Curated Resources for Creating the Extraordinary Vacation Retreat
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WHY YOUR GUESTS STUMBLE AROUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND HOW TO FIX IT

I am a big fan of  special touches in vacation rentals. They make guests feel cared for. Knowing that owners have gone out of their way to make a holiday stay extra special makes people A LOT more likely to leave a glowing review. You know, like a Turkish towel in an ordinary bathroom, a [...]

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THE DECORATING TECHNIQUE YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN USING ALL ALONG IN YOUR VACATION RENTAL

The typical thought process that goes into furnishing a vacation rental is something like this: if you have a low to medium priced home, you buy low to medium priced furniture; if you have a swanky rental, commanding a high nightly price tag, you buy high-end furnishings. This advice is reiterated over and over again [...]

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Enticing Guests to Clean Up your Self Catering Cottage

HOW TO MAKE GUESTS WANT TO CLEAN YOUR VACATION RENTAL (yes, I said that).

Late in 2013, Matt Landau of Vacation Rental Marketing Blog wrote what turned out to be a controversial article, titled Go Big or Go Home. He made the point that vacation rental owners should embrace the fact they are indeed in the hospitality business and should treat their guests accordingly. More specifically, he was asking [...]

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THE ONE BIZARRELY EFFECTIVE COLOR SECRET YOU NEED TO KNOW (NOW) FOR YOUR VACATION RENTAL

People looking for a vacation rental are people with an agenda. Short on patience, intent on skimming, rather than diving deep, they don’t go to a listing site to window shop vacation properties. They are driving 90 miles per hour looking at photo after photo after photo........ Trying to find something halfway pretty. It's not [...]

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