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Alps Accommodation Rental Consultancy

Alps Accommodation Rental Consultancy provides the tools and assistance you need to achieve rental success from your alpine property.  With many years of experience renting chalets and apartments for our owners since 2004, we are the leading premier accommodation provider in the Grand Massif region. Having successfully set up over 200 properties ready for rental, we have introduced over 40,000 visitors to the region from all over the world.

From the very initial stages we can advise on how to find the right rental property, offer impartial advice on improvements and even provide a rental forecast for you, based on our extensive previous track record.  We have channeled our experience into a comprehensive service which will maximize rental occupancy and rates, and actually deliver the bookings to you, year on year.  In addition we will provide the tools you need to reduce the time in managing your property from afar.

Once purchased, setting up a beautiful alpine chalet ready for rental is no mean feat. It takes many visits of expensive travel, extensive amounts of shopping around for best value products and services, and can feel overwhelming.  We can help you avoid making wrong choices and reduce the guess work, ultimately saving you money.  We have already learnt the hard way and now have the track record and guest feedback to give you the advice.  We know what the guests want!

We provide you with details on the best suppliers of products and services required and we pass on everything from wholesale prices with luxury linen suppliers to contact details for English speaking contractors and we can provide information on the region’s interior shops and most reasonably priced DIY stores.  Our service helps you answer all the questions you may have – For example:

Twin beds, doubles or king size beds, what really works? 

Should we put in that extra bedroom, or give guests more space for a second living area? 

Is a hot tub really worth putting in, or are saunas more cost effective and attract enough people? 

Should we buy cheap products as they are only for rental? 

How and should we install Internet or do we need French TV channels? 

What is the right sleeping capacity for my property size and what do people really think of bunk beds?  

What sort of personal affects can we leave? 

The list of questions can be endless and through years of experience, we have the answers for you.

Once the property is ready for rental, we will provide advice on pricing for each week of the seasons, we take professional photos, draw up floor plans and write detailed descriptions in English and French to present your property in the best possible light to attract customers.  We provide a full ‘Rental Consultancy Guide’ which contains everything you need to know to make renting professional and straight forward.  This includes welcome folder templates, booking form templates, copies of terms and conditions in English and French, local supplier lists, sample inventories, information on our resort discounts, cleaning check lists etc, plus our top 10 tips for Rental Success!!

Over the years we have built a strong market presence and reputation, with 98.5% of guests who complete our feedback, stating that they would use Alps Accommodation again.  Our Alps Accommodation UK and French websites welcome over 200,000 unique visitors per year achieved through our market presence and reputation.  This coupled with our exclusive database representing over 40,000 guests who have stayed via Alps Accommodation in the past, ensures we can generate the numerous inquirers and convert them into qualified bookings, taking away the hard work of attracting guests.  If you work with us, you don’t need to spend any money or time marketing your property.

Our recommended “in resort” partners will ensure that guests are well looked after in resort, from arriving with beds beautifully made, welcome baskets provided and services provided through their stay should guests require them.  They can also provide year round services and ensure your property in well looked after. We will provide estimated changeover costs and other costs you may not be aware of.

Guest experience is paramount and we will give you lots of tools on how to improve their experience while in your property, delivering them value for money and ultimately leading to positive reviews and re-bookings. We contact every guest after departure, not only to say thank you, but also to receive vital feedback and pass it on to our owners.

We then partner with you year round to provide any further information required and are constantly on hand to assist if necessary.

Buying a home in the Alps is a massive investment.  Renting it out can make it an affordable option and it does not have to be difficult, if you use our consultancy services. Please get in touch and let us know your plans.

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Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our other owners have said:

"Alps Accommodation are invaluable. They promote our property in a thoroughly professional manner and are always available with helpful advice. They have made the process of renting our holiday home easy and we are so very grateful to Tom, Hayley and the team." Teletha Tapper, La Maison Blanche, Samoens

“The team at Alps Accommodation have helped look after my property for many years and have been fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and it is great to have access to their professional knowledge about letting and what the property needs.  I could not have managed the property without them and their booking system and website is brilliant.   I think they love Samoens and that comes across in everything they do and their whole attitude to promotion of the resort (including my apartment) and their willingness to share and encourage the affection so many people feel for the place.  The team is a delight to work with.” Wendy McWillams, Pas au Loup A10, Samoens.

"Alps Accommodation, and in particular, Hayley, has always been extremely helpful and professional throughout our nine year relationship. Very rarely do we need to contact each other as from my point of view everything runs smoothly. If an issue does arise, it is dealt with quickly and efficiently and I feel confident that my property is in good hands with Alps Accommodation." Fiona Gower, Chalet Foehn, Samoens.

"Alps Accommodation have been a pleasure to work with in the past 8 years, they are professional, easily contactable, and always act with our best interest.  They have a wealth of knowledge on renting properties and the local area. We will continue working with Alps Accommodation for as long as we rent our apartment out." Robin and Dee Welch, Apartment Biollet, Samoens.

"What I wanted to do was express my gratitude to the ‘Alps Accommodation Team’ for all you have done to manage the COVID-19 crisis. You have adapted to and optimized a very difficult situation. All this while still being mindful of the basic day to day essential maintenance and running of the chalets you manage. Thank you all so much for your commitment and expertise, we are lucky to be working with you." Linda Abel, Chalet 75, Samoens.

"Tom and Ali and the whole Alps Accommodation team have really been amazing in getting our rental property up and running in Samoens. From the word go we were given very easy and "simple to follow" guidelines and advice on the ins and outs of running a rental property in France.  The level of bookings they are achieving for us is exceptional, and we doubt we could have made it a viable project without their help.  Alps Accommodation have been in business for over ten years and it was clear to us they had a bank of knowledge and experience accumulated over the years. They run a very friendly and professional ship and we cannot thank them enough for all they have done. We look foward to working with them for many years to come and we highly recommend their services to anyone considering owning a rental property in the alps."  Shane and Asa Cunningham, Chalet Tir na nOg, Samoens.

“Tom and his team at Alps Accommodation have been very helpful with setting-up our apartment and have provided invaluable information for our Welcome Package and general advice on renting.  They have always replied promptly and sensibly to any specific queries I have had.  The Alps Accommodation Booking system works extremely well and I have found it to be very user friendly.  I have been extremely happy to work with Alps Accommodation in our first year renting out our apartment.” Sahra Magnin, Chardons Argentes E2, Samoens.

“I wanted to say thank you, you have been good partners in our adventure, totally reliable, picking up the pieces after my mistakes at the beginning, very professional and really friendly to top it all off.  We could not have found a better team to look after our apartment” Catherine Melia, Owner, Pas au Loup Apartment.