Wyndham Vacation Rentals Shares Seven Reasons Why Rentals Offer a Better Way to Get Away
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Jul 21, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- In celebration of National Vacation Rental Month, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands /quotes/zigman/426560/delayed/quotes/nls/wyn WYN +1.01% , is sharing seven reasons why vacation rentals offer travelers a better way to get away. Celebrated each July, the most popular month for vacation rental stays, National Vacation Rental Month recognizes the many benefits of this accommodation option, from more space and greater value to increased privacy and in-home amenities. "What better time than National Vacation Rental Month to highlight the vacation rental experience," said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. "Recent studies show that vacation rentals give guests more for their money by letting them eat in, pack less, and spread out, all while enjoying a relaxing vacation with family and friends. It's this total package that allows for a truly memorable time. With our National Vacation Rental Month deals, travelers still have time to experience the benefits first-hand this summer and save on stays in some of the country's top destinations." Wyndham Vacation Rentals highlights the following seven benefits of staying in a vacation rental:
1. Vacation rentals give travelers more for their money. The average price
per bedroom per day of a vacation rental is only $69 USD, vs. the
$112.45 USD average for a hotel room. In addition, vacation rentals
offer an average of 2.7 bedrooms, making them a great option for
families and larger groups looking to stay together under one roof and
share vacation costs.
2. Vacation rentals provide more vacation space. The average square footage
of a vacation rental is 1,850, whereas hotels only average 325, giving
guests extra space to spread out. Eighty-one percent of guests stay in a
vacation rental for more living space.
3. Vacation rentals offer fully-equipped kitchens. Eating out on vacation
can add up quickly, both in calories and costs. Most vacation rentals
include fully-equipped kitchens, allowing guests to prepare some meals
themselves. Dining in can save guests up to 75 percent and help cut
calories by 50 percent.
4. Vacation rentals save time with multiple bathrooms. Eighty-two percent
of the vacation rentals that Wyndham Vacation Rentals manages have two
or more bathrooms. Since Americans on average spend 33 minutes in the
bathroom each day, this benefit can save families valuable time and
stress while on vacation.
5. Vacation rentals help cut down on baggage. The average price for one
checked bag on a roundtrip flight is $46.42 USD, making the decision of
what to pack for vacation an important one. Many vacation rentals offer
in-unit washers/dryers, helping guests pack less and save on baggage
fees or room in the car. Forty-two percent of travelers choose vacation
rentals for this convenient amenity.
6. Vacation rentals offer pet-friendly travel options. Each year,
approximately 29 million people travel with their pets, making pet-
friendly accommodations an important travel option. With many of the
advantages of home like more space and privacy, vacation rentals can
help maintain some of the familiarity and routine that some pets crave.
Many even offer private outdoor space like decks and fenced-in back-
7. Vacation rentals give travelers the comforts of home. From the in-home
amenities, like kitchens and washers/dryers, to the extra space and
privacy, vacation rentals can help travelers feel at home on vacation.
In fact, three in five travelers choose vacation rentals for the home-
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About Outer Banks Real Estate Mike and Stacy Siers Howard Hanna
We could give you the scripted bio, but it is the age of Google. Believe me when I say if you are online, you can be found. I want to tell you what you may not know.
Stacy and I have been together for most of our lives. We enjoy being around each other so much we work together. I like to say she keeps me balanced. I have been fortunate to work for many people and companies throughout the Mid Atlantic region and feel that experience has helped me understand people and situations. I have been doing sales for about 20 years, construction during 10 of those years and have managed a few companies along the way. Stacy, operated a HVAC company, managed retail and restaurants. Stacy started in Real Estate in 2008, not the best time if you dare to remember the real estate crash. She motivated me to get my license in 2009 and I started in 2010. I looked at the bad real estate market as an opportunity. A time to learn the market from the bottom up. A time to learn how to sell real estate when no one could buy it. In one of my past jobs, I learned the who, what, whens and hows of sales. I could move products! When I bought my first house out of college, I learned this was one of the most important purchases I would ever make. So when we work with clients, it is about them. We want to know why you are looking, how you want to use the house or what you are selling. What memories you have made from this house. We believe real estate is about people and relationships. We are fortunate to build friendships through real estate. It usually means we go to a lot of dinners in the summer when folks are down. (I really love that part)
The wrap up, Stacy and I won't sell you a house on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. We will work with you, share our knowledge, provide facts and dig for information on every home you are interested in and hopefully grab a bite to eat and share the memories you are making!
"December 9, 2013…My husband & I closed today on our OBX property. If you’re like me, you spend countless hours each year searching the web for properties for sale, watching home shows on HGTV, attending open houses unrepresented leaving false contact information, and discussing ad nauseam about someday owning property at the beach. So, to all you DIY-ers, your SOMEDAY is TODAY…well, it’s ours! We were fortunate to have had Mike Nolan represent us. During an early search, I found the perfect property, fell in love, and was sadly disappointed after I learned that it was under contract. Unfortunately, some property websites do not contain current MLS information. Our silver lining was the day Mike contacted us through one of our many searches. Mike offered his assistance…no contract, no pressure…with access to his comprehensive website with up-to-date MLS information. After many discussions as to what we were looking for, Mike encouraged us to drive down and take a look at a few properties. We found another property and put in an offer. Our offer was accepted. However, during the due diligence period, we uncovered a lot of repairs. We backed out of that transaction, but I was happy we had the opportunity to get started with the process of home ownership because it strengthened my reserve for the first property I fell in love with. I asked Mike to look into that property because it showed up as an active MLS listing. Mike made a few calls and was able to find out that the property was under contract but the deal fell through. Then, I knew that that property was meant for us. I fell in love all over again. The next day, Mike toured the property and gave us a firsthand account of the property. Seamlessly, Mike navigated us through the process one more time. His knowledge of the market was nothing less than a PRO. His people-skills were unparallel. His personalized attention was extraordinary. His expert contacts in their respective fields, from lenders to contractors to insurance brokers, effortlessly got the job done! Eventually, DIY-ers you have to put your trust in someone for that someday and this DIY-er put her trust in Mike Nolan.
Karen McElwee, proud to be an OBX property owner