GuestSpaces is a full-service vacation rental management company with locations all around the Austin area. This means we manage the advertising, booking, guest communication, maintenance, housekeeping, and supply stocking of your rental.
GuestSpaces was founded after unsuccessfully finding a vacation rental company capable of adequately managing our personal home. We found commission rates to be inflated & service to be sub-par. In many cases our home was never inspected by the management companies. As we successfully managed our own homes, word started to spread, and soon our friends and theirs were hiring us to manage their vacation rentals. And so our business began!
So what separates us from the other guys?
1. Hands-on, personalized service. We are a close-knit, dedicated team who make sure our homeowners, guests, and homes are taken care of at the highest level. We work closely with our professional housekeeping teams, and inspect each property before each guest check in to ensure it is 100% guest ready.
2. Reasonable commission rates. We found many other vacation rental companies charge upwards of 30% of rental income. Here at GuestSpaces our commission rates are 18%, with special discount rates for stays 30 days or more.
3. A constant commitment to quality. We are committed to providing the highest caliber of service, and maintaining wonderful vacation homes, while growing our business slowly and steadily. Maintaining and fostering great business relationships with our clients is of the utmost importance to us.
Whether you're a homeowner seeking management service or a customer seeking the best in a vacation home, GuestSpaces is positioned to offer you the best in service. We welcome you to rent with us and look forward to discussing your vacation rental needs.
Kevin Kapadia - Co-Owner and CEO
Kevin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2005, after which he moved to NYC to pursue a career in Finance. It wasn't long before he realized how much he missed Texas and was soon back in good ol' Austin!
GuestSpaces started for he and his wife Varsha as an accident when they bought their first property in 2012. They bought a duplex in Deep Eddy with the idea of living on one side and renting the other to help with the mortgage. One thing led to another and before they knew it, they were back in an apartment and their duplex was a full time STR due to the high demand in Austin. Since then Kevin has left his full time job as an Asset Manager at a Real Estate Investment Fund (where he managed a $600MM student housing portfolio) to give his undivided attention to growing and making GuestSpaces the best vacation rental and management services company in Austin.
His main goals are to provide guests with the best vacation rental experience possible so that they always come back to GuestSpaces on subsequent trips to Austin and to provide owners the peace of mind that their properties will be taken care of in the best way possible while providing them an additional stream of income.
Kevin enjoys hanging out by the lake, kayaking, and exploring the new bars and restaurants that are always popping up around Austin.
Varsha Kapadia - Co-Owner
Varsha is co-owner of GuestSpaces. She is a Texas native and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She uses her background to create successful marketing campaigns that maximize the exposure of GuestSpaces properties across various platforms. Varsha is also a Realtor and uses her knowledge of the industry to assist homeowners prepare their home for a lucrative vacation rental.
She is committed to ensuring the highest level of quality and service and goes above and beyond to deliver a wonderful guest experience.
Varsha loves calling Austin her home and enjoys hikes in the Greenbelt, yoga, and eating at all of the amazing restaurants in Austin.
Bonnie Gibson - Director of Operations
Bonnie joined GuestSpaces in 2017 as the Director of Operations. She is a born and raised Austinite, who has studied Business at the University of Texas at Austin and Western Governor’s University. She has a background in the Hospitality Field, including managing a Bed and Breakfast in the Texas Hill Country, and working with one of the nation’s largest short term rental management firms.
She possesses a dedication to quality, for both homeowners and guests, and a passion for decorating comfortable, attractive, and unique vacation rentals for guests to feel at home in during their trip to Austin.
In her free time Bonnie enjoys hiking and swimming with her dog in the Texas Hill Country, camping, and eating Thai food.