Nofie was inspired by a vacation that Brian and Kimberly took to Carlsbad, California in 2008 where they
their very first short term vacation property with their 5 little boys.
Since that trip, Brian and Kimberly have traveled quite a bit for work and pleasure. Kimberly would spend hours trying to find the perfect vacation rental at the right price and was incredibly frustrated with the search process.
In 2014 they converted their second home to a vacation rental using traditional third-party booking methods. Frustrated with fees and lack of communication with guests, Kimberly began offering a more personal option for guests through her own website after learning about the Direct Booking Movement.
Due to the costs and challenges of driving traffic to her direct booking site, and hearing from many other hosts that were having the same frustrations, Kimberly decided it was time for a better solution for both hosts and guests. With over 25 years of experience in Real Estate and Software Development, Kimberly and Brian created Nofie to level the playing field, allowing guests and hosts to connect on whichever platform they choose.
Nofie is a new and growing vacation rental marketplace that is completely free to guests and hosts. It
allows guests to search listings from direct booking options as well as third-party vacation rental
platforms (like Airbnb & VRBO), in a single search.
As a guest, you get a transparent view of all your travel and booking options. As a host, the power is back in your hands, allowing you to make your own choices about where to send guests to book. By providing the option for guests and hosts to connect directly, Nofie is making travel feel more human again.
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