Visual Data Systems has announced that Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals has been chosen as the winner of their Extreme Online Makeover Contest. After, receiving entries from throughout the United States, Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals was chosen for the quality of their essay and their vision of their future with a partnership with Visual Data Systems. As the winner, Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals will receive two years of online marketing services from Visual Data Systems including custom website design, search engine promotion consulting and email marketing services and consultation.

Visual Data Systems, the leader in online marketing services for the vacation rental community is proud to announce the winner to its first ever Extreme Online Makeover ContestMt. Hood Vacation Rentals in Welches, Oregon. As the winner of the contest, Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals will receive two years of online marketing services from Visual Data Systems including custom website development, website promotion and email marketing.


The announcement of Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals as the winner of the Extreme Online Makeover Contest comes at the conclusion of a four month plus contest held by Visual Data Systems that was open to professional vacation rental managers. Entrants were required to submit an essay or video on why their company deserved this makeover as well as other pertinent information. Visual Data Systems received qualified entries from all over the United States, which made picking the winner extremely difficult.


Betsy LaBarge, CEO/Owner, wrote the essay that was submitted by Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals. In her essay, she not only extolled the virtues of her company and why they would be a great partner for Visual Data Systems but expressed her desire to become an even better company by working with Visual Data Systems. Among other things, Betsy stated, “…we are submitting a serious proposal to VDS to partner with MHVR in a dynamic, creative and results-oriented online marketing program.  We believe our company is the type of client you want to do business with.  While we love what we do, we take our work seriously and we take your work seriously as well…”.

As the winner, Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals will now receive two years of services from Visual Data Systems that will include:
  • Custom website with integration of their Escapia rental management software
  • Away Wee Go! mobile website
  • Website promotional services and consulting including SEO, SEM and Social Media
  • Email Marketing consultation and services
Visual Data Systems is very pleased at the response to our contest and we look forward to working with a quality organization such as Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals over the next two years in order to help them reach new levels of online success,” stated Robert Gray, Vice President of Visual Data Systems. “We have close to twenty years of experience bringing online solutions to the vacation rental community and are sure that the solutions we provide Betsy and Mt. Hood will be impressive to the whole industry.

Visual Data Systems will be providing periodic updates on our work with Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals – so please make sure to visit our blog often to keep up with our progress and read other industry related information.