Andrea Lamond is the marketing director for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and an avid traveler. When not blogging, working on media projects or SEO, you’ll find her out skiing the slopes, enjoying the beach, or immersing herself in different cultures around the world.

How to find pet friendly vacation rentals


Owner Direct Vacation Rentals offers many pet friendly lodging options to choose from. As each owner sets their own pet policy, there are many owners that do allow dogs and cats to stay at their vacation home. Just search for available vacation rentals with your dates to see a list ... Read More
October 24, 2016Andrea
Give your guests the best night’s sleep


Believe it or not, one of the things your guests will remember most about their stay in your vacation rental home is.... the bed sheets! You know we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, so that means that guests want a comfy place to rest while on vacation ... Read More
April 25, 2016Andrea
Discounts for renters in tough times


These are tough times for everyone; both you and your potential guests. In order keep your vacation rental home occupied, consider offering a variety of discounts. Here is a list of common types of discounts that you might want to try: Off-Season Discounts The most common discount offered by vacation rental ... Read More
February 29, 2016Andrea
Whistler Renter’s Guide


February 15, 2016Andrea
Great Kitchen Getaways



Best vacation rental kitchens

by Andrea / / Galleries
A growing trend for many travelers who love to cook is to find accommodations with kitchens that make us feel like we are world-renowned chefs. What more could a “foodie” ask for than a kitchen with personality? Here’s a few of our favs. On ... Read More
September 28, 2015Andrea
Travel Insights for Greater Vancouver – Infographic


August 31, 2015Andrea


Finding and managing reliable services for cleaning and maintenance Many vacation home owners choose to manage their own properties to avoid costly property management fees.. A common question arises when making this decision: How can I find quality maintenance and reliable services to help maintain my property? Start by asking your neighbours and ... Read More
May 18, 2015Andrea



Weather happens …

by Andrea / / Owners
No matter how well you plan your vacation, weather happens and can sometimes interfere with your guests' arrangements. Look out for unexpected severe weather Severe unexpected weather can challenge the relationship between an owner and guest. Neither anticipates it but it can affect travel arrangements and even access to a home or ... Read More
April 6, 2015Andrea


Destination wedding and/or honeymoon planning guide One out of every ten weddings is a destination wedding. Exotic places provide picture-perfect settings, spectacular backdrops and memorable vacations for any couple starting a new life together. Here are some great ideas on locations as well as reasons to consider a destination wedding and/or honeymoon. Reasons ... Read More
February 16, 2015Andrea


How to save money when exchanging money By choosing the wrong venue for your exchange transactions, you can lose several percentage points on every transaction! With a fluctuating world economy and the U.S. dollar selling at varying rates against other currencies, it becomes more and more important to avoid or ... Read More
February 2, 2015Andrea
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