Simple Lyfe Stays (dba. Simple Lyfe LLC) is a short-term and vacation rental management company. We offer marketing, advertising, branding, listing services, guest communications, property cleaning and maintenance service. We can even fill in temporarily for rental owners who need a service while they are away.


Vacationers today are looking for a unique experience when they use their precious vacation time. Your short-term rental needs to be experiential in order to stand out and attract these customers.  Simple Lyfe Stays provides management and consulting for vacation rental property owners who want to create a unique experience.  We can help you create a space that will attract more customers and increase your income.  We offer consulting on how to create an experience that customers are looking for when they are on vacation or traveling.


We also take the time and complexity out of owning and managing a vacation rental property.  We will manage your property so that you don’t have to worry about the cleaning, restocking and routine maintenance.  Your property will be managed daily, so every customer has a great experience.  You need to be a 5-star property to consistently attract customers and stand out on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. We can help you reach this goal.


Our first short-term rental had over 60 bookings in it’s first 6 months.  This was due to the design of the space, consistent 5-star ratings and a strategic marketing and advertising campaign.  We can help you reach similar results.  We are currently accepting new clients so if you want to get into the short-term rental business or take your vacation rental to a new level, contact us today.

Honors and Awards:

 Voted 1 of the 15 best Airbnbs near Lake Michigan by Trips to Discover digital travel magazine. (2021) 


Chosen as one of Michigan's 10 best yurts by Yurt Tripper. (2022)


Featured on WITL Lansing, MI 100.7 FM (2022)

This Northern Michigan Airbnb Yurt is Excellent for Glamping (witl.com)

Featured in Voyage Michigan Magazine (2022)


Featured on Michigan Short-term Rentals Podcast #21 (March 7th, 2023)

21: From Yurts to a Million-Dollars in Gross Rents: A Short-Term Rental Success Story with Michael Holcomb - Michigan Short Term Rentals | Podcast on Spotify


Summer 2017 - Bought 2 acres of land in Baldwin, MI and started construction on yurt

Fall 2017 - Bought additional 18 acres next to 2-acre parcel in Baldwin, MI

Spring 2019 – Opened yurt as our first vacation in Baldwin, MI

Winter 2020 – Added condo in Burnt Store Marina - Punta Gorda, Florida

Spring 2020 - Added cabin on channel in Bitely, MI

Summer 2020 – Added A-frame on Mauby Lake in Bitely, MI

Winter 2021 – Added log cabin on Sisson Lake in Bitely, MI

Spring 2021 – Added cabin on Muskegon River in Big Rapids, MI

Spring 2021 – Added A-frame on Little Manistee River in Luther, MI

Winter 2021 - Started vacation rental property management company

Spring 2022 - Added cottage on Hodenpyl Dam Pond in Mesick, MI

Spring 2022 - Added cottage on Big Bass Lake in Irons, MI

Summer 2022 - Added cottage on Government Lake in Baldwin, MI

Summer 2022 - Added cottage on Rainbow Lake in Baldwin, MI

Summer 2022 - Added cabin in Idlewild, MI

Fall 2022 - Added farm home in Baldwin, MI

Fall 2022 - Added cottage on Little Spring Lake in Brohman, MI

Fall 2022 - Added 4 properties in Ludington, MI

Fall 2022 - Added cottage on Moonbeam Lake in Brohman, MI

Winter 2022 - Added 3 additional properties in Ludington, MI

Winter 2022 - Added 2 additional yurts in Sears, MI

Winter 2022 - Added house in Big Rapids, MI

Winter 2022 - Added home on Lake Michigan in Montague, MI

Winter 2022 - Sold A-frame on Mauby Lake in Bitely, MI