Boston, a Bargain Travel Guide

Made famous by Revolutionary events, infamous by cold winters, and both by the World-Series winning Red Sox, Boston has its fair share of reasons to visit. With such a reputation, however, comes high prices, and it has become increasingly difficult to find bargain deals in the city. That is why we created a list of budget restaurants, bars and activities that both locals and tourists can use when going out in Boston. Spanning the unique Boston neighborhoods, we have suggestions whether you are with family, friends or single. We also provide ideas for dates that won't break the bank - great especially for a first outing, yet perfect also for a change of pace in the old routine.

Restaurants

Grendel's Den (89 Winthrop Street, Harvard Square) - Stop by for the happy hour food specials from 5-7:30pm and after 9:30pm at this popular Harvard Square bar. The entire menu (normally very reasonable) is half priced, giving the diner on a budget some great options. Try the Mediterranean platter for steak tips and hummus for only $5 during happy hour. Also, stop by on Sunday evenings for the special dollar menu, featuring items such burgers and pasta. There is a minimum drink purchase of $3 required for the discount prices.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ (96 Winthrop St., Cambridge) - Enjoy some of the best BBQ you can find north of Memphis and east of St. Louis. While the entrees can get pricey, you can enjoy a great BBQ sandwich and a side for under $10. Try the pulled Chicken with the Eastern Carolina sauce and the mashed potatoes with gravy. If you're looking to splurge, try a Swamp-water; this fish bowl of liquor is $15, but does come with its own alligator. On Wednesdays, be sure to check out the Ladies Night specials and receive $1 domestic beers and $1 margaritas. Also on Wednesdays, receive a 25% discount on your food purchases with a valid Southern ID (States south of the Mason-Dixon Line and east of the Mississippi). On Saturdays, there are $0.35 wings and $8 pitchers from 12-4pm. For those really looking to eat, stop by on Sundays for all-you-can-eat ribs and all-you-can-drink drafts for $22.95 (two hour max) or on Mondays for all-you-can-eat wings and rib tips and all-you-can-drink drafts for $14.95.

Fajitas and Ritas (25 West St., Downtown or 1237 Hancock St., Quincy) - It's easy to stuff yourself with fresh Tex-Mex food here without spending too much cash, because Fajitas and Ritas is one of the few places around that serves dinner-sized fajitas for less than $10. For those who prefer the Tex instead of the Mex, you can get a BBQ pulled pork sandwich accompanied by slaw, beans and corn bread, also for under $10. And even though you might be trying to save money, it's hard not to splurge on a Raspberry Margarita for a bit over $4. No matter your budget, you won't be hungry when you leave!

McCormick and Schmick's (North Market Building, Faneuil Hall) - This upscale seafood restaurant can normally cost a pretty penny but at happy hour anyone can afford to enjoy some of McCormick and Schmick's great food. From 3:30 to 6:30pm Monday through Friday and 10pm-12am on Saturday and Sunday, the bar features a $1.95 menu featuring standby favorites such as burgers, chicken wings, and cheese quesadillas, as well as seafood choices such as oysters and clams. The menu changes daily and there is a minimum drink purchase required. Reservations are suggested. For more info, take a look at their website here.

Drink Specials

Sunset Grill and Tap (130 Brighton Ave., Allston) - While this bar doesn't have any drink specials, the sheer vastness of its beer selection makes it worth checking out. Offering 112 beers on tap and 380 types of bottled beer, Sunset is truly a beer drinker's heaven. The prices range based on the brand but try the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. This one is 9% alcohol so at about $4 per pint, it can be a pretty good deal. For the drinker living on the edge, there's the 120 Minute IPA, which is 21% alcohol by volume. The Sunset also offers a menu of tasty, relatively cheap food to accompany your beer selections. You might want to get here early; the lines and wait can get long. For more information take a look here.

Roggie's Brew and Grille (356 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton) - While this is definitely a Boston College bar, any one looking for a fun scene and young crowd can enjoy this Brighton hotspot. Roggie's offers 52 beers on tap and martinis for only $5. Also stop by between 4-7pm for $0.15 wings. For those with a larger crowd, or perhaps looking to not remember their night, try the 64 once bowls of mixed drinks for around 17 dollars. As an added bonus, Roggie's also has a pizza shop right next door for anyone looking for some great cheap eats after a night of heavy drinking.

Pour House Bar and Grill (909 Boylston Street, Fenway Kenmore) - Well known as a college student's dream bar, this place offers a fun crowd and cheap prices. The deals on food can be exceptional. On Wednesdays after 6pm, try the $2.50 chicken sandwich and Saturdays after 6pm all burgers are half priced. This bar offers a pretty standard selection of drinks, which are also reasonably priced. The service is seat-yourself, but this bar can fill up pretty quickly.

Beacon Hill Pub (149 Charles Street, Beacon Hill) - If you are looking to relive your college years, then Beacon Hill Pub is the place to go. Start with the $1.55 Bud draft pints in plastic cups. Then challenge your buddies to a game of foosball or pinball. Within minutes you'll feel as if you're 21 again (or even 18?). Wednesday nights are best if you're looking for a fun but chill scene - make sure to introduce yourself to Garrett the bartender (and, of course, tip him), and he'll be sure to remember your poison and prepare it for you as soon as you approach the bar. Thursdays through Saturdays tend to be more crowded, but fun all the same, especially if that is more your scene. Don't worry about driving and trying to find a parking spot in the impossible Beacon Hill neighborhood - a T stop and a cabstand are only a few steps from the door.

Activities

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Downtown) - More commonly referred to as Quincy Market, this marketplace offers all kinds of food, shopping and live entertainment. Hungry? Try one of the 17 restaurants or 40 eateries serving up everything from famous New England clam chowda to ethnic Indian and, of course, delectable deserts. Looking for something new? There are multiple retailers, from recognized apparel stores to local gift shops, for you to browse. Just want to be entertained? The musical and variety acts put on by the street performers provide free amusement for passerbys of all ages. Or check out The Comedy Connection (see write-up below) for a more organized comedic routine. Located on the waterfront and easily identified by the cobblestone walkways and 19th century buildings, Quincy Market can't be missed.

Kayak the Charles (Charles River Canoe and Kayak, in Artesani Park in Allston/Brighton) - You're sure to cross the Charles River at some point during your stay in Boston - but have you ever considered paddling through it? Stroll with a friend to the Charles River Canoe and Kayak kiosk and rent a two-person canoe or kayak for around $15 per hour. Whether you're looking for a strenuous workout or a leisurely paddle (the waters are typically calm), kayaking the Charles River can provide either one, or anything in-between. Just make sure the skies are sunny, because rentals are not available on rainy days. Easily spotted in Artesani Park by the green-roof, this rental site is open on fair days from May through early October. Check out other options at their website here.

The Comedy Connection (Faneuil Hall Marketplace) Relax for a night and let the upcoming professionals work to make your date laugh! Comedians perform live every day of the week, but you will want to call (617.248.9700) for reservations if you plan to attend a show between Thursday and Saturday. Ticket prices usually range between $12 and $25, depending on who is on stage, but cheaper doesn't mean less funny - just less well known acts, which often leads to more original comedy. To see who will be performing next, check here.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (280 The Fenway, Fenway Kenmore) - If the long Bostonian winter gets you and your significant other down, and you both need to see something blooming (but know that won't happen outside in winter), you can visit the atrium in the center of the Gardner Museum, where the garden courtyard is flowering in every season. There are also three floors of art that, upon Ms. Gardner's direction, have not been modified since their placement during the 19th century. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5 pm. If you can convince them your name is Isabella, you can get in for free. Otherwise, show a student ID for a $5 admission fee. You can get to the museum by taking the Huntington Avenue No. 39 bus or the Green Line train to the Museum stop.

Cheap Dates

South Street Diner (corner of Kneeland and South Sts, Beacon Hill) - Nothing beats sharing a booth and a milkshake at a diner with your date. Open 24 hours a day, there is no bad time to take your significant other out for a bite - be it breakfast, dinner or dessert. Actually, no matter when you go, you should still order a slice of their famous chocolate mousse cake! From the jukebox playing the hits of the decade to the life-sized James Dean near the bathroom, South Street provides that happy, romantic feel we all associate with a typical 1950s diner.

Mike's Pastry (300 Hanover St., in the North End) - Want to show your date how sweet you can be? Then take him or her to Mike's Pastry and choose from a selection of cannoli, biscotti, cheesecake and every other Italian dessert you could imagine. You can order enough tasty treats to satisfy yourself and your date without being alarmed by the price, but it may be tough to find a spot to sit. The line may be long, but isn't your date well worth the wait? Well, if not, the goodies will be!

Boston Bike, Beach and Brewery Tour (Boston Common) - If you enjoy bicycling, beaches and beer, then this is the tour for you! On the third Saturday of each month from late Spring to early Fall, the Boston Bike Tours guides its patrons through the Financial District to Castle Island and Carson beach and then to Boston's Harpoon Brewery for a beer and a tour. The entire trip takes about 4 ½ hours, but only covers between 16-20 miles of mostly flat terrain, so a lot of that time will be spent relaxing at the beach and brewery, and you do not need to be an 'experienced' cyclist to enjoy the tour. The guided tour, with bike, helmet, water and beer, is $25 total, or $20 if you bring your own bike. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (617) 308-5902 or visiting their website here.

Walk the Freedom Trail (from Boston Common to Bunker Hill) - Wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes, bring a good friend and spend half a day strolling along this historical trail through Boston. The trail begins in Boston Common (where I suggest you grab a map at the Information Kiosk), continues towards Faneuil Hall, winds through the North End, and then ends with a loop around Charlestown and the Harbor. If you're not up for walking the entire 2.5 mile trail, you can sign up for a short, 90-minute guided tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall ($12 for adults, $6 for kids) or opt for the loop at the end of the trail, which takes you past the Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution. Either way, the trail provides a leisurely and economical means to enjoy the sights and history of Boston. Check out a map of the Freedom Trail here.

Steve Perlow is a travel editor at http://aworldofhelp.com, where you can find aworldofhelp travel guides and advice. Visit aworldofhelp.com to get answers from real people to your questions about travel, technology and more.

In The News:

Tax bills for vacation rentals and REITs among items on governor’s veto list  Hawaii News NowThe list includes his decision on marijuana legalization in the state and what he plans to do about a bill that would tax large investment funds known as real ...
Vacation rental services set to boom in China - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta PostChina's vacation rental and homestay market, which clocked sales of 19.1 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) in 2018, is expected to surge this year, thanks to the ...
Fines for illegal vacation rentals could begin in August  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserAdvertising of an illegal vacation rental on Oahu would become unlawful starting Aug. 1 under a bill that Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to sign into ...
Ex-Google employees want AI to help travellers find the perfect vacation rental  Travel DailyTravellers turn to vacation rental as an alternative to a hotel, but finding the perfect one to fit your needs is too time-consuming. As more travellers are looking for ...
Number of short-term vacation rentals up year-over-year in St. Augustine  St. Augustine RecordThe number of short-term vacation rentals in St. Augustine grew by 40% over the last year, to almost 3500 properties in the city. That's according to a recent ...
Seaside Florida Vacation Rental Agency Offers 20% Off Cottages  Yahoo FinanceSummer promotion from the Homeowner's Collection offers discounts on vacation cottages along Florida's scenic Highway 30A. SEASIDE, Fla., June 25, 2019 ...
The Conversation: Looming Legislation Looks to Affect Vacation Rentals  HawaiipublicradioVacation Rental Follow Up; 69th Anniversery of Korean War; TMT Construction Gets Green Light; Indecent opens at Mark's Garage.
Worry over the city council’s vacation rental rules spreads to other businesses  Hawaii News NowHONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sean Davidson is a chef that helps cater events at vacation rentals. He worries the trickle down effect from tougher ...
City Council approves tough new regulations for vacation rental industry  Hawaii News NowHONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After months of debate, the Honolulu City Council on Monday night passed a pair of bills that are considered some of ...
Increase Your Revenue by Pairing Vacation Rentals and Experiences  VRM IntelThe vacation rental market is crowded, and as a vacation rental property management company, distinguishing yourself from your competition requires a ...
America's coolest Airbnbs: Nab your next vacation rental  USA TODAYAirbnb: Check out the country's coolest vacation rentals.
Infographic: Vacation Rental Market Amounts to 4128 Billion Tomans in Iran  TechRasaVacation rental has a 4128 billion toman market in Iran (nearly one-billion-dollar market in Iran before the devaluation of Toman =10*Rial). That's why Iranian ...
Full-service management is essential for vacation rentals  Summit Daily NewsListing a vacation home online has never been easier, but the volume of options can often equate to quality control issues. Without the oversight of a full-*service* ...
Vacation rentals: 12 captivating treehouses for rent  CurbedTake your vacation to new heights with 12 gorgeous treehouses you can rent now.
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up  PhocusWireHenrik Kjellberg explains how the wider vacation rental market is adapting to consumer trends, what Awaze is doing to protect itself from the competition and ...
Apartment project blends workforce housing, vacation rentals  Daily AstorianAn Astoria developer is proposing a new 66-unit apartment complex behind Safeway with the city's workforce housing crunch and illegal vacation rentals in mind ...
Voice of the consumer: Vacation sites copied for fake rentals  KKTV 11 NewsIt's summertime and you may be planning a nice vacation getaway. But before you do -- beware of rental scams.
5 Ways Vacation Rental Managers Can Increase Direct Bookings  VRM IntelOn the first #BookDirect Day in 2018, over 3 million travelers received emails about the advantages of booking vacation rentals directly. As awareness increases ...
Hawaii County vacation rentals registered under new law  Thegardenisland.comKAILUA-KONA — Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law ...
City Council committee advances two bills to better regulate vacation rentals  Hawaii News NowHONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After more than seven hours of passionate testimony, a Honolulu City Council committee voted to advance two ...
Danny De Gracia: Don't Scapegoat Airbnbs For Honolulu's Housing…  Honolulu Civil BeatCity's crackdown on vacation rentals unfairly punishes small property owners trying to turn a profit -- and is insulting to tourists.
8 Vegan-Friendly Vacation Rentals with Restaurant-Level Kitchens  VegNewsWhether you're visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, or Las Vegas, the kitchens at these extraordinary vacation rentals make vegan travel a piece of cake.
Are Arizona cities losing out on taxes from vacation rentals? Here's what you need to know  AZCentralGlendale and other metro Phoenix cities are working with the state of Arizona to ensure they aren't short-changed on sales-tax collections.
Are vacation rentals hurting St. Augustine's image?  WJXT News4JAX About a dozen residents took the opportunity to speak during a St. Augustine commission meeting Monday night, voicing their concerns about vacation rentals.
Vacation rental applications trickling in  Hawaii Tribune HeraldThe first vacation rental application was received from owners of a home in Keauhou Estates. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). The first vacation rental ...
Mayor discusses how vacation rentals would be enforced  KHON2At the budget briefing, Mayor Kirk Caldwell also revealed how enforcements on vacation rentals would work.
Airbnb remits more than $14 million in PST to the B.C. government  Global NewsAirbnb has handed over more than $14 million in PST to the B.C. government in the first six months of tax remittance. On top of that the short term vacation rental ...
Law Review: Airbnb challenges short-term vacation rental ordinance (opinion)  Tahoe Daily TribunePicturesque Santa Monica on the coast of Southern California serves 90000 residents and houses as many as 500000 visitors on weekends and holidays.
The Three Possible Paths to Vacation Rental Rules  Voice of San DiegoSan Diego's headed into yet another summer tourism season without regulations to police vacation rentals. Policies to regulate the industry could come from the ...
Now that city council has a plan to regulate vacation rentals how will the city enforce it?  KHON2Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will soon sign off on a plan to crack down on illegal short term vacation rentals.
Newport Beach City Council to ponder tighter regulations on vacation rentals advertised by Airbnb and similar  Los Angeles TimesThe discussion is partly in response to a federal court decision upholding a Santa Monica law that makes home-sharing platforms liable for unlicensed rentals.
This Vacation Rental Company Makes Staying at Rental Homes Feel Like You’re at a Five-star Hotel  Travel+LeisureWhile rental homes allow for more privacy and the ability to stay with friends and family in one space, they can lack the convenience that comes with staying at a ...
Council might OK vacation rental legislation today  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu City Council members today might finally vote on two bills that would impose new regulations and higher penalties on illegal vacation rentals.
Paying taxes doesn't make vacation rentals legal, state attorneys say  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThe state's top attorneys say a contentious bill approved by this year's Legislature and sitting on Gov. David Ige's desk does not legalize thousands of vacation ...
What's Going on with Google and Vacation Rentals?  VRM IntelRelated: Before you read this, check out: Google Adds Vacation Rentals. By Susan Blizzard — Believe me, I run a web-based travel agency, and I'm not advising ...
Letter: Vacation-rental action to help affordable housing  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserKudos to Ron Menor and the rest of the City Council for finally acting on the vacation rentals problem (“Council OKs 2 vacation rental bills,” Star-Advertiser, June ...
Letter: Hotel workers lose when vacation rentals expand  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserWhile the letter, “Unlike hotels, vacation rental money stays here” (Star-Advertiser, June 14), argues that vacation rentals generate more money that stays in ...
Honolulu one step closer to cracking down on vacation rentals  KHON2Vacation rental operators and their supporters gathered outside City Hall on Thursday.
Honolulu City Council votes unanimously to pass bill imposing tougher regulations on vacation rentals  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThe Honolulu City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose stiffer fines and harsher regulations on Oahu's vacation rentals, tossing the entire short-term ...
Marysville riverfront home will be vacation rental  PennLive.comThe owner of a riverfront property in Marysville has gained a condition use approval to use the home as a vacation rental through online applications.
Airbnb edges in, but Cascade Vacation Rentals still tops on North Shore  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalThe short-term vacation rental company, founded in 2004, is the biggest name in Minnesota's North Shore, despite the encroachment of other players like Airbnb ...
Affordable housing: City encourages vacation rental owners to instead lease to local residents  KPAX-TV-Mari Hall reporting for MTN News. MISSOULA – When Zach Weldon and Jessica Kinney started renting a three-bedroom house on North Avenue, they were ...
Honolulu City Council imposes tougher regulations on vacation rentals  West Hawaii TodayThe Honolulu City Council voted 9-0 to impose stiffer fines and harsher regulations on Oahu's vacation rentals. (Star-Advertiser photo). The Honolulu City ...
Big Isle vacation rental registrations pour in under new law  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserKAILUA-KONA >> Vacation rental registrations have been coming into Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law ...
A conversation about vacation rentals | Letter  Islands' SounderA diverse group of Orcas residents has been gathering information about the extent and trends of vacation rentals on Orcas Island, San Juan County and other ...
Airbnb Enters the ‘Luxe’ Market  The New York TimesFrench castle, anyone? A new rental tier expands Airbnb's accommodation options to include 2000 high-end homes and villas.
Lexington Council To Review Home Vacation Rentals  WEKULexington's city council is expected to review short- term house rental programs in the coming months. The issue has been placed in the council's Planning.
Letter: Support Bill 85 to cut illegal vacation rentals  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserFor more than a decade, leadership within the City Council has blocked bills to enforce our laws against short-term vacation rentals, and the illegal industry has ...
Will Sebastopol ban unhosted vacation rentals?  Sonoma WestAt the last city council meeting on May 21, the Sebastopol City Council waded into the national debate about online vacation rentals and their effect on local ...
Local News Vacation rental hosts blast bill that would set local limits Jonathan Horn 5:29  10NewsDozens of San Diego short-term vacation rental hosts are fighting a bill that could limit how much they can rent out some of their properties on sites like Airbnb ...
Fake renters reportedly steal everything from vacation home  10NewsSAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A warning for all homeowners after what looked like a yard sale turned out to be an elaborate theft. Several men staying in a vacation ...
If You're Renting A Vacation Home This Summer, This Kitchen Packing List Will Change Your Life  Real SimpleCondo, cabin, or beach house kitchens can be hit or miss, so come prepared with everything you need to cook proper meals while you're away from home.
Vacation rentals: City looks to increase coordination, compliance as program grows  Missoula CurrentThe Missoula City Council on Wednesday received an update on tourist homes in Missoula, with council members highlighting what they see as housing ...
Legal expert criticizes city of Denver for criminalizing vacation rentals  The Center SquareAfter reports that a Denver couple was being charged with felonies for allegedly operating illegal short-term rental properties, a legal organization is questioning ...
Revelstoke vacation rental listing numbers increase, occupancy up  Revelstoke MountaineerBy Cara Smith. This article first appeared in print in the June issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. It's no secret that vacation rentals in Revelstoke have ...
Lightning causes fire that destroys rental home on Tybee Island  WTOCA bolt of lightning struck a home on Tybee Island, causing a fire.
Build a Solid Airbnb Rental Business Without Working Yourself Out  London PostThe rise of Airbnb vacation rental program doubles as a gift and a curse. This is especially true for Airbnb co-hosts who accommodate several guests at a go.
Issues remain as council OKs vacation rental regulations  OurayNews.comby Mike Wiggins [email protected] The Ouray City Council on Monday unanimously finalized a set of rules governing the operation of vacation rentals in ...
City Council members vote to move forward vacation rental bills with amendments to fines for illegal rentals  KITV HonoluluCouncil members voted to move forward bills 85 and 89 with amendments to fines for illegal rentals.
Real estate market impact if vacation rental bills pass  KHON2HONOLULU (KHON2) - A city council committee passed out both controversial vacation rental bills yesterday, a final vote by the council is scheduled for next ...
Vacation rentals must respect zoning  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserProponents of the vacation rental industry have been out in force lobbying against City Council bills aimed at regulating short-term use of residential property.
Larimer County Commissioners approve regulations for vacation rentals  Loveland Reporter-HeraldThe Larimer County Board of Commissioners disappointed a group of short-term rental owners from the unincorporated county Monday night when the three ...
New bill to be drafted on short-term vacation rentals | News, Sports, Jobs  The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseLAKE PLACID — Regulation of short-term vacation rentals is one step closer in the town of North Elba and the village of Lake Placid, but, town and village of.
Top realtor urges specific incentives for vacation rentals  Bahamas TribuneA prominent realtor is urging the government to provide Hotels Encouragement Act-style incentives specifically for the vacation rental market to better empower ...
Vacation rental issue in focus for U.S. Open week  Monterey County HeraldPEBBLE BEACH — With hundreds of thousands expected to attend the upcoming 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, vacation rentals can be ...
Vacation rental operators get summer reprieve on Charlottetown tourism levy  CBC.caPeople operating vacation rentals on services such as Airbnb and VRBO in Charlottetown received a bit of a reprieve Monday night in terms of the city's tourism ...
Airbnb taking rentals from locals in Miami's housing crisis  Miami HeraldIt is far more profitable for Miami, FL property owners to rent to tourists on Airbnb than it is to rent to locals long-term. From Hialeah to Homestead, owners are ...
Waldport to tighten up on vacation rentals  Newport News TimesWALDPORT — The city of Waldport and county officials are discussing ways to address issues posed by vacation rentals in and around Waldport. A number of ...
Vacation rentals tax 'solves 25% of issue'  Bahamas TribuneAN Out Island boutique resort operator says the government's vacation rentals tax plan “only solves 25 percent of the real problem” and is “not the way to go”.
Future of Chinsegut Hill and vacation rentals among Board directives  Hernando Sunby LISA MACNEIL At the June 11, 2019 Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, County Administrator Jeff Rogers briefly mentioned Board Directives ...
City Council Expanding Some Territory For Short Term Vacation Rentals  The ChattanooganCity Council members are eyeing changes in the popular short term vacation rental business, including some likely expansion of district boundaries.
Top 2019 fire safety tips for homes, vacation rentals  PropertyCasualty360An unusually wet and cold spring is not likely to slow fire dangers as the summer heats up.
Asia Minute: How is Japan Dealing with Vacation Rentals?  Hawaii Public Radio-HPR2While short-term vacation rentals remain the focus of political debate in Hawaii, other locations are taking different approaches to the issue. That includes Japan.
Vacasa to Acquire Sea to Sky Rentals: Founder Michelle Acquavella Shares Reasons Behind the Sale and What is Next  VRM IntelVacasa announced that it will acquire Seattle-based Sea to Sky Rentals and take over the management of its 85 properties in Seattle, Stevens Pass, and ...
5 top resorts for your fall beach getaway with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Book by July 28 to save up to 20%!  Bham NowSponsored “Sea La Vie” in Destin Pointe. Photo via ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Now is the perfect time to plan your fall getaway from.
Vacation rental moratorium in Eastsound requested  Islands' SounderThe Eastsound Planning Review Committee has an idea about how to solve the housing situation: cease permitting vacation rentals in the village core.
Amsterdam to block vacation rentals in some neighborhoods to tackle housing shortage  NL TimesAmsterdam is changing its Housing Regulations in an effort to tackle the problems in the local housing market. Some of the main changes proposed for 2020 ...
Paso Robles City Council approves vacation rental ordinance, heads to 2nd reading  KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.
Governor Plans To Veto Short-Term Rental Tax Bill  Hawaii Public Radio-HPR2Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday announced he plans to veto a bill that would require short-term rental booking platforms to collect state taxes. The.
This Strikingly Modern Home Is a Hamptons Vacation Rental  Travel+LeisureLooking for a summer home to rent in the Hamptons? This modern home designed by Stuart Disston comes with a rooftop terrace.
4 tips for creating a dreamy Austin vacation home listing  CultureMap AustinVacation homes are becoming an increasingly popular accommodation option for travelers, especially those traveling with families or a group of friends. It.
Carlos, Alexa PenaVega caught up in Maui's vacation rental housing debate | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui NewsWAILUKU — When Carlos and Alexa PenaVega applied for a short-term rental permit last year, they didn't know it would land them smack dab in the middle of ...
Column: Hawaii Tourism Authority distorts value of vacation rentals  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThe full story here is that vacation rentals have become a pillar of our city and state tourism economy because they allow budget-conscious visitors affordable ...
Hawaii vacation rental operators protest proposed ban  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserBy Kat Wade / Special to the Star-Advertiser | June 6, 2019 | Updated on June 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm. SHARE. Terry Lodge of IRC Hawaii spoke to local vacation ...
Council committee moves forward with bills regulating short-term vacation rentals  Hawaii News NowSupporters of enforcing and regulating the industry say something needs to be done before the problem gets even more out of control. The proposals would ...
Two bills about vacation rentals move forward at Honolulu City Council  KHON2Two bills regarding vacation rentals move forward at the Honolulu City Council.
What makes a good vacation rental at on Lake Tahoe's North Shore  Tahoe Daily TribuneThe vast majority of buyers of Incline Village and Crystal Bay real estate have their primary residence somewhere else. Since most real estate purchases here ...
Vacation rental giants look to temper Council bills  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserRepresentatives for two of the world's largest operators of web platforms that broker vacation rentals voiced disappointment at a Honolulu City Council ...
City of Powell River outlines short-term and vacation rental regulations  Powell River PeakIn order to operate a short-term rental or vacation rental facility in Powell River, operators will require City of Powell River business licensing by September 15 of ...
City Council to hold final vote on bills regulating Oahu's vacation rentals  Hawaii News NowMembers of the council spent hours listening to testimony on Monday, and a vote was expected to happen at some point on Monday evening.
Vacation rental owners ask for B & B permits to stay within rules  Mount Desert IslanderBAR HARBOR — Two families have filed site plans to open bed and breakfast accommodations at their year-round residences to legally rent portions of their.
Chelan Commissioners discuss Stemilt Basin Recreation Plan and Vacation Rentals  NCWLIFE NewsWENATCHEE, WA.-Chelan County Commissioners provide an update on the Stemilt Basin Recreation Plan and a status report on plans to regulate vacation ...
How to ensure your vacation rental gets great reviews  Inman.comVacation and short-term rentals have exploded onto the scene, snatching up short-term stay market share from the hotel industry in high volumes. But with the ...
The Best Beaches To Score a Cheap Vacation Rental, According to Vrbo  Yahoo LifestyleThese popular summer getaways have it all—sun, sea, sand, and affordable stays.
Complete Vacation Rental Software Market anticipated to represent an Impressive CAGR Near Future: Major Players- BookingSync, Ciirus Inc, Kigo Inc, Virtual Resort Manager, LiveRez, OwnerRez, 365Villas, Convoyant, Trekadoo, Apptha, Streamline, Lodgify  Reports ObserverComplete Vacation Rental Software Market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period. Vacation rental software is designed to support ...
Airbnb faces outcry from Europe's top tourist cities  CNETTen cities ask the European Union to do more to help them regulate the short-term rental company and stop the "touristification" of neighborhoods.
Many hotels, vacation rentals sell out for Cal Poly graduation weekend  KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.
Think Realty Podcast 14 - Lauren Taylor of TheRealtyHaven.com  Think RealtyLauren Taylor of TheRealtyHaven.com shares where we are in the market today, strategies, and tips for investors. Plus, get Abhi's advice on how to build wealth ...
9 High-End Restaurants You Didn't Know Were Vegan-Friendly  VegNewsFrom London to Los Angeles, restaurateurs have realized that plants deserve a seat at the fine-dining table.

Owners Dont be Scammed!

Scam artists pose as potential renters everyday on many different... Read More

Smokey Mountain Cabins - There Is Only One!

Did you know there are no Smokey Mountain cabins for... Read More

Amazon Lodges

I had always been told that if you wanted to... Read More

The Lake Havasu RV Resort

Lake Havasu, Arizona has become a treasured destination for tourists,... Read More

Town Homes for ALL Your Pleasure in Orlando, Florida!

Have you ever done something spontaneous? Are you in love... Read More

Gatlinburgs Real Estate Market

Real estate in Gatlinburg is thriving. While the 2000 census... Read More

An Overview of the Gatlinburg Cabins

Originally founded in the early 1800s as White Oaks, Gatlinburg... Read More

Washington, DC a Bargain Travel Guide

Welcome to Washington, DC - The nation's capital is a... Read More

Pigeon Forge Cabins

Pigeon Forge is rapidly becoming one of the major tourist... Read More

Tips to Visit Valencia, a Lovely City of Spain

Valencia is the third city of Spain, by number of... Read More

Choose a Bed and Breakfast Over a Hotel Chain and Enjoy Your Vacation

Traveling for business or vacationing always has one thing in... Read More

I am in a Snit

I am in my yearly snit. Now my wife would... Read More

All Inclusive Vacations

Most of the time, when an individual is planning a... Read More

Ten Cheap Vacations

Cheap vacations can still be relaxing, fun and whatever else... Read More

What are the Lodging Options when Visiting Orlando Florida for Our Family Vacation

Lodging Hotels in Davenport, FLThere are numerous choices for lodging... Read More

Vacationing in a Gatlinburg Cabin

For many decades Gatlinburg has been a favorite resort getaway... Read More

Pigeon Forge Motels

Motels became prominent in the United States after the advent... Read More

Mindfulness and Retirement: Considering Brazil

I have a 17-year-old daughter who is finishing up a... Read More

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals

Cabin rental in Pigeon Forge are one of the city's... Read More

Amazon Expeditions with Time Magazine ?Hero of the Planet Year 2000? - Dr. Marc van Roosmalen

The Amazonat Jungle Lodge is offering in addition to her... Read More

Townhouses ? Rooms for Rent for Every Family!

Rooms for rent! No, not the kind where you are... Read More

Finding The Best Timeshare For You ? Make The Search An Adventure!

Taking the plunge from average vacationer to vacation property owner... Read More

Orlando Vacation Homes - Comparing Homes to Hotels

When staying in Orlando, you really do have a lot... Read More

A Closer Look at Pigeon Forge Real Estate

Those looking to invest in real estate should not overlook... Read More

Top Family Vacation Destinations

Planning a family beach vacation? Looking for destinations with family... Read More