I’m Ilonka Berryman founder and owner of Vacation Home Amenities. After years of renting our vacation home, and struggling to find quality hotel toiletries that I could order in smaller quantities, that also reflected the style of our vacation home, I decided to start my own line of amenities and Vacation Home Amenities was born! My husband and I purchased our first vacation condo in 2009 in Austin, Texas on the North shore of Lake Travis. We had two young boys at the time, and thought this would be a great place to spend quality time and make memories with our family. Like so many other vacation home owners, we decided to rent our property to generate extra income. Since then, we have owned several vacation rental properties and have seen firsthand the growth and popularity of the Vacation rental business.
Not one to sit still, I threw myself into getting everything set up and ready for our rental guests. I am somewhat of a perfectionist, and thoroughly did my research on everything I would need to get our condo "Rental Ready" so that our guests would have a 5-star experience, and love it as much as we did. While it was easy to find things like sheets and towels, I could not find a good source to buy affordable luxury hotel amenities in small quantities. I found many suppliers who catered to hotels, but the minimum order quantities were always too high for me. I mean who needs 300 bars of guest soap or hotel shampoo when you only have only one property to rent out?
HomeAway, VRBO, Airbnb, FlipKey, and others are making it easier than ever for vacation home owners to rent out their properties, and I realized that there was a real need for bath amenities that could be ordered in low minimums. My husband and I are lucky enough to travel frequently, and we enjoy the custom bath amenities that hotels provide. They are always designed to fit the theme of the hotel and offer a nice touch to the whole vacation experience. I thought why not design amenities that fit the theme of the different types of vacation rentals? That way property owners and managers like you and I can make our guests feel pampered too, and create great first impressions! We have been in the rental business for many years, and have learned that it's the little things that set us apart from other rentals, and go a long way in helping to get great reviews from our guests. That is why we set out to create bath amenities that are Eco-Friendly, affordable and luxurious!
My career background includes jobs in a buying office for a large department store and Territory Manager for a big 10 Pharmaceutical Company. I also have a degree in Merchandising from Baylor University. My background as a buyer has given me the knowledge and experience to source and design consumer products that are high quality, cost efficient, and unique. My Pharmaceutical experience has provided me with the knowledge and expertise on providing products that are effective, safe, sustainable, and Environmentally friendly. Our products have all been custom designed and manufactured for us, and you can only find them here. We sell our bath amenities directly to property owners and managers via our online store. This cuts out the middle man and allows us to keep our prices low. Our goal is to provide our customers with luxurious amenities at a tremendous value that won't break the bank!
Our bath amenity collections include three custom themes that you won’t find anywhere else. BEACH THERAPY™ is perfect for all kinds of Coastal properties. MOUNTAIN ESCAPE™ is the ideal choice for your Mountain home and RETREAT™ is a versatile collection that can be used in any type of vacation property. All three have been designed with your vacation home in mind. We plan to add new designs to represent a broad range of vacation homes as our business grows. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new products are added!