Rent your home for Summer for Maximum Return

Take away the stress and let us manage it all for you.

Where to Begin?

If you are interested renting your home for summer, now is the perfect time to start.  Start with actionable things to you can do now. We can recommend stylists, gardneners, or other trades if any of these 13 tasks are too overwhelming.

12 Easy Ways to Prepare your Home for Summer Rental

1. Declutter

Neutral, uncluttered spaces are optimal for holiday rental properties. Remove all personal items to create clean, minimal, neutral spaces

2. Clean

Your property has to be immaculately clean, top to bottom, inside and out. A deep spring clean is in order. 

3. Styling

Beautifully styled and well presented homes photograph beautifully. As guests cannot inspect your home, the images and presentation is how they choose your property over the next one. In order to receive maximum return for your holiday rental, great styling is paramount. Our team of property stylists can guide you if you are out of your depth.

4. The Garden

Prune, weed, trim, hedge, mow, mulch, clean out the gutters, get rid of cobwebs etc. If the task is too daunting, tackle the manageable things and book a gardener for the bigger jobs. We can recommend a few great gardeners/landscapers if you would like a referral.

5. Finish Incomplete Projects

Last little bit of painting? Skirting boards need to be put on? Retaining wall needs to be finished? Completing these odd jobs really makes your home shine.

6. Update Home Insurance

Check your current policy as your standard house insurance may not cover short term rentals.

7. Local Council Registration

Local council registration and Displayable Code of Conduct, letters to neighbours etc. Local council laws have changed to protect the community so you need to register with the Shire.  It’s as simple as filling in online form. We can send the link if you need assistance.

8. Compile Welcome Booklet

Your guests won’t know how the appliances in your home works, so a welcome booklet is the recommended place to store all handy information. Write notes on how to use the TV, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, BBQ, washing machine, air conditioning, and other necessary information including bin night, and the all important Wi-Fi password. Adding menus from local restaurants, and your recommendations of things to do is a nice touch. We have templates you can use, The council ‘displayable code of Conduct’  are to be added, and our ‘Mornington Peninsula things to do’ pages complete your welcome booklet. 

9. Online Shopping

How many guests will stay in your house? For example, if you have a five bedroom home that sleeps 10, you must have enough cutlery, crockery, glasses etc – 10 of everything. Is your home suitable for families and kid friendly? You also need to supply plasticware for small kids. Games too if you like. If you don’t have all that is required, now is a great time to do some online shopping. 

10. Linen or a Linen Service?

We recommend a linen service for all of your requirements. Hotel quality sheets, doona covers, towels, bath mats, etc are rented ‘per day’ of the duration of the guests stay. As part of our service, we organise the linen and cleaners, ensuring your property is immaculately clean and well presented as guests expectations are now higher than ever. 

11. Security

To ensure your property is safe and secure for both you and your guests, there are many options to explore including keys, keyless entry, swipe cards, gate and garage remote controls etc.

12. Cleaner

Funnily (or not), one of the biggest challenges for holiday renters and property managers is finding great, reliable and punctual cleaners. If you have one you love, keep them!! We add a mandatory cleaning fee into the rental price the guest pays for. A deep clean of the property before peak season begins is a must. Vacuuming in, under and around couches and beds, dusting all blinds, window sills, behind doors, cleaning door tracks, ovens, toasters, microwaves, bbq’s. Windows cleaned inside and out, all cupboards decluttered and wiped  inside. Your home must be cleaned from top to bottom, ensuring your home is immaculately clean and ready for guests.

Now for the Hard Part. We Make it Easy

Renting your home can be very stressful. How do you find suitable guests, what about contracts, bond, terms and conditions, price? What if there’s a problem? You can’t go away unless you have someone reliable to look after it all for you. That’s where we come in.

13 Easy ways to prepare your home for summer rental

Luxury Peninsula Escapes

We specialise in matching families looking for luxurious accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula with resort style luxury homes like yours. We also take care of all logistics including council licences, rental contracts, terms and conditions and bond. 

Why Choose Us?

We have a thorough selection process and screen every potential enquiry to ensure the right clients will stay at your property. we have a strict no parties, events or weddings policy to ensure only the right guests stay at your property.

Our Personal Approach Sets Us Apart.

We go above and beyond the standard ‘booking agent’ and add that extra level of service often lacking.



  1. We screen all guests to ensure they are the right fit for your home. Generally we only accept family groups, extended families or two families wanting to share a holiday together.

  2. Guest contact before, during and after their stay

  3. Guest communication including signing the contract, terms and conditions, ID, and answering questions they have.

  4. Management of all payments including incoming rental and bonds, outgoing cleaning and linen, and owner payments  via our accounting software and trust account.

  5. Co-ordination of everything including guest arrival and departure, cleaners and linen service to ensure everything is ready and immaculate, and changeovers runs smoothly.

  6. Departure procedures for the guests, and Exit checks . We see this as a mandatory element to ensure your property is left in good condition, and that we can release the bond back to the guests. Unfortunately most companies do not offer this service. 

Social Media Marketing

Love or hate it, social media works. We post regularly across the main social media channels and ‘boost posts’ when needed to assist with maximum bookings for your property, during peak season as well as off peak and shoulder. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch. 1800 333 807

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