About Us

ABODEbucks is St. Louis’ leading vacation rental management company. Since 2015, we have been perfecting the art of the successful vacation rental. From A-to-Z, Nose-To-Tail, Signup-To-Cleanup, ABODEbucks has got you covered.

 

Photography/Interior Design

Our Design Team knows all the right moves, creating beautiful environments for your guests, and ensuring that every detail needed to “wow“ is ready to go. Of course, if you prefer to handle these duties solo, we’re happy to guide you during your property’s setup process for more booking requests at the highest return. Once all is ready, we’ll perform a final deep clean and walkthrough to make sure everything thing is “picture perfect“ for professional photography. When the pictures are ready, it’s time for us to optimize your listings for maximum success!

Professionally Curated Listings

We work with former Airbnb execs to create beautiful and eye-catching listing titles, photo descriptions, and profile content that help game the mysterious Airbnb ranking engines and get you more bookings!

Nightly Pricing

Your vacation rental is unique and your nightly inventory is limited. Underpricing leaves money on the table, and overpricing equals empty beds. No worries, ABODEbucks’ proprietary pricing software, Nightpricer, finds that nightly pricing “sweet spot” that maximizes each property’s revenue every night of the year.

ABODEbucks Direct Bookings

Not only does ABODEbucks market your property on the world’s most popular booking platforms, but your guests can also book directly with ABODEbucks, allowing them to bypass costly booking commissions and fees. We can even set up special coupon codes to make sure your VIP guests get that friends and family discount.

Homes & Villas by Marriott International

ABODEbucks is the only St. Louis-based property management company to be selected and approved by Marriott International to make vacation homes available on Homes & Villas. With a worldwide community of 150+ million Bonvoy members that can book your home with points or $$, this gives your property a huge market advantage!

24/7 Guest Communications

Once your booking requests start rolling in, ABODEbucks knows what questions to ask, approving qualified guests that will respect your home. One of ABODEbucks most important assets is our 24/7 Guest Communications Team, your guests’ point of contact from initial inquiry through checkout. This highly trained team answers detailed property questions, gives great recommendations, ensures guests follow house rules and helps them get the things they need for 100% satisfaction. They also handle all guest reviews. You’ll get to keep tabs on Airbnb correspondence from within your account, and we hope to wow you! There’s no need for you to do anything, we’ve got this!

Guest Screening

Problem guests damage properties and upset neighbors. Both are very bad for business. Have no fear, our partner Safely performs the industry’s most rigorous and comprehensive guest verification. They check for the most destructive guests and worst criminals, and their process is compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
*Reservations confirmed on or after 11/06/20

Contactless, Keyless Entry

To ensure a smooth and seamless check-in, each guest receives a personal entry code that is only valid during their stay. They simply plug in their unique entry ID, and voila, it’s vacation time! Our smart locks make guests happy and keep your home secure.

Guest Portal

ABODEbucks aims to “WOW!” with a personalized, second-to-none experience before, during, and after their stay. With the click of a link, guests can access their own Guest Portal to check reservation info, locate the home, and even open the door. Even better, it’s loaded with plenty of property-specific goodies, including 60+ shopping, dining, and activities we think they’ll love!

Smart Thermostats

Anyone who’s spent some time in St. Louis knows that a sudden 50-degree swing in temperature is just part of the deal. Smart thermostats help us keep an eye on guest comfort, making sure the home feels great inside, no matter the weather. Plus, we can ensure that temps are set correctly so that you’re not wasting energy dollars when guests are away.

24/7 Noise Monitoring

It’s our job to protect your neighborhood and property, and unruly guests can be a problem that ABODEbucks takes seriously. Each guest must agree to house rules which include “No Parties”, “10pm-9am Quiet Hours”, and “Outdoor areas off-limits after 10pm”. In order to keep tabs on things, we’ve partnered with NoiseAware to monitor guest noise so that we can move quickly when needed. Each property is equipped with indoor and outdoor sensors to help us keep the neighborhood as safe and quiet as it should be.

Vacation Rental Insurance

Airbnb and VRBO both provide $1,000,000 in property and injury liability protection, which is great. The problem is that all claims are subject to review, the process is slow, and many are denied. We’ve partnered with Safely to bypass the Airbnb and VRBO claims review process, meaning quick and consistent payouts to you. Each reservation carries $100,000 commercial liability coverage for bodily injury and damage to your home, as well as $10,000 for damaged or stolen contents of the home.
*Reservations confirmed on or after 11/06/20

Cleanings

And when it’s time to check out, ABODEbucks swoops in to make sure your place is showroom ready for your next guests. We’re proud to boast that our entire team is 100% employed and insured by ABODEbucks. Why is this a big deal? While many property managers source out this important job to contractors, our people are highly trained to perform ABODEbucks cleaning standards dating back generations! Seriously, our bed-making and laundry skills are the stuff of legends. Our team of cleaners is pretty incredible we must say, and the results don’t lie, with a 4.8+ out of 5-star rating across the board. We even have dedicated cleaning managers that assist, continuously train, and regularly inspect properties for cleanliness so your ratings stay that way. We guarantee that your property will be ready on time, every time, with zero complaints, or it’s on us!

COVID-19 Certification

Every ABODEbucks team member is “Health, Cleaning, Disinfecting and Personal Protective Equipment for Workers who Clean Vacation Rental Homes” certified, and is trained to follow strict cleaning guidelines to help keep your guests stay safe!

Maintenance

ABODEbucks is your full-service Airbnb property manager. Not only do we handle all of your guests’ needs, but we make sure your home gets the TLC it needs as well. We make sure your place stays well-stocked with all the needed supplies and handle basic repairs as needed. If a specialist (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) needs to be called in, we work with a number of trusted service providers that you can count on.

Owner Portal & Reporting

ABODEbucks provides monthly and year-end reports, helping keep tabs on each property’s performance and making things easy for reconciling revenue. In addition, each client receives a secure Owner Portal for up-to-the-minute data, booking calendars, and analytics.

Award-Winning Results

All said and done, nearly every ABODEbucks client earns Airbnb and VRBO’s highest designations, only awarded to the very best hosts. Superhosts and Premiere Partners get special badges pinned to their profiles and are estimated to receive up to 60% more bookings. *Based on data from Airdna.com, which specializes in providing insights and performance metrics for Airbnb & VRBO rentals.

Happy People

ABODEbucks is just a team of happy people making people happy. If you’re considering listing your property, or just need some help managing your current vacation rental, please contact us for a free consultation.

Hear from our clients

“I am incredibly happy with choosing Abodebucks to manage my property for AirBnB & Home Away.
I flipped this house and wasn’t able to sell for near what my asking price was. The holding costs were killing me. I turned to ABODEbucks and they have turned this nightmare into a dream. I now am not only covering all of my holding costs, but I am making extra money each month. All of the reviews I receive on AirBnB are outstanding!”
Chris G.