Hotel alternatives are a great way to save money while traveling. The most important thing you need to remember when booking through any of these rental companies is to book early. The best and cheapest places usually get book one year in advance, so be prepared to jump on a place if you find the perfect one.
HomeAway is a great alternative to Airbnb with over 2,000,000 vacation rentals around the world. The site offers everything from cabins, condos, castles to villas. HomeAway is perfect for larger group travel or large families traveling together.
VRBO is very similar to Airbnb, as it is homes for rent by owner. The platform is typically best for week long vacation rentals and you are able to sort by style of houses including bungalows, cabins or cottages.
A much more expensive option, but great for inspiration if you cannot decide where to travel to next is The Thinking Traveler. The Thinking Traveler offers high end homes for rent to large groups.