Only 35 miles from Seattle, Whidbey Island feels a world away. Whale watching, hiking, crabbing, and more draw a steady stream of visitors from the Seattle Metro area all year long. As real estate prices rise and interest in this wild place strengthens, both long-time and potential vacation homeowners are ideally suited to capitalize on the booming Whidbey Island short-term rental market.
Renting your home to visitors with a Whidbey Island vacation rental property management company could prove to be both profitable and convenient. However, every town and development has different restrictions surrounding short-term rentals, so it's best to consult your local planning department, check your HOA's bylaws, and read the regulations in your neck of the woods. Visitors to your home must pay at least a 6.5 percent Washington Sales Tax and a 2 percent Island County Sales and Lodging Tax, with the possibility of additional regional taxes and fees.
We're here to help make renting easy. Even when you're not on the island 24/7, we are. Our resident employees, not contractors, live in the area and are available to attend to everything from regular cleans to guest-related emergencies. Housekeeping, maintenance, and operations support staff handle the tedious tasks, so anytime you visit, your home is ready for you. We'll never restrict how often you can vacation at your place, either, so your home remains in your control.
We can help make your home a passive-income generator, too. Digital marketing is crucial to success in the increasingly competitive Whidbey Island vacation rental market, and we provide the tools to help you get more out of your listing. Our all-inclusive management fee covers professional photography, 3D tour creation, and listing services on internationally renowned websites like Airbnb, Google, and Expedia. You'll generate income in any season with our dynamic rate-setting technology, which automatically adjusts your home's nightly price to demand, season, and local events. It's how we earn you more on holidays and help keep your home's calendar busy during quieter times of the year.
Whidbey Island vacation rental management can be painless when you work with us. Reach out to learn more about seamless, all-inclusive Whidbey Island vacation rental management.
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.