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Avila Beach Property Management Company

Serving All of Avila Beach

The Avila Beach area is one that many people love calling home. It has a sense of peace about it that is hard to find in other neighboring areas, and this is why so many people choose to move here. With this being said, many people will find that people are interested in moving into the area. However, they are not interested in buying a home. They would rather find a home to rent that is going to allow them the freedom to leave after the lease is over. For those who own a home in the area, they could be facing a huge decision that could greatly help their financial portfolios.

Becoming a Landlord

Becoming a landlord is not something that most people have dreamed about doing…and that is understandable. Being a landlord can be full of late nights, lots of phone calls and tons of stress. For those who are interested in turning their home into a rental property for Avila Beach, they are going to find that there is help. We are a property management service that can greatly help you with getting this idea off the ground.

What We Do

We are a full-service property management firm and it is our goal to make sure that your property is taken care of in every way possible. We start with advertising this property for you to find the best tenant. Once these applications have been received, we then work on finding the best tenant. We utilize background checks along with credit histories and other information to make the decision as to who should rent your home. From there, we then handle the day to day activities associated with having a rental home. We can collect rent and arrange for maintenance, so that you do not have to do anything other than financially collect on this decision.

Property Management Office Serving Avila Beach, CA

  • Property Management Company
  • Rental Management
  • Property Investment Company
  • Property Maintenance
  • Real Estate Consultants
  • Apartment Rental Agency
  • Commercial Real Estate Agency
  • Industrial Real Estate Agency
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Finding excellent tenants starts with making sure your property is visible and attractive. We install professional signage, create quality listings, describing your property thoroughly, and take beautiful photographs that showcase your properties highlights. We then list your property on all of the highly trafficked rental websites, including utopiamanagement.com.  Our dominant position in the marketing place and years managing rental properties has allowed us to develop a sizable referral database. This positive reputation for being fair and responsive means many potential renters check with us first to find their rental home. We are able to consistently rent properties priced at current rates to qualified tenants. Our responsive property managers complete the marketing optimization by being available and knowledgeable, with phones and emails always answered swiftly.

  • Advertising on most popular rental websites
  • Quality listings including photos and video
  • Showings 7 days a week by appointment
  • Utopia referral base increases visibility beyond competition

Apartment Management Services

Owning an apartment complex brings a unique set of challenges. Utopia has spent years developing skills and systems to  make your investment as profitable as possible. We manage apartment communities of all sizes, providing quality management services to suit the diverse needs of each apartment community. We provide comprehensive rental management, including scheduled property maintenance and rent-ready repairs, online rent collection, marketing and attracting quality tenants, lease execution, rent setting, and tenant retention programs. Our responsive managers help tenants feel welcomed and appreciated. Our experience leads to decreased vacancy rates and increased ROI.  And our expertise and professionalism translates to profitable and headache-free investments for our clients. For an affordable quote and to discuss your needs, contact Utopia today.

  • Online rent collection and direct deposit
  • Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
  • High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
  • Tenant retention strategies
  • Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
  • 24-7 emergency response
  • Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal

Commercial Property Management

When it comes to commercial property investments, Utopia’s property managers are professional and think like entrepreneurs. Investors have trusted Utopia for years for all types of commercial property: medical buildings, industrial and office complexes, mixed use, and retail storefronts.  We offer extremely competitive management fees, customized to the size and complexity of your property and portfolio.

  • Comprehensive Management Services: building maintenance, marketing to target audience, lease administration, inspections, evictions and collections
  • Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
  • Tenant Retention Programs
  • Vendor Management
  • Contract Administration
  • REO Management and Disposition
  • CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
  • Customized Asset Management Strategies


Utopia represents a large network of single family homes of all sizes and values. Our residential professional management services both attract and keep tenants happy while keeping owners expenses and vacancy rates down.  Our goal is to free you from the day-to-day management tasks, from showing properties to collecting rent in our online portal, while maximizing your ROI.

With 25 years experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands. Our years in the industry mean we’ve seen it all, and developed smart systems to screen tenants, manage expenses, communicate with tenants, and maintain properties efficiently. We understand local law and legal aspects of rental management so we shield our owners from unnecessary liabilities.

For residential properties, we offer a competitive management fee, which is one of the lowest in the industry.  Unlike some competitors, we do not add on hidden charges or leasing or set-up fees.


Placing the right tenant is the single most important step in rental management. Our applicant screening includes income, rental history, employment, and eviction search to evaluate for potential delinquency issues. We verify identification, social security cards and pay stubs, along with contacting prior landlords for recommendations, keeping the delinquency rate to a minimum. Our thorough screening process for potential tenants has consistently kept our eviction rate at less than one percent.

Utopia also provides our owners with the optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program” for further peace of mind.  As a management company, we have many procedures in place to assist in the elimination of potential liabilities.

  • Exceptional property protection options for owners.
  • Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
  • Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.

Quality Maintenance & Repairs

Maintaining your rental property, as well as being available to deal with emergency repairs, can be a source of frustration for landlords. At Utopia, we have a staff of in-house technicians available for most work, under general contractors license (#792427), meaning we can complete work as quickly as possible and pass the savings on to our clients.  When necessary, we also have a network of trusted vendors for specialized work, some of which we have been using for over fifteen years. This relationship translates to purchasing power to help Utopia’s clients get a better than market price.

  • Maintenance & Rent Ready Repairs
  • Technicians on Staff or Preferred Vendors
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Move-in and Move-out Inspections
  • Licensed and Insured Vendors

All Financials Tracked & Reported

Managing both expenses and income is all handled by our accounting department with use of your owner web portal. Tenants appreciate the ability to pay rent online, which also decreases delinquency.  All expenses and receipts are tracked online and available to you at any time. A monthly statement includes all financial activity and copies of the bills we paid on your behalf. Your December statement has all of your annual figures for tax purposes. If you ever have questions regarding your statement, you can contact one of our helpful accounting staff members.

  • Custom Web Portal
  • Accounting staff make financial management easy
  • Rent and security deposit collection online
  • Bills and year end figures available any time

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Avila Beach located?

An unincorporated village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, Avila Beach is situated on San Luis Obispo Bay and is roughly 200 miles south of San Francisco and about 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The beach is sheltered in San Luis Bay, which is created by Point San Luis on the west and Fossil Point on the east, and is less than 0.5 miles long. Because Point San Luis is 600 feet higher than Avila Beach, it blocks the prevailing northwesterly winds. As a result, it is typically warmer than the other Central Coast beaches.

What is the average climate in Avila Beach?

From November through April, the average temperature ranges from 47–49 °F (8–9 °C) to 70–72 °F (21–22 °C), and from 60–69 °F (16–21 °C) to 80–82 °F (27–28 °C) from May through October. 15 inches (380 mm) of rain falls on average each year. The wet season is winter, when more than 70% of the yearly rainfall falls along with much of the California coast, whereas the dry season is summer.

What are some known locations in Avila Beach?

Three piers can be found in Avila Beach: the Avila Beach Pier, great for strolls and fishing; the Harford Pier, a center for commercial fishing since 1873; and the Cal Poly SLO Pier, used for marine research. Because gray and humpback whales frequent the adjacent waters, the Avila Beach Pier has become increasingly popular for whale viewing. Notably, the area is home to the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state's final nuclear power plant, which will shut down by 2025. Even a Super Bowl commercial included the Avila Beach Pier in 2010, and it was used as the main location for the 1979 movie "California Dreaming."

How is the cost of living in Avila Beach?

Compared to the rest of the state, Avila Beach, California, has a higher than average cost of living. In comparison to the typical house value in California as a whole ($552,500), this zip code's median home value is $1,011,579. One-bedroom apartments typically cost $2,700 per month, while two-bedroom apartments cost $3,600 per month to rent. In addition, while utilities are around 5% lower than the national average, groceries are about 16% more expensive. In general, Avila Beach is a sought-after location with a price to match.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

San Luis Obispo stands approximately 230 ft above sea level in the heart of California. Far from the hustle and bustle of California cities, at about 225 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles, residents of this city Known locally as SLOCAL, this town is relaxed, refined, and recommended for retirement.


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