The right vacation rental lets you live like a local—if only temporarily. Here, the tips on how to protect yourself when renting and avoiding online scams.
Renting a villa is a terrific value proposition right now. Given the current economy, many second-home owners are offering their properties for the first time, and the increased supply means better deals. A large family can stay in a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse for less than the cost of an equivalent number of hotel rooms.