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Stylish Short-Term Rentals Perfect for the Dogs Days of Summer

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Summer calls for a vacation and the season's many long weekends offer the perfect opportunities. For those who haven't locked down an out-of-town retreat, here are five simple but stylish destinations from the vacation rentals site Airbnb. Kicking things off is this minimalist getaway in Occidental, Calif. (above). The 500-square-foot, one-bedroom contemporary cabin might be small, but it sits on 24 acres of Sonoma Valley trees and pastures. With all that land, the glass walls offer stunning vistas with a level of privacy that's tough to find in a rental, particularly for $300 per night. The cinderblock construction and simple furnishings help stave off that staid modern look, while a covered porch allows for al fresco dining. Sounds good right? Just watch out for leaping felines!

? Across the country, in Brooklin, Maine, this shingled four-bedroom house offers the quintessential Maine experience at a very reasonable $115 per night. The three-story house formerly functioned as an inn and many of the period details remain, including painted numbers on the bedroom doors, wide-plank wood floors, and beadboard aplenty. There's nothing fancy about the furnishings, but frankly, that's kind of the point.

? Minnesota offers up some charming summer accommodations, some with a more modern twist than you might expect. Within sight of Lake Superior in the town of Two Harbors, The Lookout was completed in 2010 and boasts two bedrooms, one bath, and a contemporary look with bold splashes of color. Though the owners are only renting on a monthly basis at the moment, the price breaks down to just $99 per night.

? This property might look like a tent, but it's a bit more substantial than that. The two-bedroom, wood-frame home was featured in Metropolitan Home in 2007. It boasts a lush front lawn and a secluded setting deep in the woods of upstate New York. Located in Elizaville, N.Y.—two hours north of NYC—the low slung hideaway is a model of simplicity, available for $200 per night.

? For something truly out of the ordinary, this treehouse is for rent not far from San Francisco in Burlingame, Calif. The uninsulated cabin is surprisingly spacious and well finished—the decking is, er, confidence inspiring—but this is still a rustic affair. It was surprising to find a television, but that's what you get when you spend $95 per night to sleep in a treehouse.

· California Architect Glass House [Airbnb]
· Beautiful Rustic Maine Home [Airbnb]
· The Lookout Over The Superior [Airbnb]
· Romantic and stylish upstate cabin [Airbnb]
· Treehouse Overlooking SF Bay [Airbnb]