Survey Reveals Fear Associated with Vacation Rentals

Professionally managed, vacation rentals ensure accountability and amenities

Nov 03, 2015, 07:37 ET from

ASPEN, Colo., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When booking a ski vacation, many travelers often prefer a classic lodge, cozy chalet or a slopeside condo to other accommodations, making vacation rentals a popular choice for skiers. However, whether the rental property chosen is managed by the owner directly or a vacation rental management company can have a huge impact on the overall experience.

A survey of more than 7,100 people by in collaboration with Wyndham Vacation Rentals illustrates the fear travelers have when it comes to vacation rentals. The results showed that:

  • 38 percent fear being misled by photos that misrepresent the unit's location and/or interior
  • 26 percent are afraid of renting a dirty unit
  • 23 percent worry scammers will steal their payment
  • 13 percent report their biggest concern is either a lack of housekeeping and in-unit amenities, navigating a difficult check-in or not having onsite management

To help travelers find a trusted rental option and provide peace-of-mind, offers the largest, most diverse collection of professionally managed vacation rentals in Ski Country.

"Booking a vacation rental directly from an owner can expose travelers to unnecessary risks that can be easily avoided by booking through," said Kathy Harding, managing director of hospitality. "Why gamble on a rental that might be risky from booking through check out? At, we know the ins and outs of our vast collection of vacation rentals, and we ensure travelers get the accountability, cleanliness and security they cannot necessarily count on when renting from a stranger."

Professionally managed, vacation rentals offered by, such as those managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, offer a straightforward check-in process, housekeeping services and in-unit amenities like coffee and toiletries, onsite management and no laborious checkout requirements. Plus, many vacation rentals include ski-vacation staples like hot tubs, ski-in/ski-out locales and on-demand shuttle services.

"We applaud for educating the ski traveler on the benefits of professionally managed vacation rentals," said Bill Anderson, vice president, operations, Western region. "It's a goal we share together, as well as the reason we created the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights®, a service pledge to guests that lets them know they'll have a great experience."  

Ranging from studios with kitchens to private homes with more than six bedrooms, vacation rentals can be packaged with discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rentals, ski school and more. Here are some examples of vacation rental deals that include lift tickets. Vacation Rental Packages

Property and Destination

Package Details

Borders Lodge,

Beaver Creek, Colo.

  Save 30 percent on lodging

   Valid 1/9/16 to 3/15/16

   Package includes:
Four nights' lodging in a four-bedroom condominium
Eight, three-day lift tickets valid at Beaver Creek and Vail
Amenities: ski-in/ski-out access, concierge, hot tub and more
   From $1,585 per night based on eight travelers

   Book by 11/23/15

   Deal ID: 306672

Trappeur's Lodge

at Trappeur's Crossing,

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

   Save 20 percent on lodging plus kids ski free

   Valid 11/25/15 to 4/5/16

   Package includes:
Six nights' lodging in a two-bedroom condominium
Two, five-day lift tickets valid at Steamboat Resort (kids ski free!)
Amenities: concierge, onsite day spa, hot tub, ski storage and more
   From $325 per night based on two travelers

   Book by: 11/25/15

   Deal ID: 306910

Lion Square Lodge,

Vail, Colo.

   Save 20 percent on lodging

    Valid 12/31/15 to 3/29/16

    Package includes:

              Four nights' lodging in a two-bedroom condominium
Four, three-day lift tickets valid at Vail and Beaver Creek
Amenities: ski-in/ski-out access, concierge, 24-hour front desk, hot tub and more
    From $1,171 per night based on four travelers

    Book by: 11/23/15

    Deal ID: 306421

To see more vacation rentals, visit With questions about booking, call a Mountain Vacation Specialist at 800-916-9463.  

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Aspen, Colo., is North America's largest provider of mountain travel. The company specializes in custom vacations to more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, and offers the largest selection of mountain lodging and ski vacation components. Averaging more than 20 years of experience,'s 65 Mountain Vacation Specialists lead the industry with unsurpassed expertise and first-hand experience.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professional manager of vacation rental properties, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. Backed by one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to over 105,000 vacation rental properties in more than 550 unique destinations worldwide. Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. More than 25 regional rental brands fall under the Wyndham Vacation Rentals umbrella including Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, and ResortQuest. Through this collection, Wyndham delivers distinct vacation experiences ranging from beachfront condos, private homes and villas to private residence clubs and yachts. Many properties offer kitchens, washers and dryers, and other home-like conveniences along with maid service, spas, fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or Also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.