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.
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.
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 Share||1/4 Share||1/2 Share|
|General stay holds||6||12||24+|
|Special date stays||1||2||4+|
|Max stay length||14 nights||28 nights||42 nights|
|Annual stay nights||44+||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.
How much time can I expect in my home?
Because we limit the number of co-owners to eight, you can expect to enjoy 44+ stay nights each year, per ⅛ share owned.
How do short-notice stays work?
Starting seven days before arrival, open nights can be booked on the Pacaso app. Short-notice stays do not count toward an owner’s general stays (6 general stays per share of ownership), but they do contribute to your total annual stay nights. For example, if you have one ownership share with 44+ stay nights and you book a 3-night short-notice stay, that would reduce your total annual stay nights by three, but you'd still have the same number of general stay bookings available.
Do owners have a priority rank order for scheduling?
No, owners schedule their stays based on real-time availability; there is no set ranking order to select dates. This gives all owners equal access to dates important to them, regardless of when they purchased their home.
Can I book back-to-back stays?
No. An owner’s arrival date must be at least seven days from the prior departure, or the number of nights of your last stay (whichever is higher). This policy is made to ensure equal access to the home for all owners.