Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions.
Q: Where is The Open 2020 taking place?
A: The Open 2020 golf tournament will take place at Royal St George’s, Kent, Sandwich, United Kingdom.
Q: Where is The Open 2021 taking place?
A: The Open 2021 golf tournament will take place at the Home of Golf, St Andrews Golf Club, Fife, Scotland, UK.
Q: Where is The Open 2022 taking place?
A: The Open 2022 golf tournament will take place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Meols Dr, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 4AL, United Kingdom.
Q: Are accommodation prices for one week or two?
A: In general the prices listed are for a stay of one week over the period of The Open Golf Championship event unless the homeowner has specified otherwise. Remember many home owners will be happy to negotiate a price and will be flexible with the amount of days you wish to stay.
Q: Are there any hidden charges?
A: No, Accommodation for The Event do not charge commission on rentals or charge service fees! The price you see is the price you pay.
Q: What does it cost to list my house on Accommodation for The Event?
A: Listing fee ranges from £95 to £275 depending on the time of upload prior to the event. This range is due to marketing and advertisement costs associated with renting all properties. As a result the earlier a property is listed prior to the event, the lower the listing fee. Visit our The Open House Rental page to upload your details.
Q: Do you take a commission on the properties rented?
A: No, when your property is booked as Open accommodation the homeowner deals directly with The Open Attendee, unlike other providers there are no additional fees on either side.
Q: Do I need to be situated near the event to advertise my house?
A: Properties should ideally be within 90 minutes drive of the venue. The closer a property is to the Open Championship venue or one of the designated park and ride locations the greater it's desirability will be.
Q: Asking price - How much should I charge?
A: When setting an asking price take the following factors into account. The number of bedrooms (how many people you can accommodate), how close the property is to The Open venue, how private the location is (ie. detached, semi-detached, private land) and how much similar houses in your location charging. If you are unsure on an asking price contact us and we will provide you with assistance.
Q: When should I start advertising my house?
A: We are now accepting listings for The Open 2020, 2021, & 2022 events. In general the earlier a property is advertised the more exposure and visibility it will get.
Q: How do I make a payment to list my house?
A: Payment can be made by visa, credit card, paypal, or by cheque.
Q: How long will my house be listed?
A: All properties are listed until the end of their respective Open event dates or until you request to remove your listing.
Q: Can I modify my listing?
A: Yes you can modify or remove your listing at any time. Simply login to your account to manage your listing(s). You will need to use the email address that was used to submit the property.
Q: What are the benefits of advertising on AccommodationforTheEvent.com?
A: AccommodationforTheEvent.com is dedicated to advertising and promoting accommodation for large events including The Open. In the exciting build up to previous Open events our website received over 250,000 hits in one month alone. We have advertised accommodation for all major golf events since 2006 including the most recent events. Our site attracts millions of golfing enthusiasts from around the world and provides easy access to accommodation for upcoming Open events. Other benefits include:
Q: What do I need to do to prepare my house?
A: Try to keep your house contents and furnishings to a minimum. Remove any personal items, clothing, cash etc. and provide the basic furnishings and appliances. For example beds, wardrobes, tables, chairs, TV, phone, kitchen appliances and utensils. Extra comforts like cable TV and broadband Internet access will increase the desirability of your house.
Q: How are enquires to my listing handled?
A: We encourage people to list their name and phone number so they can be contacted directly by interested guests. We also provide an online form with your listing for people who wish to contact you via email. Enquiries made via the form are emailed on to your own personal email account.
Q: How should I handle bookings?
A: As a guideline we suggest homeowners request a non-refundable booking deposit and a 10% safety deposit in advance and require the remainder paid in full prior to arrival. Safety deposits are returned to renters upon a full inspection of the property on the last day of their stay.