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Introducing Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Introducing Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Old May 10, 19, 8:01 am
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Introducing Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Today, Marriott International launched Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home rental initiative offering 2,000 premium and luxury properties located in over 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Members of Marriott Bonvoy can earn and redeem points at these highly-curated properties, providing a new accommodation option that suits a range of travel needs.

Marriott’s expansion into home rentals was developed as a result of the 2018 pilot under the brand name Tribute Portfolio Homes. Our trusted property management company partners will provide a professionally cleaned home with 24/7 support, high speed Wi-Fi, premium linens and amenities, and family-friendly conveniences upon request. Over time, Marriott expects to introduce Homes & Villas in additional markets as well as increase the number of homes offered in these launch destinations.

More to Explore
The introduction of Homes & Villas by Marriott International adds new destinations for to explore with Marriott Bonvoy, including the Amalfi Coast, Italy; North Lake Tahoe, California; Bar Harbor, Maine; St. Tropez, France; and St. Barts in the Caribbean. This curated selection of homes aims to connect travelers to thousands of properties around the world and set the stage for your most treasured travel moments – home-cooked dinners with extended family, lawn games in the backyard or celebrating a milestone birthday with family and friends. Homes include:

· A 15th century Scottish Castle that sleeps 24 and includes private chef and house staff
· A four-bedroom cottage on six private acres of California wine country
· A villa in Tulum with views of the Caribbean Sea and furniture and art crafted by local artisans of the Yucatan Peninsula
· A six-bedroom townhouse in London with a children’s playroom and climbing wall

Earn and Redeem Points
As a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you will be able to earn and redeem points on every Homes & Villas by Marriott International stay:

· Earn 5 points for each $1 spent
· Earn bonus points based on Elite status
· Receive an Elite Welcome Gift of special amenities or points, if eligible
· Use points to redeem for home rental stays

Book Your Stay
Search and book homes at homes-and-villas.marriott.com. Search for accommodations for three nights or more in destinations where homes and villas are available to see home rental stay options on Marriott.com. Your booking will be finalized on the Homes & Villas by Marriott International site. Updates on how you can book Homes & Villas by Marriott International through other channels, including the Marriott Bonvoy app and travel advisors, will come in the near future.
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Old May 10, 19, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by Marriott Bonvoy Lurker III View Post
· A 15th century Scottish Castle that sleeps 24 and includes private chef and house staff
· A four-bedroom cottage on six private acres of California wine country
Let's see how much my Stag party in Scotland will cost in terms of Bonvoy Points but I do like the idea of being able to use my points for a private cottage in California wine country. :-:

Upon doing some shopping it would appear that the Homes & Villas valuation is less than 1 cent per point which isn't a great deal for these seeking to redeem their vast vaults of Bonvoy points.

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Old May 10, 19, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
Let's see how much my Stag party in Scotland will cost in terms of Bonvoy Points but I do like the idea of being able to use my points for a private cottage in California wine country. :-:

Upon doing some shopping it would appear that the Homes & Villas valuation is less than 1 cent per point which isn't a great deal for these seeking to redeem their vast vaults of Bonvoy points.
Where are you seeing point values? I can only find a search in USD.

The site is incredibly slow for me, and some links are sending me in circles when they finally do load.

I've only been able to look up a few properties so far, but the prices don't look competitive with homeaway and airbnb...I very well may change my mind after spending more time. Just to qualify that statement, I don't mind paying a higher price for the extras that come with a Marriott property, but I probably wouldn't pay 25% more. That might be fine for others, just my opinion.
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Old May 10, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
Upon doing some shopping it would appear that the Homes & Villas valuation is less than 1 cent per point which isn't a great deal for these seeking to redeem their vast vaults of Bonvoy points.
Based on a few brief searches, I'm turning up a rate around 0.7 cpp. The cleaning fees also seem excessive.
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Old May 10, 19, 9:16 am
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Do they have StR Aspen cancellation policies?
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Old May 10, 19, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Beltway2A View Post
Based on a few brief searches, I'm turning up a rate around 0.7 cpp. The cleaning fees also seem excessive.
One of the reasons why I tend to shy away from Airbnb, VRBO, and other similar schemes is the Cleaning fees as I cannot justify paying additional on top of what should already be included in the room rate. :-:
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Old May 10, 19, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
One of the reasons why I tend to shy away from Airbnb, VRBO, and other similar schemes is the Cleaning fees as I cannot justify paying additional on top of what should already be included in the room rate. :-:
But if the total cost, which is shown before you purchase, is still less than a hotel and offers you everything you want such as a living room, kitchen, laundry, etc. then what does it matter? That's what I often find when I use airbnb.
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Old May 10, 19, 1:17 pm
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I must be the wrong demographic The Luxe in Anguilla is on the landing page and it starts at $2760 per night. Nope, not for me....I get a nosebleed paying that much for a week on the Oregon Coast....
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Old May 10, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by timfountain View Post
I must be the wrong demographic...
I was thinking the same thing. I checked a few areas I like to travel and some dates. The cash prices are more pricey than I want to pay and the point costs are way out there. So I doubt this will be anything I will heavily be using.
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Old May 10, 19, 2:34 pm
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I know others have already posted this but I use Airbnb because it is MUCH cheaper for comparable experience for a family of four when we go places (this is mainly in Europe where getting a room for four people is near impossible). None of the offerings here are even comparable to what I would book.
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Old May 10, 19, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
One of the reasons why I tend to shy away from Airbnb, VRBO, and other similar schemes is the Cleaning fees as I cannot justify paying additional on top of what should already be included in the room rate. :-:
For airbnb cleaning fees are one time. It makes sense that they have a separate line item when the cost incurred is per guest and not per night.
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Old May 10, 19, 3:02 pm
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It does not appear Marriott has exclusive control over their residences. I checked a few areas I rent using VRBO, Airbnb, etc. and see the same properties. Marriott also seems to price on the high side. One residence I compared across the three platforms for same dates was $6,942 with VRBO, $7,715 with Airbnb, and $8,386 on Marriott. So there doesn't seem to be anything compelling here for me on initial glance.
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Originally Posted by Marriott Bonvoy Lurker III View Post

Earn and Redeem Points
As a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you will be able to earn and redeem points on every Homes & Villas by Marriott International stay:

· Earn 5 points for each $1 spent
· Earn bonus points based on Elite status
· Receive an Elite Welcome Gift of special amenities or points, if eligible
· Use points to redeem for home rental stays
If one books a stay for x nights, will these nights count towards status?
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Old May 11, 19, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by mrfussion View Post
It does not appear Marriott has exclusive control over their residences. I checked a few areas I rent using VRBO, Airbnb, etc. and see the same properties. Marriott also seems to price on the high side. One residence I compared across the three platforms for same dates was $6,942 with VRBO, $7,715 with Airbnb, and $8,386 on Marriott. So there doesn't seem to be anything compelling here for me on initial glance.
I highly suspect that Marriott's strategy is to maximize their revenue before allocating the remainder of the revenue to the property owners so they'd be pricing it slightly higher versus other channels.
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Old May 11, 19, 9:15 am
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Do we also get elite credit?
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