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A vacation rental is the renting out of a furnished apartment, house, or professionally managed resort-condominium complex on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel. The term vacation rental is mainly used in the US. In Europe the term villa rental or villa holiday is preferred for rentals of detached houses in warm climates. Other terms used are self-catering rentals, holiday homes, holiday lets (in the United Kingdom), cottage holidays (for rentals of smaller accommodation in rural locations) and gites (in rural locations in France).
Vacation rentals have long been a popular travel option in Europe (especially in the UK) as well as in Canada and are becoming increasingly popular across the world.

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    Firstly, I acknowledge I did not write-up an agreement with this person who I trusted and considered a friend. Secondly, I am too trusting in people and I acknowledge I am too generous and kind. I am learning to say no, that's enough! My 'friend' and I agreed that she could occupy my home at...
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    QLD Pay for Holiday Rental Accommodation Repairs?

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    WA Christmas Accommodation Deposit Refund Dispute

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    Gold Coast Holiday Rental - How Do We Challenge New Laws?

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