Founded in 1997 Northern Rental Management started with just a single property. Since then we have expanded to manage nearly 70 properties in the Benzie County area. We pride ourselves on having the best selection of vacation homes to choose from when looking for the perfect seasonal rental.

Carolyn Watson began working for Northern Rental Management in 2001 as the General Manager. She then went on to purchase the company in 2005. She has lived in Northern Michigan her whole life and loves to give others the opportunity to spend some much needed relaxation in her beautiful hometown.  She aims to keep Northern Rental Management a Family owned and operated business with a dynamic team and vision.

Ashley Skimin is Carolyn's niece. She was hired in as an administrative assistant in 2005. Since then she has worked her way up the ladder to become the current General Manager. She has also lived in Benzie area her entire life. She too finds joy in helping others find the beauty in this area of Michigan. She is married with 2 gorgeous daughters whom she hopes will too help bring others to Northern Michigan in the future.

Chelsea Bley is new to the team starting in the spring of 2018 as the Office Manager. She comes to us with several years of experience as a Staff Supervisor at another local rental agency. She enjoys the family oriented feel that comes with working at Northern Rental Management and aims to make all guests feel as though they are apart of the family. She is the mother of 4 delightful boys.


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