May 2, 2012

Making your cottage rentals stand up and OUT! An intro to cottage rentals marketing…

How to Rent Your Vacation Home
Making your cottage rentals stand up and OUT! An intro to cottage rentals marketing…
This is a good beginning. These 5 steps will help you start an advertisement, a website, create a brochure, put an ad on the internet, or simply be able to talk about it over the phone. There is no real exact science securing a solid slot of bookings for your entire season. Remember that the economy has hit everyone really hard. You may be asked to negotiate rates with some families, and some instances you may ask for more money depending upon the group’s occupancy level. Above all else, be ethical and practical at the same time to ensure you are putting your best product forward for someone’s vacation. Read more »
March 16, 2012

Benefits For Vacation Rentals Property Owner

How to Rent Your Vacation Home
Benefits For Vacation Rentals Property Owner
If you are an owner of a vacation rentals home or cottage and if you are not able to make good money out of it, then you are not making proper use of your property. We know that it will be very much frustrating to see your business not growing as like other businesses in the industry. But in such condition you need to put in more efforts and market your rental home. If you are not getting good response for your business, you must try going online marketing. You need to have a website and should do good amount of marketing to the same. If you don't own a website, you at least need to have online presence somewhere. Read more »
March 11, 2012

What’s in a View?

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What’s in a View?
Just about everything from the sun, the mountains, the lakefront, and your religious necessities…don’t take views for granted. Always inquire. This will help you understand a bit about your family and what you think your needs might be. Whatever your preferences are for your perfect getaway cottage rental, remember to ask about the view. Chances are, if it is as amazing as it is described the owners will have a photograph of it to share with you Read more »
March 7, 2012

Travelling with Pets and Cottage Rentals is no Puppy Love! My Pet Policy.

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Travelling with Pets and Cottage Rentals is no Puppy Love! My Pet Policy.
Travelling with Pets, it’s not puppy love when your new little pet pukes up his lunch all over your best friend’s brand new imported Persian rug….so why risk your vacation and your wallet by bringing him on vacation to your lovely little cottage rental spot, WITHOUT the consent of the owner??? Read more »
March 1, 2011

Guest gift baskets

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Guest gift baskets
We always leave a basket with wine and crackers. We try to leave local cheese, but it depends on whether the vendor is at the farmer's market and if I can get there. If not local cheese, I try to get something at least from California. Read more »

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