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You Can Rent Kurt Cobain’s Los Angeles Apartment

For the super Nirvana fan, you can rent the apartment that Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love lived in from 1991 to 1992 in the Melrose neighborhood of Los Angeles. This was the one-bedroom apartment where Cobain penned the lyrics to one of the bands last hit singles, “Heart Shaped Box” released on 1994’s In Utero […]

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Rent Your Stuff, Make Some Cash

  Sure, the experts say the economy is recovering but if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably still struggling to make ends meet or pay down debt. If a second (or third) job isn’t an option, there might be another way for you to bring in some extra cash: Rent your stuff. Below, we’ve shared a list of the top five things […]

Online Rental Service TripVillas Eyes U.S. Expansion

Now, more than ever, folks all over the world are booking their vacations online. From all-inclusive packages at a tropical resort to week-long stays in a mountain cabin to weekend getaway trips to a nearby city, sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway, Expedia, Travelocity, and others have made it easy to browse available listings, compare prices, […]

Giants Rookie to Rent Out Condo for Super Bowl

  This February, well over a hundred thousand people, including celebrities, sports stars, and spectators, will make their way to New York City for the biggest sporting event of the year – the Super Bowl. Although there is no shortage of hotel space in the Big Apple, there are many who probably prefer a room […]

Home Rental Site Airbnb Launches National Ad Campaign

“Every traveler deserves a home.” That’s the tagline for a new advertising campaign for rental service Airbnb which “connects people to unique travel experiences.” Launched in 2008, the service allows people to rent rooms or their homes to travelers and other guests online. Rates are set by the host who has the option to accept […]

Going (Rental) Home for the Holidays?

I’ve never been one for spending Christmas at some tropical destination, but then again I’m not sure I could turn down an offer to spend the holidays at one of the places listed among Forbes Magazine’s “20 Most Expensive Holiday Rentals for Christmas and New Year’s” either. Surveying four vacation rental sites – HomeAway, FlipKey, Airbnb, […]

New App Makes Renting a Snowboard Easier

Truth be told, I’ve never been snowboarding. In fact, I’ve spent just one day on the slopes and that was back in eighth grade. I don’t remember much from that day other than I spent more time on the ground than up on my skis. Nonetheless, I had a great time and looking back can […]

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Onefinestay Looks to Carve Niche in Vacation Rental Market

As sites such as Airbnb and VRBO continue to gain steam, another start-up is looking to carve out their niche in the vacation rental market. Onefinestay, a London service, is launching in Los Angeles and aims, according to the L.A. Times, to give visitors the feel of living like a (well to-do) local. “Curated” Collection […]

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Vacation Rental Website Causing a Stir in Silver Lake

Earlier this year, my friend and I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to catch a game at Turner Field and check out the sites downtown. Not wanting to shell out a couple hundred dollars for a hotel room in the middle of the city, we booked a place to stay through Airbnb, a website that links […]