Searching for a #NewYork #Vacation Rental? Read these 8 #tips before you book it.

New York Vacation Rentals are the trend for 2016! The advantages of staying at a NY vacation rental are numerous. There are lots of pet friendly options, homes with fireplaces and fire pits, chalets and cottages right next to the lake. You have private parking and sometimes piers for your boat. Vacation rentals give families room to spread out and enjoy each other. Something a hotel just can’t offer.

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The time to book our summer 2016 vacation rental is here! What do you need to do before you book your vacation rental? Here are some tips:

  1. Inquire about your vacation rental with the actual owner or manager before you book. They know the property (and the area) best and will have you living like a local on Day 1.
  2. If you are looking to bring your pet, be sure you know the Pet Policy. Some will not allow certain breeds or sizes of dogs. It might also be good to check out if there is a kennel or fenced in area for your pet while you’re out at the lake. Compare vacation rentals with a pet policy versus kenneling them near your home if your on tighter budget.
  3. Know the cleaning policy. Some rental owners or managers charge a cleaning fee and don’t expect much cleaning. There others who expect to have the place ready for the next renters. Whatever the case may be, it’s always wise to take pictures or note any possible previous damage. Be very thorough.
  4. Picking up the keys. Some rentals may have a lock box on the door. Some owners might meet you at the property or have them hidden somewhere. Property Managers might have you stop at their office and pick up the keys. Know before you go!
  5. Ask about mobile phone reception. Vacation rentals in New York can be remote. If you need use your cell phone for directions, or to check in, make sure you will have cell coverage. We recommend you have a physical map in the vehicle just in case. If you have to stay connected, ask about Wi-Fi availability.
  6. Always ask about supplies and what you should bring. Some supply bed sheets but not towels, or vice versa. Some supply both. Always ask about a medical kit or if you need to bring certain kitchen items that you can’t live without (like a bottle opener) or a muffin pan. You get the idea. Some cabins and cottages offer canoes, kayaks or bikes on site.
  7. Check out a calendar of events or a town’s Facebook page to research area events. Keep in mind that rental prices are often higher during summer, holiday’s, and big events.
  8. Ask who you need to contact if you have any emergencies. If there is a leaky faucet or a light goes out, you will know whom to contact.

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Catskills, Adirondack Park, Finger Lakes, Upstate …wherever you end up, your vacation will be better in a cabin, cottage, lodge or home. We are just getting underway in New York, but stop by and see our selection New York vacation rentals. Skip the booking website commissions and book directly with the owners and save. If you’re looking for a resort, cabin, vacation rental or lodge elsewhere, check out our other websites:

www.RentWisconsinCabins.com      www.RentMontanaCabins.com     www.RentMichiganCabins.com   

www.RentMinnesota Cabins.com

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#New York’s Top 3 Incredible #Fall Color Tours

As the summer days start to shorten, we all begin to start thinking ahead to the fall. No fall season can be complete without going on a fall color tour in New York. Upstate New York peaks and dips though the mountains and valleys but that is just part of the fantastic show Mother Nature puts on for us. The robust reds to the golden hues of yellows and oranges, fall color is what it is all about in October. Here are our favorite three areas for fall color:

Finger Lakes Region: This region is known for many things such as boating and wines that can rival the best of the world. This breathtaking landscape is intriguing and tugs the string of the fall lover’s hearts. Travel along Seneca Lake into Watkins Glen for the wineries, the beautiful and majestic Watkins Glen State Park (this is a must see if going in the fall), and views from the lake. The shades of golds and reds cast a refreshing color against a blue backdrop. Be sure to map out your wine tours, U pick farms and pumpkin patches for a real fall experience. Finger Lakes Vacation Rentals

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Lake Placid: For a slightly more thrilling adventure, experience Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid. Drive the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway to the top of New York’s 5th highest peak for an incredible view of the Adirondacks from the best vantage point. View the Panoramic views of the park, tour the castle, ride a gondola and enjoy many things to do on Whiteface Mountain. To make your fall getaway an experience you won’t forget, pack the car and rent a cabin in Lake Placid.  Be sure to check out the Flaming Leaves Festival in October. Lake Placid Vacation Rentals

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Tupper Lake: This area has many different elevations creating an ever changing topography. Between the valleys, mountains and rivers, the hardwoods change and bust with bountiful colors beginning in late September. Be sure to check out the Ausable Chasm, the oldest natural landmark in the US. Canoe or kayak between gorges, cliffs, waterfalls and forestry. Other recreational opportunities are abound that are adventurous and relaxing. To round out your Tupper Lake vacation, rent a cabin here. Tupper Lake Vacation Rentals

Seclusion in the #Catskills

Seclusion in the #Catskills

Need a vacation set up in the mountains where the only sounds you will hear are the wildlife and the wind? Imagine 8 acres all to yourself? Hard to imagine right? This pet friendly cabin can hold up to 15 guests, making this a perfect family vacation or a vacation for girl’s getaway or a man’s hunting retreat. Either way you look at it, your truly in paradise away from the city lights and action. Enjoy distilleries, breweries and mountain views in Livingston Manor. Livingston Manor is a gateway to the Catskills with lots of artistic points of interest, restaurants, outdoor recreation and restuarants. Check out more information here at our website here: Catskill Paradise

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#PetFriendly #NewYork #VacationRentals We Swear By!

Our first pet friendly vacation rental blog was quite successful and we still have 4 vacation rentals that we know you will also enjoy with your pet! Let’s face it, they are part of the family.

Seneca Lake CottageSeneca Lake Vacation Rentals in Watkins Glen, NY is a great rental if you are looking to relax with inspiring beauty or even to try a little adventure. This rental comes with hopes and dreams-that do come true! Right on a wine trail and complete with a tiki bar on the beach, this pet friendly vacation rental allows up to 2 small size dogs and even has extra sleeping areas on the enclosed porch! It sleeps up to 8 people too! You will never be bored here, there are plenty of hiking (complete with mini waterfalls), fishing, boating, and skiing.

Beachfront CottageBeachfront Vacation Cottages: The Deck House is a great pet friendly vacation rental. This rental is right on Olcott beach with boardwalk access to the Pier! Comes fully furnished. Our favorite part is the organized bonfire at night on the beach. This rental is walking distance to restaurants and shopping. WIFI access all over the property!

Lake Desolation Vacation RentalSky View Cottage, a Middle Grove Vacation Rental has great opportunities in it’s exceptional location just 3.5 hours from New York City. This cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen, sleeps 6, has both a charcoal and gas grill. This newly renovated cabin sits at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains and close to everything considered cool. The Saratoga Springs is just 15 minutes away, 45 minutes away from the famous Lake George. Enjoy the natural beauty right in your own backyard – YOUR PET CERTAINLY WILL! Home to the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival! This is also a superb ice fishing lake and one of the first to freeze. If a nice cold beer is calling your name after all the recreational activities, head to the only tavern on the lake.

Pet Friendly Lake Desolation RentalBring Fido and your good to go!

Several #Unique Vacation Experiences in #NewYork

How about a Pet friendly vacation on a budget in a great vacation home? Possibly on the lake or in the mountains? We want to share with you what some of our favorites are!

Daggett Lake Vacation Cabins: Just 3.5 hours from New York City, these Warrensburg vacation rentals provides all that you need. Fully furnished kitchens, gas fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and dock/piers. This is the place to be! It’s so pet friendly that the annual Daggett Dog days is held here! Awesome location near Lake George! These vacation properties are nestled in between some of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks for the great Adventurer! For the outgoing fun-seeking people, who’s heard of their Cleaning out the Fridge Party? Check out more here!

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Willow Lake Farms Vacation Rentals: Want an even closer vacation to New York City to get both of the best worlds? Check out this Fishkill vacation house! Either get on the wild side with the turkeys that roam the yard every day or plan your next family vacation or wedding (as featured in Bridal magazine in 2008)! This property is perfect! Connect and book directly with rental owners so you know you are getting the best rental rate! Booking through 3rd party websites could mean you’ll pay more for the same rentals listed on RentNewYorkCabins.com. Besides, the rental owners are you best tour-guides.

Apple Pond Farms Catskills Vacation Rental: One of a kind vacation in the Catskills! This vacation home is kid friendly, large group oriented and a great vacation experience. Discover how this farm operates on 80 percent renewable energy. Feed the goats or sheep, work in the garden, and participate in workshops. This is such an exceptional learning and team building experience. Great for team building! Be a part of a better future and refresh your spirit while meeting others from around the world!

Cobtree Vacation Rentals in the Finger Lakes: Spacious, 3 Diamond AAA homes are located right in the Finger Lakes region. Rentals are situated on over 50 acres of woodlands and sit on the western shores of Seneca Lake. Not only is the 18 acres of land pet friendly but the property offers handicap access and is great for young kids. Home amenities like washer and dryer, full kitchens, dining tables, WIFI and satellite TV, just in case. Local wineries are abundant as well! Mid-week, these vacation rentals can be very budget friendly as well. Enjoy a campfire with others if you choose! Perfect for reunions, family gatherings and weddings.

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Stay tuned for additional pet friendly properties!

Get your New York vacation on!

Get ready to garage the snowblowers and shovels and get ready for a great summer vacation in the Adirondacks, Catskills, or Finger Lakes Regions of New York. The RentNewYorkCabins.com selection of vacation rentals is pretty light right now, but we just launched. The rental owners who have signed up with us have some pretty amazing properties. Stop by and tour of some unique New York rentals. Nothing beats the vacation experience found in New York Cottages, Cabins, lodges and Chalets. We will be uploading more listings in the weeks ahead, so look for a new listing updates.

Have you always stayed at hotels? Are you new to renting cottages and cabins? You are in for a treat. Most property rental rates are similar to hotels, but you get lots of extra amenities when renting cabins and cottages. Many factors drive price: where and how long you want to rent, the number of bedrooms and capacity, lakefront VS off water, and whether you bring a dog. If you are fortunate to experience a lakefront vacation, expect the dock, rowboat (or) canoe, firepit, deck and outdoor grill to be included. Rental owners do a great job to make you vacation memorable. So memorable in fact, that you’ll make the cottage-getaway an annual event.

Get your Search on now though. Summer availability is dwindling. RentNewYorkCabins.com map of vacation rentals is handy tool. Just zoom in to your favorite location(s) and check out the area rentals. Our selection will grow!

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RELAX. ENJOY YOUR SEARCH. YOU’RE ON CABIN TIME NOW.