Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Whether it's an excursion to the beach, a trip to the mountains or an outing at your favorite amusement park, the sun and warm weather of summer offer the perfect excuse to take a vacation. Still, the fondest memories from summer vacations are often of the time spent with family and friends.

It should come as no surprise then that more people traditionally stay in a vacation rental in the summer months than during any other time of the year.

Vacation rentals continue to grow in popularity in large part because of the tremendous appeal they have for families and friends traveling together. Unlike hotels, vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes to fit a variety of travel needs, from condos and cabins to beach homes and villas. The typical rental offers multiple bedrooms, allowing larger groups to stay under one roof and share the cost of food and accommodations to save money.

Vacation rentals also allow guests to enjoy some extra space to spread out as well as many of the conveniences of home that they would normally have to do without on vacation, like a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, and a washer and dryer. Perhaps the greatest benefit vacation rentals offer, though, is the ability to spend more time together. From sharing a meal at the dinner table to grilling on the patio to splashing around in a private pool, vacation rentals create a great environment for fun and relaxation.

Despite the growing appeal of vacation rentals, now a $23 billion sector of the travel industry, many Americans have yet to experience the benefits of this travel option. In fact, according to a recent PhoCusWright study, only 12 percent of Americans stay in a vacation rental. Part of the reason may simply be that travelers are unfamiliar with the concept or don't know who to turn to when looking to rent a vacation home.

Professionally managed companies like Wyndham Vacation Rentals help guests experience the best of both worlds—the comfort of home with the service and peace of mind that comes with booking with a leading hospitality company. Rentals booked through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, for example, are all backed by its Vacation Rental Bill of Rights®—a service pledge that ensures renters' most common expectations for quality, comfort and convenience are met.

This summer, in celebration of National Vacation Rental Month, a time when the travel industry turns the spotlight on vacation rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering savings of up to 35 percent at any of its 9,000 properties across the U.S., including some of the most popular beach, mountain and theme park destinations. To take advantage of this great deal and experience the benefits of a vacation rental for yourself, visit www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com.