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The History of Medrelins Vacation Rentals

Here is our story on how Medrelins Vacation Rentals came to be. After getting married in 2019 and living in a townhome in North Tampa with high HOA and CDD fees, we were both passionate about finding our dream home without an HOA that we could make our own.

We discussed getting into real estate and spending much of our time watching HGTV, completing DIY projects around the house, learning about flipping homes, and staying in various Airbnbs to experience different types of homes. We also loved having several homes in other areas we liked to vacation and renting them out when away.

Finally, we took the plunge in March 2020 to list the townhome for sale, and by May, we were closing on the townhome in the prime of the COVID-19 pandemic without a new home. We rented a one bedroom condo on the water in South Saint Pete while we took our time finding our forever dream home.

In July 2020, to our surprise, we found the perfect home that met all our requirements: it was a split floor plan on the water to dock a boat, had pocket sliding glass doors that opened up to a beautiful view of a lanai-covered pool, and a portion of the pool deck had to be covered to enjoy the outdoors rain or shine. 

When we found the home online, we instantly knew it was what we had been looking for. We were able to fill the only available spot for viewing before the deadline for offers. We fell in love as soon as we stepped into the front door during the showing. We were ready to do almost anything to call the home ours, which paid off. 

Ultimately, we were 1 of 6 offers and barely won the emotional and stressful bidding war thanks to our excellent realtor, Giovanni Sanginesi of the Pozek Group. (Gio is such a wonderfully extraordinary human being that we will be writing a blog post about our experience working with him soon. Want to know more now, check out his interview for the Pozek Group) Apollo Beach was our neighborhood, and Zen Oasis was our new forever home!

Our Forever Home - Medrelins Vacation Rental's First Addition

From the first day, we walked into our house, we knew it was a special place for us and our loved ones to gather, especially after adding our unique personalized special touches. Throughout 2020 and 2021, we slowly made improvements to make the home ours. 

We redid the fireplace, tore down the popcorn ceiling, painted all walls white, installed can lights, and, thanks to Dee’s love of all things tech turned it into a smart home with several unique special touches that we felt were a reflection of us. 

We wanted to make it different and unique and decided to paint the ceilings in each room a different color. Slowly, we found the right furniture and decor to bring the energy we wanted to the home.

By mid-2021, having no kids or pets, we found ourselves leaving home quite a bit to help with family, leaving home empty for days and weeks. After much research, Kari’s background in hospitality, and remembering what we liked and didn’t like about the various vacation homes we stayed at in the past. 

We decided to do something bold and list our house for rent on Airbnb and see what happened. We had our first reservation within 24 hours of listing our home as Zen Oasis, FL, and from there, the rest was history. Between glowing guest reviews and the challenge of learning new things with each reservation, it was only a short time until we realized we might be onto something here. 

We were hooked, spending countless hours improving our communication, amenities, etc.! Although the extra income was excellent, we also quickly realized we were doing this to help share our home’s unique energy and experiences with others. Although the extra income was nice, we also quickly realized we were doing this to help share our home’s amazing energy and experiences with others.

Towards the end of 2021, after years of toying with the idea, Dee started fueling his long-time passion by creating inspirational videos and images. One of the first videos played Christmas favorites in the background while images of Christmas trees, Santa, gifts, and winter looped. 

He hosted it on YouTube as a live video, and it was a hit with several friends and family. When guests arrived, we had his YouTube video and music playing in the background of all TVs in the home. As his library grew and he explored the why behind creating and sharing these videos, he started organizing the videos across three playlist categories: Meditation, Relaxation, and Inspiration. 

One day, he had an ah-hah moment about the name of his YouTube channel: Medrelins Experience. He created a logo and social media and continued producing videos after the holiday season. To this day, one of the special touches of visiting our homes is experiencing various videos playing throughout the house.

On The Move

By mid-2022, we felt the push to turn Zen Oasis into a full-time vacation rental, causing us to find a new forever home. Throughout our search for our new home, we knew it also had to put off a similar energy that Zen Oasis was bringing to many. 

Eventually, we found a larger home that would allow us to host even more prominent groups in a private gated community—the perfect place for large family gatherings. Pet friendly so the whole family can travel together, and it is stocked with everything a family would need. 

After making slow improvements to the new home to make it as unique to us as Zen Oasis, we are happy to announce that House of Suites is now available and is the latest addition to this dream of ours. However, this dream company needed a name.

For several weeks, we toyed with several names for our new business that would house the income and expenses generated from Zen Oasis and potentially other future vacation homes we may add down the road. 

Throughout the conversation, we also wanted to share the videos from the Medrelins YouTube channel. As we explored our brand for vacation rentals, we kept coming back to parallels with what Medrelins stands for, leading us to call the company Medrelins Vacation Rentals. These three pillars of the name Medrelins are the foundation of the why behind our vacation rentals. 

An equation, if you will, whereby if you added the pillars together in the proper order, it would give you a great shot at being the best version of yourself. Meditation plus Relaxation equals Inspiration. That was the formula.

MEDºRELºINS Vacation Rentals are fueled by three states of mind (MEDitation, RELaxation, and INSpiration) that we hope all of our guests can experience while staying in one of our properties.

The best version of ourselves is found when we find a place that allows us to meditate, relax, and feel inspired. We hope our vacation rentals allow you and your guests to experience this.

Clearwater Beach, located on the West Coast of Florida, is one of the most popular beaches in the United States. With its clean, stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and endless sunshine, it won’t be hard to understand why Clearwater Beach is a top destination for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, bars, restaurants, or a fun beach day, Clearwater Beach has something for everyone and will be worth visiting if you love the beach life.

Clearwater Beach, located on the West Coast of Florida, is one of the most popular beaches in the United States. With its clean, stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and endless sunshine, it won’t be hard to understand why Clearwater Beach is a top destination for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, bars, restaurants, or a fun beach day, Clearwater Beach has something for everyone and will be worth visiting if you love the beach life.

Amenities Galore

We believe when you stay at a vacation destination, you only need to bring what you need. We take care of all of the dishes, sheets, towels, toiletries you will need for your entire stay.

Constant Communication

A Five 🌟 Stay is our top priority when you stay with us. The best way to ensure that you enjoy your time in our home, is to make sure we understand what you need. We have multiple touch points throughout your stay to make sure you have what you need.

Worldwide Coverage

Even though you are on vacation, staying connected is important. We think so too. For that reason we make sure that we have High Speed Internet in every one of our properties. Bring your phones, tablets and laptops. We will provide Cable, Netflix, And Prime Video.

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