A movement has been taking place over the last few years. This movement started when Expedia purchased Homeaway in 2015. Homeaway had a simple model. The company would charge a flat fee to vacation rental owners in order to list on their website, and the homeowners would leverage Homeaway/VRBO’s wide reach to attract renters to their vacation homes. At SGI Beach Vacations, we started with Sand Dollar on the VRBO platform in 2011 and were very happy. However, the model ha
It has been a big week as we try to learn more about the damage that has happened as a result of Hurricane Michael. If you missed our blog from last week, you can check it out here. I’m proud to say that our three vacation rental homes sustained little damage, businesses are starting to reopen and things are starting to return to normal on our little piece of heaven called St. George Island.\ I’m also very happy to say that our wind insurance has been restored at Sea Dunes!
It has already been a long week. As I'm sure all of you know, Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach, just ~45 miles from St. George Island. Over the last two days, we have had many, many of you reach out to us to share your support and prayers with us, our homes and the rest of St. George Island. Thank you so much to all of you that have reached out to us! We wanted to give a brief update on the storm and its impact to the island. Genera
We are T-minus three weeks from our family trip to St. George Island…and we can’t wait! Our family typically schedules a regular trip to St. George Island the week before Memorial Day (we usually stay at Serene Dream). This is a great time to visit the island. However, this year we had a big family reunion in May so we didn’t get to do our normal trip this year. (To read about our family reunion experience and being “on the other side,” click here). Because we missed our
Did you know that St. George Island Beach Vacations started on VRBO (part of Homeaway) when the website was actually created for people to rent out their homes by owner? Now, almost all vacation rental homes are listed on VRBO (both rentals by owner and those managed by management companies). Did you that our three homes, Sand Dollar, Sea Dunes and Serene Dream, are some of the highest and most rated homes on VRBO for St. George Island? Did you know that our average rating
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an owner of a vacation rental property? Let me tell you, sometimes it’s really tough. Recently we wrote a blog our experience as the renter of the property. This was one of the most popular blog posts that we’ve written yet (you can read about it on our blog post entitled Being on the Other Side). While we normally post blogs about events, activities and restaurants on SGI, the next few weeks are going to be a little different as we talk s