Our Company

VaycayStay Connect

Vacation Rental Website Builders

VacayStay StoreBuilder, a VacayStay Connect solution, is designed specifically for the professional vacation rental manager and innkeepers. VacayStay StoreBuilder offers more than just a website. Our cloud-based solution provides a well-designed webstore, an intuitive content management system, online marketing tools, and analytics to help vacation rental managers expand their brand presence and increase bookings. The VacayStay Connect platform, integrated with a suite of property management systems, social media channels, search engines, and channel partners, provides an unparalleled guest shopping and booking experience on desktop, tablet, and mobile.
 
Vacaystay Connect, formerly Vacation StoreBuilder, is a distribution and digital marketing platform provider transforming the vacation industry through innovative and affordable solutions. Vacaystay Connect bridges the gap between consumers and vacation accommodations. It offers a mosaic of interconnected products and services designed to grow online vacation rental businesses for all types of lodging, including resorts, professional vacation rental managers, innkeepers, and individual homeowners.
 
Other solutions by VacayStay Connect include VacayStay Distribution, an end-to-end solution for resorts and property management companies designed to expand reach and increase revenue through new and emerging distribution channels. We connect with your source of content and inventory and make it available to millions of consumers worldwide seeking vacation rental accommodations through our strategic partner networks. 
 
 


Our Team

 
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  • Mike Montemurro
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mike has spent more than 20 years working to make it easier for consumers to shop and book travel accommodations online while at Travelport, TravelClick, and Pegasus Solutions. As COO, he brings his enthusiasm for vacation rentals to professional property managers, innkeepers, vacation homeowners and shared ownership resorts by ensuring the company’s products and services remain affordable and generate incremental revenue. Customers value his expertise and innovative thinking to help them connect with consumers seeking vacation accommodations.
    In addition to his love of travel, Mike is a history buff and sports enthusiast (as a spectator, youth coach and participant) and can be found at Wrigley Field regularly throughout the summer (but rarely, if ever, in the fall).

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Oahu, Hawaii

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  • Robert Gray
    VP Business Development

    Robert has been a part of the hospitality industry for over 20 years. The 6 years prior to joining the VacayStay Connect team, he helped hospitality companies build their businesses through online marketing as the Vice President of Visual Data Systems. Robert has worked as the Director of Marketing for one of the largest providers of software the industry: Instant Software (now part of HomeAway Software). He has also held positions as the General Manager of a vacation rental firm with 1,000+ properties as well as GM of a boutique hotel, and was a Resort Controller of a 500+ unit resort.
    Robert is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and has presented seminars and training classes at over 25 conferences and seminars. Robert is certified in email marketing by Marketing Sherpa.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Duck Key, Florida

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  • Peter Winkler
    Director of Digital Marketing & Distribution

    Peter has extensive experience in the hospitality industry with a focus on e-Commerce, distribution and revenue management. The combination of these fields allowed him to create top line revenues with a focus on bottom line profits. In his previous role at Preferred Hotel Group as Director, eMarketing he has proven record of exceeding goals, achieving milestones and creating profitable new business opportunities. Other companies include Swissotel, Raffles International, Hard Rock Hotels and Le Meridien. Peter also used to serve on the board of the Digital Marketing Council of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
    In his leisure time Peter serves as the President at the German American Cultural Center in Chicago (DANK Haus) where he is preserving and promoting his German heritage and language through activities including, but not limited to, maintaining a cultural center consisting of a museum, art gallery, library, and language school, and organizing educational and social programming focusing on and emphasizing history and traditions. He is also an avid traveler and tries to add new destinations around the globe to his long list of places he has already visited.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Chile, South America

Sales & Support

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  • Chris Joyce

    Chris has spent the last five years in the digital space on the business development side. Prior to VacayStay Connect, he contributed to the growth of Cloud [8]SIXTEEN, one of INC.500's fastest growing companies. His career has included leading and contributing to sales development teams for traditional media companies, including NBC, Clear Channel, Univision and Hallmark. You can usually find him on the roads and trails training for the next cycling event on his bucket list.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Austin, Texas

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  • Courtney Granger

    Courtney joined the VacayStay Connect team in October 2014. Courtney brings with her over 25 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, including sales, revenue management and hotel operations. For the past 2 ½ years, she was the Director of Business Development for companies offering products and services to independent, luxury hotels and resorts, first at CARINO Hotel Group and most recently at VOILA Hotel Rewards. Prior to this, Courtney spent over 13 years with Preferred Hotel Group, first as the Director of Revenue Account Management and then as a Regional Director. Courtney also spent several years in hotel operations at various hotels in Canada. She served on the Revenue Management Advisory Board at HSMAI for several years and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is looking forward to working with VacayStay Connect clients to help them achieve the success they deserve.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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  • Sandi Veltman

    Sandi has lived in many major cities throughout her life. With a degree in Communications from California State Long Beach, Sandi started in television production as a project manager coordinating major sporting events in New York. From there she found her way into the hotel space working for major chains like the Westin in Hollywood, Florida, and The Omni hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. After leaving the hotel industry, Sandi proudly worked for Discovery Channel's education department, training professionals in student engagement and other tools. Working for VacayStay Connect, Sandi has enjoyed taking her skills to assist clients utilizing the webstore platforms to their advantage.
    Sandi's favorite past time is to create jewelry and to take cross country road trips with her son Bryan.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: White Mountains, New Hampshire

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  • Melissa DeJesus

    Melissa started working in client support in 2001 as part of a work study program in high school. She was hired on full time with Clearvue EAV, later acquired by Discovery Education and worked in client and technical support for several years. In the fall of 2012, she joined Vacaystay Connect's client services and has enjoyed learning and working with the vacation rental industry.
    Melissa is a avid dog and book lover and enjoys nothing more than curling up with a good book and cuddling with her dog Snuggles.

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Wisconsin Dells, Wisonsin

 

Our Platform


Vacaystay Connect’s platform is a proven and highly scalable cloud-computing framework of application components that delivers the solutions and customization necessary to connect your vacation rental properties with online leisure shoppers.

Comprised of an inventory distribution solution (Vacaystay Distribution) and webstore rendering and management solutions (Vacation Storebuilder for professional managers and Vacaystay Home for individual homeowners), Vacaystay Connect is transforming the vacation rental industry from its current listing business model into a true online booking model.

Integrated with the majority of leading property management systems, Vacaystay Connect solutions combine property content, inventory, rates, pricing, and reviews to easily deploy branded webstores and distribute inventory through third party channels for:

  • Property management companies
  • Shared ownership resorts
  • Innkeepers
  • Vacation homeowners

Vacaystay Connect platform's digital marketing tools help our clients drive customers to their branded webstores and convert browsers to bookers. No marketing department? No problem; our professional digital marketing team tailors marketing plans to meet company-specific goals.

 

Key Benefits of the Vacaystay Connect SaaS platform:

  • webstore1 Future-proof brand.com webstores that grow with your business
  • Affordable None of the high costs typically associated with building and maintaining an e-commerce websites
  • Easy to use CMS Easy to use management system; no technical knowledge required
  • Digital Marketing Built in marketing tools to drive traffic
  • Software Integration Expand distribution through our partner channels
  • Online Bookings Increase conversions by giving your guests an unparalleled online shopping and booking experience

 

 

Launch your branded webstore, fully integrated with your property
management system, in less than two weeks.


Call us:
855-378-7600

 

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