172. Meredith Cowley

Discover the Power To Pivot Your Business

Meredith Cowley is a passionate Social Worker turned Short Term Rental Entrepreneur. Following the birth of her son, then a diagnosis of breast cancer, Meredith re-evaluated her priorities and found a business that aligned with these.

Meredith strives to keep a healthy balance between family life and a flourishing hospitality and real estate gig. Sometimes she gets it right, but it’s always a work in progress. The important part is making decisions – even in business – that are centered around what’s best for your family, instead of the other way around.

For Meredith this may look like keeping a 20-hour work week and delegating on-site work to her team, or balancing the business after her partners stepped away, or pivoting from areas like arbitrage to property management as her business continues to evolve.

Based in sunny Australia, she has grown a boutique STR business where she helps guests and property owners create memories. She is also a contributing author in the international best selling book Hospitable Hosts.




It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Casa Cochecton.

Their property is a refined sanctuary inspired by wabi-sabi principles.

Say whaaatt?

Ok, we did our research here. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese design focused on transience and imperfection.

This is a BEAUTIFUL space. We always highlight amazing properties, but you can really see their inspiration here in every single element: the light fixtures, the furniture, the wall hangings, the art, the plants, you name it!

We are totally smitten with this property. Dig deep in the spaces you’re creating. Find what speaks to you! Don’t be shy. What speaks to you, what inspires you, and what speaks to you will speak to others as well.

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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