Vacation Rental Management in Palm Desert, California
We’d Love to Welcome You and Your Home to the Meredith Lodging Family! Our vacation property management company has an all-local team of managers, reservationists, housekeepers, maintenance staff, and security personnel who are local residents. We know what it takes to run a successful vacation rental and are dedicated to maximizing the return on your investment while maintaining your home to the highest standards.
Our software dynamically adjusts your vacation rental’s price by watching the market and making real-time adjustments, making sure you get booked at the best price. Both for you and for your visitors.
Our teams are comprised of locals that live and work in the area. From our housecleaning crews to your Local Success Team, we are in Big Bear to make sure your hosting the best vacations possible.
An Owner-First Focus
Meredith Lodging was founded on the idea that if we take excellent care of our Owners and their homes, the rest will fall into place and we all succeed. This “Owner-first” focus is at the core of the award-winning property management service we provide to owners in numerous regions across the US. We have locally-based teams of managers, reservationists, housekeepers, maintenance staff and security personnel in all of our markets to keep our guests happy as possible, so they come back year after year.
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Meredith Lodging Promotes Your Home Where it Counts
We trust Meredith Lodging with managing our 3 vacation homes because we get on demand service and problem solving. Our house manager is quick to communicate with us and addresses any concerns right away. The cleaning crews are always on schedule and make the house look picture ready for each guest. On the top of our list is financial transparency and timeliness. Meredith's owner portal allows us to see every booking value, net and gross of the home's revenue as well as book stays for ourselves. The high level of service and staff that handles our homes is incredible.
A house is a huge investment, one of the largest most people ever make. Savings are short lived and overrun if the house is deteriorating and the quality goes down due to lack of care. Choose management that understands and focuses on helping you protect your investment.
We have been homeowners in Sunriver for more than 10 years. We joined up with Meredith Lodging their first year in Sunriver. We are glad we did. The Meredith team has helped customize approaches to market our home and are wonderful to work with. Best of all the return this year has bested any year we had with other property management companies. We could not be more pleased.
We have been thrilled with working with Meredith Lodging. We researched many of the options and were about to sign with a large group as they offered a more lucrative deal. We were hesitant mostly because we wanted to support a smaller local business and we liked the program Meredith had for the house cleaners. We know how important it is to come to a clean rental. If you take good care of your employees you get better results.
Now, we have been with Meredith for over a year and could not be more pleased. There has been a few changes of our personal contact person, but that is expected especially these days. They were flawless is the transitions. Comments from our renters rave about the cleanliness. Meredith has worked with us as we use our property often in the ski season.
We would recommend Meredith Lodging without hesitation to anyone looking for a property management company!
Meredith Lodging has managed our South Beach property for years and we've found them to be very honest, reliable, prompt/responsive, excellent screening of renters, detailed house cleaning, and excellent reviews by clients. We live next door to our STR so appreciate their fine employees and attention to clients.
We are beyond happy with Meredith Lodging and their Homeowner Relations Team.
We came to the vacation rental experience because we own an oceanfront beach home that we enjoy only in the summer. The house sat empty nine months a year for more than a decade. We finally decided it was time to put it on the vacation rental market. What attracted us to Meredith was their promise that the homeowner comes first. And they have lived up to that claim. Rarely have they needed to step in but in each case they swiftly address the issue and fix what is wrong. They are so easy to work with, are pleasant and professional, and they make us wish we had put our home on the vacation rental market many years earlier.
Owning a vacation home from out of state presents a lot of worries and our relationship with Meredith has taken those concerns completely off our plate. They are local and responsive. Meredith Lodging and their stellar Homeowner Relations Team manage every aspect of our vacation rental owners experience. We highly recommend them!
To whom it may concern, We feel very fortunate having Meredith Lodging care for our property at Bella Beach. They take pride in their work keeping our property rented and always with top clients. Whenever an issue arises, they are quick to take action to resolve it and communicate needs. We live in another state and feel comfortable with their management team. We recommend them very highly.
I have had the pleasure of working with Meredith for over 2 years. At the time I bought my property I had both onsite property managers and other third parties available as options. I selected Meredith based on their “owner first” mentality. I have found the Meredith team to be professional and responsive. Meredith has delivered peace of mind in two primary ways:
The first is guest experience. Meredith responds to all guest needs and is able to manage and accommodate any issues that arise when guests are onsite. From day to day guest needs to property issues during a stay Meredith is responsive and attentive to guest’s needs thereby taking that burden off my shoulders.
The second is in home management. Meredith knows local resources in the community who provide common, and uncommon, home maintenance needs. Meredith has helped me coordinate HVAC repairs as well as wildlife deterrents for my property. In all cases the recommended vendors have been professional and timely in whatever circumstance they are addressing.
I highly recommend Meredith based on my experiences!
We have been working with Meredith Lodging for over 5 years. We have had increasing revenues each year from our property. Our house stays rented year round and the rents have been going up.
We do not live close to our rental house. Meredith handles all of the maintenance and customer issues so we do not have to travel to make sure our house is still standing.
We have a dedicated property manager who knows us and our property which makes communication and solving any issues go smoothly.
Overall we are very pleased with the results of our rental property’s financial results and the ease of working with Meredith.
Our bookings immediately increased when we switched to Meredith Lodging. And I really appreciate how everyone on the owner relations team is helpful and responsive- if we’re out of town they help deal with contractors, deliveries, and any issues that arise. They’re good people!
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Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a menu of services for owners to choose from ranging from 23-35%. At Meredith Lodging, we understand that each property is unique, and we are committed to providing individualized services that meet your specific needs and preferences. Our dedicated team will work with you to tailor our services to your requirements.
As a Meredith Lodging owner, you will have access to an online owner portal. Here you will be able to view your homes reservations and easily make an owner or guest of owner stay. You can also call/text our Owner Experience team to make a reservation for you.
Yes! We provide you with the option of a full cleaning or an owner cleaning. A full cleaning, at our top Platinum level of service is billed to your owner statement as 50% off the rate we charge guests, otherwise at the full rate. We do allow owners to clean for a reduced fee, however, as everyone standards are different we require our staff to always inspection, touch-up, and restock the home with supplies.
a. Meredith Lodging is a full-service vacation rental management company. Our team of experts will manage all aspects of your vacation rental property, from housekeeping and maintenance to marketing, and ensuring your home is ready for each guest stay.
b. Meredith Lodging will collect any city, county and state taxes and distribute them on your behalf.
Homeowners are paid monthly by the 15th, for the previous month’s rental revenue. The rental revenue is dispersed by direct deposit.
At the end of each month, you will receive a statement in your owner portal that outlines the rental revenue minus deductions for your service fee and any maintenance service charges.
A year end statement will also be posted in your owner portal and a 1099 will be mailed for tax purposes.
We do provide electronic locks. The e-locks we provide integrate with our software so that each guest receives a unique code that only works during their stay. Our owners can be set up to have a master code so that their code does not change between stays.
Clean, crisp linens are one of the easiest ways a vacation home can make a great first impression on Guests. To help our Owners make this happen in an easy and cost-efficient way, we introduced The Meredith Lodging Linen Program. For each participating home, we provide the initial supply and all replacements of the following all-white hotel-quality items:
i. Bath towels
ii. Hand towels
iii. Wash cloths
v. Bed Linens (fitted/flat sheet and pillowcases)
Our revenue team thoughtfully uses a combination of human intervention, exclusive pricing software, and algorithms to ensure our homes rates are aligned with market demand. We use dynamic pricing, which means the rate will fluctuate based on the supply and demand for any given time period. This combination of technology and human oversight has proven to maximize our owner’s revenue and return on their investments.
Homes are established with minimum rates so that each of our homes do have a threshold or floor rate that it cannot go below.
We invest heavily in the marketing and promotion of your home. This includes boosting our proprietary website MeredithLodging.com, a continued outreach to our repeat customers, a strong social media presence, and home listing on third-party booking platforms including sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com. It is our goal that someone looking for a home like yours, finds you!
Collecting Reviews: Meredith Lodging sends an automated email to guests after their stay, inviting them to leave a review of their experience on the company’s website or other third-party platforms.
Review Management: We monitor and manage guest reviews on various platforms, including MeredithLodging.com, Google, Yelp and more. We respond to all reviews, whether positive or negative, and use the feedback to improve our service and home offerings.
Guest Satisfaction: If a guest leaves a negative review, we promptly respond to address the issue and resolve the guest’s concerns. We take every guest’s experience seriously and use the feedback to improve our services for future guests.
Improvements: Meredith Lodging uses guest feedback to identity areas for improvement and provide suggestions to our homeowners, services, and overall guest experience. We strive to provide exceptional guest experiences and continuously improve our offerings.
We believe property management is best done locally and pride ourselves on being a family-run, locally based company. We invest in fully-staffed physical offices in the markets where our owners have homes. Our locally-based, experienced teams are available 24/7/365 to meet the needs of our home Owners and help our guests plan their perfect getaway. Once our guests arrive, they can count on having a local team to take care of any needs that arise. We focus on all the details of their stay, so they can focus on making memories and enjoying our Owners’ homes as much as possible.
We are committed to the ongoing success of these communities, and give both in time and money, with a special focus on organizations that further the development of children, provide resources to our country’s Veterans and come to the aid of animals in need.
Our team is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether there is a noise issue, a guest is locked out or your home loses heat, we will send a team member to your home to assist.
Allowing dogs does increase revenue. On average, revenue is increased around 10%. Simply, allowing dogs opens (or closes) a % of the rental market. Though there can be some additional wear and tear, the additional revenue received from the increase in bookings does overall yield more revenue for owners.
Guest are charged an additional pet fee when bringing a dog. This fee goes to the additional cleaning/inspection. Should our staff find that a dog was to cause damage guest will be responsible.
The number one amenity clicked on our website and request by guests is a Hot Tub! Featuring this amenity in your home tends to increase revenue around 20%! Other top amenities include: game rooms/tables, TV’s, king beds, outdoor furniture, and bikes.