Summer is just around the corner and while that family vacation beckons, who really has time to sift through thousands of Airbnb listings to find just the right one when you’re busy with the end of the school year flurry. Luckily a new vacation rental search engine has arrived to make booking your next trip a snap.

Instead of spending hours price shopping between sites like Home Away and Airbnb, VacationRenter will do all of the legwork for you. In the same way that you can use KAYAK to shop for the best airfares, this new rental booking site will browse through listings across multiple sites to find exactly what you are looking for.

There are no extra fees to book through VacationRenter, all you have to do is log on and enter your destination and the dates that you plan to stay. You will then get listings with images and prices. If you see something you’d like to book, you simply click the link and you’ll be redirected to the site where the listing originally came from, like VRBO, to complete your booking.

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To narrow down the search you can also select from several filters under two categories. First, the home type, which breaks down into 10 choices, like an apartment, house, villa or resort. The other category is amenities, which allows you to select from things like a pool or laundry facilities. All you have to do now is agree on where to go.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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