As promised, we turn the spotlight to Texas vacation rentals after featuring San Francisco vacation homes earlier this week.
One characteristic that families and large groups will love: For the price, homes offer renters miles more in space.
Take the Arlington single family home pictured above. At five bedrooms and $265 to $315 a night, the vacation rental makes a compelling case for rallying the cousins, in-laws and grandparents for a Southern getaway. The haven, which boasts contemporary furnishings, a two-car garage and Wi-Fi access, is within driving distance to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Arlington Stadium, Rangers Ball Park and American Airlines Center.
Was your boat underutilized this summer? Plan a side trip to Joe Pool Lake, a nearby retreat for outdoorsy types, from fishermen to campers. If you’re craving couple time, book a table at the four-star marina restaurant Oasis, where guests dine on fresh caught mahi mahi and juicy cowboy ribeye. With the champion fish–like the 58-pound marlin–hung as a reminder of past triumphs, the restaurant embodies Lone Star pride.
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.