Isle of Wight Holiday Letting Owner Services –
Housekeeping/Cleaning, Caretaking & Property Maintenance, Photography & help for start-ups
Join our West Wight Cottages portfolio
Focusing on West Wight (villages of Brighstone, Shorwell, Yafford, Calbourne, Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell and surrounding countryside) we are on the look out for quality, character Isle of Wight holiday cottages to add to our select portfolio for 2018. We specialise in helping new start-ups and can put a bespoke advertising package together to meet the needs of your particular Isle of Wight holiday cottage so please contact us to see what we can do for you. We are especially keen to add an Isle of Wight holiday cottage in the Freshwater Bay or Totland Bay area to our portfolio. Even if your holiday cottage is outside of West Wight you may be interested in some of our services – see below.
We take care of all the marketing, bookings and reviews for your Isle of Wight holiday home and work with our partners Visit Isle of Wight, Owners Direct/HomeAway, HolidayLettings/TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Red Funnel so your property features high on search engines and feedback captured from your guests – see our track record of capturing high quality feedback. We will do our best to optimise the letting potential of your Isle of Wight holiday cottage (and we are already busy handling enquiries all the way into 2019!). We take a commission charge from each customer booking as a contribution to the cost of hosting your Isle of Wight holiday home on our partner websites, managing your bookings and arranging ferries for your guests. We don’t charge a registration fee and we are not VAT registered.
We do not restrict the number of days for your own personal use. We know how precious your Isle of Wight holiday home is to you so use it as much as you wish. We only ask that you notify us in advance when you want to use it so that we can make it unavailable to prospective guests.
We are also listed with:
- Visit Isle of Wight
- Owners Direct / HomeAway (Premier Partner)
- HolidayLettings / TripAdvisor
- Red Funnel Holidays
- Beds for Cyclists
- Visit England
Bookings – We manage bookings on your behalf. This starts with responding to enquiries 24/7, taking & notifying you of bookings, collecting payment (deposit & balance payments), booking ferries at discounted rates, providing guests with information about your Isle of Wight holiday cottage / directions etc., providing you with a monthly account statement and prompt payment following each guests’ arrival. With a small portfolio and local island knowledge we can provide a personal response and we see most enquiries translate into bookings.
New to holiday letting?
We are happy to share our experience and local island network (ask for our Owner guide and what we can do for you, even if you are outside of West Wight). We can advise on choosing your Isle of Wight holiday cottage – we know what kind of properties work and we know the Isle of Wight villages and countryside very well.
We have the knowledge and time to help you set up your Isle of Wight cottage for holiday letting (free if you join our West Wight Cottages portfolio, ask about our charges if your Isle of Wight holiday cottage is elsewhere). We can take photos (including wide angle), advise on the regulations to which you must comply and can advise or perform your fire risk assessment, electrical safety check/PAT testing or access statement. We can also recommend or provide (at extra cost) the support services you will need – housekeeping (cleaning & laundry), caretaking, gardening, general maintenance etc (Steve is a fully qualified plumber and is happy to be called out when needed!). We know how to get a quality rating and how to maximise your sustainability offering. Most of all we know how to look after your guests so that they return year after year!
Note we only provide these services for holiday cottages that advertise with us – we do not offer a standalone housekeeping service.
Live on the mainland? We know what it is like to be in this position (having experienced this ourselves in the past) and the challenges this presents. We are happy to share island news, connect you into our Isle of Wight holiday cottage network and be your representative with Visit Isle of Wight, Chamber of Commerce, Ferry Forums, Self Catering Association etc.
We are proud to partner with
Oven Wizards (Isle of Wight)
If you are interested, especially if you have an Isle of Wight holiday cottage in Freshwater or Totland Bay, then please get in touch. Owner reference available.