Names Top Spots For Summer Fun

Vacation Rentals Range from Spacious Cabins to Beachfront Condominiums

DALLAS, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Summer is quickly approaching and has put together a list of the most sought after destinations and vacation rental resorts from Orlando to Paris. Whether travelers are looking for a sun-tan summer, a family-friendly place to stay, or a romantic summer getaway, has the most comprehensive worldwide collection of condos, suites, bed & breakfasts, and private homes available for booking on the Internet.

“The key to a great summer vacation is choosing the right destination and accommodations. can help you choose those best places based on your needs — more room for the kids, or a private hot tub for relaxing, or a beachfront villa, said Dan Proctor, vice president of vacation rentals for “This year’s list of top destinations and vacation rentals are the spots we know customers will want because of great value, great locations, superb amenities and of course, summer fun.”


The following destinations and rental properties are just right for a summer family trip:

Orlando — The ultimate family vacation destination — theme parks galore.
* Global Vacation Homes — Global Vacation Homes offers a variety of
homes with all the comforts and necessities for a fun-filled
vacation in Orlando. When you’re not off on an adventure at the
many attractions in the area, enjoy your very own private
screened-in swimming pool.
* Enclave Suites at Orlando — A few short miles from Universal
Studios with specially designed children’s themed suites that will
take theme park fun straight to bedtime.

Gatlinburg, TN — A mountain retreat that offers fun for everyone.
* Gatlinburg Towers — This resort features an indoor pool and
indoor hot tub. Located downtown, it is within walking distance of
all the area’s finest attractions and restaurants.
* ResortQuest Private Mountain Cabins — Nestled in forested
settings with panoramic Smoky Mountaintop views, offering private one or two bedroom cabins are complete with fireplaces, grills and hot tubs on the deck.

SAND AND SURF identified the following destinations and properties as top beach spots for Summer 2005:

Myrtle Beach, SC — Growing in popularity, Myrtle Beach is southern summer sun and fun.

* Sands Ocean Club and Resort — It has the reputation for being one
of the most fun-filled and exciting resorts in the area and
features an outdoor beach bar, which includes live music and
tropical drinks and has access to the Sands Waterpark (fee may
* Coral Beach Resort — Cited by the Travel Channel as having the
best family accommodations in Myrtle Beach, this resort features
over three acres of oceanfront fun and relaxation.

Honolulu — The ultimate sand and surf spot. Waikiki is a beach lover’s delight.

* Aston at the Waikiki Banyan — One of Waikiki’s finest vacation
condominium resorts. Great for families, it is located on the
Diamond Head side of the island and offers complimentary kids
packs and activity planning.
* Celebrity Resorts Waikiki — Studio suites offer guests private
kitchens, large bathrooms, and relaxation. Guests will also enjoy
the pool, hot tub, waterfall, courtyard and outdoor barbecues.

Daytona Beach — Not just for “spring breakers” Daytona is a relaxing, beach destination.

* Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort — Offers the perfect vacation setting
for families or groups looking for larger accommodations. Located
on the “World’s Most Famous Beach,” each spacious suite offers one
bedroom, full bath and a separate sitting room with a fully
equipped kitchenette.
* Tropical Winds Oceanfront — Located on the “World’s Most Famous
Beach,” the Tropical Winds Oceanfront offers friendly service,
lovely accommodations and breathtaking views. This great family
beachfront resort features a large Oceanside pool, as well as a
heated indoor pool.

CITY ESCAPE noted these cities are always right for a break from the ordinary and the places to stay will keep travelers cool and comfortable.

New York City — The city that never sleeps offers incredible shopping, sites and sounds all summer long.

* Eastgate Tower — Eastgate Tower combines the charm of residential
Murray Hill with the convenience of Midtown Manhattan. It’s a
modern yet peaceful setting with close proximity to corporate
offices, Grand Central Station, the United Nations, and popular
* Your Stay Central Park — Ensconced within New York City’s most
notable park, this luxury building showcases studio, one-bedroom
and two-bedroom apartments within a few blocks of Lincoln Center,
The Museum of Natural History and Riverside Park.

Las Vegas — Sin City? Maybe. But Vegas is not just for grown-ups. The pools, dazzling stage shows, world-class gaming and fine dining make it a 24/7 destination.

* Summer Bay Resort — Located approximately one block from the Las
Vegas Strip. This resort is spread over 18 acres and features 12
swimming pools and five spas. Spacious one and two bedroom units
are available.
* Emerald Suites — Conveniently located on the Las Vegas Strip, on-
site amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, lagoon-
style pool, whirlpool and outdoor sundeck.


Miami, Paris and Branson top’s list of spots for summer romance.

Miami — With its sun-drenched beaches and salsa nights, Miami is hot, hot, hot!

* The Mimosa — This beachfront property features 24-hour room
service and an on-site French Creperie. Fishing, scuba diving and
surfing are also available.
* The Barbizon — Situated in the middle of Miami’s famed South
Beach, this all-suite luxury condo hotel features studios and one
or two bedroom ocean view suites.

Paris — A trip to Paris is perfect for romance with museums, dining and an ambience that is Unmatched — Ahh Paris!

* Eurogroup Champs de Mars — This beautiful property is located in
the center of Paris. Walk to the Eiffel Tower and then return to
your spacious unit complete with kitchen and private bath.
* Eurogroup Villas Mounmarte — Charming residence with a host of
amenities — This property offers studios or one-bedroom
apartments, some offering balconies with views of the magnificent
Sacre Couer cathedral.

Branson, MO — Now hailed as America’s live entertainment capital, Branson is also a beautiful retreat for relaxing this summer.

* Stonebridge Nightly Rentals — These luxurious accommodations are
situated on the fairways and offer beautiful views of LedgeStone
Golf Course. Each unit features countless amenities, including
kitchens and living areas.
* The Meadows Resort — This picturesque resort has a waterfall that
meanders through the property towards the outdoor swimming pool.
Each condominium is designed to provide space and comfort by
featuring a large living area and entertainment center.

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