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Make Money Out of Hay

Make Money Out of Hay

Turning Straw, Timber, and Foam into Cold, Hard Cash With vacation rentals, location is everything. Except for the little luxuries, like upgraded kitchens, a water feature or a well-designed, sumptuous master suite. Positioned right on the water, on a reef, with a...

Marketing Your Second Home for Profit

Marketing Your Second Home for Profit

A lot of people hear the word “marketing” and immediately feel the grip of overwhelm. People get degrees in it- so it must be complicated, right? There are whole agencies and departments with the title “marketing.” It would make sense to be intimidated by it. But,...

What’s in Your Email?

What’s in Your Email?

Marketing and running a vacation rental can be very easy- if you know a few tricks of the trade. One of the biggest tools in the arsenal of a vacation rental owner is the commonplace Gmail account. Shocked? Most people are. Google, who owns Gmail, has created a lot of...

FYLO Guru

FYLO Guru

Mimosas are lovely. However, in Fiji we don’t have oranges, at least not in the little town where my vacation rental is. So, the maids and I concocted and sampled the Starfish Blue version- a sumptuous balance of two ingredients – freshly cut...

How One Bed Created Happiness and $48,000


How One Bed Created Happiness and $48,000


When I wake up in my vacation rental home in Fiji, and pull back the curtains to see blue waters…picturesque islands…my private pool…the hanging bed…I know I made a great decision buying this place. I get to spend two weeks a year fully relaxing here…snorkeling every...

Turn a Profit from Your Dream Second Home

Turn a Profit from Your Dream Second Home

Mornings are lazy in Fiji. The slim thread of light in between the insulated curtains finally wakes me, just in time for breakfast at about 10 a.m. I slip into a bathing suit, tie a sarong on and I’m ready for the day. The smiling maids, Rozy and Reshmi, greet me as I...