Meet Chelsea Winfield, the visionary co-founder of Pacwest Stays, steeped in the short-term rental industry for a remarkable 4 years. At the helm of this design and full-service management company, Chelsea orchestrates not just stays but experiences. For Chelsea, the career’s essence lies in crafting spaces that captivate guests, exemplified in the cherished Mountain Chalet Stay—where it all began. Read about how HostGPO’s exclusive savings helped transform their spaces into unforgettable retreats.
How many years have you been in the short-term rental industry and how did you get started?
We have been in the short-term rental industry for 4 years.
What do you find most rewarding about your career?
Creating beautiful spaces that take guests’ breath away.
What is your favorite rental property you have and why do you love it?
Mountain Chalet Stay – This was the first listing that started it all.
What’s the craziest story you have from hosting?
Between a family hauling away half a cord of recently stacked firewood in their family car, to a guest asking if deer would join them in the hot tub or house, to a guest requesting a bed to be sprinkled in lingerie and condoms – people are quirky and you truly hear it all as a host.
What’s one “pro-tip” you’d be willing to pass on to the community?
Always, always, always natural linens. It doesn’t matter how wonderful the stay is, if the sleep experience wasn’t exceptional – you won’t have return guests.
What’s the most recent item that you can remember that you’ve ordered from HostGPO?
Most recently we bought new mattresses for a listing, but the most memorable recent purchase is a trailing fern duvet from West Elm.
What would you tell others about whether to join HostGPO?
You won’t regret it! Exclusive savings take your listing to the next level by allowing you to provide the best for your guests at a more manageable price point.