Working pretty much in the same way StreetEasy does for apartments,
A quick search for the Hamptons the weekend of July 4 led to a number of great options, as did an Austin, Texas, search for September. Unlike other vacation rental services,Vacation Renter also includes hotel rooms as an option—affordable chains like Best Western and La Quinta showed up on occasion.
While the search feature was relatively easy to navigate, it did lose some points for not allowing users to put in the number of people per rental from the get go. Once you start scrolling through results, however, you can further customize your search by adding the number of guests, noting whether or not you want instant booking, setting a price range, or filtering by certain features that are mandatory to you (such as a
Phil Santoro, one of the cofounders, insists that the major selling point of the company is its convenience factor. “Digging through pages of irrelevant results when searching for a vacation rental remains a major pain point for travelers,” he told
One site that is not aggregated? Airbnb. But Vacation Renter could just give the booking site a run for its money as the go-to for travelers looking for something a little more personable than a hotel.
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