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Monday Madness: Win a Vacation Rental for 7 Nights in HI, CA, NV or AZ

When traveling with kids, many families forget to look into vacation rentals which offer a number of conveniences standard hotel rooms lack.  We’ll explain to you what a vacation rental is, how it works and why vacation rentals facilitate a perfect family vacation. Then, you might have a chance to see first-hand why vacation rentals are awesome by entering to win a one-week stay at  a luxurious West Coast property offered by, the sponsor of this post. Ready?


What is a Vacation Rental?

A timeshare is a vacation property that several people buy interests in for use during specified times of the year. When a timeshare owner can’t use their designated weeks, steps in to rent the property for them. This is why prices offered through are great value as they are able to offer the benefits of luxury timeshares to the general public without the big investment or having to sit through those pesky presentations.

Two of our Superoos recently stayed at Sedona Summit and Scottsdale Villa Mirage, both members of the portfolio of timeshare resorts, resort condos and beach homes that fit any size travel group.

Scottsdale Villa Pool

You’ll LOVE the Benefits of a Vacation Rental

Sharing a hotel room with kids usually means that life stops the second they go to bed. There’s total silence, reading only by dim light and tiptoeing to the bathroom in fear if you need to go. Should you toss and turn in the night or let alone cough, junior might wake up ready to party at an unsavory hour causing everyone to feel more tired than necessary the following day. These issues are eliminated by renting a timeshare condo, which typically has a separate living space from the bedroom.

There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep and play comfortably. The baby could nap without being disturbed by older siblings. Usually, at hotels, baby’s nap time is quiet time. With the space here, the older kids were free to play how they wished.

Read Tiffany’s full review of Scottsdale Villa Mirage. During their stay, they even enjoyed a poolside movie night!

Typical amenities include:

  • Exciting resort locations
  • Designer decorated furnishings
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • King size beds
  • Living rooms with a sleeper sofas
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • Stereos and fireplaces
  • Balconies with views
  • Pools, hot tubs and barbeques
  • Family and children activities
  • Fitness centers
  • Bikes, game rooms and laundry facilities

Sedona Summit Kitchen

With multi-generational travel on the rise, vacationing with kids and grandparents is definitely made easier with a two or three bedroom timeshare rental.

What is helps families find luxury condos available for rent by the day or week. The reason why they are able to offer daily rentals is because of the special relationship they have with participating resorts. They are the largest and most-established vacation rental company in the industry.

Need flexibility? With there are no booking fees or change fees and there is a low-price guarantee. If you find a lower rate within 24 hours of booking on another US-based website, they’ll match it and refund the difference.

Check options in the city you’d like to visit or availability at a particular property, by using the easy search box on the home page of’s website. Also, don’t forget to check the resorts for $99 or less section!

We were greeted with smiles and great hospitality. Activities were suggested for our family and assistance provided over the phone whenever required. I felt like staying at a time share property had a different type of atmosphere, there was a greater sense of community and it seemed like many people staying there were there to relax and not hustle around town. This was a nice change from my normal vacation experiences.

Read Elizabeth’s full review of Sedona Summit.

The Steal: Win a 7-Night Stay at a Property!

Carlsbad Inn

Details: One very lucky winner will receive:

8 days and 7 nights at a resort that is listed below.

Maui- Ka’anapali Beach Club
Kauai- The Point at Poipu
Las Vegas- Polo Towers, Desert Paradise Resort
Sedona- Sedona Summit, The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort
Scottsdale- Scottsdale Links
Carlsbad-  Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, Carlsbad Seapointe, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort (excludes summer months of June, July and August)

The travel certificate is good for one year for a one bedroom condo that sleeps 4 and it expires 6/13/14.  Major holidays are excluded. Resorts and availability are subject to change.

Value: $1000-2500 depending on location selected by the winner.

Enter today & everyday for two weeks by filling out the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • The prize is non-transferable
  • Accommodations will be based on space available
  • No cash value
  • Does not include airfare or airport transfer to destination

Rules and Guidelines:

  • No purchase necessary
  • One raffle winner will be selected
  • Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
  • 18 years of age and older
  • US residents only
  • Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email. (Usually 3 days)
  • After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Entry Period: June 3 at 12:00am PST – June 16 at 11:59pm PST.

Special thanks to our sponsor:
5900 Pasteur Court, Suite 150
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(877) 477-7368

What is Monday Madness?

On select special Mondays, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal. It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.



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42 Responses to Monday Madness: Win a Vacation Rental for 7 Nights in HI, CA, NV or AZ

  1. Lesley June 4, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    This is so exciting!

  2. Elena June 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I like The Westin Desert Willow in Palm Desert

  3. Meghan Finley June 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    We’d love to visit Kauai- The Point at Poipu

  4. Colleen McLaren June 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    New to the site, don’t really have a comment. Hope to have a good one soon! It would be awesome to win a trip – badly, desperately needed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Janel Murray June 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    I want to go to Kauai!!!!!

  6. Carol Buchman June 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    While they all look amazing & it would be a tough choice, I think I’d probably choose the Ka’anapali Beach Club in Maui. Although I have to say.. I’m sure I’d be thrilled to stay at any of the other destinations as well! I’ve always wanted to visit Maui and the condos at the Ka’anapali Beach Club look so inviting. They offer a lot of amenities also! Thanks for the chance ResorTime and Trekaroo! 🙂

  7. pat confessore June 5, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    I’d love to go to Sedona

  8. Nicole Carter Weasley June 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL

  9. andrea June 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    cool prize. I think we’d like to go somewhere in California!

  10. Megan r June 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Maui. I actually stayed at that property before and would love to go back!

  11. Stephanie V. June 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Alii Kai Condominiums II

    Kauai, Princeville, HI

  12. © Keryn Means/ walking on travels June 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    NYC and Kauai are always tops on my list. Would love to explore California more though.

  13. Abby @BabyBirdsFarm June 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Great giveaway! I would love to take my family to Kauai. I recently wrote a post about how much I love vacation rentals over hotels in a post on tips when traveling with babies and cloth diapers.

  14. Kathy Blalock June 6, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    I have always dreamed of going to Hawaii and The Point at Poipu looks like the perfect place to stay!

  15. Traci Chriss June 6, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    What a great idea! I would love to visit Maui. I got married there in 1994. I’m very interested in a vacation rental that a timeshare owner cannot use on a particular date. This is definitely the way to take your family on a nice vacation on a budget.

  16. Sarah Hirsch June 6, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    we’d love the Ka’anapali Beach Club

  17. Mary T June 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Would love to get back to Hawaii!

  18. Kathleen June 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I’d love to go to any of those places! Hawaii would probably be my favorite although we love trying new places.

  19. Kat June 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    My family would like to stay at the Westin Kierland Villas in Scottsdale, AZ

  20. villas near Disney World June 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Nice are looking great!

  21. Jon June 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    The Point at Poipu would be stellar!

  22. Adina June 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm #


  23. Sara @ Mom Endeavors June 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    We live in AZ, so that’s an easy option. But, I would LOVE to do Kauai!!!! We honeymooned there and after almost 10 years, we’d LOVE to go back. Staying at a property like that would be amazing!

  24. virginia June 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    we would love a vacation, haven’t had time for the last 3 years

  25. kfloveinme June 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I’ve heard Cabo Azul Resort is wonderful! But I would love to go to anywhere in Hawaii!

  26. Kim Bergeron June 9, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Holy Toledo!!! What a great prize to win!! I’m packing my bags as we speak! I’d be thrilled with any of the destinations!!! Thanks for the opportunity! As my kids say…”You Rock!!!”

  27. Roxy Robertson June 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I would love to win a stay in arizona!

  28. Sharon June 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm #


  29. Reese K June 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Anywhere as they all sound great! If I really had to choose, I guess gotta be Carlsbad…

  30. Julie Bocock June 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Our family would love to visit the Whistler property!

  31. Molly Jo at Frankly, My Dear... June 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    I’d love to stay at either Las Vegas option. I love Vegas, and it’s more family-friendly than people think!

  32. Sue June 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Although its really close to home, I think the Napa Valley one sounds fantastic. Short trip to get there and a great place to visit!

  33. Meredith (@luvmy_babygio) June 11, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Carls bad inn beach resort.. complimentary bikes? Sounds like an amazing way to soak upthe california sun with the family!

  34. Thabal June 13, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Would love to visit Oregon. The “Pines at Sunriver” looks great!

  35. Brandy June 14, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    We’d love the RiverPointe in Napa Valley. Dream!!

  36. S. Carter June 14, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I like the Club 36 Resort in Las Vegas

  37. Disney Vacation Rental Homes June 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Awesome opportunity!

  38. Tricia Andrews June 16, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I think the Sheraton Broadway Plantation in Myrtle Beach looks great!

  39. Amanda Sakovitz June 16, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Maui- Ka’anapali Beach Club

  40. Donna kellogg June 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I would probably choose Carlbad I have a son station in San Diego so it would be great to visit but not worry about intruding 🙂

  41. Thomas Murphy June 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    My family would love the Grande Villas Resort Orlando, FL

  42. Meredith Jones (@meredithbjones) July 8, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    I’m so excited to be the winner! Can’t wait to receive more details about my prize. Thank you!

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