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Destin Vacation Rental Property Management

Boutique-style property management with a personal touch!

  • We list, host & manage your Destin & Miramar Beach vacation rental
  • We are a locally owned & operated property management company
  • We take care of everything for you, from bookings to guest services
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Grand Welcome Destin & Miramar Beach
Locally Owned & Operated
Destin & Miramar Beach Property Management
5-star rating on Google

Full-Service Vacation Property Management for Destin & Miramar Beach

Looking for a locally owned, full-service short term rental property management company in Destin or Miramar Beach to list, host, and manage your vacation property on Airbnb and Vrbo and all the top booking sites? We do it all!

We Rent Your Property

We list your Destin vacation rental on Airbnb, VRBO and all the major booking platforms with vibrant, eye-catching photography and dynamic pricing so you can get top dollar.
Photography to make your listing pop
Dynamic pricing to help you earn more
Marketing your property on social media

We Manage & Maintain It

We are a full-service property management company in Destin that handles everything from check-in and check-out, to guest services, housekeeping, property maintenance, permits and taxes.
Cleaning, restocking and maintenance
We spot check after every cleaning
We handle permits, taxes, & inspections

We Wow Your Guests

We take care of reservations and customer support, with quick answers to their questions to ensure your guests have an amazing stay at your property in Destin, Florida.
Check-in and check-out management
24/7 guest services and support
We help you earn 5-star reviews

Easy 3-Step Process

👋 meet with me
Step 1
15-Minute Chat
Talk about your property and your goals
Step 2
Create a Management Plan
We'll create a custom management plan
Step 3
List & Earn Revenue
We'll list, manage and maintain everything

A Local Destin Property Management Company You Can Trust

"We are a leading vacation rental property management company in Destin and Miramar Beach. Operating boutique style, providing full service customized to our clients needs and goals, supported by top-notch teams, and always going the extra mile for our guests."
🤝 Our Mission

Ian Vogt

Assistant General Manager

About ME

Hi, I am Ian Vogt, Director of Operations at Grand Welcome Destin and Miramar Beach.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in managerial studies from Tiffin University and have a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, I have worked in various sectors, including restaurants, hotels, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rentals.

I'm passionate about managing short term rentals and dedicated to providing homeowners with the same exceptional service and care that we'd want for our own home.

My goal is to take care of everything for you, so that you can spend time doing what is important to you.

What I Love About Destin & Miramar Beach

Away from work, I treasure time spent with friends and family, whether out on the boat, relaxing at Henderson State Park, trying new restaurants, or enjoying some live music at The Harbor Tavern.

Kaitlyn Byers

Assistant Property Manager

About Me

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Byers, assistant general manager at Grand Welcome of Destin and Miramar Beach. I bring with me a background in housekeeping management and general property operations.

Born and raised here, the Emerald Coast is woven into every aspect of my work, reflecting a commitment to excellence and a promise to provide exceptional experiences for our owners and guests.

What I Love About Destin & Miramar Beach

For entertainment and dining, I often frequent HarborWalk Village, where I enjoy a variety of restaurants and live entertainment. My favorite beaches are Crystal Sands Beach, Miramar Beach, and James Lee Park (right in front of The Crab Trap), which are my go-to spots for their pristine sands and tranquil vibes.

Kumar Raju

Owner & General Manager

About Me

Hi, my name is Kumar, proud owner of Grand Welcome of Destin and Miramar Beach. I have a shared passion for hospitality, technology, and a genuine love for the Destin and Miramar Beach community.

I have decades of experience and specialize in data-driven strategies to ensure outstanding results

I also firmly believe in treating everyone like family. At Grand Welcome, we cherish the tight-knit bonds of our local community, and are committed to offering exceptional service to our property owners and all our guests.

I'm genuinely excited about the chance to connect, share stories, and explore how we can work together. The journey ahead is full of promise, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

What I Love About Destin & Miramar Beach

My family and I love spending time at the beach, enjoying the activities of Harbor Boardwalk and getting dessert at Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream.

Complimentary Vacation Rental Projection & Income Estimate

Enter your Destin or Miramar Beach vacation rental address and our team will provide you with an in-depth analysis of your property, along with estimated annual income and occupancy projection.

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Personalized Income & Occupancy Projection
We blend our experience in the local Destin & Miramar Beach market, along with data-driven trends to accurately estimate your property's earning potential.

Our Short Term Rental Management Services for Destin & Miramar Beach

We List Your Destin Property on Airbnb and all the top travel sites

Listing & Marketing

  • We take high-quality scroll-stopping photos of your Destin and Miramar Beach vacation rental property
  • We write thorough and engaging copy about your short-term rental and proximity to local Destin attractions
  • We list your Destin and Miramar Beach short-term rental property on Airbnb, VRBO and 30+ other travel websites
  • We advertise your vacation rental property on social media and to repeat customers on our email list


  • Guests can book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We have an in-house revenue analyst that monitors reservations (weekly, monthly, yearly) to ensure you earn as much as possible
  • We offer dynamic pricing to optimize your revenue using historical data, seasonal trends and competition tracking
  • Reservations are updated in real-time and can also be placed by phone with our white glove, full-service reservation staff
  • We accept all major credit cards and offer trip protection and damage insurance to all guests

Customer Support

  • All customer support inquires are handled by our local Destin and Miramar Beach management team
  • We answer guest questions quickly with helpful information about your property and the local area
  • Each guest is emailed personalized arrival instructions, maps and recommended Destin activities
  • Guests are welcomed to your Destin and Miramar Beach short-term rental with a personalized welcome call, and thank you note

Cleaning & Maintenance

  • We have in-house maintenance and housekeeping teams located in Destin and Miramar Beach
  • Starter items such as toilet paper, soap, and paper towels are provided for guest's convenience
  • We inspect your property top-to-bottom after it has been cleaned to ensure guests have a 5-star experience

Inspections & Taxes

  • We take inventory of all household items that need to be replaced and restock as needed
  • We arrange annual inspections for pests, fireplaces, filters and other regular maintenance
  • We offer monthly financial statements, accounts payable, collection and distribution of sales tax

Over 20 Years of Combined Experience in Destin & Miramar Beach

We'd love to buy you a coffee or meet you at your property to understand your goals and show you how our local expertise and hands-on approach can bring in more bookings, generate more 5-star guest reviews, and earn you more income.
5-star rating on Google

Glowing Reviews by Our Destin & Miramar Beach Property Owners

We treat you like family, always going the extra mile to maximize your rental revenue, providing your guests with personalized service and maintaining your property as if it's our own.

Ian and Kumar’s dedication to helping make our unit the best and communication skills have been part of our reason to move our vacation rental property to their stewardship. We look forward to working with them in the future.


John Staed

Destin, FL

We just signed on with Grand Welcome of Destin and Miramar Beach and our unit is already booked out for the summer! These guys rock, highly recommend working with Kumar and Ian!

Alena Jones

Destin, FL

The service, professionalism, communication and attention to detail has been the top of the line. I am so excited for success with my property. I have finally found a service that allows me to relax and feel confident that my investment is in great hands. I have used many other management companies over the years. By far, Grand Welcome of Destin and Miramar Beach has been the best experience. This team is a refreshing addition to the Destin area!

Cori L.

Destin, FL

Kumar is a master in his field. He is very professional, knowledgeable in his market and always delivers exceptional service. He makes sure he is there every step of the way for homeowners and guests alike, and never hesitates to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend the services of Grand Welcome Destin.

Lucie K.

Destin, FL

Kumar is professional, efficient and trustworthy.  His work ethic and dedication are second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for your short term rental property in Destin.

Sean Martin

Destin, FL

Grand Welcome is a "welcome" breath of fresh air from the other corporate vacation managers. Ian takes his job serious and your property is treated like his own.  Grand Welcome understands that a vacation rental property is not just there to get abused by guests.  Any issues are immediately corrected and I am notified of the issues to ensure the best guest satisfaction.  Not having to call the "property manager" after I see repeated negative reviews.

Matt Chouinard

Destin, FL

Exceptional service and professionalism at Grand Welcome Destin and Miramar Beach! Ian and Kumar are truly amazing - their dedication and attention to detail made our experience outstanding. Highly recommend their services!

Rebecca Sheets

Miramar Beach, FL

Kumar has been extremely hardworking and helpful anytime I've needed assistance. I recommend Grand Welcome Destin and Miramar Beach to anyone in the area looking for property management. For those that are first-time investors, Kumar can help crunch the numbers on your potential investment property.

Steve L.

Miramar Beach, FL

I highly recommend Kumar and the Grand Welcome Destin team for property management in Destin and Miramar Beach, FL. They provide owners with a personalized recommendations and support every step of the way. They are quick and efficient marketing homes to potential renters, and they have consistent booking activity and rental income. I was particularly impressed with the way that Grand Welcome Destin maximized revenue. They used their expertise in the local rental market to set competitive rates and attract high-quality renters. As a result, owners can earn significantly more income from their property. I would not hesitate to recommend Grand Welcome Destin and Miramar Beach. Anyone who is looking for a reliable and professional property management company in Destin and Miramar Beach, FL.

Steven B.

Destin, FL

Kumar will go above and beyond to satisfy the people that he works with! It's been an absolute pleasure to list our property with the Grand Welcome Destin team.


Brennen T.

Destin, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do short term property management companies charge in Destin and Miramar Beach?

The typical fee for short term rental property management in Destin and Miramar Beach can range from 10-35% depending on who you go with and whether they offer partial or full-service management. As an example, some larger national companies only offer partial management at a reduced rate, which requires more effort on your part coordinating with cleaning crews, restocking supplies, changing linens, maintenance, etc.
💸 Leave it to us, we'll help you make more that you would on your own.  We're happy to work with you and customize a management solution that aligns with your financial goals.

Are short term vacation rentals allowed in Destin and Miramar Beach, Florida?

Yes, however, there are some rules and guidelines to be followed. First, you'll need to determine whether or not you have the right zoning for short-term rental. For more information, visit cityofdestin.com. Next you'll need to find out if your neighborhood or community has a room tax ordinance and any building code requirements for operating a short term rentals. You'll need to submit an application to acquire a Short Term Rental permit from the city of Destin. You'll also need publish the proof of the permit,  and will need to collect and remit State, County and Local taxes.
😅 Take the headache out of managing your own vacation rental. Partner with us and we will take care of the everything for you.

Do I need to collect and remit taxes for short term rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach?

Yes, there is a tourist development tax, county local option tourist tax, as well as FL sales tax. Before collecting any short-term rental taxes from your guests, you need to be aware of whether any taxes have already been collected for you. Short-term rental managers are required to register with the Florida Department of Revenue and collect Florida short-term rental taxes for hosts when the listing is booked. If taxes aren’t being collected for you, such as when guests book directly with you rather than through a marketplace, you’re responsible for collecting and remitting taxes. The sales tax rate charged is based on the location where the lodging is furnished. A basic room tax, an additional room tax and a municipal room tax may also apply, depending on the location of your short term rental property.
🏖 Make life easier and allow us to collect and remit taxes on your behalf. If you have any questions about short term rental taxes, drop us a line and we'd be happy to help!

How quickly can I get started and is there a contract required?

We typically get homes onboarded in 2-3 weeks. Once you are signed, we work at ludicrous speed to get the “go live” walk-through and photos scheduled. Once those items are complete, we will then create your listing and send that along with pricing for your approval to ensure we are on the same page prior to going live!

When you partner with Grand Welcome, you will be free to come and go from our program as you please. All we ask is that you give us a 30-day advance notice if you do choose to remove your home from our program.
👋 Give me a call and I'd be happy to go into more detail and get your property rented as soon as possible!

Do I have to commit to a certain amount of availability and do I have to allow pets?

You are free to use your home for as much personal use as frequently as you’d like – but if you plan to only rent out your home occasionally or solely outside of peak seasons, your home may not be a great fit for our program.

Regarding pets, that’s completely up to you! It can help increase revenue as you are able to charge more per night. We do charge guests an additional non-refundable fee, which goes directly to our housekeeping vendors as pets typically require a deeper clean. If there is any damage caused by a pet, we will charge the guest accordingly. Please note that we are legally not able to prohibit service animals.
👏🏻 We want to partner with you, listen to your ideas, and help you achieve your goals. Whether that's giving you back your time or helping you earn more income.