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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’...

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 is Now Offering Annual Deep Cleans for All Homeowners

We’ve all been there. You drop something on the floor and it rolls under the stove, and as you reach to retrieve it, you discover a forest of cobwebs and crumbs. It’s not exactly something you want your guests to find while on vacation. We feel the same way. To avoid moments like this, as part of our comprehensive management fee, we offer homeowners annual deep cleans in addition to our stand...

Small Design Upgrades That Make a Big Difference for Your Vacation Rental

A well-designed vacation rental is most effective when it serves as a seamless backdrop to the perfect getaway. Think about your own travel experiences. When you get in the car to head home, what’s the first thing you say? Is it that the bed was too lumpy, or is it about how you slept well, ate well, and enjoyed quality time together without any hassles? Hopefully your guests are talking more a...

The Best Vacuum Cleaners for Your Vacation Rental

People are constantly coming in and out of vacation rentals and you or your housekeeper might have limited time to make your home sparkling in between guests. It’s important to invest in a powerful, reliable vacuum cleaner, which can save time and increase the longevity of your carpets, rugs, wood floors, upholstery, and furniture. We’ve compiled a few pointers to help you find a vacuum that ...

Should I Put Plants in My Vacation Rental?

Plants can brighten up a home and serve as beautiful decor accents. But do they belong in a vacation rental? The short answer: no. It’s important to keep in mind that a vacation home is not a regular home, and even though it may be frequently occupied, it’s best to keep things as simple to maintain as possible. Plants require a lot of maintenance, and while some of your guests will make the ef...

Setting a Policy for your Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

Many guests choose vacation rentals over hotels so they can enjoy the comforts of home while away from home – including bringing their furry friends along for the trip. Certain vacation destinations attract pet owners more than others (think beaches, dog-friendly hiking trails, and many family-friendly spots), so allowing pets helps to keep your home on level playing field with other homes in th...

Vacasa Fees – 4 Things Every Vacation Rental Management Fee Should Cover

These days, there are a dizzying number of companies prepared to manage specific components of your vacation rental—from basic booking and listing, to housekeeping, to security services. But if you’re looking for someone to cover all of these services at once, you should be looking at full-service vacation rental management companies with one comprehensive fee (like Vacasa!). We arenR...

A Housekeeper’s View of Your Vacation Rental

As the owner of a vacation rental, you’ve likely spent plenty of time considering how guests will experience your home. You want to make a good first impression, provide a comfortable stay, and make sure they have everything they need. While that’s certainly important, there’s another group to keep in mind when furnishing or decorating your rental. Housekeepers spend nearly as much time in y...

What Size Beds Should I Put In My Vacation Rental?

When you’re setting up a new vacation rental, one of the first questions you’ll need to address is how to configure the bedrooms. Which size bed is best for each room? Different bedroom setups will appeal to different types of travelers, and how each room is set up can be the deciding factor in whether a guest chooses your home over another. Though vacation homes usually offer guests more...