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2021 Academy Award winning movies inspire getaways to these vacation rental spots

You might be staying safe a home, catching up on Academy Award winning movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of someday traveling to cinematic places.

The clever folks at Portland-based Vacasa watched the Oscar victors and matched some of the film locations to one of the 25,000 properties the vacation rental company manages across the U.S.

Their thinking: “This past year in particular, movies have been an essential escape. We’ve … [been] transported to worlds of nomadic living, jazz riffs and historic cultural shifts. … We thought we’d take that escapism to the next level.”

Vrbo,

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Vacation rental occupancy in March tops hotels again

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Multiple vacation rental scams reported in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Police Department received multiple reports of vacation rental scams from online sites.

Officers confirmed that in one case, a house was advertised for rent on Facebook Marketplace. When the victim contacted the person about renting the home, they were emailed a fake lease to sign and given instructions on how to wire money for rent and the security deposit through Zelle or other cash apps.

The victim was scammed out of their vacation funds, according to CCPD.

You can protect yourself from possible fraud by only renting from property management companies you have

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Summer Vacation Rental Bookings, Prices Soar in US

It may not be so easy to book a vacation this year: Rental listings are flying off the market, and prices are soaring. (iStock)

After a year of putting travel plans on hold, Americans are eager to embark on their next trip. But finding a place to stay domestically may not be as easy as in years past.

By the end of March, 90 percent of vacation homes listed on Vrbo in the Jersey Shore and Cape Cod were booked for July, the New York Times reported. Compare that to 2019, when more than 30 percent of the listings in

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The Best Vacation Rental Sites to Book Your Summer Vacation

As vaccines are rolled out and cities open up, you’re probably starting to think about where to take your first post-pandemic vacation. Whether you’re trying to get as far from home as possible or you want to stay close and ease into it, an inevitable task is finding a place to stay.

In 2021, the traveler has more options than ever when it comes to finding a place. You could stay in a hotel room, a cottage, a treehouse, a beach bungalow, a yurt or even rent an RV — if you name it you can find it. Where

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Tourist Charged in Hawaii Vacation Rental Fight That Killed Indian American Man from Pittsburgh | Global Indian

HONOLULU – A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said.

A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said March 31.

Police were called to a Kailua-Kona vacation rental early March 29 where a 30-year-old man wasn’t breathing.

An autopsy showed that Abhishek Gupta of Pittsburgh was strangled, police said.

A preliminary investigation found that an argument between the men turned physical, police said.

Benjamin Fleming, 37, of Pittsburgh and Alexander Germany-Wald, 31, of Boston were

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