Home owners – we give more... you pay less!
Are you looking for someone to help rent out your holiday home? If you can answer yes to the points below then we could help you fill your weeks and improve your property over the seasons. Or, if you already rent with an agent you might be interested in comparing our service with the one you have at present.
Our philosophy – for us it’s personal
At present we look after a small selection of holiday houses. We help owners with their bookings and do our best to fill all available weeks. In addition, we take care of all communication with tenants before and during their stay. We look after the cleaning and we also supply any bed linen and towels. We give feedback to owners when needed.
We've done this work for many seasons now – previously working for a villa rental company where we looked after 18 houses at one point. The problem was that it's simply not possible to give proper attention to all the houses or the tenants on such a large scale – imagine changeover days! This is one of the reasons why we think our approach is unbeatable.
Three years ago we took control of renting out our own house as well as one another that we take care of, with great success. Since then we've acquired more houses in and around the Lorgues area – mainly through word of mouth.
Our philosophy is to make sure that all the houses are prepared to a sufficiently good standard before the start of the season and that we have a good working relationship and understanding with owners in terms of preparation and any on-going maintenance. In this way we can ensure a trouble free season.
Marketing a property is of great importance to us, which is why we prepare all houses and set-up a professional photo shoot (in some cases we make a promo video). We advertise on popular websites targeting our chosen markets – Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavian. Below is a more comprehensive list of what we do:
We’re also involved in all aspects once the tenants arrive:
We also help owners with:
We live just outside Draguignan for most of the year but from June to September we're based in Lorgues, and live above Malene's small veterinary practice at 3 Place du Revelin.
We've successfully rented out our own house over the past eight seasons allowing us to make improvements year on year. It is true that you never stop spending on your house (in our experience anyway) but it feels good to be able to finance these improvements from the season's rentals.
We work as a close team of two with helpers on hand for the really busy times and after so many seasons caring for houses we feel pretty comfortable with our strategy.
If you have a property that you're thinking of renting, are looking for an alternative to your current rental agency or are interested in our ideas about how to have a successful, trouble-free rental season, then we'd be happy to arrange an informal meeting to talk about yours and our requirements.
Or telephone Malene on: 0033 (0)6 43 35 51 25
We had a Lovely stay in this beautiful house – we really lived the Good life.
The garden, the swimming pool, the market – just a few minutes [walk] to restaurants and bakery.
Phil and Malene were very kind and helpful both during the stay and before arrival.
Cathrine and Asbjørn Løve
Bastide de Sauveclare July 2017
Beautiful surroundings, nice house, comfortable rooms. We liked this house very much.
Although our vacation was early April, the weather was already very nice and we enjoyed the nice pool.
Malene and Phil were very helpful in showing the house, the garden, the pool and the other facilities.
Stefaan from Zoersel
Maison Vaussiere April, 2017
Our group of 3 couples stayed for a week in July. The house worked well for us and we particularly enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen and the lovely outdoor dining terrace. The pool area is nicely landscaped with a great outdoor kitchen and the pool itself was perfect. Malene and Phil are welcoming and helpful.
David Lloyd, UK
Un petit coin . . . July, 2017