Visitors to top Rocky Mountain resorts have a new way of renting a vacation home thanks to an innovative new web site called VacationRentalsByAuction.com. This unique new service lets visitors bid on available dates on up to 1,000 privately owned vacation homes—many of which still have open dates for this ski season. This site was created by Resortia LLC - the largest independent vacation rental agency in the Rockies.
The user-friendly site allows visitors to bid on specific time periods for privately owned vacation homes in 10 of the most popular resort communities - including Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Park City. “The Vacation Rentals By Auction service takes some of the top features of proven Internet auction leaders, and popular rental advertising portals, and melds them into a satisfying vacation lodging experience at a great value,” according to Resortia’s CEO Larry Hoffer.
“We’ve built on Southwest Airlines’ successful model and eliminated any hidden booking and housekeeping fees. Our quoted rates are all inclusive, predictable, and guaranteed. They even include lodging taxes—so visitors know exactly what their costs will be. Plus we certify that all of the homes are exactly as promised, because one of our representatives personally visits each home to ensure that the pictures and information used to describe a residence are accurate,” he says.
Opening minimum bids generally start at about a 40 percent discount, with some discounts exceeding 50 percent. All auctions are “No Reserve”—meaning that visitors will win the auction regardless of how low the winning bid is. Plus all auctions have a “Rent-it-Now” option allowing visitors to immediately secure the home for the time period being auctioned.
Resortia was founded in 2003 to develop profitable innovative business solutions that enhance the lives of visitors and homeowners in premier destination communities. Resortia currently operates rental agency businesses in Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat, Breckenridge, Winter Park and Telluride in Colorado, Park City and Deer Valley in Utah and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.