Sea to Sky Rentals announced an expansion of its luxury vacation rental inventory into North Puget Sound and Bellingham, Washington. adding 14 high-end vacation homes located in and around this idyllic waterfront college town and recreation hub. The expansion is the result of a partnership with Bellingham local operator Barbara Browne, founder and owner of One Suite Stay, who will be joining the Sea to Sky team as Bellingham’s owner sales and area manager.
“We are so pleased to be expanding into Bellingham,” says Sea to Sky owner and founder, Michelle Acquavella. “When researching where to expand, Bellingham was the clear choice with its natural beauty, hip culture, warm community, and access to water and the mountains. Having Barbara Browne already on the ground in Bellingham with her vast knowledge, established relationships with owners and loyal guests, and passion for Bellingham, was a huge bonus and made the decision and transition that much more attractive, and seamless, for everyone.”
Acquavella is co-founder and board member of the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals, as well as the national Vacation Rental Managers Association, where she actively works to increase professionalism in the industry while promoting a partnership mindset within communities.
Acquavella added, “We look forward to bringing the Pacific Northwest’s finest Vacation Rentals to Bellingham and being positive, contributing members of the community.”
Strategic director, Heidi Stuber, sees significant opportunity with the expansion and said, “As Washinton’s leading homegrown vacation rental company, Sea to Sky is always looking for opportunities to expand our guests’ options for exploring our beautiful state. Bellingham is a vibrant community a stone’s throw from picturesque settings like Lake Whatcom, Chuckanut Drive and Mount Baker. Consistently named as one of the best places to live in the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham is the ideal location for our business to grow and for our guests to get away.”
Barbara Browne is equally excited about the partnership, adding, “I have long admired Sea to Sky Rentals and founder and owner, Michelle Acquavella. Sea to Sky Rentals shares the same values as One Suite Stay, a strong commitment to the growth, a good reputation of the vacation rental industry in Washington state, and a high level of customer service to both our property owners and our guests. This exceeds my hopes for being able to offer my Owners and Guests, an even higher level of service and excellence.”
Sea to Sky Rentals was founded in Seattle, WA in 2003 as an innovative small business and has maintained a national presence as a leading vacation rental company. From humble beginnings with a single mother-in-law apartment in Phinney Ridge, Sea to Sky has grown to include a diverse inventory of over 100 vacation homes across the Greater Puget Sound and North Cascades.