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Ian McAulay
Ian McAulay 5/5 7 months ago

We advertise with Holiday France Direct and several other companies. Holiday France Direct simply walks away with First Place - for the last seven years we have advertised we have received a regular flow of guests - all of which have been good. The advert itself allows you generous space for info on the property and ample photos. If we ever have a query the staff are extremely pleasant to deal with and any query is dealt with immediately. For an extremely reasonable advertising price we also get a generous discount on one return crossing plus a 20% discount for our guests which has proved to be a big incentive. You have complete control of all correspondence, arrangements and payments with your guests - their e-mail address is available at the onset.

Andrew Dunn
Andrew Dunn 5/5 7 months ago

The holiday rental market has changed a lot over the last few years with the leading players taking over their competitors, and using their near monopoly position to increase their charges to unsustainable levels, and even charging both holiday makers as well as owners. At the same time the number of bookings from these websites has dropped. Holiday France Direct stands alone in offering an excellent service at a sensible price and has dramatically improved it's performance recently. As a result, holidaymakers pay lower prices while owners receive an improved income. In addition to this, the ferry discounts offered to both guests and owners are very worthwhile. I have no hesitation in saying that Holiday France Direct offers the best holiday rental website around today.

Vanessa Rogers
Vanessa Rogers 5/5 6 months ago

It has been a delight to advertise on Holiday France Direct in comparison to some of the 'big' names in the holiday rental market who just seem to want to make money out of advertisers AND travellers alike on each booking and really don't care about either. With Holiday France Direct you receive really friendly, personal and helpful service from the Holiday France Direct team and we have received quite a few enquiries and one booking so far and we haven't been advertising with them for long. The advertising process is easy and uncomplicated and you receive incentives like a 20% reduction in Brittany Ferry bookings for yourself AND your guests, even if they haven't booked directly through Holiday France which we've happily passed on to our guests and is being used. It is so refreshing to advertise with a company who seem to really care about their customers and who are happy to provide a great and simple platform for advertising without meddling in the booking process. A win win situation!

Jane Gregory
Jane Gregory 5/5 6 months ago

Holiday France Direct is a website that enables you to book ferries to Europe and accommodation when you get there. There are a very competent service and very customer orientated. The website is easy to use and you get good information about the place you are booking. The owners of the holiday homes get a Brittany Ferries discount code for their guests to use on their ferry ticket. All in all it's a good way to sort out a holiday on the continent.

Shirley G
Shirley G 5/5 6 months ago

As owners of 2 properties in France BF005613 and BF004619 we find it one of the better online booking systems both for ourselves and holiday makers. It is good value for money and the holiday makers have a straight forward booking system and get a 20% discount off their ferry too. It is easy to update the availability calendar and if you forget you get the gentle reminders to update. The customer support deal with any queries with courtesy and are very prompt. We would definitely recommend Holiday France Direct Direct.

How to Advertise your Holiday Property: Factors to Consider

Factors to Consider

Before letting your property, there are a number of factors you'll need to consider:

Regulatory considerations

  • Are you permitted to let?
  • If your property is located on a complex, are there rules which you or your guests need to be aware of?
  • Have you got insurance cover in place for the building, contents and guests?
  • What are the tax implications of letting your property?

Is your property suitable?

  • A high standard of fittings and furnishings will not only last longer, but will be more attractive to your customers
  • Who are your target market, and what will they need?
  • Extras such as providing local information, right down to special touches like tea/coffee, flowers or chocolates on arrival and a guest book

Managing your property and pricing

  • Do you have procedures in place for responding to enquiries and bookings effectively? It's important to respond straightaway and you can save time by preparing standard paperwork. Don't forget to update your availability calendar each and every time you take a booking, even a provisional one.
  • How will you manage details such as changeover days, security deposits, emergency procedures, laundry and cleaning services and misunderstandings/complaints?
  • Is your pricing competitive with others in the area - high, mid and low season? It's vital to get your pricing right, neither too high nor too low.
  • We advise all homeowners requiring detailed guidance to seek specialist legal or tax advice.

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