You created a guide for privately owned vacation rentals in the Oregon/Washington Coast back in 2001. What made you decide there was a need for this?
As a frequent coast traveler, I found it hard to locate what I was searching for in a vacation rental and discovered a need for an OR/WA Coast beach rental resource.
What is your take on the recent vacation rental industry changes that have taken place over the past couple of years?
I frequently hear from owners and guests who are SO frustrated with the changes taking place. I find it very sad to hear what’s at stake for some rental owners and managers because of these unacceptable tactics.
In your opinion what is the benefit of connecting the traveler direct with the property manager or owner so they can book direct?
The benefits of booking direct is obvious for owners and managers and its becoming more obvious for travelers as more issues arise from cutting off direct guest communication. Booking direct provides the guest with a local expert for any questions concerning important property details and local travel area information. Cancellations and policies are handled much easier with less cost and less confusion. Booking direct allows owners and managers to offer the best rates, and guests save hundreds of dollars in listing site service fees. Guests can be confident in knowing they are receiving the best vacation rental experience for their long-awaited getaway.
Who is the Ideal traveler searching for rentals on the Beachcombers NW site?
Our ideal traveler would want to explore the Northwest. They would discover how beautiful our Oregon/Washington Coastline and the San Juan Islands are. While searching our database, they would find that perfect getaway they'll want to return to again and again!
Why partner with Fetch My Guest?
I chose Fetch My Guest as I felt an immediate trust because of their same core values, and they have years of experience in the vacation rental business. I feel partnering is so important currently to promote change and the benefits of booking direct. Plus, Fetch My Guest offers an award-winning platform that has proven success in helping owners and managers retain their guests, assess their advertising performance and maintain their brand. Fetch My Guest has proved to be a successful match for Beachcombers NW within just a few months!