Five Reasons To Rent Out Your Holiday Home

12th January 2018

There’s a lot to consider when deciding whether to open your holiday home to guests!

Luckily, we deal with this stuff every day, it’s our jam.

At MajorDomo, we offer a boutique holiday home management service that specialises in the short-term luxury rental market in Queenstown, Wanaka and around New Zealand. We have an experienced, perfectionist team with eyes attuned to detail and manage a portfolio of mid- to high-end properties, covering every aspect from fit out, property management, sales, marketing and guest relations.

We’ve provided some of our insights below that will hopefully help you in answering the question: “Should we rent out our holiday home?”

1.    Visit your holiday home whenever you wish

There’s no need to worry about not being able to use your holiday home. Even though your home will be available for guest bookings, you can always block out the dates when you’d like to stay! Best of both worlds, right?

We ensure that MajorDomo villas are ready not only for guest visits, but for your own stays too! We can arrange for the property to be cleaned, lawn mowed, linen and toiletries prepared…the whole shebang. You can kick start your own holiday from the moment you arrive without worrying about tending to the property.

2.    Houses like to be used

Homes appreciate being loved and used! Houses left empty for long periods often experience niggly issues – fridges need to be opened, cupboards aired, appliances checked etc.

When you use our MajorDomo holiday home management service, our property managers and contractors will frequently visit your home, ensuring it’s secure, maintained and spick and span.

3.    It can actually be more secure!

If you use our expert services, we provide a higher level of security than if you were to list your holiday home yourself on, for example, Airbnb. We’re incredibly stringent on the level of cleanliness and security before and after guest stays. We meet and greet guests on arrival at your property and show them how everything works and let them know exactly what they can and can’t do.

Properties left vacant for extended periods can lend themselves to attracting unwanted attention. When there are guests and property managers more frequently at the property it looks lived in.

4.    It doesn’t have to be hard work

With our complete holiday home management service, you don’t have to worry about preparing your property for guests, reservations, marketing, meeting guests at the property, securing the property after guests check-out etc. Nor do you have to worry about organising things like gardeners, plumbers or gas – we take care of everything.

All you have to do is let us know when you’ll be taking your own holidays each year. Easy peasy.

5.    Cover the costs of your holiday home

By renting out your holiday home for short term stays you open-up the opportunity to earn rental income and cover the costs of your home, or better yet, make a profit. This may be useful to help with any mortgages, retirement savings, children’s education or fund your next holiday.

There you have it – five reasons to share your beautiful holiday home with guests.

At MajorDomo, we offer a comprehensive boutique property management service for holiday homes in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand. We have years of experience in the industry and manage an exclusive portfolio of villas. With specialists in sales and reservations, marketing and property management, we’re ready to work with your special home and deliver the best guest experiences while maximising your returns and acting in your best interests.

If you’re thinking about renting out your holiday home, please feel free to ask us any questions about the process, we’d be more than happy to help. | +64 3 442 0502

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