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Daily Archives: Jan 18, 2008

As a new developer at FlipKey and a new member to this industry, I am excited to report on my first experience staying in a vacation rental. My friend and I spent the New Years holiday near Steamboat Mountain in Colorado on a snowboarding trip.

Nate Snowboarding

The trip was last minute, and as such we rolled into Vail without any reservations. However, we were lucky enough to find The Summit Resort Group had a two bedroom condo available in Dillon, CO. It was perfect! It ended up being more affordable and substantially more comfortable than if we had rented a pair of hotel rooms.

I was amazed at just how smooth the process was. Making the reservation, picking up the keys and an information packet at an after hours lock box, and finally finding the complex was a seamless process. The only trouble we did run into was finding the right condo unit and with one quick call to the 24 hour help number provided in the packet we were quickly in our vacation rental.

We enjoyed our very own kitchen, cooked our own dinner, washed and dried our snowboard clothes with the in-unit washer and dryer, and each had our own comfortable bedroom to sleep in. Although the weather attempted to wreak havoc on our vacation thereby adding unneeded stress, being able to relax in our very own vacation rental after a great day of snowboarding was exactly what we all needed. (click here to check out where we stayed)

The entire experience was much more personable than a hotel and the management company genuinely wanted to help our group enjoy our trip in Colorado. Count me as another satisfied vacation rental customer!