Time is running out before the end of summer and the last chance to sneak in one final vacation before the warm weather draws to a close. The month of August has temperatures that are steadily comfortable and an abundance of vegetation allows for some of the best opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitats. While you want to make the most out of this summer season, check out these rentals that are top rated.
In the Okanagan and Alberta, Canada
These vacation rentals are set in Canada’s warmest region, the Okanagan Valley, which is home to some of the country’s best wineries, freshest produce and most spectacular views; and from majestic mountains to rolling rivers and wide-open prairies capped by a beautiful blue sky, Alberta is also a vacation heaven you wouldn’t want to miss. There’s so much to do – whether you’re looking for a romantic lakeside escape or a fun family-friendly vacation, adventure or a little rest and relaxation, these rentals will make your trip a memorable one.
1. Westbank, West Kelowna
This beautiful Okanagan apartment rental will definitely make you feel at home. It’s an entry level unit making it perfect for anyone who hates the stairs! I sometimes do, hah! It has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom completely updated, stainless steel appliances, and a kitchen where you can cook your magic for your special one or the whole family, and I mean even your four-legged friend.
Enjoy a bottle of wine you bought from one of the wineries of the region, like Honeymoon Meadery, while lounging at the deck and loving the view.
Visit downtown Kelowna, get a tan at City Beach, or take a boat tour of Lake Okanagan. For the kids, take them to the floating play centre then have lunch or dinner at The Blind Angular where you can eat right over the water.
I could go on and on but one thing is for sure, no one is in the Okanagan, and you will be back for more.
2. Toovey Heights, East Kelowna
With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home rental is perfect for a family or group of 6! It also provides the conveniences of your own home, what else can you ask for? There’s a kitchen, a living room, and a laundry room! (No need to go home with stinky clothes.) Organize a BBQ party on the private patio while taking in the views of the mountains, Okanagan Lake, and orchards. No wonder it’s in the top 10!
3. Kalamalka Lake, Central Okanagan
If you’re looking to experience an outdoor vacation, this cabin in Kalamalka Lake, which is one of the best swimming and water skiing lakes in B.C., is the perfect place for you. This rental can accommodate up to 7 guests with a dining room, living room and a master bedroom that shows panoramic views of Kalamalka Lake. All basic amenities are available, so all you have to do is get settled and cooking while eating at the water’s edge on a dock. Near the cabin is the Kalamalka Provincial Park. Enjoy mountain, biking and hiking trails. So for those wanderers who love staying outside and moving, better include this in your must-stay places when traveling to the Okanagan!
4. Canmore, Alberta Rockies
Are you interested in entertainment and personal reflection? This mountain home rental has its own yoga/meditation room aside from an open concept gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room, balconies, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Talk about going on a luxurious vacation! You can also relax by the fire place or soak in the hot tub. Looking for things to do? Casale Place is a nice neighborhood. There’s also wildlife, walkway and bike paths, explore the woods or walk by the river, and practice your swing on the golf course – all of these are in close proximity.
In Kissimmee & Davenport, U.S.A.
Kissimmee is next door to the exciting attractions and theme parks of Orlando, and has many offerings of its own. Thrill-seekers can go on helicopter rides, jet ski, zip-line, fly warplanes and speed across in airboats. Conversation lovers will enjoy Gatorland or kayaking on Shingle Creek or Lake Toho to see gators in the wild. Rich in human history, find out more in local museums, a pioneer village or cultural tours. Davenport is the place to stay if you want to relax and get away from the crowd after being with the crowd. It’s a quiet little town where you can golf in Highlands Reserve Golf Club and Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club. It’s a great jumping-off point to visit places like Disney World, Legoland, Epcot, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World and Wet & Wild Water Park in Orlando, just a short drive away.
Wouldn’t you want to have a vacation near the place of happiness? This villa rental is only 15 to 20 minutes from Disney World! Enjoy a taste of Hawaii in Florida because this home has its own private pool and spa backing on to water. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a maximum of 10 people can luxuriously and comfortably stay in this villa. Make use of the executive grade kitchen, upscale furniture and a video room for the kids and the kids at heart. This resort style home has a great combination of location, amenities and space.
You’ll definitely love this villa rental with an executive style that is larger and much better appointed than most properties offered for rent in the area. If you have a big group or family, this villa is arranged on two floors and can accommodate up to 12 guests comfortably! With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, parking stalls, living room with Playstation, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and private heated pool. It’s the perfect combination of comfort and entertainment for your vacation.
In Maui, Hawaii
Who could ever forget Hawaii for summer vacations? August tends to be a more laidback month for Maui, and as the summer winds down, everyone is at the beach – perfect for enjoying the Friday Night Town Parties and entertainment around the island. Catch the night parties in four Fridays at Wailuku Town Party (Central Maui), Lahaina Town Party (West Maui), Makawao Town Part (Upcountry), Kihei Town Part (South Maui).
Nothing beats staying at a rental while being a few feet away from the pool and the beach! This condo rental unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with fantastic views of the beach located in Maalaea Bay. If you want to stay away from the crowds and the traffic, this place is great due to its building location on a cul-de-sac. Complete with a living room, a high-end kitchen and amenities. I can already imagine sitting down with my breakfast, a cup of coffee while looking out the ocean and watching the sunrise. There’s also easy access to restaurants, stores, and scuba diving. This rental is for a maximum of 6 guests really emphasizes the word paradise.
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta or just Vallarta to most people and locals, is one of Mexico’s most enticing coastal destinations. Backed by lush palm-covered mountains and stretching around the sparkling blue Bahia de Banderas, you can just laze on the dazzling sandy beaches, wander the picturesque streets and quirky shops. During the day, go on a boat trip, horseback riding and diving trips, and after sunset, Vallarta takes on a new identity with a pumping night life. For a fun-filled vacation, choose from one of the rentals perfect for that Mexican trip before summer ends.
8. Sea River Tower, Puerto Vallarta
This unit overlooks the resort style pool and one of the best white sand beaches in Puerto Vallarta. The condo rental in the resort offers 3 pools, swim-up bar, tennis courts, a gym, and more activities! Take in the panoramic views of the Banderas Bay, Sierra Madre Mountains and Mismoloya from your room and the balcony. It can accommodate up to 4 guests and is perfect for a romantic getaway for moms and dads, while the kids enjoy the amenities of the hotel or for double date vacations. If you don’t want the hassle of renting a car to enjoy your vacation, buses and taxis can take you anywhere you want right from the front door! Discuss with the rental owner, within the grace period, about purchasing discounted food or drink passes to further enjoy restaurants and bars! *Wink! You’re a total winner in this condo rental with a package!
9. Grand Venetian, Puerto Vallarta
It may be a 1 bedroom condo rental but it can sleep 4 people comfortably and has a patio that is one of the largest in the complex! It has everything you can possibly need – a kitchen complete with amenities, a bathroom, living room, laundry room and dining room. Lounge and enjoy playing video games or watch your favorite movie or show on Netflix. The building has 3 pools, a movie theater, billiard room, gym, beach access, snack bar, and a child play area. It really deserves a spot on the top 10.
10. Puerto Vallarta
Check out this condo studio with a private terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains while sipping coffee or wine. It’s a really lovely place for couples or parents who needs to spend some alone time away from the kids. The rental comes with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, cable TV so you won’t miss your favorite show, and new furniture with modern design. Get your walking shoes ready because almost everything is at walking distance like the best restaurants. Or you can ride the bus or taxi to relax at the Camarones Beach.
No matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, be with the crowd or spend some quiet time away from it all, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has the accommodation for everyone in different parts of the world. So what are you waiting for? Book with us for an unforgettable trip!