Simply Owners use a variety of channels to acquire visitors to property listings, including paid advertising, search engine ranking optimisation and social media. Simply Owners is gaining increased brand recognition amongst holidaymakers as the best site to discover holiday accommodation around the world without having to pay extortionate fees.
Any holidaymaker can request your details to speak with you directly. Holidaymakers can provide email addresses or phone numbers if you wish to contact them back. We consider you to be the best person to discuss matters with prospective holidaymakers.
We do not interfere with payments between holidaymakers and homeowners. Holidaymakers book directly with you, so you receive deposits and balances when they are paid.
We charge an annual subscription of £249 plus VAT and that’s it. No other costs for either holiday homeowners or holidaymakers.
You are in control of every aspect of the booking. Not only can you decide exactly how you run your holiday home, you can also provide a more personal service with your interactions with potential holidaymakers.
Yes, but we reserve the right to restrict the number of properties an owner has in a particular area in order to be fair to all our customers.
You don't need a special licence to advertise on Simply Owners, but you must ensure your holiday home is operated within the law of where it is situated. This may include licences to run a property as a holiday home.
Each listing has a management console to edit and update all property details.
We do not currently operate an online booking platform. Holidaymakers must book directly with you, this may be your own online platform. We have done this because we want holidaymakers and home owners to benefit from direct bookings. No high fees for holidaymakers, and complete control for owners.
When you respond to holidaymakers, and take those enquiries to email, you must be aware of phishing attempts. Don't click links in emails from holidaymakers. Don't enter or share Simply Owners account details except on the login form on simplyowners.net.
Simply Owners has numerous systems in place to mitigate and deter spammers and scammers.
Unfortunately a scammer can pose convincingly as a legitimate holidaymaker and then further down the line try to enact a scam. The main fraud homeowners need to be aware of is called "cheque overpayment fraud".
A renter submits a cheque for more than the required rental fee. They claim the over-payment was an accident and request a cheque to refund the difference. As requested, you write a cheque for the difference between the rental fee and the overpaid amount. The renter deposits your cheque, but their cheque bounces. If a renter sends a cheque for more than the rental amount, rip up the cheque and request that the renter sends a new one for the correct amount.
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