North America’s leading vacation rental management platform sets the stage for regional growth, investing in local teams and facilities
Portland, Ore., August 10, 2021 — Vacasa, North America’s leading vacation rental management platform, today announced it will assume management of SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals, a premier vacation rental company in Southern California. With this transaction, Vacasa will add more than 400 luxury homes and condos in top oceanfront vacation destinations, including La Jolla, Del Mar and Malibu, and support continued growth with an investment in local operations. Vacasa will now manage nearly 600 vacation rentals in the region.
“Southern California’s beaches have mass appeal as top tourist destinations and are profitable places for second homeowners to invest in vacation rentals,” said Zac Monahan, Vacasa’s Vice President of Corporate Development. “Vacasa has a seasoned team and established presence throughout Orange and San Diego County, already providing an exceptional level of service, but this investment in SeaBreeze’s high-end inventory, operations and infrastructure will allow us to introduce more homeowners and guests to the trusted Vacasa experience.”
Jonah Mechanic and Vanessa Neff started SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals in 2002 with Jonah’s single vacation home in San Diego and grew it into one of the region’s top vacation rental management companies along the California coastline. The company expanded to a multi-city operation when Jonah and Vanessa partnered with brothers Brian and Jeff Bosson in early 2015, establishing SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals as it’s known today.
Vacasa will welcome 130 employees to its operations and management teams as part of the deal, and retain five SeaBreeze offices and laundry facilities throughout Southern California. Jonah, Vanessa and the Bossons will also remain with Vacasa through the transition: Jonah will oversee San Diego compliance under the Short-Term Residential Occupancy (STRO) ordinance, while Vanessa and Brian aid in homeowner and operations integration, respectively, and Jeff will stay on indefinitely to lead sales and compliance in Orange County. By fall 2021, all SeaBreeze vacation homes will be listed and bookable on Vacasa.com, in addition to the SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals website.
“All of us at SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals are extremely proud of the company we built and the close relationships we’ve developed with our homeowners. Vacasa gave us an opportunity to advance the business to the next level, and I trust them to carry on—and grow—our legacy,” said co-founder Jonah Mechanic. “Vacasa understands our region and how to market and optimize revenue for this caliber of vacation rental, and our customers can benefit from Vacasa’s advanced technology and revenue management system. I’m excited to see this transition through, knowing the opportunities ahead and that our homeowners, guests and vendors will receive the same level of care and service.”
Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management platform in North America, transforming the vacation rental experience by integrating purpose-built technology with expert local and national teams. Homeowners enjoy industry-leading financial returns on one of their most valuable assets, delivered by the company’s unmatched technology that adjusts rates in real time to maximize revenue. Guests can relax comfortably in Vacasa’s 30,000+ homes across more than 400 destinations in North America, Belize and Costa Rica, knowing that 24/7 support is just a phone call away. In addition to enabling guests to search, discover and book its properties on Vacasa.com and the Vacasa Guest App, Vacasa provides valuable, professionally managed inventory to top channel partners, including Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo.
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