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How to Get Your Vacation Rental Ready for Winter

October is a time of transitions. As the leaves shed their green coats in favor of yellows, oranges, and reds, we find ourselves grabbing our own coats or perhaps a warm pumpkin spice latte. In the world of vacation rentals, guests are trading their sunscreen and flip flops for rain boots or skis. When that crispness in the air arrives, it’s time to switch gears in your home as well—it’...

Sonoma County Vacation Rentals Ordinance: Is Your Home Ready?

Sonoma County is instituting new regulations on vacation rentals. Is your property affected? We can help you figure it out! What’s changing? Effective January 1, 2018 any home permitted as a Sonoma County vacation rental must be managed by a certified property manager who is located within 30 miles of the rental. The person or business serving as the property manager or 24-hour contact (that in...

Employee Spotlight: Malcolm Benton

Malcolm Benton is Vacasa’s Local Operations Manager for Solitude, Utah. He joined our team in 2016 when the company he was working for was purchased by Vacasa. In his role, Malcolm supports homeowners and guests and oversees a team of housekeepers. He has quickly become a go-to resource in making sure things are always running smoothly, and his managers recognize what a valuable member of the t...

Vacasa VIP: Beachy Beaut at Emerald Isle

Personal attention creates positive impact The Finches have owned their beachfront oasis for 20 years, but never found a management company to help it stand out in a large condo building—until they partnered with Vacasa. The couple had worked with small, local companies in the past, but Ms. Finch said she felt like just a number to them. It was hard to reach an actual person on the phone and th...

Employee Spotlight: Andre Yanez

Andre Yanez is the Vacasa Local Operations Manager for Fort Bragg and northern California. She’s been with Vacasa for almost two years and is a friendly and reliable resource for homeowners and guests. “I cannot say enough great things about Andre. She is outstanding at communicating with owners,” says Kristen Taylor, Vacasa Senior General Manager. Meet Andre! What do you like most about wo...

Market Spotlight: Boston

There are 17 million visits to Boston every year, with the number of international visitors increasing. Visitors to Boston range from history buffs and seafood lovers to business people and students, and an array of accommodations are necessary in such a diverse market. Between Boston’s rising popularity and continued rapid growth of the vacation rental industry, vacation homeowners now have t...

Employee Spotlight: Rickie Miller

Rickie Miller is Vacasa’s Local Operations Manager in Northwest Montana. She oversees the housekeeping staff and handles inquiries and requests for guests visiting Glacier National Park. Rickie has been part of the Vacasa team for almost a year and has quickly become a go-to resource for homeowners and guests. Meet Rickie! What do you like most about working at Vacasa? I like that Vacasa gives m...

How do People Refer to Vacation Rentals Across the Country?

The keywords guests are using when searching for a vacation home vary by market and region. Knowing which keywords will drive the most traffic can mean the difference between your home being listed, or lost in the shuffle. Why does this matter? In certain regions, listing your home as a “vacation rental” may cause it to appear less frequently in organic search results, which account for almost...

Employee Spotlight: Jules Huber

Jules is a Vacasa veteran! She’s been with the company for six years, starting as a contract housekeeper and working her way up to be the General Manager for Mt. Hood, the Columbia Gorge, and Oregon wine country. She’s seen Vacasa grow tremendously during her time, and she continues to receive great support from the company and her fellow employees. Meet Jules! What do you like most about work...

Vacasa VIP: The Brooklyn Estate and Cottage

Patrick Brady didn’t want to take on the stress of self-managing yet another property when he decided to rent out The Brooklyn Estate and Cottage. Located in West Ocean City, Maryland, this expansive estate has an adjacent farmhouse that can be booked together or separately, making it a complex, unique, and valuable rental. Patrick entrusted Vacasa to manage it all–and was surprised by the re...