||January 8, 2009
President-Elect Barack Obama and his family recently spent
the holidays vacationing in a private home on Oahu,
bringing international attention and greater awareness to the
private home/villa vacation concept. In this regard, we would love
to work with you on a story about how anyone can go about
securing a villa or private home vacation rental — which is a very
affordable travel option!
Founder and CEO of Hideaways InternationalTM, Inc.
created the company 30 years ago because he couldn't find vacation
homes to rent for his own family. Over the years,
Hideaways has become one of the preeminent resources for
villa vacations and travel guru Arthur Frommer dubbed Mike, "Mr.
Villa Vacation," for his role in popularizing and improving access
to this style of vacationing.
published one of the first guides to vacation home renting,
Villa Vacations Made Easy, has offered tips on villa
vacations on a wide variety of national cable and television shows
over the years, and was also a panelist at the first Vacation Home
Expo held last year.
vacations appeal to travelers for a wide variety of reasons:
As part of the story, we
can provide insight and advice on how one can best rent a villa as
well as tips and background on what constitutes a villa, how one
goes about choosing a villa, where one can find a villa to rent,
- Renting a
villa is AFFORDABLE. A private luxury home in the Caribbean can
be rented with cook and housekeeper for about $300 a night!
- Villas are a
great way to immerse oneself in the local culture by shopping
the markets and dining in restaurants where mostly locals go.
- Villas are a
much more comfortable and cost-effective way to accommodate a
family -- particularly around the holidays like Thanksgiving and
Christmas or during the summertime.
- Villas enable
people to live out a fantasy in a dream home -- even if just for
- Villas offer
seclusion, privacy and personality -- they are nothing like
cookie-cutter hotel rooms.
And after 30
years of traveling the globe in search of the world's best villas,
Mike Thiel is an expert resource on helping your audience find
their perfect villa.