marriott homes and villas deals

If you aren’t familiar with Marriott Homes and Villas, it’s a platform like AirBnB or VRBO, a bit more focused on high end rentals in key markets.

What Do Marriott Bonvoy Members Get When Booking via Marriott Homes and Villas?

Booking via the platform earns Bonvoy points for the stay as follows

  • Member: Base 5 points per eligible dollar only, no elite bonus applied
  • Silver Elite: Base 5 points per eligible dollar plus 10% bonus
  • Gold Elite: Base 5 points per eligible dollar plus 25% bonus
  • Platinum Elite: Base 5 points per eligible dollar plus 50% bonus
  • Titanium Elite: Base 5 points per eligible dollar plus 75% bonus
  • Ambassador: Base 5 points per eligible dollar plus 75% bonus

Eligible members receive additional points as Elite Welcome Gift

  • Ambassador Elite, Titanium Elite, Platinum Elite: 1000 points
  • Gold Elite: 500 points

Elite nights

Members earn elite nights for the stays (which on an extended stay can be huge toward achieving status tiers), but these nights do NOT count towards lifetime status.

Three New Offers for Marriott Homes and Villas

Celebrate Summer ’21 with 21,000 bonus points (Live Now)

  • All Marriott Bonvoy members can earn 21,000 bonus points when they spend a minimum $2100 (including taxes & fees). You must book & stay before September 30, 2021. (I would value these points at roughly $126.)

Marriott Co-Brand Credit Cards Offer

  • Earn 10x points for booked and completed stays June 1 – December 31 for all US Marriott Bonvoy Card Members. This is total points, so it’s 4x on top of the usual 6x for Marriott bookings.

AMEX Offer

  • This just went live today. If you have the offer, you’ll get a $200 statement credit when you use your AMEX to book and spend at least $1,000 between 7/16 – 9/24

Bottom Line

You can often find the exact same properties here as on VRBO or AirBnB. Sometimes more expensive, sometimes the same, and sometimes cheaper.

But these promotions certainly give a leg up on choosing to book via their platform if available. A $2,100 stay booked with all three offers would earn 10,500 points (base member) plus 21,000 points on the co-brand card + 21,000 bonus points, plus get $200 back via the Amex Offer. That’s a rebate of 53,500 Bonvoy points +$200. Not bad!


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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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