Several months ago we learned about HomeAway.com vacation rentals, and curiosity got the best of me. Since my husband and my brother were both getting ready to start graduate school, my parents really wanted to go on a big family vacation before things got too busy. That's where HomeAway came in. They have vacation home rentals that will accommodate groups of all sizes. They are all over the world. The rates are fabulous. The accommodations are luxurious.
Our desired destination was Breckenridge, Colorado. I searched and searched to narrow it down to three vacation homes I liked the best, and then my parents chose their favorite. You can check availability online, look at pictures of the properties, and see the list of their rates.
We preferred a vacation home over a hotel for many reasons. First, we'd have more room to spread out. More spacious. More comfortable. More relaxing. More private. Second, we'd have a kitchen where we could all fit comfortably. Third, we'd have a back deck with a grill and a beautiful view. Finally, with lots of bedrooms, the baby could sleep peacefully away from all of our chatter. I was able to find tons of available properties matching our criteria.
So, as I get time, I will share lots of details about our awesome vacation!