Monday, November 15, 2010

Featured Member with Property in Anna Maria Island, Florida

This week's featured InCircleRentals Member, Joel Songstad, shares more about his property with us:

This relaxing island getaway vacation rental on Anna Maria Island, Florida provides a laid-back atmosphere and peaceful seclusion for guests. The entire island only contains 5 stoplights, and offers fishing piers, an enclosed lake, and is surrounded by beaches. The weather stays warm enough that it's even the year-round home of a large group of Monk Parakeets that can usually be found on the intersection of Palm and Golf.

Joel bought his island escape when he fell in love with Anna Maria and wanted to live there part-time. The location is his absolute favorite aspect of his rental which reminds him of Old Florida and it, "feels as if you are Huckleberry Finn." The island offers several sightseeing and shopping diversions along with the nearby Ringling Museum. Renters of Joel's comfortable
duplex can also get their choice of excellent seafood with beach-side dining at any of the several restaurants nearby. Or they can simply sit back and relax on the beach, and enjoy the sun and people watching. 
We can see why Joel fell in love with the island and wish him many happy rentals.Visit his property here. 

Photo courtesy Jack Elka Photography.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Owner Spotlight in Florida

InCircleRentals member Bill Wellman owns a vacation rental home in sunny Polk County, Florida. Renters can take full advantage of the sunshine by the pool, when renting this 1600 square foot home for eight guests. The Wellman's actually got started renting out by renting others' homes themselves. They would rent first for weeks, then months, and then soon they bought their own vacation home.

Bill himself has even been a Realtor for 18 years and rents their home out to travelers from Canada, Britain, the U.S. and Europe. They have the perfect location for all ages and interests. It's minutes from Disney World, Old Town-Kissimmee, and an array of golf courses. There's also tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, a playground, and soccer fields blocks away for the more active. Then just a short drive away are restaurants, mini golf courses, shopping malls, and night clubs. Finding something fun to try while staying here should be effortless! To find out more about Bill Wellman and his property visit his website

- Special thanks to InCircleRentals intern Samantha Johnson for this blog post.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Belated Congrats to Our Latest Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sarah K., Ontario, Canada, winner of the InCircleRentals photo contest that ended October 17. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

InCircleRentals Visits Brainerd, MN Chamber of Commerce

InCircleRentals CEO Randy Zats and VP Ellen Hertz traveled recently to Brainerd, Minnesota -- home of the 26 foot tall Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at Paul Bunyan Land amusement park -- to speak with the local Brainerd Chamber of Commerce. They enjoyed the good company of business owners in the popular upstate area known for its rolling hills of birch and pine trees, crystal blue lakes ripe for fishing and water sports like canoeing and water skiing, also horseback-riding, biking, winter snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and a year-round respite from hectic life. Thanks to the Chamber for the warm hospitality and enjoyable visit! We look forward to a continued fruitful relationship of vacation homeowners and businesses in the Brainerd Lakes Areas. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome New Owner from Panama City Beach, FL

Visit the property website to see this beautiful vacation home rented by our new InCircleRentals member who lives in a neighboring state.  located on the west end of Front Beach Rd. in the Laguna Beach area. This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home looks brand new and is located right on the beach with the most beautiful views of the Gulf.

Compare Owner Holiday Rentals

Compare Owner Holiday Rentals -- COHR--  is a helpful website for all vacation home renters to gather advise about how to further advertise their properties. It is a "by owner" forum for all owners to offers tips and help in managing your home rentals. They offer advice on choosing the right location, reaching your target market, choosing the right price, and many other issues that arise when renting out a property. They even offer Rental Management Services for anyone wanting assistance with their online listings and bookings. They cover all of the United States and mostly European properties abroad. If you are looking to supplement your rental home promotions, COHR can get you on your way.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Contest for $100 Prize

InCircleRentals has a special 2 for 1 offer only for current members! If you bring in a friend in October 2010, you are entered in a drawing for a $100 American Express gift card and you get an additional 14 months free!

New Members will get a link to their website on our Facebook page and Twitter, and also 14 months free (through January 1, 2012).

The gift card winner will be drawn randomly from the entries.

Spread the word to other vacation homeowners you know for their chance to win too and get free use of our site through 2011.

To enter, ask your friend to visit our website, click 'Join Now' and enter code FRIEND in the 'Any Websites which you now advertise' box!

Sale Guidelines, Tell your Friend: 
- Your Friend Joins
- Takes 3 minutes
- No cost
- No commitment
- YOU get FREE 14 months
- Entry in Drawing for an American Express $100 Gift Card

- Your FRIEND gets
FREE 14 months
Posting on our Facebook page and Twitter

Deadline: Drawing to win is November 1

Monday, October 11, 2010

Welcome New Owners from Poconos to Portugual

We'd like to welcome our new InCircleRentals member has vacation rental property in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy

We also welcome our new owner with a gorgeous vacation property in stunning Madeira, Portugal.  Madeira is an ancient volcanic archipelago that's a popular year-round resort destination known for its natural beauty, Madeira wine, flowers and embroidery artisans, and the world's biggest New Year's fireworks celebrations!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Congrats to Our Latest Photo Contest Winner!

The lucky winner of the $25 L'Occitane gift certificate is Michael Forte and his photograph, The Hamptons.  

New photo contest just started! Enter by October 17 to win a $25 l'Occitane Gift Card. Details on our Facebook page.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owner Spotlight in Languedoc, France

InCircleRentals Featured Owner: Tony and Carole Tidswell
Location: Montblanc, a village in Languedoc, Southern France

The Tidswells live surrounded by the sights and sounds of a French village, yet they are nestled privately in by gardens, trees, and hedges that surround their Bed and Breakfast. The bustling shops of the village are just down the street, close enough to buy hot, fresh bread every morning because, as Tony says, "If you cannot do this then you are not living in France." One of Tony's favorite aspects about his rental home is that their village itself is home to original 10th century buildings and even some Renaissance art, while the surrounding region is bursting with thousand of years of history and culture. Not to mention the sunny Mediterranean beaches close by.
     Tony has had many different careers before he started renting out homes. He has experienced a little bit of everything from stunt-riding in British films to professional photography. Photography is actually what originally led Tony to start renting. In 1997, he started renting out an apartment in Nizas, France, to hopefully teach photography courses. However, all the rooms filled up so quickly, he was only able to teach a few tutorials. Now he and his wife enjoy renting out their current Bed and Breakfast home.

The village of Montblanc is in the Languedoc region in the South of France and dates from Roman times. Our beautiful house is built of  stone; the main frontage is 19th century,  a French “Maison de Maitre”,  a home for a landowner or  professional person. Originally our house was the home of a doctors family. Some parts are much older, there have been many changes over the centuries. 

For more about Tony & Carole's fabulous French venue, visit

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Photo Contest !

Week 4 of the InCircleRentals photo contest has begun! Submit your photo, caption, and website to by Friday, October 8th to be entered into our weekly drawing! See the "Contests" tab for complete details on our Facebook page.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congrats to Our 3rd Photo Contest Winner!

Sarah Elizabeth Willmore submitted the winning photograph for the 3rd weekly InCircleRentals photo contest, and her L'Occitaine gift certificate is on its way. Sarah's award-winning vacation rental properties are in the remarkable Yellowstone region near Big Sky, Montana and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out their website -- .

And see more about our NEXT CONTEST FOR NEW PRIZES on our Facebook page

Monday, September 27, 2010

Congrats to Our 2nd Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to the 2nd winner of the InCircleRentals photography contest. We're delighted this week's winner is also a member of the InCircleRentals vacation homeowner community, yes, one of our own, Larisa Gelya!  Visit her website to learn more about their lovely property located on the Gulf side of Florida, in the city of North Port. It's a one year old gorgeous contemporary fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.   
We're having another photo contest this week with the winner announced October 1for another  $25 L'Occitane gift card, so check out content info below on this blog and visit our Facebook page for all the details! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Congrats to Our 1st Photo Contest Winner!

The team at InCircleRentals sends a great big congratulations to our 1st photo contest winner, Craig Sanchez! We' hope Craig enjoys his $25 L'Occitane gift card! 

We're having another photo contest this week with the winner announced September 24
for another  $25 L'Occitane gift card, so check out content info below on this blog and visit our Facebook page for all the details!  

"Photographer Craig Sanchez, Waterfalls and mountains at The Waterfall House." - Woodstock, New York

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome Liberty Villas, Florida

We'd like to welcome our newest vacation property manager member from Liberty Villas, Florida, near Orlando. Their beautiful villas and townhomes range in size from 3-5 bedrooms and several feature swimming pools. Few destinations in the world come close to rivaling Orlando’s incredible year-round outdoor activities. We're delighted to welcome Liberty Villas to InCircleRentals.