Hi, we're Metrovelle and Valerie Denmark, owners of Grand Welcome St. Augustine, a full-service short-term rental property management company.
We're St. Augustine locals, and absolutely love this community. We both volunteer our time coaching and serving as commissioners at Creeks Softball Association and the Julington Creek Baseball club.
We're passionate about managing short term rentals and dedicated to providing homeowners with the same exceptional service and care that we'd want for our own home.
Our goal is to take care of everything for you, so that you can spend time doing what is important to you.
When we're not working you can find us on one of our many beaches, eating crusted grouper at Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, grabbing ice cream on St. George St., or fishing on the inlet. We are truly lucky to call St. Augustine home and cannot wait to share this experience!
We always go the extra mile managing your property, treating guests like family, earning 5-star reviews, and increasing revenue for you.
Highly recommend! Valerie and Metrovelle with Grand Welcome of St. Augustine are very knowledgeable and did an exceptional job marketing my rental. I greatly appreciated their consistent communication; keeping us up to date on our activity, potential, and profit. They are doing great things!
I am probably one of the most unorganized and last minute person ever! Thank goodness for Metro and Valerie that helped us through this whole rental process. The time, patience, kindness and understanding has kept this whole thing very stress free for our family! We have such a busy life that it’s very difficult to handle all these things ourselves. Their knowledge and experience was beyond our expectations and I am pretty picky! Thank you so much you two for making our lives a little more simplistic!
Val and Metro work tirelessly to satisfy the people that they work with! It's been an absolute pleasure to list our property with the Grand Welcome St. Augustine team.
Val and Metro are truly experts on the short term rental market for St. Augustine. Great communication and work ethic, I’ll continue to recommend them to everyone moving forward!
Valerie and Metrovelle with Grand Welcome St. Augustine took the time to thoroughly understand my unique needs and preferences as a homeowner, and provided personalized recommendations and support every step of the way. They were able to quickly and efficiently market my property to potential renters, and they consistently kept me informed about booking activity and rental income. Highly recommended!
Valerie and Metro went above and far beyond to provide excellent service for my short term rental in St. Augustine. They are persistent and take action to get things done. They handled any and all obstacles and provided additional assistance when needed. They consistently updated me along the way and made the entire experience seamless.
Metro and Valerie's work ethic are unmatched. They're always available to answer my questions and take care of things quickly. I highly recommend using them for your vacation rental management needs in St. Augustine. You won’t regret it.
The typical fee for short-term rental property management in St. Augustine can range from 15-25% depending on who you go with and whether they offer partial or full-service management. As an example, some smaller companies only offer partial management at a reduced rate, which requires more effort and money on your part when it comes to visibility, marketing, and pricing. At the same time, a big box company that can offer you all of that will be more difficult to reach and coordinate with because they have no vested interest in your services. Grand Welcome St. Augustine provides a local partnership while having the big brand backing.
💸 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.
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 if you are in the City of St. Augustine. You will need to submit a Short-Term Rental Application with St. John's County or City of St. Augustine. You will also need a Local Business Tax Receipt, Copy of Florida Dept. of Revenue Certificate of Sales and Use Tax, Copy of Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation License. Exemptions apply if the dwelling is occupied on a full-time basis and declared as a homestead. The rental application is to be renewed every 12 months.
😅 Take the headache out of managing your own vacation rental. Partner with us and we will take care of the everything for you.
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 Florida Department of Revenue and collect sales and transient 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.
🏖 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!