Eco-Friendly Vacation Rentals
These five properties make it possible to not only treat yourself to a memorable vacation, but will also give Mother Earth a break, too!
5 Bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms/Sleeps 12
Aptly named "Casa Verde" - the house was built as a "demonstration house" to get people talking about green design/building in urban settings, according to the owner; features a 52-foot wind turbine; solar thermal on the roof to preheat the water; and the home was constructed with recycled materials and wood from renewable forests.
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms/Sleeps 4
Constructed from weathering steel and stone; every plumbing fixture is water efficient, from high end Toto dual flush toilets to sensor faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen; built with zero VOC paints and materials, energy efficient insulation, appliances and heating system, recycling bins.
1 Bedrooms/1.5 Bathrooms/Sleeps 2
Thatched-roof cabana; hydro-electric power source and a gravity-fed water filtration system
3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms/Sleeps 11
Near Net Zero Green Home: A high efficiency boiler; solar panels on the roof; recycling bins provided
4 Bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms/Sleeps 8
Modeled after St. John's focus on sustainability; utilizes photovoltaics and wind turbines for power; homeowners encourage electricity and water conservation