11/14/2021
Emerald Coast Activities

Spend Your Holiday on the Florida Gulf Coast

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2021 Christmas on the Coast Join us for the Annual Christmas on the Coast Parade through downtown Port St. Joe. The parade begins at 6 p.m. After the parade, make sure you visit Santa at the Gazebo near City Hall! 2021 Christmas Carols at the Cape San Blas Head to the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe and gather with fellow visitors and locals to sing some lovely...

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10/14/2021
Real Estate

New Rules for Short Term Rentals in Summit County

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Some of these rules are pending or still in discussion at the time of this post. Frisco Beginning Nov. 15 2021, Frisco property owners looking to rent out space for less than 30 days at a time will have to apply for a city permit online, pay a $300 annual fee plus city hotel taxes, provide floor plans, set a maximum number of guests and meet other requirements. No formal...

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09/22/2021
Property Management Tips

Why Book Direct?

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Take a look at 5 of the most valuable reasons as to why booking direct can save you HUNDREDS of dollars! When it comes to the larger Online Travel Agency’s (OTA’s), such as VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway, etc. they are not only charging the guests a big % for using their website on top of the rental rate, BUT they are also charging the and managers a HUGE % of their...

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09/18/2021
Emerald Coast Activities

Thanksgiving on the beach!

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to spend on the Emerald Coast. The food options are endless and incredible! You can order a family style meal to take back to your rental from many grocery stores and restaurants. Many restaurants offer a full dining service with a special Thanksgiving menu, but it is hard to ignore the tremendous buffets available. In true coastal style, many of the buffets offer a seafood...

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09/18/2021
Real Estate

Vacation Homes

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Why Buy a Vacation Home? The reasons to own a second home go beyond money. When you buy a vacation home, you give yourself the freedom to travel as you please in retirement—a well-deserved pleasure after years of working. You have a lovely place to host your family during the holidays, a new community to enjoy, and the potential to earn income from your property. While a vacation home isn’t...

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05/30/2021
Property Management Tips

Tips for Choosing a Property Manager

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If you’re reading this, chances are you are a Summit County homeowner. You own a home in an extremely popular resort destination with a big earning potential in the vacation rental market. The vacation rental industry in Breckenridge is huge and there are hundreds of companies in the county who offer their services to help homeowners who are new to the rental venture and/or need help with daily operations. Choosing...

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05/30/2021
Property Management Tips

Guest Management for Your Summit County Vacation Home

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Today’s vacationers expect full service even while renting a private home. While some guests are self-sufficient, many others require and/or desire a great deal of attention from wanting to know what brand of coffee maker is in the home prior to arrival, to assistance with booking activities and needing special occasion restaurant recommendations. Some guests have never sat in a hot tub, have never experienced high altitude, and are intimidated...

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05/30/2021
Property Management Tips

Caring for Your Summit County Vacation Home

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Your Summit County vacation home is not only one of your most valuable possessions, it’s also likely one of your most beloved. Security and inspections are key factors for your peace of mind, even if you live just an hour away in the Front Range. You know as well as we do how often I-70 or 285 can be closed year round, especially during the winter months. In-town personnel is...

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05/30/2021
Property Management Tips

Marketing Your Breckenridge Vacation Rental Home

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Did you know there are 8,750 short-term rentals in Summit County? According to Summit County government, Breckenridge alone has 4,700 vacation rental homes with short term rental licenses. Googling the words “Breckenridge Vacation Rentals” will produce over 600,000 results.  How do you make your home stand out among the rest? Unless you have a deep-pocket marketing budget (in the millions) or are listed with a well-established existing website, ranking for...

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