Sundes is more than a booking platform.
It’s a new concept of quality mark, in a huge market where are more than 2,000,000 vacation homes listing online.Yes, really: over two million!
With the mission to find and award the best homes out there, we work very hard with a little help from our “Hospitality Experts” who review every detail and advise each host so they can reach their full potential.
When booking platforms came up, we encountered unreliable user reviews and it was difficult to really trust them.
Apparently, Charles from New York “loved it all” but Justin from Sidney thought the house was not in good condition. Who has the reason? Who’s wrong? Charles even exists?
This is the reason why we developed The Sundes Awards based on continuous evaluation and improvement.
Restaurants have the Michelin Star. Books have the The Times Bestseller List. Vacation homes have the Sundes Award.
Every home selected, nominated and awarded at Sundes has undergone a multi-stage screening and research process. This previous work will save you a headache in the future, we know that.
Our members are happy with the variety of advice and assistance they receive from our team. SUNDES has a great team of professionals, from five-star hospitality experts to travel curators who can help you find the perfect stay and design a complete itinerary for your trip, they can even assist you in case your host is not available.
Founder & CEO Juan Pablo went on a vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico. The home he booked was so incredible with a human touch in every detail, so he felt like he had won a grand prize.
“I wish all my travel experiences were like this” he thought. “Why shouldn’t it be like this? Relaxing time in a good home, great family moments, a good destination should be the essentials of my vacation and not just feel like a stroke of luck.”
Being able to guarantee to each client that they will feel lucky every time they choose a property was the horizon that marked the way.
In 2017, Juan Pablo founded Sundes, a company dedicated to offering exceptional experiences in private homes. In constant learning and following the evolution of tourism, together with María José, they discovered that there were “professional hosts” who stood out for their excellent services, but these were little valued in the massiveness of other platforms, so they decided to expand the limits of Sundes to guarantee the best of the market in one place. Constantly traveling through different countries, Juan Pablo is already a citizen of the world, nurturing his three passions on each trip: music, travel and food.
Former as Senior Travel Planner in different Destination Management Companies, María José (Majo) worked for very demanding clients and knows very well what our clients love, the local experiences. She also worked as a hostess at a lodge in Patagonia, Chile, directed business development at a luxury travel company. In 2019 Majo joins Sundes as Travel Manager and is in charge of the entire reservation and service area for our guests. She loves to travel and cook.
Lucas has built and led the development of large-scale e-commerce platforms and e-CRM systems for well-known companies. A heart problem solver and always with a smile. From there, he went on to work with consulting firms, agencies and startups and held the notable leadership positions of Director and CTO. When he’s not coding, you can find Lucas listening music, his second passion, after Sundes.
We have submitted more than 2,500 properties to the Sundes certification process and have developed an excellent service for our guests, with which we have obtained the best experience evaluation results in the Hospitality sector. Most importantly, we have built a team of exceptionally talented and passionate individuals that we are proud to work with every day.