Create a Vacation Rental Website

The individual owners that get into the vacations rental business, with the vocation to manage their property by themselves, usually begin placing an add in some of the most popular listing sites for vacation rentals, which offer thousands of homes and are an indisputable starting point, for many searching for a holidays home. However, soon comes the need to have your own website, to reach the guests without intermediaries and to be able to promote the vacations rental property in an independent way.

To create a website you can go to a design studio to get a customized one, or you can opt for a service like the one from RentalWebs, which offers a web application from which you can create your own website, in a very similar way as you set a property in the vacations rental listing sites.

However, from a functional point of view and without treating technical questions, in this web page there are linked a series of posts, that deal in depth with the most relevant aspects, when creating a website for a vacations rental.


Why do we need our own website?

The bookings of a vacations rental are mainly confirmed via a website, therefore the importance to have your own one, that has to be your presentation to the world and a meeting point with the guests, where they can book without interferences of other vacations rental offers.

Content Management for a website

The content management for a vacations rental website, is not much different from the one of other sites, known as well as CMS (Content Management System). The purpose of this software, is to provide a tool for the user to administer a website content, without needing any coding knowledge, in an environment easy to use. When talking about content, we refer to images and texts of a website.

Booking engine for vacation rentals

If something differentiates a vacation rental website, it is the booking engine. As booking engine, we understand the software that allows to book the stay in vacation rental house or apartment, from a website.

Section with guest reviews

A section with guest reviews, is an essential part, of a vacation rental website, as well as a system to request for a review to the guests, the next day after their departure or a few days later.

Vacation Rental Availability Calendar

In the design of a website, for a vacations rental, the availability calendar has to be an essential component, because it lets us to view at a glance the periods for which a property is available or not. In this way, we can avoid receiving booking requests, for periods already reserved.