If you’re a holiday home owner thinking about having your holiday home managed, but not too sure where to start or what the outcome may be, you’re not alone. In this success story, we meet Ian and Jude Pattie-Nelson, owners of Piwari Villa in Ohakune, who have had a record breaking season since working with us.
Jude is a busy business owner, running the popular Contours ladies gym in Taupo. Ian manages a 2000 cow dairy farm for Landcorp in Reporoa. So there is not a whole lot of free time to fully commit to running their Ohakune holiday accommodation. That was one of the major attractions to coming onboard and having their property fully managed.
Having owned their ski house since 2009, Jude mentioned, “We fell in love with the property as it is so relaxing and peaceful with mountain views.” Ian and Jude had heard about Bachcare’s friendly reputation and how owners and clients are well looked after. The Bachcare team were only too happy to help when Jude reached out via our online enquiry form.
"It was a straightforward process moving our holiday home across [from our previous management company] and getting all the paperwork sorted." When walking through what it was like to ‘going live’ with Bachcare, Jude commented,
Once the property was listed and live online, the bookings began to flow in. We asked Jude to give her overview of how it has gone so far:
It has been a great outcome for Ian and Jude, and the Bachcare team have worked with them every step of the way to look at additional ways to improve house occupancy. There’s a clear plan complemented by great commitment from Ian and Jude. Over the years they have continued to upgrade the property, landscaping the section, planting new trees, putting a new fence around it, putting a carport and woodshed up, a new back deck, a fresh repaint of the house and replacing most of the furniture. All key areas to improve rentability of a holiday home.
So the main benefit on reflection from Jude?
Bachcare is a core part of helping run Jude and Ian’s holiday home. And when commenting on the ongoing relationship, Jude said, “The support has been amazing. They go that extra mile to keep me happy, whether it is through emails or chatting with my Bachcare Holiday Manager. A super friendly team!!”
With plans to add an outside drying room and a storage shed in the near future, Ian and Jude are committed to making the most of their holiday home and its value as a business asset.