NEWTON, Mass., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced its list of ten great U.S. summer vacation rental escapes, according to TripAdvisor traveler ratings and editors. Each of these homes features at least two bedrooms and has a minimum of six weeks of availability remaining for the months of June, July, and August.
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"While vacation rentals are booking up during peak warm weather weekends like the Fourth of July, there are still plenty of beautiful homes available for rent in destinations across America this summer," said Hank Hudepohl, director of vacation rentals at TripAdvisor. "Whether travelers are interested in staying at a condo on the beach or a cabin in the mountains, they'll find a wealth of options that offer the comforts of home, great amenities, and tremendous value for families and groups."
Top Summer Vacation Rental Home Escapes:
1. Basking on the Boat: Waterfront with Yacht, Pompano Beach, Florida – Summer Rate: $2,195 per week
Situated just north of Miami in Pompano Beach, Waterfront with Yacht is a Caribbean-influenced home where guests can truly leave their stresses at the doormat. In addition to its private pool, hot tub and full kitchen, the home also offers a number of unique amenities like an authentic Tiki bar, a kayak and its own private yacht, complete with crew, available for reservations.
2. Highland Home: Silverview at Highlands, Breckenridge, Colorado – Summer Rate: $2,578 per week
Offering spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Silverview at Highlands is secluded, but still close to the Breckenridge Golf Club and many other entertaining outdoor activities. In addition, the property offers top-notch amenities, including a hot tub, big screen TV, full kitchen and gas grill for summer barbecues.
3. Island Paradise: Endless Horizon, Lahaina, Hawaii - Summer Rate: $1,000 to $1,350 per night
For travelers looking for an opulent tropical escape, Endless Horizon offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Hawaiian islands, as well as plentiful amenities, ranging from a gourmet kitchen and grill to a Jacuzzi and private pool.
4. Comfort in a Cabin: Perry Hill Escape, Stowe, Vermont – Summer Rate: $1,600 per week
Located in picturesque Stowe, Vermont, Perry Hill Escape is a rustic log cabin with gorgeous views of the nearby Mount Mansfield range. It serves as a great base camp for the wealth of nearby outdoor activities, including a number of beautiful hiking trails, as well as for enjoying the dining, shopping and spa options available in the town center.
5. Magic in the Mountains: Majestic Sunset, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Summer Rate: $270 to $390 per night
Featuring beautiful views of the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains, Majestic Sunset offers a spacious getaway for travelers looking to get back in touch with nature. While the surrounding landscape may be rugged, guests won't need to rough it as the home includes amenities ranging from a hot tub and outdoor grill to a game room with a pool table, air hockey table, video arcade and electronic dartboard.
6. Gulf Coast Gem: Nassau Ct, Marco Island, Florida – Summer Rate: $1,750 per week
Situated on Marco Island off the Gulf Coast of Florida, Nassau Ct offers travelers plenty of room to splash around with its private pool and waterfront location. In addition, the home is equipped with a full kitchen, big screen TV, barbecue grill and spacious patio area.
7. Lanai Prize: Ha'ena Kai, Haena, Hawaii - Summer Rate: $3,000 per week
Boasting panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from its spacious common area, Ha'ena Kai is a paradise for travelers looking for some rest and relaxation. Each bedroom has access to the home's wrap around lanai, and if guests want to do more than just take in the views, the home is just steps away from a quiet, sandy beach.
8. Fun in the Forest: Blue Ridge Mountain Paradise, Blairsville, Georgia - Summer Rate: $693 per week
With more than 20 private acres and clear views of the Blue Ridge Mountain range, this southern home is a fantastic place to get away from it all. Guests can also make use of the home's many amenities, including satellite TV, wireless Internet, a full-sized pool table and even an outdoor campfire pit and picnic area for enjoying warm summer nights.
9. Lake Retreat: 939 Muskwaki, South Lake Tahoe, California - Summer Rate: $250 to $475 per night
Equipped for the entire family, 939 Muskwaki boasts plenty of space to spread out and enjoy its fully-stocked game room, complete with a pool table and big screen HDTV. The home is also ideal for lovers of the great outdoors, featuring nearby activities like fishing, hiking or horseback riding, or just soaking in the backyard hot tub.
10. Scottsdale Escape: Casa Willow, Scottsdale, Arizona - Summer Rate: $1,400 per week
Located in a quiet neighborhood in North Scottsdale, Casa Willow offers a pleasant escape from the daily hustle and bustle with plenty of space and a fully loaded backyard, including a private salt-water pool, an eight-person above-ground hot tub, built-in barbecue grill and an outdoor pool table.
Vacation Rental Special Deals from TripAdvisor
For travelers researching last-minute accommodations, TripAdvisor now offers special deals on thousands of vacation rentals providing travelers additional savings at select properties. Special deals range from discounted vacation rental rates to free amenities and perks at specific travel destinations. Travelers can view these special offers by clicking on the “Deals” tab when conducting a vacation rentals search for a destination on TripAdvisor.
To explore the homes above and the more than 100,000 vacation rental listings available worldwide on TripAdvisor, visit www.tripadvisor.com/vacationrentals.
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***Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2010
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