Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
With the stock market tanking, it may seem extravagant to even think about a family vacation in the Caribbean this winter. But the leading on-line vacation rental directory, http://www.Rentalo.com, offers Caribbean rentals that almost everyone can afford. How about an Antigua vacation villa with two bedrooms for only $150 a night? Of course, prices are lowest before the Christmas holidays, so it's a good idea to make reservations as soon as possible.
With Rentalo's new website design, making reservations is faster and easier than ever. The website offers a photo slide show of each rental property, a property map, complete property description, prominent contact information and an availability calendar--all on the same wide page. Travelers can choose the date, location, number of bedrooms and amenities and contact property owners, who then "bid" for their business, almost by return e-mail. Among the Caribbean vacation rentals available now:
Barbados Villa Sleeps 6--$262 Per Night
Aqua Bliss is a privately-owned villa located in a palm-lined cul-de-sac in the Sunset Crest area of Barbados's "platinum" coast. With three bedrooms, three baths and a crib, it is perfect for a family or group of friends. It features a full-size swimming pool, but is only a five-minute walk from the west coast's gorgeous white sand beaches where water sports--scuba, snorkeling, swimming--are available. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and the living area opens out to a shaded veranda that's ideal for al fresco dining and watching spectacular sunsets over the pool and private landscaped tropical gardens. The villa manager provides a warm Bajan welcome and will answer any questions. Until December 16 the nightly rate is $262.50, with a seven-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/7118/aquabliss.html.
Antigua Villa Sleeps Six--$150 Per Night
This beautiful luxury two-bedroom, two-bath villa is on sale--40% off--until December 15. It is surrounded by a landscaped garden, barbeque, private swimming pool and has breathtaking views of the ocean and Dickenson Bay. The beach is only a three-to-five-minute walk away. Indoors the house provides air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite/cable TV, VCR, high-speed internet access and washer/dryer. Maid/cook services are available for an additional price. Nearby activities include snorkeling, shopping, horseback riding, windsurfing, tennis, water skiing, and golf. English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard are a short drive away. Until December 15 the nightly price is $150, with a one-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/34732/private17.html.
St. Lucia Villa Sleeps 6--$335 Per Night
The charming Villa St. Lucia, nestled on a hillside above Marigot Bay offers spacious three-bedroom accommodations with breathtaking views of the sea, sky and swaying palms. A plunge pool, a large covered veranda and lush tropical plants and flowers create a relaxed Caribbean atmosphere. But Marigot Bay also offers a variety of activities: scuba, snorkeling, wind-surfing, kayaking and sailing. Then, too, a number of friendly, casual restaurants have waterfront settings on Marigot Bay. Until December 19, the nightly rate for 6 guests is $335, with a minimum of three nights. For information: http://rentalo.com/43965/thevillast.html.
Grand Cayman House Sleeps 6--$325 Per Night
The award-winning Barefoot Lagoon house, located in Rum Point on the north shore of Grand Cayman, was designed for life in the tropics. It is fully air-conditioned, with two bedrooms, a pool, deck, a lagoon and dock and Caribbean views from both the two-story screened porch and the pool. Set in landscaped gardens with white sand on the lagoon, the house is fully-equipped with a kayak, bikes, snorkeling gear, safety vests for kids and air mattresses. Rum Point Beach is a short walk, through Australian pines decorated with island parrots and other tropical birds. The lagoon and dock are 150 feet from the back door, the pool less than 50. Until December 12 the nightly rate is $325, with a six-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/76204/barefootlagoon.html.
Aruba Villa Sleeps 7--$350 Per Night
Located in the exclusive residential area of Bubali Villa Park, Palm Villa is only minutes away from the big hotels, superb beaches and the town of Oranjestad with its restaurants, bars, casinos and shops. This vacation rental villa is modern, luxurious, air-conditioned throughout and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outdoors there's a freeform swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a toilet and shower, a kitchen, a large table with chairs and umbrella for al fresco dining, and comfortable sun loungers. Water sports, fishing, underwater tours, tennis, and golf are all available nearby. Until December 15 the nightly price is $350, with a one-night minimum. For information: http://rentalo.com/226974/arubapalm.html.
"Rentalo is unique among vacation rental directories and hotel reservation sites, since its comprehensive inventory appeals to both leisure and business travelers," says president Alfredo Purriños. Its inventory of some 200,000 properties in the Caribbean, U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and around the world includes hotels, inns, lodges and bed and breakfasts in addition to vacation rental villas, condos and apartments. To book a bargain Caribbean vacation rental, log onto log on to Rentalo.com.