Turtle Bay villas make list of top 10 vacation rentals
3-bedroom ocean view villa costs $3,400/week
As many Americans are making their last-minute summer travel plans or gearing up for another getaway, TripAdvisor has identified the top-rated vacation rentals, which were ranked five out of five on TripAdvisor.com by travelers, in the U.S.
A vacation rental on Oahu was named among the top 10 in the country.
The villas at the Turtle Bay Resort offers beach level, second or third floor units each offering a tranquil lanai that provide stunning views of the Pacific.
Other amenities include complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch flat screen television with Bose surround-sound, and even a Pack-N-Play crib for travelers with toddlers in tow.
"The villas were updated, spotless and spacious and the beach is wonderful," said a TripAdvisor traveler.
A 3-bedroom unit will cost you $3,400 per week.
The following is a list of the other vacation rentals that made the top 10:
Ocean Drive Oasis, Miami Beach, Florida – 2 BR, $2,300 per week
Just steps from the beach, this recently renovated condo lets travelers relax on the sand by day and enjoy the city by night. In addition to views of the Miami skyline and sprawling shoreline, guests have access to several lavish amenities including a whirlpool and Turkish bath. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The location couldn't be better and the condo has everything you need to feel like home."
Click here to see photos of the best vacation rentals.
Blissful Big Sur Bungalow with Hot Tub, Big Sur, California – 3 BR, $2,000 per week
Located between Big Sur State Park and Carmel-by-the Sea, travelers can immerse themselves in luxurious tranquility at this magnificent home. Amenities include an inviting hot tub, a 60-inch flat screen television, a wood burning stove and an outside deck surrounded by stunning scenery. "This place is worth its weight in gold. It's got everything you need and more," said a TripAdvisor traveler.
Solar Powered in Sedona, Sedona, Arizona – 3 BR, $1,100 per week
Situated in the desert, this Sedona escape offers a high-end, well-equipped kitchen, wet bar and floor-to-ceiling windows where guests will capture spectacular sights of the impressive sandstone cathedrals of Red Rocks State Park. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "This house delivers all that it promises – a great home away from home."
Pacific Coast Cottage Steps from the Sea, Yachats, Oregon – 3 BR, $1,000 per week
Travelers visiting this shorefront getaway will fall asleep to the sound of the surf caressing the sand. During the day guests can walk downtown and visit the quaint shops and eateries or simply put their feet up at the beach. "The house itself is clean and well taken care of, with all the amenities that make it fun to be in," said a TripAdvisor traveler.
Mountainside Cabin with Creature Comforts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 1 BR, $1,200 per week
Nestled in the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, this idyllic cabin offers picturesque views of Mount LeConte, an ample living room equipped with a gas fireplace, pool table and even a hot tub conveniently located outside of the master bedroom. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "It was a luxurious cabin with a breathtaking view and lovely sounds from the brook – almost heaven!"
Midwest Estate with Movie Theater, Logan, Ohio – 7 BR, $3,400 per week
Boasting seven bedrooms, and four and a half baths, this Midwest property sits on over 200 acres of land. Other amenities include a 16-person hot tub, swimming pool, and a 14-foot high-definition movie screen complete with over-sized leather recliners and couches. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "Breathtaking views, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean."
Lavish Detail in Dells Dwelling, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin – 5 BR, $2,400 per week
This custom designed vacation home offers modern luxuries including imported stone floors, high ceilings, in-floor heating, three common areas, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and is seated on three park-like acres of land. "The house was clean and well-appointed with enough pans and equipment to allow several cooks to go at it simultaneously in the very large kitchen," said a TripAdvisor traveler.
Alpine Abode Fit for All, Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 3 BR, $1,400 per week
Complete with crown moldings, hardwood floors and ceramic tile, this cozy condo comes with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and comfortably sleeps eight. Guests can also enjoy the mountainous surroundings as they relax in the swimming pool or hot tub. "The location was fantastic, the accommodations were spacious, well-maintained and beautifully decorated," commented a TripAdvisor traveler.
Myrtle Beach Magnificence, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – 3 BR, $800 per week
Steps from the seashore, guests at this pristine Carolina condo will enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic. The property features a newly renovated kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths and swimming pool where travelers can take a dip after a day at the beach. One TripAdvisor traveler said, "We turned the A/C off and slept with the balcony open and listened to the waves all night. It really is the perfect location."
Vacation rentals offer many of the comforts of home and can often provide significant savings for families and large groups traveling for a week or more.
Nearly half of U.S. respondents (49 percent) in a recent TripAdvisor survey said they have stayed or plan to stay in a vacation rental home in 2013, up from 46 percent in 2012.
More information on the 400,000+ vacation rentals listed on TripAdvisor can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentals.
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