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MANAGING YOUR RENTAL

HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CHARLESTON VACATION RENTAL LISTING ON VRBO


As a systems expert and data analyst for Luxury Simplified Retreats, my day is consumed by monitoring booking data, performance, and pricing strategies to maximize revenue and optimize listings for our portfolio of Charleston vacation rentals. Through our experience, we understand that a home’s online performance, measured by rank, is a delicate balance of listing quality, pricing, service delivery, and consistency over time, and each listing platform (i.e. VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, etc.) has different parameters that factor into search results.  Although ranking in the Top 10 Charleston vacation rentals takes time,

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MANAGING YOUR RENTAL

MANAGING YOUR VACATION RENTAL: THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING THE FURNISHINGS


With Charleston SC topping destination travel lists year after year, purchasing a vacation home to use as income property can be an excellent investment. And, while owning a vacation property can offer years of enjoyment and provide a fun place for family and friends to gather, there are a lot of things that go into operating and maintaining it as a successful vacation rental that are often overlooked – bookings, guest communication, cleaning, emergency maintenance, etc. are just a few of the items that need to be managed.  But even beyond the

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DISCOVER CHARLESTON

GET READY TO FEAST! IT’S TIME FOR CHARLESTON SC RESTAURANT WEEK


  It’s our favorite time of year! And no, we’re not talking about the holidays, although this particular week is like the holidays for foodies at heart! Charleston Restaurant Week is returning this fall, September 4th – 15th. Prepare your stomachs for a week of eating at some of the premier places to experience the unmistakeable southern cuisine that you can only find in the lowcountry. There’s so many restaurants to choose from you’ll have a hard time deciding where to go first, but we’ve rounded up some of favorites

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SHORT-TERM RENTAL 101: OPERATING A LEGAL VACATION RENTAL IN CHARLESTON


  When it comes to operating a legal short-term rental (STR) in downtown Charleston SC, there’s a lot to learn. The landscape of STRs on the Charleston peninsula has changed rather dramatically in the past few months. In April 2018, after years of deliberation, the City of Charleston finally passed judgement on STRs and announced new regulations limiting STRs throughout downtown. This came as quite a sting for those operating illegally within the city limits and has caused much angst among local short-term rental owners. On the flip side, many of those

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The Luxury Simplified Retreats Team

The team at Luxury Simplified Retreats includes property managers and guest Concierges that are among the best in the industry. We handle every luxury detail for our clients so they can rest easy knowing that their home is well managed and their guests are in for the vacation of a lifetime.

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