About Us

Nichole Howe
Partner & Lodging Manager

My House Minders is a full-service vacation rental management company handling homes around the Port Townsend area from Sequim to Port Ludlow, including Marrowstone Island and Kala Point.

Supported by the Vortex Organization, we provide on-site, in-touch services for guests and owners.

We assist with reservation, accounting, administration and front office services for homeowner associations, resorts and individual vacation property owners.

Condominiums to private homes, we have many lodging opportunities to suit every taste and budget.

Owning a second home is a dream come true for many folks. Maybe it’s your weekend getaway, a place to entertain family and friends. Maybe you just come to enjoy the great outdoors.

Or maybe you want to rent it out as a vacation rental when you are away. But how can you get the best price, for the least work and wear and tear?

Decades of Experience

My name is Nichole Howe. My partners and I have answers to your questions, whether you want to profit from vacation rentals or just need help maintaining your property.

As a member of the Vortex Organization, which started in 1964, we operate in a dozen locations across Washington, Idaho and Hawaii.


We can help you locate just the lodging you want. From inns and resorts to vacation rentals. Fancy to budget. Nightly or weekly rentals. All units are personally inspected, cleaned and maintained. We assure you of a quality place to stay at a reasonable price.


By participating in various prestigious lodging networks, we can market and serve properties with extra care and skill.

We can help increase occupancy and returns in one or more ways.

  • Turn-Key program. Full-service management, we do all the work

  • Front-Door program. We handle just advertising, sales & accounting

  • Home-Minder. You handle the bookings. We do bookings plus housekeeping and home watch

  • Out-Reach program. Full-service is remote locations

  • Varoom Co-op program. Sends extra bookings to rent-by-owners

Vacation Rental Income

A great way to afford a vacation home is to let other folks help pay for it. Offering your place for rent can reduce your costs or even make you a cash profit. And you still get to use it for free.

We handle the marketing, advertising, websites, photography, and reservations built on our own Full Circle Marketing Program. We take care of the phone calls, guest services and arrange housekeeping, maintenance, and bookkeeping.

Let Us Serve You

You can profit from the growing vacation rental market in ways you may not know. We specialize in the hands-on lodging management of waterfront and other recreational homes all around the Port Townsend, Lake Cushman, Hood Canal and Gig Harbor areas. Please call me today to talk. No obligation, of course.

MORE INFORMATION: You can see a list of services and benefits on our How to List Your Property Page.

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