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Join the Massimo Villa Collection

Each of the Sicilian villas in our collection has a special something about them. So if you own or manage a villa in Sicily and think your villa is a good fit for our collection, then we would love to hear from you. If you join our collection, we will help you gain more bookings from respectful clients, letting you enjoy the added income from your property.

Between us we have years of quality management and marketing experience in the travel industry.  We provide unlimited support for all new properties and owners who feel they could benefit from some additional feedback and expertise.  We personally visit all of the villas we work with so we can get to know the villa, but also meet you the owner.  We love being able to talk in person about what you want from your holiday rental business, or indeed to alleviate any concerns you may have.  This is perfect for owners who are new to rentals, but just as valuable to experienced renters looking to take their villa up to the next level.  For experienced owners, we are happy to review your villa with you at any time to see what we can do together, to improve and refresh your property, service and marketing to attract even more bookings.

Professional Photography and styling

We are experienced in photographing some of the finest properties in Sicily. When your villa is accepted into our collection, we will carry out a professional photo shoot and styling for use in our marketing.  We want your guests to experience the same ‘wow’ feeling that we did when we first saw the property, even before they have visited, so we think this photo shoot is one of the most important investments we can make in our commitment to you.

Promoting your villa

As well as investing heavily in SEO to ensure plenty of targeted visitors directly to our website, we are very active in promoting your holiday villa within international markets. Our clients come not only from the UK, but also from the USA and Canada, Northern and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. We collaborate with key marketing channels, as well as partnering with niche luxury travel planners and carefully chosen agents to promote your property to a wider, yet affluent audience.  All villas can enjoy a basic listing on the above channels if not already listed, and for selected properties we can offer an upgraded package which can bring significantly more bookings.  Please contact us for more details of how we will promote your villa.

Publicity

The Massimo Villa Collection has been featured in publications such as The Sunday Times, The Financial times, National Geographic and many others, which bring valuable targeted visitors to our site, and we continuously look for new collaborations with travel writers and journalists to promote your property wherever possible.

Between us we have years of quality management and marketing experience in the travel industry.  We provide unlimited support for all new properties and owners who feel they could benefit from some additional feedback and expertise.  We personally visit all of the villas we work with so we can get to know the villa, but also meet you the owner.  We love being able to talk in person about what you want from your holiday rental business, or indeed to alleviate any concerns you may have.  This is perfect for owners who are new to rentals, but just as valuable to experienced renters looking to take their villa up to the next level.  For experienced owners, we are happy to review your villa with you at any time to see what we can do together, to improve and refresh your property, service and marketing to attract even more bookings.

Professional Photography and styling

We are experienced in photographing some of the finest properties in Sicily. When your villa is accepted into our collection, we will carry out a professional photo shoot and styling for use in our marketing.  We want your guests to experience the same ‘wow’ feeling that we did when we first saw the property, even before they have visited, so we think this photo shoot is one of the most important investments we can make in our commitment to you.

Promoting your villa

As well as investing heavily in SEO to ensure plenty of targeted visitors directly to our website, we are very active in promoting your holiday villa within international markets. Our clients come not only from the UK, but also from the USA and Canada, Northern and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. We collaborate with key marketing channels, as well as partnering with niche luxury travel planners and carefully chosen agents to promote your property to a wider, yet affluent audience.  All villas can enjoy a basic listing on the above channels if not already listed, and for selected properties we can offer an upgraded package which can bring significantly more bookings.  Please contact us for more details of how we will promote your villa.

Publicity

The Massimo Villa Collection has been featured in publications such as The Sunday Times, The Financial times, National Geographic and many others, which bring valuable targeted visitors to our site, and we continuously look for new collaborations with travel writers and journalists to promote your property wherever possible.

Busy or overseas-based owners will be happy to hear that we provide a complete bookings management service covering as much or as little as you need; from advising you how to get your villa ready for guests, to marketing and promoting your property, handling dozens of enquiries to secure the right kind of bookings, processing online payments and admin, right through to making sure your guests have a fabulous stay and want to come back again and again.

Bookings Manager

If you prefer even less hassle, we can also coordinate your bookings from any other channels you might have, such as your own online listings or ad-hoc agents. We can manage your calendar and assist your guests, helping to remove the hassle of running your villa and instead leaving you more time to enjoy the income it is bringing.  The client’s booking contract is always directly with you, so if you wish, you are perfectly able to contact your guests before they arrive to wish them a happy trip, or after their stay to welcome them home. We will always keep you informed of anything that might crop up while they are staying at your property.

The Massimo Villa Collection is a trading name of MVC Rentals Ltd which is a fully registered UK company.  We pass bookings to you as a marketing agent, and the rental contract is directly between you and the client.  As we work with an exceptional concierge team in Sicily, your guest will not be abandoned by us as soon as the booking is made. They will be provided with everything they need before, during and after their stay, so you can have as much or as little involvement as you wish. Working with The Massimo Villa Collection will help you comply with your local requirements.

If you have not yet applied for your tourist accommodation license, we can assist you with making the application through our local Gestor partners.

When we visit your villa, we can advise you on we think may be needed to comply with the legislation; from air-conditioning and heating requirements, first-aid kits, to bed linen and guest books.  We can also assist with sourcing any of these items and work with a fabulous interior designer who can get the villa looking tip-top.

Servicing your guests

When you join The Massimo Villa Collection we will provide a ‘Guest Information Book’ for you to use, either in print or APP format, as required by law.

We can provide you with guidelines to give to your property manager regarding cleaning, maintenance and changeovers, helping you provide the required level of service to your guests.

For a small fee we can provide an emergency 24 hour number for your guests to call if needed, and we offer an expert concierge service for all clients, free of charge, helping to take the pressure off you.

Booking administration

We can assist you with writing any ‘House Rules’ that you may wish to apply, and we provide very clear ‘Terms and Conditions’ to clients on your behalf.  We provide all the client documentation required by law (booking contracts, payment receipts, holding copies of passports, etc), which you can access at any time.  We can help with the ‘Meet and Greet’ on your behalf if you are away, or do not have a suitable staff member to do this locally.

When a client books with The Massimo Villa Collection they anticipate staying in a beautiful property with a high level of service to match, so they appreciate the value we provide in helping to make that happen. This means that when we list a new villa, we must be confident that can give our clients the 5-star treatment.  So everything from the bathroom fittings, bed linen, cutlery drawer, to cushions, must be of excellent quality and durable to withstand a lot of traffic during a busy season.

A well run villa

Who do you call when the swimming pool pump breaks down or the lights won’t come on? Or a client needs an unscheduled linen change or extra clean? The service given to our clients is just as important as the villa itself, so we must be confident that your property will be well managed when we add it to our collection.  You have a live-in housekeeper, or perhaps a part-time maid and gardener, or you may even use a property management company – but it will always mean having someone on hand who knows your villa and is capable of finding a solution to anything that may go wrong.  If you do not yet have such a service in place then please don’t let this put you off,  get in touch with us anyway and let’s see if we can help.

High tech guests

High net-worth clients like to have their home comforts available in their holiday villa just as they do at home, so we urge owners to invest in a good sound system and international TV channels, maybe with Apple TV and Netflix.  High-speed internet is an excellent selling point and makes your clients stay go smoother as they increasingly expect to be able to stream music and video, or even catch up with important business while travelling.

Identifying the wow factor

Added luxuries such as a heated pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, home cinema, or games room/kids play area can greatly enhance the unique selling points of your villa and will help to attract guests. But often, we are just as keen to find an amazing location, fabulous views and a ‘special something’ to help our guests relax and enjoy in style.

When we visit your villa we will get a feel for what makes it special, why it would appeal to our clients, in other words, what the ‘wow factor’ is.  This is a crucial first step in deciding if your property would fit in our collection. From then on, we can tailor the marketing message and photography to appeal directly to the target audience.

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