086.5: Merilee Karr – Under The Doormat – Bringing Community to  The Short Term Letting Industry

086.5: Merilee Karr – Under The Doormat – Bringing Community to The Short Term Letting Industry

Merilee is the founder of Under the Doormat, a London based, short term home accommodation company rooted in the sharing economy.  With a sharp focus on customer service for both owners and guests, they are different to the norm and offer the quality of a hotel in the comfort of a home

Merilee Karr - Under The Doormat

Merilee Karr – STAA Chair and CEO Under the Doormat

  • Merilee tells us a little about her background, how she got into the Holiday Let industry, where she is based, and how she loves to travel a lot herself.
  • Listen as Merilee reveals how Under the doormat came about and what inspired her to start the company. Also, how long has it been running for.
  • We discuss how Under the Doormat works from a guest perspective and how it’s different booking with Under the Doormat to using one of the ‘ordinary’ booking sites
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  • Merilee tell’s us how Under the Doormat works from the owners perspective – benefits, ease of use, cost, and whether or not it was easy to set up. We’ll also talk about the Benefits of working with Under the Doormat instead of the usual booking sites here
  • We chat about what it is Merilee focuses on in the business, and just where she thinks the Holiday let industry is heading.
  • Merilee is very passionate about short term lettings and is involved in advocacy for the Industry and with some exciting things coming up to.
  • She enlightens us on the Short Term Accommodation Association, how it came about and its objectives.
  • STAA are working on bringing the Industry together, and one way is a big event and that’s happening in March 2019 in ExCel London – The Short Stay Show. Merilee explains how you can get involved and what you can expect from the event. She also tells us how we can get tickets and whether we can provide sponsors.

Short Term Accommodation Association

Learn all about the STAA right here and register your interest on the website and show your support

  • Based on Merilees extensive travel background and her experience setting up and running Under the Doormat, Merilee shares her guiding philosophy/principal to help Holiday Home Owners today.
  • We talk about the right advice to give to an owner of a holiday let/ Vacation Rental in today’s market, based on what they can do/have/be.

The Short Stay Show

Take a look at what went down at The Short Stay Show right here – it’s going ahead again in 2020 and it’s an absolute must attend event!

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One thought on “086.5: Merilee Karr – Under The Doormat – Bringing Community to The Short Term Letting Industry

  • July 3, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    A wonderful podcast
    It’s really refreshing to see companies like under the door mat stepping out the norm and creating a new style of short term rentals
    It’s going to be exciting to see the growth of under the door mat

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