High demand for self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight
Situated just under 2 hours from London and being the base of many famous festivals, the Isle of Wight is regarded as the UK’s #1 Holiday Island. The Island has been a holiday destination since the Victorian era, as Queen Victoria herself had her palatial holiday home here (located just outside East Cowes) called Osbourne House, where you can still visit and look round today. The Island is also renowned for having the richest cliffs and quarries for Dinosaur fossils in Europe – because of this some people refer to it as the “Dinosaur Capital”. It is becoming an extremely popular staycation destination and we know our guests look to return year after year.
To visit the Island, the only way to get there is either by ferry or a private flight. The passenger and car ferries run frequently from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington – travelling by ferry adds an element of excitement to the holiday as well, which is great for kids and young adults.
The Isle of Wight is in the top 20 most searched holiday destinations in the UK via Google for those looking for self-catering accommodation. This just shows it’s an excellent location to invest in a holiday home, as well as a fantastic place to visit in your own free time.
We’re the experts in holiday letting on the Isle of Wight
We started growing our portfolio on the Isle of Wight back in 2010 and now have over 100 properties to choose from to holiday let here. We have our own Island representative, who can advise you on which location is best to invest in a holiday let, as well as giving you advice on how to make your property Blue Chip standard to benefit from premium pricing.
So many property owners on the Island trust us to holiday let their property. We take the stress out of marketing your property, as well as administering bookings and providing a friendly service to your guests pre and post booking. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach, and make sure that each owner has their own dedicated Account Manager who they know they can call about anything regarding their property.
Other benefits you can expect by being a Blue Chip owner on the Isle of Wight include:
- 24/7 access to our Owner Portal, where you can view your property’s performance
- By being a Blue Chip owner, you can benefit from discounts and offers from local and national companies
- A generous amount of owner weeks that you can use to spend time in your holiday property
We regularly monitor our website to understand what our guests are searching for. This past year, there have been over 70,000 searches for Isle of Wight terms on bluechipholidays.co.uk, so we know the demand for holidays among our guests is high.
What our owners say about us…
“We chose Blue Chip because they already had a strong presence on the island, and because living away means it’s important for us to have an agent who can handle every aspect of the lettings process for us.”
Owner of Solent Lawns in Cowes
“The house is rented throughout the year and guests are welcomed in person with everything being done by the Blue Chip team to ensure a dream holiday at The Hermitage. Occupancy levels have been excellent – even in the winter months.”
Owner of the Hermitage on the Isle of Wight
How much can your Isle of Wight holiday let earn?
Our most popular accommodation on the Island can achieve up to £75,000* per annum. We can achieve higher revenue for our owners than other agencies through our premium positioning.
If you’re interested in knowing how much your property can earn as a holiday let, please fill out our income projection form below and you’ll be emailed a document outlining how much revenue you can expect to achieve in the first three years of holiday letting with us.
Meet Suzanne, your local Portfolio Development Manager for the Isle of Wight.
Suzanne has lived on the Island for most of her life and knows it like the back of her hand. She has a strong passion for property, people and the Isle of Wight. If you are looking at holiday letting your property on the Island, please get in touch and we will arrange you to meet Suzanne who can advise you on the next steps.
*All figures are based on arrival 01/08/15 -31/07/16.