HOUSTON VACATION RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Houston Short Term Rental Management
We Make Managing Your Airbnb & VRBO Easy
Vello is a vacation rental management service that can transform your property into a successful short-term vacation rental on Airbnb, Vrbo, and other platforms.
With years of experience in short-term rental management, we offer a turnkey service to list, stage, clean, decorate, and manage the entire Airbnb short-term or vacation rental process from start to finish.
Short Term Vacation Rental Services
We list your property on Airbnb, Vrbo, and all the major booking platforms. From writing vibrant and interesting descriptions to making sure every amenity is properly catalogued, we maximize the appeal of the listing to potential guests and ensure that the property ranks well on the different booking platforms.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN
We offer interior design services customized to your needs. Images are what ultimately sell your listing, and we provide exceptional professional photography free of charge.Learn More
We treat our guests with the highest level of hospitality, which will generate great reviews and repeat rentals. Whether it’s stocking your rental with wine, coffee, snacks or recommending local restaurants and entertainment venues, we strive to make our guests feel welcome and at home. We offer concierge services to fulfill your guest’s requests and ensure they have everything they need during their stay.
We manage the entire check-in and check-out process and respond to every guest’s call, email, or text, acting promptly to provide timely service or assistance.Learn More
We provide end-to-end property cleaning and maintenance. From changing air filters and light bulbs to handling property repairs, we provide complete coverage. Our team routinely performs thorough inspections, ensuring you can rest easy knowing everything is well taken care of.Learn More
We offer a complete turnkey short term management service as seen below:
- Guest Communication & Interaction
- Guest Experience
- Property Maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the legal requirements for operating a short-term rental in Houston, TX?
In the greater Houston metro area, there are multiple municipalities with varying permitting requirements. For example, Harris County does not require a permit, but other areas such as League City do. Additionally, operators must collect and remit the Hotel Occupancy Tax to the City of Houston, which is 7% of the rental amount. Vello handles all tax remittance for our clients and can directly assist in the permitting process for your listing.
What are the best neighborhoods in Houston for short-term rentals?
Popular neighborhoods for short-term rentals include Montrose for its artsy vibe, The Heights for a mix of historic and modern charm, Downtown for business travelers, and the Museum District for proximity to major attractions. While these neighborhoods are great, there are high performing short-term rentals in almost all areas. Check out our price estimator tool to see how your property may perform!
How can property owners ensure their rentals comply with Houston’s safety and health regulations?
Owners should regularly inspect properties for safety hazards, ensure working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, provide fire extinguishers, and maintain cleanliness to meet health standards. Regularly reviewing city guidelines is also recommended.
What are the tax implications for operating a short-term rental in Houston?
Operators must collect and remit Hotel Occupancy Taxes (7% to the City of Houston, plus additional state taxes). Income from rentals must also be reported on federal and state income tax returns.
How can property owners maximize their rental income in Houston’s competitive market?
Owners can maximize income by optimizing their listings with high-quality photos and detailed descriptions, pricing competitively, ensuring excellent guest experiences, and making strategic upgrades to the property.
What are the common challenges faced by short-term rental owners in Houston, and how can they be addressed?
Challenges include managing high guest turnover, maintaining property quality, and handling occasional guest disputes. Solutions involve efficient booking and cleaning processes, regular property inspections, and clear communication with guests.
Where can property owners and renters find more resources and support in Houston?
Resources are available at the City of Houston’s official website, Houston Apartment Association, and local real estate groups. Online forums like Airbnb Community Center also provide valuable insights and support.
Short Term & Vacation Rental Management
All Of Your Worries Handled
Short-Term Real Estate Expertise In Houston
With a team of licensed real estate agents, we have extensive experience across commercial and residential real estate.
We manage whole homes, single units, multi-family, and commercial properties.
"The team at Vello is simply the best. In my experience, they are responsive, professional, and reliable. Their customer service for guests is that of a 5 star hotel (even better) and they take care of my property like it’s their own. Recently, my home took some storm damage and Vello not only fixed the issues promptly but also rented it out again within three days. I could not be happier or recommend a better team and company to trust with your rental property."