Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy has rolled out a new promotion, and this time, it can actually be a great deal.
By booking four or more nights with Homes & Villas from May 1, 2023 to September 9, 2023, you can earn a bonus of 40,000 Bonvoy points that you can put towards future stays. The stay must be booked between May 1–3, 2023, so you’ll need to act quickly if you think you can take advantage of the offer.
If you have any stays planned during that period, you can potentially pad your Bonvoy points balance by opting for a stay, or multiple stays, in Marriott’s version of home rentals instead of a hotel.
What Is Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy?
The Marriott International hotel chain offers a curated selection of over 100,000 vacation rentals around the globe, in addition to its portfolio of hotel properties. Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, which is Marriott’s answer to compete with Airbnb, was launched in 2019 and tends to focus on higher-end rentals in each regional market.
The home rental program allows Marriott loyalists to experience unique accommodations with an elevated travel experience as an alternative to the traditional portfolio of Marriott hotels. At the same time, you still have the opportunity to earn and redeem Bonvoy points.
Staying with Marriott Homes & Villas will earn elite qualifying nights towards your Marriott Bonvoy status, so it’s always worth checking the Homes & Villas platform if you’re in the mood to book a vacation rental instead of a hotel for an upcoming trip on, say, Airbnb.
Just like Airbnbs, the Homes & Villas properties are run by individual owners or management companies and not by Marriott; instead, the rentals are simply stamped with the promise to deliver the same standards you can expect while staying at a Marriott hotels property.
Book Four Nights, Get 40,000 Points
Marriott Homes & Villas has come out with quite a few promotions since its launch; however, none have been particularly compelling. Fortunately, the latest promotion is certainly worth taking a closer look at.
Travellers who book four or more consecutive nights at a Homes & Villas property from May 1–3, 2023, for a stay from May 1, 2023 to September 9, 2023, will earn 40,000 Bonvoy points to use at Marriott properties worldwide.
Earn 40,000 points by booking a four-night stay with Marriott Homes & Villas
We value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.8 cents per point (CAD) or 0.6 cents per point (USD); hence, 40,000 points has a value of $320 (CAD) or $240 (USD), making the bonus a considerable amount.
And as per usual, you will still earn base points on your stay, as well as elite qualifying nights and bonus points as a Marriott Bonvoy elite member.
Are There Opportunities for Cheap Stays?
The offer could be an excellent opportunity to pick up a free stay for relatively cheap with plenty of low-cost Homes & Villas properties around the world. This is especially the case if you’re travelling to one of the cheaper regions where they’re available and need a place to stay.
For example, this one-bedroom condo in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil costs only $219 (USD) for a four-night stay.
Again, we value Bonvoy points at 0.6 cents (USD) apiece, so the bonus of 40,000 Bonvoy points can be thought of as having a value of $240 (USD), which would outweigh the cost of your accommodations. Keep in mind that you can certainly redeem 40,000 points for much more value at high-end hotels.
Similarly, there are cheap deals in Cape Town, where a four-night stay lands at $225 (USD) – a cost that can easily be recouped by redeeming your 40,000 bonus points wisely.
Don’t forget that you earn 4o,000 bonus points for every Homes & Villas stay of at least four consecutive nights that you book under the terms of this promotion.
Thus, you could think of the accommodations on an extended trip to Brazil or South Africa as essentially paying for themselves in the form of future Marriott hotel stays if you were to leverage this promotion wisely.
Another way to look at it is that you’re buying 40,000 points for whatever the cost of your stay is. Obviously, you’re getting a much better deal with cheaper stays, and a worse deal on more expensive stays.
On the other hand, if a hotel stay is going to cost the same amount in cash as a stay with Homes & Villas, then it would certainly make more sense to book the home rental, since you’d come out with 40,000 extra points.
No matter what your travel plans look like, it’s certainly worthwhile to check out Homes & Villas for any upcoming trips this year to see if you might find a four-night period that works for your needs and get bonus points out of it.
Marriott’s vacation home rental brand, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, is offering a limited-time promotion, through which you can earn 40,000 bonus points on stays of four consecutive nights or more.
The new promotion could be an excellent opportunity to try out a non-traditional Marriott experience on your 2023 summer travels, earn bonus points for relatively cheap, and also work towards earning elite qualifying nights towards Marriott Bonvoy elite status.
If you’re keen on taking advantage of the promotion, be sure to make your booking between May 1—3, 2023 for stays from May 1, 2023 through September 9, 2023.
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