Let’s get real here about what it takes to run an ultra successful vacation rental.
It’s time to upgrade this industry! It’s time to learn how to be a High Vibe Host!
If you’ve looked at my website for half a minute, you’ll see that I have something to do with the vacation rental business. Dive in a little deeper and you’ll see that I replaced the income of my full time job by renting out my guest suite! I’ve since created a world famous property that has hosted celebrities, photo shoots, music videos and more! I turned my property into a money making machine. It wasn’t hard, it just took some commitment and a dedication to create a unique space. I now teach others to do the same.
My personal vacation rental success story inspired me to write my guide, “No Vacancy”. Read about the magic which happened the day I decided to write the book here.
My book writing journey fueled my passion to help others step it up in this fantastic industry. I became so excited about my teachings, I also created a fun digital course, High Vibe Host which delivers everything you need to know about building your vacation rental empire!
In the thousands of listings I’ve scrolled through on Airbnb, VRBO and other sites, I have found very few properties that immediately stop my scroll and demand my attention. Worse yet, are the properties that I have stayed in as a guest. Some may appear nice enough on the outside but then the problems quickly surface – everything from a lousy clean to an unresponsive host to less than intriguing decor and more. Listen, I’m not here to be mean or pick on anyone. I feel it’s absolutely wonderful that sites like Airbnb make it super easy to rent a place and make some extra money. I do however believe that just throwing a space together and calling it a day is not enough. Why not offer a property that you’ve put some heart and soul into? One that you are extremely proud to present to your guests?
I have found 3 key elements in the most successful vacation rentals:
*An intriguing space
You can create this within most any four walls. It’s about the thoughtful curation of your space. Think about utilizing a theme – something you can use as a baseline for all of your decor, colors and furnishings. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I’ve found all sorts of treasures from Craigslist, antique stores, garage sales, Ebay and of course, my favorite – shopping and commissioning local artists!
A plan is essential. You need to decide who’s running your rental. Are you going to do it all or hire a property manager? There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of. I suggest learning every aspect of managing your property even if you choose to assign help. The best VR owners have quick access to a variety of services. You want to keep your space in tip top shape and not skip a beat if something breaks or your guest has an issue at 3 am!
*Treating your guests like gold
Speaking of guests…they are the reason we’re in business! Don’t ever forget that! Prepare the coziest, cleanest, most lovely and gracious experience possible for them. Let them enjoy their privacy but make sure they know someone is readily at hand should they have questions. Create a beautiful guest book with all the “need to know” basics about your property along with suggestions for local dining, sightseeing, shopping and activities. Always always always leave a gift of some sort. A bottle of wine and a welcome note is an appreciated touch.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a castle or a cottage, it’s what you create inside the walls of your property that counts!”
I want to do more than teach you the ropes of running a vacation rental. I want to inspire a passion in you..spark a fire..to do something more imaginative, to captivate your guests with a delight of the senses. I want you to set up a space that will attract the most amazing guests in the world..actors, artists, musicians, thought leaders, influencers…do you think these folks want to stay in a “normal” rental??? Oh hell no!! They are looking for an extraordinary stay..an experience..one to create memories and inspire their soul! Be that place for them!!
I’m on a mission to unite hosts who are combining practical knowledge with imagination to produce the most intriguing vacation rentals and guest experiences in the world. I have a grand vision of a new generation of leaders in this business.
Do you have what it takes to become a High Vibe Host?
I want to know!
Want to learn more?
Check out my 5 star guide book on Amazon. No Vacancy.
Learn more about my signature course, High Vibe Host.
I know you can do this! I am here cheering you on!!