Category Archives: Vacation Retreat

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Choosing a Paint Color for our Vacation Rentals

When choosing a paint color, it is usually wise to research, gather paint swatches, plaster test patches all over the house, and pray A LOT.  Right?  Isn’t the pressure of picking a paint color almost like the pressure of naming your child…you know you HAVE to get it right or its going to cost a ton…

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Sheetrock complete in Vacation Retreats

We are so thankful that our Sheetrock is complete in our New Construction! What a difference it makes!! It is so nice to have all that Insulation covered up!! Sheetrock When preparing for our Sheetrock installation (aka drywall in certain circles) we first had the installer to come out and quote our houses.  I obviously…

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Insulation complete at Living Water Retreats

It has been quite a while since I gave you all an update on our Retreats!! So sorry about that! We have steadily worked at the Retreats through the holidays, but honestly, things have slowed down a little more than I would have liked! We are nearing the finish though! I see light at the…

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Retreat House Framing Complete | Living Water Retreats for TIEC

This summer we were blessed with the opportunity to accelerate our building project by building our House #2 on site with the students from the High School Carpentry Program vs. waiting until school started for the students to build it during the semester. We jumped on this project because we knew how much easier life…

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Grading Land for New Construction

Grading land for new construction is much more time consuming and expensive than I imagined when we first started to plan our Vacation Rental Business. I originally sent a quote to the bank when applying for our loan with an estimate of $10,000 for our driveway expense…after getting real-life quotes from several reputable companies in…

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VRBO vs. Airbnb – A Comparison for Hosts and Guests

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you…see my full disclosure here. As a Vacation Rental Owner and someone who occasionally gets a chance to travel, I have observed a few things through the years…

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Update Google Maps Easily with Your Business Information

It is amazing how each small task that is required when setting up a business for the first time can seem so cumbersome and tedious! Can I get an Amen?!?! Each time that I would sit down to work on a particular aspect of my business, let’s say a Facebook Page, for example, I would…

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Building Our Vacation Rental Home

Last year, when we decided to begin in the Vacation Rental Business, we allowed ourselves to dream a dream. One that Mike and I have talked about numerous times through the years that we have been married. Our dream involved creating a place that would bring people together to hold retreats, host events, and lead…

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The Beginning of a Dream – How to get into the Vacation Rental Business

I believe I was born to be an entrepreneur It’s in my blood. I love starting businesses and I love serving others. As a child, I watched my father work his regular job day in and day out while also balancing a successful plumbing business on the side. He valued helping others and often had…

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