Renting your cottage or luxury property is an excellent way to maximize the return on your investment.
However, ensuring you have quality renters using your property can be a challenging task; not to mention either cleaning the place yourself or hiring housekeepers, handing over keys, collecting funds, and other essential undertakings.
This is where professional rental firms like Jayne’s Luxury Rentals come into play.
“We take on the burden of vetting guests, taking reservations, coordinating payments, doing inspections, housekeeping, and making sure your property is well taken care of,” says Jayne McCaw, owner of Jayne’s Luxury Rentals. “Our owners know they’re in good hands when they add their rentals to our property list.”
It’s something over 250 property owners across central Ontario already know. Jayne’s Luxury Rentals features in-demand properties in Collingwood, Thornbury, Creemore, Kawarthas, Haliburton, Simcoe County, and Muskoka.
Jayne’s team develops an encyclopedic knowledge of the properties they rent. They take meticulous notes and photos to ensure items such as dishes, utensils and outdoor furniture are returned to their appropriate places when guests leave.
They also will do a deep clean before the owners return to the property. This way if there is any damage or issues, Jayne and her team can proactively address them.
Before and after each guest, the team from Jayne’s does a complete inspection – even lifting sofa cushions – to ensure everything is in tip top shape before the owners return to use their space. Then, they meet with the owners and go through the property together.
“We want to create a rewarding and seamless experience for all of our owners,” she explains.
Good guests, repeat guests
A great rental experience for all involved begins with having superb guests. Jayne’s team performs extensive screening of all their guests and encourages longer stays – even up to four weeks or longer – to minimize turnover at a property.
Finding these wonderful individuals and families has led Jayne’s Luxury Rentals to feature a 70-percent repeat guest rate, a strong indicator of the top-of-the-line service they provide.
“This gives owners peace of mind, because it will only be one party on their property during that time,” says Jayne. “As well, the guests find a familiarity with the property, which leads them to return time and again.”
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN