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HomeAway recognizes top vacation rental management companies for providing best traveler experiences from booking to stay

Nine awards given across six categories to HomeAway Premier Partners at RezFest 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 29, 2018 — More than 500 vacation rental property managers gathered at Rezfest, the vacation rental industry’s leading technology conference, in Marco Island, FL on September 25-27, 2018.  At RezFest, HomeAway recognized nine leading property management companies with awards across six categories for their commitment to providing unforgettable experiences to their guests.  Awards were given in the categories of: Above & Beyond, Hero, Traveler Favorite: Groups, Traveler Favorite: Families, Whole Family, and Community Champion.

“We are honored to acknowledge and celebrate some of our best HomeAway Premier Partners who are wholly committed to creating unforgettable experiences for their guests,” says Bill Furlong, vice president of HomeAway, Americas. “These vacation rental property managers exemplify the type of service and commitment to guests that embodies the spirit of what makes vacation rentals the preferred choice for travelers today.” 

2018 Rezfest Award Winners:

Above & Beyond

Lauren Berger Collection (New York, NY)

Property #3883737

Lauren Berger Collection provides an exceptional, luxury experience for their guests, from booking to check out. Lauren and her staff are loved by their guests, who repeatedly mention the seamless communication, willingness to accommodate special requests, and professional efficiency.


Sanibel Vacations (Sanibel, FL)

Property # 4588001

Southern Vacation Rentals (Destin, FL)

Property # 928565vb

VR 365 (Ronald, WA)

Property # 1315132vb

These three property management companies were nominated by our HomeAway customer support team as true professionals who save the day when a traveler’s original plans or accommodations fall through. They’re always flexible and eager to offer a new place for a traveler to stay.

Traveler Favorite: Groups

River Ridge Rentals (Breckenridge, CO)

Property # 4821374

River Ridge Rentals offers one of the highest percentages of their vacation rental inventory to large groups. Their stunning properties are perfect for larger groups of friends and families to gather together and reconnect, and some of the most “hearted” on HomeAway. 

Traveler Favorite: Families

Vacasa (Portland, OR)

Property # 482903vb

Vacasa offers one of the highest percentages of their inventory to families, including children! Their properties make it easier for guests to connect with the little ones they love most, and are also some of the most “hearted” on HomeAway.

Whole Family

BeachFront Only (Oceanside, CA)

Property # 1244150vb

Silver Sands Vacation Rentals (Port Aransas, TX)

Property # 4154819

BeachFront Only and Silver Sands Vacation Rentals welcome the entire family to many of their properties – including four-legged family members! For some travelers, it’s just not a vacation unless the whole family is there, pets and children included. 

Community Champion

Jonah Mechanic, Share San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Jonah Mechanic is a tireless advocate for the future of vacation rentals in his hometown of San Diego. He has worked with media, advocated for the industry at local government meetings, and leads Share San Diego, a coalition of engaged property owners, managers, and local businesses that work to protect the vacation rental industry in San Diego. He’s also part of the San Diego Vacation Rental Managers Alliance.

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