The short-term rental market continues to grow exponentially with both supply and demand at an all-time high. Domestic travel, especially in drive-to markets, remains steady even in the current economic climate. To get a better understanding of what guests look for when booking a vacation, we dove into the numbers. 

Using 6 months of proprietary data (January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022) from AvantStay.com and over 25,000 vacation rental bookings, we learned more about where guests want to travel, how they’re traveling, and what matters to them most during their stays. 

  • Big Bear – top destination booked  
  • December – most popular month booked  
  • Family vacation – top reason for booking  
  • 72 days – average booking lead time 

Most sought-after destinations 

Nashville vacation rental home by AvantStay

These destinations reigned supreme as travelers planned their getaways in the first half of 2022. Country music fans flocked to Nashville and snowbirds headed south and out west to escape the cold. Here are the top 10 most searched-for destinations on the AvantStay platform: 

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Oregon Coast, OR
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Big Bear, CA
  6. Oahu, HI
  7. Lake Tahoe, CA
  8. Coachella Valley, CA
  9. Destin, FL
  10. Temecula, CA

Get to know our guests 

We combine the amenities of a hotel with the comfort and privacy of a home, creating the premier vacation rental platform for group travel. We’ve hosted over 750,000 guests in groups of all sizes, but here’s a snapshot of an average AvantStay reservation:

  • 4.5 days – average length of stay
  • 6 – average number of guests per booking 
  • Wednesday – most popular day to book a trip

Interested in more vacation rental trends and what AvantStay guests consider “must haves” when booking a stay? Check out our complete 2022 Vacation Rental Trends report for the top amenities filtered for and more!

Published by Anna Ellison

With over six years of content marketing experience, Anna is a writer on the AvantStay team. Throughout her career, she’s given brands a voice and told stories across diverse industries including broadband, fintech, hospitality, mobile apps, and real estate.

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