Monday, July 23, 2012

Finding the perfect home, condo, townhouse is just one of things we do here at to help our visitors and owners have exceptional vacations. There are few things better in the world than searching for a luxury home in the vacation destination of your choice at a price that you are happy with. That is why is the favorite online destination for hundreds of thousands of travelers who are searching for just that.

If you follow our blog you have read some of our blogs posts that deal with property ownership, how to make money as a property owner and other topics such as how to get a good deal on a vacation rental. As our blogs like to cover all areas of traveling and vacationing we would like to write about a vacation on the water. No I'm not talking about staying in cottage built on the water or an island retreat of something of that nature. No I'm speaking a luxury cruise. When I say luxury I mean luxury. 5 star quality from beginning to end. Fine dining, luxurious spas, suites and staterooms decorated with lavish decor. is a luxury travel specialist that deals only with high end luxury cruises either on the ocean, seas or large rivers. They have destinations such as the Mediterranean, the Nile River, Alaska, Panama, South America, Transatlantic, or even a world tour.

When planning such a trip the many options can be confusing and it truly takes an expert with years of experience and knowledge to take the guess work out of planning your vacation and make your trip a worry free experience.

Contact to see if they can help you have the ocean or river voyage of a lifetime.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Still Time To Book Your Summer Vacation

It seems just like yesterday I was writing that summer has finally arrived and now it seems like summer is almost over. It is only 5 weeks until many schools are back in session. Don't panic, if you have not planned your summer vacation and have just started trying to find a home to rent in some of the more popular destinations, you still have time and you can still find a place to stay. You may even save yourself some money in the long run. Even tough is a fantastic website to manage your vacation property and to get more bookings for your listing than any other website, there are always a few weeks that have not been booked by someone for one reason or another.

You can search the ivol database for the area you want, date, how many bedrooms, and property type. Very rarely does every single property have the week you are looking for completely sold out. When you find one you can contact the owner to work out a price for those last minute bookings. Often times many owners are willing to offer a discount for a week they have rented which is quickly approaching. A word to wise, don't insult a property owner and make a offer of $1000 for a property that rents for $3000 during that time frame. In most cases if you do that the owner may not reply back to you. Just make a reasonable fair offer for the property you want. In many cases the owner has already lowered the price, or has posted a coupon or special for the property, so there is no need to haggle over a price.

In some instances owner will not negotiate prices, don't be offended by this. Often times to avoid wheeling and dealing and to keep their prices fair for all of the renters, the owner will set a fair price for the property and keep to that price, even if the unit may go empty a week. I personally like this approach that way my renters know they are going to get the best price available on my properties and do not have to worry about negotiating for a deal.

So if you are still in need of a vacation rental property, relax visit and find the perfect rental at the price you want to pay.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Make Your Vacation Property More Profitable

Summer is here and it is in full swing. As a vacation property owner you need to maximize your return on your investment. This means finding ways to save and cut costs were you can. For those of you who own property in hot climates one easy simple to save money is to install low E window film on your windows that are exposed to heavy and direct sunlight.

Direct sunlight can heat up a home very quickly and allowing the full brunt of that light to travel through your window and to heat the interior of your home only makes it more difficult to keep it cool.

Ivacationonline online property owners are all over the US in areas such as Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, South Carolina and other typically warm states. These areas see sunshine typically all year and having a quality window tint can save you thousands in the long term.

First it will lower you cooling bill starting the very first day it is installed. You can pick the level of darkness of the film. 50% - 60% is normal. This reduces the suns rays but still allows natural light in. By reducing the sun light and lowering the strain on your AC unit to try to keep the home cool, you prolong the life of your AC unit, once again saving you money.

Here is one hidden benefit of window tint, it helps prevent fading of curtains, furniture, carpet, and other materials inside your home or condo.

One last point to cover is to check with your local power company or local government agency to see if they are offering a rebate to you for using window tint. Gulf Power in the Panhandle of Florida offers a rebate and it is not a drop in the bucket. A typical house can get $200-$300 back for using a certified window tint.

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