Booking and Calendar Integrations for Vacation Rental Owners and Managers
I currently have clients that span a whole range of booking solutions/calendars. They all have their pros and cons.
Lodgix, bookingsync and bookerville* all have some kind of yearly fees. All processing goes through a standard payment gateway and cc fees are pretty standard. *my least favorite…forms are so ugly!
Some clients just send me the feed info from their various listing sites and I found a simple calendar they can feed into just to show availability. Then we list seasonal fees in a rate chart and we set up an inquiry form that the owner receives as an email and then they send out a paypal link for payment.
It’s all over the board there. More automated and slick looking = more money basically.
I can integrate anything you want though.
Here are examples of some client’s booking setups:
http://www.nautilusrentals.com/book-now/ (she’s using the Pro version of this widget…you can actually do all bookings and payments with it but we are just using it for her calendar: http://www.vrcalendarsync.com/ )
http://marcoislandbeachgetaway.com/book-now/ (bookerville…see it’s ugly and completely uncustomizable)
http://parisnicevacations.net/availability-2/ (bookingsync: they worked with us to improve the look of their website widget!)
http://vacationrentalsmanzanita.com/availability/ (Lodgix: they are a good company. website widgets are somewhat customizable)
http://scurlockfarms.com/rocky-overlook/ (we just embedded her HA calendar but she can take bookings manually through a form on her site
http://eaglesnestmanzanita.com/ (same as above with VRBO booking)