Our history

With over 10 years’ experience in the holiday rental industry, we’ve experienced almost everything a holiday rental can throw at you.

Holiday Rental Academy is the brainchild of Brett Claude Carnell, an ex-pilot who used his knowledge in writing training manuals for pilots for a fast growing airline to implement some simple processes to make running his holiday rental smoother and more profitable.

Our vision

Our Vision  is to help you, as a holiday rental owner, make the most out of your holiday rental and have it working for you, rather than you working for it.


We believe that there are many ways to grow the income from your business and gain repeat customers but there is only one way to make your business work for you – using simple systems that are easy to implement and easy to adapt to different situations.


We offer a range of services to current and future holiday rental property owners including workshops, seminars and programs. The Holiday Rental Academy program was established to help holiday rental property owners make the most of their holiday rental property and all of our services work towards the goal of helping you bring in more income, streamline your processes, and to bring you more repeat business.


Our mission is to bring you easy to understand and easy to implement systems for your holiday rental property, in an easy to use format.

Our Achievements

The processes used by the Holiday Rental Academy have won Wanggulay Luxury Retreat recognition and many awards including:

  • 1 Highest Rated Holiday Rental in Australia on HomeAway
  • Rated a Top Vacation Rental on Flipkey
  • Five star ratings on Stayz
  • Top rated property on Trip Advisor
  • Featured in lifestyle magazines and television shows around Australia

Awards Recieved