We are husband and wife team Kevin & Amanda Ing and between us we have over 40 years management experience working for Marks and Spencer PLC in a variety of sales, marketing and project management areas. We decided to make the break from corporate life in 2004 and take up a new challenge.
Amanda used to visit Staithes on family holidays as a child and has many fond memories of the village. We explored a number of areas across the country for our relocation, but Kevin also fell in love with Staithes and we purchased two cottages as a renovation project. One would be our new home and the other a holiday let. We completed the move to the Staithes in 2005 and used our new found skills to set up a property management and promotion business.
Stay in Staithes has been built on personal experience, word of mouth and recommendations. We continue to specialise in Staithes cottages, which means that we offer a very personal service to both rental guests and cottage owners alike. If you own or are thinking about buying a cottage in Staithes you need the security of knowing that your property will be well managed in your absence. Our property management and promotion services are offered as a complete package to enable you to meet that objective.
We charge a monthly property management fee based upon the size of your cottage. Our services include pre arrival checks, emergency call out cover, management of contractors, health and safety compliance, repairs (charges may apply), guest services, management of cleaning/laundry (housekeeping charges apply) and window cleaning. Our housekeeping team provide an initial supply of cleaning materials and consumables such as toilet rolls and bin liners for use in the cottage as part of the cleaning charges. We will also conduct an annual review of your cottage and make recommendations on improvements and upgrades required for rental.
We charge 20% commission on rentals and this covers all aspects of marketing the property either through our own Stay in Staithes website, which has over 20,000 hits a year, selected third party websites and direct marketing campaigns. We are also members of the Welcome to Yorkshire tourist board. We deal with all aspects of communication with guests and provide a number of extras as part of this commission charge e.g. parking permits.
If you would like more information on our services please click on the link below for a contact form.