shares the secret to vacationing affordably shares the secret to vacationing affordably - in the world's most luxurious estates!

Travel with friends, a favorite group or family to share the fun -- and the savings.

This year, vacation planners don't have to be millionaires to vacation like millionaires. That's the principle behind, the one-stop on-line resource for vacation home rentals. The secret, according to Rosalind Sedacca, director of communications for the website, is traveling with groups, family or friends.

"Some of the world's most beautiful, luxurious and exciting accommodations are exquisite villas, town homes and estates in prime vacation destinations around the globe," says Sedacca. "Most of them are huge, featuring four, six, ten or more bedrooms and baths. Why not invite your closest pals, your extended family, a group or association you belong to and rent one of these fabulous venues for a few days, weeks or even a month?"

Sedacca says was designed to make it easy to find just the right location in most any country, city or region around the world. Vacationers looking for a spacious residence overlooking a major metropolis in North America, Europe or Australia, for example, can use the website's easy-click search tool to determine the location, number of bedrooms, cost per day or week, amenities and other options available at villas, town homes, estates and other residences.

Those who want to vacation in a sprawling country estate or a luxurious home in the suburbs can simply search and compare the criteria that best meets their needs.

Sedacca points out some typical samples of the more upscale residences on the vacation rental market today. Villa Fiorentino is a Mediterranean-style villa in Positano, on Italy's Amalfi Coast, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Villa, located just a short distance from the beach, features 14 bedrooms and sleeps 20. Weekly rates range from 600 to 2500 Euro, depending on season.

For a Mexican dream vacation, Sedacca suggests Casa Angela, a very private luxury estate on almost an acre overlooking Puerto Vallarta and the bay. Guests are pampered in 20,000 square feet of splendor with up to 10 bedrooms, 11 baths, a chef and staff of six, heated swimming pool and 4 Jacuzzis. Rates range from $1200 to $2400 a day. (

Another group option is the manor house and guest house at El Castillo de Esparza, located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This secluded mountaintop estate, sprawling over 43,000 square feet of private luxury, comes complete with ten bedrooms, large pool, Jacuzzi, water slide and tennis courts all overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya. It rents for about $3000 a day.

For those who prefer a North Carolina mountain retreat, Sedacca recommends Beech Mountain, the highest city east of the Mississippi River where vacationers will find a. 4900+ square foot log home in a secluded wooded setting with ten bedrooms and wood beamed ceilings throughout. Close to the Beech Mountain Club recreational facilities, the area offers golf, swimming, tennis, hiking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, tubing, sledding, horseshoes, fishing, miniature golf, horseback riding and other activities. Weekly rates range from $1,875.00 - $3,875.00.

For an entirely different environment, consider a new home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with waterfront views from the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom as well as the second floor bedroom decks. Seven bedrooms, an entertainment room and private beach make this a New England vacation paradise that a large family or group can enjoy for $7,000.00 - $11,000.00 a week. (

Once everyone agrees on the destination, the Villa website provides contact information for connecting with the owner directly, to ask questions, get more details and reserve a place. Since owners are pre-screened for credibility, travelers can be confident about arranging their vacation through the advanced technology available at the website. Hundreds of vacation rental transactions are successfully completed each year because of the simplicity, selection and savings in comparison to hotel and resort rates.

To explore world-wide dream vacation options for free, use the easy-search tool at to enter destination preferences and details. The Advanced Finder search technology quickly reveals price range, pet friendly vacation rentals, bed type, pool homes and many other parameters to further define any traveler's holiday rental needs. The newest feature now makes it possible to search for availability dates among the properties. This further simplifies finding the right match from the large database of privately owned vacation rental homes.

The website also features air travel and other discounts to ease the vacation planning process. Sedacca asks, "With the world's most exclusive luxury residences available to choose from, why would anyone settle for just another ordinary vacation?"

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