Vacation Rental Case Study: Oregon Coast

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Oregon Coast Vacation Rental Owner Earns $23,623 in Four Months

Everyone’s heard a horror story about a bad property manager.

Jay and Shannon Newell had heard a hundred of them – and unfortunately, they were all about the property management company that handled almost all of the vacation rentals in Gearhart, OR. Thankfully, there was a new PM in town.

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Vacation Rental 101: Kitchen and Pantry

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How to Create a Vacation Rental Kitchen Guests Will Love

Last week in the Vacation Rental 101 series, we talked about how to create living and dining spaces that your guests will enjoy using. This week, we’re moving into the heart of the home: your kitchen.

Your living and dining areas provide comfort and warmth, but a great kitchen is what makes staying in a vacation rental superior to a hotel room. Here’s how to get guests raving about your vacation rental’s kitchen.

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Vacation Rental 101: Living and Dining Rooms

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We talked last week about the broad strokes of how to furnish your vacation rental. This week, we’re diving into the main communal spaces of the house: the living and dining rooms.

In most vacation rental homes, guests are likely to spend a large portion of their waking hours in the dining and living rooms- which means it’s essential that their experience in these spaces is flawless. Here’s what we recommend including in your living and dining areas.

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VR News Round-Up: HomeAway Leadership Changes Hands

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This month in vacation rental news, we say farewell to Brian Sharples, who is stepping down as CEO of HomeAway. We’ll also look into whether Expedia’s changes to the HomeAway model have hurt bookings, and why professionalism and ease of use are going to be the new watchwords for short-term rentals across the board.

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Vacation Rental 101: Furnishing Your Rental

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You’ve decided on the best way to manage your vacation rental (see our previous post on vacation rental management options), so now we need to make sure your property is ready for guests.

Travelers make their booking choices based almost entirely on what they see in the photos, which means the way you furnish and present your property matters a great deal to your vacation rental business’s success.

So how should you go about decorating your vacation rental? Let’s take a look.

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Vacation Rental 101: Management

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Now that you’ve gotten all the paperwork handled (check our previous posts on short-term rental regulations, insurance, and taxes), it’s time to decide who’s going to manage your vacation rental.

We’ll cover what your management solution will need to include, and give you an overview of the available management options so you can determine which one might work best for you and your schedule.

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