Ladies (and gentlemen), wedding season is just around the corner! If you are currently planning your wedding or trying to decide on a place to visit on your honeymoon, VacationHomeRentals.com can help you locate exactly what you are looking for.
The company offers thousands of rentals from European castles and oceanfront homes to private island compounds and Outer Banks retreats. They truly have an option to satisfy any bride, groom or even wedding party.
“We see many brides-to-be using VacationHomeRentals.com while planning their weddings. With our filtering system, the bride-with-little-time can easily narrow down her options to locate exactly what she is looking for. You want an oceanfront home in Honolulu that has a private pool and is wheelchair accessible and sleeps eight? No problem, just use the filters,” says CEO Tom Gilmore.
A recent poll showed that 60% of bride and grooms will travel to a foreign country for their honeymoon this year. Gilmore’s platform for enabling people to find memorable, affordable rentals gives couples the opportunity to enjoy the luxuries of an exquisite property, while also saving some money.
If you’re a bride-to-be (or hopeful single) interested in embarking upon a star-studded honeymoon or wedding, they recently created a fun celebrity infographic, in honor of a young woman in their office who recently got engaged, to help you determine which destination is right for you.
Some of the most popular destinations people visit are the Carolinas, Florida, California and Hawaii, but they have also seen a lot of action in Massachusetts and Maine.
“The primary reason we see brides-to-be use VacationHomeRentals.com is that it’s economical. Weddings are so expensive, and staying in a vacation rental allows them to use more of their budget on securing that dynamite 80s cover band they’ve been wanting to book,” jokes Gilmore.
Looking to find the perfect getaway for this special moment in life isn’t just for women, either. “You can’t forget the future husband!” Gilmore exclaims. “My mother-in-law rented a nearby house just for all of the groomsmen and that scored huge brownie points. It was one of the best times I can remember hanging out with some great friends.”
You may be surprised to know that renting a room/home through VacationHomeRentals.com is significantly less expensive than a night spent in a comparable hotel. Although the location and number of bedrooms on a property are the primary factors in determining the cost of your stay, there is a deal for any budget.
“We connect the renter directly with the home owner, so no excess charges are tacked on to the rental cost. Also, for those procrastinators in your bridal party, we offer Last Minute deals of 50 percent off or greater,” says Gilmore.
His only advice for booking a destination wedding or honeymoon? Book early for more options! Most of the top rentals often book six-months in advance.
“My wife and I went to Barcelona for our honeymoon and had a blast, but we don’t have many rentals there,” he explains. If you’re looking for an exotic location surrounded by endless turquoise seas, Gilmore suggests staying at one of their gorgeous rentals on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
This family-to-family vacation home marketplace has never strayed too far from its roots in Maine, where eighty years ago, Gilmore’s grandfather rented out their property for $17.50 a week. Since that humble beginning, generations of families have continued making priceless memories on this tranquil secluded lake. It is the number one home on VacationHomeRentals.com and they have even hosted a wedding on the property.