Lake LBJ Vacation Rental Home Management

Welcome Property Owners!

Jon & Casey Nickowski - Front Desk Vacation Rentals - Owners 

There are many reasons to turn to short term vacation rentals - To maximize a waterfront investment or sale, to help offset maintenance costs and taxes, or to gain income from a second home that is vacant most of the year. But where do you start?  Just as you would review any investment manager, you will also want someone who is experienced, reliable, proven and successful in the short term vacation rental industry. 

Front Desk Vacation Rentals specializes in marketing and managing short term vacation rentals on Lake LBJ—it's all we do! Our focus, reliability and longevity produces a high return guest rate…whether it is year after year or multiple stays per season. Because we deliver reliable customer service and quality rentals, we are able to attract more guests to your home while demanding the highest prices. Our guests are comfortable making their vacation investment with FDVR year after year because they can rely upon us.

While it's true renting your home by owner can save you some money, Front Desk Vacation Rentals can (1) maximize your calendar by procuring bookings in the shoulder and off-season, fill last minute vacancies and additional bookings through our members, invest in off-season and channel marketing (through our vacation rental partners and web experts) and most importantly, provide you 14+ years of Lake LBJ vacation rental experience and knowledge from a full-time, full-service team.

Vacation rentals are currently the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry and competition has never been fiercer. With a finite vacation season, we recognize that one vacant week or weekend can significantly affect your overall return on investment. We are focused year-round on filling up your rental calendar with pre-screened, solid bookings. We cater to families which is our largest target market. 

There are many facets to managing a successful rental— proper cleaning, property management, maintenance (pest, AC, electrical, plumbing, septic), inspections, advertising, sales, guest services, collecting payments and enforcing agreements and policies—it's a lot to coordinate and execute!


What Makes Front Desk Vacation Rentals Different?

FDVR maximizes your vacation rental income, because we provide a combination of superior guest services, unparalleled marketing where you need it most, and proactive property management. All three are key components to a successful vacation rental. Great marketing will go to waste if you cannot deliver a quality product, and a perfectly cleaned home will not matter if a guest arrives to a broken air conditioner. We carefully manage your property before, during and after your guest, so your hard earned reservation is not in jeopardy of complaints or discounts. And we very, very rarely ever have to give a discount.

Our Services

Professional Housekeeping - Hospitality housekeeping is very different than just cleaning your home—our housekeepers are professionally trained to have your home fresh and clean, with beds made, towels ready and all the little things in order.

Quality Assurance Inspections - All FDVR homes undergo a comprehensive pre-season inspection as well as a pre-arrival inspection to be sure the home is rental-ready and staged. A good first impression is very important.

FDVR also provides cancellation and accidental damage protection policies to protect your rental income and your property.


Knowledgeable salesperson - Owners of FDVR are always available to take sales calls and promptly reply to email rental inquiries.  We can answer any question a guest may have regarding the property, the area, tourism, how to maximize their vacation, and of course being efficient in communicating our policies and procedures. Because of this, our guests are left feeling confident, informed and excited about their lake home vacation! 

  • 24/7 Property Manager on call for emergencies

  • FDVR has built a strong vendor network ready to help in emergencies.

  • Our Relationships. Our Reputation. 

FDVR has built and maintained a respectable presence here in the Highland Lakes, where we have procured solid relationships with Burnet and Llano County officials, hotel lodging tax representatives both locally and at the State level, local advertising vendors, event coordinators, realtors and local tourism vendors. 


Want To Hear More?

Give Jon Nickowski (owner) a call on his mobile number 830-385-6659 or contact us for more information on our vacation rental property management services.