"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