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Five Star Rentals & Property Management was founded by Jill Zignego in 1995 and incorporated in 2000. Jill has a property management license with the Montana Board of Realty and Regulation and is a member of the Montana Landlord's Association; the Vacation Rental Manager's Association, the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, the Big Mountain Commercial Association; the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, the Flathead Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCVB), and Glacier Country. After living in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris and Thailand, she returned home to Montana and established her business with the mission of making your stay a Five Star experience.



Suzy Schweikert is our property manager for our Five Star team. She grew up the the Flathead valley and enjoys paddle boarding on Whitefish Lake,  swimming Hungry Horse Reservoir, rafting down Flathead River, hiking Glacier Park, and skiing Big Mountain.  Suzy wants to welcome you to Northwest Montana for the adventure of a lifetime.


After a 20 year hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels and Ritz-Carlton, LLC, Joyce Walkup joined Five Star Rentals of Montana in 2009 having moved to her favorite state - Montana!  Joyce has a property management license with the Montana Board of Realty and Regulation, and is a Certified Meeting Planner. Her event planning skills, combined with her love of photography and nature make her a vital asset to the Five Star team. Living in a number of places across the nation have brought much learning and joy, and has cemented her knowing that Whitefish is the Last Best Place!


Five Star Rentals of Montana manages Vacation Homes as well as Long Term Rentals.  If you are interested in our services.........


What Five Star Rentals Can Do for You

  • Give you an informed estimate of the market rental value for your home.
  • Make best efforts to keep your home rented to desirable tenants through advertising and careful screening of applicants.
  • Handle all complaints and questions from tenants.
  • Provide on the spot resources for repairs and maintenance.
  • Render a monthly or quarterly statement depending on your needs.
  • Collect monthly rents and make deposits or send checks to you.
  • Additional management services such as bill paying are available upon request. 

What Five Star Rentals Asks From You

  • A management fee on all collected rent:
    • Call Five Star Rentals of Montana at (406) 862-5994 to discuss our fees. 
  • Interest collected on security deposits held in Five Star's trust account.
  • Insurance policy indemnifying Five Star from liability on your property.
  • $100.00 in your account to cover small repairs and maintenance.
  • $75.00 monthly fee if Five Star needs to do weekly check-ins on vacant property.
  • Two sets of keys.

Most importantly - your input, suggestions and concerns on the management of your home.