A Vacation Different | Company Overview
Co-founded in 2020, we are changing the face of vacation rentals in Santa Fe, NM. Our customers learn first hand what A Vacation Different is all about: experiences. From insider information on restaurants, best options for the kiddos, and Santa Fe's best outdoor adventures, A Vacation Different has done the legwork for you, allowing your group to focus on creating long-lasting memories while soaking up the Santa Fe culture.
We’re here to help.
- Ever rented a vacation home to only be given 1 trash bag for a 7 day stay?
- Ever rented a home hoping to experience the local neighborhood to only find absolutely no information before or upon arriving?
- Rented a home ‘great for children without a single plastic cup in the cupboard?
Guests book A Vacation Different homes with confidence, relying on our 3D tours and honest listings to help them find exactly what they’re looking for, and know exactly what they’ll get. And with around-the-clock care from our local management and central support teams, they can count on professional service, cleanliness, and comfort- so they can fully enjoy their time with family and friends.
We forgot something you say? No problem, we’re available 24/7 to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
Live like a local.
Make like a local in your new home away from home. We’d like to broaden your adventure by going beyond tourist activities to create experiences that are truly authentic and alluring, resulting in unforgettable memories. From where to find the best green chile to actual local hotspots, we’ve got you covered.
Why Santa Fe?
Nestled in the northern New Mexican mountains, this small town packs a punch in culture. Ranked by Travel + Leisure Magazine at number three among the top American cities in its 2020 world’s best awards, Santa Fe has something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in our abundance of hiking trails, and foodies are in for a treat with endless choices to eat and drink. Oh, and our art scene is not to be overlooked- Santa Fe hosts the country's third-largest art market, boasting more than 250 galleries and more than a dozen different museum facilities. Not to mention the world-renowned local art collective, Meow Wolf.
Who we are
Laura is a licensed Realtor with over 4 years of experience in the Santa Fe real estate market and has held the position of office manager at her Coldwell Banker office since 2018. In her time practicing real estate, Laura has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to the profession. She holds a New Mexico Qualifying Broker’s license and serves as the QB for A Vacation Different.
As office manager, Laura has become familiar with bookkeeping, staff management, invoicing, and NM state tax reporting, as well as worked to improve efficiency in the. This combination of management, bookkeeping, real estate, and customer service makes her a versatile asset to A Vacation Different.
Kelly is an avid traveler, entrepreneur, and businesswoman. Along with her husband and four young children, Kelly travels frequently throughout the world. These experiences have shaped a unique perspective on why people travel and more importantly, what they remember when they travel. She discovered Santa Fe in 2017 and was instantly taken by the city’s heartbeat and charm. Just a few months after her first visit, Kelly and her husband purchased their first vacation home. With a focus on creating memorable experiences driving her custom approach to short-term rentals, Kelly quickly became a top-rated owner in the Santa Fe market. She has dedicated herself to giving back to the community, partnering with local businesses and Santa Fe residents to create enchanting vacations for all visitors that stay in her homes.
Kelly’s first entered the business world at the age of 28, founding a freight brokerage company that handled logistics for the country’s highest-profile events and tradeshows. Starting with little working capital, she quickly built her company to three national locations and millions of dollars in revenue. She worked tirelessly to create better experiences for both customers and freight companies. Kelly is looking forward to bringing the same passion that fueled her other business success to Santa Fe, as A Vacation Different transforms the vacation industry in The City Different.