Andrea Lamond

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.

Checklist for cleaning and prepping your vacation rental


Guests have successfully booked your vacation home meaning you did a great job on your property listing with Owner Direct. Congratulations! Now what? What should you do next to make sure you don’t fail the expectations of your guests? The answer: Go clean up and get your ... Read More
August 17, 2020Andrea Lamond


With summer upon us and COVID-19 travel restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, guests who are searching to make the most of their vacation time are looking to stay in private vacation rentals more locally than before. Staying local doesn't ... Read More
July 10, 2020Andrea Lamond
Top 10 Family Ski Resorts in U.S. & Canada


Every winter skiers of all ages flock to the mountains to hit the slopes. From coast to coast, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has complied a list of our overall top 10 family ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. These are the best resorts for mountain terrain, family activities and the ... Read More
March 9, 2020Andrea Lamond
Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020


Hawaii, the land of dreams, sun, sand and beaches. For a first timer, how do you know which island to visit and why? As per,  "Maui is a fine location for almost all visitors to the islands. It's the middle ground between the ... Read More
January 27, 2020Andrea Lamond
How to Budget for Your Next Vacation Home Improvement Project


You might not spend a lot of time in your vacation home. However, like your regular home, your vacation home requires ongoing care to maintain its integrity. Whether you reserve your vacation home for family or decide to rent it out during the off-season, it’s important to think about required ... Read More
January 6, 2020Andrea Lamond
The Force is Strong with these ‘Star Wars’ Themed Rooms


Looking for the perfect vacation home for your Star Wars enthused family? The recent box office successes of the latest Star Wars movies and TV shows are inspiring some major Disney wanderlust. Look no further than these spectacular Florida homes for your next adventure. Luxury 6 bedroom home in Windsor Hills ... Read More
December 16, 2019Andrea Lamond
8 of the Best Romantic Getaways in the West


Nothing keeps the spark alive more than a weekend getaway somewhere new. As it isn't always easy to find time to research the best places to bring your love, we've done it for you. Cozy up in these romantic locations and deepen your love for each other. San Diego, California This ... Read More
December 2, 2019Andrea Lamond
Travel is Important


It is a nice, sunny day and you are walking through a meadow of long grass with all various kind of colorful flowers grabbing your attention. You look up, tilt your head back, and you breathe in the fresh, clean air and smile. You look around you again and see ... Read More
November 18, 2019Andrea Lamond
5 Reasons Why You Should Travel with Your Dog


Dogs are very fun to be around. Other than being hyperactive and needing playtime, they are also super affectionate. This is why most people love the company of dogs. For many, owning a dog does not strike as much of a responsibility. Not until they have to travel. Traveling with a ... Read More
November 4, 2019Andrea Lamond
5 Home Improvement Projects to Enhance Your Vacation Home


As a vacation homeowner, you want your property to be a cut above the rest. Whether your second home is your second source of income, or you genuinely want to improve your guest experience, sometimes a well-thought-out transformation for your space is just what the doctor ordered. We’re here to ... Read More
October 21, 2019Andrea Lamond
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