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Homes Away From Home

In the past, if you wanted to rent a house for a vacation, you had to either know a friend of a friend who was renting or go through a realtor. Now, airbnb allows people to list their homes for rent …

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In the past, if you wanted to rent a house for a vacation, you had to either know a friend of a friend who was renting or go through a realtor. Now, airbnb allows people to list their homes for rent as though they were hotel rooms. the result: you can experience the beautiful properties for a lot, lot less.

This Little Compton house, overlooking the Sakonnet River, is a private getaway. The two bedroom, two bathroom cottage sleeps four people, and has a fireplace, waterfront balconies and an outdoor shower. The best part? It rents for $300 a night. 

Rent a beach compound in Westport. A cozy main house and linked guest cottage sleep six adults for just $170 a night. For that, it’s almost worth it just to have early morning beachfront access to Horseneck, just down the road.

Own a boat, just for a night. A 27’ Catalina sailboat, floating in new Bedford’s pope Harbor, is available to rent for $100 nightly. it’s a totally creative take on a one-night getaway.