Island Cottage Holidays specialises in letting holiday homes and cottages since 1992 we have more than 100 carefully chosen quality cottage on our books. In 2016 we helped more than 18,000 people enjoy a self catering holiday and many of our visitors have been returning year after year to enjoy a whole range of properties.
We are always pleased to talk to you about renting your cottage. Also if you are at present looking at properties to purchase with a view to holiday rental we can offer advice on suitability for successful holiday rental. We offer free, no obligation advice and information.
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To talk to someone about letting a property or for advice on buying in order to let a property, please ring us on 01983 403377 , email us at email@example.com.
We are an established and friendly family company and specialise in cottages on the Isle of Wight. We are always interested in acquiring additional quality properties. At present we organise holidays at over 100 individually owned properties. These vary in size from small cottages for two, to large farmhouses for 12 people.
We advertise widely in order to achieve the highest number of bookings and we concentrate on providing accommodation of a high standard which encourages a high proportion of return visitors. Our advertising is directed towards couples and families looking for quality properties, in attractive surroundings, both rural and coastal. All of our cottages are graded for quality by the tourist board. We can advise you about the requirements of the tourist board assessments and will arrange for these assessments to be carried out at a preferential price. We usually accompany the tourist board officers on their visits.
We are successful in attracting visitors who are not only interested in beach holidays in the summer months, but also visitors who enjoy activities such as walking, bird watching, cycling and boating during the spring and autumn. Many visitors are also interested in properties for Christmas and New Year. We usually achieve holiday bookings in excess of 28 weeks per year. If owners wish we also arrange longer term bookings over the winter period. We particularly deal with guests working on the Isle of Wight for short periods; those house hunting or waiting for their own property to have building work completed..
In addition to our web site we have a printed colour brochure and we are always happy to send you a copy. In our brochure each cottage is given its own individual page and up to 4 photographs. We will take all the photographs for you for both our web site and brochure. We also draft out a description of your property for us both to agree. We try to assist visitors in making their choice of cottage by providing tables so that they can easily assess what is provided in each cottage e.g cots, extra beds, dishwashers, DVD’s, telephones. We also provide information so that visitors can easily define cottages in certain locations and know if pets, dogs, babies, young children and smoking is permitted.
Our excellent visibility online helps us deliver up to 51,000 visitors to our website every 30days and more than 286,000 in a year. This is archived by good web based advertising and high Google rankling.
Island Cottage is 1st place for key search terms in Google, Yahoo, Bing amongst many others. (screen cap of Google below)
At all times we do our upmost to try to ensure that we only rent your cottage to visitors who are going to respect and look after it. This means that we do go to some trouble to ensure that the makeup of the holiday party is suitable. We also hold security bonds which are held against damage and extra cleaning so that you can be recompensed in the rare circumstance of problems arising.
All of our cottage owners have access to live booking information with reports of future and past bookings. This facility allows our owners to print out important reports as well as view information about forthcoming visitors and what special requests they might have made. The system is live and always upto date so it is easy to keep track of what weeks have been booked.
Separate housekeeper logins allow cleaners or caretakers to login and see limited information about when to make up the property and whether towels or other items are needed.
We can offer you advice about obtaining public liability insurance, landlords gas certificates, fire risk assessments, electrical safety tests and the requirements of the tourist board.
We book ferries to the Isle of Wight with both Wightlink and Red Funnel and we are able to offer these ferry bookings at preferential prices to visitors when they rent a cottage. (more information about ferry booking)
Visitors make all payments for holidays in advance and cottage owners are paid the deposits and balances for holidays as they are received on a monthly basis.
We are a small company and pride ourselves on having a friendly and personal relationship with our individual cottage owners. We hope you may consider us when letting you holiday home.
Call us on 01983 403377 or complete the contact form and we will call you or email you with more information about letting your holiday home. The more information you include the more accurate we can be with potential income and the suitability for letting. (This information will be treated confidentially and not held other than to contact you in this instance)