Homeowner guides

Learn how to make the most of your vacation home.

Get started with the basics

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What is full-service vacation rental property management?
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Long-term vs. short-term rentals: Which is right for you?
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Vacasa vs. Airbnb and Vrbo for homeowners
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How to hire the right vacation rental property manager
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How to winterize a summer home

Does your vacation home go into hibernation for the winter? Be prepared with our 10-step checklist for winterizing your home.

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2021 Vacation Rental Search Report

See how today's travelers are looking and booking—with insights from 12 months of data, tens of millions of users and site visits, and thousands of vacation home listings. Plus, get tips for vacation rental owners to beat the competition.

Dive deeper into vacation rental marketing

List your property like a pro

How to furnish a vacation rental

Tips, tricks, and design secrets from the expert Vacasa Interior Design team.

Room-by-room guides to refresh your home

Hear from the experts

Our Behind the Booking webinars highlight strategies that maximize your vacation rental revenue.

Learn about investing in vacation rentals

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How guest screening helps secure your vacation home

Our security-first screening method helps protect you, your guests, and your home. Learn more about our combination of automated and manual guest screening—consider it your first (and toughest) line of defense.

Homeowner case studies

Expert tips on vacation rental cleaning

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Vacasa housekeepers divulge their top vacation rental cleaning tips
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The ultimate vacation rental cleaning checklist
Vacation rental cleaning: your questions, answered

Be ready at tax season

We've got you covered at tax time (and all the time).
Tax guide for short-term rentals
Vacation home tax rules you should know
10 tax deductible vacation rental expenses

Earn more from your vacation home

How to make money on a vacation rental property
Vacation rental management fees
How to price your vacation rental
What to do when changing property managers
How Vacasa’s dynamic pricing technology helps you earn more

Make the most of your vacation home

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Create a standout vacation rental with tips from 20 top homes of 2020
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Should you allow pets in your vacation rental?
A grand vacation home rental in Spicewood, TX with an outdoor pool.
Protecting and securing your vacation home