Take advantage of the owner direct holiday rental boom
The boom in seasonal owner direct rentals
Owner direct holiday rentals mean significant savings on agency fees (between 30 and 40% of the rent). In an otherwise morose economic climate, this sector has experienced phenomenal growth. Use the opportunity to optimise your rental income and benefit from your customers' confidence.
MediaHols.com, European specialist for over 14 years
MediaHols.com has specialised in owner direct holiday rentals since 2002, and is well-known as a market leader in the sector.
No unfair competition from professionals
Some professionals use unfair tactics to artificially lower rental prices:
Prices calculated per person, based on maximum occupancy
'Processing fees' not included in price
Equipment included as an option
These methods result in unfair competition for private owners who offer all-inclusive rates. That's why the MediaHols.com service is reserved for owner direct rentals only.
Customers loyal to owner direct rentals
Over the past 10 years MediaHols.com has built up an ever-growing customer base, with guests enjoying the advantages of owner direct rentals, confident in the site's commitment to high standards.
A million rental enquiries a year!
In 2012, MediaHols.com generated a million rental enquiries for our owners, worth around 250 million euros in rent. The annual number of rental requests has risen steadily since the site was first launched.
Growth in MediaHols enquiries since 2005
It's crucial to reach foreign customers to avoid the concentration of bookings during school holiday periods. Around 1/3 of enquiries sent to owners who rent their property through MediaHols.com come from abroad.
This international demand comes from the MediaHols.com network sites and foreign publishing partnerships.
Your ad is translated automatically and free of charge in real time whenever a foreign visitor views it. You can also translate it manually.
Some websites take between 9 and 20% commission from both the owner and the customer, significantly reducing your rental income.
MediaHols.com takes absolutely NO commission. Ads cost between £69 and £99, and this includes Guaranteed Results, international publication and other services.
Our owner members keep virtually all their rental income.
Fill your calendar for the whole season!
With MediaHols.com, you can rent throughout the season thanks to:
Very high demand
Access to foreign customers to boost your guest rate outside the school holidays
Ads published all year round (1/4 of all rental requests are made in low season)
An all-inclusive annual fee
The price is all inclusive and includes wide international coverage (+33 % of requests), the SMS text messaging option, iPhone app, automatic translation of your ad, a mini-site, 3D bird's-eye-view, etc.
Protection against unfair reviews
The risk of guests posting unfair reviews
Reviews posted by the guests about rentals are not always entirely objective. The weather, snow conditions and other external factors that upset holiday makers' expectations can have an impact on how they feel about the rental.
In the event of a clash between the guest and the owner, posting a negative review may be a way for the renter to put pressure on the owner, or even to get revenge. Fortunately, this doesn’t happen very often, but it can happen and needs to be taken into account, as once a negative review has been posted it is very difficult or even impossible to delete it. And sometimes just one negative comment is all it takes to drastically reduce the number of rental queries.
MediaHols protects you against poor or unfair reviews
To avoid poor or unfair reviews being published while protecting and informing potential guests, MediaHols has introduced the following system:
Negative reviews about the holiday let are not published.
However, they are systematically investigated to check:
the objectiveness of the review,
whether the complaints made about the rental are well-founded.
If complaints made about the rental turn out to be based on fact, the rental in question may be subject to a MediaHols “Quality Information” rider, which may be removed at a later date and at the owner’s request if the problems identified have been corrected.
Your security is our priority
Secure mailbox and protected e-mail address
The internal mailbox means your e-mail address remains secure. It is linked to the ScamSentry™ system that provides an effective solution against spam and fraud.
Security+, a free service to protect your account
The "Security+" service makes it impossible for your account to be hacked, even if your login has been compromised. This service is free.
Regular updates on internet security issues
MediaHols.com posts regular updates on internet security issues and offers advice on how to surf the web and rent in complete safety.
Why MediaHols is better
An efficient and fast-response customer service
Our customer service is highly acclaimed by our members:
Dedicated email address with automatic identification
Fast response (often the same day)
96% of our members say they get a satisfactory answer to their query
Manage your holiday let via your mobile phone
Why lose out on one or several weeks rent when you're on holiday, away for the weekend or just because you're not next to your computer?
Free of charge on MediaHols.com:
An "SMS text message alert" option to get all queries in real time, with the potential guests' contact details
A mobile version of your management interface to keep you updated on queries, reply to your guests, etc.
Synchronise your calendar with other websites
If you have ads on several holiday rental websites, you can automatically synchronise your bookings calendar MediaHols with websites that are compatible with Google Calendar, or automatically export your calendar to the other sites in iCal format. More information on how to synchronise your calendars.
Sites not compatible with Google Calendar
Sites compatible with Google Calendar
Rent paid directly into your bank account!
From 2015, if you so wish, your guests can pay you directly online by bank card via a secure payment platform, specifically designed for owner direct holiday rentals. The rent will automatically be paid into your bank account and you will be kept informed of confirmations and transactions in real time
Enhance your personal website.
If you publish an ad for your holiday rental on your own website, you can add the map, the calendar and the 3D bird's-eye view from MediaHols.com.
If you don't have your own website, but would like a stand-alone sales support to send your rental offer to all of your contacts, MediaHols.com automatically offers you an independant mini website that includes all your ad features (map, calendar, 3D bird's-eye view, standard contract, etc.). E.g.
Take advantage of the owner community.
Would you like to exchange your property in the mountains for a rental by the sea, get advice on managing your rental, or find a service provider who can be there for arrivals? Our dedicated private forums give you the chance to discuss all this and more with the MediaHols.com owner community.
Data confidentiality and security
Personal details of owners and renters alike are strictly confidential. They are NEVER published, passed on or sold to a third party.