Services for Holiday Cottage Owners
Current and future owners, this page will help.
My Favourite Holiday Cottages is managed by My Holiday Marketing and is just one of the services we offer for holiday property owners who want an easier and more profitable life in marketing and managing their properties.
We only work with owners who have their own websites (or who want their own website) and, as owners ourselves, we are committed to a personal service approach.
Services at a Glance
Who we are
- Specialists in advertising individual properties and managing bookings for owners through their own website (not an agency website) and at a fraction of the commission charged by agencies.
See our Complete Cottage Marketing service.
- Experts at designing impressively high quality websites for holiday homes.
See our Premium Website Designs service.
- Advisors for new holiday property owners for every stage of bringing a property to market, from location to attracting bookings.
- Service providers for people interested in marketing their own homes for the summer holidays - or other short periods.
See our Summer Lettings service
"We really like My Favourite Holiday Marketing and their approach to working for us as owners. They're very different to traditional agencies. It's like having our own marketing manager and we've certainly had plenty of bookings this year!" says owner Debbie Robertson-Bond of luxury Abscott Cottage, in Shirwell.
Adrian Hill from North Hill Cottages near Barnstaple recently said, "Having seen how a properly designed website from My Favourite Holiday Marketing can significantly increase my holiday bookings, I would thoroughly recommend owners taking the plunge."
If you are a committed owner who wants to:
- Rent out more weeks
- Pay less agency fees (from as little as 15% + VAT commission on all bookings)
- Offer your guests a personal service WITHOUT any more work
Give us a call (0845 680 5431) or drop us an email to see how we could cut costs AND improve your business - absolutely no strings attached.
"To date I have had forty weeks of bookings, and, at less than half the commission rate I paid to my previous agents, I'm enjoying my best ever year of rentals. I do like My Holiday Marketing's personal service and the fact that I get paid shortly after a guest pays, rather than having to wait until after the booking has taken place. Top Marks all round!" Jenny Hill owner of Devon Beach Court
Call Harry Roberts or Rick Bond on 0845 680 5431 to find out more about how we can help you achieve more bookings or email us now.
Complete Cottage Marketing
We'll market your cottage and manage your bookings for a commission rate of as little as 15% + VAT.
We'll promote your website and use online advertising to generate enquiries. What's more we'll match your advertising budget £ for £ (up to £300 in the first year). We use a database of hundreds of holiday property directory sites and will match your property's website with the ones most suitable for your target market.
You'll get to know your marketing manager personally and you'll be paid within 14 days of a reservation being received.
Because we use your website, you'll not be competing with thousands of other properties on a traditional agency website.
We also offer an all-inclusive package, with a fully optimised 12+ page Premium website included for free, with an increased commission rate of 20% + VAT.
Premium Website Designs
Be found. Be seen. Be there!
We've learnt over the years how a holiday property website should tell its story so that the happy ending is a booking. We'll create an individual, properly optimised website designed to please Google and its fellow search engines. It'll also be designed to wow your potential guests, (always a good start we think) and persuade them to hit the book now button.
Premium sites include:
- 12+ pages
- A 1-day professional photographic shoot of your property
- Home page slide show of your key images
- Full search engine optimisation testing for key search phrases and updates
- Availability calendar
- Your first two year's domain registration on a.co.uk address
- One edit page to allow you to update your calendar, rental charges, testimonials and special offers.
- Registration with all main search engines
- Optional - Website hosting for £5.99 + VAT per month
You'll also benefit from a free listing on My Favourites site (worth £48)
"We approached My Holiday Marketing because we wanted to explore the possibility of having our own website for our holiday house. They have made the whole process very straightforward and their deep understanding of the industry has been invaluable. We know from our own experience that a poor website puts people off which is why we have not had one in the past. We now have a site that we are very proud of and cant wait to direct potential clients to our own site with the uplift in bookings being very welcome! This is a service that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who wants a simple, professional way to increase bookings." J. Hydleman, Lavender House, Devon
Let your House or Cottage for the holidays!
Make money from your biggest asset.
Are you a property owner living near the beach, in the country or close to the heart of a popular tourist city like York or Bath? Then take advantage of your biggest asset, your home, without having to sell it and rent it to visitors over the peak summer season.
Moving out of the family home can seem daunting, however the rental potential from the peak 6 - 8 week summer period could be just the financial boost you need to afford life's little luxuries for the rest of the year.
My Holiday Marketing has developed a complete package for owners to simplify the process of renting your property during the peak summer period, inventory and website design to booking management. In fact once you have your website sorted you could rent your house out at any time, hit the beach for a few weeks and let the rent pay for your trip!
Contact us to find out if your property has holiday let potential during the peak season, what is involved in letting it out and how we can help.
Setting up a holiday cottage business is exciting. It can also be stressful with the path to success lined with potential potholes that can see you waste a lot of time and money. So, if you're thinking of buying or converting a property for holiday lettings, or just want an expert opinion on your marketing strategy, take a short cut!
We have years of expertise and hindsight to put at your disposal. We've learnt a lot from managing our own properties - and even more from working with other property owners, whether its advice on refurbishment options, drafting an owner-booker contract or the development of a marketing and advertising plan - we can help.
Give your website real wow factor. Stand way out in front of the crowd with a portfolio of property photographs from our award-winning photographer. We'll arrange a one-day professional shoot of your property's interior and exterior for you to use on your website and any other literature you use. We'll also give you top tips on how to get the best out of your very own 'shoot'.
A 1-day shoot and a complete disk of all images are yours for just £400 + VAT plus travel.
NB: The cost of photography is already included in the Premium site package.
E-mail us for more information on any service here
Alternatively, pick up the phone. Call Harry Roberts or Rick Bond on 0845 680 5431 to find out more about how we can help you achieve more bookings.