#STRShareSunday: Adohi Cabin

strsharesunday Jul 31, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Adohi Cabin.

These two intimate and restful tiny cabins in the woods are cute as a button. But here's something we want to bring up, which we have never brought to y'all's attention before (shoutout to Adohi Cabin for being the first STR to inspire us to talk about this). They also list their units on Hipcamp.

What is Hipcamp? Hipcamp is another OTA like AirBnB or VRBO. It started out with predominately camping sites but they have *really* expanded. We encourage all of you land, tent, yurt, RV, and cabin owners to check out Hipcamp to see if your property qualifies. Even if you just have a piece land and you're still in the building process, you may still qualify to list your property on Hipcamp!

Well done Adohi Cabin in diversifying where you are listing!

Also I mean... come on... these cabins are to die for! especially those tubs!

Adohi Cabin on Instagram

Adohi Cabin on AirBnB

Adohi Cabin on Hipcamp


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175. Grow Your Inventory: Unlocking Riches in the Niches with D. Brooke Pfautz

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2022

Brooke Pfautz (Fouts) is one of the industry's foremost experts in growing vacation rental inventory. He literally wrote the book on inventory growth – and it’s already a three-category Amazon bestseller. Brooke got his start in the industry in 2007 when he co-founded Vantage Resort Realty in Ocean City, MD and took an idea on a napkin to more than 500 properties in just five years.

After a successful exit, he went on to grow inventory for other major vacation rental brands as a Chief Business Development Officer in multiple destinations. Most recently, as an executive at a leading vacation rental software company, he saw first-hand through MasterMind groups that he launched and facilitated what worked and what didn’t for the 20 largest and most successful companies in the country.

Today, Brooke leads Vintory, the first and only CRM & Sales and Marketing Automation Platform designed exclusively for Vacation Rental Managers to grow their inventory. At Vintory,...

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174. How To Optimize A Three-In-One Property Listing (AMA)

ama Jul 25, 2022

Welcome to our very first Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between.


Paige asks:

With a pending recession, does it still make sense to invest in short term rentals, if I'm financially able to.


Troy asks:

What data do you recommend using or filtering through when looking at short term rental data (for example, AirDNA), and also, what quantitative components and criteria are most useful when you're acquiring a new property?


Matt asks:

I have just purchased a home which I believe is a three for one: the entire house is a four bedroom, one of those bedrooms could be considered a mother-in-law suite, and it's got a beautiful outdoor backyard area. What is the best way to list this, and to explain to guests that this is a shared property and that each listing is separate?


Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a...

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#STRShareSunday: Bayview Bigfoot

strsharesunday Jul 25, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Bayview Bigfoot

Guys... WE FOUND BIGFOOT. Turns out, Bigfoot loves a short-term rental. Who knew?

Bigfoot is even in the listing photos of this Sasquatch-themed rental!

We love this space and how it's tastefully designed and decorated while still weaving Bigfoot throughout. What a fun spot for a family vacation. Well done with the theme and creating such a great space for your guests!

This space is proof that whatever is in alignment with what you want to do, no matter how kitschy or out-there your idea may be, go for it!

Bayview Bigfoot on Instagram

Bayview Bigfoot on AirBnB

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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173. Expanding Your Rental Portfolio for Long-Term Wealth

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2022

Avery Carl is the author of ShortTerm Rental, Long Term Wealth: Your Guide To Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties, and the host of "The Short Term Show" podcast. Avery went from a 37k salary to a real estate investment portfolio of 100 doors in 5 years through strategically investing in short-term and vacation rentals.

This strategy allowed her to grow her portfolio much more quickly than starting off with traditional long-term rentals. The Short TermShop has helped over 4,500 families create generational wealth through real estate investing.



Thanks for Visiting is produced by Crate Media.

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#STR Share Sunday: Casa Cochecton

Uncategorized Jul 17, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Casa Cochecton.

Their property is a refined sanctuary inspired by wabi-sabi principles.

Say whaaatt?

Ok, we did our research here. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese design focused on transience and imperfection.

This is a BEAUTIFUL space. We always highlight amazing properties, but you can really see their inspiration here in every single element: the light fixtures, the furniture, the wall hangings, the art, the plants, you name it!

We are totally smitten with this property. Dig deep in the spaces you're creating. Find what speaks to you! Don't be shy. What speaks to you, what inspires you, and what speaks to you will speak to others as well.

Casa Cochecton on Instagram

Casa Cochecton on AirBnB

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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172. Discover the Power To Pivot Your Business

Uncategorized Jul 15, 2022

Meredith Cowley is a passionate Social Worker turned Short Term Rental Entrepreneur. Following the birth of her son, then a diagnosis of breast cancer, Meredith re-evaluated her priorities and found a business that aligned with these.

Meredith strives to keep a healthy balance between family life and a flourishing hospitality and real estate gig. Sometimes she gets it right, but it's always a work in progress. The important part is making decisions - even in business - that are centered around what’s best for your family, instead of the other way around.

For Meredith this may look like keeping a 20-hour work week and delegating on-site work to her team, or balancing the business after her partners stepped away, or pivoting from areas like arbitrage to property management as her business continues to evolve.

Based in sunny Australia, she has grown a boutique STR business where she helps guests and property owners create memories. She is also a contributing author in the...

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#STRShareSunday: The Chal-A Vermont

strsharesunday Jul 11, 2022

!It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing The Chal-A!

Take some tips from this account! They aren't even open yet and they have been bringing us along on the journey of building this property and starting out. So many of us want to wait until everything is perfect before we put it out to the world, but they're doing the exact opposite! They're taking us along on the adventure and we are here for it

It's going to be an A-frame and an airstream on the same property, and we think it's SO encouraging! A lot of people think that we don't want to see the "behind the scenes" or the mess.... BUT WE DO! We show a lot of accounts that do before and afters, and we love that, but we also love being taken along for the ride. People don't just buy what you're doing, they buy WHY you're doing it. They have a lot of focus on family, they love the area, and putting it all together is a true labor of love. We're invested in the story and we can't wait to see how it turns out.


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171. When Will the STR Bubble Burst? with Alex & Annie

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2022

With more than 35 years of combined experience in vacation rentals, Alex Husner and Annie Holcombe have teamed up to connect the dots between inspiration and opportunity, seeking to find the one story, idea, strategy or decision that led to their guests' big A-HA moment. 

As legacy operators of vacation rentals, Alex and Annie believe in direct bookings, and rental owners who are currently only using OTAs like Airbnb or Vrbo can benefit from creating their own direct booking platform. In fact, they’re bullish on diversifying their properties to ensure they’re listed on multiple platforms and are flexible for different types of guests.

We also discuss the real estate and rental bubble and when it might burst, consolidation amongst rental properties, and what legacy vacation rentals can learn from newer short-term rentals (and vice versa).



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#STRShareSunday: Cali Villas

strsharesunday Jul 03, 2022

It's time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Cali Villas!

Owned and designed by Canadian blogger Krista Samek, this beautiful Florida triplex is individually themed while still having gorgeous beach vibes throughout. Take a look at how their tile and wallpaper is the same... but different throughout each unit.

There's a cohesive design, but each unit is still unique in its own way. We are obsessed with the coastal color palette (2 glasses of rosé please!).

What a great example of a property that can be multiple listings! We love what you're doing, Krista!

Cali Villas on Instagram

Cali Villas on AirBnb

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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