From B&B To Booming Holiday Let Business

Swapping corporate London careers for seaside life running an Eastbourne B&B, Sarah and Carl Stanger launched a holiday letting agency…

  • Booking solution for Holiday Let Business Exclusively Eastbourne
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    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Exclusively Eastbourne

After swapping corporate London careers for seaside life running an Eastbourne B&B, Sarah and Carl Stanger launched a holiday let agency in the summer of  2010 initially as a bit of a ‘hobby’ business.



Exclusively Eastbourne started out with just two holiday apartments and with Sarah and Carl keeping track of bookings and payments on a simple spreadsheet.  Bit by bit, the business grew and by 2013, with 20 properties to look after, they realised they badly needed a proper booking management system.

“I researched a lot of options on the market, and did a trial of one other booking system, but quickly opted for Bookalet in November 2013 after doing a free trial of its software,” said Sarah.  “It had the features we needed to support our growing holiday let agency, was cost effective and had a friendly support team.”



The switch from a lowly spreadsheet to a property management system made a huge difference to running the business.   Payments and bookings became simple to manage, and the ability to take online reservations from the Exclusively Eastbourne website was a game changer.  The couple sold their B&B in 2016 to focus purely on their holiday let business and now look after 70 hand-picked properties in the best areas of Eastbourne – everything from one-bedroom romantic boltholes up to six-bedroom houses ideal for extended families.



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