Initial set up process includes: 

  • ​Offering staging advice to ensure the property is as attractive as possible to potential renters

  • Photographing the property to ensure prospective renters get a genuine sense of the features the property offers

  • Loading your listing into AirBNB, VRBO and

  • Developing a completed inventory of contents to ensure renters understand what's included and what they may need to provide

  • A full marketing campaign focused on exposing your property to as many potential guests as possible. This includes targeted social media distribution, networking with our broad network of area REALTORS and business owners, a variety of online resources  that ensures anyone interested in enjoying time in your area considers your property for their vacation.

Onboarding with Homewaters Vacation Rentals

Gaining rental clients is the first step in ensuring an exceptional experience.  We'll take on the necessary tasks to ensure your guests have a memorable stay and leave with fond experiences of northern Michigan.  We balance this while recognizing it's also your home or cottage and should be treated as a personal property.  Here's how:

  • Set up and coordination with cleaning and maintenance personnel

  • Correspondence with renters during booking, check-in, check-out and all inquiries throughout the rental process

  • Train support staff to ensure they meet your high standards of care

  • Follow up with renters to turn them into regular customers

  • Work with property owners to ensure they can continue to enjoy the property when desired and that it's producing positive income when not in use

We've Got This... 


We can manage everything from one room, a whole house, a basement, a camper, a docked boat, a cabin in the woods or a mansion on the bay.  Just let us know your thoughts and we'll help find the best route, if possible, to make it a successful venture.


There has been a recent push from many local municipalities to limit or prohibit short term rentals.  We'll assist in determining if rentals are allowed in our area and make sure any local requirements are met before the first renter arrives.  Please contact us for information on the eligibility of your property.

Is Your Property Eligible?

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697 Hannah Avenue, Suite B, Traverse City, MI  49686