An under-the-radar vacation
It’s OK if you haven’t even started thinking about Labor Day until now. There are still plenty of getaways to book, especially if you’re thinking of vacation rentals. Craigslist is a great resource for last-minute travel options. I took a look at the “vacation rentals” section of Craigslist Los Angeles and found options in Palm Springs, Mammoth, Big Bear and San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Grabbing the deal requires a bit of trust and a little bit of phone calling or e-mailing to see if the accommodations are still available.
Deal: When I looked this morning, there were:
> a little apartment in Santa Monica near the “Montana Avenue shops, cafes, restaurants” going for $100 a night. It wasn’t four-star, but if you’re just looking for location, the price is right.
> a Newport Beach house that was appealing to the Disneyland-family-beach vacation crowd. It included tons of pics of the property and rates ran $350 per night over the holidays. Weekly rates were in the $2,250 ballpark but were negotiable.
Read the rest of Jen's post on the Daily Deal and Travel blog.
--Veronique de Turenne
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