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Meredith Lodging buys Manz Rental Company


Meredith Lodging LLC, has acquired its fifth vacation-lodging firm in the last 10 months by assuming ownership of Manzanita Rental Company.
A release from the Oregon boutique vacation-home management company states the acquisition adds high quality Manzanita-area properties to Meredith Lodging’s Oregon vacation rental collection and new destinations to the company’s 300,000 plus guests. A sixth Oregon acquisition is expected to close in the next two months, part of the company’s focus on Oregon destination markets.
Matt and Kay Christianson, owners of Manzanita Rental Company, said they are pleased to have Meredith Lodging acquire the business.
“Many companies have sought to purchase Manzanita Rentals over the years, but none of them felt quite right,” said Kay Christianson. “It became clear that Meredith Lodging would be able to treat our homeowners and guests with integrity and high-quality service.”
Long-time local Oregon Coast residents and Meredith Lodging owners Jon and Meredith Oksenholt said they have a unique ability to keep their interests aligned with homeowners. The Oksenholts said their experience as real estate investors and their willingness to move their family long-term to several vacation rentals to see the business from the inside, convinces them that quality and care of homes is central.
“We pride ourselves on the white-glove service we provide to our owners as we care for their homes,” Jon Oksenholt said. “Meredith Lodging’s business model is unique due to our commitment to invest heavily in infrastructure with local, physical offices and reservations staff and local boots-on-the-ground operations in our many destinations.”
Oksenholt said Meredith Lodging does not rely on private equity investment or bank debt for support.
“As a result, we are not distracted with outside influences or profit metrics,” he said. “This allows us to have a laser-like focus on building trusting relationships with owners and providing superior and dedicated care for their homes.”
Meredith Lodging home collections are available at meredithlodging.com. Its headquarters can be reached at 1-800-224-7660.