This one was very hard to find, and I’m feeling the pain felt by other travelers trying to search VRBO.com for rentals. The search feature was changed earlier this year so that the results would bring the viewer to the same index pages where you may further break down your sort by number of bedrooms, how many the property sleeps, photos (default), and also by availability. That’s great! However, now it’s not a free text search. It searches first by destination and then by amenities, such as property type (house, cottage, condo, etc.), and anything else that may be listed under the Features & Amenities section of the listing. It will not find random words in the headlines or descriptions.
I tried using Google to search free text. For example: “VRBO, Maryland, 2BR, cottage, historic, charming” and then clicking on “More results from VRBO.com”. That worked fairly well, but it was cumbersome. Today I thought of something different that helped as far as searching headlines at least. I made a very broad search for just “Maryland, 2BR” in the Search by Destination/Amenities field on VRBO.com. The results were numerous, which was exactly what I wanted for my next step… F3 (CTRL + F)! I told my computer to find “historic” among these results. BAM! There it was.
This 2BR/1BA has a lot of white inside, but it’s pulled together enough to keep it’s charm. This search was extremely difficult because so many houses were very white and downright bare inside. Even houses that had beautiful curb appeal were just blah inside. Between the white walls and the early 80s or grandma decor, oh man! I was just not impressed with the listings I was finding in Maryland, and that really surprised me. Once I clicked on this listing, I knew I found the perfect fit for me!