Gina called me in the middle of our Missouri winter and asked if I would be willing to fly out to California to shoot her property.

It did not take us long to sort out the details, and Southwest Airlines had my money.

I had to be honest with Gina before I would commit, though. If she really wanted me to photograph her place as she currently showed on her VRBO listing, I knew she would not be happy with the photos or her investment in me.

Interior design makes a world of difference, and she needed help if she was going to really stand out in the crowd of San Francisco Bay area vacation rentals an AirBnB places.

My advice was for her to collaborate with one of my very favorite people (and best friend) in the vacation rental industry, Alanna Schroeder of The Distinguished Guest.

Gina, the very wise vacation rental owner and host that she is, followed my suggestion.

And the result is incredible.

See for yourself in this Makeover Takeover video:


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A few before and after photos from the shoot

The living area before and after

The living area before and after

 

The master bedroom before and after

The master bedroom before and after

And several of my favorite photos

The master bedroom at Gina's San Ramon vacation rental

The master bedroom at Gina’s San Ramon vacation rental

The dining table and stairs at Gina's San Ramon vacation rental

The dining table and stairs at Gina’s San Ramon vacation rental

The guest bedroom at Gina's San Ramon vacation rental

The guest bedroom at Gina’s San Ramon vacation rental

The great room at Gina's San Ramon vacation rental

The great room at Gina’s San Ramon vacation rental

The amenities at Gina's San Ramon vacation rental

The amenities at Gina’s San Ramon vacation rental

 


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