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Stress-free scheduling: easy, equitable, flexible

Ashley Rappa

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Your second home should be easy to enjoy, and that starts with scheduling. Pacaso’s innovative owner app, powered by our SmartStay™ technology, is a stress-free scheduling system that streamlines booking your stay.

Imagine waking up on a Wednesday and booking your special retreat for the weekend in real time. Or the peace of mind that comes with securing a special getaway well in advance. Pacaso makes it easy to enjoy the time you want when you want it. 

Owners of a single ⅛ share can hold six general-stay, including a “special date” holiday, and several short-notice stays throughout the year. General stays are made 8 days to 24 months in advance. Short-notice stays are made 2 to 7 days in advance of arrival. 

Flexibility is core to a great owner experience, says Pacaso CEO Austin Allison.

“The reality is that people don’t plan every week of their year in advance. Pacaso co-ownership strikes this nice balance of having flexibility while also giving people the certainty to secure dates that are important to them. That’s what Pacaso offers because we want to be reflective of how people actually live and travel.”

SmartStay has its name for a reason — the custom platform is powered by the Pacaso owner app and doesn’t rely on draft booking or a ranking order to determine dates. Instead, using algorithms and systems to ensure equity, owners can see availability and secure their stay instantly. Plus, the more you use the system, the more its predictive preference technology will be able to suggest dates you’ll love. 

As a Pacaso co-owner, you have access to 44 general stay nights per share within any 365-day window. That’s equal to a month and a half in your second home. Stays can be from 2 to 14 nights in duration, or even longer if you own more than one share. In order to ensure equal access for all co-owners, back-to-back stays are not permitted.

July 4th, along with eight other federal holidays, is a "special date" in the SmartStay system. Owners may hold up to one special date stay per share per year and lock it in up to two years ahead. The other special dates are Christmas, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

Pacaso second homes are never available for rent, and are to be used by owners and owner guests only (and up to two dogs). Of course, we know that one of the big benefits of having a second home is sharing it with friends and family even when you’re not there, so owners are welcome to gift some of their stay nights to sponsored, registered guests. 

Have more questions? Every Pacaso owner is matched with a dedicated home concierge and vetted property manager to add a personal touch to any scheduling needs. Want to learn more now? Check our scheduling FAQs.

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