New York Times Readers Forum on Private Vacation Rentals

There’s a very interesting readers forum over at the New York Times this month on the advantages and drawbacks of renting a private house or cabin for your vacation.  Check it out if you’re so inclined:

LINK: [Practical Traveler: Readers Sound off on Private Rentals]

The article also mentioned some quality websites we’d only vaguely heard of before:

Several readers recommended Web sites where travelers can find reviews of vacation rentals, like and Bob Kelly, who owns a rental property in Pacific Beach, Wash., pointed out that reviews, like those on,
often include the renter’s e-mail address so travelers looking for
feedback on a specific property can contact past renters for more