living room provides a queen sleeper sofa and color coordinated chair. ... read more
    Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this comfortable house is located in the quiet community of Surfside Estates. There are no steps to climb once you have reached the first floor; all living areas are on one level except for a game room on the ground floor. Love the beach? Tupelo Honey is located just 198 yards from the community boardwalk which leads to the wide expanse of beautiful white sandy beach; Cape San Blas been recognized as having one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. There are no busy roads to cross in order to reach ... read more
  • 2nd Floor Townhouse, Short Walk to Beach, FREE Gym & Tennis
    Located just to the left of the entrance to Springwood Villas, 71 is a 2nd floor townhouse with newly-decorated rooms and furnishing. The 1st level of this townhouse features a lovely kitchen, with opening to the dining room and living room. There is also a powder room on the main floor. The living room features a large flat-screen TV and access to the back patio. The patio has a spiral staircase leading to the yard and pool area. The 2nd floor of the townhouse features 2 bedrooms, each with private baths. The guest room features 2 twin beds, TV, and ... read more
  • 402-III Be At Peace
    Within 5-6 minutes, you can find yourself in the heart of New Smyrna Beach, Flagler Avenue or Canal Street. Many accessible activities include enjoying nearby championship golf courses, boating at the New Smyrna Beach Marina, fishing on the canal or ocean, or walking or biking right out your front door on the beaches. Unit 402 is a newly remodeled luxury condo that has all the details you are looking for in a winter vacation or summer destination. This luxury condo offers two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 4 guests. The great room includes a spacious living ... read more
  • Hidden Dunes Condominium 0103
    Steps from the spacious pool deck and the Gulf of Mexico beyond, this Destin vacation rental at Hidden Dunes is so light and bright that your vacation will feel just like floating on a cloud, miles away from any worry. The calming sky-blue walls contrasted by delightful yellow furnishings, smooth tile floors and a sparkling clean kitchen add luster to the beautiful Gulf views from the patio. Plus, the patio has the rare amenity of actually opening up to one of several Hidden Dunes pools and a boardwalk to the beach- you’ll never have to worry about taking an elevator ... read more
  • Holiday Villas III # 301
    This DIRECT OCEANFRONT property is nestled on the sugar white sands of one of the worlds most beautiful beaches- with crystal blue waters! My Holiday Villas III is just minutes from all the activity and amenities/beach attractions found in the Tampa, St Pete beach and Clearwater Beach area. Take a walk on the beach, go for a swim in the crystal clear gulf water or just relax at our OCEANFRONT Pool. All these features has made our location constistently rated as one of the nation's top vacation destinations. Enjoy amenities such as: -Complementary BBQ Grills with Picnic area for dining ... read more
  • Palm Beach Oasis
    Built in 1936, this historically landmarked home sits quietly in one of the most charming sections of the Grandview Heights Historic District. The beautiful Palm Beach Oasis has been recently restored, updated and luxuriously appointed. This spacious home sleeps up to 7 guests. The property features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a large family room, living room, dining room, den/office, a deluxe kitchen, a charming outside dining terrace, pool deck, lounge chairs and a heated private pool. In addition, there is a covered walkway to a detached king bedded master suite with its own full bathroom and lovely french ... read more
  • Espinoza 6050 – Unit 2
    Wonderful 2nd floor condo with ocean views! ... read more
  • Ocean Villa #3
    New owners have completely redone the bathroom, kitchen and living areas. Bath has new tub/shower, new toilet, new sink/vanity and new floor. The kitchen also has all new cabinets, counter, sink and flooring. The carpet has been replaced and the bed, stove, kitchen tables and dresser are all new. This unit is an affordable choice for a couple or small family of 3. Located street side of the Ocean Villa the beach is just a short walk around the building. The efficiency includes a queen bed, sleeper sofa, a full bath (tub/shower) and a kitchenette with a stove, fridge, and ... read more
  • Horseshoe Hideaway
    This 2 bedroom 1 bath home has plenty of room to sleep up to 8 people with a King Bed, a Queen bed and 4 Single Beds. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you'll need for a comfortable stay. Sit on your porch or under the house after a nice day of fishing or scalloping and enjoy the breezes or have a great grill-out! Come on down to Horseshoe Today for your next vacation!! ... read more
  • Old Santa Fe Trail
    With courage hardship and determination the ancestors of our cities tri-cultural people all traveled up the Historic Old Santa Fe Trail making our unique city the place it is today. Now you can stay in this lovely Southwest style home right off this famous trail with all the comforts of modern living. The elegant design give light and beauty to this spacious 1,100 square foot casa. Architectural elegance is obvious when you enter with its high ceilings double French doors opening onto two private patios adding to the sophisticated ambiance of this home. The bedroom has a king bed, and ... read more
  • Classic Standard Rooms – All Inclusive Family Vacations
    Warmly decorated with country rustic charm of the Poconos, these units feature a bedroom and living room area divided by an accordion door. Two queen beds are located in the bedroom, with two single day beds in the living room area. Room has two televisions. ... read more
  • Blue Water Cove
    There are several reasons why this home is so affordable even though it has amenities of more expensive homes. Let us explain..... The home is on a quiet dead end location behind a gate. The owner of Blue Water Cove also owns the one other residence that shares the large grounds. This other home is used as their personal 2nd home. However, you are welcome to enjoy the entire front yard, lounge chairs, hammock, launch and dock. There is also a shady lakeside sitting area at the game room building for reading and picnicking. The game room building is for ... read more
  • Beach Bungalow…by the Sea
    Beach Bungalow is a cozy one level two bedroom Nantucket-style cottage with everything you’ll need to fulfill your vacation dreams. Beach Bungalow…by the sea is a perfect couples or small family retreat. The comfortable open living room with its high wood ceilings and cozy gas log fireplace add to the livability of this cozy-cottage. Nothing was speared in the selection of custom furnishings, cabinetry and fixtures throughout “Beach Bungalow.” The media center features a flat screen television, stereo, surround sound and a DVD. Two bedrooms off the living area connect to a large back deck with a hot tub and ... read more
  • Gulf Place Caribbean #307
    A perfect getaway for two or up to a family of six, Gulf Place Cabanas #307 offers an affordable beach vacation in a prime location along 30A. The open floor plan features a queen, bunks and sofa sleeper along with balcony views of gorgeous emerald waters. Just outside your door is a short walk to Gulf Place Town Center, 3 community pools (1 heated), easy access to the beach, restaurants, an ice cream and cafe parlor, boutiques, art galleries, tennis courts, kids activities, live music and an outdoor amphitheater. Gulf Place Cabanas is conveniently adjacent to the Scenic 30A bike ... read more
  • Encanto 0204
    BRAND NEW APARTMENT! : ) Encanto condominiums in Aldea Zama are the perfect place to relax and enjoy your vacations in Riviera Maya. Our apartments are in an eco-friendly environment, surrounded by vegetation and quietness. An Organic supermarket is at 3 minutes walk from Encanto. ... read more
  • Bluebird Cove Cabin
    This trendy little cabin is situated on a large former horse farm with super hiking! . You'll enjoy the Bose Surround Sound System, Ipod dock, and Satellite TV if you happen to want to spend time indoors. There's one lovely queen bedroom but if you have others who want to join you, they can reserve Bluebird Cove Lodge with 3 Bedrooms just down the hill. Grocery shopping and fun restaurants within 10 minutes.Whitewater rafting, ziplining and fishing are less than 10 minutes away on the French Broad River and the quaint Riverside town of Marshall is within 6 minutes too. ... read more
  • #50 SEA ISLE VILLAGE (Island Retreat)
    Queen Bed with Mini Frig, microwave & coffee maker, Boardwalk to Beach. Large shared Pool. For larger groups can be rented with unit 51 - shared door & patio. - NO KITCHEN 037 ... read more
  • 1150 Windsong
    Beautiful Vacation Rental steps from the #1 Beach in the USA - Great for holidays and family getaways! Private, solar-heated pool. Tropical landscaping. One-story home on private lane. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths + a hot/cold shower outside. Washer & dryer in unit. HUGE screened lanai! (Seating for the entire family.) Master bedroom has king bed, second bedroom has queen bed, third bedroom has a double and a twin bed. (Even a folding cot in the closet AND a pac 'n play for the babies!) Small gas grill and large charcoal grill. HBO, dvd player, Wireless Internet access. Television in every ... read more
  • Sandpiper 401–881913
    This Beautiful Bay Front Condo has been professionally decorated to allow you all the enjoyments of your vacation destination and still bring you all the comforts of home. The corner unit has views overlooking the Award Winning Lazy River Lagoon Pool and Choctawhatchee Bay. Sit back and relax on your private balconies watching activities on the bay and you may even spot a school of dolphins. The views from this unit at night bring The Lazy River to life with a spectacular array of light! The master suite has a comfortable King Size Bed. It is decorated in rich jewel ... read more
  • Toes in the Sand
    Relax at Toes in the Sand! Located just steps from the beach in the highly desirable community of Seagrove, with beautiful beach views and large deck where you can watch the dolphins swim in the surf. This unit was renovated in 2014. Renovations included floors, paint, furniture and mattresses throughout the unit, hot water heater, Carrier A/C & Heating unit, doors, linens, pillows, etc. The Master Bedroom has a King Size bed, dressers, 40” SMART HDTV with a Netflix streaming subscription and a Blue-Ray DVD player. The 2nd bedroom has twin bunk beds and a Queen Size bed along with ... read more
  • Ocean Front Dream
    This 2nd floor end unit boast a large private balcony right on the world famous Mission Beach boardwalk & Pacific Ocean. You'll sleep greatl while listening to the waves crash! Fall asleep and wake up to the gentle crash of the ocean waves in this beautiful ocean front condo in Mission Beach. This second floor condo looks right out onto the beach and the famous Mission Beach boardwalk. You can literally feel sand between your toes within a minute of stepping outside and walking toward the beach. Of course, you’ll also enjoy your time indoors. This comfy condo is fully ... read more
  • 014BTH Balmoral Resort 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Townhome
    This beautifully furnished, spacious 2 bedroom (1 king, 1 two-twins, plus sleeper sofa) townhome with private courtyard is more than simply a great alternative to a hotel or condo. Situated within the fabulous new Balmoral Resort in a prime location just steps from the clubhouse, restaurant and water park, this townhome is the perfect option for families and couples who want that little bit extra from their vacation home stay. The property comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests. You’ll love the wide open, bright space of the family, kitchen and dining area of this townhome, situated on the upper floor. ... read more


Corte del Mar Las Terrenas Dominican Republic

CORTE DEL MAR: This charming 1-bedroom condo sits in the heart of Las Terrenas across the road from the beach of Playa Punta Popy. The open-style kitchen and living space plus large bedroom and bath provide spacious comfort for two. Includes WiFi, Sky TV, swimming pool and parking. Leave your vehicle and walk along the beach at Punta Popy or head into town to check out the shops, restaurants and cafes. For more great dining, bars, or dancing, cross the bridge to Pueblo de Pescadores and have some fun. No matter which direction you take, you’ll be in the middle of a tropical adventure. We’ll leave the lights on for you. For reservations,  contact Zoe Handy Call at 1 (829 962 8536 or email:



LOS COCOS @ PLAYA BONITA Las Terrenas Dominican Republic.

LOS COCOS @ PLAYA BONITA P101 & P102 : Los Cocos is a brand new condo development in the Las Terrenas rental market. Set back from Playa Bonita Bay, Los Cocos offers all the luxury of beachfront condos at an affordable price! Located near pool, sun lounges and a wet bar area can be used at your leisure. Enjoy access to the clubhouse and infinity pool overlooking the ocean! These units are ground floor adjacent 2-bedroom 2-bath condos offering flexibility for friends or families traveling together. Rent one or both and be together as little or as often as you like! Condos sleep up to four guests, each with a master bedroom (king) and en-suite bath with second bedroom (queen) adjoining guest bathroom. For reservations, contact Zoe Handy call at 1-809-707-9150, 1-829-717-0897, 1-829-962-8536 or e-mail


THE ANNEX, Point Richmond, CA

 Annex Accommodations: The Studio is part of a 1910 historical landmark building and the former home of Dr. William S. Lucas, the town’s long-time physician. Original built-in cabinetry, ten-foot ceilings, and solid brass fixtures add delightful charm to this studio which overlooks the old city hall, Victorian style homes, Wild Cat Canyon in the distance, and Tilden Park just above Berkeley. The second vacation rental is called the Cottage, an attractive 1-bedroom located under a large oak tree next to the main building. Within walking distance one can find a number of historical structures, restaurants and pubs. For reservations call Linda and Chris Newton @ (510) 235-0081.



BALI COTTAGE, Hilo, Hawaii


Bali Cottage : This two-story cottage, located approximately 20 miles south of Hilo is constructed from imported woods with a kitchen area on the bottom floor and a full bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Adorned in Buddhist, Hindu and Hawaiian carvings, statues, and artwork, this sacred-styled dwelling is beautified with black, gold, and cream colors. Bamboo curtains and flowing drapes cover the window. The terrace lining the bedroom provides gorgeous views of the ocean. The cottage is surrounded by tropical gardens of flowers and fruit. For reservations call (808) 965-8486 or see See review.




HAMPTON HOUSE-Westhampton Beach, NY

Westhampton House:  This 3 bedroom, 3-bath lovely home, a stable in 1890, is now a luxury guest retreat in the Long Island Wine Country. Impeccably restored and renovated, the home is nestled in pines, deciduous trees and rows of grape vines.

The country flavor of the house includes original rustic pine floors, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, a brick fireplace, wooden cabinetry, and western style antiques. Whether your visit consists of visiting the local vineyards or simply taking a break in the countryside, you will savor the flavor of Westhampton House long after your stay.

 For reservations call Lauren at (888) 522-1099     See review.



Lakeview Retreat: Lakeview Retreat: Located in Lake County west of Sacramento, you will locate this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home situated next to a lake and framed by rolling hills. Lake County is located in the heart of the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains and 20 miles north of Napa Valley.

The spacious main floor bedroom with its own private porch and walk-in closet provides the perfect hide-away. A staircase leads to the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the second floor. The views of the lake and surrounding hills from the wall of windows in the bedroom or the outdoor porch will melt away your worries. Come on over, have a glass of local wine and put your feet up. The world will wait.

 For reservations  call  707-718-4008.      See review.



Luxury Villa Kortula, Croatia

 LUXURY VILLA KORCULA:  Sitting on a hill facing the sea, this amazing villa is framed by stone walls. Glass doors and windows dominate the sea side of the villa providing breathtaking views to the sea over the large swimming pool and gardens below.

Korcula hosts 5-bedrooms, and 5-luxury bathrooms. A spacious living and dinning room make up the focal points of the main floor. On the lower level is a ‘chef’s kitchen’ — the home is rented with a private chef to cater to guests’ specific culinary preferences. Also, on the lower level is another master suite with its own private living room. The entire villa is surrounded by ancient terraces used for centuries to produce wine grapes. Supreme elegance and good wine, too!

For reservations  call Lauren at (888) 522-1099 See review.

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