We are VERY different. Experience - Knowledge - Empathy
There are many online travel agencies on the market - all of them striving to be the next AirBNB or VRBO. In fairness, the same could be said for us. But, there are absolute differences we bring to the market. On this page we will go through a few of them.
Relevant industry knowledge.
The CEO and developer of this site actually owns a resort in Branson, Missouri and has property managed dozens of vacation rentals for the past 20 years. Like you, he and his wife have worked with all of the major online travel agencies and seen how the industry has become more about the travelers and less about the owners.
Conversely, he is astonished at the high fees travelers are willing to pay just to book a condo, home, room etc. Many times completely unaware of the charges they are incurring by simply doing nothing more than making a reservation.
With a background in programming he set out to make a better site, easier to navigate, giving more control to the owners, as well as giving travelers a break on obnoxious "convenience" fees.
Feature Packed, Right Out of the Box!
Search Engine Optimized
Our software is designed to help you get the most exposure of your listings. Complete with AI Alt Text for images, compression, and even helpful posted tips along the way.
We will do our absolute best to get you more direct bookings without service/convenience/commission fees.
Our maps only display properties that have availability and the nightly rate for the selected dates. The more options we have available the more likely the travelers will book through our platform. So... GET THE WORD OUT!
All owners are allowed the option at the beginning of listing to add a link to their online booking page. This is important as it helps to secure the booking quickly. If you do not have an online property management package, talk to us. We will be more than happy to assist in helping you to setup a professional management package that covers everything from check-in to checkout.
One of the single most important features we offer is immediate SMS notifications to help you grab that inquiry immediately. All you need to do is validate your phone number when you sign up.
Grow Your Audience & Connect Direct Guests
Promote Your Listing
You can help us to grow our site by getting the word out, both to your previous guests as well as linking to your own website. To help us REALLY get the site going, promote our site to other homeowners and businesses! This entire project is designed to help us save money by eliminating the middle man booking fees while offering an affordable price!
Social Media Integration
Connect with new and past guests through all the major social media platforms. If you want to Follow Us on Twitter our account is @VacaRent (Without the blue check mark) 🙂
With over 50% of web traffic being from mobile devices, it is critical that your vacation rental website be mobile friendly. All of our websites work on the latest generation of mobile smart phones and tablets.
Real reviews build trust. Upon check-out a review survey is automatically emailed to the guest, helping to build your reputation.
Indispensable Website Tools for Rental Property Managers & Owners
There is nothing more important than an easy to use property management platform (PMP). We have worked with several sites over the years but have found Reservation Key to be the most robust and feature rich site of them all. We partner with them, we support them, and we offer their services to you as an affordable option.
Reservation Key’s standard 30 day free trial will be DOUBLED to 60 days through our site. We will pay for you to use it an additional month, free of charge! We are that certain you will love it.
Accept Online Bookings
We are able to offer online (immediate) bookings through our partnership with Reservation Key. Once your PMP is setup, online bookings are a snap. Work with all of the major merchant service providers like Stripe, PayPal, Yapstone and more!
Sync your calendars with all of the major marketing channels like AirBnB, HomeAway, and Vacation.Rentals!
Because our calendars are synched with iCal, bookings taken through another site will quickly populate both your PMP as well as www.vacation.rentals helping you to cut down and eliminate double bookings.
Beautiful Website Designs
Although it is not the focus of our company, we can help you get a website up and running for an affordable fee. (Generally less than $500) You simply supply the content (text) and images and give us an idea of a site you like and we can handle the rest. We can even help with hosting!