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Sprawling, Seaside Edgarton Estate in Travel Luxe

Located on Martha’s Vineyard, this Edgarton Estate is an American classic.  From the nautical wood shingled exterior to the luscious green lawn, guests will feel as if they stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting. The luxurious and spacious seaside haven sprawls across two acres of land... Read more

1 week ago by katiej 0
3 Ways to Keep Everyone Happy on Your Next Multi-Generation Trip in Family Travel Guide

In this day and age, when vacations are few and far between, planning a vacation with the entire family can be both be economical and a lot of fun.  Once the hard part is over (the vacation is planned), you can sit back and soak it in because the memories made will deepen the bond between... Read more

1 week ago by amanda.hurley 0
8 Signs That You're A Veteran Vacation Rental Marketer in VR Marketing: Doing More With Less

With the vacation rental industry booming and tons of new people are looking to get in on the action…   It’s becoming more and more clear which owners have a sharpened toolbox when it comes to marketing their property and generating bookings.   You can see it in the... Read more

2 weeks ago by loscuatrotulipanes 0
Your Next Vacation: Home vs Hotel in Family Travel Guide

I’ll admit it, checking into a hotel and having daily maid service is a luxury I look forward to when travelling with my family. As a Mom, there is nothing better than having someone else make your bed, bring you fresh towels and turndown your bed each night. After all, isn’t vacation... Read more

1 month ago by dana.freeman 0
What Are 5 Techniques That Turn Local Expertise Into Bookings? in VR Marketing: Doing More With Less

Somewhere sitting in front of her computer is a vacation rental owner who puts her property online, crosses her fingers, and waits…   And waits… And waits…   Until an inquiry hits her inbox.   I am not going to debunk this scenario because most of you are familiar... Read more

1 month ago by loscuatrotulipanes 0
HomeAway Acquires Glad to Have You to Boost Your Guest Communication in HomeAway Insights

HomeAway is very excited to announce this morning that we have acquired mobile hospitality app developer Glad to Have You™.  The core of their solution is a mobile app that helps vacation rental guests have a great stay by providing them access to useful information about the property... Read more

1 month ago by thale 0
Matt's "Difficulty Rankings" Of Marketing Techniques in VR Marketing: Doing More With Less

1.7 million people are calling for an investigation into the Sochi Olympics this past week, when a Russian figure skater won the gold medal under some very...questionable...circumstances.   The judges in the case of figure skating wield so much power and are not necessarily as honest as we... Read more

1 month ago by loscuatrotulipanes 0
Enhancements on Deck for VacationRentals.com in HomeAway Insights

I’m very proud to share some news for those who list your properties on VacationRentals.com.  By early summer you will find many new and exciting features on your VacationRentals.com listing that have been developed as a result of your feedback on how we can bring more inquiries and... Read more

2 months ago by brian.sharples 2
5 Tips to Plan a Perfect Spring Break Getaway in Family Travel Guide

It feels like winter has been sticking around forever, but I know that spring is just around the corner, and with it comes Spring Break. In my family, we look forward to taking this week off all year. We most often go to South Florida to warm up, but two years ago we used HomeAway to rent two... Read more

2 months ago by erin.gifford 0
Cozy, Spanish West Hollywood Retreat in Travel Luxe

This ultra-private home is in the heart of a desirable WeHo neighborhood. It's the perfect setting for business and leisure travelers alike. It was originally built in 1923 and masterfully remodeled in 2012. The chef’s kitchen includes honed Carrera marble counters, all Viking stainless steel... Read more

2 months ago by beth 0
Easy to make Steak au Poivre in Vacation Rental Living

What is it about food that gives it the power to instill so many memories?  Whether it sets the tone for a memorable vacation or acts as a catalyst to fire up a romantic evening, dinner, done well, is a force to be reckoned with.  This easy to make stovetop steak requires no special... Read more

2 months ago by paul.sidoriak 1
Kidtopia Ski Weekend in Keystone, Colorado in Family Travel Guide

Planning a family ski trip can be tricky. Especially when it involves young children. From the pounds of equipment you have to lug around, to managing ski school, lift tickets and navigating unknown terrain, families can be intimidated by the mountain experience. Crossing as many items off of our... Read more

2 months ago by jessica.dupuy 0
San Miguel de Allende's Dramatic Casa Encantada in Travel Luxe

Casa Encantada enjoys a privileged location in the heart of picturesque, colonial San Miquel de Allende. Casa Encantada's walled gardens, roof terraces, courtyards and classic Spanish architecture have been featured in design magazines.   Outdoors, among the lush gardens, guests find an... Read more

2 months ago by beth 0
Zesty Buffalo Chicken Croquettes for Game Day in Vacation Rental Living

The next time you rent a vacation home to go cheer on your favorite team, I've got the perfect recipe for you to serve up. These easy-to-make bite-sized No-Fry Buffalo Chicken Croquettes are an ideal dish for everyone from fussy foodies to cost-conscious vacationers on the go. Baking the croquettes... Read more

3 months ago by paul.sidoriak 0
My Vacation Rental Marketing Goal For 2014 in VR Marketing: Doing More With Less

“Choose three and only three words to define your goals for the year.”   These were the words I read an article long ago that encouraged marketers of all shapes and sizes to choose three words to live by over the course of 365 days:   The author wrote, "In an effort to tell... Read more

3 months ago by loscuatrotulipanes 0