An entrepreneurial Dutchman with a flair for people is filling a growing new market niche in the Queenstown, Frankton and Wanaka accommodation sector i.e. rent a room based on managing and renting properties on a room by room basis.
Since starting his business in 2011 with only 10 rooms, Dutchman Henrik de Blij, the business has grown rapidly and he now has more than 100 rooms on his books spread over 25 locations in Queenstown, Frankton and Wanaka. The properties range from basic, small units to luxury homes and apartments.
Room rates range from $180.- to $ 450.- a week, depending on the standard and location of the property and whether tenants request a single room, double rooms or an appartments. In the next few years he anticipates Rent-A-Room will have grown 30 to 50 %.
Properties are fully-furnished and includes services like Sky TV and wireless internet. Tenants are expected they always hold their room and the shared facilities clean and tidy. Linen, cleaning materials, supplies such as toilet paper and dish washing liquid, waste and recycling management are all provided and Henrik takes care of housekeeping matters such as payment of common costs for instance the power and cleaning supplies bills. He does property inspections every 7- 10 days and prides himself on his personal 24/7 service. “Because of our high level of attention”.
Property owners from across New Zealand and as far away as Argentina, UK, China and Singapore, have been using Henrik and Rent-A-Room’s services since it’s inception and know to expect a personal approach, great service and good returns. Rooms stay occupied, maintained and property owners are getting full returns on their investment. Henrik also ensures their tenants are well-serviced for and abide by the ‘house rules’.
“My tenants are looking for comfortable fully furnished accommodation for a longer term but don’t want to commit to standard lease agreements for at least six months or more period or pay for a whole house with all the bonds and extras.”
“There’s a growing market in Queenstown, Frankton and Wanaka from locals and overseas workers. Demand for well maintained accommodation is high and historical, seasonal gaps are a thing of the past. Tenant recruitment and selection is getting easier every season” says Henrik.”
“I must stress, we don’t overcrowd or pack people into houses. We only offer accommodation to singles or couples sharing a room with facilities that are equipped for the number of people living there.
Henrik who has a bachelor degree in facilities management spent time working in Finland and the United States before emigrating in 2004 to New Zealand from The Netherlands Since then he has worked as a manager in hospitality, marketing and sales, and events and operational supervisor at QLDC Sport & Recreation (formerly Lakes Leisure).
EXISTING TENANTS – please use service request forms available on the Tenant Services page.
If you need any further information text or call mob: 021 923 553. I will contact you as soon as possible.
NEW TENANTS – please the Tenant Request Form so we can get in touch with you about rooms available.
Please note: I can only tell you about two weeks before a room will become available. I am happy to arrange for viewings from 10 days before it becomes vacant. Viewings are only organised on appointment.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
Managing Director: Henrik de Blij
Postal address: 122A Hallenstein Street, Queenstown, 9300
Addres of service Service request
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64(0)21 923 553
Contact us using:
• Account name: Rent-A-Room Ltd.
• Account number: 02 – 0948 – 0273994 – 00
RENT-A-ROOM office, 122a Hallenstein Street. Please call before dropping by as we might not be there!