If a lack of funds prevented you from traveling to Hawaii in the past, let 2009 be your year.
The Aloha State needs you right now, the perfect time to book a vacation home or vacation condo. That’s because two airlines went belly up last year, and a public perception that the state is too expensive for travel, according to this SmarterTravel story.
West Coasters will be spoiled with low airfares and record lodging inventory, but we all know vacation homes offer the best value–especially for large groups. Vacation home owners, the opportunity is hot for you, too. Market your properties on VacationHomeRentals.com to seize those first-timers to the Islands.
So coordinate your schedules and put those new digital cameras you got for Christmas to use. This year, you’re going to Hawaii.
1. Oahu vacation rental
Just 40 yards from the beach at Pat’s at Punaluu, this vacation condo is tailored to the budget-minded consumer. Priced right at $100 a night, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit who enjoys making meals at home (There’s a full-sized kitchen) and picnics on the lawn. Another cool factor: This remote part of the island is also home to many of the scenes filmed ABC’s “Lost.”
2. Big Island vacation condo
Photos reveal dolphins, snorkeling and cruise ships in view of this oceanfront property. The images have a stock-like quality, but rest assured, these are real. Throw in the reasonable $100 a night rate from July to October and you’ve got yourselves your next holiday.
3. Kauai vacation rental
If seclusion is what you seek, head to this Kauai vacation cottage for only $110 a night. The house sits on three private acres, yet is close enough to beaches and the Kauai Orchids. Go on long walks then retire to the hot tub on the lanai.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.