For decades, property owners have opened their homes to travelers throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, providing them with the opportunity to experience the area. Whether it’s a week stay in a lake home, a long weekend in a cozy country estate, or a weekend dedicated to golf in Geneva National or Abbey Springs, staying in a private residence is a unique and special way to travel that is becoming more popular around the country. Meals cooked together, time spent around the fire, being right in the middle of the action…it’s a way to vacation that adds a level of intimacy that strengthens relationships and creates memories to reminisce on for years to come.
At Keefe, we have been helping homeowners and visitors connect for nearly three decades. What started as a one-off request to help someone who was thinking about moving to the area find a home to “test the waters” has now turned into so much more. With changes in traveler preferences, vacation rentals have grown as a travel option by large percentages year after year, and our area is no exception. As these changes have taken place around us, our business has adapted to offer a wide range of services to benefit both our property owners and guests.
Our mission is to work with homeowners, travelers and the local community in order to responsibly manage the practice of short-term rentals in the area. We believe that done properly, short-term rentals provide a benefit to all concerned: a unique option for travelers to enjoy our area, supplemental income to allow homeowners to pay taxes and maintain their second homes, and a significant income generator for our local economy through tourism spending and tax dollars.
The State of Wisconsin recently passed legislation to clarify how homeowners can legally rent their homes out on a short-term basis, and with this change come new opportunities and also new questions to consider. When should I rent my second home out? How can I do this safely and responsibly? Should I manage my property on my own or would I be better off with a professional property manager? Of course, we are happy to help homeowners answer all of these questions.
Working with a professional management company such as Keefe Vacation Rentals, has its advantages. Homeowner’s can remain stress-free while the entire process is handled for them, including the license and permitting process, marketing, reservations, housekeeping, accounting, screening of guests and much more. Unlike other listing sites such as VRBO and Airbnb, Keefe Vacation Rentals provides owners a hassle-free booking solution where all the guest queries, bookings, payments, and travel details are handled for you. As a homeowner, you don’t have to worry about checking in on your property between guests or finding contractors when needed.
Your second home is a treasured part of your family’s life and we approach managing your property with this in mind.
With years of experience, industry contacts, and a long history of working with visitors, Keefe Vacation Rentals can help you make the best decision for you and your second home.
For renters and homeowners alike, Keefe Vacation Rentals is here to help you every step of the way. We want you to enjoy the experience of renting out your home and staying at our vacation rental properties. We’ve been making memories since 1988 and encourage you to join us on this journey!
For more information on Keefe Vacation Rentals visit www.keeferentals.com.
Photographer: Bob Coscarelli