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Double Booking Damage Control

You think it will never happen to you… until it does. The dreaded Double Booking. I pride myself on being detail-oriented. After all, my passion for “the details” is the whole reason I started The Distinguished Guest in the first place! But, like all vacation rental owners (and humans) I made ... READ the POST

Holiday Tipping Guide

As you take stock of what’s important to you during the holiday season, don’t forget your trusted vacation rental staff and crew. After all, if you’re running a successful vacation rental, you’re likely not doing it alone. Your housekeepers, property managers, maintenance team, caretakers, ... READ the POST

Hospitality Survey Results

The Hospitality Quiz Results are Here! We asked—you answered. A huge thank you to the almost 700 folks—691 to be exact!—who completed The Distinguished Guest’s Hospitality Survey. Our survey was the first of its kind in the vacation rental and home-sharing industry, with a goal of gathering data ... READ the POST

How to Create a Hotel Bed

Hotels set a pretty high bar for your guests’ expectations. Get ahead of the curve by creating the perfect, hotel-style bed that maximizes guest comfort. Watch my video to see the process in action! I’ve also written the steps below. Step 1:  Build the Foundation Place a feather bed on ... READ the POST

# 1 Time Waster

Years ago, my good friend Matt Landau started a heated debate on his Vacation Rental Marketing Blog: Just how much responsibility do guests have for cleaning/property maintenance at checkout? The post is over three years old and I still remember it. Both because of the flood of comments and ... READ the POST

Client Love

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped...

Cathy Scott

Vacation Rental & Boutique Hotel Supplies
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-07:00

Cathy Scott

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped me re-brand my properties, market them effectively, and connect with other valuable industry resources.
Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought...

Robert Howell

Vacation Rental & Boutique Hotel Supplies
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2020-11-01T08:47:41-08:00

Robert Howell

Alanna at The Distinguished Guest has been an invaluable resource while setting up my first vacation rental.  I recently bought a house in Hilton Head Island and knew nothing about what it takes to be a successful vacation rental.  Alanna has always been willing to lend a helping hand and responds quickly to all of my many questions!  If you're looking to set up a new vacation rental or refresh an existing rental, I would highly recommend contacting Alanna to help out.  She provides a 5 star experience!
Regardless if you are new to the industry or have more than a decade of being a vacation rental host,...

Celine Girard

Vacation Rental & Boutique Hotel Supplies
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2021-08-30T08:38:31-07:00

Celine Girard

Regardless if you are new to the industry or have more than a decade of being a vacation rental host, this course is for you! The course covers a lot of information, delivered in easy to follow modules with a clear, logical and effective structure. Equipped with downloadable workbooks, checklists and resources; I am now confident and ready to be the best host possible for my guests.
Alanna Schroeder’s common sense approach, level headed ideas, and years of practical experience all come together in her excellent course on STR...

David Boe

Vacation Rental & Boutique Hotel Supplies
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2021-09-03T08:09:53-07:00

David Boe

Alanna Schroeder’s common sense approach, level headed ideas, and years of practical experience all come together in her excellent course on STR hosting. Every page yields valuable insights, which are thoughtfully presented with clarity and purpose. A terrific resource.
Alanna's online, self-directed short term vacation rental course is THE one you want to take if you are serious about...

CL Reed

Vacation Rental & Boutique Hotel Supplies
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2021-09-07T09:59:48-07:00

CL Reed

Alanna's online, self-directed short term vacation rental course is THE one you want to take if you are serious about getting into the short term vacation rental game!  This course will take you step-by-step from the initial thought of why you should get involved in short term vacation renting to every possible aspect of operating, maintaining and protecting your investment.  Additionally, you will learn some of Hospitality's Best Business Practices along the way. I highly recommend this course for Beginners and Intermediates to learn much information in one succinct setting.  If you have been operating short term vacation rentals for some time and consider yourself to be at the Expert level, you should take this as a refresher/stay relevant course, as there are many gold nuggets to support you in enhancing your method of operation.
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