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Hollywood Roosevelt's Marilyn's Suite

Transform Your Vacation Rental Into a Bookings Magnet With this Boutique Hotel Formula

Let me ask you a question. How many of you follow boutique hotel trends? Do you pay attention to boutique hotel openings? Browse their websites looking at gorgeous rooms, lobbies and restaurants? Do you google "boutique hotel" and study the images? Boutique hotels open all the time and get lots of media buzz so there [...]

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4 + 5 Tan Tweed Sactional

The #1 Best Vacation Rental Sofa You Can’t Live Without

When I design a vacation rental, and specifically when I choose furnishings, I ask myself the following four questions before buying: Is it beautiful? Is it comfortable? Is it easy to maintain? Is it reasonably priced? If even one of these elements is missing, I give it the axe. The old heave-ho. The requirement of all [...]

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How to Transform Your Cramped Vacation Rental Bedroom into a Spacious Bookings Magnet (without adding square footage)

Several months ago, I wrote a blog post titled, Do Guests Actually Need Closets? Here's an Alternative. And it's Cool. To be honest, it's the least visited post on 1 Chic Retreat. Why? My guess is that readers look at the title and say, "Ahhh, yeah, guests do need closets! Where the heck are they going to [...]

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Cottage in Silverlake

How to Create Viral Bookings Using a Design Blueprint

This post is Part II (find Part I here) of a three-part series on creating a design concept for your vacation rental…… What makes one vacation rental stand out over all the others in an area? What makes their bookings go viral? It’s a tough question, but when you look around, you can't help but [...]

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