Each winter thousands of people from all over the world flock to Arizona for the warmer, sunnier climate. Often these people prefer renting a home to staying in a hotel. Arizona Vacation Home Rentals specializes in the local vacation rental market and can help you assess the viability of turning your property into a vacation rental.
The members of our team understand investor and homeowner ventures. We once rented our own homes with long term leases but learned over time that short term vacation renting was a better option. Thus we converted our homes into vacation rentals. Through the years we have helped more than 100 home owners and investors transform their properties into vacation rental homes. The homes have ranged from $95,000 condos to luxury, multi-million dollar homes. Most of the homes have greater than 85% annual occupancy rates.
Our team assists with the rental process for guests and we fine tune our approach to accommodate the needs of each owner. Owners determine rates and selection of guests; guests pay owners directly. Rental agreements are between the home owner and the guest. Many owners stay in their homes when in Arizona. Our approach is unique and allows us to offer homeowners and investors highly competitive rates.
Start Up Services
- Free initial meeting to assess your property as a vacation home
- Detailed start up analysis to prepare home for vacation renting
- 450+ item check list of home’s interior and exterior features and content
- Advertising plan for your home
- Audit of home and creation of the punch list for home maintenance items
- Initial suggested pricing of your home
- Estimate of ongoing maintenance and utility costs
Owner/Guest Liaison Services – We handle the calls, emails and urgent matters for you and your guests.
- Reservation specialists: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. MST
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST
- 24/7 telephone and email support for guests’ questions and concerns
- Guest screening
- Dynamic market pricing for your home with your input
- Preventative maintenance and repairs with reliable partner contractors or use your own provider
- Professional communication with guests and owners to ensure 5 star experiences for all
Technology Updates 2021-2022
Our guests’ safety and security is our number one priority. We also want our owners to feel comfortable with how we safeguard their investments and protect guests. While most short term renters treat our homes as they do their own, there is the occasional guest who violates our NO party, event or large group policy. A party can be devastating: neighbors are annoyed, the police are called and HOAs impose owner fines or pass covenants that restrict short term rentals within the community. Damage from a party can be extensive: insurance and other claims rarely cover all expenses.
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals is taking steps to improve the overall guest, neighbor and owner experience by increasing the smart technology at our homes. The installed devices add another layer of protection and ultimately reduce incidents which result in rental violations, unwarranted damage to property and annoyed neighbors.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are familiar technology that protect guests and homes. In some houses the alarms are wired to the home’s electrical circuit and connected to the other detectors in the home. When any unit detects smoke or carbon monoxide, the alarm activates a sound simultaneously throughout the home. Should the home lose electricity they default to battery power.
Some homes utilize battery powered smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The units function individually, detecting dangerous smoke or carbon monoxide levels and emitting an alarm to notify the people in the home. Many of our vacation homes have both electrically wired and battery powered smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Guest privacy is critical and installing camera and surveillance devices inside of vacation homes is illegal. Exterior cameras are legal; however, disclosure of any cameras on a property is required by many online travel agencies such as Airbnb and VRBO.
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals has added cameras to the exteriors of many of our homes. The cameras face the street and provide a clear view of the entire driveway both day and night. The audio capability of the cameras is off: we do not record conversations or sounds. The cameras are monitored to ensure guests are not having parties or groups larger than authorized in the rental agreement. They enhance guest safety by catching break-ins and and identifying suspicious activities. In case of incidents, the cameras have playback capabilities which protect guests against unwarranted claims by an HOA and other conflicts of interest.
Remote locks have been added to our homes to improve security and facilitate both keyless and contactless entry into our vacation homes. The locks are integrated with our reservation system: guests will receive a unique code that allows entry for the duration of their reservation. Problems with lost keys, duplication of keys or guests being locked out are avoided. The codes are modified remotely between guests to give future guests peace of mind in knowing the home is secure.
To keep neighbors happy and prevent incidents we have added NoiseAware to our homes. Two or three of these small units have been placed both inside and out at all of our homes. NoiseAware does not detect or record any sounds or conversations. Instead, the units measure noise levels in decibels and, based on preset noise levels, alert guests when there is excessive noise at a home. If guests do not respond and reduce the noiseArizona Vacation Home Rentals is notified. NoiseAware is another use of technology to guard against unfair accusations by HOAs or neighbors.
The Bottom Line
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals wants to deliver an optimal experience for our guests and owners. We know travelers rely on technology to plan and book time away with the expectation that travel agencies stay current on best practices. With our new smart home tech solutions, travelers can be reassured the vacation property they choose for relaxing or working is safe and secure. Owners’ confidence and peace of mind will grow knowing we have upped our tech game to protect their investments and guests.