Summer Travel Deals Revealed as Vacation Rentals Provide Free Golf, Amusements, Fishing and More

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As vacation rental properties become increasingly competitive with incentives for traveling guests this summer, travelers are challenged to find one place to examine real vacation values. The newly-redesigned website,, provides guests with an easy-to-use platform for exploring rentals that include free golf, deep sea fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding, water park tickets, amusements and much more every day of guests' vacation stays.

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We call our program the FUNtastic Recreation Program and it gives families over $225 worth of free activities every day. Our returning guests look forward to it and this summer, I know they'll be counting on it.

Emerging as an economical alternative to hotels, vacation rentals appear to be an extraordinarily popular choice among travelers this season. As such, vacation rental companies are coming up with wildly creative incentives this summer season including discounts, two-for-ones, gas cards, grocery cards and the other enticements to motivate guests to book one property over another. While there is no shortage of websites heralding the deals available at various properties, comparing 'apples to apples' can be a daunting task. One website in particular,, has emerged from the pack as the go-to place for guests looking for incredible value-added rentals that feature free golf, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, water park admission, amusements and much more as a complimentary part of their stay.

"We're taking the word 'free' back!" laughs Director of Marketing Kim Turner. "There's no asterisk. No fine print. We've determined what the best things are to do in these areas and put them together for our guests to enjoy every day of their stay. There's a place on the site where they can leave comments about their experiences with the programs and we've gotten hundreds of great reviews. That has been invaluable because, understandably, people are suspicious of free. Those reviews provide us with an unprecedented amount of credibility. We're in our 14th year of providing all of this to guests. Our slogan is 'Vacation Happily' and we do everything we can to make that a reality for our guests."

Guests can choose from 33 different professional property management companies representing over 10,000 vacation rentals in five different states, including Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia and California.

The website allows travelers to choose a rental property either by destination or by the complimentary amenities they would like to enjoy on their vacation. Their Go Play page features twenty different activities to choose from and is as varied as any family with divergent tastes could ever hope to find. Guests can select properties that provide complimentary golf, white water rafting, amusement park tickets, an historic trolley tour and a local lake tour in Asheville, North Carolina or properties that include golf, water park admission, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruises, amusements and unlimited DVD rentals in Destin, Florida. The potential combination of destinations and activities are limitless.

Vicki Warner, regional marketing director for ResortQuest of Northwest Florida (featured on observes, "Our guests have come to know ResortQuest's 'Passport to Fun' complimentary amenities program provides them with extra value in the form of fun. Our guests are enjoying the thrill of watching dolphins play from the comfort of cruise boats, play in the splash of local water parks, and take pride in the deep sea catch of the day."

"Some of our guests are on the links, enjoying their free golf before they've even set their bags down at their rental" muses Jeanne Dailey, owner and president of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, another company featured on "We call our program the FUNtastic Recreation Program and it gives families over $225 worth of free activities every day. Our returning guests look forward to it and this summer, I know they'll be counting on it." was originally launched in April of 2008 and relaunched in April 2009 by Amenity Services Inc. (ASI) - the nation's leading provider of amenity programs to vacation rental properties. These programs provide vacationing guests with daily complimentary golf, deep sea fishing, water parks, amusement parks, unlimited DVD rentals and much more. These give guests of vacation rental properties a more "all-inclusive" vacation experience by providing the best activities an area has to offer in one convenient, easy-to-use program. ASI was founded in 1996 and is based in Destin, Florida. ASI currently provides programs in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, California and West Virginia and has a large, rapidly growing client base of some of the most respected names in the vacation rental property management industry.


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