Housekeeper and Landscaping Maintenance Fees

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  1. driftwood

    driftwood Beach Comber

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    Looking into a 4 br house on 30A. We are planning to rent it out. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas on cost of housekeeping and landscape maintenance fees? :?:
     
  2. GVM

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    House keeping should run $150 or less...landscaping something over $100 per month, based on a visit every two weeks. Pine straw extra.
     
  3. Rather B Paddlin

    Rather B Paddlin Beach Lover

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    ditto
     
  4. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    We found the going rate for pine straw - delivered, spread, and tucked to be around $10/bale. OUCH!
     
  5. soozie58

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    $150 a month for housekeeping???? we pay $75-100 per renter!
     
  6. Kim Smith

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    We pay per guest. I have a 3 bedroom and I pay around $130.00 per guest. I pay $45.00 for lawn maintenance and that is for maintenance of the weeds once a month and trimming of bushes. Pine Straw and anything else is extra.
    I have not heard of anyone charging housekeeping per month for a rental home.
     
  7. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I thought the same thing, but I notice that GVM separated the landscaping per month. I bet they pay $150 per turn.
     
  8. GVM

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    Oh, yes...$150 housekeeping fee per rental.
     
  9. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    The rental agency does the housekeeping at $175 per cleaning session. If we come for just a weekend, we clean it ourselves, so it costs nothing. We are at the beach often enough that we do our own landscape maintenance. The fee is zero, plus the cost of RoundUp. Twice a year we drive to the self-serve pine straw place (Putnall's) just north of the 331 bridge and buy pine needles. So we spend at most $15 a month for landscape maintenance. Thanks to the philosophy of Randy at the former Gourd Garden, we also preserved the native trees and shrubs, so we spend zero dollars on irrigation.
     
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  10. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I love planted pinestraw, esp in the summer when the temps are in the upper 90's and the beach is calling my name. It is so much better than grass. I think the lawn mower industry created grass.
     

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