Rental home for the holidays

LOS ANGELES -- Oakwood Worldwide, a provider of corporate apartments, is offering furnished apartment rentals for the holiday season.

The company, which is based in Los Angeles, launched its Family Place to Stay apartment rentals in early November.

The apartments are available through Jan. 5.

Oakwood apartments, which come in one- and two-bedroom varieties, are located in several U.S. facilities and are furnished with fully equipped kitchens; separate living and bedroom areas, and technological gadgets like big televisions and VCRs.

Currently, locations include Oakwood buildings in Miami, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, among others. Apartment rentals are not offered in New York or San Francisco.

Oakwood normally concentrates on the corporate market, but it does rent its apartments to leisure or long-term travelers.

According to the firm, Family Place to Stay is an option for families on vacations, as prices tend to be cheaper than time-shares, and the apartments are larger than most hotel rooms.

Depending on the city, rates range from $60 to $110 per night, not including tax, and stays must be for a minimum of five days.

Agents receive a $100 referral bonus for bookings.

For information, call (800) 259-6914 or check out the Web site at www.oakwood.com.

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