Friday, December 24, 2010

Vacation houses...

Posted by Double Y at 5:08 PM

We have been exploring California one County at a time. How do we get by with the accommodations? Well, a good friend heard from a friend that there is an economical way to travel. Instead of booking expensive hotel rooms, with no kitchen and no privacy at all why not rent a house for three or so days.. So there we discovered " Vacation Rental by Owners" ( VRBO). They are normally cheaper than B&Bs and Hotels, for you only pay a per night fee, a one time cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit.
We first used VRBO during a trip to Lake Tahoe. Since we are a group of 6, renting a vacation house was a must.
The house we rented was complete, all we had to bring was food and that's it, we were all set. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and appliances. There's even washer and dryer and oh, free wifi internet. Nevermind, the crappy cable tv, after all we were there to relax, see some sights and have fun.. The nightly rate was $200, there were three bedrooms plus a loft with a bunk bed and a pull out bed, not bad eh?

Here's our Lake Tahoe house...
Front porch



2nd bedroom

Dining room/living room

  For Thanksgiving, we decided to go to Clear Lake Oaks, where there is no snow and has a good view of the lake. We were three families, and since it is Thanksgiving most restaurants are closed so, a vacation house is a perfect option so that we can cook, eat in and celebrate Thanksgiving in a house near the lake. The house we got had three bedrooms, the master bedroom had a HUGE bathroom with jetted tub, and the view of the lake is just amazing!! And since we went there off season, we only paid $370 for three nights and the cleaning fee..

Our Clear Lake house...


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