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.
Guests’ expectations are getting higher, especially when it comes to cleanliness. Our enhanced professional cleaning program, Vacasa Premium Clean, meets or exceeds CDC guidelines, so guests have extra confidence to rent your home.
Once your home is thoroughly cleaned, we treat hard and soft surfaces throughout the home with a hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectant, paying special attention to high-touch surfaces.
Employees are provided with personal protective equipment (gloves and face masks) to wear at all times while visiting homes for maintenance, housekeeping, or any other purpose.
Our upgraded cleaning measures and the additional time our housekeepers spend caring for your home all come at no extra cost to you or your guests.
Your listing will be prominently featured everywhere guests are searching, like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com. And our digital marketing specialists ensure Vacasa homes are highly visible across search engines, display advertising, social media, and email marketing.
We obsess over delivering a seamless, stress-free vacation for your guests, from booking the right home to stocking the bathroom toiletries. And if your guests have questions, our Customer Experience team is available around the clock to answer all guest phone calls and emails.
We believe in earning your long-term business, not locking you into an ironclad contract. We don't limit your use of your vacation home—so you can enjoy it whenever you like, and know that it'll be sparkling clean and ready for you when you get there. Your home will always be yours.
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 Colorado, Daned Kirkham); 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.