SPECIALIST HOME RENTAL COMPANY, VIVE UNIQUE, EXPANDS RAPIDLY FOLLOWING SUCCESS OF OLYMPIC GAMES
Launched last year, home rental specialist Vive Unique has grown rapidly and now manages a portfolio of exclusive properties around London worth approximately ¼ of a billion pounds.
The idea was the brainchild of Director and Co-Founder Claire Whisker, a former lawyer turned entrepreneur, with the aim of helping homeowners earn extra income from their homes in difficult economic times. The company provides a fully managed service, enabling homeowners to rent out their homes while they are away on holiday or travelling for work.
‘We take care of everything from the booking, to check-in and check-out, and everything in between. We prepare every home and return it to our homeowners, just as they left it. Bespoke insurance is also included as standard for our homeowners.’
For homeowners who would like to get more involved, meet their guests and earn greater returns, a flexible ‘bookings only’ service is available too.
The majority of Vive Unique’s homes are based in Central and West London with Notting Hill, Chelsea and Kensington proving very popular. Other areas such as Camden, Islington and London’s fashionable East End are also attracting interest. Although the Olympics acted as a springboard for the business, London still has a strong year-round demand for home rentals. Claire continues:
‘Initially we had a lot of interest from homeowners looking to rent out their homes for the Olympics, who were then coming to us to rent out their homes at other times of the year as well. Half term, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday season are particularly popular times of year for our guests who are mainly affluent travellers and families coming over from the US and Australia. In the last year we have helped many of our homeowners to earn tens of thousands of pounds.’
The company aims to double its London portfolio over the next 12 months and has started to expand its collection abroad to other exciting destinations. They are expecting a busy half term and Christmas period with London top of the list for many travellers following the success of the Games.
Vive Unique is a specialist booking website for handpicked home rentals in premier destinations around the world.
Guests can enjoy a more authentic & boutique experience, staying in real homes while the owner is away. With personal recommendations for the local area, each home offers a stylish living experience and excellent value. Guests can choose from our collection of luxury apartments, townhouses, villas and ski chalets.
Homeowners who wish to market their homes and connect with affluent travellers around the globe, can list for free and earn money while they’re away.
Please visit www.viveunique.com