Why choose Happy Holiday Homes!

  • We're not happy unless you're happy.
  • We take care of your home as if we own it.
  • We wow our guests.

Whether you currently own a holiday home, or are just taking your first steps let Happy Holiday Homes take care of things for you. Enjoy more bookings and less stress!

Great value – we hope you’ll view the Happy Holiday Homes service as paying for itself out of the increase revenue generated with the bonus of removing all the hassle for you.


We're Unique

As a specialist holiday home management company we focus on maximising your return.
  • We are small, so we try harder. Working with a big company you'll get lost in the mix - enjoy a more personal approach to business.
  • Choose travel experts, with a degree in travel and 30+ years experience in manageing some and the world's biggest travel brands.
  • Focused on providing a higher level of service. Professional holiday home management is what we do. All that we do!

Professional Marketing

Your home needs to stand out in a crowded market place and be available to as many guests worldwide as possible.
  • We insist on quality photography, so we’ve made photography complimentary for you!
  • We use premium distribution software to list you home on multiple-channels – such as Airbnb, Stayz, Etc… And we've a few tricks to get you to the top of the listings!
  • Direct bookings mean more profit – we’ve invested in a high converting website and feature on Google Vacation Rentals. See FAQs below.

Guest Service

More 5 Star reviews -> More bookings -> More 5 Star reviews -> More bookings
  • Taking care of guests is not a nine-to-five endeavour! Happy holiday homes manage inquiries from current guests and we respond to enquiries 24/7.
  • Guests demand an amazing experience, when booking, checking in, during their stay when issues arise and post stay.
  • Our attention to detail has resulted in awards of both Airbnb Superhost and VRBO (Stayz) Premier Host. This matters – it means that you will make more profit. See FAQs below.

Revenue Management

Keeping your home booked and profitable can be a juggling act and the wins really are in the detail!
  • Making sure that your home is marketed internationally – international guests stay longer and come at different times of the year.
  • Fine tune your rates and minimum length of stay to reflect demand, seasonality, competition and events. This is reviewed as it changes – which is constantly.
  • A night at your home can only be sold once – so we sell it optimally!

Local Care

Local and fast. We handle the cleaning, maintenance, restocking and inspection.
  • We provide professional cleaning services and provide third-party steam cleaned hotel quality linens. Clean home, happy guests.
  • Ensure a smooth transition between stays by restocking the property with essential supplies.
  • Inspection to make sure everything is in tip-top shape and engage trusted contractors to quick fix any maintenance issues that may arise.

Great communication

We provide all you to run a successful holiday home and are always available to have a chat!
  • Simple commission fee.
  • No upfront or onboarding costs – complimentary photography.
  • Owner portal – real time reporting about your bookings and regular monthly payouts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Operating a holiday home successfully is hard work and requires experience. Engaging a highly competent management company will pay for itself in increased utilisation and revenue.

Happy Holiday Homes is a full service holiday home management company - handling marketing, finances, guest service (pre/during/post stay), cleaning and maintenance issues on your behalf. We care for your home, you relax.

Happy Holiday Homes can help you with this process. If your place was previously registered as a holiday home, it’s a simple form. If it’s a new home or previously used as residential, it’s a more involved process involving a development application to change the land use from residential to holiday home – some homes will require a BAL (bush fire) assessment to be done as part of this process. Once this is approved then a further registration form is required to be submitted. More information can be found here - https://www.busselton.wa.gov.au/plan-and-build/holiday-homes.aspx

Happy Holiday Homes will do all the set up for you. This includes a complimentary professional photography package, all the text and creative work and marketing across Airbnb and other leading booking sites.

Airbnb recognise their top performing hosts that have consistently high ratings, quick response times and dedication to outstanding guest experience by awarding them Superhost status.

Superhost hosted homes have better visibility and are more likely to be chosen by guests. These homes average a 5% higher occupancy rates compared to homes without Superhost status.

This increased demand translates to more bookings and more revenue – how much more?

About $7,000 per year more based on our achieved average nightly rate of $400 for a three bedroom home. Insist on a Superhost!

Google Vacation Rentals is a new part of Google’s suite of travel search products, designed to help guests easily find and book accommodation through search, maps and travel options.

Happy Holiday Homes will add your home to Google Vacation Rentals. You are unable to do this yourself as Google won’t work with individual home owners. Note that not all management companies have the technology to work with Google either...

Why does it matter? Google Vacation Rentals currently do not charge any commission. So although there are still costs (technology and payment processing) these are far smaller than the commissions paid to Airbnb, Stayz, etc. Bottom line is more exposure, more bookings at low cost - so you make more profit.

The City and Busselton brought in some 'new' rules in July 2022 - most of which weren't new at all... The highlights are no guests of guests after 10pm (Happy Holiday Homes don't allow this anyway), no pets to be left unattended (or this) and some internal and external signage (which we can arrange free of charge to you).

The next phase is to insist on a response time of 12 hours to any issue - a bit pointless in our opinion, as guests and neighbours would understandably want issues solving a lot faster than that!!!

We don’t take leavers. We close all of our managed holiday homes during these few days of festivities. (Monday-Thursday nights.)

Every home is different, but we’re happy to provide a ballpark figure based on similar properties if you’d like to get in touch.

Very good. Post the Covid lock-downs occupancy levels and revenues shot-up and that doesn’t seem to have changed since lock-downs were removed. A lot of inter-state and international visitors are staying in the southwest currently, as well as the regular Perth visitors. This is good because inter-state and international visitors stay longer and are not so concentrated on weekends / school and public holidays.
Happy Holiday Homes handle this. Something small, we will fix - if it requires a trade, we will organise on your behalf.
Yes, for any issues that may arise – this is why you need a good manager – firstly to mitigate any potential problems and secondly to nip them in the bud when they do occur.
We try to keep to a minimum of stay of three nights (longer in peak periods), but will reduce to two nights later, close to arrival date if unsold. This is for two reasons. Firstly, if you sell a weekend for two nights in advance, you've compromised your chance of selling for a longer duration later and making more money. Secondly, the younger party crowd prefer shorter durations, so not offering two nights will mitigate some potential problems.
There are lots of dog owners wanting to bring their furry families along with them. Bottom line is that your home will sell at a higher price, more regularly if you accept pets. However, we recognise this is a personal decision for each home owner and we're happy to discuss options.