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Mad as hell
This has to be the worst company. There is no follow through and seemingly no care for their customers. We have dealt with Meyer Reality in the past and started to this time, about half way through Vacasa bought Meyer.
Had I known the quality of their business I would have backed away. We had reservations at the Plantation at Ft. Morgan. When we arrived ALL the amenities were closed and we were not informed of this, I notified them about this and basically got we don't care.
The property manager would not talk to me. The place is basically all under repair. This morning the painters came and removed the doors off of our unit and have not returned yet. We can go nowhere as our unit is wide open to anyone. This has turned out to not be a very goo vacation. Stay away from Vacasa.
Not a happy camper!
I feel I should share these issues for future guests so they are aware of the issues and service they may run into with the Management Company. As a short-term rental manager, myself, I would want to be made aware of any issues with the property and then address the issues immediately; however, Vacasa does not do a good job at accommodating their guests.
Upon arrival, we did notice a few things – dead bugs, the sheets on the master bed were worn and stained which made them appear dirty, the shower in the master was disgusting. There was a card from pest control on the counter, most likely they had recently treated the house for bugs. The light and fan in the dining room, kitchen and guest bedroom did not work. Most of the receptacles need to be replaced; we could not plug in any of our chargers because they would fall out. We had to use the receptacles in the kitchen. We had 3 washcloths for 8 people. The first night we did not have water in two of the bathrooms, and after several calls to Vacasa, they said it would be handled the next day, as it was not considered an emergency. For the price we paid for a 10 day stay, everything should be addressed immediately.
Beware, you do not reach a local property manager when you call customer service. We spoke to people out of state, and they were not familiar with the property. We spoke to the local property manager twice. She was no help. The water was repaired the day after our arrival. The kitchen light was repaired; however, the dining light, fan and bedroom fan were never repaired, this was not a big issue for us. The next evening, we went to use the hot tub and noticed it was not in working order. So, we were back on the phone with Vacasa, long story short, we made several calls to Vacasa, they are cordial on the phone; however, they do not address the issues. You should not have to be on the phone for four days to try to get things repaired. The local property manager would not call back. The Owner would not allow the repair over the weekend and Monday came around and no one came out to repair. After many calls and frustration, we were told to turn on the heat manually to the hot tub at the breaker and we would have to turn off manually. The heat did work then; however, not the jets.
Additionally, we did not have cable and Wi-Fi for 2 days. The property and layout were perfect for us; however, the purpose of vacation is to get away from the stress. This vacation was not stress free. I will never book a property managed by Vacasa.
Unethical business- high unjustified hidden fees
Honesty Re: No bathroom sink, stained dishes.
We had two couples in our rental for a 4-day stay, Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning. The rental had two bathrooms. One bathroom was a main bathroom and the other was attached to a bedroom. The main bathroom sink did not work – no water hot or cold. We had to get water from the kitchen and use a kitchen mixing bowl in the main bathroom which one couple used (the other couple used the bedroom bathroom of course).
Called immediately on Thursday PM with subsequent calls made thereafter. No action, no repair, not much concern. The owner showed up unannounced on Saturday PM to store items in the garage and in the lower area of the house. I asked her about the sink. Surprisingly, she was aware of the problem. Still no action or repair.
On a lesser issue, all of the dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils were coated with a white film. We ran everything through the dishwasher but still the film remained. Hard water deposits?
Upon returning home, I contacted VACASA several times, always with a different person. They offered a minimal compensation. I was put in touch with VRBO when I finally became stern. The VRBO person with an Elizabeth City, North Carolina phone number knew about the sink issue before I mentioned it.
We agreed upon a compensation amount which she initially offered without discussion. VACASA did not honor this amount but rather upped their initial compensation a small amount shy of the agreed VRBO amount, hardly making things right.
It appears that there was knowledge by VACASA/VRBO of the inoperable sink before the renting. If so, this is dishonest to rent this property at full price with such a deficiency. It is also dishonest to not honor an agreement for compensation. I would strongly recommend not using either of these companies.
We are not picky people, but one sink out of two that did not work, stained kitchen ware, an unannounced intrusion by the owner to store stuff while we were there, and dishonesty before and after the rental are not what I would consider acceptable business practices by a long stretch. Two stars given instead of one due to great view.
Stay Away From Vacasa If you Want to Actually Go on Vacation
6 months prior to our planned October 2021 vacation, we rented a property through Vacasa that met all our needs - really beautiful place. Less than 2 weeks before our vacation we receive a text from Vacasa that our vacation property is no longer available. This has ruined our vacation as we held in good faith to the terms of the contract, we would not have been eligible for a refund if we had canceled.
We passed up other properties that could have suited our needs, only to have our reservation canceled. This close to vacation, there are only 1-2% properties remaining available for rent in our destination area and most of them condos, none of them meeting our needs. Vacasa offered to relocate us but sent us only 2 possible properties that were small and shoddy looking and in no way meets our needs - I'm wondering if they draw you in with fraudulent pictures of lovely properties and then relocating their customers to what they really have available, which turns out to be something you would never rent. The customer service agents I spoke with were rude and nasty and don't care a whit about upsetting the traveler.
If you are interested in having a wonderful vacation that you actually get to take, please do not book through Vacasa and if you are still tempted because you found a beautiful property, please read through the reviews to hear of the many others that have experienced this exact issue, one person having their property canceled as they were traveling to the property on arrival day. You will not be sorry if you heed this warning, but there's a great likelihood that you will be in my shoes of having your vacation canceled if you ignore this warning.
Lastly, the agents like to lie to you about why your rental was canceled on you. Told us the house was sold. Because we were paid in full and just 2 weeks out, we already had the address. Looked up public records - the house was not sold. Looked up real estate listings in the area - the house is not for sale. The next agent told me that it was because the well was dry and no one knew when the water company would deliver? What? What kind of nonsense is that?
You’re on your own Cowboy
We stayed at the Ocean Cove Inn Yahats OR in the Sunset room. The Ocean Cove Inn is delightful in every way, clean, cozy, homey, amazing view, wonderful bed and decor. BUT, be aware if you book thru Vacasa, you’re on your own-literally. Anything goes wrong with your room, anything at all, you are gonna end up solving it yourself.
There are no on site staff, or office. You leave a call thru Vacasa like your tying to contact Comcast or Verizon but unlike those corporations-you will never eventually get anything to happen. It’s like leaving a memo with a gum popping teenager to tell their folks something. Toilet overflow? A/C busted? Shower head dispensing green slime? We will write a maintenance ticket for you
false adverstising and no followup
Run As Fast As You Can The Other Direction
Easy to use website, easy to book. Still make you go to their office to get the gate passes and packet. That's not the way to do things in the age of COVID.
Horrible condition of our unit. Left early due to bed bugs and filth. We cleaned on our unit for a day and a half on arrival. Found bed bugs a week or so into the trip and left. Did not have a full supply of towels. Requested them and got an oversupply of one type and none of the others.
They changed the passcode on our electronic door lock without notice locking us out one night. Just one thing after another. Did get a refund for the balance of our stay when we left.
They asked us to respond to a survey. We did. They wanted to make things right. They contacted the manager of the unit who lied about it all. They forgot I have the texts between us during the stay and we took photos including the bed bug bites on the legs. They offered us a 10% discount on future stays with them without admitting what they did. Hilarious. Stay away. Renter beware.
Vacasa is THE WORST!
I had my mountain property listed with them for six months. Not only would they not even replace a lightbulb but they wouldn’t take the garbage out. How they call themselves a “management company” I have no idea. It was the worst experience I've ever had. After meeting with two of their managers in the Breckenridge area, they still never followed through on anything.
My house was rented 15% of the month. I switched to a new management company (Colorado Luxe) and now have a 95% occupancy rate. Vacasa is a joke. My expectations were modest. And they never even met minimal expectations. Their mid-level management in town absolutely sucks. I cannot say enough about how poorly they operate. And they actually don’t even care!
I would never ever ever rent from them or have them manage my property. Save your time and serious frustration!! 0 stars
Don't use Vacasa as your rental management company
Vacasa is the rental management for my vacation home in Kissimmee. I work with Vacasa after managing my vacation home on my own for two years. I was hoping Vacasa can bring me good revenue and only charge 25% of my total revenue. On the revenue front, I am very disappointed about the booking rate and the overall daily charge they got from booking. With CVOID-19, I decide to sell my property. Vacasa charges me thousands of dollars on the two bookings they have more than a month to move to other property. That is very unreasonable. As a host on booking.com, booking.com work with me on the booking that needs to move. If I give them one month in advance time, they usually move without any charge to host. In that token, Vacasa is a total rip-off. I will not recommend Vacasa to other vacation homeowners. Beware of their charges. Very high. In fact, it is more than $3,850 higher than you will get in booking.com as your own host. For a rental management company that cannot guarantee your revenue. You should not use Vacasa as your rental management company at all. Be aware!!!
Truly awful company
Absolutely horrible customer service
Absolutely horrible customer service. They don’t answer the phone, their “contact” phone numbers lead to voicemail boxes that are perpetually full. They don’t enforce any rules. Property is damaged, neighbors are upset. Really an awful company.
TRACEY WAS AWESOME!
Vacasa Island Retreat Hilton Head
Do You Love Cleaning For Vacation?
Not so deep cleaning and non existent customer service
We showed up at our rental at Kiawah and not only was it not "deep cleaned" it wasn't cleaned at all! last renters left the place with trash, beds not stripped, etc. We went to the local Vacasa site at Freshfields market and the women there basically told us she couldn't do anything and we would just have to wait for the maids to show up. We asked what we should do in the meantime and she said, "that's up to you, you figure it out..." Hmmm. YOU are the property manager and it is your job to coordinate your team of contractors to ensure that things run smoothly!!!!
Three other renters showed up and complained about the same thing and as we were all trying to sort out next steps outside, she turned out the lights, locked the door, and ran out the back door! Very professional---Not! It was still 30 minutes before they were supposed to close.
We left and started cleaning the unit ourselves. The maids finally arrived at around 5:45. They were apologetic but didn't seem to have bleach or other basic cleaning materials. I told them to clean the shower which had black mold with bleach. When we arrived back at the unit after getting a drink while they cleaned, not only was the shower still moldy--all over but nothing smelled like bleach-- let alone cleaning fluid. I had to buy my own cleaning supplies 2 days later and scrubbed the shower and floors myself. The decks were also not cleaned.
Not only is there no deep cleaning happening, but Vacasa and the contractors on site are also understaffed!!! Don't expect to get anyone on the phone or even at the local office to help you (every time we stopped by the local office after that first night it was closed!) The phone hold times are up to an hour-long and I have no idea what we would have done if a major appliance broke, etc. Not sure what owners are paying for other than a few emails to set up the rental. I will never use Vacasa again. They never addressed multiple emails, messages, etc. I think I should receive at least a few nights rebate since I spent 2 nights in a dirty home that was supposed to be Deep cleaned with the appropriate cleaning materials. Never again!!!!!
When I spoke with customer rep Malia she seemed sympathetic and was going to try to get me further compensation beyond just refunding my cleaning fee and money spent on supplies. Subsequent emails to her went unanswered. Apparently, their tactic is to ignore any customer complaints and assume they will go away.
This was not the way to spend my 30th wedding anniversary. And BTW, the condo was not a premier property--very much in need of TLC and a good cleaning. NOt worth the almost $5K we spent on the weekly rental.
It is appalling that you still refuse to acknowledge my concerns. I might as well be talking to a robot.
Bad Vacation owner experience
DO NOT LIST YOUR VACATION HOME WITH VACASA. I did and it was a NIGHTMARE. Their entire scheme is to rent your home out at below the market rate to keep it mostly occupied and then add fees to you and the tenants outside the "Rent", which is all they share with you, so they are making the profit while you have to pay all of the expenses. Their corporate culture is rancid; exploitive of the home owners, totally geared toward Monetizing your property to the max and leaving you with the bills. Every month, and I only lasted two, I had to argue with them to get fees to me reversed which were either outside those stated in their contract or for services I never authorized. Additionally, the sales people told me several things that were not accurate to get me to list with them and then, when it happened differently, the Corporate office would not make right on those representations.
MONETIZING THIEIR FEES:
Another of their tricks is to list your space on multiple sites but list it for significant'tly less on the Vacasa website where they get a substantial “booking” fee in addition to the 30% or so of “Rent” you have negotiated with them. On a two day stay they would let the tenants stay an extra eight hours or essentially a third day, charge them for that time, and not call it "Rent" so they would not have to share a portion of that fee with you even though you paid the extra utilities and had the wear and tear. Fees for having a hot tub, bringing a dog, early or late arrival would likely go entirely to them. You have to pay for them to open, shutdown close and clean the cabin but then they add a fee on to bring out the chairs and BBQ in the summer, or clear the few feet of walkway between the snow plow service you pay for and the front door.
GO WITH LOCAL MAMAGEMENT: The local Vacasa people were very nice but on important decisiiions had to refer you to a management hierarchy with a CORPORATE MENTALITY that was daunting. In the 15 years I have owned this property I have had a couple of local Managers who, although they were not always totally efficient, they treated me in a fair and honest manner, the guests like a valuable asset and understood that my vacation home also my second home and was more than an asset for them to run down in order to Monetize it to the Max. And if you want to end the contract you can do that at any time but any bookings they already have, and they book up to a year in advance, they make you pay the entire amount of the “Rent” to them, if you decide to drop those bookings, even though normally they only get about a third of the rent.
They are 100% inflexible with their online contract and would not change a single word, since it was carefully crafted to give them every advantage and every opportunity to get more money on their side of the ledger.
LAWSUITS: Since they have had class action suits over their questionable practices (Google: 8/30/2017 11:08:45 AM 17CV37165 or simply try Vacasa law suits) they put language in the current contract that forces binding arbitration, thereby avoiding or reducing the ability to do a class action suit over their business practices.
AVOID VACASA RENTALS....FILTH, BUGS, DISGUSTING
Vacasa is the worst!
Wapato Point, Manson, WA rental review
Review of: USA Washington Manson Wapato Point Listing #3539
Vacasa rental was filthy. Thousands of cobwebs with bugs and insects cover all windows, eves, and outdoor furniture. Inside all skylights full of both.
Interior had been ripped out and poorly replaced. Kitchen stove was ancient glass top that failed commercially because most hate them.
One child ripped toe on raised tack at rug edge.
Avoid this home. It's a filth pit.
They did the same thing to us. I had been scheduled since the last of dec then about t weeks before our arrival that cancelled and did not offer anything comparable. Now i see they had renamed cabin because i posted a negative review