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For Owners

One of the central ideas at Inhabit is the concept of learning to travel in a way that reflects who you are. We are focused on aesthetics, but there’s more to us than that — and more to you. You love great design, and you’re also passionate about animal welfare; you name grape varietals like […]

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The travel review site TripAdvisor released the results of its annual survey this month. After tallying results from over 1,400 travelers who responded, here are 5 key trends that can help us all better prepare for the year ahead. 1. People are falling in love with vacation rentals In 2010, 33% of respondents had stayed […]

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I was lucky enough to be invited to stay in a beautiful vacation rental in Taos, New Mexico. Taos is a magical place to begin with, but this particular home captured the wonder of the area so spectacularly that I just had to share it. The owners have inhabited the Taos estate for several years […]

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As you may have heard, Sonoma County is the latest community tightening its regulation of vacation rental properties. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance in early November requiring vacation rental owners to obtain a permit starting January 2011. The ordinance requires existing vacation rentals with 6 or fewer rooms to obtain a […]

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Last month, Valyn Perini posted a detailed account of her attempt to book a vacation rental in France. Actually, “account” doesn’t really suit her tale of woe, which was more along the lines of Dear God, WHYYY?? Anyone who has stayed in vacation rentals can relate to her experience: Hard-to-navigate websites Incorrect search results (I […]

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that travelers these days are more environmentally conscious. They get peeved when they stay in vacation rentals that don’t meet their standards of “living green.” Now, I’m not saying you need to buy all new EnergySTAR appliances or spend a boat-load installing solar panels, but there are some ways […]

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Lately I’ve been doing lots of research on the vacation rental industry to help make Inhabit easy-to-find for vacation-goers. One handy tool I discovered to help me with this is Google Insights, a Webmasters tool that basically shows you trends and stats for what people search for. And let me tell you — not only […]

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We all know travel can change lives, but we rarely think about the impact we have on those we visit (unless, of course, we’re stealing pierogi from them…). To set the stage for this story, you need to know that last weekend I stayed in my first yurt. This therapy studio-turned-weekend-vacation-rental in Mendocino, 3 hours […]

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My parents just moved into a new house, and during the unpacking process my mom came across a note she had written years ago. It was torn out of a guest book from a vacation rental we had stayed at in Lake Tahoe, and listed sixteen things wrong with the place. (Apparently she had ripped […]

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