I've been doing a bunch of blogging about "book direct" and trying to educate travelers about the greedy OTAs (Online Travel Agencies i.e. VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, etc.) and it's high time to do a little blogging simply about our two little short term rentals and what they have to offer!
I usually write one blog for both so you'll find the same thing that's here and then on our sister site Garcia House (https://garciahousevr.com ) but in this instance I need to change that up a bit! Garcia House is suited for a single for long stays or a couple for short ones as it is a very comfortable and spacious studio but I keep it rented to only singles when the stay is two weeks or more (or at least thereabouts). That's our other short-term furnished rental but this blog is about Glenn House -- our two-bedroom, single-family house.
There's a lot of different terms for us now including short-term rental, furnished housing, furnished rental and vacation rental among them and those of us who are NOT listed with the "Big Boys" have a very hard time being noticed in searches as the Big Boys dominate the results.
At least for the time being, we're turning more to extended stays for traveling professionals and one place we advertise is Furnished Finder which specializes in travel or gypsy nurses ( https://furnishedfinder.com ). I'm thankful that we've got some real pluses for travel nurses and that's that we're already cost friendly and then I work up a quote depending factors such as the time of year, etc. We're not just budget friendly, we also accept dogs and multiple ones too at Glenn House! That's another place we advertise and that's Pet Friendly NA and their sub site Pet Friendly Tucson ( http://petfriendlytucson.com/by-owner-rentals.html ). The other thing that makes us terrific for a "gypsy nurse" is that we are just a short, convenient ride to Tucson Medical Center (TMC) in one direction and Banner University Medical Center ( Banner UMC ) in the other. We're good for other hospitals but for those two, our location is fabulous.
We are outfitted with everything a traveler could want from linens and towels, washing machine and dryer, two bedrooms, high speed wifi, TVs throughout the house, central air and heat, utilities and wifi are included, parking is just steps from your door, we accept multiple dogs (they can be big ones too!), there's an enclosed patio and BBQ and I could go on and on! It truly is a dandy of a house to rent whether it be for an extended stay or for a quicker turnaround.
I really work hard at trying to make our Guests as comfortable as possible. We're not fancy -- For fancy you're going to have to go someplace else -- but for clean, convenient, outfitted with vast array of assorted amenities, easy on your wallet AND welcoming to dogs, we are top notch! Feel free to contact Fran through our "contact" page -- Please do NOT text! Admittedly, I'm not a great texter and sometimes they arrive and go unnoticed for days! If I know one is likely, then I keep an eye out but otherwise, I miss them too easily. Email or phone and it would be most unusual if it took more than four hours to hear back from me and probably WAY sooner than that too!
Hope to hear from you!!
Fran -- Operator and Co-Owner of Glenn House Vacation Rental in Tucson, AZ