Senior Travelers Find Fall Bargains on the Web, Renting Vacation Homes

Privately owned vacation properties can offer a more unique and private vacation experience at rates that rival hotels.

Reno, NV (PRWEB) September 21, 2006 — The 50-something traveler in search of bargains may want to consider tapping into the vacation homes by owner marketplace. Like golf? Looking for the quintessential beach house? Like to travel with other couples? Travel with the grandkids? On a budget? You may be surprised to learn that owner-direct vacation rental homes offer more variety and amenities than any other form of accommodation. Privately owned vacation properties can offer a more unique and private vacation experience at rates that rival hotels.

Seniors can find discounted rental rates in the Fall. September and October offer the greatest savings

“Seniors can find discounted rental rates in the Fall. September and October offer the greatest savings,” reports Tori Milan, Senior Travel Editor for Destination Villas. “The kids are back in school, summer vacations are a distant memory and most vacation homeowners have vacancies they would like to fill. Owners are also more likely to offer discounts when they have large blocks of time vacant.”

Vacation rental homes and villas are usually located in the heart of the resort destination and offer full kitchens, bedrooms suites, linens, hotel-style amenities such as maid service, concierge, and wireless internet. Vacation homes range from California beach houses, ski chalets in Vail or Park City, Las Vegas condos or Maui condos. One of the nicest times to travel is in the off-season, when the crowds have gone home and the weather is still warm.

The best way to find vacation homes for rent by owner is on the web. A Nielsen/Net rating study reported that 86% of internet users over the age 50 are booking travel online, citing that travel websites are more popular with the over 50+ crowd than their younger counterparts. By owner vacation rentals is the fastest growing niche market in the travel industry. Little wonder, with the baby boom generation on a quest for value and luxury in exclusive resort communities.

Sites like DestinationVillas.com offer homes in hundreds of resort destinations. Users can search by destination, price, number of bedrooms, or amenities.

DestinationVillas.com is designed as a listing service for property owners to list a vacation property for rent and for travelers to find vacation rental properties.

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