Even though you know you're only a few hours from Seattle, you feel a million miles away when you're at your Orcas Island vacation home. Its isolation is a part of what makes the island special and one of the many reasons so many travelers come here every year. Renting your vacation home on Orcas Island can earn you sizable returns and put your guests at the threshold of the island's most popular activities, like kayaking Deer Harbor or hiking in Moran State Park.
Of course, there are costs to consider when renting an Orcas Island vacation home. Taxes on rentals involve a 6.5 percent Washington State Sales Tax and 2 percent San Juan County Sales and Lodging Tax. Orcas Island is highly regulated, so ensure your home is zoned properly and that your HOA permits vacation rental use. If you're eligible to rent, you can apply for a permit, which varies in cost and can take upwards of four months to process. Some zones on the island require Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), and the application process mandates a public hearing before granting the CUP.
We want to make renting your vacation home simple, so we work locally. Both our guests and owners on Orcas Island appreciate that we hire local staff for 24/7 support. We don't nickel-and-dime you for services that make your guests’ vacations smooth, like dish soap, hot tub servicing, and guest assistance. When you have a question or need some work done on your home, simply call your local point of contact; we know you have better things to do than play phone tag.
As a full-service Orcas Island vacation rental property manager, we do our best to get your home into the spotlight. All our homes receive professional photography and listings on major websites like Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com at no additional cost. You'll also get our dynamic rate technology, which automatically adjusts your vacation rental's nightly price based on local events and seasonal demand. Guests rent your home for competitive rates, while you get better returns and more bookings.
We're proud to support our Orcas Island vacation homeowners and would love to show you how we do things differently. Contact us for a customized income projection, and see what we can do for you.
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.