Tips for Choosing a Colorado Property Manager for Your Summit County Home

Our Tips for Choosing a Colorado Property Manager for Your Summit County Home. Do you own a home in Summit County, Colorado or a surrounding area? If the answer is yes-  Congratulations! You own a home in an extremely popular resort destination with a big earning potential in the vacation rental market. The vacation rental industry in Summit County is huge and there are hundreds of property management companies in the county who offer their services to help homeowners who are new to the rental venture and/or need help with daily operations. Choosing the right property manager can be overwhelming. We are here to help by offering tips for choosing the very best property manager for one of your most valuable assets.

This is the first in a 5-part series with tips to help you choose a property manager for your Summit County vacation rental property. What we will cover:

  • Suggested Search Tips
  • Questions to Ask Potential Property Manager
  • Guest Management
  • Marketing/Business
  • The Vacation Home Itself


Suggested Colorado Property Manager Search Tips

  • If you have just purchased your home, find out if it was previously being rented and ask for contact information for the previous maintenance vendors. If the previous homeowner was happy with the hot tub company or the appliance repairman, you will want to keep using that same vendor as they are already familiar with the nuances of your hot tub or your kitchen appliances.
  • Mystery shop 3-5 companies: Visit their website. Call their office number and send a direct email with an inquiry about one of their properties. Note the type of response you get (how quick, how friendly, how informative). Responsiveness to phone calls and emails is of utmost importance in the vacation rental industry. Not only are guests most likely to book with the first company to respond, but when an emergency is encountered, time is of the essence for quick action. Furthermore, complaints made by neighbors must be handled within one hour to stay in compliance with town and county ordinances.
  • Read Google, TripAdvisor, VRBO, and Airbnb reviews for any company you are considering.
  • If your Realtor endorses a particular company, ask if they are being paid for their endorsement or receiving a kickback of any kind. Ask them what personal knowledge they have about the company they are endorsing.
  • If time and money allows, stay a few nights in a home managed by a company you are considering signing with. You will receive first-hand experience of how the guests will be treated, how timely any issues are addressed, and you can inspect the property to get an idea of how well the home is being cared for and maintained.

Colorado Luxe Living specializes in catering to the needs of second homeowners in Breckenridge and other areas of Summit County, Colorado. We hope these tips for choosing a property manager will be helpful to you in such an important decision. The Colorado Luxe Living staff lives in Breckenridge full time and knows the area well. We are committed to providing an exceptional property management experience to those wanting to tap into the vacation rental market.

Colorado Vacation Rentals: Place Your Feet on Best Trails in Summit County

Colorado Vacation Rentals: Place Your Feet on Best Trails in Summit County

Ask about Colorado vacation rentals in Breckenridge.  Come alone or bring the whole crew to hike Summit County’s best trails this year.  There’s a place for you to stay in Breckenridge.  Look into our current Colorado vacation rentals at River Mountain Lodge and in Blue River.  If you fall in love with the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, Colorado Luxe Living will find you a long-term rental.  Make it permanent with fine Summit County real estate to add to your portfolio.  Colorado Vacation Rentals
Take the easier trails, difficult ones, and those in between.  It doesn’t really matter.  The important thing is fresh mountain air and a new perspective.  You will long remember the refreshing beauty: fabulous mountain vistas, rustling aspen, and bubbling streams.

Trails in Summit County

So, come on up to the high country and find the best trails.  Take a quick spin around Lake Dillon or conquer Quandary Peak.  People of every hiking ability sing the praises of Summit County trails.  Imagine hitting the 100 trailheads and exploring the diverse trail systems–one hike as exciting as the next.  For example, there are 300 miles of hiking trails in the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest.  Summit County maintains 50 miles of natural surface trails and 40 miles of dirt roads.
  1. 1. Mohawk Lakes Trail is at the southern end of the Ten Mile Range.  This hike is less than 7 miles round-trip and takes you near streams and waterfalls to the Upper Mohawk Lake.
  2. 2. Baldy Mountain or Bald Mountain is close to downtown.  It is popular Ridgeline leads to Boreas Mountain.  Breckenridge sits at 9600 feet and these trails take you to over 13,000 feet without too much duress.  Catch the trail at Highway 9 via Boreas Pass Road.
  3. 3. After those warm-ups, go higher:  Grays Peak and Torreys Peak measure over 14,000 feet.  Find the easiest trail to Torreys at exit 221 on Interstate 70, go over dirt park area to Forest Road 189 for 3 miles.  Start early in the day for the full 9-hour hike.

Go Steeper

Now go for the hike to Peak 1, a pointed Peak above Frisco.  This is a 4000-foot ascent, mostly above the tree line.  To find the trailhead, take Highway 9 to West on Main Street.  Turn left on second Street to the end of the road.  Alternately, take the trailhead from Frisco Recreation Path at Mount Royal Trailhead.  Not far away is the trail to Buffalo Mountain where you experience impressive views of Lake Dillon.  This hike is about 6 miles round-trip.  From Silverthorne take Wilderness Road to the end.Colorado Vacation Rentals
Bring warm summer clothes for the upward journeys into Colorado high country.  And, yes, come stay a while in one of our comfortable vacation rentals.

Property Management Services – Colorado Vacation Rentals

Colorado Luxe Living Property Management offers boutique vacation rentals and long-term rentals.  Call us at (303) 205-7875.  Realtors and property managers at Colorado Luxe Living provide premium services in the real estate industry, always adding knowledge and expertise to meet our clients’ goals.  Serving Summit County, Denver metro and Pikes Peak regions.  Ask about our specials.

Equestrian Home Rentals in Colorado – Board or Rent a Horse Nearby

2-story Aurora Single Family Home in Adonea Subdivision

Equestrian Home Rentals in Colorado – Board or Rent a Horse Nearby

If you want to ride horses in Colorado, ask about home rentals.  Near the city, choose from rental homes west of Denver or Colorado Springs or in Douglas County.   Though you could end up buying your own horse property in Boulder or Douglas counties, try renting a house or condo close to stables.  In Colorado you cannot get too far from horses.

Rent a home and a horse.  Why not?  Your life is fluid right now and it is hard to commit to caring for a horse or owning the pastor you need.  Indoor riding arenas, private lessons, plenty for children – dressage, hunter and jumper–and rodeo are offered throughout the area.  Talk to Colorado Luxe Living Property Management division.  We will find you a rental home near equestrian activities.

Horse Country

Equestrian Home Rentals

Denver Penthouse for Rent

Take a tour.  If you travel off the beaten path south from I-70 on Highway 74, see fields of grazing horses—from Evergreen to Morrison and down Highway 285 through Conifer.  East of I-25, Highway 83 runs parallel. Taking this route, drivers immediately notice the uptick in horse trailers.  Beautiful suburban horse properties and boarding stables are prominent throughout Parker, Franktown, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Monument, and Black Forest.   Homes for rent in these areas sit close to boarding facilities.

Summit County Homes for Rent

1. Ski Home in Breckenridge: 6 beds/4 baths/4097 sf, $6200
2. Condo in Expedition Station: 1 bed/2 baths/556 sf, $2550

Denver Homes for Rent

3. Bungalow in Platt Park: 4 bedroom/2 baths/1944 sf, $3500
4. Denver Penthouse for Rent:  3 beds/2.5 baths/1336 sf, $3300
5. Home near Downtown and Sloan’s Lake: 4 beds/3 baths/1521 sf, $3500
6. Littleton Dutch Ridge Townhouse: 2 beds/1 bath/870 sf, $1595

Aurora Colorado Homes for Rent

7. North Aurora Home: 3 bedrooms/2 baths/1716 sf, $2100
8. Aurora/Fitzsimons/Anschutz: 3 beds/3 baths/1499 sf, $2150
9. 2-story Aurora Single Family Home in Adonea Subdivision: 4 beds/4 baths/2496 sf, $2500

Colorado Springs Homes for Rent

10. Rockrimmon Condo in NE Colorado Springs: 3 bedrooms/2 baths/1406 sf, $1600

Rental Homes near Stables

Equestrian Home Rentals


Do you only ride occasionally?  There are hundreds of equestrian ranches throughout Summit County.  Rudolph Ranch and Elk Ridge Ranch in Dillon or Breckenridge Stables for starters.  Closer to Denver, check out stables in Conifer or Evergreen or Brighton.  Triple Creek Ranch in Longmont and the list goes on.

Buying Equestrian Properties in Central Colorado

If you dream of the Colorado Western lifestyle, think about buying a Colorado home in a horse friendly subdivision.  At many in Douglas County feature 5-acre parcels.  Several neighborhoods also feature community barns and stables.  Bannock Ranch in Colorado Springs comes to mind.  As do the Douglas County subdivisions in Parker and on the west side of Castle Rock.  Maybe Pradera or Horse Creek.

Start an Equine Hobby

Horses and their horseback riders thrive in Central Colorado.  Our equine friends sense their importance in keeping us happy and healthy.  Trails lead along the rivers, through the undulating foothills, and into meadows and dales.  Regardless of where you go, take the time to show up at rodeos and county fairs when the lockdown eases up.  They will give you a peek at the equestrian opportunities around Denver and Colorado Springs.

Through the seasons, horses lead us through the cathedrals of Colorado wildernesses and woodlands.  Take your horse and venture into the national forests and mountain peaks in Summit County for some fantastic vistas.

Property Management Services and Home Rentals

The team at Colorado Luxe Living Property Management offers high-quality real estate and property management servicesCall us at (303) 205-7875.  We offer online tours and personal guidance to meet your goals and standards.  Serving Summit County as well as the Denver and Pikes Peak regions.