Do you have a self-catering property for short-term letting?
List your cottage with Love Connemara Cottages and avail of our international expertise in tourism marketing.
Let Love Connemara Cottages take the hassle and cost of marketing and managing your cottages availability.
Contact us today by completing the form below or alternatively, by phone or email.
Phone: +353 95 30620 – Email:[email protected]
How does our service work?
You list your self-catering cottage with us for some or all of the year. We package your cottage offering so that it can be sold in our Connemara office or online through LoveConnemaraCottages.com and our many marketing channel partners.
1. Customers can book their self-catering property by booking in the following ways:
- Through the LoveConnemaraCottages.com website plus on our many other international marketing channel platforms.
- At our Connemara office located in Clifden.
- Over the phone.
2. We take payment in our office or online through our secure booking systems. You get paid on a monthly basis for your bookings.
3. We have a cancellations policy in place to protect you from cancellations and no shows.
5 Reasons Why You Should List Your Cottage With Us
1. Money Back Guarantee
We’re very confident we will sell your cottages availability but if we don’t secure any bookings for you in the first 6 months of joining us we give you a full signup and maintenance refund – simple as that.
2. Maximise Your Occupancy
By listing your cottage with us, you are including your property in our year round marketing campaigns that aim to both boost cottage revenue and overall occupancy. We run regular on-site and off-site seasonal and other promotions for periods of low occupancy. As well as being included in our marketing campaigns, we will also give you practical advice on what it takes to attract one-off and return bookings such as flexible pricing advice, the best rate and pricing category to be in along with the optimum length of stay allowed.
3. We’re Selling The Region
Repeat business is the best type of business. As our brand name suggests we just LOVE Connemara – we are marketing the region and the very best of what it offer with the aim to bring people back. By visually showcasing the region through our company websites, its events and activities we want to encourage people to come to the area, experience it and then return to experience more.
We will deliver:
- World class photography of Connemara
- Up to date details in the Connemara events calendar
- High quality articles on everything the tourist can visit, see and experience
- The ability for visitors to the area to book an experience through our website
- A physical presence with walk in service in our Connemara office
- Our catchy brand is aiming to introduce people who may already know about Connemara to consider self-catering as a quality alternative accommodation option.
4. Working with Tourism in Connemara
Customer don’t come to Connemara just to stay in a cottage – they are here to experience all Connemara has to offer. We have teamed up with the dozens of activity and experience providers around Connemara. While customers stay in a cottage, we want to add value to their stay by making it easy for them to add on an activity or discounted tourist experiences.
5. Want to Advertise Your Cottage?
We will get your cottage noticed. By listing your cottage with our agency, you will get your cottage visible straight away and save yourself the significant marketing costs as an individual cottage owner. As well as getting your own dedicated web page on LoveConnemaraCottages.com, your cottage will also be listed on the many marketing channels that we work with, at no additional listing cost to you.
Some examples are:
-Google – we list and advertise on the world’s largest search engine
-Booking.com – the largest accommodation provider in the world
-AirBnb – the fastest growing accommodation provider in the world
-Donedeal – Ireland’s most popular classified’s website
-HomeAway – A popular channel with international visitors.
-TripAdvisor – the go-to site for travellers and holiday makers.
-Tui Feirnhaus – We are the Tui Agent of choice for the Connemara region.
-Trident Holiday Homes – We are the Connemara agents for this company.
-And many, many more… we are working with new agencies and partners all of the time to ensure your rental property is seen by the largest audience possible.
10 More Reasons To List With Us
We will handle all enquiries and bookings for your cottage
By listing with us you won’t miss any potential bookings – leave the selling and administration hassle to us. We will actively sell your properties availability when you can’t, we will handle all enquiries for your property, saving you time and increasing the chances of a sale.
Professional visual presentation of your cottage
We will visit, assess and grade your cottage in person. Our team have undergone training in property grading and quality and in Health & Safety standards for We will professionally photograph your cottage inside and out. We will write up a professional description of your cottage including detailed directions to your property.
State of the art website & booking engine
We’re proud of our website and your cottage will get its own dedicated page which we will update on your request. Our online booking engine allows customers to see your prices in real time as well as live availability. Our booking engine allows you to offer short breaks, close out periods of unavailability and much more.
List with us for a long or short as you wish. We don’t want to lock you into a sole agency contract. We don’t demand exclusivity over your cottage. You will want to list with whatever agency will fill your cottage. Naturally, we only expect that you honour any bookings made during your time with us.
Full Administration & Payment Processing
We will handle all enquiries for your cottage. We handle all payment processing for your bookings such as processing of guest credit card information for deposits and balance collection. We will pay you at the start of every month, for bookings completed int he previous month, direct to your bank account. You receive monthly arrival reports – information on arriving guests by email or post and by phone for last minute bookings.
We take a prepayment charge from cottage bookers credit card in case there is any damage to your property during their stay.
Self-catering customers expect that both the home owner and Love Connemara Cottages deliver on our promise of quality. So with this in mind and because we’re local – we will conduct regular inspections of your property to both ensure a high standard along with providing you with helpful rental advice to maximise your occupancy.
Guest ‘Welcome Pack’
To help you communicate all the best your cottage and its location has to offer we provide guests with a welcome book which provides details on Connemara’s tourist attractions, suggestions on activities near your property, up-to-date events calendar, and practical house information such as how to turn on the heat, water and so on.
Guest Complaint Assessment
Love Connemara Cottages uses a robust guest complaint procedure to resolve complaints from the guest. This service includes call out to your cottage, dealing with guest about their complaint after their stay – negotiating of any necessary refunds to the owner’s advantage where applicable.
Regular Contact With You – We care.
By listing with us you will hear from us regularly. We understand that each cottage is different and each cottage owner may want to reflect their own particular cottage offers, images and so on. Don’t forget you can visit us in our office located in Clifden, Connemara and we’re also available on 5 days a week telephone support (office hours).