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VRS322 – Setting the Vacation Rental Standard Beside the Sea

There are thousands of small property management companies around the world run by passionate hard-working people who love this business and have massive experience of hands-on management.   Richard and Sophie Smith own Beside The Sea Holidays in Cambersands, a beautiful beach town in East Sussex, UK, and between them, they manage 43 beautiful homes.  […]


VRS321 – Short Term Rental Business Mash Up With Matt Landau

I caught up with the founder of VRMB and star of the Vacation Rental Show, Matt Landau as he just got back from a week-long getaway to Mexico. In this first Mash Up With Matt for a long time, we talk about the best (and the worst) of 2019 and what’s ahead for us all […]


VRS320 – Sleeping Comfortably in a Short Term Rental

We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it’s natural that guests on vacation demand exceptional comfort.  But do we give it?  Are the beds in the second and third bedrooms as comfortable as the master?  Do we invest sufficiently in the best linens we can provide?  Alanna Schroeder of The Distinguished Guest […]


VRS318 – 2020 Vision of Short-Term Rental with Andrew McConnell of

This is the third year to hear from co-founder of, Andrew McConnell as he talks about the wider perspective on our industry, looking back over 2019 and his thoughts on what might happen in 2020. Sharing insights that include a shout to paleontology, unicorn definitions and why he believes the direct booking movement is […]


VRS312 – Creating Instagram Worthy Vacation Rental Homes with the 1Chic Retreat team

Good design, décor, and furnishings can do a lot to boost interest and promote conversions for a property and no-one knows this more than the founders of 1ChicRetreat – Mercedes Brennan and Karen Campbell. The popular blog has inspired many readers to experiment with color, seek out curiosities (not accents) and ditch their beige furniture […]

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