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Deciding to convert a rental property into a vacation rental….

Our decision to convert our cottage in St Marys, GA from a full-time rental to a short-term vacation rental turned out to be the right choice although almost no one we talked to at the time about it, was optimistic about our plans. 950 more words

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Slipping Away (Part 1, She is conceived)

Back in 2004, we fell in love with the town of St Marys, GA.  It reminded us of how the beach towns of our youth felt before they became so commercialized and touristy.  260 more words

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Stuff happens, just expect it

Through the years we’ve had all kinds of things go wrong with our vacation rentals WHILE they were occupied. Today was one of those days for me where you wish the ground would open up and swallow you whole. 474 more words

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SNOW time like the present!

It’s snowing today so I’m working from home.  We had guests in the Little House over the weekend so now’s the perfect time to clean it so it’s ready for the next guest.  433 more words

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Why I struggle with cable, phone & internet providers

$150 month?  Easy for both TV and internet in a Vacation Rental (VR).  What do you do when that bill alone is more than you make with a weekend rental? 253 more words

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Neighbors Make the Difference

During the early days, we didn’t have a clue about how to promote or advertise our Little House.  We decided that we’d rely on word-of-mouth since we didn’t want the world to beat a path to our backyard and we weren’t sure we’d be comfortable with a bunch of strangers moving in and out all the time.  166 more words

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