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Daily Archives: Apr 11, 2008

Don’t get me wrong, work is work, but I will admit that working in the vacation rental industry has its perks:

  • The opportunity to visit various vacation destinations.
  • Meeting property managers and their staff.
  • Staying in the homes these companies proudly represent and professionally manage.

FlipKey’s most recent visit to Royal Palm managed by Surfside Realty was all of this and more, check out the full story and pictures of our stay here.

Despite the wonderful accommodations, there was one small hiccup I had when getting settled in the house. Specifically, I realized the shirt I was planning to wear to the conference I was attending was, lets just say… not as clean as I remember it being.

“No Problem”, I think to myself, I will throw it in the in-unit washer and dryer and be ready to go in two hours. At that moment I realized I wasn’t washing anything, doing any dishes or shampooing my hair without a quick trip to the local store to pick up some supplies that I overlooked when packing for my trip.

Following my stay, I left a note in the “My personal tips” section of my review on FlipKey to remind future guests to bring things like dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent and small kitchen and bath amenities. See below:
My Personal Tips - FlipKey

Outer Beaches Realty - Logo

With this experience still fresh in my mind, I came across an interesting concept offered by Outer Beaches Realty, on Hatteras Island in NC. All homes managed by Outer Beaches Realty are provided with starter supplies of all of the things mentioned above in my personal tip and more!


Check out a screen shot from their website below:

Outer Beaches Realty - Starter Supplies

I wouldn’t expect a rental management company to provide all their guests with full supplies of these items, but a starter supply… BRILLIANT! These small conveniences, which are often overlooked, further emphasize the advantages of vacation rentals and promote vacation rentals as predictable mainstream lodging options. FlipKey applauds Outer Beaches Realty for pushing the envelope!