The Gold Coast short-term rental market is booming, as tourists flock to it’s beautiful beaches and enjoy it’s year-round sunny and warm weather.
If you own a Gold Coast apartment or house and are too busy to manage it on Airbnb full-time to take advantage of higher returns, we’ve researched the Airbnb property management market to reveal the best companies to trust with your property.
These companies will range from cleaning companies that specialise in Airbnb cleans, to more comprehensive services where they will run all aspects of your Airbnb listing from marketing to guest communication for you.
Airbnb Genius rating: 5 stars
We recommend MadeComfy as the top Airbnb management company to choose for property investors in the Brisbane region, as they are an official Airbnb partner, and have demonstrated strong customer reviews of their service.
They provide a complete management service that is more than just cleaning and have an in-house team that manages the entire listing including dynamic pricing, professional photography and a dedicated local account manager. MadeComfy list all their properties under management within their own brand’s Airbnb profile, and from our assessment of customer reviews of their properties in Brisbane, they do an excellent job of managing their properties as short-term rentals.
The company was founded in 2015 and also has operations in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. They offer a free instant calculator to work out the estimated returns of your property based on its address, which you can try for free using the link below:
2. Five Star Host
Although they lack the high number of excellent reviews as MadeComfy, Fivestarhost is another option for Gold Coast property owners that operate a “co-host” model where they will assist running your short-term rental on your behalf on your existing listing.
For property owners looking to outsource just one part of their operations, such as:
- Key exchange
- Home Styling
- Maintenance and repairs
Fivestarhost offers individual services, so can be an alternative if you are not seeking to hire a full end-to-end manager and happy to do the remaining tasks yourself.
Optinest are an Airbnb management company that offer two different pricing models for property investors seeking to convert their property to short-term rental.
The first option is a management from 15%, however there is an additional fee for insurance required for short-term rental.
The second option is a management fee from 20%, which includes:
- A rental guarantee
- General legal advice
- General accounting advice
- Furniture styling finance plan
- Owner user manual
- Premium toiletries