Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. A few days ago, I booked 3 more Vacasa Vacation Rentals for an upcoming trip to Maui and Oahu. I am a huge fan of Vacasa (especially in Hawaii) and the booking process is pretty easy, you just need to call Wyndham Rewards. The price is right too at only 13,500 Wyndham Rewards Points per bedroom per night, if you have the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner+ Credit Card or the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card (or 15,000 points per bedroom per night without the credit card). Here are the 6 Vacasa properties in Hawaii that I have booked and stayed at / will stay at. There are actually a few ways to earn Wyndham Rewards Points that I will show you later in the post. Let’s get started.
Booking Vacasa Vacation Rentals is not as easy as booking other hotel award nights online, but with a short call, your reservations will be created and your Wyndham Rewards Points will be redeemed. As you can see, I booked 3 different Vacasa properties for 7 nights total (I like hopping around Hawaii and exploring different islands). The total cost was 7 nights x 13,500 points = 94,500 points. As far as I know, it would be very difficult to book a 7 night stay in Hawaii with any other hotel program and use less than 100,000 points. I saw a few Hilton and Marriott properties that would cost that many points for a single night.
So how do you get Wyndham Rewards Points? I use a combination of spend on the Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card (more details below) and instant transfers from Citi ThankYou Points and Capital One Miles.
The Barclays Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Credit Card offers 8x at Wyndham Hotels and gas stations along with 5x at marketing, advertising, and utilities. I pay most of my utility bills, like trash, electricity, gas, and water with this credit card, but I keep my internet, phone, and cable utility bills on my Chase Ink Plus. The current sign up bonus is 45,000 points after spending $1,000 in 3 months. The previous best sign up bonus was 90,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months, so hopefully that sign up bonus comes back soon. If that wasn’t good enough, this credit card gives you Wyndham Rewards Diamond Elite Status (which you can use to match to Caesars Rewards Diamond Elite Status), you get a 10% discount on award redemptions (which drops the rates from 15,000 points to 13,500 points), and you get 15,000 bonus points every anniversary after paying your $95 annual fee.
Assuming you only used this credit card for gas, you would earn 13,500 points after spending $1,688 at gas stations. Or if you only paid your utility bills with this credit card, you would earn 13,500 points after spending $2,700, or $225 per month. Earning the necessary points is pretty easy and fast.
If you need to top up your Wyndham Rewards Points balance, you can instantly transfer Capital One Miles to Wyndham Rewards at the 1000:1000 transfer ratio.
You can also instantly transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Wyndham Rewards Points at the 1000:1000 transfer ratio.
You can also transfer Caesars Rewards Credits to Wyndham Rewards Points, but the process took about 3 days for me, despite the language saying the transfer could take 6-8 weeks. The 5000:5000 transfer ratio also has an annual limit of 30,000 points. Here are all the ways to earn Caesars Rewards Credits.
Vacasa Vacation Rentals are not everywhere and may not be right for everyone or every trip, but they are my favorite way to stay in Hawaii. If you have used Wyndham Rewards Points to book a Vacasa property, how was your experience? If you have any questions about the earning or redeeming process, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!