Summer Cabin & Cottage Vacation Rentals
Summer is peak season for cabin and cottage rentals. In most states. Remember that in states like Florida and Arizona the busiest season is Winter. With temperatures in the 70's from November through March, these states find that their tourists come knocking when weather gets cold in the Northeast and Midwest. If you're willing to brave the summer heat in these states, you can often find good deals on cabin rentals between May and September. Likewise, in states where Winter is king, like Colorado and Utah, cabin and chalet rental is often much less expensive during the summer months. But if you want a winter retreat in these places, expect to pay top dollar.
Every state is a little different, and different portions of every state are different too. If you want to find a summer cabin or cottage rental within your own state, you're have an advantage in knowing what the vacation migration patterns are of the residents of your state. When looking to rent outside of your home state, you'll need to do a bit of investigating in order to help find available rentals during peak seasons, and deals during off-season.
NOTE: If you're willing to brave the summer heat in these states, you can often find good deals on cabin rentals between May and September. Additionally, in Arizona, during the heat of the summer, you can fly into major hubs, like Phoenix Sky Harbor and head to the northern half of the state and find much cooler daytime temps in cities like Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, and Showlow. Cabin rentals are plentiful near these beautiful mountain towns.
Some of the most popular places for summer rentals are:
• Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Traditionally the playground for the well-to-do, this stunning coast and stylish communities have their own unique charm that has been drawing summer beachlovers for decades.
• Southern California. Including San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Los Angeles. Additionally Southern California is the home to some of the country's busiest theme parks like Disney land, Legoland, Knottsberry Farm,Sea World, Six Flags and Universal Studios.
• Hawaiian Islands. Beaches, crystalline waters, shopping, dining and fabulous weather have been luring summer vacationers here for decades. Add an active volcano to the mix and you've got the making for one hot summer vacation.
• Orlando, Florida home of Disney World and Epcot Center.
• Chicago is the summer vacation spot for Midwesterners. Whether it's because of it's world class restaurants, hotels, and shopping, the relaxing Lake Michigan beaches, or simply because it's a reasonable drive or inexpensive flight from most midwest cities, is anyone's guess, but no matter the reason, it's a fine choice.
Here are some less-known places to find a summer rental:
• Small town California communities like Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach, Oceanside, and La Jolla are delightful towns that are just off the beaten path and still fun and dazzling places to find a summer rental.
• Sleeping Bear Dunes along the shores of Lake Michigan is a stunning spot. Glen Lake, a much smaller lake, lays just one mile inland and ther are beautiful cottage rentals & inns available here.
• Minnesota's North Shore along Lake Superior is stunning. Not just in summer either. Fall and the changing of the leaves is exquisite too, but summer months offer warm days and cool nights with huge opportunities to find cabin and cottage rentals. Explore waterfalls, go whale-watching, or just picnic along stretches of cobblestone beaches.
• Steamboat Springs in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is a charming western town sheltered by the dramatic scenery of North America's most impressive mountain range. The town itself is delightful and fun in it's own right and the surrounding landscape hold equal opportunities for exploration and relaxation.