Share Your Home

With Confidence & Comfort

At Manitou Life, we feel the same way about your home as we do about our own: We enjoy sharing it with family – and friends who become family. It’s why we created a private network of like-minded homeowners who enjoy offering others the opportunity to experience their unique property, yet want to feel confident that their privacy is protected and their home is treated with care and respect. The exclusive Manitou Life network experience enables this confidence.

Our Services

Our services go far beyond traditional vacation rental property management services. We begin with a promise that the guests who visit your home will possess the same discerning qualities as you. We fulfill that promise through the careful, deliberative process we use to oversee your property:


Manitou Life Network is an exclusive VR network consisting of private owners and pre-qualified repeat guests. Our private property profiles are not available on any vacation rental websites and are strictly available to pre-qualified ML guests or members of our repeat guest network. Referral-only properties must meet the high caliber standards for Manitou Life experience stays to qualify for the private network. Our owner partners collaborate closely with us to ensure the residence exceeds expectations for our discerning guests. In-network referral only properties offer limited short term stay availability – generally restricted to 2- peak seasonal weeks per year.


We offer consulting services for high-quality photography, home staging, storage during construction and renovations, smart home automation. Our resource network is filled with curated and approved service providers such as hard to find craftspeople, artisans in carpentry, garden design, painting, trained chefs/catering, furniture restoration, boat restoration and building restoration. We can advise the best strategy for presenting your property and offer our expertise about property management.


Your home is treasured sanctuary – and the decision to make it available for vacation rentals or short-term stays requires a great deal of trust. Manitou Life provides professional assistance right at the start, to help prepare you and your home for guests. We’ll walk you through everything you need to feel comfortable with your decision, including creating guest policies and determining market pricing. Our initial network partner consultation will help you determine your goals and create a strategy that works for you.


Develop profile and brand position – digital presence.

Photography Management.

Staging and Inventory Setup.

Forms and documents (screening, reservation, post stay audit/reconciliation).

Finance management process, compliances.


Turning your home into a world-class destination requires more than just opening the doors. With 25 years experience, Manitou Life understands the details of staging and design that attract seasoned travelers. We’re also experts at home inventory management (for staging or insurance), property audits, seasonal maintenance and smart home automation that makes leasing your home easier and more attractive. We can even manage design or construction storage issues if and when restoration, renovation or new construction requires.


Like you, the guests of your home expect the best. Manitou Life will only promote your home when and where you specify – and only to guests who want the same high-caliber experience you seek when you travel. They crave the unique surroundings that only a well-maintained, thoughtfully designed home can provide, curated with unique art, furnishings and architectural elements. The look for small details like clean, high-quality linens and towels – and creative, compelling surroundings. Your home is miles above average. Manitou Life ensures it’s guests will be, too. We’ll manage inquiries about your property, scheduling, rental agreements and collections – saving you time and providing peace of mind.

Once your home is carefully staged and curated – and your home is ready for guests – Manitou Life can represent your retreat to potential guests or you may manage the guest reservations personally.

Service Rates

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About Us

Melissa Crimmins and Bryan Hagedon

Property Management Professionals

Bryan and Melissa started property management as a side gig in 1994. Their work began with managing seasonal rentals around Lake Tahoe for the ski commuters coming from the San Francisco Bay Area. They also managed a multi-unit property in San Francisco for 15 years.

Melissa grew up in the commercial and residenial real estate industry with one of her first employers being Village Green Property Management, one of the largest multi-family management companies in North America. The company is known for their progressive properties, unique service, and attention to detail. At 23, Melissa started the brand, Village Suites, a furnished short term stay service which was successfully sold to Marriot and Oakwood Property Management.

Following a passion for interiors and furnishings, Melissa moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to take on a lead dealer business development position at Herman Miller and Global Accounts Sales for Haworth. These two companies were well respected Michigan-based global commercial interior furnishings, design, and workplace strategy operations.

In 2003, Bryan and Melissa purchased the 100-year-old Cottage at 1st & Pearl Streets in Leland, Michigan and began their venture in the vacation rental services business. They have stayed ahead of the curve, giving them the opportunity to learn and determine their approach of personal, customized, and high interaction services.

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Owner Partner

Launch Zone

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