A vacation rental is what the travel industry calls renting out a furnished
home or apartment on a temporary basis to travelers as an alternative to
staying in a hotel or resort. These rentals are becoming more and more
popular throughout Europe and Canada, and the rest of the world is catching
up on the craze as well. But, some cities have found that the high number
of vacation rentals are actually hurting the hotel industry, so they have put
caps on the number of rentals that can be in a certain area.
Don't get vacation rentals and timeshares mixed up though, as there are many
differences between them. A timeshare can still be rented as a vacation
rental if the owner wanted to put his “owned” week on the market. But,
a timeshare is normally a furnished home or condominium that is shared by
multiple owners, where the owners have different blocks of time during th... (more)
Turkish Riviera on Ulitzer
Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined
my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice
enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to
Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from my room is
fantastic. It is too early to write a formal review but if they don't royally
screw it up between now and Sunday morning, this hotel has a potential to me
my Bodrum summer stop going forward.
Today it rained here. I see it rain in Bodrum for the first time since... (more)
Vacation Homes Journal
Marco Island represents the perfect fusion of the old world charm with the
modern day marvels and natural glory with man made splendor. Situated on the
northern tip of Ten Thousand Islands, It lies to the south of Naples with the
Florida Everglades to its west.
Marco Island has famously retained much of the natural splendor from the days
when the Calusa Indians inhabited the Island. It is blessed with miles of
beaches with pristine white sand, azure inviting water and the most glorious
sunset view in Florida.
The area is home to varied tropical fauna and alm... (more)
Vacation Homes on Ulitzer
Have you ever heard of the place known as the "Spice Island"? You will surely
agree to other travelers who have created wonderful moments during their
holidays in Grenada. So, take the opportunity to explore and discover the
natural and historical attractions in Grenada on your next holiday
destination. The Spice of the Caribbean is truly worth visiting.
Grenada is an island nature paradise lies in the Caribbean. The island
features more than 45 beaches where you can enjoy an infinite relaxation,
adventure or even snorkeling. Choose among some of the incr... (more)
(July 7, 2009 - 10:37 AM) - This morning after making myself a feta cheese
and eggs breakfast, I feed the turkeys in the back yard ...
(July 7, 2009 - 10:44 AM) ... and the chicken family.
(July 7, 2009 - 04:06 PM) - Arrive at the landing strip on a most beautiful
June afternoon in the Bahamas, and take this picture with my blackberry.
(July 7, 2009 - 04:07 PM) - I take another picture as I wait for my
(July 7, 2009 - 04:19 PM) - And one more shot in front of the tail of the
(July 7, 2009 - 04:21 PM) - We are ready to take o... (more)
South Florida Real Estate Journal
When we decided to sell our home last December we made the mistake of picking
a realtor closest to our home, rather than doing a comprehensive research,
interviews, and reference checks.
I thought if a buyer wants to see the house, they could just come and
show it very conveniently. We learned the hard way that there is more to
listing a house for sale than just picking a realtor out of a hat.
The second mistake we made was signing a listing contract with the realtor
without an attorney review.
The realtor I am talking about is Balistreri Realty in ... (more)