For Urbanites: Airbnb has 500,000 listings in some 33,000 cities, from Parisian pieds-à-terre to New York City brownstones.
For Holiday Rentals: HomeAway and VRBO both have great selections in popular second-home destinations, including ski resorts and beach retreats.
For Sophisticates: Onefinestay lists only high-quality apartments in L.A., London, New York, and Paris—all stocked with extra amenities, including loaner iPhones.
For Hands-On Service: House-rental clubs, such as Portico and Inspirato, have hefty membership fees, but offer concierge services and travel-planning help for people needing extra care.
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