Your Favorite Local Spots Mapped for Your Guests

Stayy loves sharing, so share more than your property (even if you’re using one of those other platforms for vacation rental marketing). Share your knowledge of the best local places you love, in the most accessible way possible. If you don’t already know the power of google maps, you should check it out.

Tulum, the popular bougie Mexican Riviera vacation spot on the Caribbean coast. Overrun with office worker expats pretending to be in touch with their inner selves. They fancy themselves the tulumanati, while paying $8+(USD) for a latte that they can get half a block away for 20 cents. I say USD because on the beach you can always play the USD or Peso game. It could be either, they will take your money, one is just worth 20 times more than the other. Why? is really the question when there are better, local, options for everything.

For example, I added Panaderia Mana (now relabeled Maná Bakery) to google maps, while I was there stayying with a friend. 450,000 views added up quickly in 2.5 years:

 I added Panaderia Mana Tulum to google maps.

I added Panaderia Mana Tulum to google maps.

But it’s more than just improving visibility for local business near your place. In the moment, and for exploration, the reach google maps has is its most powerful ability. So making sure you have reviewed your favorite spots doesn't just help your guests, it helps your entire community.


A great example of making a community map is this Hudson Valley Arts Map for the Upstate New York area.

Upstate NY - Hudson Valley Arts Map

Upstate NY - Hudson Valley Arts Map

Your Guests can easily check out your favorites list in a beautiful interactive way, with instant maps directions. Without having to use a silly 3-ring binder that’s full of previous guests greasy fingerprints. You all know the one I’m talking about from a vacation rental that the owner has never been in and is managed by staff that aren’t paid enough to care. Community is what makes a property and the surrounding town amazing and worth going back to. So help make yours better by improving and sharing your list of favorite places around town, and Stayy a while.  

Thank you for staying.

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