Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | Vacations by design

An outdated border can be tricky to take down. One way to work around it is to simply tape and paint a border right over it. Sometimes the biggest eyesores make the best statement pieces. A fresh coat of paint, some new hardware and vinyl paper… make a dramatic transformation. To keep a non-functioning fireplace […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 10 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 10 | Vacations by design

When renting your period home, you want to maintain its charm and original character without sacrificing modern conveniences and comfort that guests will appreciate. People enjoy an experience of history, not feeling like they’re staying in a museum piece. Most period homes are designed with grand foyers. This is an important area; it’s your guests […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 5 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 5 | Vacations by design

Updating your home to create a cozy mountain retreat, doesn’t have to break the bank. For an instant kitchen update, consider removing some upper cabinetry. It really opens up the space and allows you to show off a variety of appliances to guests. It’s an inexpensive way to transform the room, since you’re removing something […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 2 | 5 to Know

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 2 | 5 to Know

Great listing photos don’t just happen – they take planning, patience and a bit of elbow grease. Here are a few quick tips on how to stage your photos so that travellers will click and book. When planning your photos, consider the experience that you want guests to have as they click through your listing. […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 3 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 3 | Vacations by design

The entry is the first impression your home makes. Keep the layout open by having large enough rugs that all guests can enter comfortably . Having storage with bins to tuck hats and mitts into is also important, and I like having a bench where guests can get ready comfortably. Large sectionals are a great […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | 5 to Know

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | 5 to Know

Many of our most cherished childhood memories are of family holidays spent with loved ones. Here are five tips to help prepare your property for the perfect family holiday. A great tip to make your rental property more family-friendly is to make sure that your dining table seats as many as your home sleeps. A […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | Why we host

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 1 | Why we host

I grew up in the Jersey Shore area and all my best memories as a child was here. We always wanted to buy a home here now we’re in a condition to do that. And this is where we want to live and retire. Our roots are here and I want my children to grow […]

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Vacation Rental Potential Episode 8 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 8 | Vacations by design

The job of any vacation rental is to create an atmosphere that encourages guests to relax. Here are a few design tips to help your property live up to its full vacation rental potential. It’s hard for guests to relax when they’re surrounded by clutter. I always recommend removing knickknacks or personal items from shelves […]

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Top 10 London Attractions

London is home to many amazing attractions. But what are the official top 10 most popular? It’s time to take a look from a different perspective. Where can you get up close and personal with celebrities and royalty? At number 10, it’s the original Madame Tussauds. More than 250 precise measurements are taken to accurately […]

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