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  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    Since New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested that home-sharing site Airbnb hand over user data on approximately 225,000 New York City hosts, some travelers may be nervous about booking trips to the Big Apple and other cities battling the company. But Airbnb isn't the only hotel alternative. Here are a few online competitors who make headlines far less often.
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  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    9flats -- With an inventory of more than 100,000 properties worldwide, like this one in Skopelos, Greece, this Berlin-based, home-rental site offers insurance of up to 500,000 euros for both the homeowner and the renter so everyone feels secure. Whether you're looking to rent a room in a tiny flat in Rome or are considering a jaunt on a houseboat in Germany, the options are varied and affordable.
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  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    Roomorama -- Established in 2009, this short-term rental site allows travelers to prepay for their desired booking, and then gives the owner 48 hours to accept or decline the offer. Perks include discounts on opportunities to dine with locals, too, using sites like VoulezVousDiner and PlateCulture to coordinate group meals between travelers and strangers nearby. Shown is a home in Phuket.
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  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    Homeaway -- Airbnb's largest competitor offers more than 775,000 homes in 171 countries rentals all over the world, from city shares to entire suburban homes to secluded villas in Thailand, or this vacation rental home in the Notting Hill section of London.
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  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    Love Home Swap -- Love Home Swap, the world's biggest home exchange club, with more than 46,000 upscale homes available in 150 countries around the world, is all about trading versus monetary transaction. Listings are free and built upon the premise of finding homes similar to your own, but somewhere else. "Did we mention there's no legal hassle?" added CEO Debbie Wosskow.
    Love Home Swap
  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    If you're traveling with your brood but don't want to skimp on cool surroundings, newcomer Kid & Coe offers a curated selection of well-decorated international homes with a built-in supply of play toys, changing tables and other amenities parents will love. What they lack in numbers, they make up for in style.
    Benedicte Lassalle for Kid & Coe
  • Where To Find Luxurious Short-Term Vacation Rentals

    Onefinestay -- For those with refined tastes, onefinestay is a short-term home rental site that offers accommodations in New York, London, shown here, and Paris, with hotel amenities to make your stay even more comfortable, such as toiletries, fresh linens and a 24-7 concierge service.
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