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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Holiday let cleaning prices

To make sure your holiday rental is sparkling and ready for bookings and stays, get a professional holiday let cleaner round. But what does a holiday let clean cost?

On July 19th, what’s being widely dubbed as “Freedom Day”, England will be easing its Coronavirus restrictions. This means more businesses will be able to open and life will take a big step forward in returning to normality. This also means hospitality and tourism can fully kickstart back into action.

If you’re the proud owner of a holiday home, flat, apartment, cottage or bungalow, then there will be several jobs to do to get your holiday home ready for your guests.

To make sure your holiday rental is sparkling and ready for bookings and stays, you should get a professional holiday let cleaner, especially if you’re short on time. Dust away the cobwebs and give your guests the best experience possible for their UK getaway.

But what does a holiday let clean cost?

Holiday let cleaning prices per hour

Type of cleanSize of propertyLow - high cost estimate
Full clean2 bedroom property£50 - £100
Full clean5 bedroom property£80 - £180
A refreshSmall - large properties£15 - £30
Laundry serviceSmall - large properties£15 - £150

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Holiday home cleaning prices will really depend on the size of your holiday home, what you need to be cleaned, and the time required to clean your property.

As a ballpark cost, the hourly rate of an independent holiday home cleaner is around £10 – £15 per hour. For a cleaning agency, it would be anywhere from £12 – £20.

If you decided to have a weekly cleaner for your holiday home; let’s say 3 hours per week, then you can expect this to cost around £45 (at a £15 per hour rate). The same hourly fee applies to if you require a cleaner to come and clean after a guest checks out.

Estimated holiday home cleaning prices

Tiles being scrubbed with sponge and bleach

The below are Airbnb cleaning costs too:

  • For the full cleaning of a two-bedroom property, expect to pay anywhere between £50 – £100.
  • For a full clean on your five-bedroom property, expect to pay anywhere between £80 – £180.
  • For the service of giving the property a refresh before the arrival of new guests, this would be an additional service and fee of £15 – £30.
  • For a laundry service of your holiday home, depending on the amount of laundry to clean, the range can be anything from £15 – £150 for larger properties.

To get an accurate quote for your holiday let clean, reach out to the recommended cleaners local to you.

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The most common complaints to prevent with holiday home cleaning

  • Mould in the holiday home
  • Hair on the bathroom floor, in the sink; shower; or bath
  • Dirty kitchen utensils, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge or BBQ
  • Dirt or food under the sofa or cushions
  • Stained bed sheets or towels

By hiring a trusted holiday let or Airbnb cleaner you can effectively remove the risk of receiving any one of these complaints.

When it makes sense to outsource your Airbnb cleaning

For some holiday property owners, they can clean the property themselves. But this isn’t possible for everyone.

So here are 5 key benefits to outsource your cleaning:

  1. To save time for yourself – by not cleaning yourself you can maximise your time for other areas of your business. Focus on the customer service for your guests, the marketing to grow your business, or even use the time to spend it with your family.
  2. If you don’t live locally to your holiday home – it wouldn’t be feasible for you if you live miles away from your holiday home for you to travel to it just to clean it. Hiring a holiday let cleaner is a much more cost-effective way.
  3. If you have a full-time job – with a full-time commitment elsewhere there is certainly no time for you to clean. And even if there was some time to clean, you may not want that pressure to clean quickly after a hard day’s work. Mistakes may be made and lead to unsatisfied guests.
  4. To hand over the responsibility to a professional – a cleaner takes the pressure off you. Even better, a professional cleaner will be able to shoulder the pressure as they’re experienced in holiday let cleaning.
  5. Achieve a standard of clean that you possibly couldn’t match – a professional cleaner will have the experience, products and equipment to do a fantastic job. They will clean from top to bottom at a higher standard than you can.

Find a holiday let cleaning professional near you

To find out more and receive a holiday home clean quote for your property, enter your postcode below and reach out to local professionals. We recommend obtaining at least three quotes.

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Another handy tool that may be better suited to you is our ‘request a quote‘ feature where we do the legwork for you:

  1. You give us the details of your holiday property clean
  2. We’ll send it to 3 specialist cleaners local to you
  3. You receive messages and quotes from professional cleaners near you
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A very useful article with a clear overview of cleaning costs and information for someone thinking of letting a holiday cottage.

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