Unlock your property's potential:

Seize opportunity, without the stress.

We create and manage one-of-a-kind vacation rentals in Victoria, BC. That means higher returns and more flexibility for you, without the hassle.
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  • The Janion
  • Boho-Chic loft
  • The Union
  • Chic loft art
  • Boho-Chic loft
  • The Oriental
  • Boho Chic couch
About Host Happy

Hosting made simple.

We are short-term vacation rental experts. We will list and manage your space on AirBnB, HomeAway (VRBO), Expedia and Booking.com. You’re in full control of availability, rules and who is allowed in your space, we handle everything else.
We take care of the details,
so you don't have to.
From optimizing your nightly rates and boosting occupancy, to delivering unparalleled guest experiences and handling emergencies, we take care of it all. Whether you already have a property or are searching for your perfect investment, we are local experts who will maximize your returns.

What is Host Happy?

We are local professionals who offer superior short-term rental management. We give your space the personalized attention it deserves - from individualized price monitoring and adjustment to creation of a one-of-a-kind space - to help you capture the full potential of your investment.

Why rent short-term?

Victoria is a world-class destination - you should get to enjoy it! Renting your space short-term gives you maximum flexibility, allowing you to decide when to host… or stay yourself. Plus, vacation rentals earn you more money, cause less wear and tear, and guests come with reviews and comprehensive insurance.

What we do for you

Our Services

From designing and styling your space, to taking professional photos, creating your listing and welcoming guests, we take care of it all.

Don’t have a space yet? We’ll help you find one.


Design & Layout

Our designers will develop a layout to maximize the square footage of your space and highlight its best features.


Business License & Insurance

We ensure every Host Happy property has a license and comprehensive insurance.


Professional Photographs

Our photographers capture the true beauty of your newly-designed space.


Guest Communication

Our friendly team will be in touch with your guests from the moment they book to the moment they leave.


Cleaning & Restocking

Never worry about toilet paper ever again! We ensure your space is always guest-ready.


Maintenance & Repairs

We’re owners too. That’s why we handle repairs and maintenance immediately.

We're owners too

We’ve got your back

We’re owners too, so we understand how important it is to trust the people entering your property. With Host Happy, you choose the level of guest verification you would like. You can rest easy knowing if anything happens, our experienced team and AirBnB’s comprehensive insurance will take care of you and your investment.
Government ID verification of all guests
Property inspection after every guest
$1M USD protection for property damage through AirBnB
Yearly maintenance checks to avoid emergencies
Comprehensive $2M liability insurance through AirBnB
Dedicated contractors, plumbers and electricians
Our Spaces

Stand out. Book more.

Our interior designers will transform your space into a one-of-a-kind vacation rental. Our focus is on creating a space that stands out from the crowd, and features art and products from Victoria’s amazing local artisans.

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From neglected corner to cozy nook

Boho-Chic Loft in the Heart of the City

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Maximize your returns at The Union with unmatched amenities

Sunny Patio Escape with Parking in Chinatown

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Own a unit in the Janion? Get in touch!

Oceanside Microloft with Gorgeous Views

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Whatever your style, we've got you covered

Luxe Waterfront Oasis in Mermaid Wharf

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We create unforgettable stays

Eclectic 2-Bedroom with Ocean Views

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We maximize square footage with curated layouts

Chic Two-Storey Loft on Lower Yates

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Create moments in your space to help guests relax and escape

Coastal Retreat Nestled in the Trees

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Stand out from the crowd for steady bookings all year

Funky Heritage Loft

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Make your guests feel special

It's all in the details

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Host Happy makes happy hosts, and repeat guests

One-of-a-kind design, unforgettable experiences

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How It Works

Whether you already own a vacation or rental property - or are thinking of buying one - we make it easy to seize opportunity and maximize returns, without the stress.

Step 1

Get an Estimate

Fill out our form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours with the revenue you can expect to earn if your property was converted to a Host Happy vacation rental.

Step 2

Initial Consultation

We understand you may have some questions after our estimate, so we offer a free 30 minute consultation. Wondering about insurance? Payouts? Safety? Cleaning? No problem, we’ve got answers.

Step 3

Design Plan

Interested? Great. Our designers will assess your space, personal taste, and the target market for your property to craft a beautiful design that will make your space stand out from the crowd.

Already have some furniture? No problem. Our designers can work with you to upgrade your space while utilizing what you already have.

Step 4


When you’re happy with the design, we get to work! We’ll take care of everything - from purchasing, delivering, and setting up the furniture, to stocking and cleaning your space, to taking professional photos and creating your listing.

Step 5

Payouts & Cleaning

After every booking, your space will be professionally cleaned, restocked, and inspected for damage.

At the end of every month, we’ll send you a cheque (or direct deposit) with your profit, and a summary of that month’s bookings.

Step 1

Estimated Revenue

Fill out our form and we’ll let you know how much you can expect to earn for the type of property you’re thinking of buying (ie. studio, 1 bedroom, etc.).

Step 2

Short-Term Rental Considerations

You probably have a lot of questions - we sure did when we bought our first vacation rental investment. From taxes to licenses, to legalities and safety, we offer a free 30 minute consultation to answer all your vacation rental questions.

Step 3

Mortgage Approval

Interested? Great. If you need a mortgage, the next step is to find out what sort of rates you can expect. We work with a local mortgage broker who will answer your questions and get you pre-approved.

Have your own broker? No problem.

Step 4

Next is the fun part - we work with a local realtor to find your perfect investment. We share our insider knowledge on the pros and cons of each available property from a vacation rental perspective, and what your expected return on investment would be for each property, based on real data.

Have your own realtor? No problem.

Step 4

Closing & Launch

When you find your perfect investment, we work with a local lawyer to finalize the purchase.

Upon possession, we help you obtain insurance and a business license, then we design, furnish, stock, clean and prepare your space for its first guest.

Have your own lawyer? No problem.

What to expect

Why work with us?

We are local experts, with proven results. We pride ourselves on our superior design and customer service, and our focus on local and sustainable products in all of our rentals. This translates to more guests, repeat visits, and ultimately, higher returns.

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Host when you want

Host as much (or little) as you want. You have total flexibility, and can cancel anytime.

No upfront cost

We charge $0 when you hire us. Instead, we only make money when you do - 20% per reservation.

Get paid quickly

Receive progress reports and payments direct to your bank account every month.


Host Happy’s fee per reservation:


No upfront costs,
no hidden fees.

We only earn money when you do.

You take home 80% of every single reservation we book for you. We handle paying our cleaners from the guest cleaning fee, and we don’t charge extra to do so.

Our pricing policy is transparent and keeps our interests aligned with yours.

What you get by choosing Host Happy:

Professional cleaning after every guest
Creation of your AirBnB listing
Daily price adjustments to maximize profit
Professional photographs of your space
247 assistance for you and your guests
Handling of all guest check-ins and check-outs
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Dedicated tradespeople to handle emergencies Beautiful house manual for your space
Restocking of all supplies Daily monitoring to minimize vacancies
Assistance with obtaining third-party insurance Victoria business license application assistance
Dedicated tradespeople to handle emergencies
Beautiful house manual for your space
Restocking of all supplies
Daily monitoring to minimize vacancies
Assistance with obtaining third-party insurance
Victoria business license application assistance
The Host Happy Difference

What Do Guests Think?

This home is more beautiful than photos even show! It was in the perfect location with a patio on the buildings roof. The vibe and decor exceeded my expectations. The host made sure it had everything I needed and that my check in was easy and smooth! I will definitely be staying again… Hopefully very soon.

April | St. Albert, Canada

Totally blown away by the tasteful decor and vibe of the loft! You can tell the host put a lot of energy and love to designing a stylish and cozy spot in a great location! Going to try to stay there again ASAP!

Mike | Victoria, Canada

I don’t even know where to start, this place was remarkable and unforgettable. I would not stay any other place in Victoria because this loft is perfect. The bed and sofa bed were amazing. The host had everything you needed to know in the handbook and hand written notes around the loft about all the questions you may have. The decor and aesthetic of the loft is beautiful. AMAZING.

Sidnie | Delhi, Canada

If you can plan your trip around staying here at least once, DO IT! It is incredible and so cute. The loft itself blew me away even after seeing the incredible photos. Lots of communication within the loft itself in terms of where everything is and more. Amazing location downtown with tons to walk to. Such a unique space, I will definitely be staying here again if I can whenever I come back to the island! Highlight of my trip.

Tiffani | Brampton, Canada

I have stayed in a lot of Airbnb’s all over the world and this one is in my top 3 if not my best one. So many things to say that were exceptional. Of course the decor is phenomenal. But on top of that the place was super functional which made it such a pleasure to stay there. Hands down the best host I’ve ever encountered. Always available for any tips or quick answers when I had questions. Even hand delivered towels when we decided to do yoga classes and forgot our towels. Nice touch. It was for a special 21st birthday trip for my daughter and it couldn’t have been more special.

Peggy | Brampton, Canada

It was such an awesome little air bnb. It looked exactly like the photos, was impeccably clean, and had so many little touches and details that added to our experience. The host was also really communicative and the check in, check out instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Would definitely stay there again, truly was a magical experience.

Brenna | Campbell River, Canada

The place is masterfully styled with a designer’s eye, the welcome and cozy feeling gusts you the moment you open the door. You can tell that great care went into setting the place up. It contains so many little touches that truly make it stand out, like the leaf tea choices, a superb spice rack for your home-cooked meals, a set for making your own cocktails, board games, and many others.

Mikhail | Surrey, Canada

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Tips for Owners

After years of running vacation rentals, we’ve learned a thing or two. Browse through our resources to learn how to become a happy host with Host Happy.