Join us in celebrating the 2nd annual Vacation Rental Week from March 7 to 11, 2022!

Family vacations not only build memories to be cherished for a lifetime, but they also give your family a break from your regular daily routine with time to reconnect and opportunities to discover new activities and cultures. Plus, according to research, they’re even good for your health!

In honor of the 3rd annual Vacation Rental week, we’d like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the key benefits of choosing to stay in a professionally managed vacation rental for your next getaway.

Benefits of a Vacation Rental Home

As a traveler, you have many choices when it comes to deciding where to stay for your family vacation, from 5-star accommodations with awe-inspiring views to chain hotels with family-friendly amenities. No matter what you’re looking for in your next getaway, we suggest considering renting a vacation home. Here are 4 reasons benefits of choosing a vacation rental:

1) Enough space for your entire family (or group)
Hotels can be beautiful, but they often lack in how much space is available. Meaning when you travel with a large group of family members or friends, it’s almost unlikely that you’ll be able to stay together in the same hotel room. In most instances, you have to reserve multiple rooms, sometimes even on different floors. This is one of the benefits of a vacation rental home; your entire group can be under the same roof and enjoy time together.

Vacation rentals also offer a cleaner, more socially-distanced experience, with fewer touchpoints and outside interaction compared to hotels, which is a key benefit as we navigate through the last mile of the pandemic.

2) All the comforts of home
The majority of vacation rentals have stocked kitchens with full-sized appliances, laundry rooms with washers and dryers, and many conveniences of home (because they are just that, homes). You’ll find cookware, dishes, and utensils to use for meals — and, depending on the property, you may even find board games, books, and movies available. This makes for a more personalized, memorable vacation experience when compared to hotels.

3) Extra vacation amenities
Think private pools, hot tubs, elevators, gourmet kitchen amenities with high-end stainless steel appliances, and plenty of outdoor space to play — all with incredible views! For instance, Oak Island is the perfect beach destination to take advantage of vacation rental homes with private pools.

In all of our properties, you’ll also have a starter kit upon your arrival. This is meant to last you the first couple of days, so you don’t need to go directly to the grocery store. It includes amenities like a roll of paper towels, a couple of garbage bags, hand soaps, and travel-sized shampoo and conditioner. If you choose to stay in a different location, ask the property manager what supplies they may or may not provide before you arrive.

4) Additional services before, during, and after your stay
Just like a hotel, you’ll have access to a local team member during your stay, and most professionally-managed vacation rentals have someone on call 24/7 in the event an emergency happens.

For instance, our knowledgeable reservations team is here to give you firsthand insights on what vacation home would fit your specific needs and can help you with planning every aspect of your vacation. Once you’re here, our local team will also only be a few minutes away to help you with any requests or should an emergency arise. And, if you accidentally leave something behind when you leave, our professional housekeeping team will be in touch to coordinate getting your items back to you.

Advantages of Booking Direct

Additionally, there are even more benefits to choosing to book your accommodations through a professional property manager like us! We think Vacation Rental week is the perfect time to revisit a few advantages and perks you might not know about:

  • Get the best price. You don’t pay any 3rd party fees with direct bookings. #bookdirectandsave
  • Ease of booking. It’s as simple as picking up the phone or booking online through our easy to use website.
  • Work with a local team. We know our homes better than anyone else and have intimate knowledge of the island.
  • Clear communication. Some of the popular platforms (like Airbnb or VRBO) do not allow you to call or contact the manager before booking. When you book through us, you have a direct line to our local team and all important information about your upcoming stay will be at your fingertips.
  • Gain access to special offers. Looking for special offers? Sign up for our email newsletters to stay in the loop.

Considering renting your Oak Island home?

For property owners, safely renting your second home through a professional manager can be an easy and reliable revenue source, transforming it into an asset that offers a significant return on your investment. You’ll also be able to use the property when you choose, spending your own vacations there with family while renting it to guests for the remainder of the year.

A professional vacation rental manager will handle all the logistics, securing reservations with guests, and maximizing your return through an expert understanding of the industry and in-depth knowledge of the local community. They’ll also handle cleaning the property to the highest standards, advertise, handle inquiries, collect deposits and balances, generate agreements, and follow-up post-rental, so you can sit back and simply enjoy the experience.

When you join the Salt & Sand family, you can finally rest easy knowing your Oak Island vacation home is being taken care of by a team that genuinely cares about you and your goals. Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Local, family-owned management team
  • Consistent & transparent communication
  • Maximized rental earnings
  • Detailed attention to property care
  • 5-star experiences for your guests
  • 24/7 availability
  • Modern owners portal and app
  • Easy to understand reporting
  • and more!

Whether you’re new to renting your home as a vacation rental or switching from another property management company, our mission is to provide you with a fresh, effective way to earn income from your investment property. Instead of a “cookie-cutter” approach, we want to get to know you and your goals personally. We then use this knowledge to develop a custom management and marketing plan utilizing our proven formula for vacation rental success. Learn more about our property management services.

Ready to experience the Salt & Sand difference?

Here, at Salt and Sand Realty, our team is dedicated to providing our guests and homeowners with memorable experiences for their Oak Island vacation. Ready to start planning your OKI vacation or to learn more about renting your home? Click here to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Additionally, we’d like to say thank you to the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) for launching Vacation Rental Week.