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 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 has worked for a national holiday cottage letting agency in St Ives, Cornwall where he has 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 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 - Marketing & Property assistant (internship)

Nick has joined our team recently following graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Marketing from Liverpool John Moores University and is currently assisting John with a number of projects.

Customer Services

At Island Escapes we work closely with our travel partners Isle of Man Travel Services who are based in Onchan. They handle much of our administration so you may speak to their team when calling to make a booking or enquiring about one of our properties. 

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.  


Sally Helwich


Melissa Bull


Courtney Hinge

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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