Four affordable rental retreats
Bring a crowd to share the costs (and the cooking) at these relaxing vacation spots.
Tue May 10 2011
Photograph: courtesy of VRBO.com
Green retreat in the Catskills
Using solar panels for electricity and a geothermal system for cooling and heating, this ten-person haven caters to eco-conscious urbanites who don't want to forgo air-conditioning. The nine-acre plot encompasses an orchard and a vegetable garden, plus a large freshwater swimming pond fed by mountain springs. Soak up the sun on the deck, or spend an hour honing your swimsuit bod in the property's fully equipped gym. (212-686-1661, vrbo.com/225436). Starts at $600 per night.