👋 Want to meet in-town or at your property? We're local!

Southern Coastal Maine Airbnb Vacation Rental Property Management

Rated by Our Property Owners & Guests
Looking for a local, family owned, full-service vacation rental property management company in York, Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunkport, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Kittery, or Cape Elizabeth to list, host, and manage your short term rental on Airbnb and Vrbo as well as all the top booking sites? We do it all!
  • We list, host & manage vacation rentals from Cape Elizabeth to Kittery
  • We are a family owned & operated property management company
  • We take care of everything for you, from bookings to guest services
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Lucas Knowles
Owner & Operator
Lucas & Francesca
Family owned & Locally Operated

Easy Three Step Process

👋 meet with me
Step 1
15-Minute Chat
Talk about your property and your goals
Step 2
Create a Management Plan
We'll create a custom management plan
Step 3
List & Earn Revenue
We'll list, manage and maintain everything

Start-to-Finish Southern Coastal Maine Vacation Rental Management

Serving York, Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunkport, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Kittery, and Cape Elizabeth, Maine


We Rent Your Property

We list your Southern Coastal Maine vacation rental on Airbnb, VRBO and all the major booking platforms with vibrant, eye-catching photography and dynamic pricing so you can get top dollar.
Photography to make your listing pop
Dynamic pricing to help you earn more
Marketing your property on social media

We Manage & Maintain It

We are a full-service property management company in Southern Coastal Maine that handles everything from check-in and check-out, to guest services, housekeeping, property maintenance, permits and taxes.
Cleaning, restocking and maintenance
We spot check before guests arrive
We handle all the permits & taxes

We Wow Your Guests

We take care of reservations and customer support, with quick answers to their questions to ensure your guests have an amazing stay at your property, from Cape Elizabeth to Kittery, Maine.
Check-in and check-out management
24/7 guest services and support
We help you earn 5-star reviews

A Local Southern Coastal Maine Property Management Team You Can Trust

"We are a family owned, full-service vacation rental management company, focused on serving our local Southern Coastal Maine communities with one-on-one, personalized property management tailored to you and your goals."

Lucas & Francesca Knowles

OwneRs & Operators

About US

Hi there! We're Francesca and Luke Knowles, your go-to experts for vacation rental property management right here in the heart of Southern Coastal Maine.

Having grown up and lived in this beautiful region our whole lives, we're not just familiar with the local community – we're a part of it. We love the unique charm of our coastal towns and understand what makes this area so special.

With over 20 years of combined experience in Fortune 500 companies and more than 5 years dedicated to property management, we bring a blend of professional expertise and a down-to-earth approach to help you get the most out of your short term rental property.

Communication is key in our book. We cherish the tight-knit bonds that form in this region, and are committed to offering exceptional service to property owners and all of our guests.

We're genuinely excited about the chance to connect with you and explore how we can work together.

What we Love About Southern Coastal Maine

You'll often find us grabbing a donut (or 6) at Congdons, sharing a laugh with friends and family at Batson River, mountain biking with our dogs, kayaking, and enjoying a good beachside run.

👋 Want to meet in-town or at your property? We're local!
Text or call us today 207-360-8078

Our Vacation Rental Management Services for Southern Coastal Maine

We List Your Southern Coastal Maine Property on Airbnb and all the top travel sites

Listing & Marketing


Customer Support

Cleaning & Maintenance

Inspections & Taxes

Complimentary Vacation Rental Projection & Income Estimate ⛵️

Enter your Southern Coastal Maine vacation rental address and our team will provide you with an in-depth analysis of your property, along with estimated annual income and occupancy projection.

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Personalized Income & Occupancy Projection
We blend our experience in the local Coastal Maine market, along with data-driven trends to accurately estimate your property's earning potential.
Projected Annual Revenue

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rental management companies charge in York, Wells, Ogunquit, and Kennebunk?

Property management fees can vary significantly and are typically influenced by several factors. Companies usually charge anywhere from 20-30% of the rental income. However, the specific rate can be determined by factors such as the size of your property, its location, and the range of services you desire. These variables play a crucial role in shaping the fee structure, and it's essential to consider them when discussing property management services for your investment.
💪 With us, you’ll enjoy hassle free vacation rental management. We work with you to customize a management solution that aligns with your financial goals.

Are Airbnb vacation rentals allowed in Southern Coastal Maine?

Generally speaking, yes, short-term rentals (STRs) are allowed on the Maine coast, but there may be certain restrictions in place. Depending on the location, it may require an STR License and/or inspection. There may also be restrictions on the minimum stay duration or the number of days permitted per year. At Grand Welcome of Southern Coastal Maine, we're here to help guide you through this process and, in some cases, assist with the application process. Feel free to reach out to us for personalized assistance and expert advice on navigating the regulations.
✍️ We take the headache out of managing your own vacation rental by ensuring your property adheres to any existing or new short-term rental regulations, keeping your investment secure and your guests delighted.

Do I need to collect and remit taxes for short term rentals in Southern Coastal Maine?

Yes, the state of Maine requires property owners to collect and remit a 9% lodging tax. The frequency of tax remittance (monthly or quarterly) depends on the rental income amount. At Grand Welcome of Southern Coastal Maine, we take care of this for you, ensuring that the tax collection and remittance process is handled seamlessly, so you can focus on enjoying the benefits of your vacation property.
🏡 We collect and remit taxes on your behalf. This approach allows you to focus on your other priorities while we handle the essential tax responsibilities, simplifying your life as a property owner.

Rated by Our Guests & Property Owners

Glowing Reviews by Our Guests & Property Owners

We treat you like family, always going the extra mile to maximize your rental revenue, providing your guests with personalized service and maintaining your property as if it's our own.

Francesca and Luke are a great team! Both are responsive, communicative, and always willing to help. It's a pleasure working with them. I highly recommend anyone looking for a professional, reliable STR Property Management company in Southern Maine to choose Grand Welcome Southern Coastal Maine.

Jennifer Bartimole

York, ME

Professional, caring, responsive and detail oriented. Working with Luke and Francesca is an absolute pleasure. You know everything is taken care of and your property will be well managed. Highly recommend!


Marnie Chancey

Wells, ME

I'm so excited to see that the Knowles family come together to start their own business -- Francesca and Luke will indubitably provide a delightful experience marked by warmth, hospitality, and meticulous attention to detail. Francesca's charm and Luke's professionalism as hosts are evident in their dedication to creating a memorable and comfortable space. Highly recommended for those seeking a home away from home. I'm looking forward to seeing this company prosper in the upcoming years!

Michelle Ye

York, ME

Francesca is incredibly hardworking and trustworthy. Any community would be lucky to have her and Luke!


Rachel Bantelman

Kennebunk, ME

Great company with real local people you can call. They make you a priority and make sure your home is well taken care of.


Carson DeLuke

Wells, ME

Luke is an extremely hardworking and responsive individual.  He's always been reliable, trustworthy and professional.  Definitely recommend him, Grand Welcome, and their vacation rental management services!

Anthony Sole

kennebunk, ME

The Knowles’ run a great and trustworthy operation.  They’re very responsive and put in the extra hours to make sure they deliver a high quality product. They set the standard for what well run vacation management looks like in the Wells/Ogunquit communities!


Nathan Desnoyers

Ogunquit, ME

I’ve known Francesca for many years and there is nobody more trustworthy, kind, honest, and hardworking. The community is lucky to have this wonderful team!

Ashley Bantelman

Ogunquit, ME

Exceptional team! Working alongisde Grand Welcome Southern Coastal Maine has been rewarding and helpful. Hardwork, communication, and customer success is at their forefront. Highly recommend!

Aaron Carpenter

York, ME