Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Branson golf vacation rentals

It's that time of year's beginning to cool down in many areas which means golf courses are closing down for the season.  Now is a great time to think about getting away to hit the links!  Branson, Missouri is warm enough to golf year round and many properties are directly on the golf course!  Simply stay, and play! 

Branson is known for golf and is home to 12 of the finest championship golf courses!  It is also one of the most beautiful settings you will ever see, with rolling hills and beautiful foliage.  Hotels in the area are often more expansive than renting a vacation condo or home and you get extra space with a vacation rental!  You can also cook all of your meals in your fully equipped kitchen-or go out if you would like to one of the many dining spots in Branson!

Here are some of Branson, MO vacation rental properties on golf courses:

Summersong Villa-A private 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom home located on the Payne Stewart Golf Course.  This home is beautiful and includes a private deck, grill and is just minutes from downtown Branson.  Included in this Branson, MO golf course vacation rental is a swimming pool, fitness room and wi-fi!

Firefly Haven- This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is located on the Thousand Hills Fairways Golf Resort.  Relax in the screened in porch that overlooks the golf course, or take a dip in the resort's swimming pool!  This is a highly recommended Branson, MO vacation rental condo!

Ozark Charm-  Large 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo with private balcony facing the golf course!  This condo is beautifully decorated and is sure to make your stay in Branson extra nice!  This condo includes a private 2 person jacuzzi tub as well as access to a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, basketball court and a playground! Another top rated Branson vacation home!

This is just a few of the very nice vacation rental homes and condos in Branson, MO.  If golf isn't on everyone's top priority list, there are a ton of other things to do in the great town of Branson!  Music is another major attraction in Branson, MO as it is known as the "live music capitol of the world"! Shopping, boating, museums, theme parks, wineries, ziplines and more!  Find out more at the Branson Chamber of Commerce. has over 60,000 vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Destination Wedding Locations and Venues

A marriage proposal is the first big step a couple makes when deciding to united as one.   The next big step-selecting a wedding date and venue!  For many couples, the wedding venue is one of the most important parts of the wedding.  It is where you will have the first dance, have dinner, listen to speeches and celebrate your marriage with those you love so much.  Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular as couples long for something different than the more traditional church wedding and reception hall. 

Based on a recent market study done by the Xogroup (Formerly The Knot), the following data reflects the rise in destination weddings:
  • There are over 350,000 destination weddings a year, which is 24% of weddings held.
  • The average destination wedding includes 86 guests
  • Of all destination weddings, 70% take place in the United States
  • The top 5 destination locations in the continental US are Florida, California, Nevada,  North Carolina and South Carolina
  • The Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii are the most popular destinations outside of the continental US.
What does this mean for the couple to be?  Well, if you would like to plan a destination wedding you have a lot of options-beyond the most popular destinations! has over 1,000 properties that allow destination weddings to take place at their property, and many more property owners will allow weddings if you ask!  Simply search for a property and inquire if they would accommodate your wedding/event.  Often times, it is far less expensive to hold your wedding and/or reception at a vacation rental property than at a hotel.   You also have more flexibility with the food and beverage that you cater (or make yourself), as well as more privacy!  

To assist you with your destination wedding planning, we have created some tips for planning a destination wedding.  This helpful information covers things like, headcount, when to select a date, weather, legal marriage ceremonies, and logistics on how to plan your destination wedding.

Now, here are a few wonderful locations for your destination wedding-be sure to book right away if you have your heart set on a specific date!

Marathon, Florida -Florida Keys

This beach front private home is perfect for your destination wedding!  Picture your perfect wedding day at this beautiful location.  It has a large, private beach where you can hold your ceremony and reception, 5 bedrooms to accommodate up to 12 people, a fire pit for a beautiful beach fire at sunset, kayaks and more!  

Big Sky, Montana

This home is nothing short of beautiful, with beautiful mountain views!  If you have dreamed of getting married in the mountains this home may be the place for your destination wedding!

This private ski in and ski out luxury mountain home has 3 bedrooms(plus a loft) and 5 bathrooms and sleeps up to 10 people.  There is a large wrap around deck with incredible views of the mountains as well as a large space to hold your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception!  This may be one of the most beautiful views for a destination wedding!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Looking for a destination wedding in Mexico?  It is a very popular place!  This home is absolutely gorgeous and is luxury at its finest!  With over 4,000 square feet, this private villa in a gated community has ocean views, 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, pool and large outdoor space!  There is an outdoor bar ready for your wedding celebration! This truly is a beautiful slice of paradise for your destination wedding.

Destination weddings are a wonderful way to gather your loved ones to celebrate your marriage, and have a little fun too!  These are just a few of the endless possibilities for you destination wedding.  Check out more venues on our website and let us know if you need any help!  We just might be able to find the Perfect Place for your wedding!