"Simply Owners was established in 2016 because of the changes the large monopoly websites were forcing onto both holiday homeowners and holidaymakers.
I advertised my summer house on TripAdvisor’s holidaylettings.com for £49/night, it appeared on their site at £81.40/night (a 66% increase!). On Owners Direct (now VRBO), it was £54.64 (an 11% increase).
The holiday rental market was controlled by just a few companies, both owners and holidaymakers were starting to get squeezed. There was a need for a sensible provider, that simply dealt solely with real owners, that did not try to rip anyone off.
It was clear that many other holiday homeowners, like me, were not happy with losing control over renting their properties or with the charges and fees imposed on their guests."Tim Parkes, Founder
We are aware that many people are concerned about their bookings and the impact of coronavirus on their holiday.
We have received many enquiries about booking terms and conditions
Holidaymaker bookings are made directly with property owners. Each property owner will have individual cancellation policies and local coronavirus information.
Please enquire directly with the respective owners as to the current situation with any bookings.
As we receive new information and guidance from government we will update this information.
The Simply Owners Team