Vacation Home Property Management Services

Lake Michigan Cottages Vacation Management

FREE Vacation Rental Property Evaluation!

Call Today for a Private Appointment 800-870-3393

Let our experienced vacation rental management staff show you how we can earn you rental revenue from your vacation home, or show how we can increase your current rental revenue.  Call us Today for your FREE evaluation!  800-870-3393

Lake Michigan Cottages has been managing vacation rental properties along the Western Lake Michigan lake shore since the year 2000.  We are proud to have sustained a reputation for professionalism and integrity in the management and real estate business.  Throughout the ten plus years in the Vacation Rental Marketing and Management industry, we have been able to gain the knowledge and expertise it takes to properly manage renters in your home.  We have been able to implement new policies, procedures, and cutting edge technology to adapt to the ever changing vacation rental business market allowing us to post growth every year. Below are just some of the services Lake Michigan Cottages will implement for you.

Lake Michigan Cottages Mission Statement:

       "To maximize your annual vacation rental income while maintaining the condition of your home and sustaining neighborhood relations."

Property Evaluation and Set Up:

  • FREE weekly rental income evaluation
  • We will perform a market rent analysis based on comparable properties
  • We recommend equipment and amenities for successful rentals
  • We recommend repairs and improvements to limit your liability
  • We identify items and amenities to optimize seasonal rental rates
  • We collect detailed property information
  • We set up a unique property listing on LakeM.com
  • We will file municipal rental registrations when applicable
  • We provide professional photography of vacation home
  • We provide professional video for web posting of the vacation home

Marketing your Vacation Home:

  • A LakeM.com property listing
  • A live online calendar with online booking
  • A professional Vacation Property Management sign onsite
  • Dynamic pricing capabilities for increased bookings and revenue
  • Pure Michigan advertisements included
  • Local Convention and Visitor Bureau listings included
  • Extended booking agent network is optional
  • Extensive paid internet and PPC advertising
  • We hold regular business hours year round to service our clients and customers
  • We respond to phone and email inquiries daily

 Renter Screening and Payments:

  • We have years of extensive experience screening renters
  • All renters sign a comprehensive and proprietary rental agreement
  • We hold phone conversations with ALL renters
  • We collect a 50% down payment on rent upon booking
  • 100% payment is due 30 days prior to renter arrival
  • We enforce a strict cancellation policy and are licensed to sell Vacation Rental Insurance

The Renter's Stay:

  • We facilitate the Check In and Check Out process
  • We implement a self check in and property access process
  • We facilitate and manage all departure cleans 
  • ALL renter calls are directed to our office
  • We staff a renter emergency line during the rental season
  • All service calls are facilitated by Lake Michigan Cottages
  • We manage dispute resolution with renters
  • We are the complete buffer between you and your renters!

Business of Vacation Rental Management:

  • We will file rental registrations with your municipality where applicable
  • We will assist in the coordination of rental inspections if required
  • We collect and pay the State Use Tax on your behalf
  • We collect and pay any local assessments on your behalf where applicable
  • And so much more! Contact us today!

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