Airbnb, Holiday Let and second home management services in Oxfordshire and The Cotswolds

Keys In Our Hands

Discover how Keys in Our Hands can help you with your holiday cottage, short stay or second home rental management.

We offer a full suite of professional services to look after your Holiday Cottage or Airbnb

We offer a full-suite of management services designed for the unique needs of holiday homes and Airbnb properties. Our mission is to make owning and renting out holiday homes stress-free, maximising your rental income while providing excellent guest experiences.

We handle all aspects of property management including maintenance, cleaning, restocking essentials, and preparing your home for the next guests. We conduct regular property inspections to ensure your home is always in pristine condition.

EPCs/Gas safety

Stay ahead of legislative compliance with our comprehensive EPC reports and gas safety reports. Our expert team ensures that your property remains up to date, meeting all necessary requirements.

Guest Communications

We provide effective guest communication, delivering essential information ranging from property tips to emergency communications, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all guests.


Count on our highly skilled and trained housekeeping team to maintain the condition of your property. From thorough check-out cleans to regular monthly deep cleans.

Digital Twin Services

Immersive 3D tours to help your guests navigate and explore your holiday cottage Keys In Our Hands can create 3D Immersive Tours for your property with prices starting at £150+…

Linen Hire

We provide high quality, professionally laundered linen for your property. Let us handle this time-consuming task for you and discover the convenience and luxury of our high-quality linen service


Our skilled maintenance team is here to ensure the impeccable upkeep of your property. With our prompt and efficient services, we address any issues that may arise, ensuring timely resolutions.

Photography and Video

Unlock the full potential of your property with our professional photography and videography services. We can also offer 3D tours of your property.

Property Inspection

Ensure the impeccable condition of your property with our comprehensive property inspection services. Whether after short stays or long-term lets.


About Us

Keys in Our Hands are your local provider of Holiday Cottages, Short Stay and Second Home Rental Management Services in and around Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

We can take care of every aspect of your property. From the finest housekeeping services to linen hire and servicing. For second and empty home owners, we offer specialised services to maintain and safeguard your property, giving you the peace of mind. Our diligent property management team ensures your property remains in perfect condition, while our variety of inspections to keep you informed and your property secure. 

Our expert team are available around the clock, providing you with unparalleled 24/7 on-call services. Discover a new level of Rental Management Services with Keys in our Hands.

Our numbers tell a little about how busy we are each month….

Holiday home management is about the detail and using our people, technology and experience to deliver great customer service


Number of linen items used


Hours of housekeeping contracted


Changeovers between guests


Property inspections



“I was in two minds whether to manage my holiday cottage myself or find a company. It's a more expensive using a company but if I factor in the cost of my time then it makes sense. Keys In Our Hands have never missed a guest changeover, they have great cleaning teams and if anything goes wrong I know I can pick up the phone and speak to someone who knows my property.”

Edward, Cotswolds Landlord

“Keys In our Hands have managed my Oxford home for over 5 years since I relocated to the U.S. I'm confident that I have left my home in the hands of professionals. Their charging is transparent and they have a culture of valuing and training their housekeeping staff.”

Poppy, Oxford Landlord

Very well done to everyone and thank you very much for helping us achieve such a high level of readiness for our first guess.

We love great living spaces, but putting in the hard yards alongside such a competent team has been a thrill

Nicolas, Oxford Landlord

“I moved to Keys In Our Hands after several attempts with other Airbnb Management companies. Keys seems to invest more time in training their housekeepers and have a system of property inspections which means my rental home is always looking how I want it.”

Sally, Oxford Landlord

Latest News

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Get In Touch

Have a question? Get in touch with us today. Our Oxfordshire based team are ready to answer any questions you may have.

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