About Us

Owning our own vacation home has been a dream for many years, and a few years ago, we were able to make that dream a reality, and it’s been a wonderful experience!

Our primary residence is in Montana, as in the land of snow, ice, and 8 months of Winter. We don’t ski, snowmobile, or do most of the things you would do in this Winter wonderland, so we knew that we wanted to find a respite to the cold.

We also wanted a place that we could use for a few months out of the year for 3-4 weeks at a time.

Finances would not allow use to just own a  home that sits empty for the remaining 9+ months, which meant we would have to have a home that we rented out to generate some income with it.

Vacation Rental Home Ownership was the ticket to achieve our dreams, provide a different lifestyle, and also give us some extra cash along the way!

Let us be clear though, we weren’t looking for an investment property, we were looking for a lifestyle change. Our “worst case scenario”  with our vacation rental home was that we would break even on an annual basis on all of the house costs, the costs of us using the house, and some vacation-like activities (i.e.: Walt Disney World Annual Passes). In the last several years, we’ve not only done that, but we’ve made quite a bit of money each year, in addition to the equity we have gained value in the home.

I’m an entrepreneur, and I’m used to taking calculated risks, so when we started looking, we had a plan…warm, sunny, and recession-resistant. Orlando fit the bill quite nicely, with an added bonus of a pretty depressed housing market at the time we were buying. There are things we don’t like about Orlando, but for the most part, we love it, and love our vacation rental home.

Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about what makes vacation rental home ownership a successful venture, from the initial home shopping and targeting, to the day to day ownership and management, to marketing and booking guests. We’re creating a bunch of awesome tools for others that might be interesting in this lifestyle as well, and we can’t wait to share them with you soon.