Offering over 20 years of our real estate experience
Offering over 20 years of our real estate experience
Thank you for visiting Snow Capped Properties where our mission is to help reach your rental goals, together.
COVERAGE - We provide services to Grand County CO; specifically in Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, and Grand Lake.
FOR RENTERS - We specialize in offering Seasonal/Medium term rentals (3+ months) and Long term rentals (12+ months) for prospective tenants. While we do offer a limited number of Short-term rentals (STRs), we intentionally maintain a low quantity to uphold high-quality services for our guests.
Our properties undergo thorough vetting to ensure compliance with health and safety standards. Typically, they come fully furnished, providing options for all-inclusive utilities to enhance the convenience of shorter lease terms. This is an excellent choice for those seeking a hassle-free stay.
All currently available properties can be found on the Available Rentals page, while those already rented with active leases are listed separately on the Add. Info > Portfolio page.
FOR OWNERS - You are likely a new property owner (congratulations!) looking to rent out for the first time or an owner/landlord looking to outsource your property management responsibilities. Wherever you are in your journey we are happy you stopped by and we look forward to sharing what services we can offer. Please review our list of Services below and useful information in the Add. Info tab and when you are ready give us a call to discuss how best we can help reach your goals.
And if you're not ready to jump into the rental pool quite yet please check out our Home Watch program. It is geared for second homeowners who want regular checks to ensure everything is in order with your mountain home while you are away!
Long term rental options are typically on a 12 month lease and occupied by locals as their primary residence. This provides your property with the most standard of use. Has the least amount of moving parts and dependencies for generating rental income. LTRs are a great way to start your venture and helps contribute toward available housing for the community.
Property is typically unfurnished. Tenants usually takeover all utilities, except for water. If the property has an HOA that includes utilities then you can bake some or all of the HOA expenses into the rental amount.
LTRs are typically lower in monthly rents (though also offset by the fact that the property is rented year-round through the off seasons; Apr-May and Oct-Nov months) and provide limited owner's use while is tenant occupied.
This 4-6 month rental option is common in the mountains over the true summer (Jun-Oct) and winter (Dec-Apr) seasons. Consider this a good in-between option between LTRs and STRs. You earn higher rental income over LTRs with the periodic owner's use of the property during the off seasons. Keep in mind that due to the additional tenant turnovers you do run the risk of vacancies periods between tenants.
The tenant demographics for this category are typically from the Denver metro areas looking for a temporary second home to vacation. Often a family who wants to have their kids join the ski program in the winter or outdoor enthusiasts wanting to enjoy the mountain summer. It's not uncommon for multiple families to share the place either. And because of these reasons the property is typically furnished and rent includes all utilities for everyone's convenience. Many would also agree that there is less wear-and-tear on the property compared to STRs.
** Due to limited cleaning resources we are currently not accepting new STRs **
STRs typically generate the highest gross revenue. It also offers owners the most flexibility to use the property.
Similar to Seasonal rentals the property is fully furnished and all utilities covered by the owner. A short term license and separate insurance is required for this option.
STRs are the most complex rental type to manage. With all the moving parts to rely on to build and maintain a successful STR property; guests services, noise complaints, higher standard of maintenance and availability, cleaners and repair logistics, 24x7 on call demands, and expectation are just a few key factors to plan around. But if well prepared and executed correctly, with the right partners and plan in place, this option can be very lucrative .
With all the growth in Grand County it has attracted a lot of businesses into the area. These businesses often need Seasonal and/or Long Term Rentals for their staff throughout their project duration and often times are multi-year engagements. We have been very successful in Corporate rentals and matching the right company and their needs to the right property.
A bit of a trick that keeps everyone happy is that we require and arrange mid-stay cleanings (usually every other week or once a month at minimum). This helps provide our homeowners comfort that the property is being cared after. We have regular eyes on the property. And the Tenants are encouraged to clean and care for the property. A win-win-win scenario that we strive for!
Our Home Watch program is geared for second homeowners who prefer not to rent out their property but still want regular checks to ensure everything is in order. We offer invaluable peace of mind by conducting property checks while your home is unoccupied. Click HERE for details.