How hard is it really to manage your own rental property? Find a nice renter who will take care of the place as if it were their own and collect a rent check every month. Maybe send someone over to do yard work every once in a while. While it sounds easy enough, the perfect tenant/owner relationship does not come around very often.
Building a great owner-tenant relationship can be very tricky. At the end of the day the owner wants to make money off their investment property, and the tenant wants a great place to live for as little rent or hassle as possible. The best way to ensure that everyone gets what they want is to set realistic expectations for both parties at the beginning and continue to communicate throughout the process.