Many people prefer to stay in a vacation rental because they have more space and have kitchens where they can do their own cooking. There are times when you travel with a group of friends or family like our recent Croatia trip when you just want to be altogether too. A vacation rental just works in certain situations. We talked about booking an Airbnb with points/miles previously. Let’s talk today about how to book a Vacasa Vacation Rental with points. These can be booked with Wyndham points and luckily, two transferable point currencies, Capital One Venture Miles and Citi ThankYou Points are transfer partners with Wyndham.
Here are the credit cards that will earn points for transfer to Wyndham.
Vacasa Rentals are booked with Wyndham points at a cost of 15K per bedroom. These one-bedrooms must have a cost of $350/night or lower though. If you find a 2 bedroom rental, it will cost 30K Wyndham points/night. The interesting part is that a one-bedroom rental can often sleep 6+ so you can get great value with your points.
Once you know where you want to go you will want to make a list of the rentals you find on Vacasa that you would be interested in staying in. Pick several options in case some are not available. Once you have that list of places you are interested in, call 800-441-1034 to book with Wyndham points. You cannot book online, you have to book with an agent. Again, flexibility is key, either with locations or dates. Make sure there is availability before you transfer points to Wyndham – transfers to transfer partners are one-way transfers only!
If I would like to go on a ski trip with my family a Vacasa rental might be a great option. Let’s check out Breckinridge, Colorado. Here’s an option:
This is a one-bedroom that will sleep 4 so it will be 15K/night. A family of four can stay there for two nights and pay a total of 30K points. This works because the one-bedroom costs less than $350/night. Also, if I was booking this with cash I would be paying taxes and fees. Booking with Wyndham points covers taxes and fees making it a much better deal in that regard too.
When I was little, our family always went to Newport Beach, California in the summer. It is a perfect place to enjoy the beach so I checked out rentals there. Here is one that had great reviews:
This one will run for 30K/night because it has two bedrooms. My three-night stay would be 90K points. At a $1,791 cash price, I am getting good value out of my points!
Let’s check out a trip to Costa Rica. Most of the Vacasa Rentals are in the United States but there are also some available in Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, and Canada. I filtered for flexible dates for this search so I could see more options.
You can see that it brings up all the available dates. I clicked on a three-day option for the one-bedroom place. It will only cost me 45K total for my stay if the Vacasa agent can find availability for me. Additionally, it sleeps four making it more desirable and budget friendly.
There are even Vacasa rentals in Hawaii! This one in Kauai sleeps 6 but is listed as a one-bedroom so it would cost just 15K point a night. This is one I would definitely call an agent about and cross my fingers they could find me available dates that were $350 a night or lower.
Although your first step in the booking is to look at options that interest you, the website only shows cash prices, not availability with points. I would have a few options that I liked before I called in to book. Again, just like any transfer, do not transfer to Wyndham until you know you have found availability at a place you want to stay at. If. you would like more information, we made a video on booking a Vacasa Vacation Rental that you can view here.
I have never used points to book a Vacasa rental. However, based on what I found and the ability to save over a cash price, I would definitely look at it in the future. A Vacasa Vacation Rental with points sounds like a great idea! What about you, have you stayed at one that you would recommend?
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