Curated Resources for Creating the Extraordinary Vacation Retreat
Duysen's living room in Antwerp with Stockholm Rug

17 Stunningly Affordable Ikea Finds Your Vacation Rental Guests Will Gush Over

Over the past couple of years, I’ve recommended various Ikea products to my vacation rental clients, and if you follow me on Facebook, you'll often see Ikea suggestions. I do this because Ikea has some really useful and beautiful things for extremely low prices. And this is always the goal in decorating vacation rentals: find [...]

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Home Monitor Point

How to Softly and Politely Ensure Your Vacation Rental Guests Behave

Let me ask you a question: if you could remotely monitor your vacation rental without invading your guests' privacy - meaning no cameras or recorders - would you do it? How about keeping track of unexpected noises, comings and goings to and from your home, and the presence of smoke or other contaminants when no [...]

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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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