Full-Service Vacation Rental Management in Nashville, TN | TurnKey

Nashville

VACATION RENTAL

MANAGEMENT

We market on

50+

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customer reviews

we manage

4,000+

homes nationally

Meet Your Nashville Sales Executive

Sharon Monterroza has over 20 years experience in hotel and resort sales, destination marketing, and ecommerce travel sites. Her career includes Gaylord, Loews, Starwood, and Travelocity. She’s an avid traveler but enjoys exploring Nashville the most.

Meet Your Nashville Team

Experience the peace of mind that comes from working with an experienced, local team to reduce your stress, protect your investment, manage your vendors, and ensure a remarkable experience for your guests

24/7 Homeowner Support

Discover the Smarter Way to Vacation Rental

At TurnKey, we believe you should be able to share the value, freedom, and pride of your home with travelers from around the world. We also believe this should be done responsibly, with the best interests of owners, guests and neighbors in mind.

To do this, our local hospitality and home care teams work in harmony with TurnKey’s smart technologies to drive more revenue for you, and deliver the highest-standards of service for every home, every stay, every time.

Join the thousands of homeowners across the U.S. who have discovered that TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental.

Earn More Revenue

You want to be sure you're making the smartest decision for you, your family and your vacation home.

TurnKey makes that decision simple with our industry-low commission rate – so you earn more from each booking.

Better Home Care + Housekeeping

Our expert, local teams know everything about our destinations because they live there.

We back them up with a national organization, so every TurnKey owner has a dedicated team focused on the success and care of their home.

Plus, we maintain the nation’s best network of housekeepers in all our markets, so your home will never miss a clean and always be 100% guest ready.

Offering the Premier Guest Experience

At TurnKey, our goal is for your guests to experience the warmth of your home, while our people are there 24/7 to provide a seamless experience from booking to checkout.

This premier guest experience leads to repeat bookings, positive reviews and more revenue for our owners.

Our service has been recognized with Travel Weekly’s Magellan Award for Vacation Rental Hospitality, and helped us become a select partner of Homes & Villas by Marriott International.

Technology + Fraud Prevention

Your vacation home is perhaps your biggest investment, so we make sure it’s protected by investing nearly $5,000 in your home before it takes a single booking.

TurnKey’s technology and processes – including our digital locks and decibel monitors – mean 99.7% of all our bookings incur no material damage.

Plus, our bank-level ID screening and fraud prevention technologies catch bad actors before they can even make a booking.

Meet Your Nashville Sales Executive

Sharon Monterroza has over 20 years experience in hotel and resort sales, destination marketing, and ecommerce travel sites. Her career includes Gaylord, Loews, Starwood, and Travelocity. She’s an avid traveler but enjoys exploring Nashville the most.

5 Questions with Sharon from Nashville, TN

  1. What are the vacation rental regulations to know about in Nashville? Vacation Rentals, commonly referred to as ‘Airbnbs’ are a thriving industry in Nashvilles, TN. Since so many travelers like to visit the Music City, Modern townhomes (nicknamed Tall-n-Skinnies by locals) and newly constructed hotel-like condominiums dot the city, providing a healthy and competitive market year-round. Here are some of the short-term rental (STR) regulations to keep in mind when operating a vacation rental in Nashville:
    • - A vacation rental must be issued a Short-term Rental Permit (STRP) by Metro Nashville Davidson County. If you are caught operating without a STRP, or it has expired, the city will revoke the permit immediately and you can be fined, and/or find yourself in court. Do not be caught in this situation.
    • - Metro Government of Nashville issues 2 types of STRPs: 1) Owner-Occupied (residential), 2) Not Owner-Occupied (NOO). If your investment will not be your primary residence, you should only seek a property that qualifies for Not Owner-Occupied and zoned RM, MUN, MUL. Housing zoned R or RS indicates residential. *TurnKey Vacation Rentals Nashville, and your realtor, can help determine how a specific property is zoned and if it qualifies for Not Owner-Occupied (NOO).*
    • - If you are interested in a duplex (also known as HPR), you must own both sides and can only STR one side as Owner-Occupied. Another regulation to consider is no less than 100 feet from the property line of a church, school, daycare, or park.
    • - Another thing to consider is bedroom count and occupancy. STRPs are only issued for Studios - four bedroom homes. Occupancy follows this rule: 2 per bedroom + 4 more. Therefore, one bedroom = six ppl max, two bedrooms = eight ppl, three bedrooms = 10 ppl, four bedrooms = 12 ppl.
    We are here to help! TurnKey offers professional assistance in obtaining the STRP for our owners/investors. There are multiple steps to the application process including a Fire Marshall inspection. Your STRP is not issued until all steps are met including passing the Fire Marshall inspection. The STRP fee paid to Metro is $320.20 and renewed annually.
  2. What are the top neighborhoods in Nashville to own a vacation rental? Nashville is more than Downtown’s honky tonk row along Broadway and Second Avenue. The city has a diverse collection of neighborhoods comprising Music Row favorites, universities, and charming local hangouts with incredible food, unique drinks and incredible shopping. A good rule of thumb is to find a vacation rental that is within 2-3 miles of Downtown, or a $10 Uber ride. While you can’t go wrong with Downtown, other popular neighborhoods to consider are:
    • - The Gulch / 12 South / Berry Hill / WeHo (Wedgewood Houston)
    • - Music Row / Midtown / Vanderbilt / West End / Hillsboro Village
    • - Germantown / Buena Vista / North Nashville
    • - East Nashville / Cumberland Heights
    • - The Nations / Charlotte Avenue / Sylvan Park corridor
  3. Does TurnKey have a local team on the ground in Nashville? Yes! We have a Nashville office and a local 10-person team of hardworking, dedicated individuals. We also rely on various local businesses to help support our local workforce, including housekeepers and repairmen, as well as the marketing, revenue, and reservation teams in our Austin headquarters. I couldn’t ask for better people to work with and am proud of the service they provide to owners and guests every day.
  4. What events drive vacation rental bookings in Nashville? Travelers to Nashville don’t only visit for the Downtown honky tonks -- although that’s a very good and well-known reason. Bookings are also driven by various annual events in the city. Between the live music scene, big-name concerts, Titans & NFL teams, Predators & NHL teams, MSL - yes we do have a professional soccer team -- college football, parents and graduation weekends, as well as the foodie scene and seasonal festivals -- there is always a reason to visit and vacation here. Nashville can be considered a year-round market with steady tourism March - November. The months of December - February should be considered the slowest. Our Nashville CVB works hard to bring sell-out conventions and events to include big tourist drivers like the NFL Draft and NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. You can always count on the CMA Fest in June and New Year’s Eve to be a big draw.
  5. What do travelers look for in a Nashville vacation rental? Travelers looking for a vacation rental in Nashville search for homes that allow for friends and family to travel and stay together. Three- and four-bedroom homes are in high demand as they can sleep 10 - 12 people, as well as rooftop decks and communal gathering spaces. Interior design with pops of color and visual interest will lure guests -- modern, fresh, fun, and Instagram-worthy are booked and booked again. Murals are no longer just for outdoors, owners are painting them inside to differentiate their Airbnb from others.
  6. What is your favorite part about working in Nashville? I’m constantly amazed at Nashville’s growth by the steadiness of the music industry it was built on. There’s so much history here but it hasn’t slowed our progress. Young and old are always looking to have a good time in Nashville. People are bar hopping, singing, dancing, scootering from here to there. For me, Nashville is just a fun place to be. I love watching others enjoy the city like I do, let loose, and leave with good memories of Music City.
  7. Bonus question: How have you updated your cleaning practices since COVID-19? We take standards for cleanliness very seriously. In light of COVID-19, the enhancements to our GuestWorks® cleaning system and verification technology were made to ensure the safety of our homeowners, guests, vendors, and team members. Visit this page for a more detailed list of our cleaning procedures. Additionally, if homeowners choose to do so, we can implement a 24 buffer between all reservations (which given the weekend centric nature of our market can actually be a marketable concept).

Homeowner Testimonials

“I switched to TurnKey from another property manager. The net revenue I earned after commission was $28,000 more than what I made the previous year with my previous manager. And I literally changed nothing at the rental itself. No new furnishings, features, or even new paint. They also got me 40+ guest reviews on VRBO and HomeAway, which were almost all 5-stars, while the previous manager only got a couple over two years.”

-Harold

Local Restrictions

At TurnKey, we closely follow all regulations around operating vacation rentals in Nashville. All our owners benefit from our technologies that ensure local compliance and excellent guest experiences. If you have any questions about how to successfully operate a vacation rental in Nashville, feel free to contact us today

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Nashville Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

TurnKey provides Nashville-area homeowners with true peace of mind through our local and national teams, innovative technology and comprehensive management processes. We help you earn more revenue, provide the utmost care for your home, and consistently deliver an exceptional guest experience.

TurnKey leverages proprietary models and data sources like Vrbo MarketMaker™ to analyze and dynamically adjust your home’s pricing in real-time. Your pricing will vary by day of the week, time of year, and any special events happening in Nashville. Our team leaves no stone unturned in helping your home earn its full revenue potential.

We optimize your property listing across 50+ top vacation rental sites, including Airbnb, HomeAway, Vrbo, Expedia, Booking.com and TurnKeyVR.com. We also implement paid advertising, retargeting and social media campaigns, and regularly promote your home through direct emails to our database of 800K+ travelers.

TurnKey’s full-service vacation rental management of your Nashville vacation rental covers everything from driving more bookings and revenue, to caring for your home, to delivering a world-class guest experience. This includes developing a high-converting, professional listing, securing guest reservations, keeping your home clean and in pristine condition, providing 24/7 guest support and securing guest reviews for your property.

Our proprietary technology, efficient processes and expert, local teams allow us to deliver world-class service at an industry-low commission rate, so our owners earn more from every booking. Our Nashville commission rate is nearly half the national average for full-service vacation rental management.

We have a dedicated, local team that’s backed by the power of our national hospitality brand. Leveraging our innovative technology, our Nashville team provides your home with the most personalized home care possible, and is always just a call or text away from supporting your needs.

TurnKey is an award-winning, full-service property manager for vacation rental owners. We market our properties on 50+ vacation rental listing sites, including Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway and Booking.com. Once a guest has booked a property, TurnKey manages the full guest experience, from providing clear communications and home information to offering 24/7 guest support.

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