Fall is officially upon us, but for vacation rental owners, this doesn’t mean that your investment income has to wane. A few refreshes, re-dos, and amenity additions could go a long way in boosting your shoulder and off-season rental income. Let’s look at ways to make your vacation oasis more attractive to your guests and … Continue reading Boosting Off-Season Vacation Rental Income With Physical Improvements: Kitchen, Bathroom, Hot Tubs, Pools, etc.
We’re in the middle of Hurricane season, but storms aren’t just seasonal things we deal with on the coast, here in North Carolina. If you own a vacation home, then you’re constantly keeping tabs on weather reports, because throughout the year, thunderstorms crop up quickly and bring heavy winds, rain, and hail. We get straight-line … Continue reading Making Your Vacation Home Storm-Ready: Tips For Protecting Your Investment
It is no secret that the real estate market is hotter than it has been in over a decade. A lot of factors seem to be playing into this. Record low interest, a squeeze on inventory, more and more people working from home moving to the area, and of course FOMO. As many are looking … Continue reading Thinking Of Buying A Vacation Rental? Start With The “Big 4″
Vacation rental revenue management is a broad field and setting a pricing strategy is no small task. It’s kind of like the early scene in The Lion King, when Mufasa takes Simba to the top of Pride Rock to teach him an important lesson: everything the light touches is their kingdom. In vacation rentals, everything the … Continue reading Vacation Rental Pricing Strategy: 3 Steps To Early Success
Surf City, North Carolina, March 26, 2021 – CAROLINA RETREATS, a high-end hospitality and vacation rental management company based in North Carolina, today announced that the firm has been selected as a new vacation rental property manager for Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Select rental properties exclusively managed by Carolina Retreats will now be … Continue reading Carolina Retreats Selected as a preferred Vacation Rental Manager for Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Owning investment real estate comes with its share of highs and lows. The joy of providing an exceptional hospitality experience and a knack for hosting can be very rewarding when you have guests that are able to enjoy your property as much as you do. However, with opening your door to so many, the inevitable … Continue reading Accidental Guest Damages: Take A Deep Breath!
Questions Every Vacation Rental Property Owner Must Ask a Potential Property Manager If you own a vacation home, then you know that you can’t trust just anyone to manage it for you. Vacation and short-term property management companies must earn the right to manage your investment. At Carolina Retreats, we are committed to protecting your assets and … Continue reading Are You Worth My Investment?
In Part I of this series we looked at detailed ways you can enhance your vacation or short-term rental properties to appeal to guests year-round. In today’s highly competitive online marketing environment for any type of travel accommodations, and especially in our area of the Cape Fear with more traditional vacation rentals, it’s exactly the details and extras that turn an okay … Continue reading Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part II)
If you have a home at the beach, it’s usually pretty easy to attract guests to your property during the summer months, but are you maximizing your home’s potential for guests year-round? Families, traveling nurses, business travelers, temporary workers, digital nomads, snowbirds, authors, entrepreneurs, and many other people and professions want to have comfortable, private … Continue reading Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part 1)
If you own a vacation or short-term rental, you know that maintenance and upkeep are always important, and at times, they can be overwhelming. But part of the value of enlisting a property management company like Carolina Retreats, those activities can be a little less stressful. Not all property management companies are the same. Some property … Continue reading Vacation Rental Maintenance: What To Expect