TurnKey partners with last-minute booking platform Whimstay

US: Austin-based vacation rental management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals has partnered with last-minute vacation rental reservation platform Whimstay to offer more options for travellers seeking the best possible deals and spontaneous getaways.

Through the new partnership, the Whimstay website and app will feature TurnKey’s extensive collection of vacation rental properties, offering additional inventory for home-stay options throughout the United States.

T.J. Clark, co-founder and president of TurnKey, who recently appeared in ShortTermRentalz’ RockSTRz webinar series, said: “Whether travellers are planning a spontaneous trip or looking for a great value, we are excited to offer them more options to stay at our beautiful homes. Whimstay aligns with our foundational focus on innovation and technology, and together we look forward to offering memorable stays for guests.”

TurnKey manages vacation homes in more than 80 destinations throughout the United States, while Whimstay partners with professional property managers to provide travellers with last-minute deals on vacation homes. Travellers are able to browse last-minute availability on thousands of properties – from beach houses to mountain cabins – and book them immediately.

Whimstay CEO Bradford Solso said: “We are thrilled to team up with TurnKey to expand our rental home options on Whimstay. With an increase in demand for private vacation homes and travellers continuing to book with shorter lead times, it is the ideal moment to bring TurnKey’s extensive collection into our platform.”

In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, TurnKey introduced new home cleaning innovations, including enhancements to its patented GuestWorks cleaning system and verification technology.

The GuestWorks system requires professional housekeepers to follow a stringent set of cleaning standards, customised for each home and available on the TurnKey housekeeping app. Housekeepers must also confirm and photo-validate their use of EPA-approved [United States Environmental Protection Agency] Covid-19-fighting products, as identified by the American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries.