Why you should list with Holiday Shacks


Holiday Shacks is a luxury holiday accommodation management service for year
round bookings at our luxury villas and apartments across the Mornington Peninsula.

We offer quality care and personalised services for owners looking for complete
end-to-end in holiday rental property management services; including professional
cleaning, property maintenance and assistance with getting started. We can assist
with interior design and furnishing your property to ensure your property is ready for
the luxury holiday market.

At Holiday Shacks we pride ourselves on being exceptionally professional, detailed and customer centric driven. We care for our owners properties and our guest experiences as if they were our own.

Our services offered (for owners) include: Owner Concierge 2 You.

Once you decide Holiday Shacks is your preferred property management service we instantly prepare your property to be Guest Ready. We conduct a thorough inspection and advise on set-up and guest amenity requirements which will best suit your property and the traveller’s needs. Remember, you are transforming a house into an experience!

Once this process is complete and bookings are confirmed we then conduct the following personalised owner experiences: finesse/prepare the house for same day guest arrival, conduct pre and post cleans and property checks prior to guest arrival and departure, offer professional linen laundering, linen hire services if required and the management of other property supplier services as required (pool, garden, maintenance, electrical and plumbing). We manage all bookings via our online channel management system, ensuring quick and reliable turnaround timeframes. Our team personally engage with every one of our guests with care. We are an exclusive service as we believe we can offer you the very best short stay accommodation management experience with high occupancy returns.

We market your property locally, nationally and globally via our partner accommodation sites and ensure via our thorough inspection process your property offers the best possible guest amenities, is compliant for rent to ensure your property is Guest Ready. Your listing with Holiday Shacks is marketed on all major short stay portals to increase your visibility.

Holiday Shacks is led by a passionate industry advocate, Andrea Wilson who is a current member of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Accommodation Policy Committee and the co-Vice Chairperson of the national industry body, the Holiday Rental Industry Association (HRIA).

Our services offered (for guests): Guest Concierge 2 You.

Our guest servicing commences from our initial point of contact with our guests. Attending to our guests personalised booking requirements, including in-house set-up requirements, delivery of personalised items, requests for specialised services such as transfers to and from the airport and/or around the Peninsula, babysitting, catering for in-house guests (hampers, sit down meals, fully stocked pantry on arrival), in-house health massages and beautician services including make-up, pedicures, manicures (perfect for a special occasion), mid-stay housekeeping services, local tourism service provider recommendations and bookings, our guest concierge service accommodates to the best of our ability!

Why list with Holiday Shacks?

Holiday Shacks are the leading holiday rental management company on the Mornington Peninsula. The business idea was created by our Managing Director, Andrea Wilson, when she ‘opened the doors’ of her own holiday home in Mount Martha in 2007. At this time there was a lack of personalized service in the holiday rental marketplace and very few core businesses managing a boutique portfolio. Demand and business grew along with our strong and trusted team of experts, which are always on hand to assist with any job, be it big or small.

Our team works 7 days a week and 365 days a year, to provide you as our valued client and your guests with a local, personalized, knowledgeable experience. We build and maintain strong relationships with our stakeholders and it is this confidence and trust that is our point of difference. Our boutique service is designed to manage each of our holiday homes with personalized quality care as if they were our own.

What are the benefits?

1. Holiday Shacks are the leading luxury holiday home agent on the Peninsula. Luxury Villa Holiday Rentals are our core business and we focus on a personalized fully-managed service for owners and guests alike.

2. We do not list and forget! We have a loyal client base and they trust Holiday Shacks to provide optimal rates and achieve the highest returns year upon year.

3. We have a dedicated customer base and receive many repeat bookings as a result of our reputation for customer care and quality services.

4. When listing with Holiday Shacks your property is presented with other professionally managed, well-presented villas and receives cross-promotional exposure via our online partners and media channels. We feature regularly on Postcards (Channel 9) throughout the year and our website www.holidayshacks.com.au is ranked number 1 under organic Google search criteria: Luxury Mornington Peninsula accommodation.

5. We work closely with you to ensure all is in order for guests and will be in touch to confirm all bookings with you as they arise. We provide a Holiday Shacks guest compendium which details your property information and a lot of local information including attractions, dining, beaches and important information regarding caring for your home while guests are in-house.

6. We engage dedicated service providers who professionally manage and oversee these services at our properties where required. This could be in the form of a sit down celebration dinner for in-house guests or other internal services such as health massages, beauty care and babysitting services.

7. We assist owners with complete end-to-end holiday property management including dedicated housekeeping service specific to your property, pool maintenance, garden maintenance, tennis court surface servicing, window cleaning, rubbish removal, and other services as required. We have a dedicated maintenance team we call in as required for any repair required.

8. We have a concierge service available to detail properties prior to guest’s arrival and create a true homely welcome.

9. We review our rates annually; and our property consultants will perform routine inspections throughout the year so we can provide intimate knowledge of the property to all of our stakeholders.

10. We have a dedicated 24/7 call service to manage any enquiry or emergency situation should the need arise.

11. Holiday Shacks core market are families, girls retreat weekend bookings, couples, executive holiday rental and relocation, corporate bookings and bookings for wedding accommodation. We do not accept guests less than 28 years old (unless they are children accompanying family members).

What sort of return on my investment can I expect?

Holidays Shacks achieves a high occupancy level and increases gross returns for the majority of our clients year on year. Once you sign with Holiday Shacks we develop a rate simulator forecast as an annual benchmark, and we will work to optimize your revenue return and exceed your expectations.

Where will my property be advertised?

Your property is advertised on the Holiday Shacks website and marketed across all relevant industry associated online travel agency portals (OTA’s), our social media channels as well as regular e-marketing to our dedicated and trusted database of loyal stakeholders. In order to achieve high visibility and a high level of occupancy, regular consultation with our Accommodation Manager and Managing Director will ensure all areas are covered to meet your target audience requirements.

What are the costs to list my property with Holiday Shacks?

Yes. We charge a single listing fee which covers your initial advertising and set up costs across all marketed channels. We also charge an annual marketing fee to ensure your property receives the best possible exposure. Please contact us to discuss our listing and marketing costs.

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How it works


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We’ll Visit You

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Get Guest Ready

Upon signing your management contract, our team will prepare your property so that it's guest ready from Day 1.


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We’ll help you grow your ROI by helping you maximise your property revenue.

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Andrea and her team have been managing my property for over 2 years now. Everyone is extremely friendly & professional. My property is very well looked after and we’ve achieved fantastic growth. I love the personal attention given to each individual guest. Would highly recommend Holiday Shack..Read more

Fairway Views Property Owner, August 2020

Holiday Shacks are by far the most professional holiday accommodation company we have dealt with. Their personal service  attention to detail & services are second to none. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to book high end luxury accommodation with an excellen..Read more

Bracken Ridge Hideaway Property Owners, July 2020

I consider myself fortunate to have been associated with Holiday Shacks for a number of years now. I searched for and interviewed several prospective Holiday Letting Management Companies before deciding on Andrea Wilson and her Team at Holiday Shacks to manage my property. I wanted a professional..Read more

Byron by the Beach Property Owner, July 2020

I would like to thank Andrea and her team for a fantastic first year with Holiday Shacks. I first came to know about Holiday Shacks from renting one of their luxury homes a few years ago for a special occasion. My experience now on the other side as a owner has been equally wonderful. From the fi..Read more

Mills Beach Retreat Property Owners, April 2019

Wanting others to experience our home, the Mornington Peninsula and all that it has to offer, we invested much time & effort into finding someone who would feel the same level of commitment and attention to detail as we do. We take pride in our home and were delighted that we found ..Read more

Maison de la Mer Property Owners, March 2019

We recently purchased a near new property in Blairgowrie that will eventually become our home in retirement. As such, we were not prepared to hand the holiday letting over to just anyone. As a successful small business owner, we wanted and expected our dream holida..Read more

Bridgewater Property Owners, March 2019

We undertook a very detailed search to find the best agent for our property. We wanted to find someone who could ensure that our very special holiday house was looked after in every way, marketed in the right way and if problems arose, they could be solved quickly. We are so glad that we found An..Read more

Ocean Luxe Property Owners, July 2018

Partnering with Andrea and the team at Holiday Shacks to manage my property has been an exceptional experience. After completing a significant renovation project, having full confidence in the team that will carry forward ongoing management was absolutely key. From the first meeting with Holiday ..Read more

Blairgowrie Oasis Property Owner, July 2018

We are Australian's living in Southern California and have lots of experience with investment property. Our first Holiday Shacks experience was renting a property in Mt Martha for a family Christmas visit some years ago. We were sufficiently impressed that when we purchased a second home for the ..Read more

Anchor Beachfront Retreat Property Owners, May 2018

We are delighted we choose Holiday Shacks to manage our Holiday Home. Andrea clearly has significant industry knowledge and has been a terrific in helping us establish our home for holiday rental. Her professionalism and care for her clients is second to none. The team at Holiday Shacks also offe..Read more

Perla Marina Property Owner, May 2018

We interviewed several prospective agencies before choosing Andrea Wilson and her team. My husband and I are experienced rental property owners. When it comes to property management, one could not improve on the care administered by Holiday Shacks. As one of Andrea’s original clients, I have been..Read more

Newhaven Property Owner, October 2016

We met Andrea Wilson and her team at Holiday Shacks in 2011, when we purchased our property in Mt. Martha and entrusted it into her care, to be part of her holiday rental portfolio. Her professional approach to marketing our property has been extremely impressive! Andrea is constantly updating he..Read more

Property Owner Testimonial, 2015

We wanted Oceania Retreat to be managed professionally and ensure a memorable stay for our guests. We have invested a lot of time and money in the property and wanted to ensure it was with safe hands. Hence we approached Holiday Shacks who have a great reputation on the Mornington Peninsula and w..Read more

Property Owner Testimonial, 2015

A few months ago, we made the tough call to move our seasonal holiday rental from being handled via a local real estate agent to engage Holiday Shacks to manage…and wow…what a great decision! We’ve had an amazing (and instant) uplift in the number of bookings for our property which has been compl..Read more

Property Owner Testimonial, 2014

Seven years ago, after interviewing several agencies to manage our holiday home at Mount Martha, we decided to entrust the care of our property to Andrea Wilson and her team at Holiday Shacks. Clearly, it has proven to be the correct decision. My husband and I have had experience with several hol..Read more

Property Owner Testimonial, 2015