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Vacation Rentals in Las Vegas

If you want to visit Las Vegas, you aren’t confined to staying in a hotel, resort, motel or hostel. There are other choices when it comes to accommodations in Las Vegas. In fact, there has been a popular movement in general when it comes to choosing a slower form of travel, and when it comes to accommodations, many people choose to stay in vacation rentals.

Choosing to stay in a vacation rental during your Las Vegas vacation has many advantages.

Vacation rentals give you room to stretch out. When you stay in a vacation rental, you aren’t confined to a single room with a couple of beds and a writing desk as well as a single bathroom. Las Vegas vacation rentals are generally apartments or condos (and sometimes even houses), which means you have access to kitchens, living spaces, private bedrooms and maybe even a patio or yard. These places act as a home away from home, giving you the opportunity to cook what you want, relax if you need to and not feel stuck in a small room.

Vacation rentals are cost effective. This is especially true if you are traveling with many people, such as for a family reunion. In a hotel, you’ll be capped by the number of people who can stay in a room, and some hotels add extra charges for additional people. Generally speaking, vacation rentals run at a flat rate and are more cost effective if you are planning on staying in Las Vegas for a longer period of time (such as a week or more). All you have to do is take the flat rate and divide it among the number of people staying at the vacation rental. This often comes out to just a few hundred dollars each, which is a lot cheaper than the few hundred dollars per night that you could be paying. Also, because you have the ability to cook on the premises of your vacation rental, you won’t have to eat out for every meal, which will definitely save you money during your stay.

Vacation rentals allow you to escape. Most vacation rentals in Las Vegas are located back from the Strip or, if you choose to rent a house, somewhere else in the city. After a few days in Las Vegas, the overstimulation of lights and sounds sometimes gets on the nerves and having a place to escape to that isn’t all glitz and glam can be a relief. One thing to keep in mind about the ability to escape, however, is that you will need to consider how you will get around the city. If you are located on a public transportation route, you may be able to take advantage of the city bus. If you aren’t, you’ll need to consider renting a car instead.

There are several ways to book a vacation rental. The first is through a vacation rental company that specializes primarily in privately owned apartments, condos and homes.

Vacation Rentals By Owner (also known as VRBO) offers more than 150,000 listings worldwide, making it one of the most comprehensive listing sites for home rentals on the internet.

HomeAway offers listings directly from home owners as well as property managers. Reviews by those who have previously stayed in the homes are noted in the property listings.

Vacation Home Rentals is another online listing page that offers rentals ranging from studio apartments to large, luxurious vacation homes across the United States and around the globe.

In addition, WhyGo Las Vegas’ parent company, BootsnAll, also offers a vacation rental database, which offers a comprehensive bank of properties located around the world.

Las Vegas also offers an additional vacation rental opportunity, and that is through timeshare companies. In most cases, you don’t have to own a timeshare in order to take advantage of these rentals. When you rent this way, you are essentially using the time that someone else originally purchased in the timeshare. There are three main companies that rent timeshare properties out as vacation rentals. They are RedWeek, Interval International and ResorTime.

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