About Our Company
Welcome to Maryland & Delaware Rental By Owner! I’m so glad you are here!
My name is Bunnie Riedel and I am President of Riedel Communications. Since 2005, Riedel Communications has served nonprofits, local and federal government agencies and for profit small business in a variety of ways, from marketing and public relations to organizational development and strategic planning and board governance.
I also am a Licensed Standards for Excellence Nonprofit Consultant. That means I’ve completed rigorous training to earn that title so I can help nonprofits operate at the highest levels of ethics and standards.
I strive to provide excellence and sound advice for all my clients.
So why do I have this vacation home rental listing site?
Well, I first started with owning and managing Virginia & West Virginia Vacation Rentals (VAvacationrentals.com). I started that site in 2018, after becoming frustrated with the Big Guys constantly changing policies. And it's grown to where it is today...and since I live in Maryland and own a vacation rental in Chincoteague, Virginia...when this site became available, I thought...why not?
And like so many vacation rental homeowners I used the Big Guys listing sites for years as marketing vehicles without a problem. I was very happy with them.
But as you know, we’ve seen large companies take over what were basically advertising sites and begin to interfere with the homeowner’s or property manager's ability to communicate directly with the prospective renter, force us into online booking, charging extra booking fees to our renters and even take tax deposits with the promise they will remit them to local government.
Many of you, like me, have realized that the right to control our property and build relationships with the wonderful people who stay with us has been replaced with online sites that separate the owners from the vacationers. And that just doesn’t work. The process must be seamless, complete and unfettered communication between the vacation home owner (or their property manager) and vacationer.
That direct communication assures those vacationers that they will have a great experience!
So here’s MY promise:
To the Homeowners & Property Managers: I promise you that this site will always be a listing subscription site. That you will have complete access to your renters and you will be able to control your policies and house rules. And you'll be in charge of your business. It’ll be your decision to take online bookings. You will control how your occupancy taxes get paid. And whether you list one home or several, you will always be a priority.
To the Vacation Home Renters: I promise you that this site will always be FREE to use. That means no “surprise booking fees” no charge to you except what you will pay the vacation home owner for use of their vacation rental home. It’s your vacation and it should be the most enjoyable time of your life!
So list your property with confidence that the hospitality you strive so hard to provide will shine through.
Or reserve your long awaited vacation home or cabin with confidence that you will come away loving Maryland and Delaware; their people, food (especially the food!), music, culture and diversity. I guarantee you’ll want to come back time and time again.
Since Maryland is "Open for Wanderers" and Delaware has "Endless Discoveries" you'll have a great time, create great memories and leave looking forward to your next visit!
Bunnie Riedel, President
Riedel Communications, Inc.