Let Your Property
Who we are...
Our team offers a diverse skill set covering all the facets of looking after your property and bookings from start to finish.
Julia Harding - Owner of Crown Gardens
Julia set up the business in 2002 to offer a weekend alternative to boutique hotels. She is a property owner herself and assists many clients set up great holiday lets and offers interiors and property development services. Julia develops the website and booking software using the latest technology wherever possible.
Rebecca Fenton - New Business and Photography
Rebecca's creative background enables her to shoot very fine photos and offer invaluable start up advice to new landlords wanting to venture into this sector. She has over 10 years experience with us, her knowledge and expertise of the holiday letting market is second to none. She has a BA in textiles and surface pattern and a flair for interior design.
Jill Farrell - Events and Marketing
Jill's marketing and fashion degree qualifies her to lead the way in creating and promoting our specialised hen and stag party events. She has a brilliant eye for detail and loves a list! She often assists Crown Gardens interiors projects, aswell as the day to day running of the business. Jill has been with the team for 8 years.
Thomas Newman - Operations Coordinator
Everybody loves Tom! He is a savvy member of the Crown Gardens team with a reliable and consistent approach to daily challenges. His care and attention to customers' needs and requirements helps them confidently book the best property. Tom has been with us for over 3 years.
Why Should You Let Your Property With Us in Brighton?
You're looking for a great service from us, not just an advertising portal, right? We work hard, look after you and your property, guiding you through the whole process from finding the right holiday-let, interior design, setting flexible rate structures, intelligent seasonal discounting schemes and promotions, a wide range of international advertising, customer inquiries, deposits, payments and security deposit handling and of course flexible landlord payments - when it that suits you. Guest communication, property management and of course advising you on how to achieve the most from your investment. We now also have our specialist Crown The Hen dedicated to packages of activities together with accommodation!
- Superbly LOW 15% commission
- Sole Agency
- Maintenance Team
- Allocated Housekeeping & Linen
- Free Interiors advice
- Complimentary Bottle of Fizz per 6 Guests
- Complimentary Guest Toiletries
- Flexible landlord payments
- Free Trip Advisor advertising
- Free Airbnb Advertising & Management
- Key collection service
- Free rapid response fully licensed security callouts
- Guest support & call outs
- Free fire safety appraisal
- Free professional photoshoot
- Featured on both Crown Gardens and Crown The Hen homepages
We look forward to seeing you soon
The Crown Gardens Team
Brighton's favourite holiday letting agency, Crown Gardens Ltd continues to grow and develop year on year. We have built a solid, reliable and professional reputation over the last 15 years achieving consistently excellent numbers of bookings and rental returns to our valued clients.
We are an ethical agency, highly respected by the many organisations and clientèle we deal with on a day to day basis. We are founding members of the BHRA.
BHRA stands for Brighton and Hove Holiday Rental Association. It was formed in early 2014 as a collaboration between some of the agencies for holiday lets in Brighton and Hove. The aim of the BHRA is to promote a gold standard of holiday letting among landlords in Brighton and Hove and with particular attention to good neighbourliness.
If you are a local resident and have a complaint about noise in any of our properties that you wish to report then please call the 24/7 control centre number on 07399 605 198.
Our professional partnership with SIA approved Consec Risk Management, means that we can offer 24/7 call out to excessive noise and antisocial behaviour issues should they arise.
All call-out operatives from Consec are CRB checked, uniformed with head-cams, licensed, carry photo id, without criminal records and are fully insured for your further peace of mind.
We can advise you right from the start - what to do to maximise your bookings, how to get the right look on a budget and how to make your holiday home really stand out.
We offer the most flexible, affordable and convenient ways to advertise your property. We are happy to manage your Airbnb bookings if you so wish.
Our Exclusive service - fully managed with housekeeping enables you to be hands off - be involved as much as you like. We offer very competitive commission rates for the right property. Do get in touch to see how this can work for you.
Property Renovation and Maintenance
If you require our many other services such as total property renovation, installation of fire safety systems, decoration, interior design, electrical and plumbing solutions we can supply, all professionally carried out by our excellent trades, managed hassle free by our team.
Open 7 Days a Week
Crown Gardens has large central Brighton offices in the North Laine where our professional, approachable team answers enquiries to customers wishing to book properties over the phone or by speaking to someone knowledgeably face to face. We are now open 7 days per week and have a dedicated email response enquiries desk that ensures on-line enquiries are dealt with same day. We are always available to show prospective guests around properties for longer corporate lettings.
Others do try to imitate us but we believe this is the highest form of flattery - after all we are Brighton's largest holiday let agency with an impressive reputation. A large proportion of our guests book with us again and again - often choosing to try out a different property from our varied portfolio or returning to their favourite home from home. The majority of our new landlords hear about us through word of mouth recommendation.
Safe, Neighbour Friendly and Professionally Risk Assessed
We work very closely with the fire service and local authorities to ensure we keep our properties safe, neighbour friendly and risk assessed for your peace of mind. We can give you free advice on the latest legislation, supply professional literature and we provide expert guidance on how to implement fire safety in your properties. This is especially important in the larger self catering holiday lets that have recently been audited by Brighton & Hove fire department. Crown Gardens is considered to be highly responsible, knowledgeable and ethical agency by all authorities involved and we can pass on our valuable knowledge to guide you to setting up a safe and profitable holiday let.
We also have a partnership with a professional and licensed security company meaning that we offer 24/7 call out to noise should an issue arise. See our Noise Control information.
Holiday letting a suitable property can generate far more income than if it were let on a short hold tenancy agreement. Our expertise in this area ensures that you are likely to receive more bookings with us than with any other agency - proven! From dinky high quality studio apartments to luxurious large group houses sleeping 30, whatever the capacity of your property we can achieve the maximum rental return that your asset deserves.
Happy Customers and Reviews
We have gained both local and national media coverage, featuring on BBC television, Southern Counties radio, The Observer, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, BBC Olive Magazine and Time Out magazine.
Here are some testimonials from some of our many happy landlords...
"There are several agencies in Brighton who cater for the weekend holiday lettings market, but the one that comes up top with their professionalism and the amount of bookings they obtain is Crown Gardens."
Giles Wigoder, owner of The Hen House, Bloomsbury Place and The Glamour Parlour
"To the fantastic team from CG. Really appreciate everything you do. THANK YOU! ....for all your amazing work and support. You guys are the best! P.S. Thanks for putting up with me so sweetly!"
Suzanna Collis, owner of North Laine Apartment
"Crown Gardens run a fantastic business, fulfilling a hungry market of discerning holiday makers who want somewhere special to stay when they plan a trip. Through meeting Julia and the team we have rapidly expanded our portfolio to three holiday let properties in just over a year which thanks to Crown Gardens are filling up with bookings. Tom and I like to offer something a little unexpected with our holiday homes, that magical mix of feeling you are home from home but with all the luxuries and style you'd expect from the hippest boutique hotel- and with people feeling the pinch- it can cost a fraction of the price ."
Sophie & Tom Pike, owners of the The Birdcage & Smugglers Retreat
"Thank you so much for the bookings which keep coming in. The other agencies are losing out on the business, as you have taken all the bookings, so well done. Greg just said to me how impressed he was with your company - very professional and the information and format that you provide it in, is excellent. Always nice to get positive feed back. We are over the moon with Sillwood Road, it is nearly all booked at the weekends."
The Owners of Sillwood Rd
We can also provide you with anticipated rental returns you should hope to expect, these are taken from proven figures from our other properties and our knowledge of Brighton.
Interior Design & styling advice
Free interiors advice, just ask for tips and help - we have years of experience with what customers are really looking for & love; therefore we can show you the best ways to achieve maximum rental returns.
Crown Gardens also offers a full interior design service geared towards holiday letting. We can turn around a shabby buy-to-let into a glamorous luxurious pad perfect for this high end market by recycling as much as possible and without busting the budget.
On-line Booking & Advertising
Over the years the customer base has grown we achieve 20,000 hits per month on our website and have many happy customers who repeatedly book again and again.
Your property will be advertised globally on our website via targeted google campaigns; also on our major affiliates websites who also specialise in marketing holiday and short let properties. We are partners with Visit Brighton who campaign seasonally and independently attract 100,000s of visitors year after year to the city. We regularly advertise in tourist publications that are published nationwide and sometimes globally, all helping to spread the word!
Brighton and Hove is always busy with tourism the whole year round. Crown Gardens has many properties booked and full for many weekends from the New Year right the way through till the following Christmas. Many customers book up to a year in advance. However, our business is not confined solely to the tourism sector. Anyone requiring temporary accommodation, typically for corporate placements and those needing to relocate - for reasons such as house-hunting, renovations, insurance claims - do not want to be tied into assured short hold tenancies, which are usually for a minimum of six months.
Our Live on-line booking system makes it easy for people to book 24/7. During office hours, our professional team can answer any enquiries, take bookings and meet potential renters. Our customer profile and brand image is very high so you can be confident that Crown Gardens’ guests are respectable & professional. Over the years it has been rare to take damage monies, so this reputation speaks for itself. Our team is highly experienced and the majority of customers will call to talk directly to us prior to making their booking and the advantage of our on-line system means that a valued customer is never missed, this is of course vital for overseas visitors.
Please call into see us or use the form below to email us if you have a property you would like to include in our portfolio of high qualityself catering properties.
We look forward to seeing you soon
The Crown Gardens Team
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