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Gite and Key holder services: Welcome

I can offer three packages:

Do you require my changeover, cleaning services or full management package or you are just looking for me to hold your property keys?  All my services are efficient, dependable and cost effective.

Gite and Key holder services: About


Please contact me for a quotation

This service includes:

  • Checks on the property – 2 per month.  Your holiday let insurance policy will require that your property is regularly checked during empty periods in order to validate any potential claim.   I can arrange to check your property on a regular basis and following bad weather.   A report and photos of your property can be taken and emailed to you if required. 

  • Check for vermin  - checks can be made for mice and if necessary remedial action can be recommended.

  • Key holder services - I will hold your keys to your property and upon request make them available to visiting guests or gite clients.

  • Guest liaison  - This includes being available as an emergency contact for your clients during their stay.

  • Available to meet contractors - I can also arrange to be at the property to meet deliveries or tradesmen.  The individuals will be let in, but they will need to liaise with you for any works required. 

Each holiday changeover will be charged at an additional cost. 

Prices start from 20 euros per hour.

I am happy to quote for changeovers for the following:

  • One bedroom property              

  • Two bedroom property              

  • Three bedroom property           

  • Four bedroom property              

  • Five bedroom property   

  • Static Caravans           

This includes laundry costs for all bedding and towels. It is advisable that you should provide 3 sets of bedding and towels to allow for any accidents by guests and for same day changeovers.

I will take care of all changeover tasks, including liaising with incoming guests on arrival and making sure they have everything needed for a pleasant stay.  After each letting I will visit the property, giving it a thorough clean before the next clients arrive.

At the time of changeover I can:

  • perform a visual inspection of the interior and exterior

  • thoroughly air all rooms 

  • check all contents against inventory

  • visually check all appliances, electrical equipment and sanitary ware

  • examine all furniture and furnishings for wear and tear

  • ensure all security services and equipment are functional

  • water all house and terrace plants

  • turnoff appliances when the property is empty  


This is a key holder service only and any additional services will be charged in addition to the one off charge.

This service includes:

Checks on the property -

  • I can provide regularly scheduled property checks. Your holiday let insurance policy will require that your property is regularly checked during empty periods in order to validate any potential claim

  • I can arrange to check your property on a regular basis and following bad weather.  The charge for a property inspection is 40 euros a visit. A report can be emailed to you, at an additional cost if required. Photos of your property can be taken and emailed to you if required.

  • Check for vermin  - checks can be made for mice and remedial action will be taken.  This service is charged at 20 euros plus any cost incurred.

  • Guest liaison/changeover service - for charges and more information see above.

  • Available to meet contractors - Waiting for tradesmen or deliveries?  My call out service is 30 euros per visit plus 10 euros an hour will be charged after the first 30 minutes.

3. Changeover service

If you already manage your own property I can offer a changeover service only. Prices start from 20 euros.

 Changeovers include:

  • Polish and dust

  • Thorough vacuum 

  • Wiping paintwork and skirting boards

  • Sweeping and wash floors

  • Cleaning bathrooms and toilet

  • Internal window clean

  • Cleaning or fridges, microwaves, toasters, kettles

  • Cleaning fireplaces (as necessary)

For charges and more information contact me for a quote.

Gite and Key holder services: Services

Additional Services

Your guests will have been looking forward to their holiday for many months,  a good welcome hamper can help make their break extra special and give a positive first impression. 
Why not include one of my welcome packs?
You can give these as a gift or offer them to your guest as an additional option.
I can provide the following:

Food Hamper

food hamper

From 25 euros

A basic hamper includes bread, milk, tea, coffee, butter and preserves.  Any additional items, such as locally produced Kouign Amann and Breton Gateaux would be charged at cost.

Doggy Hamper

doggie hamper

25 euros

If your gite is pet friendly why not offer a pet hamper?  My Doggy Hampers include items such as a collapsible dog bowl, poo bags, chew treats, toy, dog towel and a dog feeding mat.

Toiletries Hamper

toiletries hamper

35 euros

Welcome your guests with a special pack of luxury toiletries and amenities.  My packs are the perfect pack for a longer stay in a gite. These gorgeous hampers includes bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, mini shampoo, mini bath gel or shower gel, body lotion, razor and shaving gel.  Any additional items would be charged at cost.

Birthday and Special Occasions Hampers

special occasion hamper

Price on request

If your guests are coming for a birthday or special occasion, I can arrange something extra special.  From flowers, wine, decorations and birthday cakes.  Call me to get a quote.

Gite and Key holder services: Services


If you wish your garden to be ready for your guest to enjoy I can recommend my husband's business.  Guy runs Escape to the Patio gardening and maintenance services and is reliable and professional.  He would be happy to discuss your needs.

diy handyman

DIY Jobs

If you need any DIY projects done, I can recommend by husband's business,  Escape to the Patio for this too.  If you need that shelf putting up, that dripping tap repaired or your gite repainted why not ask for a quote? Guy also offers pressure washing, rubbish removal, gutter cleaning, tip runs, tidy up and removal services.

welcome book

Welcome Book

I can arrange for a Welcome Book to be available to your guests.  It would be checked and amended on a regular basis.  It would include:

  • Information about the property (provided by the homeowner)

  • Local attractions, restaurants, transport, weekly markets, supermarkets, local doctors, pharmacies and dentists.

  • Local festivals and leaflets from the tourist office.


And Lastly

Remember here at Gite Expectations, I am always here to help.  So do not hesitate to contact me if you want further information, have any questions or to discuss your needs.




Gite and Key holder services: Services
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