Because you’re renting out your home through a third party, you have to pay letting fee. The percentage of the letting fee depends on the country you live in and the kind of property you want to rent out. It can range between 10% and 25%. The letting fee you pay is used for the following:
Together we determine the basic price for your holiday home in advance. This is based on various factors. If your holiday home offers special facilities, such as a swimming pool, whirlpool bath or a large garden, you can ask for more. Belvilla has access to the prices of 50K houses and can determine the right price based on this information. We do this on the basis of similar houses in the closest possible surroundings.
In addition, Belvilla works with dynamic pricing. This means that we allow the price to rise and fall variably - to a certain extent agreed in advance - depending on market demand. A large event, for example, can cause the price to rise sharply and it's nice if you can go along with that and get the optimal rental price.
When you list your property on Belvilla we need some information on your property. We need:
Belvilla can arrange everything for you. From advertising to the cleaning of your home and from receiving guests to the complete rental administration. You can access everything via your personal online account 'My Belvilla'.
If you would like to receive guests yourself, then that is also possible of course. Make sure that your house is always tidy and has freshly made beds. Do take away too personal items, such as photos and clothing. A good first impression is very important. Also make sure there is enough coffee and tea in the kitchen and that there are enough toiletries available. You can also welcome your guests with a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates to give them a warm welcome.
Are you unable to welcome your guests or clean the house after each stay? Then you can choose to have a caretaker take care of all this. You can search for them yourself or ask Belvilla to take over. We offer professional management services called Property Management Services.
Make sure your guests know how to check in, especially if you can't receive your guests in person. They will then be able to see in the accommodation ticket how to get in after their arrival. It is useful to be available in such cases, should they have a problem or make sure that the caretaker can let them in.
Checking out is usually easier than checking in. If you cannot be there yourself, make sure your guests know what time to check out and where to leave the key.