Beach BLOG

We want to keep you posted and publish occasional newsletters which include information, opinions and data.

Lodging Update December 16th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/18/13 Topics: Comments:

This week is all about security. Please read and head. Read more

Coming to Skippy's Class ill Prepared

By William May
Published: 12/11/13 Topics: Comments:

Looking back it is astonishing to realize that a world class scholar was teaching in a small community college off the beaten path in the Northwest corner of the country. She would have wowed any student in the finest college anywhere. Read more

Lodging Update December 9th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/09/13 Topics: Comments:

This week the weather is in the news and its time to warm up properties. Technical news too makes it into the list as does a new concept called Manifest Photos. Please read and head. Read more

Sad Story for Non Renting Vacation Home Owner

By William May
Published: 12/06/13 Topics: Comments:

Home Owner Association caretaker has bad news for vacation home owner who should have kept his home in rental, with which he could have retained the attentive eyes of a full time manager almost next door. Read more

Lodging Update December 2nd, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/02/13 Topics: Comments:

This update is all about our ace lodging software, Secret products, How to do Hourly Billing, Overtime, New Keysafes and how to Change Keysafe Codes. Read more

Lodging Update November 1st, 2013

By William May
Published: 11/01/13 Topics: Comments:

Plumbob Publishing has published a new website for an old magazine. is now online and staff members are listed as correspondents in some cases. Its good for skiers, snowboarders and our lodging partners. Read more

Lodging Update October 21st, 2013

By William May
Published: 10/21/13 Topics: Comments:

In this issue: Your list of Unit Notices, Owner & Staff Dashboards, Owner Self-cleaning procedures, Freshens Reminder. Newly enrolled properties. Read more

Labor Day 2013 - Another Flea Market Bonanza

By William May
Published: 09/09/13 Topics: Comments:

Well it was another great Flea Market this Labor Day weekend in Packwood. Hundreds of vendors from all over the Northwest and some from across the US and Canada. Unofficial estimates are that there may have been 10,000 people on Saturday - but hey who's counting. Read more

How clean is clean enough?

By William May
Published: 03/15/13 Topics: Comments:

Take the Deep Cleaning test. Most owners fail in their primary homes and, let's face it, second homes often get short shrift. Top property managers clean to high hospitality standards because failing to do so makes for unhappy guests and refunds. Read more

Vacation Rental housekeeper spills the beans

By William May
Published: 02/16/13 Topics: Comments:

As professional lodging managers its not too often that we get a full glimpse of what life is really like for Rent by Ownes who manage their personal vacation homes. Here is a Q&A with a top housekeeper who has horror stories to tell. Read more

The Vacation Rental Dollar Store

By William May
Published: 01/16/13 Topics: Comments:

Who knew that Dollar stores were such a good source of items needed to outfit a Vacation Rental home. This author learns a lesson and receives great customer service too. Read more