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If you own a property in Marazion which you currently use, or would like to rent out as a holiday cottage or apartment, we have a proposition that you might be interested in……

St Michael’s Coastal Cottages is a family owned local holiday letting business based in Marazion, specifically promoting and servicing holiday properties exclusively situated within the town of Marazion. At St Michael’s Coastal Cottages we believe that you deserve a better deal when marketing your holiday property than typically paying an annual fee and around 25% of your rental income in commission, agency fees and VAT to a larger, but more remote agency.

The commission payable with St Michael’s Coastal Cottages is 15%, with no annual fee, and no VAT to add on - and there’s no restriction on owner or friends private use at any time of the year.

The reason most people invest in a seaside holiday property isn’t purely financial. Owners usually want to enjoy staying in their own cottage with friends and family. This is actively discouraged by some of the larger agencies, whose terms may restrict the amount of time you, or your family and friends can use your own property, especially during the summer high season. We want to facilitate your enjoyment and actually encourage you to stay in your seaside holiday home as much as possible, whilst also aiming to maximise your earning potential when the property is let out. If you employ us as your letting agency, we set no restrictions on what weeks or season you can or cannot stay in your property, and have no limits (and make no admin charges) for private bookings for family & friends. All we ask is that your private stays are between the usual changeover days that you have agreed with us, so we can effectively market the cottage on your behalf when you are not there.

Our St Michaels Coastal Cottages website www.stmichaelscoastalcottages.com has over 25,000 visits per year. We also advertise through the hugely popular Visit Cornwall website (which is the most visited tourist website in Cornwall with 4.6 million visits), andt through www.marazion.info and uktravelandtourism.com.

By marketing all of our properties through homeaway.co.uk they also feature on over 100 other worldwide holiday cottage websites covering the USA and Australasia such as Vrbo, HomeAway.com, Homelidays.com, Bookabach.co.nz, & Stayz.com.au. To tap into the European market we advertise in French and German languages with Abritel.fr and FeWo-direkt.de. We have recently followed the lead of other UK holiday letting companies and now also advertise most of our properties on Airbnb, which is proving to be an increasingly popular source of bookings.

In addition to our website presence our professional Social Media sales team headed by our son Ben Elliott at www.socialwetalk.com actively manage & utilise their web based marketing skills on platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelscoastalcottages - https://twitter.com/HolidayMarazion  - http://www.stmichaelscoastalcottages.com/instagram/

We don’t produce a glossy brochure, but from time to time we do advertise in local and national print media including Country Living and Cornwall Living Magazines, and we circulate over 5,000 leaflets to tourists in Marazion each year.

For a small family based company we punch well above our weight and have an impressive reach….. and yes, we did say we charge only 15% commission.

In addition to marketing your property and handling bookings & payments, if you wish we can also provide a housekeeping and changeover cleaning service, hire & laundry of towels & linen, security checks, gardening and facilitate repairs or maintenance, etc. through our sister company Marazion Housekeeping Services.      

Interested?.......   just get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ form (below), call us for a chat, or pop-in and see Alison or Paul Elliott at Britannia House to talk things through over a cuppa. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Owner Testimonials

We have owned Carvossa for a while and we can truly say that Paul and Alison from St Michaels Coastal Cottages, have made our venture in owning a holiday cottage in Marazion remarkably easy and very successful indeed. With Alison’s attention to detail with the housekeeping and Paul being on hand with the maintenance, we can switch off and know that Carvossa is in safe hands. As well as their own fantastic website which achieves remarkable results, they obtained Airbnb Plus status for us, great achievement indeed. We can’t thank them enough. Proper job !
— James, Sarah, Gracie, Oliver and Stan the dog - Carvossa
Having had disappointing experiences in the past, we were pleased and relieved to partner with Alison and Paul! The service we receive from St Michael’s Coastal Cottages is definitely 5 star. Our cottage is kept spotlessly clean, the linen and towels are immaculate and Paul is always on hand to help us out if we have a technical problem. The special finishing touches make a real difference for our visitors. Alison and Paul go above and beyond in ensuring that our experience of letting our cottage, that we love very much, is an enjoyable one. 100% trust - can’t say more than that!
— Lynda & Tony Sagona - Chykembro
We didn’t know what to expect as new letting owners, but from a standing start some two months ago, made so much easier under Paul & Alison’s comprehensive guidance, we are fully equipped, up and running, with kind words from happy holiday-makers on record and with well over 100 days pre-booked already. We are absurdly grateful!
— Team Palmer - Pen Vista
On meeting Alison & Paul we were immediately impressed with their attention to detail and friendly, helpful natures. We have used their Marazion Housekeeping Services for over a year now & have had consistent feedback from guests about outstanding levels of cleanliness, not to mention appreciation of a proper Cornish cream tea! Any issues with breakages etc have been reported and dealt with quickly. We can’t fault them! They make running a holiday home easy!
— Dan & Holly - Sunnyside Cottage
St Michaels Coastal Cottages have managed the letting of our apartment now for several years. For peace of mind they are the best. Never had a call that something has broken or is faulty, Paul sorts it, and Alison keeps the housekeeping to the highest A1 standards. We can highly recommend them.
— David & Sylvia Gibson - The Loft
We are delighted with the high standard, excellent friendly service and eye to detail set by St Michaels Coastal Cottages resulting in a good number of bookings.
— Rob Glaze - 3 Fore Street
“Paul and Alison provide a seamless experience for both us and our guests, right from the marketing, booking process, the cream teas on arrival through to their cleaning service. We are so pleased we chose St Michael’s Coastal Cottages to manage our property.”
— Chris & Sally Bowen - Blythswood
There’s a certain sense of trepidation when handing over the keys of your family home to someone else to look after, but we could not have found a safer pair of hands. Paul and Alison have been brilliant!
— Rob & Geraldine Hyatt-Williams - Rosevean
“We’re delighted with the service provided by Marazion Housekeeping Services. It’s comforting to know that your holiday rental is in the hands of a reliable and professional business that really cares about its clients.”
— Derek & Jane Dadge - Penhale

St Michael’s Coastal Cottages have been looking after our Rosemerryn Holiday Let for many years now. We have been delighted with the services provided and its a real pleasure to know Paul and Alison.
— Alan & Maria Hearn - Rosemerryn
We have had a holiday let in Marazion for 8 years now and The Elliotts of Marazion Housekeeping Services took over the housekeeping in March 2018. They have never been less than professional and helpful in our dealings with them, no detail is too small, and their housekeeping has been the subject of some appreciative comments by both our guests and the letting agents.
— David & Richard - Gwelfor

Contact Address

Britannia House, Turnpike Hill, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0BZ

Phone

+44 (0)1736 711098

Email

admin@stmichaelscoastalcottages.com

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