TRAVEL

Submit a Travel Request Form:


Click to download Travel Request pdf. 

Travel Request Form also available by fax upon request.   We need all of the requested information.  This means everything!  No requests for travel will be accepted without completed Travel Request Form.   

Required Dates: DATE SUBMITTED is the date you are filling out the form, and your first and second choice CHECK IN/CHECK OUT dates. 

Property/Area Requested: This is your desired destination.  Be as specific as possible. 

Restrictions & Blackout Dates: As with most things bartered, travel is sold on an "as available" basis.  Certain dates may be reserved only for cash customers and unavailable for barter and so are blacked out and not available for trade.  Restrictions as to number of days, rooms, amenities  or cleaning charge, and booking fee may apply. 

Minimum Lead Time: No travel requests will be accepted with less than two weeks advanced notice.   

Credit Card: A major credit card information must be supplied when requesting travel to insure payment of taxes and incidentals.  No credit card... no travel.   

Checking Status: We will notify you as soon as we receive confirmation of your travel request.  Don't call us to check on your request.  Checking on a request means repeating an already lengthy cycle of communication often involving faxing, long distance charges, and voice mail delays.   

Do Not Contact the Property: AOB Trading Partners are not allowed to contact Hotels, Resorts, or other Barter Companies directly until after reservations are confirmed.  Each property has its own particular procedure for booking bartered reservations.  Hotel and resort reservation staff are usually not acquainted with barter.   We must observe strict guidelines to insure that these advantageous relationships are not abused.  

Terms & Conditions: By signing a confirmed response form, you agree to the following terms: 1) Trade dollars are transferred at the time of confirmation.  2) Tax, gratuities and incidentals (unless otherwise specified) are paid in cash or credit card at the end of the stay and are the responsibility of the traveler.  3) Once confirmed, reservations are non-cancelable non-changeable, and non-refundable.  

Frequently Available Travel:

FLORIDA

All Beach Rentals Mt. Dora, FL Vacation Cottage: Charming 3 BR 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 6-8.  Completely renovated and comfortably furnished. Huge yard, complete with new, private deck. Sun filled home with lovely furnishings and art. Very comfortable. Charming with lots of personality. The home sits behind the Mt. Dora Golf course and is an easy walk to 'uptown' Mt. Dora with downtown just beyond.  45 minutes drive from Orlando.  Terms: $150 to $200 per night depending on season.  Cleaning fee is cash.  Peak season requires 50% cash 50% trade.  Contact: Jennifer Davis  Telephone: 269-369-1003


Indian Rocks Beach, Florida: Vacation Rental Condo: 3BR/2BA Luxury Condo, Sleeps 6.  Click banner for photos and more info.  Bartering May 1 to 31 and August 15 to November 30 ONLY.  Location: Indian Rocks Beach, FL, between St. Petersburg and Clearwater  Price & Terms: T$1,500.00 per week.  Saturday to Saturday.  Tax and $100.00 cleaning fee is cash.  Contact: James Allen  Telephone: 847-438-1112 or 847-359-4446 (AOB)


Florida Vacation Condo in Singer Island Florida: Oceanfront 2 BR condo in Phoenix Towers gated community..  Sleeps 4-6.  Terms: T$2,000.00 per week.  Contact: Rene  Telephone: 847-897-5240 or 847-774-0280

ILLINOIS

Essence Suites: Hotel designed for romantic getaways & relaxation. "Rinse away the stresses of life in the steam room with a rain shower; submerge yourself in a luxurious hot tub next to the roaring fire. Surrender yourself to the caress of the finest bed you have experienced.  An overnight or afternoon stay at the Essence Suites can recharge your body and mind without the preparation, expense or stress of travel."  Terms: Available Sun. thru Thurs.  Valentine's Day Season is blocked out.  Sunday's when Monday is a holiday are also blocked out.  Gift Certificates Available.  Contact: Jay Patel  Location: 14455 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL  Telephone: 708-403-3300  Reservations through AOB only. 


Galena, IL Vacation Home Rental: New, 5 1/2 Bedroom, 3 Story House with 3 Full Bathrooms, Loft, Wrap Around Deck, Lake View, Fully Furnished, Sleeps 18.  Enjoy Fishing, Boating, Golf, and Swimming Pool.  Rates & Terms: T$500.00 per night.  Friday - Sunday and Holidays T$600.00 per night.  1 time  cash $220.00 required for cash cleaning regardless of how long of short the stay Location: Apple Canyon Lake, Galena, IL  Contact: Peter Aguilera  Telephone: 630-393-1100


Dan Mari Galena Condo Rentals: Click the banner ad for details about condo rentals available in Galena, IL.  Contact: Dan Mari  Telephone: 847-533-8450

MICHIGAN

Lakeshore Bed & Breakfast: Fully restored 6,500 sq.ft. mansion built in 1941 on 200 feet of private Lake Michigan beach frontage. This classic estate exudes charm, style and ambiance too rich to describe.  All rooms with scenic Lake Michigan views.  Terms: Rooms available at rack rate (varies with season).  July and August seldom available.  Book direct by calling 616-844-2697.  Location:
Grand Haven, MI Area
approximately 180 minutes from Chicago/Detroit and 30 minutes from Grand Rapids at 11001 Lakeshore Dr., West Olive, MI  Contact: Dan Hansen  Telephone: 616-844-2697


Marina Grand Resort: Lake Michigan water-front boutique hotel in New Buffalo.   Inspired by Scandinavian and modern design, Marina Grand offers a full-service resort experience, restaurant, fitness center, indoor/ outdoor pools, and wireless internet.  This two-bedroom / one bath waterfront loft suite offers a master bedroom king bed, living room double sofa-bed, two twin beds in the loft bedroom, two balconies with seating overlooking the scenic New Buffalo Harbor and fireplace.  Features fully-equipped European kitchen with stainless appliances, dishwasher, coffee maker and utensils.  Terms: 2 Night Minimum.  Rates vary depending upon time of the year and day of the week.  Call to determine availability and rate.  $45 cash cleaning fee required upon check-out.  No weekends during Summer and unavailable for holidays.  Location: 600 W. Water St., New Buffalo, MI  Contact:
Jeff Betman  Email: mddpm2@aol.com 

Augres:
Harbor Inn (BTE)
www.harborinnaugress.com

Battle Creek:
Arbor Inn, Marshall (BTE)
www.arborinnmarshall.com

Flint Area:
Best Inn & Suites, Flint (BTE)
www.bestinn.com

Scenic Inn, Grand Blanc (BTE)
Home Town Inn, Flint (BTE)

Harbor Springs:
Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs (BTE)
www.birchwoodinn.com

Higgins Lake:
Kimberly's By The Lake (BTE)
(Three BR Cottage Rental)

Omer:
Rifle River Bed & Breakfast (BTE)

Pinconning:
Pinconning Trail Inn Motel (BTE)
www.pinconningtraillinn.com

Tawas Area:
Dale Motel, Tawas City (BTE)
www.dalemotel.com

Northland Beach Cottages, East Tawas (BTE)
www.northlandbeachcottages.com

North Star Motel, Tawas City (BTE)

Harbor View Motel, Tawas City (BTE)

Twining
Whispering Pines Campground" Rustic Camping (BTE)
www.whisperinpines.com


All Beach Rentals  McNeil House: Seven bedroom historic house on brick lined street in downtown St. Joseph, MI two hours drive from Chicago available for weekend and weekly rental.  Sleeps 17.  The McNeil House is an easy walk to Silver beach, library, Krasl Art Museum and more.  The home is nicely furnished and lovingly restored. There are 2.5 bathrooms, one of the bathrooms is very large and offers a claw foot tub. The in a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The living room is large and offers DVD/VCR player and a piano.  Terms: T$1,000.00 per weekend 100% trade based on availability.  Generally booked for cash from Labor Day to end of August.  Cash cleaning fee is $200.00.  Linens are cash or BYO.  Location: St Joseph, MI  Contact: Jennifer Davis  Telephone: 269-369-1003

MISSOURI
Branson:
Accommodations and Entertainment Available.  Contact: Rich Johnson Telephone: 417-889-2273

WISCONSIN

Vacation Rental at Blue Harbor Resort & Indoor Water Park:
Accommodations available at privately owned condo.  2 BR plus convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8) On the shores of Lake Michigan, this resort offers a commanding view of the lake. Terms: 100% Trade @ $250/night Monday and Tuesday nights because the water park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during off season months.  $350/night Wednesday and Thursday nights and $450/night Friday and Saturday nights plus $75 cleaning fee.  Three days in advance for weekends and five days advanced notice for weekdays required.  Cash for taxes apply where applicable.  Includes 8 Water Park Passes.  Location: Sheboygan, WI  Contact: John Palatine  Email: prpllc1@yahoo.com 


Open Hearth Lodge: Lodging Accommodations, 30 rooms in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.  Terms: Reservations require AOB Travel Request Form.  Tax is cash.  Do not contact the property prior to confirmed reservations.  Availability: Open year round.  Rarely availability weekends July thru October.  Location: 2669 S. Bay Shore Drive (Hwy. 42), Sister Bay, WI  Contact: John & Nora Zacek  Telephone: 920-854-4890


Wesley Inn: Motel accommodations.  20 rooms and 8 cottages.  Great casual, outdoors place for family and friends.  Located just 4 blocks from Geneva Lake.  Amenities include out door swimming pool, TV, Volleyball, Picnic tables and grills.  Terms: Reservations require AOB Travel Request Form.  Tax is cash.  Do not contact the property prior to confirmed reservations.  Location: 625 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI  Contact: Justina  Telephone: 262-248-4438

CONDO & RESORT RENTAL & SALES

Dan Mari Condo Rentals: Accommodations available at hundreds  of 5.5 Star condos around the US and Caribbean.  Contact: Dan Mari  Telephone: 847-533-8450




 
 

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