Welcome to West Dorset
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Welcome to West Dorset
Hassle-free Short-Let management that optimises your rental income.
Local holiday letting expertise, national know-how
Meet Ben and Nindy Thompson
We are Ben and Nindy, Owners of Pass the Keys® - West Dorset. We know how lucky we are to run our business and raise our family in this stunning part of the world. Our love of Dorset, passion for property, and commitment to exceptional customer service led us to holiday let management. Whether you entrust us with your cherished childhood home or employ us purely to optimise your ROI, you can rest assured that your property is in the best possible hands.
Why let Pass the Keys manage your holiday home?
Short Letting made easy!
We make holiday letting hassle-free by managing guest communication, check-in, cleaning, laundry and more.Find out more
Best of local and national
Enjoy a personal service from local property managers who have the support of a nationwide brand.Read more
No onerous contract tie-ins
We offer flexibiity so you can part ways with us at short notice if you need to with no termination fees.
We thoroughly vet guests prior to accepting bookings to ensure the security of your holiday home.Discover more
Magic host portal
We upload photos after every clean, so you always know the condition of your holiday let.
What holiday home services does Pass the Keys provide?
- Professional cleaning & laundry
- Hotel-quality linen & toiletries
- Photos after each clean
- Unlimited self bookings
- Dedicated local Account Manager
- Professional property photography
- Listing creation
- Price optimisation
- Multiple platforms
- Guest screening
- Accidental damage insurance
- 24/7 guest support
- Digital welcome guide
- Guest reviews management
What's an Airbnb Professional Co-Host
Due to the size of our portfolio of properties and the consistent quality of our service, Pass the Keys® were invited to become an official Airbnb co-host in 2018. This exclusive status afforded Pass the Keys with a key account manager and direct integration to their systems so that we could dynamically update pricing, report on guest behaviours, and other key metrics. We have retained our benefits as a valued partner even though Airbnb have now retired the programme (2022).
Access our magic host portal
Book personal stays in your holiday home through our calendar by simply blocking the dates. View upcoming guest bookings at a glance.
View the service log to see photos uploaded by the cleaner after each changeover. Have peace of mind that your holiday home is in excellent condition.
Read the wonderful reviews your guests leave for your holiday let property. See each one as it comes in and your average rating.
Track the rental income for your holiday home for any given month and monitor occupancy rates and average daily rates.
Holiday letting agents in West Dorset
Dorset is a large and richly diverse county in the South-West of England. West Dorset also happens to be the set of some famous films and TV shows and attracts many visitors eager to explore these former film sets. On the western border sits Lyme Regis – ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, famously the birthplace of Mary Anning. Overlooking Lyme Bay is the stunning ‘Golden Cap’ – the highest point of England’s South Coast. Beyond Golden Cap, you can find West Bay, home of the TV series Broadchurch and a mile inland is the thriving market town of Bridport.
The entire coastline of West Dorset forms part of the Jurassic Coast – England’s only natural World Heritage Site. This stretch of coast has some of the finest beaches and dramatic cliffs in England, and unsurprisingly this section of the South-West Coast path is a magnet for keen walkers and hikers. From fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast to walking and rambling, there is something in West Dorset for every nature lover. Venture inland into rural West Dorset and you will find a treasure trove of idyllic country escapes. Lyme Regis, Seatown, West Bay, Bridport, and Burton Bradstock are beautiful locations on the Jurassic coast. Dorset coastal cottages make a great base for exploring all the South West has to offer.
Overall, Dorset holidays are a favourite both in the booming ‘staycation’ market and for international travellers – occupancy rates for Dorset holiday lets are high throughout the year and anyone thinking of buying a second home or investment property should look no further. Whilst UK tourism is relatively seasonal, the beauty and charm of this part of the world ensure high visitor numbers throughout the year. Local hosts can benefit from the in-depth knowledge of Pass the Keys West Dorset. We are a local holiday cottage management company, and the only end-to-end holiday let agency in the UK! Our Airbnb hosting services are safe, and secure and have been crafted so that hosts can sit back and relax whilst their property achieves its optimum ROI.
Pass the Keys West Dorset will take care of everything, from optimising your Dorset accommodation to guest screening and check-in. We are a holiday let company that cares and offers 24/7 guest support so our hosts, and guests, can rest assured that their comfort is our priority.
We are West Dorset's leading holiday letting agents
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Holiday Let Management in West Dorset: 8 Top Reasons to Pass the Keys!
Working with a holiday let management company can take a lot of the work out of the short letting equation. In fact, by partnering with a holiday let agency like Pass the Keys®, you can remove the stress entirely, leaving you to sit back and watch the money roll in!Read More
Pass the Keys® arrives in West Dorset - a warm hello and welcome to Ben & Nindy!
Pass the Keys®, is expanding further into South West England with a new franchise covering the stunning West Dorset area. Pass the Keys®, offers an end-to-end property management service for homeowners wishing to maximise their earnings in the short-let market. We are one of the few companies out there that offers a fully managed service. We take care of everything: from advice on presenting your property, to professional photography and listing your property on the most popular short-let booking platforms. We handle all the guest communications (before, during, and after their stay) – we even clean up after guests! All you need to do is: Pass the Keys!Read More
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