Homebelike Is New Caribbean Luxury Vacation Rental Company

A new vacation rental home company, Homebelike, has launched within the Dominican Republic and will soon be introduced in Panama and Mexico, as well. The company comprises over 200 vetted and verified luxury homes, apartments, and townhomes.

Homebelike claims to remove the uncertainty of a holiday home rental by providing a seasoned, local experience specialist, who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for hands-on support and immersive holiday planning. From a multigenerational beach vacation to an adventurous off-the-beaten-path getaway, Homebelike helps guests—and their travel professionals—curate a holiday from start to finish.

Currently available for booking within the Dominican Republic, Homebelike's expanded offerings within Mexico and Panama will be online by fourth quarter of 2022. Homebelike’s robust expansion pipeline across the Caribbean and Latin America estimates the company will quadruple its portfolio by 2024. 

The idea for the company was conceived pre-pandemic but officially founded in 2021 by Hospitality Management Solutions (HMS), whose holdings include over 3,000 properties across Latin America and the Caribbean. The team of hospitality veterans, known most notably for their experience-driven MINT Hotels & Residences brand, saw a void in the region for immersive holidays in the rental home space. With decades of management experience, they set out to provide guests with a new way to explore their beloved countries in a post-COVID travel world that was safe and secure, while also providing the resources of a hotel concierge or better yet, a local Experience Specialist.

As part of local support, from the moment a booking is confirmed, Homebelike’s local experience specialist will oversee every aspect of a guest’s stay from organizing the practical—booking and confirming airport transfers, rental cars, dinner reservations—to handcrafting the complex—a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary full of local experiences and activities. 

Designed with the latest technology and algorithms, Homebelike’s website presents specific filters that identify personal interests and desired activities. Tailor-made itineraries are supported by an integrated customer service system (CRM), providing Homebelike’s team with a guest’s tastes and preferences, translating into a unique and highly personalized stay.

Good to know: Prior to joining the Homebelike portfolio, all properties are said to undergo a thorough inspection process by the team of seasoned hospitality experts to evaluate a rental’s brand suitability.

The team at Homebelike have also integrated cleanliness and safety into the entire rental process. Before the guest’s arrival, the property is deep cleaned by a Homebelike-approved cleaning company, using only products and protocols that are certified and approved by globally recognized health organizations and hospitality institutions. Upon a guest’s departure, a detailed inspection is carried out by the local experience specialist. This ensures each property is kept in pristine condition and remains in line with Homebelike’s high brand standards for the next guest’s enjoyment.

Homebelike is providing the travel advisor community with exclusive member discounted net rates on their entire catalog of vacation rentals. In order to access these rates, agents will register on Homebelike’s home page and go through a quick verification process by the Homebelike team. Once a rental is booked, advisors can then work one-on-one with local experience specialists to craft an itinerary specifically for their clients. The local experience specialist will finalize all bookings, excursions, and reservations on behalf of the travel professional. Most importantly, all of the advisors' invoices and itineraries can be white labeled and include up to a 10 percent commission on all bookings and excursions.

For more information, visit www.homebelike.com

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