Category Archives: Blog

Don’t Miss Our Burrowing Owls

An Owling We Will Go… Arizona should head your list of destinations to visit if you appreciate owls. Our state has 13 different species: Great Horned, Barn, Western Screech, Burrowing, Long and Short Eared, Saw-whet, Whiskered Screech, Ferruginous Pygmy, Northern Pygmy, Flammulated, Elf and Mexican Spotted Owls. A few of these owls migrate south during the…

06/17/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Let’s Show Some Respect for Service Dogs and Their Owners

Service animals are dogs that are trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of these tasks include assisting individuals who are visually or hearing impaired, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving items and alerting the individual to safety hazards.  Only dogs are considered service animals; other species do not qualify. Providing emotional support, well-being…

06/03/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

The COVID 19 Crisis: Your Health and Safety Matter To Us!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes COVID-19 is primarily spread through person to person contact. Specifically, that is defined as a healthy person having close personal contact with a person with COVID 19 who is coughing and sneezing. Social distancing is recommended to avoid virus contamination in this way. The CDC hasn’t…

04/01/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Peccaries, Not Pigs, Please!

Welcome to the vast and beautiful Sonoran Desert, home to over 60 different mammal species. One mammal you may see (and smell) should you visit our desert is the javelina (pronounced have-uh-LEEN-uh) which is the common name for the collared peccary.  Javelinas are pig-like animals in appearance but are a different species than pigs or…

02/10/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

No Gambler’s Share with Travel Insurance

Planning a trip? Willing to gamble and forgo the cost of travel insurance? Let me share some true horror stories, disguised to protect the victims who now, I’m willing to bet, never travel without it. Scary Story # 1: A USA couple are on a cruise ship off the coast of the Falkland Islands when…

02/09/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

If Only You Would Ask Before You Book

  It goes without saying that we want you to be happy with your vacation rental home. Arizona Vacation Home Rentals’ website and the other sites that market our homes feature photos, descriptions, amenities, location, reviews and details. Our goal is to be explicit as well as crystal clear: we want you to have all…

06/19/2019 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Truth or Consequences in Vacation Home Rentals

  Behind the Scenes A friend who has a rental home along the coast tells the following true story… Her home had a $500 security deposit collected with reservation fees. A guest swiped two pillow shams from a queen bed in the home and then contacted the owner when the return of her security deposit…

05/12/2019 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Navigating Stars: Rating Vacation Rental Homes

  Background Information The Internet has transformed many industries including, of course, the travel industry. A consequence of the Internet’s revolution is that online travel companies depend on guest feedback to determine their ratings. Although these ratings are not standardized, most are done in the form of stars, diamonds or rosettes. Even before the Internet…

03/24/2019 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

There’s No Place Like (A Vacation Rental) Home:  Why Homes Outshine Hotels

  A recent and popular trend with business travelers as well as families on the go is to stay in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel. If you haven’t explored renting a home in place of reserving a hotel room, keep reading…   Three good reasons why we know vacation rental homes are…

12/14/2018 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Wiley Coyotes and Expeditious Roadrunners

  Some of us spent our earliest years watching Saturday morning cartoons with their host of irresistible animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound. One of my family’s favorites was Road Runner with the zany but somewhat lovable Wile E. Coyote and the marathon racing Roadrunner. For those of you who…

11/18/2018 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog
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