April 30, 2015
At Vacasa, we’re leveling the playing field when it comes to the hospitality industry, equipping private vacation home owners with the same technological advantages that much larger hotels and resorts have traditionally enjoyed…along with the hands-on caretaking and personal service that both guests and homeowners have come to expect.
As a technology startup, we offer full-service vacation rental property management and marketing, with an intense focus on innovation and automation. Our company began in Portland, OR in 2009, and last year, we were honored to be named #9 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation—for the travel industry category, we were named #1.
In 2014, we also began offering our management services to homeowners in the San Diego. We now manage more than 40 homes in the area, and are thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant community. Our local San Diego team of property managers, maintenance staff, and housekeepers take excellent care of our homes and handle any last-minute guest issues that may arise, while our central support team in Portland takes care of marketing, reservations, and much more.
We believe this unique combination of hands-on caretaking and tech-focused marketing helps us provide our owners a fantastic experience and a much higher return on their investment. For instance, our proprietary rate optimization system is the first of its kind in the vacation rental industry: rather than setting rates by weekday or weekend, off-season or peak season, our dynamic system automatically updates rental rates four times a day—much like airlines and hotels have been doing for years.
For guests, we provide a sense of security that’s often hard to find, without losing the special experience of staying in a private vacation home. Every Vacasa home is unique, but in San Diego especially, many have amazing amenities that you just can’t get in a hotel: gourmet kitchens, pet-friendly policies, free WiFi, plus the character and comfort of a private home…and many of our rentals have truly amazing oceanfront locations in lively neighborhoods like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.