What Holiday Rental Guests Really Want: Meet Lois, a Past Guest at Basse Copette
17 June 2012 , at 2:20 pm
In the first of our new series about what holiday rental guests really want in a holiday home, we meet Lois, a past guest at Basse Copette, an idyllic gite and B&B situated in the beautiful countryside of Normandy, France.
1. What made you decide to stay at Basse Copette over the thousands of oth...
Chico Marx, Holiday Homes & Word of Mouth
29 April 2012 , at 1:19 pm
Those of us who watch black and white classic films produced back in the days when people walked quickly, may recall Chico Marx, in the classic film Duck Soup, mischievously asking "Who are you going ...
My Holiday Rental Listing Score
22 April 2012 , at 3:14 pm
The idea is simple: Every holiday rental listing on Getaway Earth receives a score out of 100. The score is an indication of a listing's standard of presentation and information. It is most definitely not a judgement on the holiday home owner or their property.
What is the Point of a Holiday Rent...
Making Holiday Rentals 10 Times Better
25 February 2012 , at 6:14 pm
Many years ago I read Guy Kawasaki's book "The Art of Start". It wasn't the inspiration for Getaway Earth holiday rentals but it was the kick start we needed. The overriding message was simple: Just start. Forget trying to perfect, forget writing beautifully crafted business plans, forget financial ...
Holiday Rentals versus Hotels
18 February 2012 , at 1:13 pm
As I relax back in my poolside lounger, armed with a glass of free happy hour Merlot and super fast free WiFi, I'm forced to face the truth: This is a hotel and I'm rather enjoying it. Coming from a d...
Sara Cooke’s Local Guide to Vancouver
2 June 2011 , at 4:17 am
I’m a local Vancouverite (Go Canucks!) and mom to two small kids. We’re always looking for fun and affordable ways to enjoy our city. The great thing about Vancouver is that the best things – am...
Holiday Home Video Service – A Sound Investment?
30 September 2010 , at 12:41 pm
For those of you that don't know, at Getaway Earth we have partnered with Dan Childs to try and capture the personality and emotion of the holiday home industry through video. We love to try new things out and had been playing with the idea for months. But we just didn't quite know how to execute it...
John Hobson on Filming a Video with Getaway Earth
26 September 2010 , at 12:36 pm
Vacation Rental Search
22 May 2010 , at 9:02 am
So a renter arrives on our site, how do they find the right vacation rental? Until now we've focused on a map based search but, after a recent overhaul, we have some new and exciting ways for a renter...
Local Knowledge is Best
9 January 2010 , at 9:57 am
Ever turned up at a vacation rental and been faced with a welcome book stuffed with local attraction flyers, brochures, notes, menus, maps and more? Do you wish you could cut to the chase? In fact don...