Press Info About VRAI

Vacation Rentals are a great story. They have been around for centuries, and popular for decades, but renting out private homes for occasional guests is now growing faster than ever before.

Maybe that is because of the income owners enjoy in an economy of ever escalating home prices. Or maybe it is the opportunity to have your cake and eat it too - stay when you want or get money when you don't. But there is a better reason. Many owners are discovering the sheer joy of sharing the mountain, lake or beach home they love.

Being hospitable has long been admired in many cultures, but is sometimes abandoned in the hustle and bustle of today's busy world. But VRAI is a a group of Owners helping Owners. To return travel in general and Vacation Rentals in particular to a pleasurable past time. We offer a wide variety of tools and assistance. Here are some of the big ones:

OWNER CODE OF ETHICS: VRAI members are the cream of the crop. Joining requires they approve and agree to our basic code of ethics. How the Owner treats guests is as important as how nicely they keep their homes. Expect the best from VRAI members.

PROPERTY INSPECTIONS: Our Blue Ribbon Inspection Program sends qualified inspectors to each house with a long checklist of requirements. Homes vary, of course, from rustic cabins in the woods to huge villas on the ocean. But they must be clean, well furnished, nicely located and be exactly as portrayed in the advertising and materials.

PROPERTY INSURANCE: Prior to VRAI, many home owners utilized standard second home insurance for the home. But lodging properties and guests have unique requirements, so we have arranged liability and property insurance specifically designed for private vacation homes. Guests feel better renting a home with proper coverage.

OWNER CERTIFICATIONS: A good rental experience also requires good customer service. VRAI members can study and be tested to earn our coveted "Certified Vacation Rental Owner" designation. It means they know the ropes about offering a clean, well suited vacation home including outfitting and operating their rental home.

PROPERTY LISTINGS: And how do you find a VRAI inspected and Owner certified home? Look no further than our website for guests, it is at It lists member homes and indicates which awards the home has earned.

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VRAI is a not-for-profit organization, formed under the laws of the United States of America EIN # 45-5024532; and State of Washington USA, State UBI License # 602-923493.