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Vacation Rental Management


Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals By Abigail's Concierge
Abigail's vacation rental property management program makes vacation rentals a convenient and pleasurable experience for both home owners and guests.  It is our goal to be the first choice for rental management services.   The rental management program and property care services offer the best value possible in administration and  maintenance of your vacation/second home property. If you've considered converting your long term rental into a vacation rental now is the time. There is a high demand for quality vacation rentals in our area and not enough supply. 


Reasons why you should consider Abigail's to manage your rental  

  • 12 years experience in vacation rental management and 20 years in the resort and hotel industry
  • We have an office located conveniently in downtown Gig Harbor on Pioneer Way and offer guest services to make their stay pleasurable increasing return visitors
  • Dedicated landing page for the 2015 US open at Chambers Bay featuring our Vacation Rental homes
  • Membership in or close organizational ties to City of Gig Harbor marketing department, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association, AWOB-Alliance of Women Owned Business expanding our marketing and referral opportunities
  • Access to city owned brochure displays (at all public buildings) for our vacation rentals and services direct exposure to tourists who are your target market
  • A vendor network that includes repair and maintenance men, landscapers, plumbers, cleaners, transportation, caterers, chefs, massage therapists etc…. We manage as little or as much of your homes as you desire. 
  • Comprehensive advertising and marketing campaign focusing on Vacation Rentals and Visitor Services both online and in our print advertising 
  • We require the purchase of a damage protection policy on all rentals to protect against accidental damages to your property up to $1,500
  • We provide free consultations to owners on furnishing the property, cleaning requirements and amenities that guests seek in lodging
  • We handle all aspects of the reservations: rental contracts, confirmation correspondence, directions, payment methods, sales and use taxes and accounting related to your property 
  • We send you detailed monthly revenue reporting and mail you a check in a timely manner

What are the fees?


Our property management fee is charged as a percentage of monthly rental revenues only. We only earn our fee's by maximizing your rental. We offer both 100% turnkey services as well as partial administrative and guest facing services. You pick what suits your needs. 

What is Abigail's responsible for on my property?


Managing and coordinating all access to the property

Preparing and submitting all monthly rental remuneration and annual 1099 forms

Preparing and paying applicable lodging and sales taxes

Rental promotions and advertising including creating a full comprehensive listing on VRBO

Managing housekeeping services after guest checkout 

Managing soft good and cleaning product inventory (at owners cost)

Managing maintenance and repairs as well as landscaping services (at owners request)

Providing guest relations and concierge services for guests

Providing emergency service call support 24/7 for guests

Providing guest agreements for guests with owners protection in mind

What are owners responsible for?


Initial Investment:
  • VRBO Advertising and set up (required because of their powerful search engine optimization)
  • Photo session for your home allowing for up to 24 pictures online (can be deducted from initial rental bookings)
  • Electronic keyless doorlock (optional but highly recommended)
  • Guest amenities inventory (paper products and toiletries, cleaning supplies)
  • Furnishings, linens and kitchen basics (we can assist with purchasing if needed)

Paying monthly mortgage, utilities, insurance, HOA fees and other obligations associated with owning the home and transient use insurance for your property to ensure you are properly protected during guest rentals

Furnishing the home with the basic required inventory items and furnishings plus any additional added amenities that would increase the homes desirability. And ensuring the home is in full operating condition prior to the first reservation. Cable, WiFi, power, hot tub, deferred maintenance projects etc...

Providing basic maintenance on the home to keep it in good working condition and looking fresh (management of services can be included as part of turnkey service)

Providing repairs or replacements for items and inventory resulting from normal wear and tear. (Damages, repairs or inventory replacement resulting specifically from a Guest’s negligence are paid for by the Guest or the Accidental Damage insurance.)

More details about the Abigail's Vacation Rental Management Program:
All nightly rental fees such as housekeeping, lodging taxes, booking fees and damage waivers are paid for by guests, not owners.

We specialize in managing and marketing properties in the Gig Harbor, Fox Island, Key Peninsula, Ollala, Tacoma and surrounding areas.  

Still have questions? For more information about our property management services and fees, please feel free to call us. 


Testimonial

  • "Our commitment is to doing everything in our power provide peace of mind, low stress and a sense of security by attending to every detail during our clients absence."
    – From Abigail's Concierge
  • "We will even serve as emergency contact during the owner’s absence. No one likes to get an alarm call at 3 in the morning, especially when they are thousands of miles away."
    – From Abigail's Concierge