This week let’s meet Amanda😊
Amanda has been hosting at the Jetty Road Beach House since September 2022. As the owner, hosting is her full-time occupation. She enjoys providing a great experience for guests near the Mornington Peninsula’s attractions.
Let’s hear her story! 🔊
So Amanda, tell us, how long have you been hosting? How and why did you start? How many properties do you manage?
I commenced hosting in September 2022. The Jetty Road Beach House is the only property I manage.
Are you an owner or a manager? Is this a part-time or full-time occupation for you?
I am the proud owner of the Jetty Road Beach House.
What is the best thing about hosting, and what are the biggest problems you face?
The best thing about hosting is giving visitors to the Mornington Peninsula an opportunity to stay in a newly renovated, fully furnished home within minutes to wineries, golf courses, day spas, and gorgeous beaches. At present, the biggest challenge is maintaining the large garden.
What is one thing you wish you knew when you started hosting?
There really isn’t anything I wish I knew as I have managed to pick up many helpful tips in a short period of time.
What is the most important advice/tip you would give someone interested in becoming a short-term rental host?
Make the effort to present the property in immaculate condition and don’t forget little personal touches. We always ensure the indoor fire is set, and ready to go. We have milk in the fridge and plenty of coffee pods on offer. Plus we always provide guests with a little treat as a welcome gift.
Besides Hosthub, are there any tools, devices, or software (eg. Remote keylocks, cameras, local guide apps, power meters, etc) you use? What is your experience with them?
What is your experience with them? At present we use a lockbox however we are looking into a digital keypad for additional security.
Which channels do you list on? How much has your revenue increased since listing on multiple channels?
The Jetty Road Beach House is promoted on a number of platforms, including Airbnb and Booking.com. We receive most of our bookings via these two channels and have started to receive private bookings also from repeat guests.
Besides listing on multiple channels, what other things can a host do to increase his/her bookings and revenue?
We ensure that our website is up to date. We also have a Google Business listing and a number of social media platforms.
You can find out more about Amanda’s property here:
Direct Booking Website
Here are some photos to give you a better vision of Amanda’s property (click for larger versions) 🧐