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.
Britannia House, Turnpike Hill, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0BZ
+44 (0)1736 711098