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January 8, 2009

Dear Editor,

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!
 
Mike Thiel, 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.
 
Thiel 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.
 
Villa vacations appeal to travelers for a wide variety of reasons:
  • 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 seven days.
  • Villas offer seclusion, privacy and personality -- they are nothing like cookie-cutter hotel rooms.
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, and more.
 
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.






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