Do you want to rent your holiday home to a special person who shares your passion for sports or is looking for a well-located accommodation for sports activities? This is possible thanks to Sportihome, the reference platform for sports vacation rentals!
Holiday rentals between private individuals offer many advantages. On the tenant side, it is a practical and flexible alternative to hotels, often with an attractive price/quality ratio. On the owner’s side, renting a vacation home is a good way to earn extra income and meet new people who want to explore the attractions of the area. No wonder holiday accommodation booking platforms are on the rise!
One of them particularly caught our attention. This tricolor startup is Sportihome. Bringing together hosts and travelers who share the same sports interests, the young attraction focuses on shopping and sharing around common values. Thus, it stands out from the mainstream platforms with its unique, innovative and determined humanitarian offer for successful sports holidays.
Are you the owner? That’s why you will love to rent your holiday home on the Sportihome platform!
A unique concept focused on experience and sharing
Created in 2017 in Montpellier by two outdoor sports enthusiasts, Frédéric Diaw and Sylvain Morel, Sportihome is a platform for booking seasonal rentals among individuals who share a passion for sports. Concretely, the platform allows travelers looking for places where guests can practice their favorite sport to rent their properties: hiking, surfing, mountain biking, road biking, canoeing, skiing… The activities offered are so diverse!
Whether it’s a chalet, villa, guest house or apartment, all online properties at Sportihome are located near the training points. Guests also have the option to rent their sports equipment to travelers for the best experience.
With this innovative rental approach based on sporting affinities, Sportihome offers a new, contemporary travel method. To date, the platform brings together a community of 2 million unique visitors seeking new sensations combining landscape, sports and vacation change!
- 60 applied sports
- 10,000 Seasonal rentals distributed in the most beautiful regions of France and abroad
- 3,000 new spots to practice your favorite sports
- 20,000 sports activities of your choice
- 4 languages: French, English, Spanish, German
Stay, share, play
As the host, it is up to you to choose how you want to experience the Sportihome experience with the travelers you host. Thus, the platform offers 3 sharing formulas with its unique concept: Stay Share Play.
- To stay : By choosing this formula, it is sufficient to rent your accommodation located near a sports training site among the activities offered by the platform.
- Share : In addition to renting your accommodation, you share your tips with travelers and enhance your experience as a local practitioner
- Play : You decide to go further by sharing one or more sporting events with your travelers
Clearly, Sportihome offers the opportunity to have a unique and friendly experience with your passengers, based on your mutual wishes! To get an idea of what the Stay Share Play experience with Sportihome looks like, head to Brittany to start surfing with 5-year Sportihome host Fred:
A safe and 100% secure platform
By allowing homeowners to welcome sporty travelers, Sportihome breathes new life into the seasonal rental market. But that’s not all: the sports vacation rental platform is a 100% made in France nugget that attracts a clientele made up of owners who are won over by its trusted traveler community, reliable and safe nature.
In concrete terms, Sportihome:
- local, qualified and attentive customer service, based in sunny Montpellier. Available 24/7, it is considered excellent by users on the Trustpilot review site. Sportihome is also number 1 in the “holiday rental” category!
- simple, free and hassle-free registration : as a host, you can register on the platform for free and run your ads in a few clicks. Online payment is made through Stripe, the world leader in payment. On the rental insurance side, Sportihome has resorted to the services of AXA France, which is covered by a guarantee of up to 1.5 million euros.
- support from well-known organizations and preferred investors : Sportihome has recently raised 2 million Euros and brought in its capital Accurafy 4, the first investment fund specializing in digital scale-up. Several national banking institutions such as the Caisse des Dépôts Banque des Territoires, the Occitanie Region and Bpi France also support the start-up.
Finally, former windsurfing champion and TV presenter Nathalie Simon is one of the investors participating in this round. Even better: The latter has even become an ambassador for Sportihome, offering the accommodation for rent on the platform! If even Nathalie Simon did it, why not you? Find out why he chose Sportihome for bastide rental in the video interview!
Exclusive savings and benefits
Do you want to combine the rent of your holiday accommodation with a good plan? Sportihome is the platform that will definitely seduce you! As seen above, registration is 100% free. Sportihome only takes 5% commission excluding VAT on every booking: It is clearly one of the lowest rates on the market.
But the platform doesn’t stop there: As a host who wants to promote your accommodation to millions of athletes, you can enjoy exclusive benefits with all Sportihome’s sports partners.
So, when you rent your accommodation on the platform, you benefit from:
- 10% off delivery included More than 100 sports equipment in the Sportihome Decathlon store. Ideal if you want to equip your vacation rental with sports equipment and increase bookings! Suitable for kayak, trampoline, bike, surfboard, snowshoe, etc.
- increased visibility with several million licensed athletes. Indeed, Sportihome is the home of many French sports federations (hiking, gliding, fishing, water skiing, etc.).
- a pass of your ads with a network of partners specializing in vacation rentals, sports and outdoor accommodations.
Clearly, Sportihome makes every effort to help you increase your vacation rental bookings with an ultra-qualified, sporty and outdoor adventure-loving clientele. Moreover, the platform even offers the possibility to exchange with your future tenants before accepting the reservation.
Oh yes and we almost forgot: Sportihome offers owners who want a professional shot to increase the maximum value of their rental. So what are you waiting for to become a host? Appointment on the Sportihome website.