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Our Vision

Our vision the #1 destination to find whole home mid term rentals in the Greater Austin area. 

We strive to create unique experiences that our guests can cherish and share forever by offering beautiful spaces while going above and beyond, always.

Our Mission

We strive to offer an exceptional experience for our guests with a goal to “surprise and delight” our guests. 

We are committed to working with private property owners with a track record of hospitality, not just investors.  

We are cognizant of the business goals of our property owners. We promise to continuously innovate the way we work so that we are easy to do business with & to become the leading extended stay furnished home rental company in the USA.

Corporate Rentals Austin General Manager

Vivian Yip
Founder & CEO

Hi, I’m Vivian

I fell in love with hospitality when I was 17 years old, working as an intern at an international hotel in Hong Kong.  Oh, and I loved Greek mythology when I was a young girl.  When I was thinking about the perfect brand to represent my homes, Hestia was the perfect fit!

I started my first furnished rental using the traditional online travel booking websites back in 2019 but my business was interrupted abruptly when the pandemic shocked the world in March of 2020.

I was lucky enough to transition my business into a mid term rental catering to families relocating into the area, folks in transition with their homes (either building a new home, dealing with an insurance claim, remodeling) or business travelers.  Having success keeping my homes at greater than 90% occupancy, I decided to share my network and success with others by creating a dedicated mid term rental booking platform.  Our hosts prioritize the mid term model and do their best to have open calendars so that longer booking are possible.  We are trying to eliminate the spotty calendars where it’s hard to find completely open calendars.

What excites me is that I am providing exceptional hosts with gorgeous properties, a place to market their mid term rental homes directly with the guest, insurance relocation companies and global relocation firms.   

Regan Sonnabend
Founding Partner

Hi, I’m Regan

My career as a marketer began with a decade in hospitality after falling in love with the business during a Disney internship; the second decade of my career was spent in healthcare IT, followed by five years in the nonprofit sector before turning my real estate side hustle into the focus of my career.

2014 was my first year as an Airbnb host. Since then, I’ve grown and evolved my real estate portfolio to include short-term, mid-term and long term rental properties.  However, my first experience in mid-term rentals was in 1998 with a company that became a part of Bridgestreet Accommodations at a time when we were busy housing consultants working feverishly on Y2K projects.

In 2021, I rediscovered mid-term rentals and have made that my focus as an investor after being thrilled with the results-the cash flow of short term rentals (sometimes better) without the regulatory issues or churn of that business model.  In 2023, I joined forces with Vivian to help other investors thrive with mid-term rentals by using a successful B2B model fueled by trusted relationships and a large premium inventory of homes in highly sought-after locations. 

Vivian's First Short Term Furnished Rental (Round Rock TX - June 2019)

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