Our holiday home agency started during a whirlwind of lockdowns. We didn't plan to start a BNB Agency in Daylesford. I learned that the company I worked for was no longer providing the services they did. The role as an accommodation manager would come to an end in just a few short days, the properties would need to find another manager or agency to take care of guests and I would need to find another job. I loved my work and didn't want this to be it. It was an uncertain time with Covid and many long lockdowns, but I sprang into action.
A few years ago, I had the idea to develop an app for accommodation properties to provide guests with a digital guest book. The business name and domain guestbuddy were established. As a website developer, it ended up being much more efficient and economical for customers to have a guest information area created within their website rather than developing a custom or hybrid app. So guest buddy as an app didnt progress and I built websites for my clients under my other business name Digital 6s instead.
When the opportunity to start a bnb agency came about, there was little time to come up with a name. The decision to start the agency was made on 28 June 2021, with the previous management company ceasing operations on 30 June 2021. So the name Guest Buddy was reused in the meantime. I operated for about 3 or 4 weeks before the longest-running Victorian lockdown was first announced. It was only supposed to be a short "circuit breaker" but I was living in Victoria since the start of Covid and knew this could be much longer than just a week or two, and it certainly was.
I used the time during the lockdown to set up a company and pick a name - Majestiv. It,s an anagram of my sons, name, my partners, name and the first letter of my name. I like it because it,s similar to the word majestic, with just a little twist at the end.
So why daylesfordbnb.com.au and not majestiv.com.au - Majestiv is a marketing and management agency - with a primary focus on the accommodation, hospitality and travel sector. We perform many services including the management and promotion of holiday properties and coordination of guests and reservations too. Daylesfordbnb.com.au is our website promoting all the properties we look after. We have some houses like Eaglemont, that also have their own website too. Property owners, landlords and hosts who are interested in our marketing services should visit majestiv.com.au.
We are transitioning our digital business assets over to the trading name Majestiv BNB - Majestiv Pty Ltd TA Majestiv BNB. Guests who booked with us prior to the change may have contact emails or details for guest buddy. Don't worry if you still have those contact details, you can find updated contact information on our contact us page and you will still be able to contact us via those email addresses, or access our daylesfordbnb.com.au website via the old contact information until 2024.
If you have any questions about Majestiv, Guest Buddy or Vanessa, you are welcome to get in touch any time