Established in 2011 by Brad and Danielle, ‘Peninsula Escapes’ goal is “to make your experience as simplistic, informative and enjoyable as possible, whilst establishing long term rewarding relationships with our guests and property owners.”
“In early 2000 we had a dream to pause our hectic real-estate life, spend our retirement money early and travel overseas for a year with our two young children who had no choice but to tag along.
With children, careers and financial commitments to consider; we decided to utilise the availability of our family home and supplement our income by offering it for holiday letting. Whilst in general this was a positive experience; with a back-ground in real estate & hospitality we knew we could offer an alternative holiday management experience to the one we received.
To us the key is to have someone ‘on the ground’ to assist both owners and guests and help facilitate a positive experience for everyone. Our philosophy is to personalise your involvement and make the process of renting a home as seamless as possible.”
Brad & Danni
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"I recently stayed at a 'Peninsula Escape' property in Sorrento over the weekend of my wedding. The house was amazing and Brad was an excellent host. He was very accommodating with check-in and check-out times and was excellent to deal with via phone and e-mail. I have every intention of staying at this property in the future."
Matt, 'Glenvale', March 2014
"We really enjoyed our week over New Year period at 'The Sandbar'. Everything imaginable was provided, which made our stay very comfortable. Our grandchildren loved the enclosed garden and the games room. For us, the peacefulness was lovely, the birds, the friendly neighbours and the walks around the place and nearby beach just made our week. Would return to this lovely property in the future. Thanks Brad for your attention to detail."
Jim, 'The Sandbar, January 2014
We endeavour to make the process of holiday letting your property as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Working together we can guide you through the set up and once established, build a positive and fulfilling partnership. We have developed several features that set us apart and we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss these in more detail with you.
For owners who are time poor we have experienced people on hand to relieve some of this pressure. Our dedicated team can give styling tips, co-ordinate photo shoots, organise your linen set up and much more. If you’re thinking of utilising your property for the holiday rental market please contact us to find out what you could achieve and the services we provide.
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A key to your success as people ‘book with their eyes’. We provide experienced photographers who capture your properties individual personality.
We can give advise on linen ‘set up’ or do it all for you.
We provide experienced cleaners with an eye for detail.
Our hosts arrive early to turn on lights, heaters, air-conditioning & music etc. to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the guests arrival, personally hand over keys and reiterate their responsibilities upon departure.
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Our ‘Meet & Greet’ service provides home owners with several key advantages.
Although vital to ensuring your property is always maintained we don’t just rely on cleaners to inspect your property. After guests have departed your home is personally inspected by a ‘Peninsula Escape’ representative before the cleaners cast a second eye over your home.
You will also receive a text message upon guests arrival & once the property has been inspected. This ensures you are always kept informed.
“Upon recommendation we commenced 'Peninsula Escapes' to manage both our Sorrento Property's 16 months ago. We have been thrilled with their service in terms of regular bookings, and ease of management. Payments are made quickly, and are clearly detailed. We present our properties with care and have been so pleased 'Peninsula Escapes' have the same sentiment. Meeting guests upon arrival, having the property lit up, warm and welcoming obviously makes people also care for our places. Since using 'Peninsula Escapes' services, we have had no damage or loss from either property. They are both maintained in an outstanding manner, with his cleaning team working their magic to have everything always sparkling and linen crisp and clean. It is a pleasure to work with Brad – who makes himself accessible at all times and more than willing to follow up any requests. As an owner it is comforting to receive messages informing of guests arrival and departure, followed up with a regular property report.”
Home Owner - Sorrento
“We have been thrilled with the high quality and personalised service that Peninsula Escapes provides. Brad 'goes the extra mile', greeting guests on arrival, notifying us when they arrive and leave, ensuring the property is well looked after and being very prompt in forwarding payment to us. Most importantly, he has significantly increased the level of inquiries and bookings we have had on the property.”
Home Owner - Rye
The best decision we made when we listed our property for holiday letting was to have Peninsula Escapes manage it for us. We have had experience with other rental properties and with a variety of agents over 15 years but we have never experienced the high level of service and professionalism that Brad offers. Some important points of difference for us are that he is passionate about what he does and he clearly enjoys interacting with people. He is a wonderful host and personally meets and greets guests. Often, he opens the house up, puts music on and creates a welcoming ambience for our guests. He is quick to respond to requests or issues. Brad is always thinking of new ways to promote our property. He is a keen photographer and contributed to the "lifestyle" shots of our property on the web. He is very quick to transfer funds into our account post departure inspection, which is a welcome change. I'm very happy to recommend Brad to anyone seeking a professional and charismatic property manager.
Home Owner - Sorrento
Can I book online via this website?
No, as we like direct correspondence with our guests to ensure the property is suitable for them before a booking is made.
Bookings can be made directly through several websites we advertise on.
How much is the bond and is it negotiable?
Bonds range from $500.00 - $2000.00 and are dependent on the property. You will be advised in your inquiry response.
After a satisfactory inspection of the property we will endeavour to return you bond as soon as possible or within 7 days of your departure.
Bonds are not required if you are paying your deposit / balance via credit card*
How can I pay?
For your convenience we accept Cheque, EFT & Credit Card payments (Visa & MasterCard).
When booking you will be advised of your deposit amount to secure the property and when full payment is due.
If your inquiry is approximately 1 month prior to your arrival we require full payment including bond.
Credit Card payments incur a 2% fee.
Payment must be cleared before your arrival for keys to be handed over.
What time is check in and check out?
Check-in is any time after 3.00pm Check-out is by 10.00am
If you require an early arrival or late departure please request this prior to securing your booking. Although we may confirm your request at the time we reserve the right to change this in accordance with any new booking received.
Where do I collect and return keys?
A representative of ‘Peninsula Escapes’ will meet you at the property to hand over keys.
Keys must be returned to the office of Indigo Property Marketing at 2937 Pt Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie. If the office is closed there is a key slot in the main door for key return. The key return location details and map will be provided in the ‘Terms & Conditions’ document and on the guest information left at the property.
Do I have to clean upon my departure?
Although the property will be professionally cleaned we do expect you to leave the property in a tidy state. Cleaning instructions are provided in the ‘Terms & Conditions’ document and also displayed in a prominent position at the property. You'll be reminded of your responsibilities upon check-in.
Please remember you will be staying at somebodies home and we expect you to be respectful of this.
How many sets of keys do we receive and what happens if I lose them?
You will only be given one set of keys for the duration of your stay.
We appreciate this may be inconvenient but the more sets of keys we provide you with the greater the chance of misplacing them. If a set is lost a locksmith will be called to change the barrel of the existing lock and provide new keys at your expense. This forms part of your agreement to hire the property.
What happens if I break or damage something?
Breakages & damage do occur. Please advise the property manager upon your departure or alternatively if damage occurs that impacts or compromise the safety of your stay, please contact the property manager immediately.
What do I do if I can’t get something to work?
An extensive ‘Guest Information’ folder is provided for you to refer to and will help explain how most items operate. Some owners also provide product manuals.
In the case of an emergency or where this impacts significantly on your stay please contact our office.
Is linen provided?
Yes, all beds are made including flat & fitted sheets, pillowcases & doona covers. Each person is provided a towel and each bathroom has a bath mat & hand towel.
We do not provide guests with the option to bring their own linen.
Please refer to the individual property listing for laundering facilities.
When do I receive my bond back?
Normally within 7 days of your departure and after the inspection is complete.