Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man

about us

Our Team

Our locally based team are lucky enough to live and work on the beautiful Isle of Man. We love to share our passion for the Isle of Man with our guests and are happy to help with any queries you may have when planning your trip to the Isle of Man

Island Escapes is owned and operated by John Keggin, and supported by a reliable team which also includes many local housekeepers and suppliers.


John Keggin - Managing Director

John has grown up in a tourism family with his parents and grandparents welcoming guests to Port Erin in the south of the island for many years.

John is well experienced in marketing having worked in financial services on the island for a number of years together with 4 years spent as Operations Manager for a well known adventure tourism business. 

Latterly John worked for a national holiday cottage letting agency in St Ives, Cornwall where he gained much understanding of the industry in a well developed and successful market. It is this experience, which led him to return to the island to establish Island Escapes in 2018.

In his spare time you'll find John enjoying the great Manx outdoors, sea kayaking, mountain biking or on duty as a local Coastguard!


Nick Venables - Property Management Co-ordinator

Nick joined our team in 2020 following graduating with a degree in Marketing from Liverpool John Moores University.

Nick supports the day to day operations of the business, helping guests who are staying with us with any queries they have. In addition to this Nick continuously ensures the information on our properties presented to our guests via our website and third party booking systems is as accurate and up to date as possble. 

You can often find Nick walking his dog, playing football or in the gym. He's also tried his hand at sea kayaking, but spends more time in the sea than the kayak!


James Walker - Property Maintenance Technician

James became a team member in mid-2021 after making a career direction change.

James coordinates and rectifies the maintenance issues brought up from the property portfolio. Years of experience from property developing mean he has a good knowledge base of all trades and how to identify and fix a fault. James also assists the rest of the team with admin-based duties and call outs accordingly.

Outside of work James is a father of three and enjoys racing his yacht around the Island and further afield.

Customer Services

At Island Escapes we work closely with our travel partners Isle of Man Travel Services who are based in Onchan. They handle the majority of our customer queries in advance of a stay with us, so it is highly likely you will speak to the team when calling to make a booking, pay your balance or enquiring about one of our properties. 

Courtney, Sally, Melissa

Courtney Hinge, Sally Helwich and Melissa Bull - Bookings and Travel team

You can also visit Sally and her team at their office in Onchan, where they will also be pleased to assist you with any queries you may have, from tourist information through to a question about your booking or a new enquiry.  

Our Suppliers

We are lucky to have a number of housekeepers and maintenance people with whom we work to ensure our properties are in perfect condition for our guests. 

If you are a supplier interested in working with us please email 

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