Investing in a vacation home promises more than just a retreat to call your own. It’s an investment in your future. And once you’ve made that investment, you shouldn’t have to worry about the hassle of maintaining it and maximizing your income.

Inspirato’s all-inclusive approach to property management ensures your home will yield its full potential—something that homeowner Michael Donohue learned when he added his home to the Inspirato Collection. 

I don’t ever think of Inspirato as just a property management company—they are my vacation rental business partner.

Michael DonohueInspirato Homeowner

Backstory

Michael had his sights set on retirement in the beautiful beach community of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. His long-term plan wasn’t complicated: buy an investment property on the island and earn income to pay it off through short-term vacation rentals.

But Michael didn’t want to be bogged down by the day-to-day complexities that come with renting out a vacation home. His past experiences with property management companies had been less than ideal. He found that it took just as much time to manage them as it did to manage the home itself.

Inspirato’s Solution

Just as Michael’s dream home came on the market, he learned that Inspirato was actively looking for new properties to add to its portfolio in Hilton Head. So before closing, he showed the residence to the Inspirato team. They loved it and explained in detail how they would help him reach his goals.

The assurance that Inspirato would not only take excellent care of the home but also manage every aspect of the rental process—from booking reservations to revenue management—gave Michael the confidence he needed to close.

For me, the most important thing in choosing a partner was knowing that Inspirato’s staff
would visit the home daily and literally take care of everything for me.

Michael DonohueInspirato Homeowner

Results

Known as Switchgrass, his home has been part of the Inspirato Collection since 2012, with an average of 274 nights booked per year at an average nightly rate of $1,132. What’s more, Inspirato has handled 85 work orders each year and paid all utility bills—never once calling Michael for a single guest- or home-related issue 

And best of all, as part of his relationship with Inspirato, Michael and his family are getting a sneak preview of their future by vacationing in the home—and the rest of the Inspirato Collection—with all the benefits of membership.

 “Inspirato offers a perfect investment strategy for people who want to own a second home but still want to use it for a few weeks or a month per year,” Michael says. “Inspirato brought me a well-thought-out plan and made everything incredibly easy.”

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