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 property 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 property owners deserve a better deal when marketing your holiday property than typically paying up to 25% of your rental income in commission, agency fees and VAT to a larger, but more remote agency.
The commission payable at St Michael’s Coastal Cottages is 15% with no VAT to add on and there’s no restriction on ‘owner 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 most probably restrict the amount of time you, or your family and friends can use your own property during the year. We want to facilitate your enjoyment and actually encourage you to make the most of your seaside holiday home and stay in your own property, whilst also aiming to maximise your earning potential when the property is let out. If you employ us as an agency, we set no restrictions on what weeks or season you can or cannot stay in your property, and have no limits on private bookings for family & friends. All we ask is that your 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 hits per annum. We also advertise on the hugely popular Visit Cornwall website www.visitcornwall.com which is the most visited tourist website in Cornwall (with 4.6 million visits) as well as the Marazion Chamber of Commerce website www.marazion.info which has an impressive visitor hit rate and is regarded as a valued source information by tourists and local residents alike.
We have recently folowed the lead of other national holiday letting companies and now also advertise most of our properties on Airbnb which is proving to be an increasingly popular source of bookings. We also advertise on the following major tourism websites: uktravelandtourism.com , everystay.com , hometogo.co.uk and to tap into the European market we advertise in German language with hometogo.de. If that wern’t enough since March 2019 we now also advertise through homeaway.co.uk which links into over 100 other websites advertising holiday properties across the globe. These include well known national search platforms such as Trivago, and Expedia plus international holiday sites such as VRBO in the USA & Canada, FeWo-direkt in Germany, Abritel in France, Travelmob in the far East and Stayz in Australia.
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 to engage with discerning holiday makers wishing to stay in Marazion or visit St Michael’s Mount to ensure maximum occupancy rates for your property: Check out https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelscoastalcottages , https://twitter.com/HolidayMarazion & http://www.stmichaelscoastalcottages.com/instagram/
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, we can also provide a housekeeping and changeover cleaning service, hire & laundry of towels & linen, security checks, gardening and facilitate repairs or maintenance.
Interested?....... just get in touch via our contact form, 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