A vacation rental is a furnished home whose owner targets tourists and travelers on vacation. There are various options for vacation rentals, including condominiums, townhomes, villas, apartments, cottages, and single-family homes. The one feature these homes all share is the full-furnishing and the autonomy they accord the occupants. Some owners also provide additional services and items such as chefs, boats, hiking gear, and many more. This piece shows why vacation rentals are a worthwhile bargain for travelers.