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.
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 25,000 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 LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Colorado, 720-727-9358); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island LLC; 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.