Hi I'm Kary! My experience spans high-tech marketing and real estate investment. I'm known for my meticulous attention to detail, traits I've honed over the years. These qualities allow me to focus on your goals to ensure we establish a true partnership in growing the revenue for your short term rental in Austin.
I love dining at Lonesome Dove and Red Ash, two restaurants that I always enjoy. And for relaxation, there's nothing better than a day spent at Barton Springs or Lake Travis.
I'm Madison, the Director of Operations at Grand Welcome Austin/Hill Country. Born and raised in Charleston, SC, I graduated with a business degree from the University of South Carolina. My career path has led me through real estate sales and into the short-term rental industry, where I've spent the last three years.
My journey with Grand Welcome began as General Manager in Austin/Hill Country. This hands-on experience has been invaluable, equipping me to better support my teams of General Managers across all our markets. I find immense satisfaction in the dynamic nature of this industry and the opportunities it presents.
Away from work, I treasure time spent with friends and family, whether out on the boat, trying new restaurants, or enjoying concerts. Regarding my favorite things in Austin, I love the vibrant music scene, the beautiful outdoor spaces like Zilker Park and Barton Springs, and the city's unique food culture. There's always something new and exciting to try from BBQ joints to gourmet food trucks. I'm thrilled to bring my passion for these communities to my role at Grand Welcome.
Hello! My name is Raul, and I am the General Manager of Austin, Texas, at Grand Welcome. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Austin from Portland, Oregon, in 2013. I am incredibly grateful to call Austin home for the last ten years.
I hold a bachelor's degree in social work, which has proven helpful in my ten years of experience in the vacation rental industry. I have enjoyed this industry's many aspects and have taken on various roles throughout my career. However, what I love most about this business is the people I have met along the way, including owners, guests, and co-workers. I look forward to meeting many more!
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my three dogs to Zilker or Commons Ford for a swim. I love day trips exploring hiking trails, discovering new BBQ spots, and visiting wineries in the Hill Country.
Hi there, I'm Steven Brown, a proud Texan, and a U.S. Army Veteran. I've served my country with honor, and now, I'm serving the vibrant community of Austin with my short-term vacation rental business, Grand Welcome Austin. I've always been passionate about promoting the spirit of the live music capital of the world, and through my business, I aim to make every visitor feel right at home.
I'm also actively involved in organizations such as Hospitality Austin, Austin Small Business Association, Austin Short-Term Rental Association, and the Army Aviation Association of America. I believe in the power of community and collaboration, and I'm always eager to connect with like-minded individuals and businesses. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you!
When I'm not busy, you can catch me wandering around Zilker Park, paddling on Lady Bird Lake, and indulging in some of my favorite local cuisines, such as Terry Black’s BBQ or Opie’s BBQ in Spicewoood, TX.
Hello there, I'm Alex, the proud owner of Grand Welcome Austin. I was born and raised in Easton, PA, and later graduated from Penn State University.
My passion for aviation led me to serve as an Aviation Officer and Helicopter Pilot for nine years. This experience instilled a sense of discipline and commitment that I now apply to my business.
Eventually, my journey brought me to Austin to open Grand Welcome Austin. My wife Kerry, stepdaughter Lana, son Olympiu, and our two dogs make our home a lively and loving place.
Now, I'm dedicated to providing a grand welcome to all visitors of Austin through my short-term vacation rental business. I look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant city!
When I'm not at work, you'll often find me hiking the trails of Mount Bonnell, exploring the exhibits at the Bullock Museum, or enjoying a meal at one of my favorite local spots, Veracruz All Natural.
We always go the extra mile managing your property, treating guests like family, earning 5-star reviews, and increasing revenue for you.
We have been incredibly happy working with the Grand Welcome management team in Austin. We had been struggling with our previous management company, and transitioning to Grand Welcome has been a breath of fresh air! Communication is accurate, punctual, and professional. We are treated like a person and valued as an individual. The team takes excellent care of our home when we are away. Grand Welcome also seems to truly value the neighborhood feel of Austin, ensuring that our guests are appropriate and respectful of our home, our neighbors, and our beautiful community. Thanks a bunch!
Grand Welcome Austin is one of the most professional and management companies that I've ever worked with. They always go above and beyond the standard and it is always so effortless when working with their awesome team. Highly recommend!
Grand Welcome Austin is by far the best short term rental management company in the area. Not only do they keep my property clean and inviting, but they go above and beyond serving guests and helping me earn more revenue. Grand Welcome takes care of any questions you may have right away. I definitely recommend them for your vacation rental property.
Grand Welcome Austin has been fantastic to work with! They actually take care of my home and make sure guests needs are met!
Steven and the entire Grand Welcome Austin team has been great to work with! They are very responsive and attentive to our needs and our guests. Professionalism, attention to detail are unmatched. Do not look elsewhere!
Steven and his team are fantastic and truly go above and beyond. I’ve been through a few different management companies, and feel lucky to have found Grand Welcome Austin! In a world where mediocre is the norm, Grand Welcome excels
Steven and the Grand Welcome Austin team have done a phenomenal job managing my property. They brought a new degree of professionalism to my rental and dealt with all renter mishaps rapidly and with excellent quality. I knew my property was in good hands and that bookings were always maximized. Would definitely recommend.
The standard fee for managing a short-term rental property in Austin can fluctuate between 10-35%. This depends on whether your chosen company provides partial or full-service management. For example, some larger national companies might offer partial management at a discounted rate, which would require more involvement from you in coordinating tasks like liaising with cleaning crews, restocking supplies, changing linens, and overseeing maintenance.
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Yes, but there are certain rules and guidelines that you need to be aware of. Firstly, you'll need to ascertain whether your property is zoned appropriately for short-term rentals in Austin and Highland Lakes Counties. Next, you'll need to check if your neighborhood or community has specific regulations or building code requirements for operating short-term rentals. You must submit a Short Term Rental (STR) application to the City of Austin. Additionally, you'll need to acquire a permit from the Texas Department of Revenue. Proof of property and liability insurance is also required. Please note that the information provided here is a general guideline and may not reflect the most current regulations. Always check with local authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
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Before collecting any short-term rental taxes from your guests in Austin, Texas, you need to know whether any taxes have already been collected for you. Short-term rental platforms are usually required to register with the local Department of Revenue and collect short-term rental taxes for hosts when the listing is booked. Suppose taxes aren’t being collected for you, such as when guests book directly with you rather than through a platform, you’re responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. The sales tax rate charged is typically based on the location where the lodging is provided. Additional taxes such as a hotel occupancy tax may also apply, depending on the location of your short-term rental property. Please note that this is a general guideline, and the requirements can vary. Always consult with a local authority or a legal professional to ensure compliance with all local regulations and tax laws.
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