Why Use It For Short-Term Rentals & Lettings?
Firstly, what is Airbnb/Short Lets/Holiday Lets/Serviced Accommodation & How does it work?
Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay.
Now, millions of hosts and travelers choose to use Airbnb so they can list their space and book unique accommodation anywhere in the world.
Since the company launched in 2008, It has hosted 400 million guests last year helping them find a place to stay. Currently lists a staggering 800,000+ properties in 34,000 cities across 90 different countries.
How does it work?
Airbnb is an online marketplace which lets people, or hosts like us rent out their properties to guests such as local travellers, workers, business travellers and more! There reach is amazing as Airbnb spend millions on marketing, so this saves us money trying to market the property when we can ultise Airbnb, Booking.com, TripAdvisor and various other platforms. Airbnb takes a new 15% + VAT commission of every booking from hosts.
But when we list a property, we always price up 15% + VAT so that the Airbnb fee is paid via the guest or traveller booking!
There’s a criteria list for each property such as the things below:
Shared room to an entire house
Photos of the property
Full map listing
and much more!
Airbnb helps make sharing easy, enjoyable, and safe. They offer host protection which is short is, if a guest was to accidentally damage a chair or table, Airbnb will payout for it!
Airbnb verifies personal profiles and listings and so do we, guest vetting is included in our Management Plan.
There’s also a smart messaging system so we can communicate with guests and a secure trusted platform to collect and transfer payments.
What we do Better
Being a small team, we are easily able to manage your property because we can keep a closer eye on your property. We have cameras set-up when you onboard with us and also a sound alarm. As technologies advance so do we. We can decline guests who we think are not the correct fit.
Thus making sure your property is looked after and kept in tip-top condition.
But the main thing we do better than any other company is we create custom Guest Guidebooks for all our properties for every guest that books, we also give them a custom online entry instructions to enter your property without the hassle of communication. Not forgetting guests can self check-in making the process easy!
Why Host on Airbnb?
No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to host travellers.
You’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.
Airbnb Protect Hosts
To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, in Britain and 28 other countries, hosts are protected by a £600,000 “host guarantee”, backed by Lloyd’s of London.
If you would like further insurance please let us know and we can arrange this.
Guests Are Verified
Airbnb always requires guests to provide certain information before they can make a reservation—such as a confirmed phone number and email address. For added control, you can require guests to also provide recommendations from other hosts and a verified ID.