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Self catering in the USA

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couchparsnip · 14/11/2021 17:23

Is there a site/company that does this? Something along the lines of Cottages.com in the UK?

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Thethingswedoforlove · 14/11/2021 17:26

No idea about more general sites but we stayed here: www.pilgrimvillage.com/ as per a mn recommendation and it was amazing! So cheap and really lovely. Basic enough but we just really loved it. Still in touch with a family we met there. It’s in Cape Cod.

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SalsaLove · 14/11/2021 17:27

You might try Booking.com but self-catering holidays aren’t a big thing in the U.S.

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HelloKittySkittles · 14/11/2021 17:29

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haggisaggis · 14/11/2021 17:29

Weneedavacation.com for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
VRBO.com (used to be HomeAway.com) for US (and rest of the world)
I’ve used both.

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CMOTDibbler · 14/11/2021 17:34

If you are looking for urban stays, places like Homewood Suites or other 'long stay' hotel places are great. You get a nice kitchenette and sitting area but also use of the pool or whatever and sometimes a free breakfast

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BlueCowWonders · 14/11/2021 17:36

@SalsaLove

You might try Booking.com but self-catering holidays aren’t a big thing in the U.S.

Completely untrue!

What a bizarre thing to say.
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couchparsnip · 14/11/2021 18:11

We want to do a few days in New York (probably in a hotel there) and then travel down the east coast staying in self catering places and ending up in DC.

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SalsaLove · 14/11/2021 18:16

Yeah, except it’s neither untrue or bizarre. I’ve been an American for 53 years and can say for a fact that self-catering holidays aren’t a big thing.

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Quaver5 · 14/11/2021 18:28

Wow wasn’t the experience we had in New England. Seemed to be self catering central. Op we did that and self catered in Cape Cod, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Hoards of choice, more than U.K. We used Weneedavacstion, Home and Away, AirBnB which seem more widely used than U.K., motels with kitchens and holiday cottages in all sorts of places that crop up when you google. Can give you recommendations if you need it.

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SenecaFallsRedux · 14/11/2021 18:40

@SalsaLove

Yeah, except it’s neither untrue or bizarre. I’ve been an American for 53 years and can say for a fact that self-catering holidays aren’t a big thing.

Well, I've been an American far longer than that, and I can say that they are. Obviously, it depends a lot on the individual, and perhaps the locations, but we do self-catering for almost all of our vacations as does everyone I know. We often use //www.vrbo.com.
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SenecaFallsRedux · 14/11/2021 18:44

OP, once you know your locations, you can also check with local realtors. In popular locations, they often have a vacation properties section that might have listings that the online sites don't.

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MaisyMary77 · 14/11/2021 18:50

We’ve self catered many times in Orlando and Lake Tahoe. Have always had a lot of choice. We’ve used VRBO, James Villas, Booking.com. They’re just a few of the sites we’ve gone through.

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couchparsnip · 14/11/2021 18:58

Recommendations would be great!

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couchparsnip · 14/11/2021 18:59

Sorry that was a reply to @Quaver5

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couchparsnip · 14/11/2021 19:02

Thanks I will check out the sites. Is Air B&B OK. I 've had a bad experience with them in the UK.

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SenecaFallsRedux · 14/11/2021 19:29

@couchparsnip

Thanks I will check out the sites. Is Air B&B OK. I 've had a bad experience with them in the UK.

We've used Air B&B with no issues, but I have found that many of the same properties are also on VRBO. We tend to use VRBO mainly because we have been using it for a long time, often going back to the same properties. It predates Air B&B.
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Quaver5 · 14/11/2021 19:58

cottageplaceonsquam.com/
New Hampshire

www.stowemotel.com/
Vermont- we had an apartment

www.sebasco.com/
Has cottages


www.weneedavacation.com/
We had a lovely cottage in Brewster. There is such a massive range of sizes and places you’d be best typing in your details. Discount any without loads of good reviews.

cromwellharbor.com/
Had a room with a kitchen

Even self catered in NYC
www.affinia.com/gardens-suites-hotel/

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Quaver5 · 14/11/2021 19:59

Brewster was on Cape Cod

Cromwell Harbour Motel is in Bar Harbour Maine

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BritWifeInUSA · 15/11/2021 01:39

Might be helpful to know where you are going. I vouch give you the babe if some places/companies in my state of the neighboring states but if you’re going to be 3000 miles away on the east coast it won’t be much use to you.

VRBO are pretty good although I find their pricing and payment policy to be a bit weird.

We have stayed in cabins with KOA that had small kitchens. They are on the basic side but they are usually in really scenic locations and the times we have used them it was for the location, not the great facilities.

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BritWifeInUSA · 15/11/2021 01:40

“I could give the name” that should say

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Chenga · 15/11/2021 01:42

@couchparsnip

We want to do a few days in New York (probably in a hotel there) and then travel down the east coast staying in self catering places and ending up in DC.

Airbnb is your best bet here
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NoSleepTil · 15/11/2021 02:44

While I’ve not been an American for quite as long as SalsaLove, I’ve been on quite a few self catering vacations, in a half dozen or so states. We use AirBnb, and have had no problems

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Nandocushion · 15/11/2021 03:31

We also did lots of self catering hols in the USA, though I agree with a PP that the longstay hotels are a good option, usually with laundry, gym and pool, and often work out cheaper than an airbnb (and without the cleaning and booking fees). Staybridge Suites etc.

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