While the concept of letting private homes to holidaymakers has existed in Europe and North America for many years; it has been slow to take off in Australia – that was until now.
Since going live in July 2008, Letyourself.com.au has already secured a vast selection of homes and apartments for vacation leasing.
According to Martin Chalmers, creator and owner of Letyourself.com.au, the holiday rental market has been quick to embrace the new site.
“Homeowners love the international exposure their short-term holiday rental properties receive, while for holidaymakers the simplicity of the site’s functionality and diversity of listings is unparalleled
From the sandy beaches of Queensland to the snow fields of Victoria, Sydney Harbour, the South Australian wine region, the Outback and Tasmania; Letyourself.com.au provides holiday homeowners with a quick and cost effective means of generating bookings, and travellers with a trusted source for finding short-term, quality rental properties.
Mr Chalmers, who has an extensive background in international hotels, sales and marketing and Real Estate, attributes his combined experiences in these sectors to the early success of the site.
“We wanted to create a site that would allow travellers to find their ideal holiday accommodation quickly and easily, while giving homeowners the opportunity to advertise their short-term holiday rental properties on an attractive, high speed global platform with powerful search engine functionality.”
In addition to having the power to negotiate the best possible rates direct with the owner, a key attraction of Letyourself.com.au with holidaymakers is that they get to enjoy a more authentic and localised experience when staying in someone’s home, as opposed to the isolated and sterile feel of a typical hotel room.
“Private holiday homes and apartments have their own personality and offer an instant sense of welcoming”.
For property owners the opportunity to expose their homes and apartments to an international audience, and deal directly with potential holidaymakers is also highly appealing.
Holiday house owners and agents are able to negotiate availability and rates on an individual basis, which works well for prospective guests as well.
Letyourself.com.au offers an array of benefits to holidaymakers and holiday homeowners alike:
For holidaymakers and travellers, cramped living conditions, queuing in line only to be serviced by disinterested staff and paying $7.00 for a bottle of water from the mini bar; and, where the only thing unique about your accommodation is the number on the door; Letyourself.com.au is the alternative.
Holiday rental properties listed on Letyourself.com.au offer a diverse level of architecture, interior decor and space options, with a majority located in prime geographical and tourism locations. Many are pet friendly and include little extras such as bicycles, video game consoles and the like.
Perhaps the real beauty of Letyourself.com.au for holidaymakers is the potential to save money. By dealing directly with the holiday homeowner, Letyourself.com.au puts travellers back in the driver’s seat and gives them the ability to negotiate the best possible rates for their accommodation stays.
From cottages to castles, budget apartments to luxury villas, in the city or the country, by the beach or in the snow, Letyourself.com.au has an outstanding selection of holiday homes available to rent direct from the owners … and offers travellers genuine holiday experiences, personal service, and unique accommodation dwellings at great prices.
Holiday homeowners and agents now have an effective means of increasing valuable holiday rental income, be it on a seasonal, part, or full-time yearly basis. Letyourself.com.au puts private accommodation owners in direct contact with literally millions of prospective holidaymakers, 24 hours a day, through international online exposure and ongoing promotion and marketing.
Owners have complete control over the content of their advertisement, including photos, maps, pricing, location, property details and a live availability calendar. Updates can be easily made online at anytime and from anywhere; and, because owners are dealing direct with clients, they retain full control over who rents their property and when.
A key feature that sets Letyourself.com.au aside is its approach to pricing. Fees are “results-based”
Letyourself.com.au is committed to the development and growth of the private holiday rentals market within Australia. Through ongoing investments in technology and marketing, Letyourself.com.au will continually work to deliver exceptional value to owners, and to facilitate and promote quality holiday rentals to travellers both nationally and abroad.
Find Holiday Accommodation