You are not seeing things! You can rent a clothes dryer while you are on vacation. Lots of beach cottages do not have washers and dryers. This portable, compact electric clothes dryer moves on rollers and plugs into a standard U.S. 3-prong 110 volt electrical outlet. This dryer does NOT have to be vented to the outside. It does take about 2 hours to dry a full load, so longer than a full size dryer of course, but waaaaay faster than hanging stuff to dry and it is super energy efficient so no need to worry about the electric bill; electrical usage is negligible.