Southwest region among most popular for vacation rental stays

CREATED Apr 10, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- TripAdvisor has announced the results of its vacation rental survey.

The Southwest is among the most popular regions for vacation rentals in the United States.

Nearly half of the 1,300 people surveyed said they have stayed or are planning to stay in a vacation rental home in 2013.

  • 82% said they prefer a vacation rental as an alternative to a hotel because of the financial savings and last minute deals
  • 31% said they prefer the access to a full kitchen or laundry room
  • 19% favor vacation rentals when traveling in large groups
  • The most popular months for staying in a vacation rental home are between June and August, followed by September through November

Travelers' favorite vacation rental escapes include a beachfront villa, mountain cabin and a city apartment.

  • 25% want a private beach
  • 18% like amazing views
  • 18% prefer a private pool
  • 11% would like a large outdoor deck or patio
  • 7% enjoy a personal chef

For more information about the TripAdvisor survey, click here.