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A residence other than the owner's primary residence that is used for vacations or other recreational purposes. A vacation home is often rented to tenants during times when the owner is not using it. For example, if a person in Connecticut owns a winter home in Florida, this is a vacation home and may be rented to other persons during the summer. Different tax rules apply for how much interest can be deducted and how much rental income can be declared, depending on how often the owner uses the vacation home, how often it is rented, and how often it is unoccupied.