Plan a Destination Event for Family or Friends!

mothers-daySo it’s Mother’s Day and your entire family wants to celebrate mom!

Time to plan the annual Mother’s Day Brunch?  …  Yawn!

You’ve exhausted the list of possible gifts … she has everything. But actually what mom really wants is your time! Time with the family … memories!

Next year …. why not plan a weekend Mother’s Day Celebration?

A great new trend in family and friend gatherings is planning a “Destination Event” and with the availability of vacation homes … it is oh so easy and affordable. I have noticed an enormous increase in multiple property rentals for family and friend gatherings. At Vacation Rentals of the Desert we assist in finding accommodations for many celebrations and events throughout the year. If you want to plan your “destination event” in the Palm Springs area, call me … otherwise here are a few tips …

1) Choose a Location. It may be easiest for everyone you hope will attend if the location is within close proximity to most members of your group. You may find a location in your own city or choose a resort area within driving distance.

2) Finding Vacation Homes: It is best to contact a vacation rental company that lists multiple properties in a particular area. Searching “by owner” listings such as VRBO or FlipKey could take hours, even days in talking to various owners and searching multiple addresses to find properties in close proximity. Save yourself the time and aggravation by calling a vacation rental company who can focus on your desired location or recommend the perfect area for your destination event, find the ideal bed configurations and provide information on surrounding amenities. For instance, Vacation Rentals of the Desert manages over 80 condominiums in Rancho Las Palmas Country Club in Rancho Mirage California. These two and three bedroom condos are ideal for family stays and can be very economical. In additional we often can find vacation properties next door to each other or within close walking distance. You can easily do an internet search for vacation management companies in your desired area or contact the Chamber of Commerce for a listing of companies.
3) Affordable: A two or three night stay at a vacation rental home can be less expensive than hotel rooms and has the added convenience of accommodating multiple families. You will also have indoor and outdoor living areas for large gatherings and space for your celebrations, parties and BBQs.

4) Creating Memories! How many birthdays have you celebrated at a restaurant? Can you remember how you celebrated Thanksgiving five years ago? What a great family event … pack up the kids and meet your entire family; brothers, sisters, mom, dad and grandparents at a beach or ski community … maybe at a National Park, the vineyards of Napa Valley or my personal favorite … Palm Springs! No matter what the event, you are sure to make memories to last a life time … and perhaps start a family tradition.
Think of the possibilities … birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, golf groups, ski groups … any holiday, any event … what a fun, affordable and memorable way to celebrate an event with family and friends.
And to all Moms out there … I wish you a Blessed & Memorable Mother’s Day!


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