Congratulations on taking the first step toward financial success and happiness! You’re already on the right path by visiting this page about Charleston, SC, property management with Dunes Properties. Now, it’s time to continue along that path by learning all about our top-notch services. Whether you’re interested in making a new property investment or seamlessly transitioning your Charleston vacation rental from another company, we have you covered.
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… [the] team is handling my condo so beautifully, efficiently, and with care. The summer weeks in my unit are totally booked, and it looks like the fall is on its way to doing the same. I really appreciate it and am glad to be handled by your company.”
- Jan S.
… dunes is doing a great job. We like your innovative marketing. We like the renter selection for our home, which has limited damage and pleased the neighbors. We like the personal attention given [to] the renters. I think they behave better and enjoy their vacations more because of it."
- Tom and Susan V.
… Elizabeth is so good she extended our living room outside for the guests and added all that beautiful furniture! She is the only person that has a deck named after her in Charleston Oceanfront Villas. It’s called ‘THE LIZ’-Designed by Liz.”
- Larry W.
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Are you convinced yet? We’d love for you to join our community of satisfied clients! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, browse the pages on our website for more info, or jump right into the journey toward success by submitting our vacation rental application. It’s quick, easy, and something you’ll thank yourself later for doing. We look forward to speaking with you!
Charleston, South Carolina, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to vacation. That means there’s significant demand for Charleston rental properties! Feel free to scroll through our FAQ below to learn more and take the next step with confidence.
Of course, you can! Our vacation rental division was created for our clients’ needs. Some Charleston property management companies go as far as charging their clients to visit. We offer an open schedule with minimal restrictions.
We do not employ maintenance or housekeeping personnel. This provides the highest level of transparency and allows our team to negotiate better pricing for you without potential conflicts of interest.
Your bottom line is the primary perk of joining our homeowner community. With over 30 years of experience, the highest rating in the state, and a tech-savvy, energetic team, our clients boast financial success as well as enjoy the utmost care for their homes and guests. We are focused on providing the highest rental income for each client — not the highest number of clients.
Most homeowners keep private linens in a locked owner’s closet for personal use. For vacation guests, linens are provided by third-party companies and built into housekeeping costs. This prevents you from having to buy and replace linens frequently.
We know many property owners worry about changing to a new management company, so we only require a simple signature to get started. We also honor existing reservations so that you don’t lose any income. The transition is quick and easy!
Small to medium-sized companies can often provide more attentive service while enjoying the same marketing reach as larger companies. We interview all new clients to verify we only offer qualifying properties as vacation rentals. This keeps our ratio of managers to owners low, providing clients and guests with the highest level of service.
Properly organizing and administering your vacation rental requires a great deal of time and attention. We handle every aspect of the rental process, from a guest’s first call to his or her day of departure. We also provide a monthly accounting of income and expenses as well as the satisfaction of state and local requirements for short term vacation rentals in Charleston, SC. This service covers the administration of your rental business. A percentage of rental income is retained for this service. Percentages are property-specific and based on the features, location, size, and age of each property. This ensures fair representation for all clients. Please contact us for your personalized rate.
Guest Phone and Email Support
Guest Agreement Preparation
Arrival Desk and Guest Assistance
Guest Concierge Service
24-hour Guest Emergency Assistance Hotline
Maintenance Vendor Management
Owner Monthly Statement
Vendor and Service Payment
The Satisfaction of State and Local Requirements
SC Sales and Accommodations Tax Collection and Payment
Escrow Accounts for Rent
Business License Assistance
We do not charge surplus or "markup maintenance fees” to clients for necessary property maintenance and repairs. Costs for maintenance and repairs are exactly as billed by the third-party provider without extra fees, like advertising or cleaning. This approach, as well as our trusted relationship with vendors, allows us to negotiate reduced costs for clients while focusing on increasing rental income. Repairs and maintenance invoices and costs are presented monthly on your owner statement. Invoices are included.
Reaching potential guests is a top priority, and we provide aggressive marketing strategies for our community of property owners. By harnessing the power of web, print, email campaigns, Google search, and a guest database built over the past 30+ years, we provide you with strong revenue year after year. This service costs $360 annually and is provided to all new vacation rental owners as community marketing.
Our property care services include routine inspections by your primary, licensed property manager to verify the maintenance, security, and safety of your home. Although often ignored by "big box” management companies, this foundation to our program offers peace of mind to clients. We also offer one of the best property-to-manager ratios on the Charleston Coast. This translates to better care, better communication, and lower long-term maintenance costs for clients. This service is $250 monthly and provided to all new vacation rental owners. It covers the costs for on-site management and is not related to maintenance and repair expenses to operate your vacation rental business.
Assigned Property Manager and Support Team
Consistent, Regularly Scheduled Reporting
Utility Reduction and System Settings Check
Liability Reduction with Safety Reporting
Ultimately, your vacation guests are the source of all your income. Most cleaning costs are collected directly from guests to not burden you. We have the ability to build the cleaning fees into the base rent, as our research shows tacking on too many fees is a top reason why guests book somewhere else. Any additional housekeeping expenses, such as touch-ups and deep cleans, are displayed on monthly statements so our clients are aware of what amount is being charged for the service. We believe this approach provides the highest level of transparency for clients and the best sales strategy for vacation guests.