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Why cancellation policies are more strict for vacation rentals

As more vacation rental homes come online with major lodging websites such as VRBO and AirBnB  guests are often disappointed when they want to cancel their reservation.   Many guests think that they should be able to cancel for any reason at any time and receive a full refund just like they would if they booked …

02/01/2018 | by hollihouse | No Comments | Uncategorized

Welcome to the Hotel business

Whenever we start to work with any new owner we start the conversation to define the relationship at a basic level.   As a property owner who wants to rent their property for profit, you are essentially getting into the hotel business.   Yes, we know that your vacation home is not a hotel, but you have…

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What Is TOT TAX?

In most places in the country, there is a required tax on any short term stay of 1 to 31 days.   This tax must be charged on the rent and any fixed fees such as a cleaning fee or damage waiver fee.  In Tahoe and Truckee we are obligated to collect 10% in Placer County,…

01/31/2018 | by hollihouse | No Comments | Uncategorized

How Prevent Complaints at Your Vacation Rental Property

Wow.  Complaints are rampant in the vacation rental industry and it’s easy to see why.   Vacation Rental Homes are stand alone residences.   Each one is like a separate little hotel with different systems, different appliance makes and models, different hot tubs with different states of age.   Let’s face it, when things get…

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