Monday, March 4, 2013

Strange News!

I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now.

I'm with family on holiday in Manila,Philippines I know I didn't mention anything about it to you but we are in trouble, we were mugged last night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back from shopping, one of them had a knife poking my neck for almost two minutes and everything we had on us including my cell phone, credit cards were all stolen, quite honestly it was beyond a dreadful experience for us but looking on the bright side we weren't seriously hurt or injured and we are still alive so that is whats important. I've reported to the cops here and canceled all our cards, it appeared I had acted quickly enough or they almost would have succeeded in cleaning out my bank account. I'm really having some difficulties clearing our hotel bills and also need to pick up a voucher ticket at the counter for us to catch a flight back home as soon as possible.

All we need right now is $1,450 but anything you can spare pending when we get things straighten out will be appreciated. You can get it across via western union, check for a local WU outlet that is close to you and use my below details to complete the transfer:

Here's the details:
Name: Cynthia VanBiene
Location: Manila, Philippines
Amount: $1,450

Let me know as soon as you are heading out to the western union outlet. You will have to get back to us with the WU confirmation number once you have it done for us. So glad you could help, we owe you one!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dream big - It's your Vacation

There are two ways to go on vacation: plan it or be spontaneous. May people plan their vacation because they have some control what will happen on their vacation. But actually spontaneous vacations can be just as fun if not better.  Every vacation has some planning, like are you going to take the car or fly or  go by train? But once the transportation has been decided, everything else can be simple not complicated. Unless you go somewhere and there are no accommodations because of the festival or conference in town, then you could be in trouble because you were being spontaneous.
So, sometimes, planning ahead for your dream vacation is a good thing. Or why not be a planner to get the vacation details straight then be spontaneous once you arrive to your destination? There are many places to see, just figure out what kind vacation you, want and go for it!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shopping Spree

Mexico, especially small villages or towns ave the best shopping because you can always haggle the prices. There are usually ma and pa shops, local shops, street fairs and markets. The more commercialized the  shop looks, the less chance of making a deal. Haggling the shop clerk is a delicate process. The shop clerks expect a bit of bargaining, but they will always give you a steep price at the beginning especially if they know you are American. Mexicans have the stereotype that you are rich because you are Americans or white. Who would not believe that, you are vacationing in their little town, right? It's a good assumption.
So, you need to make it an art to start the haggling process. Make sure it's something you really want to buy, then offer a price dramatically low. You will most likely not get it at the price you offered, they will work on getting you to  a higher price but lower then their original offer. Hopefully, after a few back forth bantering, you both will come to a price you agree on. Maybe it will be higher then you wanted to pay but considerably lower then the first price offered by the clerk.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vacation Rental Agreement

Always very important to read the whole contract or rental agreement. There might be clauses in there you might not want or need to negotiate. Some contracts will not allow negotiations. By reading the compete contract this allows time for discussions. Maybe you would like to add something. There is always room for for negotiations. And if they do not allow negotiating then walk away. The customer should be top priority for any business especially vacation rentals. If they don't work  with you to make your dream vacation, walk away, it's not worth the struggle. If they are not flexible, then most likely they are not worth your time or money. Always get what you want, its your vacation, it should be perfect.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is in the Air

Can you feel the romance? Walking along the beach hand in hand. Hearing the waves crash on the surf. Feel the grainy, yet soft sand in between your toes. Hearing your lover murmur sweet nothings in your ear. This is romance. Every vacation should fell like this.

So, where you stay on you honeymoon, romantic getaway, or anniversary, should be comfortable and perfect. Many rentals or even hotels can be just that perfect but having your own space is the best.  How about a little bunglow or cottage sitting by the ocean with a private beach? Or a condo on the top floor giving a view that you can see for miles of sea and mountains? These are ideal spots on your special vacation.

Every vacation should feel like a romanatic getaway when you are with your better half. You work hard to to play and enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of life at home or work. So, take the time to look for your perfect haven.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Perks of Owning a Vacation Home

The pros and cons when owning vacation rentals, The advantages of owning vacation rentals is amazing profit when it's peak and in season to visit Mexico.  Mexico is in season most of the year. The biggest or peak time to rent vacation homes is the winter months especially Christmastime, Spring Break and summer time. You most likely always rent out your vacation home.

Of course there are other factors in a successful renting of a vacation home. Cleanliness, great amenities and close to necessities. Close to necessties are like near town, like markets and restaurants or a vaction rental being near the beach. The closer the vacation rental is near to all these amenities like the market or beach, then the vacation rental will be a hit.

Owning a vacation rental has and will always be a good investment. It's running a business, as long as it's in an ideal location, it will most likely always bring in the money. So, keeping it updated. Offering WiFi or the latest technology, ready available electronics, everything readily available to keep a home working and acessible to all guests. That's good buisness.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fun Things

There are many fun things to do in San Felipe Baja. How about going fishing? San Felipe is known for the best kind of fishing; every season has different fish to catch. Or how about different fun events or festivals to enjoy. They have an annual Shrimp festival. San Felipe is nationwide known for the best blue shrimp. They have a weekend celebration for the season of shrimp.
San Felipe may be a small fisherman town, but they know how to party. Christmastime they have parades and caroling. Or today through Monday San Felipe is celebrating Carnaval 2013. The theme of the Carnaval is "Magic". There will be dancing, music, magic shows, food, and fun!
So, come and celebrate San Felipe, during one of their weekend events or just come and have fun at the many attractions they have to offer.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Carnaval 2013

Every year San Felipe Baja Mexico carnival is celebrated in February, this coming weekend. The small fisherman town comes to life, growing in the population by tourists coming to celebrate in the festivities. The theme for carnaval this year is, "Magic of the Circus". There will be parades, dancing, food, crowning of the annual queen, and lots more fun for 4 straight days.

Carnaval is time to dress up and be wild. It's like Mardi Gra in New Orleans in March. A huge Carnaval celebration for days on end. Events like crowning the kingdom: Queen, King, and Princess. Or the burning of the Bad Moods Man, or bands and dancing throughout the streets day and night. this is one of the best times to visit Baja Mexico. Experience something different than your average parade or school carnival. It's time to get dressed up in wild, flashy and colorful costumes or clothes, and put on your masquerade mask and join in on the carnaval fun.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Honeymoon Suite

Are you planning your honeymoon? Why not Mexico? The beautiful white sand beaches, crystal blue ocean, balmy, warm weather day after day. Doesn't that sound like a dream? San Felipe has all these things and more. Why don't you reserve your perfect honeymoon, hideout accommodations by the ocean, palm trees shading your private nook? Walk hand and hand on the beach searching for seashells.

Or maybe you want something more adventurous? Why don't you go to the desert and drive sand buggies for the day? And after all that crazy playing, walk into center of town, dine out, and then go dancing on a outside terrace. There are many romantic places and things to do in San Felipe. Come for your heaven honeymoon, and forget everything and everyone else!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Romantic Getaway

Valentine's Day is coming just around the corner. What are you going to do special for her/him this Valentine's? How about a romantic vacation? There are so many awesome places to go but why not Mexico. Mexico is very romantic because you can get a great deal on vacation rental, lounge around on the beach and hear the waves crash against the surf.

Getaways are supposed to be romantic and relaxing. No hustle and bustle, if you would stay at a hotel. Vacation rentals are the ideal because you are all alone with your partner, enjoying every minute of your time together. So, instead buying the boring flowers, chocolates or taking your loved one out to dinner. Surprise them instead with a romantic getaway and watch their reaction when you present them with tickets. They will never forget this moment!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Child Proof

Another family vacation but this time you have decided to rent a vacation home. Make sure you do your research and choose a home that is child proof. Not meaning tabs holding the cupboards shut but maybe don't choose a elegant loft. Many vacation homes are child proof and offer so much more for the whole family. If you have older kids, make sure you ask for a 2-story home or a large home, so the teens feel like they can relax, and not keep everyone awake, if they want to play music or watch a movie. Most vacation homes these days offer Xbox or Wii video games, big inch smart televisions, personal computers, or swimming pools.

Or what if you have small children, the home could have a playroom full of toys, or kiddie pool outside, so you don't have to bring your own from home. Maybe request a trampoline, or bikes, or balls, or basketball hoop. A vacation rental should be easy and relaxing, and have everything you desire so you are not stressed at all. And if it's easy to bring the toys for inside and out, because you know your kids will be happier than do that instead and make sure the home has room for extra stuff.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No Car Vacation

San Felipe has the population of around sixteen thousand people. This population is a estimation of the residents and locals of San Felipe, this does not include the tourists that visit San Felipe annually. This is a great little village to enjoy without the nuance of a car. There is plenty of public transportation to cart around in or also a great town to walk.
Most vacation rentals are near the beach or nearby the town center. Vacation rentals are usually placed near these types of locations, for easy access to the attractions and conveniences of this resort village. It's  important to anyone that is travelling to have a relaxing time on vacation. That's the whole point of a vacation. Choosing a lovely place to stay and having everything you need, and want at your disposal.
Even though having a car can be useful when you want to adventure outside the place you are staying; public transportation like tour buses can serve for the same purpose, or you could probably even find a private driver for a day. Many reasons not to have your car, and just enjoy vacation.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fly or Drive

Mexico time! Your vacation is going to start in less than a month and you are trying to still figure out how to get there. Do you fly and be there in a few hours or you hop in the car and drive across the border. Well, your first question should be where are you? If you are near the border of Mexico, then driving the car may be convenient?  Also, you have to ask yourself, will you be traveling a lot, not planning on staying in one place? Then you should definitely take your car, so you are mobile.

If you are going vacation to chill out then fly. San Felipe is a great little village that has public transportation or easy to walk everywhere. you could save on fuel, border costs, and any repairs if it arises. Driving or flying will probably cost about the same to travel. it's vacation time, it's time to leave all your worries behind and relax. Leave the car at home and experience a real vacation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Days in Mexico

January is a time of the harsh winter kicks in. The icy, cold wind are blowing, and you may be cold to the bone. Wouldn't you like to just skip town and warm up those bones? January is a great time to take a mini vacation, most likely airfare will be cheap because travel has come to an almost halt after the holidays. Vacation rentals will be offering good deals, because of the slow time. Also, there won't be as much crowds, if you are looking for tranquil vacation.
San Felipe is great place have a vacation, it has a small town feeling; you will instantly relax guaranteed. Renting a vacation rental will give you the touch of home, and great relaxing vacation because you will not be bothered with others, as you would at a hotel. Vacation rentals are ideal because you still get a vacation, but no chaos from the rest of the world in Mexico. So, drop what you are doing and book a trip to San Felipe Baja.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Renter's Insurance

Do you know it's smart to purchase renters insurance even if you are renting a vacation rental for a couple of weeks? You never know what could or might happen during your stay. Wouldn't you rather have the insurance pay for any damages, instead of you? Many people don't think of purchasing renters insurance, and when a mishap happens the property manager is most likely wont pay for the damages. It's on your head.
Most properties sell insurance,  or give it as an option, be smart and get some or it's written in their contract that you have to renters insurance. Usually insurance is not too expensive, but in the wrong run it's better to be safe then sorry. Renters insurance covers damages, vandalism, and stolen goods. The property already has insurance on the property itself. What's inside is what the property owners don't want to deal with.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Customer Care

Customer care is so important when you know a vacation rental business. It works both ways, if the property vacation rentals care for their clients who are renting, then most likely the clients will care for the rentals. Every business wants the ideal for their clients, if they don't then they'll never get ahead. Customers are the livelihood of any company. So, if the business takes care of the client then most likely the client will talk to their friends and family, and will say how wonderful their vacation rental was.

It's really a domino affect. If you care for the client, then the client will take care of finding you more clients. They always say - as long as the customer is happy, they will talk good things about the product or service. However, if the customer is disappointed with the product or service, oh no you better watch out because they will tell anyone that will listen of the bad service or product. So, all that marketing you do, make sure your business stands behind the word or slogan, because if you don't you will pay in the long run.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Guest Services

San Felipe vacation rentals, the guests are the important! Serving the guests and making sure they are happy and comfortable in all the vacation rentals is the goal. Vacations are supposed to be easy, relaxed, fun, and to be remembered. San Felipe vacations takes the utmost care in make sure that happens. If you have questions or concerns always contact the property managers.

What is good guest services? When there is a concern the property manager is always available or if not, they will return the call of the vacationer as soon as they can, and work out the problem in the same day. Good customer service is always taking care of any problems guests are having right away,on  the same day. As long as the property manager goes out of their way to accommodate the guests, the guests will leave their vacation with good memories.

The guest's reaction to good customer service, good memories of their vacation, will rent from the same company again, and they recommend the company to all their family and friends. Now that is best way to advertise and be successful!