Lake Geneva Airbnb Vacation Rental Property Management

Looking for a local, family owned, full-service vacation rental property management company in Lake Geneva to list, host, and manage your vacation rental on Airbnb and Vrbo and all the top booking sites? We do it all!
  • We list, host & manage your Lake Geneva vacation rental property
  • We are a locally owned & operated property management company
  • We take care of everything for you, from bookings to guest services
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Tim Bauman
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(262) 205-7122
Tim & Bethany Bauman
Locally owned & Operated

Easy Three Step Process

👋 meet with me
Step 1
15-Minute Chat
Talk about your property and your goals
Step 2
Create a Management Plan
We'll create a custom management plan
Step 3
List & Earn Revenue
We'll list, manage and maintain everything

Start-to-Finish Lake Geneva Vacation Rental Management

Rated by our wonderful guests and property owners on Google

We are an Airbnb Superhost!

In order to qualify for Airbnb Superhost, we have to maintain a guest response rate of 90% or higher,  a cancellation rate or 1% or lower, and a guest satisfaction rating of 4.8 stars or higher.
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We Rent Your Property

We list your Lake Geneva vacation rental on Airbnb, VRBO and all the major booking platforms with vibrant, eye-catching photography and dynamic pricing so you can get top dollar.
Photography to make your listing pop
Dynamic pricing to help you earn more
Marketing your property on social media
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We Manage & Maintain It

We are a full-service property management company in Lake Geneva that handles everything from check-in and check-out, to guest services, housekeeping, property maintenance, permits and taxes.
We supply new linens with every listing
Cleaning, restocking and maintenance
We handle all the permits & taxes
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We Wow Your Guests

We take care of reservations and customer support, with quick answers to their questions to ensure your guests have an amazing stay at your property in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Check-in and check-out management
24/7 guest services and support
We help you earn 5-star reviews

Our Lake Geneva Airbnb & Vrbo Property Management Team

"We are a full-service, boutique-style vacation rental management company, focused on serving our local Lake Geneva community with one-on-one, personalized property management tailored to you and your goals."
🤝 Our Mission

Tim & Bethany Bauman

Owners & OPERATORS

About US

Hi, we are the Bauman family - Tim, Bethany, and our daughter Emri. We have always had a passion for exploration and adventure, thus deciding to settle down in the vacation destination closest to our roots, Lake Geneva.

Our love for experiencing new things has earned us the nickname of "living vacation to vacation". We have chosen to merge our careers with this obsession for recreation, and together, we value creating unforgettable memories, lifelong learning, and embracing new experiences.

We love helping local vacation property owners realize their goals and maximize earning potential with the latest technologies and with a personal, boutique-like experience.

What We Love About Lake Geneva

We absolutely adore Lake Geneva! This place is perfect for our little family—awesome lake life for boating and water sports, fantastic outdoor adventures all year round, and let's not forget the legendary supper clubs and Friday fish fries. Lake Geneva offers our family great times, tasty food, and precious memories. We're super grateful to raise our little girl in such a fantastic spot!

Ali Dowden

GENERAL MANAGER

About ME

Hi, I'm Ali Dowden, General Manager at Grand Welcome Lake Geneva.

I'm a born and raised resident of Lake Geneva and oversee the daily operations of your rental cycle from guest's check-in to their check-out. My years of experience in short-term rental management paired with a background of corporate accounting allows me to work with you to make the best guest experience possible.

At Grand Welcome Lake Geneva, we strive for five star experiences. I have a passion for curating memorable vacations that will keep your guests returning year after year to their home away from home.

My goal is to take care of everything for you, so that you can spend time doing what is important to you.

What I Love About Lake Geneva

Away from work, I treasure time spent with friends and family, whether out on the boat, relaxing at Big Foot Beach State Park, trying new restaurants, or enjoying some live music at The House of Music.

👋 Want to meet in-town or at your property? We're local!
Text or call us today (262) 205-7122

Our Short-Term Rental Management Services for Lake Geneva

We List Your Lake Geneva Property on Airbnb and all the top travel sites

Listing & Marketing

  • We take high-quality scroll-stopping photos of your Lake Geneva rental property
  • We write thorough and engaging copy about your short-term rental and proximity to local Lake Geneva attractions
  • We list your Lake Geneva vacation property on Airbnb, VRBO and 30+ other travel websites, including our own (GrandWelcome.com)
  • We advertise your short-term rental on social media and to repeat customers on our email list

Reservations

  • Guests can book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We have an in-house revenue analyst that monitors reservations (weekly, monthly, yearly) to ensure you earn as much as possible
  • We offer dynamic pricing to optimize your revenue using historical data, seasonal trends and competition tracking
  • Reservations are updated in real-time and can also be placed by phone with our white glove, full-service reservation staff
  • We accept all major credit cards and offer trip protection and damage insurance to all guests

Customer Support

  • All customer support inquires are handled by our local Lake Geneva concierge staff
  • We answer guest questions quickly with helpful information about your property and the local Lake Geneva area
  • Each guest is emailed personalized arrival instructions, maps and recommended Lake Geneva activities
  • Guests are welcomed to your Lake Geneva short-term rental property with a personalized welcome call, gift, and thank you note

Cleaning & Maintenance

  • We clean and care for your property like it's our own
  • We provide brand new linens to make the guest experience comfortable and inviting
  • We have in-house maintenance and housekeeping teams located in Lake Geneva
  • Starter items such as toilet paper, soap, and paper towels are provided for guest's convenience
  • We inspect your property top-to-bottom after it has been cleaned to ensure guests have a 5-star experience

Inspections & Taxes

  • We take inventory of all household items that need to be replaced and restock as needed
  • We arrange annual inspections for pests, fireplaces, filters and other regular maintenance
  • We offer monthly financial statements, accounts payable, collection and distribution of sales tax
Complimentary Vacation Rental Projection & Income Estimate

Enter your Lake Geneva vacation rental property address and our team will provide you with an in-depth analysis of your property, along with estimated annual income and occupancy projection.

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Personalized Income & Occupancy Projection
We blend our experience in the local Columbus market, along with data-driven trends to accurately estimate your property's earning potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do short term property management companies charge in Lake Geneva?

The typical fee for short term rental property management in Lake Geneva can range from 10-35% depending on who you go with and whether they offer partial or full-service management. As an example, some larger national companies only offer partial management at a reduced rate, which requires more effort on your part coordinating with cleaning crews, restocking supplies, changing linens, maintenance, etc.
💸 Leave it to us, we'll help you make more that you would on your own.  We're happy to work with you and customize a management solution that aligns with your financial goals.

Are short term vacation rentals allowed in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin?

Yes, however, there are some rules and guidelines to be aware of. First, you'll need to determine whether or not you have the right zoning for short-term rental. Next you'll need to find out if your neighborhood or community has a room tax ordinance and any building code requirements for operating a short term rentals. You'll need to submit a Lake Geneva Short Term Rental Application, acquire a State of Wisconsin Tourist Rental House License and provide a seller's permit, issued by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. You'll also need proof of property and liability insurance and will need to collect and remit State, County and Local taxes.
😅 Take the headache out of managing your own vacation rental. Partner with us and we will take care of the everything for you.

Do I need to collect and remit taxes for short term rentals in Lake Geneva?

Before collecting any short-term rental taxes from your guests, you need to be aware of whether any taxes have already been collected for you. Short-term rental marketplaces are required to register with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and collect Wisconsin short-term rental taxes for hosts when the listing is booked. If taxes aren’t being collected for you, such as when guests book directly with you rather than through a marketplace, you’re responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. The sales tax rate charged is based on the location where the lodging is furnished. A basic room tax, an additional room tax and a municipal room tax may also apply, depending on the location of your short term rental property.
🚤 Make life easier and allow us to collect and remit taxes on your behalf. If you have any questions about short term rental taxes, drop us a line and we'd be happy to help!

Rated by Our Guests & Property Owners on Google

Glowing Reviews by Our Guests & Property Owners

We treat your guests like family, always going the extra mile to earn repeat business, 5-star reviews and increased revenue for you.

Grand Welcome of Lake Geneva is responsive, professional, and always available to answer any questions or concerns. They manage everything from marketing to bookings, and I appreciate how easy they make the entire process!

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Jacob Povletich

Lake Geneva, WI

I've been working with Tim and Bethany for a while now, and they are truly experts in managing vacation rental properties. They are always looking for ways to improve their services and stay ahead of the competition.

Caleb Schultz

Lake Geneva, WI

My Family, and I had a wonderful Christmas at this beautiful home! The recreation center was closed over the holiday, however we still enjoyed ourselves because there were videogames, board games, and Foosball at the home for the adults,  and children to enjoy! If I could give this home more than 5 stars I would!

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DJ Scowell

Lake Geneva, WI

The home was adorable! Super comfy and cozy. My husband and I had the most relaxing time. Also, right in the middle Lake Geneva which was perfect for us since we were going to both places. Tim was a spectacular host. Very helpful and quick to respond. We plan to stay again!

Elizabeth

Lake Geneva, WI

This house was wonderful! It was clean and such a great location. You can walk downtown if you’re up for a slightly longer walk, otherwise the drive is only 2 minutes. Timothy was also very responsive and able to accommodate our special requests. Looking forward to staying again!

Jasmin

Lake Geneva, WI

Wonderful home in Lake Geneva! Very clean, wifi was great, and essential grocery stores were just 2 minutes away. Our host, Timothy, made our entire stay perfect. Answering all of our questions and ensuring we had an amazing stay.

Taiyo

Lake Geneva, WI

Best value in Lake Geneva for a family as far as I'm concerned. We had a great Thanksgiving Weekend in Lake Geneva at Timothy's place and would (will) do it again in a heartbeat.

Phil

Lake Geneva, WI

I've had the pleasure of working with Tim and Bethany for a while now, and they consistently deliver exceptional service. They're creative in partnering with local businesses to bring a resort-level experience to vacation renters, which has resulted in excellent feedback and reviews from guests.

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Tanae Christophersen

Lake Geneva, WI

My family and I had an absolute blast in Lake Geneva. The home was sparkling clean, well stocked and super comfortable. Tim was so nice and accommodating. Every single question was answered instantly. We can't wait to come back.

Leticia

Lake Geneva, WI

Look no further, and put your mind at ease:  Tim and Bethany have been great partners in managing my vacation rental. They know the ‘ins and outs’ of local regulations which has helped guide my decisions and keep me informed. On top of that they are what I like to call  ‘salt of the earth’ good people who will look out for you which has given me peace of mind with my property/investment. Thank you Tim and Bethany!!!

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Justin C.

Lake Geneva, WI

Wow! Great stay & service 🤙🏼

Michael St Pierre

Lake Geneva, WI

Our girls trip to Lake Geneva was amazing. The home was incredibly clean, super close to downtown Geneva, great neighborhood, had the essentials that we needed, and had enough bedding to accommodate all of us. Tim was a fantastic host. Gave us some wonderful restaurant recommendations and was super attentive to all of our questions.

Kristen

Lake Geneva, WI