The difference between Private Properties and Airbnb

Published October 11, 2018 by Private Properties
The advent of accommodation sites such as Airbnb has highlighted how different a Private Properties booking experience can be.

With the proliferation of accommodation booking sites, the search for a holiday home in Australia’s South-West has seemingly become much easier.

But the advent of booking engines such as Airbnb has also worked to highlight what sets Private Properties apart in this space – from the quality of service to the guarantee of an exceptional stay.

So, what are the key differences? We explain.

We manage the house

Private Properties are professional property managers with 25 years’ experience. As opposed to Airbnb, which simply markets someone else’s home or rooms for rent, we provide end-to-end management of our properties, which number more than 100, throughout the South-West. Our homes are carefully selected and exceptionally maintained, so our guests are assured a luxury holiday experience of the highest standard.

You can speak to someone 24/7

While we welcome online enquiries and can manage your booking via email, we equally invite you to call us and discuss your individual holiday needs with one of our expert booking consultants. Once you begin your stay in the South-West, our team offers 24/7 guest services, plus the option of a concierge service that can attend to your every holiday need. We are not just a digital service; we are readily available to help you throughout your holiday.

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It’s better for the local economy

When you book with Airbnb, around 15 per cent of every transaction goes straight to the booking engine, which is an overseas entity. Private Properties, on the other hand, is 100% locally owned, employs local staff and promotes other local businesses as a longstanding member of the South-West community. When you book a luxury holiday home through us, you are, thereby supporting the local economy.

You get better value for money

Search for accommodation in a popular South-West holiday spot such as Dunsborough or Margaret River and the multitude of listings and booking engines that pop up can be overwhelming and confusing. But holidays are rare and people are time poor, so it’s important that when you do book accommodation, the experience is the best one possible. At Private Properties, we have done the searching for you to ensure you have a selection of only exceptional holiday homes to choose from.

We comply with local regulations

The rise and popularity of private homes for accommodation has led to a largely unregulated market. Under local laws, holiday homes should be registered as such with local authorities, but compliance with this has been tardy at best. Private Properties’ homes are registered and, importantly, comply with safety and bushfire regulations – something that is of critical importance in bushfire-prone areas of the South-West.

You’re guaranteed a level of service

Booking a holiday home via a third-party booking engine such as Airbnb can be a lottery in that you that you are putting your money and trust into an unknown experience. Even with online reviews that are hard to verify, you don’t know what you are getting until you arrive at your holiday home. At Private Properties, we have done the due diligence for you, so you never run the risk of being disappointed with your accommodation choice.

Browse our selection of more than 100 deluxe holiday homes for your next South-West break. Or, alternatively, get in touch with our friendly bookings team to hear the best recommendations for you on (08) 9750 5444 or bookings@privateproperties.com.au.

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