Easily Start Your Own Vacation Rental With This Helpful Guide

Welcome to the Relaxing Condos Short-Term and Vacation Rental blog on becoming a small business owner.  We believe that everyone, at heart, is creative and can develop their own niche and business.  Our goal is to help you do exactly that. 

Welcome to the journey to becoming a real estate investor.  For those who have been dreaming of this for years, it can be exciting and scary at the same time. You have heard it from us, from your friends and family, but most importantly, you have seen the signs everywhere you look: vacation rentals are here to stay! There has been a huge shift in the way people think about travel.

At Relaxing Condos, we specialize in helping you with your short-term rentals and vacation rental businesses.   We also have a ton of small business and entrepreneurship experience.  This blog aims to share our experience on how to become an entrepreneur and grow your business. We cover everything from starting a business, buying & listing your property, to buying multiple properties.  

Short-Term Rentals and COVID-19

Did Covid-19 kill the short-term rental business?  No!  Though it certainly has changed it, I assure you the vacation rental business is alive and well.  Over the past two years, we have grossed over $100,000.

Covid-19 tested our business and our ethics.  We lost over $16K due to Covid cancellations.  We were worried about making payments and paying our association fees.  And it challenged our ethics on how to handle cancellations.  How long will it last?  Will we have summer bookings?  Will Airbnb and VRBO survive?  It caused many worried nights, especially in March and April.  But we did weather the storm, and although the landscape looks different than before Covid, there is still much opportunity out there.

About Relaxing Condos

Relaxing Condos LLC is a Christian-based business out of Ohio.  We have 20+ years of advanced project management and business management experience.  Over the past several years, we branched into the short-term rental and vacation rental business.  We currently have one property in Destin, FL.  Does this make us an expert on the subject? Well, yes and no.  If nothing else, we learned many lessons from the School of Hard Knocks.  We have spent hundreds of hours researching the various topics in each post and will link some of our favorite resources for you to use.  Finally, the information shared is from someone who has done it.  Here is our Airbnb listing: Relaxing Condos  Vacation Rental.


We welcome everyone’s comments and questions below and on each post.  We will try to answer the questions and point you in the right direction.  We hope that this community will be filled with a wide range of experiences, from folks just starting to others with many vacation rentals.  We can build a community together to share stories, information, insider tips, and the like.  We hope you will enjoy the posts.

Remember, if this sounds overly complicated, Relaxing Condos offers business coaching services to get you started with any of your vacation rental business needs.  If you found this useful, please share it on social media using the buttons below. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Newsletter, Special Hot Tips, and our cost estimating guide delivered to your inbox!


So get out there and get started,

— Jake

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