Our comprehensive amenities checklist for vacation rentals will help give you ideas for how to increase competitiveness and maximize your rental revenue.
Whether you’re thinking about buying or already own a vacation rental home in northern Michigan, here’s what you need to know to succeed.
Municipalities throughout Michigan are restricting short-term rentals through zoning laws, but other solutions exist that don’t violate property rights.
Sunsets over Lake Michigan can’t be beat. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy the clouds exploding into color at sunset in northern Michigan.
Northern Michigan is always a favorite vacation destination. Our miles of freshwater coastlines always offer spectacular views and plenty of ways to play. Our summertime fun often involves our cherished unsalted waters. Hiking and biking along the trails that hug our...
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Glen Arbor, Michigan, boasts a rich history, scenic splendor, and recreational fun for the whole family.
Expedia’s acquisition of HomeAway is a game changer for the vacation rental industry. Here’s what vacation rental home owners need to know.
Planning a winter trip Up North? While most will only think of heading to the local ski resorts, we’re adding a few Beyond the Ordinary adventures to your planning list for an unforgettable winter weekend! Snow Kayaking Don’t wait until summer to pull out the old...
Travelers feel more confident about booking with a professional vacation rental management company than directly with homeowners. Here’s why.
Is TripAdvisor a Threat to Homeaway? How Forbes gets it wrong — and the key takeaway for vacation rental managers (VRMs) regarding distribution channels.
We experienced the Gatlinburg fires firsthand while en route to a vacation rental managers conference, a trip we will certainly never forget.
Northern Michigan knows how to kick off the best time of the year, with Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots followed by holiday parades and Open Houses. From Boyne City to Cross Village, these lakeside communities know how to welcome in the season with no shortage of small...
Pictured Rocks has to be one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the nation. Named Michigan’s #1 Adventure Destination by Good Morning America, here is our list for fully experiencing a place that has to be at the top of everyone’s bucket list! Take the...
The value for vacation rental owners of hiring a professional property manager as opposed to trying to go it alone is becoming increasingly clear.
Keep your rental guests happy and earn more rental revenue with these 5 tips for renting your vacation home.
If you’re looking for fall activities for your northern Michigan vacation, here are 10 ideas that are sure to please the whole family.
Looking for adventure in northern Michigan? Zip lining is an exhilarating way to experience the area’s beauty, with several locations to choose from.
Michigan, rated as the Best State in America, has the longest fresh water coastline, coming in second for longest coastline to Alaska. The Great Lakes, known to some as the sweet water seas, is at the top of user-friendly bodies of water.
Poorly maintained decks and railings are a potential hazard for you and your guests. Make sure your vacation rental home is safe.
Here are 5 top vacation rental amenities that guests look for, which you’ll definitely want to consider featuring to attract more renters!
The coastal towns of Leland, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix are just a few stops you can make on the 1,100-mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour. Here are our go-to spots in northern Michigan for fully embracing the pure waters of Lake Michigan