My wife has been in the vacation rental business for years in Florida. We sold some property at the top of the market in Clearwater :) and decided to reinvest in the Mountains. The place was in pretty rough condition so we spent most of the first year cleaning, painting, and updating.
We have worked hard to make it as Family friendly as possible and keep the rental rates in a range that just about anyone can afford.
It has been a Labor of Love!