As a professional property management company, Carolina Retreats takes nearly every burden away from the property owner. During hurricane season, the saying goes, “It’s hard to fight Mother Nature.” So, we don’t fight it, we manage it.Continue reading Property Managers Wear Many Hats Part Two: The Property Manager’s Role During Hurricane Season
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 available on Homes & Villas by Marriott International starting in April 2021.Continue reading Carolina Retreats Selected as a preferred Vacation Rental Manager for Homes & Villas by Marriott International
The vacation rental market has made a few twists and turns along its journey over the last two decades. The industry has grown exponentially, with independent hosts, small property management companies, large property management agencies, vendors, and service providers all carving out a defined role within the ecosystem. This blog post will compare how physical space, guest expectations, marketing, amenities, and property care programs have evolved over the past twenty years. What was once a second-home-side-gig has evolved into a booming segment that dominates the travel space.Continue reading How Vacation Rental Operations Have Changed
The key to optimizing a vacation rental property’s performance? It’s all about understanding the Big Three: Occupancy, Average Daily Rate, and Revenue Per Available Rental Night.
Identifying trends in these three key performance indicators – and their relationship to each other – can help you maximize revenue throughout the year.Continue reading The Big Three: Occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR
Questions Every Vacation Rental Property Owner Must Ask a Potential Property ManagerContinue 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 rental performer into an all-star with solid, repeatable business in all seasons.
While things like flexible booking options, special seasonal offers, and a fully stocked and well thought out kitchen can get you consistent 4 and 5 star reviews, consider the new “must haves” and even the “great to haves” as you plan out your amenity list and offerings that can truly put your property at the top of any list.
Must-Haves for Every Guest Experience:
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?Continue reading Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part 1)