Why this is complete balderdash, Mr. Argov. You want the world to buy your cheap trips. I think your survey information is bogus. I really doubt Americans overwhelmingly think staycations SUCK.
When I am in Key Largo, I can get in my boat and motor off shore less than a half mile and feel more relaxed than standing in line having TSA agents waste my time and throwing away my water bottle.
I love getting away and out of the country and I am packing my bags this afternoon for my LL Belize trip. But I also enjoy just getting away from my home for a day or two.
I am glad I was the top bidder in the auction for the Journeys End Resort. What really makes this even a sweeter deal, was having Jim Sanchez lock me in with the manager and then being able to be upgraded into their adjacent residential property Las Terrazas. Now I will staying in one of the condos are one of the villas and not have to stay in one of the older beach bungalows.
I completely agree with you on this one. We love to get away for a few days, staying close to home to avoid wasting time traveling during short breaks. It is a great way to recharge your batteries, destress, and not save everything for 1 or 2 longer vacations a year.
We do suffer from not allowing ourselves to just stop working when we are home, so we either go out on our boat, or stay a few days in a lovely hotel, usually within an hour or two drive from our residence. It is a great time.
I was out of town when this popped up and I was shocked to see that the question even came up about "stayvacations". I cannot imagine NOT taking short, rather localized vacations.... in fact, I just finished a weekend up in Victoria... These fast little getaways tend to be inexpensive, and more importantly, a break from my laundry, washing the floors and all the other tedious weekend chores that we do almost every weekend while we're in town. So getting away for one night, staying out late, doing dinner, dancing and then spending the night in a hotel... all within let's say, 50 to 75 miles from home makes for a very nice break. It it's done without checking our computers! It doesn't mean that I don't enjoy our week+ long annual vacations, but slipping in a few of these little breaks, usually found on a last minute bargain are really fun and worth it!
We are lucky where we are located; within two-three hours from Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and East Coast beaches. Who wouldn't want to get away to these great destinations! Hopefully we will get some additional short stay LL packages to these areas!
Honestly, I cannot imagine going without a long Staycation Weekend, even if it involves driving just a few miles and staying a nice but modest property. The opportunity to enjoy a pay per view movie, while lounging in bed with a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. I would never do that at home!
So am I the only community members who takes the time to read the behind the scenes material LL displays on the website? How many would agree with these statements LL offers to potential advertisers?
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I agree. If I had a luxury property to advertise, I would use LL vs some of the other auctions sites or search sites. I do look at some of the competition however, I am partial to LL. PLUS>>>>>> I have experienced firsthand the great selection of properties and great service...what a deal!!!
PS- I remember years ago (I sound sooo old.) when I "found" LL. I had just returned from Punta Islita in Costa Rica. When I saw PI as a LL property I was soooo excited! The price difference from what I paid and what was offered on LL was great. I am so glad to have found LL!!!
mountie...not quite certain what you are asking....but, wefigure oursavingsforthe auction purchases we have made to be about30% to 40% off the best rates we could have negotiated (that includes the extra perks included in the packages). If you are talking about regular rack rates, then the savings are more like 50% plus....but I can't recall the last time we paid rack!
Maybe we've been unusually fortunate, but all of the properties we have visited have certainly matched up to or exceed our expectations (of course, we typically do some additional investigating and opinion gathering from other sources before buying).
The additional assistance from the LL concierge team has been a plus for our experiences and we have no quarrel with paying the $40 fee.
I like the fact that LL tells potential advertisers the web site will be offering the packages at deeply discounted prices. At least at the starting bid minimums. This way, advertisers shouldn't have any problems with us, if we get a good deal.