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Vrbo celebrates 25th anniversary by giving away 25 stays in epic vacation homes

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To commemorate 25 years since it pioneered the online vacation rental business, Vrbo® is giving away 25 stays at some of its all-time favorite vacation homes. Vrbo selected 25 of its most iconic, highest-rated vacation homes, cabins, condos (and castles!) as options for contest winners to choose from.

To enter, participants just need to share a family vacation photo on Instagram or Facebook using #VrboTurns25. Vrbo will select winners who will get to choose a vacation home stay from Vrbo’s collection of all-time favorites.

“We wanted to recognize and show gratitude to our customers who have trusted Vrbo with their family vacations over the past 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are inviting families to look back through their old family photos to reminisce on their most precious memories together,” said Lish Kennedy, Vrbo’s VP of global brand marketing. “We’re giving away 25 stays in some truly over-the-top Vrbos to our favorite entrants – so share any throwback vacation photo that warms your heart, makes you laugh, smile or even shed a happy tear.”

Whether winners want to head to the beach, the mountains, the lake or the jungle – Vrbo selected a variety of vacation homes in different destinations that they can enjoy with their families. These are the Vrbos that travelers have liked, pinned, shared, commented on, and dreamed about.

Here are some unique picks that winners will be able to choose from:

  • 727 Airplane in the Costa Rican Jungle
  • Red Sands Ranch, a river resort that doubles as your own private amusement park
  • Sweet Escape, a fun, colorful house to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • A charming private island with
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Neighbor stays to help homes from burning on Mountain Hawk Drive in Santa Rosa

One resident of the Skyhawk Community in east Santa Rosa sent his family away Sunday night but vowed to stay and protect his home and those of neighbors.

Jas Sihota, 49, a radiology technician at Kaiser Permanente, worked to help save four neighborhood homes using garden hoses.

“I’m no cowboy, I just didn’t want to lose my house,” he said.

Sihota knew the situation was dire when he saw his maple tree bending from the wind Sunday night. Beyond that, he saw a completely red sky.

He told his family to leave and he remained, as he said he had done in previous evacuations for the Tubbs and Kincade fires.

Seeing embers the size of golf balls, Sihota sprayed the roofs of his house and several others before flames arrived. Later, he said, he saw fences and landscaping catch fire and doused them.

At least a dozen homes were destroyed in the Skyhawk Community, the bulk of which on the stretch of Mountain Hawk between Brigadoon Way and Nighthawk Drive.

Sihota’s home survived and he has remained in the neighborhood despite power being out. He purchased a whole home generator last year to power his house.

You can reach Staff Writer Kevin Fixler at 707-521-5336 or kevin.fixler@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @kfixler.

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