Real-Time Second Homeowner Stay Scheduling | Pacaso
Easy scheduling

Booking time equitably

Our innovative SmartStay™ system lets owners book stays from 2 days to 24 months out, in real time, with no fixed selection periods. And it’s all at your fingertips, using the Pacaso app.

scheduling app screenshot

Who gets July 4th?

Wondering who gets the home on holidays? Using our SmartStay system, owners are guaranteed one “special date” holiday per share and can book up to 24 months in advance. So if you don’t get a specific holiday this year, you can book it in the future. Owners have diverse travel preferences and priorities, so competition for dates is rare. Plus, our scheduling algorithm ensures everyone gets a fair shot at the dates they want.

Happy owners

They love SmartStay

Pacaso owners love how easy it is to book stays in their home. Whether it's a short-notice booking for this weekend or a wedding anniversary the following year, SmartStay on the Pacaso app makes it simple to schedule stays.

How scheduling works

What do you get for your share?

1/8 Share1/4 Share1/2 Share
General stay holds61224+
Special date stays124+
Max stay length14 nights28 nights42 nights
Annual stay nights44+88+176+

The SmartStay system supports general and short-notice stays. As the owner of a single share, you have ongoing access to 44+ stay nights within any 365-day window. That’s equal to a month and a half in your second home!

  • General stays are booked 8 days to 24 months in advance, and you can hold up to six at one time.
  • Short-notice stays are booked 2-7 days in advance, and there's no limit on bookings.
  • The duration of your stay can be from 2 to 14 nights. Stays of 2-7 nights count as one general stay, while stays of 8-14 nights count as two general stays.

If you own multiple shares, you can hold more dates and schedule longer stays.

Scheduling FAQs

  • How much time can I expect in my home?

  • How do short-notice stays work?

  • Do owners have a priority rank order for scheduling?

  • Can I book back-to-back stays?