Punch Tree Lodge: 2 Years Later

We recently visited Joanne at Punch Tree Cabins, one of our most popular hosts, following the opening of her brand new holiday rental. It’s been two years since we last met with Joanne and she first started working with TravelNest to advertise Punch Tree Lodge. Recently Joanne has started marketing a new property, Copper Beech Cabin, following the success of her first property, Punch Tree Lodge. The cosy cabins are nestled in the Scottish countryside, making it the perfect UK staycation. Read on to find out more about Punch Tree Cabins and how owner Joanne uses TravelNest to be a successful vacation rental host.

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive 

Punch Tree Cabins case study

Despite opening in 2020, Punch Tree Lodge experienced full occupancy throughout the summer, with a consistent level of bookings ever since. With the help of TravelNest, Joanne is able to get increased visibility and bookings across several booking sites, and we do all the hard work! This has made it possible for Punch Tree Cabins to install a new wood burning hot tub within the grounds, a stunning Swedish design outdoor bath for two. Hot tubs are a feature which many guests prioritise in a holiday rental, and Joanne notes how easy it is to add new amenities to a listing; and even new properties to the TravelNest account. Her personal favourite feature however, is the TravelNest calendar. Joanne tells us how the calendar ‘keeps everything in place’ as receiving bookings for multiple properties from a range of different channels can be stressful. This is where TravelNest helps holiday home owners like Joanne. If you’re still wondering how this is possible, we’ve explained a little bit about how it works below.

Wood burning hot tub in the forest
Wood burning hot tub at Punch Tree Cabins

What does TravelNest do?

TravelNest is a vacation rental software which helps unlock the potential of short-term holiday lets all over the world. As a trusted partner, we advertise holiday rentals on 30+ global booking sites including Booking.com, Airbnb, VRBO and Expedia. More than just a channel manager, we have a team of experts on hand to help hosts with their property management, as well as optimising listings in order to boost bookings, increase exposure and simplify marketing.

Inside Copper Beech Cabin

How does TravelNest work?

All you need to do is fill in the important details! Once you set up a TravelNest account, we’ll ask you to enter some information about your property and add photographs, and our software builds your listings on the booking sites. When a guest books, we’ll send you a booking confirmation. Completely hassle free! With TravelNest you can advertise your holiday home for free, and commission is only taken from confirmed bookings. The commission fee is 20% (5% TravelNest fee + 15% channel fee).

Owner Joanne outside of Copper Beech Cabin
TravelNest owner Joanne outside of Copper Beech Cabin

Copper Beech Cabin and Punch Tree Lodge are both available to be booked now! You can watch the full video of our time at Punch Tree Cabins, as well as more TravelNest case studies, on our YouTube channel. To find out more about TravelNest and expert tips for marketing your holiday let, keep reading the TravelNest blog. Alternatively, sign up for free today! 

Find out more about TravelNest

TravelNest gets your property seen in all the right places. We can list your property on over 30 of the best booking channels including Airbnb, Booking. com, Expedia, Tripadvisor and Vrbo.