Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Designed Vacation Rentals?

DesignedVR is a truly full-service vacation rental management company located in the United States. We’re dedicated to set a new benchmark for vacation rental stays by providing the most affordable and convenient rental experience to both homeowners and guests. Our goal is to provide a consistent, high-end experience like one would expect at a fine hotel, while retaining the unique benefits and authenticity of a vacation rental home.

How easy is it to get started with Designed Vacation Rentals?

Getting started is easy and risk-free. We can activate homes that are existing vacation rentals in a few weeks if everything is ready to go. Our contract has no minimum term, volume commitments, or start-up fees. Normal activation includes shooting new photos, creating a detailed listing, setting pricing, activating advertising on the main internet channels and beginning to take reservations - all in as little as a few weeks! This can take longer depending on the homeowner's schedule, or if a home is in the process of being converted from a residence or long-term rental.

Does my home need to be of a certain quality or size?

To some degree, yes. While DesignedVR does not work exclusively with luxury properties, we do focus on upper-end rentals in desirable locations. This could be a high-end studio apartment in a downtown metro area, or an inviting mid-range home within a prime vacation destination. We will look at your home and let you know if we feel it will make a good rental.

How do you advertise my vacation rental?

We list your home everywhere guests are looking for rentals! we’ll automatically get your property onto the major listing sites.

What do you charge for full-service vacation rental management?

National commission rates for property manager services average roughly 35%, ranging as low as 20% and as high as 60% depending on the type of home and market, and the types of additional services property managers will charge for after commissions are taken into account. DesignedVR provides full service management without cutting any corners for industry low rates, often half the national average.You are welcome to try us for a few months, no strings attached! We’re that confident that you’ll love our services and your additional income.

How do you set pricing for my rental?

You don’t want to leave money on the table at any time of year, and DeisgnedVR dynamic pricing strategy is designed to ensure that you always get the most bookings at the best possible price. To establish the optimal rates for your home we use dynamic rate engine will then continue to optimize your rates on a daily basis by accounting for a huge number of factors including occupancy, seasonality, and fluctuations in demand.

What about regular maintenance?

DesignedVR provides guest servicing and management, and property management to owners, but DesignedVR is not a maintenance company. Our employees are not trained contractors or repair personnel. We do staff a 24/7 call center, reservations management, guest support, regular housekeeping scheduling and inspections, dispatch of qualified maintenance personnel, monitor internet uptime, indoor temperature when equipped, pool temps when equipped, maintain electronic locks, etc. During inspections we will restock consumable items like soap, toilet paper, shampoo, and even perform simple maintenance like changing remote control batteries or light bulbs for lamp fixtures or ceilings either foot or lower in height if spares are available on site.