About Us

Vacation.Rentals is owned by 5 dedicated owners committed to bringing you the best experience both as a host and as a traveler.


  • Mike and Handan Kugler are diverse owners to be sure. In addition to their roles as President and Vice President of Vacation.Rentals they also are the owners of Hunter's Friend Resort in Branson, MO. Their resort has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 4 time winner of the Certificate of Excellence and the city of Branson named their resort as the winner of the Green Energy award in 2016. Having served in the vacation rental industry now for the past 15 years they bring immediate experience necessary to oversee and operate such a large undertaking like Vacation.Rentals. 
  • In addition to the resort and this site, Mike is also the inventor and owner of a calibration software company for the past 18 years - VeeCal. Handan is a graduate of the Hotel and Tourism School in Alsancak, Turkey and has a degree in Business and Marketing.
  • Their immediate goal is to see every homeowner that lists with them receive immediate and sustainable return on their investment. Long term goals for them are to see the site branch out into new ventures for the hospitality industry. The one common feature both of them share is a commitment to customer service - first and foremost.

  • Jim and Wendy Sherrill are long term investors in vacation rental property primarily in Arizona and Missouri. Avid bikers, both Jim and Wendy have trekked across this great nation in search of their next adventure and believe they have found it with Vacation.Rentals Both Jim and Wendy are ardent supporters of veterans and do everything they can to support the troops.

  • Kalus Enterprise is made up of a family from Davenport, Iowa. Dean Kugler is the brother of the site president and a great contributor for ideas and promotions. His wife Marybeth also works tirelessly to promote the site and bring attention to the vacation travel industry both through direct contact and social media. Son Eli serves in the US Air Force and daughter Anna works as a teacher in Chicago.

  • William Whelpley is a long time investor with vacation rental property all over the United States. Bill has invested in the industry for the past 30 years and always seeks avenues that he believes will bring more attention to his vacation homes for rent. An avid Harley rider, Bill spends 8 months out of the year on the road traveling to different parts of the United States as well as spending time int he Caribbean on scuba adventures.