A few years ago I was in need of a vacation rental property management company for my La Jolla home. As someone who has experience with short term property management i knew it was paramount to find someone who was firmly focused on the short term market and not a company who did it as a sideline to their longer term business. Short term rentals are just a different animal and need someone who specializes in this distinct segment...especially considering the value of luxury real estate in La Jolla.
Jonah and Vanessa of Seabreeze Vacation Rentals came to our home to interview for the job. I was immediately struck by their casual and friendly manner, but was more impressed by how absolutely confident and professional they were with regards to every aspect of their business.
Vacation rentals can be lucrative, but also have the downside of potential over-populating a home, disturbing neighbors with late night parties, increased damage due to heavy traffic of tenants coming and going, etc. It takes an experienced team to interview potential renters and draft air-tight contracts which are there to protect homeowners from undesirable tenants. Jonah had all the right answers and was so impressive I didn't need to interview anyone else. We signed on the spot and it was the best decision we could have made.
From the vacationer's point of view, renting from Seabreeze Vacation Rentals is a no-brainer. Not only do you have a tremendous selection of homes in one place to choose from (they currently manage more than 50 properties in La Jolla and nearly 70 total including Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and Del Mar) but you also know you will walk in to a property which is cared for at a very high and consistent standard. No more tripping around VRBO, tracking down owners, and no risk of showing up at a phantom property and losing your rent money and ruining your vacation. As an added bonus they offer guests exclusive discounts to local attractions such as Sea World, and special deals at local restaurants too.
For property owners, their fees were in line with the local market, and quite a bit lower than other areas of the country. I don't want to quote what we paid here because fee structures are different for each client and do change over time. However, I do know their pricing will be a pleasant surprise to anyone who owns a vacation rental property in a luxury resort or seasonal ski market!
As a local real estate agent who specializes in the La Jolla real estate market I'm often asked for referrals for everything from the best local taco shop to high net worth asset managers. I feel like I'm relatively well connected to the best La Jolla has to offer. Whether you are considering renting or placing your home in the vacation rental pool, I can't offer any higher of a recommendation than saying Seabreeze Vacation Rentals and their team are the best in the business.
I'd be interested in hearing your comments and experience with Seabreeze Vacation Rentals in the comment section below.