WHO AM I
Good Day, I am Mishka, a Jamaican who grew up with a love for vacationing, hospitality and hosting. As a child I vividly remember visiting my first vacation property and from then I fell in love with the art of hosting people. I am excited when I see clean sheets and towels!! At University, I decided to study tourism and hotel management, which required me to leave the island at the time but because of family reasons I stayed in Jamaica and changed my major and studied Business Management instead. In 2018, the company that I worked for abruptly ended the project I was working on so my plans to use my salary to build my dreams were blighted. However, I am not discouraged and am grateful for this portal that helps women receive investment in their projects
MY VACATION RENTAL BUSINESS
I currently manage one unit in Kingston as a vacation rental; this unit is at my home. My home is large and has the possibility to have three more units. Kingston is where the heart of the culture exist with many tourist attractions such as Bob Marley Museum and Port Royal. I also have a condo/apartment in Negril, a very popular tourist destination, famous for its seven miles of beaches.
My mission is to raise capital to expand my entrepreneurial business of providing vacation rentals in my beautiful island of Jamaica.
WHY JAMAICA AND DETAILS ON MY VACATION RENTALS
Jamaica is a top tourist destination in the world and was awarded this accolade by Trip Advisor in 2019. In 2018, Jamaica had 4.3 million tourist arrival, this is huge for a small island with a 3 million population. More and more tourist are looking for low budget rentals which I aim to provide. The mix of my passion, my place and some funding will allow we to offer competitive vacation accommodation offerings My home has a magnificent view of the city, which is a selling point. Please see my listing in Kingston below.
My Condo in Negril is right across from the beach and walking distance from the famous Rick's Cafe. This I also need capital to fix up. The possible success of this rental is evidenced by the success of other rentals in the area. I helped my best friend set up a similar unit in the same complex and she is currently a Superhost on airbnb because she is getting a high amount of bookings. Please see her listing below:
My budget is as follows:
$175,000 to renovate and buy furniture and fittings for my home to turn it into a proper guest house with at least four (4) rental units.
$20,000 to fix up present apartment in Negril
$5,000 for website and marketing efforts.
Please check out my youtube video of my current rental.
My team consists of myself (manager), my husband (maintenance manager), my best friend (superhost) and my parents.
I appreciate your help to facilitating my vacation dream.
Thank you to anyone who invests in my project and sees my vision.