If you’re thinking about buying a second home in Eastbourne and East Sussex, or perhaps you already have a property you enjoy on an occasional basis, you might not understand the many benefits of holiday letting.

Gain an income from your accommodation

benefits of oliday letting your propertyWe have an ever increasing number of guests demanding holiday accommodation in Eastbourne and East Sussex – stylish properties, in immaculate condition, in the most sought-after locations – and are prepared to pay for them.

Our properties enjoy surprisingly high occupancy levels across the year, with both holidaymakers and business visitors. We have actually achieved annual occupancy of 100%(!) for some properties but would typically see levels above 70%, meaning that owners can gain a significant return on their investment.

Enjoy the tax benefits of holiday lets over buy-to-let

There are many tax advantages for a furnished holiday let versus traditional residential rentals (especially in light of the forthcoming changes from the recent budget).

You will be able enjoy tax relief by off-setting the costs of running the holiday home (such as utilities) and also capital allowances for furniture and white goods – see HMRC helpsheet for more information and guidance as well as information on qualifying criteria). Holiday lets are also exempt from the proposed changes to higher rate interest relief announced and, overall, can typically earn a higher return than buy-to-lets.

Have a holiday yourself!

For many of our owners the key benefit is that they get to enjoy time in their own accommodation as and when they want to – it is completely flexible for your needs and we would work closely with you to ensure that it works precisely as you want.

Work with the local experts to make it easy and stress-free

To make the most out of your property you must find the right support team – to advertise extensively, generate and manage the bookings and payments and ensure that your home remains in top condition.

Here at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes we provide a comprehensive range of services from which you can cherry pick.

We are, and will remain, your local experts, available for close operational support to benefit both you and your guests – why risk your valuable property with a faceless national organisation and risk alienating your guests with an arms-length service?

Make the most of your property through holiday letting

To meet the growing demand, we urgently require more self catering cottages, apartments and holiday homes around Eastbourne and East Sussex. Do you have what we’re looking for?

What your Eastbourne holiday accommodation will need to offer

holiday letting your homeAll Exclusively Eastbourne holiday properties have to meet stringent quality criteria.  Your holiday cottage, flat or home will need to boast the following:

  • Desirable location
  • Stylish decor
  • Well equipped, modern kitchen
  • Contemporary entertainment systems (e.g.modern TV, sound system, WiFi)
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms



Why you should rent your holiday let with us at Exclusively Eastbourne

EE_Icon-01We are the local experts who really understand who visits Eastbourne and what they are looking for in a holiday property, but we also listen to our owners to establish exactly what they need (and each will be subtly different).

We pride ourselves on offering the most personal service with our small, local team, but complement this with professional, efficient support to our owners.

National operators might suggest they can offer you local support, but the reality is that they won’t provide housekeeping and maintenance. Holiday guests will demand immaculate levels of cleanliness and presentation so let Exclusively Eastbourne take the strain to ensure that your guests make the most of your holiday home. They’ll thank you for it with glowing reviews!

With over 20 years experience in marketing and PR we ensure that we target and secure both national and international guests through our wide-ranging and innovating marketing campaigns, meaning that you can enjoy year-round income from your property.

As the largest independent local holiday let agency you can make the most of our leading 3D technology which allows your potential guests with ‘walk’ around virtual tour of your holiday property on our website to really bring it to life and allow guests to book with confidence.

Take a look at our How to Start a Holiday Let article for practical advice on setting up a holiday home.

Property management – tailoring the right package for you

We will ensure that you have precisely the right support package for your property and we offer a unique array of services locally.

You can choose our sales and marketing service only or a fully managed service where we manage housekeeping and maintain your property, or indeed anything in between.

We only work with hand-picked, trusted tradesmen and housekeepers (many have worked with us for years) or we are happy to work with your contacts, to ensure your holiday property remains in top condition and providing you with a hassle-free service.

ONLY Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes provide:

  • Locally-based expertise and total support, for you and your guests seven days a week
  • During normal, non-Covid times a face-to-face check-in for every guest to ensure that all guests immediately fully appreciate the features and benefits of your property and can relax – this leads to a greater level of repeat bookings.
  • A full cleaning and linen service, incorporating crisp, white, hotel-quality linen (why bother with buying and maintaining your own), covering everything from sheets, towels and bath mats to guest toiletries and detergents.
  • We insist on physically taking a security deposit from guests prior to arrival to ensure that they understand their responsibilities (NEVER accept an inferior service of an agency taking credit card details from guests as these can easily be side-stepped if damage is caused)
  • Advertising costs are fully included within our commission and we would never ask for any additional payments for marketing support
  • ‘Hotel’ parking permits are made available to guests for just £2 per day which enable parking in prime central Eastbourne

Our fees also cover professional photography and the cutting edge ‘virtual tours’ to bring your property to life, and extensive in-home welcome packs and other support to help guests get the most out of their stay.

We’d be delighted to have an informal discussion with you, either before you buy a property, with advice on locations or specific properties and on the best way to decorate and furnish it, or when you simply need help to let it.


What our property owners say about us

“As we don’t live in Eastbourne, we aren’t around to deal with day-to-day issues as and when they crop up.   Carl and Sarah are always on hand to look after our guests as well as liaise with workmen if maintenance is required on the property – they have been a fantastic help to me.”
Christine, Cambridge

“I contacted Exclusively Eastbourne while finishing the refurbishment of a property and then had to speed up the building works – within a week they had secured a 12-week contract!
Calvin, Eastbourne

“I have been amazed with the level of occupancy achieved with Exclusively Eastbourne – I started out letting my apartment just over the summer but it has proved so popular I have actually moved out full time and they let it year-round for me now.
Gill, Eastbourne

“I contacted Sarah and Carl when I first started looking for a flat to buy and let out to holidaymakers. They have been amazing help – advising me on which areas would be most successful, what features guests look for, and even providing information on estimated running costs.”
Anne, London

“I started with one holiday let marketed through Exclusively Eastbourne just over a year ago and now have four. I have always found Sarah and Carl extremely helpful, proactive, professional and very pleasant to work with. Payments come through quickly too!”
Angela, Eastsbourne


“We were very apprehensive about letting out the flat at the start and especially using letting agents as the previous experience with our bungalow was not good. However, it has worked out amazingly well and we couldn’t have picked more diligent and helpful people. If you ever want a reference for future properties please do not hesitate to give them our email. ”
Sue, East Grinstead


If you have a suitable property in Eastbourne that you are keen to rent out or are thinking of buying or selling a holiday let, please contact us on 01323 40 60 90 or by email on info@exclusivelyeastbourne.co.uk for an informal discussion on how holiday letting might work for you.