How to Host is here to set a precedent in the short-term rental industry. Our business model is full-circle and leaves no base uncovered with your Airbnb. 
Hiring us to manage your property will give you peace of mind. We meticulously maintain listings and provide a concierge style service to guests. We believe in excellence in every detail.
If you purchase an investment property and don’t have the time to properly set up the listing, we do that too. Alongside our management services, How to Host will style your listing so that it's marketable and prominent.


what we do

For everything Airbnb, our team is -
Here to Host, Here to help.

do small things
with great love


I stumbled upon the world of Airbnb when I transitioned from my eleven year career in the insurance industry to brokering mortgages..  I was looking to bridge a temporary gap in income and I wound up falling IN LOVE with this industry.

Through How to Host, I integrated my two passions - design & business.  By combining these, we have began to  revive the boring world of property management and add a fun and intricate twist to the industry.

I can't wait to help you begin your Airbnb journey.

Here to Host, Here to Help.

Always Grateful,
Amanda Van Der Lee

Meet the Team

operations manager

Casey is our "boots-on-the-ground" manager, overseeing the day-to-day
operations of the properties in our portfolio. Casey ensures quality control of cleans and smooth turnovers between guests, identifying any issues in the properties and executing quick solutions. During the off-season Casey has focused on creating our in-house cleaning team, mapping out each property to develop customized SOPs, and creating how-to-videos for each property guidebook and performing audits on the property's inventory. For any questions or requests regarding your property's cleaning and maintenance, contact Casey at

rochelle, bookkeeper

How to Host's dedicated bookkeeper, Rochelle of Alchemy Accounting. Alchemy Accounting is a premier bookkeeping and accounting company which specializes in the unique demands and financial systems of the Short term rental industry. We are excited to have Rochelle on our team for her financial intelligence to ensure accurate, detailed financial records and in turn a more profitable season for our property owners! For inquiries relating to monthly reporting and invoicing, contact Rochelle at

comminications & concierge

Jade has joined our team this year specializing in the communications for How to Host. Jade comes to us from the RCMP, where she worked as the Executive Assistant to the organization's upper management team and the learning co- ordinator for all southeast detachments within the Province. Jade has a passion for the short-term rental industry and as a Kelowna vacation property owner herself, she values client services and the significance of timely communication Jade will be your first point of contact this season and she looks forward to providing that executive-style assistance to you and our VIP guests! For your property reservations and general questions, contact Jade at

Amanda, CEO & Founder
Bubbas , How To Host Celebrity Mascot

This season I have focused on creating a smaller niche-property portfolio. I want to establish How to Host as the leading service-based vacation property
management company in the Okanagan, elevating the concierge and hospitality services for our guests. All signs are pointing to a successful and profitable year for our properties and I'm so excited to hit the ground running with my team

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