The Benefits of Holiday Home Management

The Benefits of Holiday Home Management:

If you own holiday accommodation, the advantages of using a holiday management company are many.

Or maybe you are at the start of your accommodation business journey, and don’t know what to do for the best!


Reap the rewards with the help of a professional holiday let team.

Owning a staycation venue, be it a country cottage, seaside apartment or elegant townhouse can be stressful and demanding.

The building or buildings you own need constant care and attention.

And the holiday business is even more demanding.

To help you make the best return on investment, getting the professionals to take the strain offers many advantages and upticks.

One of the benefits is understanding and anticipating what guests are looking for.

This includes organising, preparing and delivering a premium product to the right audience.

Owning the building is just the start …

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Holiday Let Management with a Difference

Take time to look at the existing property portfolio of a holiday home management business.

Do their listings include stunning locations and exquisite interiors?

Is the location clearly described?

Are client reviews clearly visible?

Are any guest reviews answered in a professional, prompt manner?

The quality of the listings will show you the standards of the services.


Management Packages

Whether you are a seasoned property owner or you’re new to the industry, the list of things ‘to do’ – and do well – is lengthy.

As we are truly in the digital world, marketing your property is a task in itself.

One of the key advantages of allowing a holiday home management is this is done for you.

The stress is removed from your shoulders, and is handled efficiently by an experienced, professional and motivated team.


Handling Bookings

In a world when many things are automated, you would think this makes the booking process easier.

This is true if everything goes smoothly and accurately.

Yet for the truly immersive, memorable guest experience, being able to offer those irresistible extras to your guests will reap the rewards.

Going the extra mile can be exhausting … let the professionals do it instead!

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Digital Marketing

This includes an irresistible listing on a revered website, and working with third party booking platforms.

Then there’s assistance with email marketing and arranging professional photography.

This above are four huge, beneficial ticks for any holiday home owner.

Additionally, it means there is a consistency of message and your property stands out from the crowd.

As many guests browse the web on their mobile phone, having attention grabbing listings and a great web presence will help convert those bookings.

Anyone in the industry will tell you, competition is fierce.

Having the right support team behind will help improve your occupancy rate and create a loyal customer base.


Control with the Owner’s Portal

A must with any holiday venue company is the quality of the owner’s portal.

This allows you to check the progress of your property any time of day or night with real time information at your fingertips.

Working with and integrating booking platforms can also be a task, particularly with seasonal tariffs, dynamic pricing (if used) and competitive rates.

A huge positive is this is all put into place for you.


Housekeeping and Cleaning Services

An essential, time-consuming aspect of running a vacation property is housekeeping and cleaning.

Exceptional standards are needed at all times, from regular deep cleans to fresh, crisp bed linen and soft, folded towels.

Housekeeping can also include those special touches such as an excellent welcome pack, fresh flowers, plush soft furnishings and more.

Holiday lets tend to get lots of wear and tear, with regular checks needed on furniture, electrical items, lighting, crockery and cutlery.

Having this stress removed from running your holiday let business is beneficial not only for your business but also for your time management and overall sense of wellbeing.


Breakages, Damages  and Lost Keys

Accidents happen yet the repercussions are huge.

It could be an expensive ornament or a piece from a set of crockery that is hard to trace.

Or it could be the guest hasn’t even told you they’ve broken something or they’ve misplaced the key … sound familiar?

This can all be taken care of, without you having to panic about replacements.



Having your own account manager for your property also means the lines of communication are clear.

No need to explain who you are yet again!

After all, you are never just ‘a listing’.

Your holiday business is your livelihood and your guests deserve the best.


Reasonable Fees

Clear commission rates plus a straight-forward set up fee means you’re in control of the outgoings.

In some cases, you can even spread the upfront cost across your booking income if needed, reducing the initial financial outlay.


Elevating Your Property’s Booking Potential

Relying on a website listing alone could mean you miss out on the wider, eclectic audience you need to fill your booking calendar.


Stand Alone Website

Your property is individual and will have many elements which are unique: décor, views, even the glassware.

A listing alone may not give you sufficient space to shout about these quirky, attractive aspects of your holiday let.

Working with a network of web developers, designers and copywriters ensures your very own website attracts the guests you need.


Social Media and Reviews

Social media is globally powerful and it isn’t a coincidence that some of the world’s wealthiest individuals founded these influential platforms.

Setting up effective social media pages is another stress that can be removed.

With stunning posts, sumptuous visuals and effective, engaging content, the curation of these time-consuming yet helpful platforms are taken care of, another huge benefit.

Reviews are also a constant worry.

While good reviews are welcomed, a bad review can be soul destroying.

Help with this is a huge plus.

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The safety of guests and property owners is non-negotiable.

Yet how easy is it to forget when it’s time for PAT testing, gas checks, chimney sweeping, CO2 checks, Fire Risk Assessments, wi-fi installation, streaming service updates and more.

With your diary full of appointments, you can’t afford to overlook a boiler service.

This can all be managed for you, to deadline and with all documentation and certificates also provided for your records.

This will help you meet your insurance and public liability standards.

Room Refresh & Refurbishments

Trends change, or the décor of your property needs a refresh … this is can be a challenge!

Interior styling of a room can be daunting, and it is very easy to get wrong!

As well as getting ‘tired’ very quickly, room décor also needs to appeal to returning guests.

It also shows your customers that you are investing in the property if you regularly refresh the décor or go for a partial or full refurb.

Help with this could be just a phone call away.

Security Checks and Property Maintenance

The curb appeal of a holiday let is very important.

Faded, cracked paintwork, moss covered drives and dirty windows give a poor first impression.

Yet you can’t be there all the time, so let the holiday venue management company do this for you.

And security is everything and regular property checks will help, including emergency call outs.


Let Vista Retreats Help You!

With three decades in the industry, our team has the expertise, the insider knowledge and the dedication you need.

With second to none knowledge of the sector, the benefits are huge!

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