Update on beach vacation rental offerings along Gulf Coast
Following is the latest news of interest to Gulf Coast vacation rental visitors this summer. For more information on vacation rental travel, or to connect directly with professional vacation rental companies along America’s southeastern shores and beyond, visit http://www.DiscoverVacationHomes.com:
- ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLA. –
- FORT MYERS BEACH, FLA. -
- GALVESTON, TEXAS -
- GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. -
Visitors are also offered a variety of Gulf Shores travel specials all summer long, including Hot Deals with beachfront condos starting at $99/night, Children’s Fun Packs with tickets to water and amusement parks, as well as concert specials for upcoming music events across the area. Specific beach homes and condos also have their own sweet deals, all of which can be found online. Travelers can connect with Kaiser Realty on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kaiserrealty) and Twitter @(KaiserRealty) for ongoing updates about conditions of the oil spill and vacation rentals along the Alabama Gulf Coast. C’mon and have a ball with us!
- MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST -
- NORTHWEST FLORIDA -
The island of Perdido Key has also remained unaffected by the Gulf oil spill, notes Perdido Key Resort Management (http://www.PerdidoKeyResortManagement), which offers vacation rentals in this western-most part of the Florida coastline. The company has posted new pictures and video at www.perdidokeyflorida.com/blog.aspx and the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce has added a link to a live webcam at http://www.visitperdido.com/edencam.htm on their site, which not only shows that the beach looks great, but also that there is no oil in the water. In an effort to put vacation rental guests’ minds at ease, the company has relaxed their cancellation policy and is offering incentives for guests to keep their reservation or make new ones. Guests who have reservations scheduled to arrive within the next three weeks who wish to cancel are receiving a full refund of their booking deposit. Those beyond three weeks who call are being informed of the temporary policy to put their minds at ease as well. If Perdido Key's beaches are closed, the company will give guests whose reservations are affected the choice of coming for a reduced rate or cancelling with a full refund of their booking deposit. Several guests who have reserved beachfront properties have requested that if the area is affected, that the option be made available to switch to an off-beachfront property called the Purple Parrot Village Resort, which features a huge 150,000 gallon outdoor pool with tiki bar and live music. This too is a concession the company is making in an effort to ensure that they take care of guests as best as we are able given the circumstances, in addition to a "Book six nights and get the seventh night free" special.
With vacation rental options from Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas and Indian Pass, Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals (http://www.VisitFloridaBeaches.com) is offering last-minute specials of five to 20 percent off, with the available booking window ranging from 20 days out as soon as 24 hours. Additionally, if Gulf County and/or Mexico Beach shores are closed due to the oil spill, guests can choose to change their reservations to an alternative date, to move their reservation to an alternative beach property unaffected by oil or to cancel their stay with a full refund, including a waiver of the cancellation fee. If such a closure occurs during a guests' stay, any unused portion of their visit will be refunded. Travelers can stay up-to-date with videos, photos, live webcam views and more by visiting Pristine Properties online, as well as on Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/PristinePropertiesFB).
A “Best Deal at the Beach” promotion is available for vacation rentals throughout the Northwest Florida coast by Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals (http://www.SouthernResorts.com), who also posts daily YouTube video updates to their homepage, including footage of the day’s beach view and interviews with local fishermen, among others. A Southern Perks plan also provides guests with complimentary benefits like free dolphin cruise tickets and more. Travelers can view streaming beach webcams on Southern Resorts’ website and can sign up for newsletter updates.
The aforementioned Sterling Resorts is additionally offering $100 off per night on all condos in the company’s Laketown Wharf property in Panama City Beach, Fla., through June 6, 2010. The company will also be featured in an on-air promotion this June with The Ann Varnum Show, offering travelers the chance to win a $50 gas card upon booking a minimum stay of three nights. Four winners will be chosen, with one Grand Prize winner to receive a gas card and a two-night stay at one of Sterling Resorts’ 19 condominiums in Destin, Fla. In addition, Sterling Resorts is offering a Sterling Discount card to all its guests, who can present this card at participating businesses to receive discounts on services and products in the Destin and Panama City area.
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