VRMA Excellence Awards:
Our 2022 Winners!
The VRMA Excellence Awards is the premier awards ceremony for the professionally-managed vacation and holiday rental industry. The awards celebrate and recognize the incredible work, contributions, and impact that vacation rental professionals have made in the past year.
In 2022, winners were announced and honored October 23-26 at the 2022 VRMA International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about this year's winners below!
VMRA Excellence Award Winners
- Vacation Rental Management Company of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding vacation rental management company as determined by customer service, innovation, local community engagement, and dedication to the vacation rental industry.
WINNER: Beachball Properties
Beachball Properties only started with a small portfolio of properties and then put everything they had into the business. Through their hard work using social media, free advertising opportunities, and more, the business has grown to more than 200 properties.
- Supplier Company of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding supplier company as determined by customer service, innovation, and dedication to the vacation rental industry.
Breezeway's innovation across its operations and messaging platforms have enabled property managers to deliver deeper service, while helping them also provide tailored communication to their guests. These programs have made significant impacts, improving overall guest experience and ensuring a safer stay.
- Rising Star Award: Individual Under 35 (Vacation Rental Management or Supplier Company)
Awarded to a young professional (under 35) best exemplifying exceptional professionalism, service, and success within the vacation rental industry.
WINNER: Madison Rifkin (Mount)
Rifkin is the sole vision behind every step of Mount. Her success includes winning an accelerator program and raising more than $1 million for her business so she can grow. Her positive, engaging style has put Mount on the path to even greater success.
- VRHP Housekeeper or Housekeeping Team of the Year (Individual or Company)
Awarded to an individual or company best exemplifying a commitment to delivering top-tier housekeeping services to vacation rentals.
WINNER: Land & Sea Cleaning
Helping properties rise from poor ratings to five stars, Land & Sea Cleaning goes above and beyond for the owners and guests. Taking extra care during each clean, the company prioritizes safety and consistency in providing satisfaction.
- Best Marketing Campaign Award (Vacation Rental Management Company)
Awarded to a vacation rental management company that launched a creative and successful marketing campaign that yielded measurable results.
WINNER: Casiola Vacation Homes
Casiola produced an innovative campaign encouraging website users to participate in a scavenger hunt utilizing their website’s 3D tours of homes for a chance at a free stay. The campaign led to an incredible amount of increased followers, more direct bookings and other important successes.
- Best Marketing Campaign Award (Supplier Company)
Awarded to a supplier company that launched a creative and successful marketing campaign that yielded measurable results.
WINNER: Vrbo, part of Expedia Group
Vrbo, part of Expedia Group launched its “Vacation Homes of the Year” campaign this year which not only highlighted the most outstanding vacation rental inventory on its platform, but also recognized exemplary hosts. Their efforts garnered both local and national coverage, including more than 700 pieces of coverage overall and 1.2 billion impressions.
- NEW! Community Impact Award (Individual or Company)
Awarded to an individual or company that has demonstrated a positive, tangible impact within their local community.
WINNER: Tyann Marcink Hammond (Touch Stay)
Tyann's consistent dedicated hard work, including volunteering locally and supporting organizations through donation campaigns, has made her a true pillar in the community.
- NEW! Advocate of the Year Award (Vacation Rental Management or Supplier Company)
Awarded to a company for the most outstanding efforts in advocating on behalf of the vacation rental management industry.
WINNERS: Steve Milo and Merilee Karr
Milo and Karr have individually each dedicated their time and efforts to advocating for vacation rental management. Whether it was developing national standards or driving the VRMA Advocacy Fund, this year's winners made a tangible impact through advocacy,
- NEW! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Impact Award (Vacation Rental Management or Supplier Comapny)
Awarded to a company who demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, that has led to a measurable impact.
In addition to many other initiatives, Hostfully conducts a quarterly survey to gain valuable insight direct from its employees to help drive both hiring and policy decisions to be in line with their DEI commitment. As the company has grown so has their DEI program development and the diversity of its staff along the way.
Questions? Visit our VRMA Excellence Awards FAQs webpage or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.