Vacation rental management fees

How Vacasa fees cover the essentials for hassle-free vacation rentals.


Key takeaways

  • Vacasa management fees are tailored for each unique vacation rental property.
  • Homeowners pay a single management fee that covers Vacasa’s full-service offerings, including professional homecare, 24/7 guest service, marketing, demand-driven rates, and more.
  • Vacation homeowners make an average of 20% more when they switch to Vacasa.

“What’s your management fee?”

It’s one of the most important questions homeowners ask us. But to tell you the truth, Vacasa fees aren’t the same across North America—and that’s good news for you.

Tailored fees for a perfect fit

Although Vacasa manages homes in markets across North America, local teams and vacation rental experts are the heart of our company. And a part of being a truly local, full-service vacation rental manager is creating a fee that makes sense for your market in particular (not one 1,000 miles away).

So what are Vacasa fees in your neck of the woods? The best way to find out is to ask your local expert. Talk to us for both a personalized management fee proposal and an estimate of how much you could earn per year.

How does Vacasa work?

Our mission is simple: to make it easy, profitable, and enjoyable to own a vacation rental. So while Vacasa fees might not be the lowest on the market, our truly unique service can bring more value into every aspect of owning your home (without cutting corners, as lower-priced alternatives might).

So, our core services are covered by both a tailored management rate and guest fees—because why should you be nickel-and-dimed for the essentials? Our fees provide:

  • Hands-on, personalized care from professional local housekeepers and 24/7 on-the-ground support from a dedicated, local property manager.
  • Cutting edge revenue-boosting tech, including professional online listing creation, booking site marketing, targeted emails, search ads, and more.
  • Friendly 24/7 guest support, screening, and reservation services. Plus, homeowners have a team they can reach out to with questions, anytime.

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One management fee can earn you more, too

Vacasa was created for vacation home owners by a vacation home owner, so we know how important it is to rent hassle-free. But it’s just as crucial to maximize your property’s earning potential. And those earnings are likely to grow: Vacasa homeowners earn 20% more* on average in their second year with us than their first.

Vacasa fees are an investment in shared success—we only make money if you do. So, we pledge to go above and beyond to earn you more not only in the short-term, but in the long-term, too.

What's included in Vacasa fees for owners?

We’re focused on providing the highest possible revenue for our homeowners, while making every aspect of the vacation rental experience effortless. Here’s what’s included in the cost of our full-service management.

For you

  • Online owner account that lets you track your earnings, submit maintenance requests, download tax documents, and more
  • City and county permitting and regulations assistance (where legally allowed)
  • Finance reporting and bookkeeping
  • Comprehensive marketing services, including:
    • Professionally crafted online listings with photography, search engine-oriented copywriting, and 360-degree virtual home tours via Matterport technology
    • Exposure on major booking channels, like Airbnb, Vrbo, and more
    • Dynamic rate-setting technology
    • Search engine marketing and remarketing and exclusive targeted email marketing technology
    • Opportunities for social media amplification

For your guests

  • 24/7 guest customer support before and during their stay in your home
  • On-the-ground help, available anytime
  • Affirm payment plans to make booking vacations easier
  • Useful mobile app that allows guests to check in, plan their trip, see your home’s rules, find WiFi passwords, and more.

For your home

  • Guest screening to ensure your home is enjoyed and cared for during every stay
  • A dedicated local property manager, who can coordinate care and be there for you 24/7
  • Training for local employees, who get industry-leading benefits such as 401(k), health insurance, opportunity for career advancement, and competitive wages
  • Ever-improving technology and tools to maximize team performance and efficiency in your neighborhood
  • Extensive supply chains and resources to keep your home effortlessly running through even the busiest seasons

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What are Vacasa fees for guests?

These fees help us create a smoother-than-smooth guest experience—and cover extra cleaning to keep your home in top condition.

  • Booking fee: Common in the industry, this is a vacation rental management fee that allows us to continually invest in industry-leading tech and best-in-class service. Included in the Vacasa booking fee are:
    • Customer service and reservations support
    • Credit card fees
    • Maintenance and management of your home’s listing on Airbnb, Vrbo, and more
    • Reservation risk management
  • Cleaning fee: A cost related to our expense incurred in cleaning the home between guests. This includes local, professional housekeeping, complete with enhanced cleaning measures.
  • Hot tub fee: Guests love to book homes with hot tubs, so Vacasa’s professional staff and contractors service are there to maintain them using supplies and chemicals provided by Vacasa.
  • Pet fee: Should you allow dog owners to visit with their pets, we charge an extra per-night fee to ensure that your home is clean and ready for the next arrival.
  • Damage waiver fee: A small fee (up to $25/night, depending on the size of the home) in most markets** that covers accidental damage up to $3,000—excluding damage caused by smoking, pets, or criminal activity—as long as guests report the damage during their reservation.

To capture maximum revenue for every home, we also make our properties available through third-party channels (such as Airbnb,, etc.), some of which charge an incremental fee to guests.

Vacasa was founded on the belief that every vacation rental owner deserves both professional home care and strong financial returns. So we make it easy for you to invest in vacation—see what's possible with the right partner on your side.

Vacation rental management fees FAQ

The best way to know for sure how much a manager will charge? Ask them. At Vacasa, we’d be happy to give you a quote and a run-down of all the essentials our comprehensive management covers (with no obligation on your end).

When shopping for vacation rental management, anticipate “you get what you pay for” to apply. If management rates seem surprisingly low, there’s a likelihood that the deficit is being made up for elsewhere, or the services are not comprehensive. Management rates may also vary by local market—the going rate for vacation rental management in Seattle might not be the same as it is in Miami.

While you can anticipate management rates of anywhere between 10% and 50% of your revenue, keep in mind that not all vacation rental managers have the same services—or charge for them in the same way.

The best way to make the most of your vacation home is by renting it to vacationers. And the simplest way to rent it is by trusting a full-service vacation rental manager (like Vacasa) to cover the booking, marketing, housekeeping, and more.

Some people enjoy doing the entire process themselves. But they’ll also be the first to tell you it’s a 24/7 job. So as you consider hiring a vacation rental manager, think about your lifestyle, your future plans, and your present obligations. Then, consider how those factors might impact your vacation rental goals.

Should you find that a full-service manager sounds like your best bet, connect with a local Vacasa expert to talk. They’ll show you how we can maximize your earnings while minimizing interruptions to your daily life—and give you an estimate of your home’s revenue potential.

Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer to the question “Which vacation rental manager has the lowest fees?” It’s like comparing apples and oranges: not all vacation rental managers provide the same services, or can deliver on tasks like marketing your home at the same level of success.

While you’ll find that most vacation rental managers charge between 10% and 50% of your revenue, the level of management, your profits, and the type of additional fees vary. Sometimes, paying a slightly higher management fee can mean better outcomes than hiring a marketing-only manager or a nickel-and-diming discount service.

So to find a reasonable management rate, it’s best to shop around and get a sense of what you need first before going with what at first glance seems to be the lowest fee.

You can connect with a Vacasa property management team member by calling 888-711-0781 or providing your contact information via our Connect form.

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*Based on all Vacasa units that have had at least 2 consecutive years of active history as of March 25, 2021. Data adjusted for market disruption due to COVID-19.

**Damage waivers are currently applicable for Vacasa homes located in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Canada.We still require all guests to agree to rental terms that outline responsibility for damages, and we follow up directly in the rare instances that damage does occur outside of these states. We highly encourage enrollment in Accommodation Protection in these markets for supplemental damage protection.

California licenses
Vacasa Seasonals Inc.
California DRE #02160171

Vacation Palm Springs Real Estate, Inc.
California DRE #01523013

Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa of Arkansas LLC; Vacasa Colorado LLC (Micah Victory); Vacasa Delaware LLC, 302-541-8999; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Illinois LLC 481.014072, Micah Victory Managing Broker Lic# 471.021837; Vacasa Louisiana LLC, Dana MacCord, Principal Broker, ph 504.252.0155 (Licensed in LA); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 602-330-9934; Vacasa Missouri LLC, Vicki Lyn Brown, Designated Broker; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC,45 NH-25, Meredith, NH 03253, Susan Scanlon, Broker of Record; Vacasa Minnesota, Broker: Micah Victory, license #40877637; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Oregon LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacation Palm Springs Real Estate, Inc., California DRE #01523013, Mark Graham, California DRE #00700720; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Texas, Debra Brock, Designated Broker); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa Seasonals Inc., California DRE #02160171, Lisa Renee Stevens, California DRE #01485234; Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa South Dakota LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Ste. #2F17, Waikoloa, HI 96738; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Terah M. Young, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC; Vacasa Wyoming LLC. In Canada, this advertisement is provided by Vacasa Canada ULC, CPBC lic. number 75826, 172 Asher Rd. V1X 3H6 Kelowna, BC.