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HomeAway awards vacation rental owners providing guests with excellent service and unique experiences

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29, 2018 — Six vacation rental owners, all HomeAway® Premier Partners, were recognized for their commitment to providing unforgettable and seamless guest experiences in their homes. The owners were presented with their awards from HomeAway President John Kim on-stage at the annual HomeAway Partner Summit. The honorees were recognized as setting an industry standard in guest experiences for the following categories: Above & Beyond Award, Traveler Favorite Awards for Groups, Families and Pet-friendly.

The 2018 Summit Award Winners:

Above & Beyond

Julie Allison (Seward, Alaska)

Property #1262453vb

Margaret Walker (San Antonio, Texas)

Property # 442580vb

Jill Harpold (Fredericksburg. Texas)

Property # 509238vb

These three HomeAway partners were recognized for always going the extra mile for their guests to create unforgettable, personalized experiences. They are thoughtful, responsive, and go above and beyond, from booking to check-out. What’s more, they provide unique stays for their guests in charming homes that truly represent the best of their location.

Traveler Favorite: Families

Deanna Anderson (Sequim, WA)

Property # 1092537vb

Deanna exemplifies the type of HomeAway partner whose property and quality of her customer service one of HomeAway’s most important audiences: families! Deanna knows how to make multi-generational families feel welcome, comfortable, and safe in her home. She provides the space that families need to connect and make lasting memories as well as useful perks such as a stocked fridge and snacks for the kids, and coffee and wine for the adults.

Traveler Favorite: Groups

Lucy and Stewart Evans (North Captiva Island, Florida)

Property # 758594vb

The Traveler Favorite Award for Groups award goes to Lucy and Stewart Evans who cater to one of the most fun types of traveler: groups! The Evans’ five bedroom home sleeps twelve guests and is large enough to make groups of friends, families, or even colleagues feel comfortable. They provide the space and fun amenities like a swimming pool, golf carts and easy beach access to turn their house into a home away from home for the whole gang.

Traveler Favorite: Pet Friendly

Colleen Majoue (Galveston, Texas)

Property # 939620

Colleen is praised by her guests for her commitment to creating an amazing experience for the whole family, especially the four-legged members. Her reviews consistently shine with feedback for how her home is perfect for pets. For travelers who can’t part ways with their pet, even on vacation, Colleen has ensured that dogs in particular will be comfortable and safe with a fenced-in yard and close proximity to beach fun.

Julie Allison
Margaret Walker
Jill Harpold
Deanna Anderson
Lucy and Stewart Evans

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