I just completed my 11th rental season using Bluefish. I have only positive things to say about my experience with them. First and foremost, they are excellent communicators. Anytime I have a question or concern they respond to my email within a matter of hours. They provide good, honest feedback and suggestions and are always fair. They will take the time to research any question I might have and are proactive in their approach to the vacation rental business. I recommend Bluefish wholeheartedly.
When we rented from Blue Fish Vacation we thought they were wonderful. Super properties, great customer service. When we bought from Blue Fish, we were totally impressed with their low-pressure focus on us as buyers. But now what we are owners with Blue Fish representing us; we really know how fortunate we are to have them as partners. They care about our house as much as we do. The renters are well vetted. If there are issues in the house, they are there to make sure they are taken care of. The cleaning crew is respectful and thorough. And we always feel confident that we know exactly what is going on in our home. We have been approached by other agents, but to us, Blue Fish is the premier rental/real estate company in Harbor Country and we plan on continuing a long tradition of them being our exclusive representative for one of our most important investments.
Pam and Kirk Swenk
I have been renting out two Harbor Country houses for over 10 years. The last two years with Bluefish have been the best ever. The houses are fully rented and well cared for. Any issues with the properties are discussed with me and then resolved beautifully. Communications are prompt and thoughtful. Suggestions for improving the houses are creative and effective. The relationship is thoroughly professional; it is a pleasure working with Bluefish.
We've had the good fortune of being a Blue Fish Rental owner for the past five years. Having used a variety of different rental agencies previously, Blue Fish Vacation Rentals is clearly the leader in high-quality rentals in the Harbor Country area. Their outbound marketing efforts, attention to detail, and superb customer service to renters has increased the overall number of rented weeks for our property, as well as the number of repeat guests each year. As a property owner, I know that Blue Fish will quickly address any renter concerns and involve the owners as needed for any repairs or issues involving the property. Blue Fish treats your rental property with as much care as they would their own home.
Thank you John, Tom and Jean for all you do to make each season a success.
Su Bermingham and David Oliveira
I've been renting my cottage thru Bluefish for ten years. They do a wonderful job of renting and taking care any problems that arise during a renter stay. Itís such peace of mind when you know you don't have to worry about your place being taken care. Iím always amazed how good my place looks after a season of renting. Every season I thank them for doing a great job.
Thanks again John, Tom, and Jean.
The Bluefish Team does an amazing job of promoting and renting our vacation home. While they always keep us in the loop, they solve any of the issues that may come up during each new rental season. There is a bond of trust that has grown from year to year and we are quite pleased we have partnered with this wonderful, long time organization.
Sal and Judy Bianchi
Working with John, Tom and the staff at Bluefish has been better than perfect. We have the utmost confidence in their care and coordination of renters. We feel a real partnership and trust that they are looking out for our best interest, and help us keep our cottage renter friendly and marketable. We wouldn't work with any other agency, and feel fortunate to be a part of the Bluefish collection.
Dear John & Bluefish Staff ~we wanted to say thank you for another successful rental season! We appreciate that every time we return to our home, it is in the same condition that we left it :) I love that your housekeepers are seasoned employees that are familiar with our place and can recommend if something needs repaired or replaced! Thank you for your timely communications, constant advertising, easy to use website and helpful rental tips. In the 8 yrs you have been handling our rental; your services just keep getting better!! Keep up the good work. ~We look forward to another great year in 2014!
Our home in Harbor Country (known in Bluefishland as "The Lake House at Timberlane Shores") was a Bluefish rental property for a number of years. The Bluefish team, led by the incomparable John Natsis, did an extraordinary job for us. Year after year. We never had a problem, not one. And our renters were more like thoughtful and caring guests, indeed close friends. Many of these friends returned year after year, and we developed a real bond. When we decided to sell the house in order to move to California to be close to family, we listed with Tom Hemingway, the real-estate broker arm of the Bluefish team. This, too, was a most successful alliance. We were able to rent, show, and close without a hitch. We don't know how Tom did it, but he did. Hats off to John, Tom and Jean Janowski, the ever supportive and unflappable office manager. Thank you all! We will miss you.
Sara & John Stassen
We couldn't be more pleased with having Bluefish as the rental agency for our cottage. Bluefish's marketing and business savvy have brought us consistent rentals on and off season. And Bluefish has provided "peace of mind" care and attention to our cottage. They are the best!
I engaged Blue Fish several years ago to serve as the rental management company for my vacation home in Union Pier, Michigan. The experiences I have had at every step of the way have been exceptional. Without hesitation, I would recommend Blue Fish both to homeowners looking to rent their place and to people who are looking for a reputable management company to assist them in finding a well-suited place in which to enjoy their vacations. Here are just a few of the reasons why I wholeheartedly recommend Blue Fish: John and Jean (the points of contact) are tremendously professional, conscientious, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with. The relationships homeowners enjoy with Blue Fish is truly that of a partnership, working together to equip homes with amenities that will enhance rentersí experiences during their stay. Blue Fishís approach to renting vacation homes is extremely renter-centric, focused on tailoring the interests and needs of the renters to the particular homes it recommends. The company has a nicely balanced portfolio of homes in terms of size, location, and rental amount, and works closely with owners in establishing appropriate rental rates for their homes. The housekeepers Blue Fish engages do an outstanding job of readying the rental properties for the next group after the previous renters have departed. I have no doubt that your experience with Blue Fish, be you a vacation homeowner or someone looking for a rental property that you and your family will enjoy, will discover yourselves that Blue Fish will meet your needs and leave you feeling very satisfied with your experience.
After Tom Hemingway of Remax Harbor Country and Bluefish Vacation Rentals helped us to find our perfect family get away, we were fortunate that Tom and John Natsis of Bluefish Vacation Rentals agreed to also manage our rentals. We have been with Bluefish for over seven years; all have been positive and hassle free. They have managed to keep our cottage rented through those seven years and provide us with the peace of mind that there is someone close by if a problem arises. We are assured that our renters are getting the best service of any rental agency in Southwest Michigan. We are thrilled to have a partnership with Bluefish and the freedom it provides us to enjoy our getaway in Michigan."
I have been with Blue Fish Rentals less than a
year and I could not be happier! Communication from the
staffers is focused and timely. The cleaning crew maintains hotel
standards. My house rented many weeks during the summer and weekends in
Our home has been with Bluefish Vacation Rentals for 2 seasons now and everything has been great. They are very attentive and responsive, offer good suggestions, carefully monitor renters, and are just so pleasant to deal with. The Bluefish team are seasoned professionals in the business and that goes a long way to make both the home owners and the vacation renters happy. They are clearly the top vacation rental company in Harbor Country actively marketing their services and reaching more potential renters than any other vacation rental company in the area.
Susan & David Wagenaar
We would like to thank Bluefish for 12 excellent years of service as our rental agent for Seasons in Lakeside. Our property has been taken care of with such great care. We appreciate your concern regarding the clients we have as our guests. Your organizational skills and detail to attention, have kept many clients returning year after year. We wish to successfully continue working with you and your staff in the future. Thanks for all your efforts and extra attention.
Dawn M. Helmer