You’re the type of shopper who makes a B line for the clearance section–regardless of your intentions to buy. If you find something cute and on sale, it was meant to be.
With spring break a fresh memory, you’re itching to plan summer vacation. The good news is that you don’t have to pay a mint to land that stunning Florida vacation rental. Our well-stocked catalog of Last Minute Deals means that paradise is only a click away. We pulled three from the “racks,” but there’s certainly plenty more. Enjoy the browsing, and here’s to many days and nights of lounging by the pool.
1. Kissimmee vacation rental ($700 a week)
If you never thought it was possible to combine the amenities of a resort with the creature comforts of a private villa, then check out this four-bedroom Kissimmee home in the Terra Verde gated community. Guests can spend most of their time outdoors at the lagoon-style pool or the stocked pond, where they’ll have access to fishing rods, or at the Internet cafe or spa. When the heat gets too extreme, retire to the house for chilling out by the 50-inch flatscreen TV. Oh, did we mention that the home is just 10 minutes from Disney World?
2. Destin vacation rental ($144 a night–email owner for details)
If August is looking wide open, consider booking your next stay at this condo in the heart of Destin. Impressive are all the on-site perks: the expansive lagoon pool with five waterfalls and children’s splash pad, plus a spa, fitness center and a seasonal beach tram that whisks visitors away to Henderson Beach State Park. Don’t forget to pack the basket and cooler to enjoy lunch alfresco in one of two pavilions.
3. Miami Beach vacation rental ($1,095 a week from April 28 to May 12)
Lest you think South Beach isn’t family friendly, this townhome on Millionaire’s Row will prove you wrong. The immaculate space boasts an oceanfront view from the master bedroom and access to all the shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road and Publix, Florida’s favorite grocery chain (The deli’s hoagies are mouthwatering). There’s also a restaurant and grocery in the building for last-minute needs in between trips to the heated pool. According to the user reviews, previous renters took day excursions to the Keys and Everglades, while others said that all the nearby conveniences eliminated the need for a car. Nice. A city is best experienced by foot anyway.
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.