Property Owner Testimonials
Welcome perspective property owner clients!
Our mission is to provide our guests with unique, private, clean and comfortable home-like lodging options and maximize revenue for our client property owners using their existing real estate assets.
Guest reviews can be found within each rental location page.
For years I’ve considered using the unused, furnished area in the lower level of my home, either as a long-term rental unit or as a short-term rental for visiting professors but didn’t have the time necessary for the management required for short-term rentals and didn’t want a permanent tenant. A friend told me about her experience affiliating with Fernwood Circle Guest Houses, and after hearing the services provided for owners and guests, I also joined. Alexandra helped me get my flat ready for guests, painting where necessary, adding/subtracting furniture, bedding, etc., and touching up the yard……everything necessary to make my property conform to the brand standard set for Fernwood Circle Guest Houses.
Alexandra does everything required to attract guests to the property via her very professional and effective website, screens guests, negotiates rates, does the required bookkeeping, checks guests in when they arrive, and arranges for housekeeping when they depart. I sometimes interact with guests but am not required to be on hand. I do provide breakfast items, replenish cleaning supplies, and launder towels when guests leave.
This venture has allowed me to earn investment income without making an additional real estate investment, provided a tax write off for many expenses associated with home ownership, and allowed me to retain the use of my home when I want to entertain family and friends. All in all, this business model works very well for me and has provided a very positive experience.
Meredith Baughman, Norwood Drive Flat – May 2014 – Present
Fernwood Circle guests can depend on friendly, professional treatment for the entire guest stay cycle because of Alexandra Eder’s inclusive and comprehensive plan for short-term rental owners. She has designed a system, for her affiliated guest house owners; so that guests know they will find all they need to make their visit comfortable and enjoyable. This is evident by their loyalty to Fernwood Circle Guest Houses!
Alexandra manages much of the effort it takes to provide short-term rentals for her owner clients. She attends to so many of the details such as interfacing with the guests, contracting with cleaning staff, keeping up with bookkeeping, and coaching you, the owner, on the fine points of making your property desirable. Because of her extensive marketing program and project management on behalf of your rental property, you can count on dependable bookings without the hassle of doing it on your own. It’s so much easier, more effective, and saves much precious time! I highly recommend that you take advantage of her organized management plan.
Carolyn Madsen, Westwood Studio – June 2014 – Present