Megan and Andrew walked into the short term rental industry 8 years ago as guests, learning what they loved and picking up inspiration and lifelong friends along the way. Today they own The Catskill Cabin, which sits on a secluded 7-acres in dreamy upstate New York. Their years of being guests has led them to build an STR that is designed to create memories with al fresco dining, nostalgic vinyl dance parties, and snuggle-ready blankets. Using HostGPO’s discount on West Elm, RugsUSA and Public Goods, Megan and Andrew have created a home that flows from room to room, inviting people from all walks of life.
What do you find most rewarding about your career?
Introducing people to the places we love!
What is your favorite rental property you have and why do you love it?
Our cabin, @CatskillCabinCo on Instagram – we’ve been escaping to upstate New York for years, so this is as much a dream come true for us as it is to share with others.
What’s the craziest story you have from hosting?
We’ve made friends from all over the world and now regularly house swap with couples from as far away as Montreal, Ireland and Bali.
What’s one “pro-tip” you’d be willing to pass on to the community?
Success is in the details: make your stay personal, inviting and focused on guests. What sets a short term rental apart from other accommodations is the fact that it’s a home that allows your guests to step seamlessly into a life and into a community. Don’t forget to make it feel like one.
What’s the most recent item that you can remember that you’ve ordered from HostGPO?
Space for our record player on a midcentury modern console from West Elm – we love to jam to records, so it’s fun to have a dedicated space for them.
What would you tell others about whether to join HostGPO?
Do it! It will help take your space to the next level & connect you in to a great community.
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