If you've stayed at vacation rentals before, you know how relaxing and rewarding the stay is. Private, often secluded, entire property available to your group - an entirely different, “homely" feel as opposed to a commercial hotel room. The variety of properties at all price levels is astounding - there are Villas, Condos, Apartments, Log Cabins - anything you can hope for, including amenities like fireplaces, hot tubs and swimming pools. Usually, the cost of the stay turns out cheaper than a hotel, especially for a large group.
Vacation rentals are ideal for traveling in large groups - everyone can stay at the same property, costs of food and drink are shared, and the privacy offered by a secluded rental is unbeatable. But, with a large group, the ideal rental is much harder to find - the combination of amenities and prices to satisfy everyone in the group complicates the process. Especially since finding the right rental hasn't been that easy.
These days, websites advertising vacation rentals do not have a way for you search for things like amenities, nearby activities, number of bedrooms and locations in one shot. You need to do it one at a time and compare between multitude of different websites. ZipVacations is the first website that finally got it right. Besides making the search experience fast, easy and intuitive, it solved the biggest problem by creating filters that actually show you what you were looking for in the first place.
ZipVacations is a comprehensive index of multiple vacation rental sites, which allows you to instantly find your ideal rental. Search by availability, amenities, accomodations, nearby activities, even pet restrictions and pricing - it's all the functionality we've come to expect from large commercial travel sites. Since multiple sites are indexed, you can be sure you'll find your rental no matter where it's advertised.
Sergey Ivanyuk is a founding partner of http://www.zipvacations.com . Together with Oleg Korenfeld he started ZipVacations for the sole purpose of removing the frustration aspect that seemed to go hand in hand with booking a vacation rental.