Wyndham To Offer Award Redemptions At 15,000+ Vacation Rentals

Wyndham has partnered with Vacasa (who purchased Wyndham Vacation Rentals for $162 million in 2019) to allow Wyndham members to redeem points for 15,000+ vacation rentals. Properties will be priced the same as existing vacation rentals at a cost of 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per room per night. Properties can be booked via http://www.wyndhamrewards.com/redeem.

Always nice to see rewards programs increase redemption options. If you see any good options feel free to  share them in the comments below.

 

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Spencer
Spencer

Anyone know if 2 bathrooms are allowed to stay in the 15K sweet spot? (1 bed 2 bath)

Nil
Nil

Chuck William Charles Just booked a log-house that goes for $2200 for 7 days with 94.5K Wyndham points. My experience was relatively smooth.
1. You gotta have either Earner or Business earner Card. Otherwise you pay 105K points for the above reservation.
2. First found a reasonable attractive property with 1 bedroom but high occupancy. This can be challenging. The property I booked had 1 bedroom but 8 person occupancy. I can comfortably fit 5 person there which is what I was targeting.
3. Called up 866-996-7937, as I am diamond I was advised to call 866 443 6181.
4. After initial account verification, the agent seemed she knows what she can do which is not much by herself but email some other entity. She got the details from me and told me that someone would call me in 24 hours.
5. I got an email next morning telling me that the property is unavailable for the last night but I saw the previous agent messed up my dates so I sent her the right ones I am looking for and I know those dates are available.
6. She confirmed back the available and also that point booking won’t have any fees and taxes- only points.
7. I asked her to go do the booking and booking confirmed in next 15 mins.

5-7 above happened over email in a span of 1 hour. I think you guys can skip all 1-4 and email
triprewards.fulfillment@wyndham.com directly with the request, I think the Vacasa bookings are getting done through this channel.

Happiness
Happiness

Happily surprised at Days Inn grab and go breakfasts

Very generous cashier gave me extra foods and drinks!

WJ
WJ

I have got like 100k wyndham points. Any suggestion for best redemption?

Ocean
Ocean

Very curious about the fees also. High fees would be a deal breaker.

shilph
shilph

I just wonder about fee. Vacasa charges a lot of fees, especially cleaning fee. If all fees are waived on rewards booking, it is worth to do. There are many houses have one or two bedrooms available.

FreeFreeFree
FreeFreeFree

I really detest sites that do not display the actually total price on their search listings and hide the fees until you click through. I get that the cleaning fee model more accurately represents the cost incured by the owners as most condo rentals are clean once on checkout. $150 a night for a 2 day weekend stay? Nope click through and they tqck on a $200 fee. Next property….

In the last year expedia and airbnb have started showing true totals on their search page. Vrbo has been showing true totals longer than that. Vacasa still hides the fees.

If one can book say a $400/nt 1 bedroom ski condo for 15k, I can still see value even if there are tacked cleaning fees. But we’ll see, as details are scarce.

Pabu
Pabu

Still waiting for that Barclays Wyndham offer – Get 60K pts, if you spend $3K, starting back in Nov. Has anyone gotten the points for this card and/or any other Barclays cards?

Doug
Doug

i’m waiting for tons of bonus points from both the personal and business card. The business card isn’t coding utilities correctly (1x instead of 5x). the personal card hasn’t bonuses me for meeting minimum spend.

FreeFreeFree
FreeFreeFree

Waiting for the same 50k for 3k spend from Barclays/Wyndham. Just checked the terms in their email and it says 6-8 weeks after the offer persona ends, so that would put in mid-end of march if they really want to be slow about it.

Vacasa is a good addition, if one can search inventory online before booking by phone. They mention points and cash, but have no idea how that would work.

Scotty
Scotty

So if it’s a 2bd rm rental it’s 30k points a night? 3 bd rm 45k points a night?

VL
VL

This is how usually all Wyndham Redemptions work – 2 bd – double points. Have not seen 3 bd ones, so can not say. If 1 bd = 15K, 2 should be 30K.

Petya Pypkin
Petya Pypkin

excellent and knowledgeable statement 🙂

Nick
Nick

Seems like the only way to redeem is to call in.
How does the pricing work, is it 15k points per bedroom? Would a 3bdr rental cost 45k per night?