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The Definitive guide to Holiday Let Success | Vacation Rental | Short Stay | Increase Bookings | Reduce Costs | Save Time | From interviews with industry experts and successful holiday home owners to useful and useable ideas, resources and discussion. If you love your Vacation Rental | Holiday Let | Serviced Accommodation and want to get the best out of it, then tune in! Every holiday home owner has the same battles, learning curves and worries whilst striving to build their holiday let business to be the best that it can be-from weeks rented and increasing income to the all important guest experience. So we're here to talk. About any and every aspect of the holiday let | serviced accommodation| holiday rental | bookings world. If it affects you. If it affects your property. If it affects your bottom line. If it affects your guests. We'll talk about it! Come and connect with us at for show notes, free resources, tutorials, videos and downloads. Your Holiday Let Success awaits!

Are you still in 2 minds about whether or not to get a photographer in to show your holiday let | vacation rental off to it's absolute best?

Even though you know it could make a big difference to your business and the bookings you attract? I totally understand, it feels like a big spend, it feels like a lot of work to stage your place, how can you be sure it'll make a difference?

This may well be the solution!

Shootstay - Trade the open dates of your vacation home | holiday home for great professional photos or videos for free.

It's simple, straightforward and free.

Created by John McElligot, a professional photographer and lover of vacation homes, he noticed that not all properties had great photos and started asking what would make photography more accessible for owners and he found the solution in Shootstay!

Direct download: Ep_018_Shootstay.mp3
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Join me as I chat to Tony Raynor. Tony and his wife, Alison, bought and renovated Windermere Cottage in the Lake District here in the UK.


Windermere Cottage opened for bookings in February of 2014 and has been fully booked ever since.


Tony shares:


* Their biggest mistakes

* Their biggest successes

* Their marketing strategy

* Their social media strategy

* How they've used videography

* Research and how important this step has been in their rise to success


Read all about it and get in touch with Tony via


Direct download: HLS2001720Tony20Raynor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

Gareth K Thomas of Reserve Apartments joins us today to share his knowledge and expertise on the front line, specialising in apartment lettings in the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas of the UK.


He shares:

*5 Key elements of your Holiday Let website

*5 Key elements of your Holiday let  Listing 

*How feedback has helped their business evolve and serve their guests

*Personal contact and it's importance


Learn all this and more is this episode over at


Direct download: HLS_Ep16_Gareth_K_Thomas_Reserve.mp3
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I'm hugely honoured to be joined by Thibault Masson, who is an extremely successful holiday home owner. He has focused solely on his vacation rental business full time since 2013, but he has been in the business for 17 years.

Thibault shares:

  • His biggest failure in the vacation rental business
  • His biggest success vacation rental business 
  • Where he gets the most success in advertising his vacation rental
  • The importance of relationships with other businesses where there may be an opportunity to refer
  • How being honest with your guest on the suitability of your place from the outset could lead to your best reviews ever
  • How he got lots of PR, his villa has been featured extensively in the French media - Interiors magazine ‘Hotel & Lodge, Gay mag ‘Tetu’ and the blog ‘Cote Maison’
Direct download: HLS_ep_015_Tibo_Masson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Today I welcome Ian Woolley from HLS Solutions, he joins us for a second time to introduce more services that benefit Holiday Home Owners | Vacation Rental Owners, their free advertising platform 'Holiday Letting Finder'  and the lettings agreements they have produced.

Listen in and learn how to get involved, access that big marketing budget and protect yourself and your business with the right agreements here:


Direct download: HLS_Ep014_Ian_Woolley_edt.mp3
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I'm a huge fan of systematising the running of your holiday let property, it's the fundamentals of any business and your holiday let property is a business too, and you are a business owner. I want you to enjoy your holiday let business, and implementing systems will help you to get to enjoyment as you'll know what is going on and when as well as who is doing each task at any given moment! Here's the basic list taken from my Maintenance system that I use in my holiday let property, here's to happy winters!

Listen in now at

Direct download: HLS_AB_02_How_to_Winter_Proof_Your_Property.mp3
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