Christmas rentals: 9 tips for a successful festive French holiday let

A festively decorated property will make it feel welcoming, homely and colourful to guests

A festively decorated property will make it feel welcoming, homely and colourful to guests - Credit: Getty Images/Image Source

Thinking about letting your French holiday home during the festive period? Glynis Shaw from French Connections advises on how to ensure success and great reviews

1 Make prices attractive and consider using special offers to set your property apart from others

2 Be as flexible as possible with arrival and departure dates

3 Post photographs of the property and area at Christmas time in your listing

4 Describe local events and attractions in your listing, especially Christmas markets and cultural festivals

5 Leave plenty of information at the property about where to go, what to see, and seasonal shop and restaurant opening times

6 Decorate the property to make it welcoming, homely and colourful

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7 Ensure you provide adequate heating and warm bedding

8 Leave a welcome hamper or wine

9 Provide a contact phone number just in case of any emergencies during the holiday period

Further reading

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