Home Exchange, Vacation Rentals, Villas & Condos

?   HomeAway – Few companies would dare boast that they may have a near monopoly position in any industry, but in our view, HomeAway may have achieved this distinction in a short 3 year span without raising much of an eyebrow.  HomeAway operates a bevy of well-established vacation rental sites including: HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, VacationRentals.com, CyberRentals.com, A1Vacations.com, GreatRentals.com, Holiday-Rentals.co.uk, OwnersDirect.co.uk, FeWo-direkt.de and Abritel.fr.
With more than 309,000 vacation rentals (e.g., vacation rental homes, condos, guesthouses, cottages and cabins) in destinations ranging from big cities to remote country sides in more than 118 countries around the world, the HomeAway sites offer travel consumers plenty of reasonably priced alternative lodging accommodations to traditional hotel stays.  Their travel affiliate program is pretty solid as well…check it out here.

?   The Apartment Services – A veteran of the serviced apartments business since 1981, The Apartment Service is the largest European serviced apartment company with a network of over 700 locations worldwide.

Travel consumers looking for stays of a day, a week, a month or a year, can tap into The Apartment Service’s network of serviced apartments, which offer “flexible and cost effective alternative to restrictive hotel rooms, with savings up to 15 to 30% on an equivalent standard hotel.”  Moreover, The Apartment Services claims “all kinds of serviced accommodation from mountain chalet to city centre apartment for a business trip, relocation, temporary assignment, project work, expatriate housing or simply a family vacation” are available from this London-based purveyor of furnished rental apartments.

Check-out Apartment Services travel affiliate program here

?   Vacation Rentals on Maui – This company is one of Maui’s leading rental booking and property management firms.  They offer vacation home rentals, condo rentals, and specialize in accommodations for weddings as well as offer special deals on their ‘Vacation Rental Special’ page (e.g., 10% – 30% discounts for last minute bookings). In our view, Vacation Rentals on Maui has a fairly impressive portfolio.

Click here for more info about Vacation Rentals on Maui and decide if you agree.

?   Villas to Go – Focused exclusively on the villas market, a super-hot niche in Europe, Villastogo.com offers more than 580 villas and apartments in the top ‘sun and fun’ destinations like Portugal, Mallorca, Menorca, Crete and many other areas of the Mediterranean, “as well as condominiums in Florida, chalets in Newfoundland and manor houses in Northern Portugal.”

To explore the offerings of this UK based villa and apartment aggregator, click here.