It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Mira Riverfront Getawat!
We're going to get right into it, and the timing is perfect because we *just* made a YouTube video about this! (shameless plug... find us on YouTube and hit that subscribe button), and Mira Riverfront Getaway is a shining example... VIP program for repeat guests!
Their VIP program is for their *regulars*: guests who return each year to one of their properties. To meet VIP status, you must stay a minimum of three nights in a calendar year for three consecutive years in a row. To show their appreciation, their regulars will receive advance booking, access to our summer calendar for the following year before the release date, a welcome basket and gift, and 10% off bookings made at least six months in advance.
Umm... how amazing is that!?
Please go to their Instagram, give them some love, check out their website, check out their VIP program, and we STRONGLY encourage you start one for yourself today! Well...
It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing On Waters Edge!
This Gatlinburg, TN cabin is taking the whole cabin vibes thing all the way
Here's an interesting tidbit: a guest painted them a beautiful picture of the water from their deck, and gifted it to the host. Little did she know, the host was having a 12 hour brain surgery the same day the guest was painting this one-of-a-kind painting during her stay
There's a lot of chatter on social media about guests being messy or breaking things, but we don't always hear these kinds of stories: leaving an original piece of art to this host on a day where she really needed it without knowing what was going on in her world is just beautiful.
There are guests enjoying your space all the time, making memories that you may never know about. As we enter a new year with new challenges, we encourage you to lean in and make notes when hosts do something delightful like this. If you have amazing stories, share them on your social...
It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing the Texas Collective These hosts have two properties: an A-frame and a container home. We talk about about this all the time: they are using one instagram account for multiple properties.
We know there's a lot to manage: your life, your property, and social media, so our advice is to try to keep it simple, and The Texas Collective is doing just that.
These properties are G O R G E O U S. We haven't seen a feed this beautiful in a long time. You're going to get lost in it like we did! We love their horseshoe wall (it IS Texas after all ), their meditation area (we haven't seen this much), their cowboy hot tub, and how they've designed their amenities. These properties are just so photogenic, so head on over to their account and get some design and travel inspo!
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It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Becoming Rentable
Now we've had Becoming Rentable on the show before, but we're switching it up a bit this week and we want to highlight them again (it really tied in with our episode! Give it a listen if you haven't already!)
Do us a favor: go to their website and see what you need to do to make your property accessible. Per their website, "there is no one size fits all when it comes to accessibility. Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. While wheelchair accessibility is talked about the most, there's also hearing, vision, autism/IDD, and walker accessibility. That's why we offer 36 filters, so you can customize your own needs and find the best property for you and your family."
Don't count yourself out if you know your property isn't wheelchair accessible! There are other options to get started. Go to their website, fill out your information into their filters, and find out if your property is accessible. The best...
It's time for our first #strsharesunday of 2023! Today we are sharing Lucky Bend Lookout
This week we're paying homage to a host that has been at it for 10 years! When you go to her book direct site, she has a facebook messenger chat that pops up right away. Whether a potential guest decides to utilize it or not, it makes someone know she is attentive and ready to communicate.
Next, and this blew our mind, her website has a popup that offers a free gift, where you can enter your email to get a free map of the best Sonoma County wineries. Sarah is a blogger who writes about Sonoma County and she highlights family trips on her blog, so she's really taken her blogging perspective and married that with her short-term rental.
We love how she weaves what there is to do in her community with her short-term rental! Sarah is chock full of content, so go give her some love on her instagram!
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It’s time for a special Christmas #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing The Brook House VT! What a perfect, cozy spot to share today!
We want to commend Danielle and Ben. They just bought this property this year and are new to hosting. If you go through their feed, they have a lot of before and after pictures. Every bedroom in this beautiful ski home had bunk beds and some sort of twin or queen bed... literally every room in the house had a minimum of 3 beds. Now every room has just ONE bed. No more cramming as many people into this house as possible!
They've done an amazing job renovating this property and getting rid of all of those extra beds. We are very anti heads-in-beds, and we make that pretty clear.
As a sidebar, we had a pretty good laugh last week where we were staying as we tried to make bunk beds. It's no joke! Whoever was turning over this property before Danielle and Ben renovated it probably had a hell of a time making all those bunk beds!
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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Homme Girls
These three sisters just opened their STR in Vermont and the name is a play on words of their last name! Here's what we love about this rental:
1. Their partnership. Are you on the fence about investing with your family? It can be fun, you can make it work and these 3 sisters are proof of it.
2. They have and beautiful hand-painted mural and the design throughout is gorgeous with an amazing use of color. We are swooning over the paint colors!
3. Boot warmers. YES, you heard that right! Boot warmers. It is Vermont, after all! How luxurious is that!?
This spot is so exciting and we can tell they've put their heart and soul into this property. We wanted to share them so that we can show them just how amazing and supportive the short-term rental hosting space is! Go give them a like and a follow!
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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are giving you a DOUBLE STR Share with The Catskills Mountain House and The Crest Beach House! Why two properties this week? We get asked all the time, "what do I do if I have two properties and they have different identities?" Look no further than Umi and her properties for an amazing example of how you can do it.
Umi has a mountain rental and a beach rental (the best of both worlds!) and in each of their instagram bios, the sister property is linked. This is a great way of telling potential guests, "Hey, we've got two different spots. We'd love for you to stay in each." When it comes to marketing multiple properties on social media, so many of us tend to overthink it, and we're here to tell you... don't overthink it! Do what feels right.
We love that Umi has her identity out there, people can follow along, they can book direct. So please go check out both of her properties, especially if you've been trying to figure out how to bring...
It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Northwoods A-Frame
This lovely couple bought 40 acres and built an a-frame on the property, and now they have started building tiny cabins too!
They also have a “maker space” in the a-frame, and it's decked out with any crafting supply you could possibly need. They encourage their guests to come stay at the a-frame and unwind and provide artistic outlets for journaling, drawing, painting, etc. What a cool space! That's something we've never really seen before.
Finally, they have done a great job leaning into the work-from-home spaces and catering to guests who may want to get away and relax while also still getting some work done. Getting clear on who you want to come and stay with you and utilizing your messaging accordingly will help draw in potential guests!
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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing La Khabine
There are three things we want to highlight about this beautiful Canadian property:
1. Their electric car changing station. They're located in a ski community, and if people are driving there with electric cars, we're guessing there aren't many places with that amenity, so what a way to stand out in the crowd!
2. An outdoor sauna. After a long day of skiing... yes please!
3. A glass deck. The deck itself is wooden, but the railing is glass, so that when you're standing on it, it just kind of flows into the amazing surrounding woods. The cabin itself almost all glass, so if you're sitting on the couch, relaxing in bed, drinking your coffee, etc., it really helps you feel at one with the beautiful surrounding scenery.
This property is such a stunner, and will definitely put you into the cozy winter spirit! Well done!
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