HouseTrip is one of the largest holiday rental websites in the world. Based in London, we were established in January 2010. Since that time, we have doubled in size each year, have customer satisfaction scores that are several times the industry average and have been ranked as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups by Wired Magazine and as one of the 50 top websites for travel by The Times (UK).
The company was founded by husband and wife team Arnaud Bertrand and Junjun Chen, two hospitality graduates from L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. Arnaud and Junjun founded the company after a holiday in Edinburgh where they rented an apartment rather than a hotel. They loved the experience and the freedom but hated the process of booking the home.
HouseTrip is a brilliant alternative to holidaying in a hotel. HouseTrip means more choice and value, better service and the freedom to spend time together. People get more for their money, additional privacy due to extra bedrooms and extra services such as a kitchen, WiFi and laundry facilities at no extra charge. We’re also different from other holiday home rental companies, web-based or otherwise. Unlike some of our competitors, our stock of properties is focused on entire homes, not rooms in somebody’s house, where the host may also be staying. As such, our primary market is families or couples holidaying without the kids. People who actually embrace the chance to spend more time together.
In our experience, families want quality and the reassurance that the home will meet a certain standard. So we have a team that vets every single property that is listed on our website, which is one of the reasons why our customer satisfaction scores are industry-leading. For more information, go to www.housetrip.com