Running Costs

Worth every penny

Can you put a price on sunset walks on deserted beaches, on cocoa in front of a flickering stove on a winter’s evening, on knowing there’s a magical hideaway waiting for you whenever you need to escape? When you buy a holiday home with Aria we’re pretty sure you’ll think the investment is worth it, especially as you can earn a little extra from letting others come to stay. We keep running costs to a minimum and make them easy for you to manage. So all you need to worry about is when your next turn is to pay your happy place a visit.

Let us guess… you’re dreaming of a cosy nest (a spacious, stylish one), sitting in picture-perfect landscape on a laid-back resort with all the amenities you need. A place you can visit whenever you like, leaving all your worries outside the front door. We can definitely help you with that, and we can also help you rent it out for others to enjoy, to keep the running costs covered.

Here’s a breakdown of the little extra outgoings when you buy a holiday home with us.

Rental charges
Your place with Aria will be in demand, and you don’t need to find too many extra pennies (or any effort really) to rent it out when you use our professional Managed Letting Service. From marketing to bookings, cleaning to maintenance, we take care of everything, so you can relax even when you aren’t on holiday. All you need to do is tell us when your holiday home will be empty and then we will return any letting income directly back to you.

For each hire a commission charge of 30% of the rental income plus charge for linen and cleaning and VAT, is made on the gross value of the holiday booked. 

Annual Site Fees
Site fees run from 1 January until 31 December and are payable in one lump sum by 31 December. They cover access to the resort and the following facilities:

Indoor and outdoor heated pools including sun loungers
Poolside café and Venue Bar and Eatery
Organised activities and entertainment
Use of play areas

Site fees for caravans can start at around £3,509 p.a, (up to c£5,000) however, this does depend or resort and you may be expected to pay slightly more for some Lodges and specific large plots.

Water and General rates
Water and General rates run from 1 January until 31 December, payable in December. They are likely to start from £509.85 p.a

Insurance
You’ll be responsible for your own insurance. The cost depends on the value of the holiday home but normally ranges from £110 - £500 p.a. (this must include public liability cover for at least £5m).

Gas and Electricity
Gas and electricity is on a metered basis and charged in June and December.

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