Jake is a seasoned player in the vacation rental game. His properties in Florida offer guests coastal charm, where the sea breeze and stunning sunsets create an idyllic backdrop. Each of JR Vacations properties is thoughtfully designed, blending modern comforts with the relaxed ambiance of beach living. From retreats for couples to spacious family getaways, Jake’s properties offer a range of options for travelers seeking a slice of paradise. For Jake, HostGPO has been the cornerstone of his furnishing strategy, with every item in his listings sourced exclusively from the platform.
How many years have you been in the short-term rental industry and how did you get started?
A friend of mine had a few short-term rentals and I was inspired by what he was doing. I took the leap of faith and closed on my first short-term rental about two years ago. It was a huge success. I immediately caught the short-term rental bug and have since closed on an additional four rentals.
What do you find most rewarding about your career?
The joy of seeing guests make lifelong memories at my houses!
What’s the craziest story you have from hosting?
I honestly can’t keep track anymore! There are so many crazy things that happen.
What’s one “pro-tip” you’d be willing to pass on to the community?
Spend the extra money to get top-notch furniture and decor. Your listing will stand out as a result.
What’s the most recent item that you can remember that you’ve ordered from HostGPO?
I furnish every single house exclusively from HostGPO, so everything you see in my listings is ordered via HostGPO.
What would you tell others about whether to join HostGPO?
Just do it! HostGPO is the best. The discounts are incredible and the staff is amazing to work with.