Kiawah Island is magical. Where white sand beaches meet the maritime forest, this vacation destination is beloved for its famous golf courses, beautiful Atlantic views, and proximity to Charleston. Kiawah has grown in popularity over the years, and it's an excellent time to enter your home into the vacation rental market. However, there are a few things to take into consideration first.
The cost to rent your Kiawah Island vacation home includes sales and accommodations taxes (7 percent state, 2 percent county, and 1 percent town) and a 6 percent property value fee the homeowner must pay. You'll also have to purchase a business license, whose cost varies with the estimated rental potential of your property. Recent talk of permit caps could eventually affect your home’s zoning and ability to legally rent in Kiawah. Additionally, certain HOAs and communities on the island restrict vacation rentals, so check to see if you are allowed to open your home to guests.
We're here to help make getting started simple. Your housekeeping, maintenance, and operations staff all know what it takes to make a Kiawah Island vacation rental successful and the specific challenges of renting on a barrier island. Anytime you or your guests need assistance, simply pick up the phone and give us a call; we're here for you 24/7.
We're not just local, though. Work with us, and put your home into the international market through our professional digital marketing support. We don't charge you any additional fees to market your vacation rental on high-traffic sites like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com. Our dynamic rate technology intuitively updates your home's nightly price, getting you higher nightly rates during events and more bookings during the shoulder season.
Contact us, and we'll share your customized income projection. See how you could be earning more and working less when you work with a full-service Kiawah Island property manager.
With Vacasa's Perfect Rate technology and broad marketing distribution, owners who switch to Vacasa earn 31% more in their first year.*
Vacasa's local employees are here to deliver the exceptional service that you, your home, and your guests deserve.
Owning a second home shouldn’t be your second job. Vacasa takes care of the details so you can enjoy your home.
In 2009, after assuming responsibility for his wife's family vacation home, our founder Eric Breon struggled to find a property manager capable of providing quality care and a satisfying financial return. This is how Vacasa began—with a vision to deliver a seamless experience for vacation home owners, through innovative technology and local staff, wherever guests want to travel.
In the last decade, thousands of homeowners have joined the Vacasa family, and we now manage more than 26,000 vacation properties around the world. We’d love to help you discover the Vacasa difference: earn more, worry less, and rent with ease.
Schedule a call with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
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 Florida LLC; Vacasa Louisiana L.L.C. (licensed in Louisiana); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 947-800-5979; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC, P.O. Box 283, Conway NH 03818, Dave Grant, Broker of Record; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan E. Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacasa Real Estate Corporation, California DRE #02105811, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Suite 600, Lahaina, HI 96761; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Patrice Tompkins, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.
*Average increase in net revenue with Vacasa during the first year for owners who were eligible for, and chose to participate in, a Vacasa performance guarantee. Figures based on the average of first-year income guarantees that finished August 2018–August 2019.