Glossary

This Glossary is provided to help guests understand more about the rental of inns, resorts and vacation rentals. It is not comprehensive but serves as a primer for terms guests may encounter in renting specialty lodging. Not all terms apply to all properties or managers.

Time-Shares

Homes divided in ownership or use on the basis of time periods, most often one or two weeks each year.
Origin: Vacation Rental Association

Towels

Fleece based materials used for bath towels, hand towes, wash clothes, bath mats
See also: Textles, fleece, bedding Origin: May, William

Traveling companion

A person whose name(s) appear(s) with the geust on the same Covered Trip arrangement and who, during the Trip accompanies the guest.
Origin: Vacation Rental Association

Vacation Rental Angels

Voluntary program from Vacation Rental Industry Association. Members who regularly donate vacation home use to charitable causes are listed on VacationRentalAngels.com website and display the VRIA Angel Icon.
Origin: Vacation Rental Association Link: VacationRentalAngels.com

Varoom Vacation Rental Co-Op

A network of Rent By Owners who cooperate with Managers to increase rentals and improve standards. Operated by Vortex Managers.
See also: Sunspots Network, Goldener Network Origin: Varoom.biz Link: Varoom.biz

View

What can be seen from an area of the property, not necessarily from all areas of the property.
See also: Beach View, City View, Mountain View, Resort View, Water View Origin: Vacation Rental Association

Water Front Accommodations

Buildings or rooms and living units in a building which is along side a body of water, salt or fresh water. Could be major oceans, estuaries, lakes, rivers or streams. Generally means there are no other buildings between the building and the water. Not necessarily Beach Front.
See also: Ocean Front, Beach Front Origin: Vacation Rental Association

Water View

When guests can see a body of water (Such as a lake, ocean, pond or river) from some area of the property, not necessarily from all ares of the property. May include Full, Partial or Peekaboo Views.
See also: View, Beach View, City View, Mountain View, Resort View Origin: Vacation Rental Association

WAVRMA - Washington Vacation Rental Managers Assoc

Not-for-Profit trade Association of Vacation Rental Managers and their employees in the state of Washington. Organied for education, cooperationg and industry promotion.
See also: VRIA, VRMA, Origin: WAVRMA Link: WAVRMA.org

Website Registration

A webpage on which people can register to become users of a website. Usualy requires name, address, email and type of membership but that can vary based on type of Registartion.
See also: Simple Registraiton, Regular Registration, Complex Registration Origin: Redstone.net

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