Which Vacation Rental Amenity Matters the Most?

While today’s vacation rentals are well above competing with hotels, they are very much in competition with other vacation rental homes in the area. The more amenities your property has the better the experience for the traveler and the more repeat guests you will have.   It’s important to know which amenities matter the most … Continue reading Which Vacation Rental Amenity Matters the Most?

The Difference Between Vacation Rental vs Investment Property

If this New Year has your focus on investing in real estate it’s important to know the differences between a vacation rental and an investment property as what it means to own one.   What is a vacation rental? The term vacation rental is used to describe a privately owned furnished home, apartment or condominium … Continue reading The Difference Between Vacation Rental vs Investment Property

How to Appeal to the Eco-Friendly Vacationer

Environmentally friendly or eco-friendly are sustainability terms referring to goods and services that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm done to ecosystems or the environment. In recent years, terms like “going green” and “eco-friendly” are words you hear a lot on talk shows, commercials and product packaging. So it comes as no surprise that a … Continue reading How to Appeal to the Eco-Friendly Vacationer

Topsail Realty Vacations to Take Over Operations of the Historic Loggerhead Inn in Surf City, NC

Surf City, North Carolina – Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company, has taken over management and operations of the historic Loggerhead Inn, a boutique 36-room ocean view motel, located in downtown Surf City on Topsail Island, North Carolina, from Loggerhead Holdings LLC. The inn will be managed through Carolina Retreat’s affiliate, … Continue reading Topsail Realty Vacations to Take Over Operations of the Historic Loggerhead Inn in Surf City, NC

When It Comes To Vacation Homes, Technology Matters A Lot

While not all travelers completely unplug on vacation, respondents to a recent survey say they browse the web and check email less frequently (62%) while on vacation and more than half (54%) would not give up their cell phone for a week in exchange for an extra week of vacation! Their needs go far beyond … Continue reading When It Comes To Vacation Homes, Technology Matters A Lot

Vacation Home Interior & Exterior Checklists

When it comes to what matters most in the interior of a vacation home, kitchens are at the top of the list! Vacationers want the ability to make their own meals and list it as a major factor in choosing a vacation home over any hotel or motel. In fact, 67% said they averaged two … Continue reading Vacation Home Interior & Exterior Checklists

Survey Says…What Today’s Travelers Want in a Vacation Home Rental

More people than ever want to travel the country and when it comes to accommodations they don’t want to settle for a basic hotel room or campground. Private vacation home rentals are becoming more popular than ever not just with Baby Boomers but for Millennials, too. From home-sharing sites to luxury vacation rentals, travelers prefer a … Continue reading Survey Says…What Today’s Travelers Want in a Vacation Home Rental

Is Your Vacation Rental Prepared for a Hurricane?

The recent close call with Hurricane Irma many owners of vacation property questioning how prepared they really are for a big storm. For those who just purchased their first vacation rental, there are things you need to be aware of to keep your home and your guests safe both before the storm and afterwards. The … Continue reading Is Your Vacation Rental Prepared for a Hurricane?

Understanding the Different Property Types

When it comes to choosing a rental property for investment purposes you should clearly understand the terminology. Rentals come in a large assortment of shapes and sizes, ranging from private apartments to spacious villas and homes with a vast number of bedrooms large enough to hold a crowd.   Knowing the variations between the different … Continue reading Understanding the Different Property Types

Well-Stocked Vacation Rentals Get Far Better Reviews

If you think it doesn’t matter what size or type of bar soap you stock your vacation rental with you might want to think again. In today’s market everyone is posting reviews on sites like Google, TripAdvisor and Yelp! among others. You can’t afford to give them any reason to post anything less than a … Continue reading Well-Stocked Vacation Rentals Get Far Better Reviews