Property owners considering the vacation rental market should make that decision with eyes wide open. An impeccably furnished retirement dream occupied by strangers bothers some people. Rental income versus wear and tear … each owner must evaluate the trade-off.
Paying guests help pay the bills, including the mortgage associated with that retirement dream. They also occupy the property and use all the stuff that’s in it. No property remains clean and pristine after a busy season on the rental market.
Absentee owners of vacation properties depend on reputable companies to look after the property and maximize rental income, which offsets wear and tear and then some. Many owners are thoroughly involved in lives away from Hilton Head Island and they don’t
want day-to-day interruptions that occur during rental occupancies. Who enjoys the 1:00 AM call from a locked out guest who lost their key or the Saturday evening call when the hot water ran out on a family of six?