There's no turning the clock back, owner-direct bookings are steadily growing in popularity in all visitor demographics. What started in Europe is firmly entrenched in North American culture, with the most popular sites being VRBO, Airbnb and local Alluradirect.
The question is, with that booming popularity, how do you have a property that is unique and viable over the longterm. Presentation, decor and services will get you lots of 5-star reviews and repeat clientele leading to success. There is a niche market that has a restricted number of properties, however.
Friends and family groups love to stay in one home. 99% of chalets in Whistler are zoned residential, not allowing for nightly accommodation. In particular, Mexican visitors love to stay together!
Luckily an opportunity exists just minutes from Whistler Village! Haus Heidi is an eight-room operating pension with a caretaker studio suite.
Privately set on a spectacular property, Haus Heidi has a layout that meets many needs. A large kitchen, along with two separate dining areas, allows guests to cook themselves or bring in a personal chef. The cozy wood-burning fireplace in one living area encourages conversation or send the gang to watch TV in the back room.
There are a variety of room designs from queen size with ensuite to family and bunkrooms. Perfect for different ages and family composition. Some have ensuites, while others have shared bathrooms.
There are sun-drenched balconies off the kitchen and two bedrooms, and a private backyard with hot tub. Barbeque dinner off the kitchen or relax with cocktails after yoga in the trees.
For the shoulder season, which is increasingly smaller, a variety of opportunities exist. Team building, yoga & wellness retreats, cooking school are just a few of the opportunities to grow occupancy and rates.
Haus Heidi has a well established 5-star review. The legal zoning ensures your competitive edge in the years to come. Take a look today!