Member Spotlight: Renee & Patrick FinnMay 17, 2018 • By THIRDHOME
Renee and Patrick have been THIRDHOME members since 2011. Their membership has provided the opportunity for them to book 12 homes all over the world, allowing their daughter to see nearly every continent before the age of 10. Learn how the Finn family uses THIRDHOME to travel far and wide.
FROM THE GALAPAGOS TO AN UPCOMING SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI, THE FINN FAMILY SURE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL.
How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?
A friend referred me right at the beginning of the company really getting started.
Where are you based?
Where do you usually travel?
Asia, Australia and Europe
What do you do for a living?
We own and manage our real estate portfolio of long and short term rentals and also my husband is a United Airlines Pilot of 21 years.
What are your favorite travel hobbies?
Beaches, seeing animals, surfing, scuba diving and just seeing amazing places of history.
In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it?
Galapagos. It had animals that you will not see anywhere else in the world. The home Casa Iguana owner and staff are amazing. We loved it so much we have been 2 times.
Take a note from The Finn family and venture down to their favorite destination, The Galapagos, in this upcoming Inner Circle journey.
What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?
South Africa to a Game Lodge in August 2018.
What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?
I get to have amazing people come to visit from all over the world and each guest that has stayed has taken great care of my property.
Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?
After this summer we will have taken our 9 year old daughter to all continents except Antartica. This we are hoping to do this next Christmas. We also enjoy traveling to take our daughter to surf competitions for her around the world.
How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?
Instead of booking hotels we always look for THIRDHOME first and then can invite family and friends to come. It sure makes the trips more fun to have friends to come along with us.
What is the nicest amenity you have encountered while staying at a THIRDHOME property?
Trump Towers in Waikiki staff was beyond excellent. We really enjoyed the amenities we received.
How would you describe THIRDHOME to a friend?
Its the best travel club to join if you have a really nice 2nd or 3rd home even if you don’t normally rent it. Its like a trade but you have the control of who is coming to visit plus insurance to cover you if there is damage.
What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?
Galapagos. The staff went and got all kinds of fresh fish and seafood and steaks and grilled for us. They fed some amazing birds and we enjoyed the hot tub while we were waiting to eat. It was a wonderful memory.
Any travel tips for fellow members?
Do watches for anything you are interested in. Don’t wait to book as it will be gone and browse new properties often.
What makes a THIRDHOME stay so special?
You get to deal directly with the owners and they tend to tell you great spots to visit as they know their properties and areas so well. They give more attention than a hotel or company rental ever would. All the homes have been vetted and are higher end properties.
How is staying in a THIRDHOME different than other types of accommodations?
Again, I would say dealing with the owners and the level of the properties you stay at are a cut above.