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Booking Software For Vacation Rentals Included In Listing Plans

Posted by Jay William on 08/01/2017
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Booking Software for Vacation Rentals

Six weeks ago we officially launched BreakAwayVR.com, the alternative to the big vacation rental websites that are negatively affecting our vacation rental businesses.

Developing a robust platform to compete on the same level of quality and functionality isn’t an easy or cheap thing to do. That’s why we need the continued support of the vacation rental community. We just can’t do this without you!

And if you think building a professional vacation rental platform isn’t difficult enough – we’ve also developed a super savy direct booking application too. Yup, BreakAwayVR is more than just a listing site and we’re proving that!

Today, I’m thrilled to announce part 2 of our launch- the production of GuestBooked 5.0, BreakAway’s online booking app and calendar software.

In an effort to help us all reposition our businesses, streamline processes, and create owner and manager friendly marketing opportunities, GuestBooked allows you to take full ownership of your bookings.

Through direct bookings, a reservations module, invoicing and a master calendar, GuestBooked provides all the tools to make bookings under your terms.

Yes, GuestBooked 5.0 provides direct bookings and payments to your account instantly. 

No waiting to get paid once the guest checks in, and no commission or booking fees taken from you or the traveler.

The reservations module allows you to keep track of all your bookings, collect payments instantly, send notifications, customize rates and fees, and more.

GuestBooked can even be used for inquires/price quotes. Inquiries, quotes, and reservations from your calendar update in real time, and you are notified instantly.

It also gives you the power to both import and export information, allowing you effortlessly manage multiple property calendars. 

So, when you make an online booking through the GuestBooked application, that information will transfer to other calendars like VRBO, HomeAway,  Airbnb, and vice versa. One really unique feature of BreakAway Vacation Rentals is that you can even install GuestBooked on your own website easily and super fast.

Today BreakAwayVR and GuestBooked 5.0 come together to create an extraordinary vacation rental marketing and business management tool that will help owners and managers everywhere become independent!

For Break Away members, it is included in the dashboard and will be live within the next 48-72 hours.

We will be providing each BreakAwayVR member with an early access link to get all your information on GuestBooked. Please add your rates, availability and booking terms on GuestBooked.

We will turn on GuestBooked for your listings on Monday, August 7th to give everyone a chance to update their calendars, rates and availability.

Now that you have the power of direct booking, you’ll get more bookings on BreakAwayVR. In our Power and Ultimate plans, you can use GuestBooked to make bookings directly from your own website.

The software will really help streamline your business and make the process easier for travelers.

Features of Guest Booked 5.0

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Online payments accepted directly from your website via credit card/PayPal/wire transfer.
  • Define your own seasons and set specific seasonal and dynamic rates.
  • Define booking rates and custom security deposit based on a number of guests.
  • Collect a booking deposit of a set flat fee or choose to charge a preset deposit based on a booking percentage, that is paid upon booking.
  • Automatic tax calculation based on your city or state’s specific tax rate.
  • Guests receive an email confirmation of their booking automatically.
  • Email notification of bookings, cancellations, invoice payments, etc.  Text message notification available for an additional fee.
  • Terms and conditions agreed upon before booking.
  • Automatic, custom invoice generation. Create unique and personalized email notifications to guests including your unique branding and logo.
  • Manage calendars for 1 or 10,000 properties. Easily manage all calendars from a single back-office, helping you work more effectively
  • Customize the look of the calendar to match the design colors of your website
  • Charge a cleaning fee based on the number of days a traveler books with you
  • Extras & pet fees: Offer your guests options and upgrades like pool heat, BBQ grill, early check ins and checkouts. You set the options and prices you’d like to offer guests.
  • Set your calendar display preference to 1, 3, 6, or 12-month calendar views
  • Make online booking easy for international guests with multi-language/currencies
  • Manage All Your Calendars From One Place: Sync calendar to sites like VRBO, HomeAway & Flipkey: Export CSV, iCal, and XML feeds to keep other listing sites in sync with changes to your calendar.
  • Easy Accounting: Quickly import your accounting information to QuickBooks or other accounting software.
  • Never lose your data: Downloadable backups of all guest and booking information.
  • Multi-user support, lets multiple people/staff approve and modify bookings as well as payments (optional) in the back end.
  • Calendar embedding with HTML to easily display your calendar on your website and across the web.
  • Video tutorials (coming soon)  to help you answer all your software questions allowing you to quickly get set up and running.
  • Manually add bookings that book offline or on other vacation rental websites.
  • Increased conversion: Easy to use booking calendar for travelers turns more visitors into guests

 

Guest Booked can be purchased separately from BreakAway. For more information, Contact Us here.

If you’re looking for a way to BreakAway, get in with us. We would love to have you join the BreakAway Movement!

Jay William
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Jay William

Vacation Rental Marketer, Blogger, Entrepreneur & Advocate at BreakawayVR & CEO @ Villa Marketers
I'm the creator of BreakAwayVR & CEO of Villa Marketers. I left my position as the exclusive vacation rental marketer for TripAdvisor to work side by side with owners and managers to create solutions to the problems they're facing in their vacation rental business. I love vacation rentals! I've worked in the VR field for 14 years.
Jay William
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16 thoughts on “Booking Software For Vacation Rentals Included In Listing Plans

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  • Bob MLkin

    I Jay. Did not find Breakaway on a google key word search for Woodstock or Hudson valley in NY State. How will you get us leads?

    • Hi Bob,

      We wont come up in search results unless we have the inventory in that area. But when we initially launched we didnt come up for any keywords. However, as you can see with terms like “Santa Paula Vacation Rental”, Ko Tao Vacation Rental and “Los Zacatitos Vacation Rentals” for example.. our members property listings are on the first page of Google.

      To rank for an area we need a property to work with to get that home to rank for the ownet. Thank you for your question Bob.

      I also have lots of tricks that I use within the plans to help boost exposure and create a higher visibility.

  • I Jay. Did not find Breakaway on a google key word search for Woodstock or Hudson valley in NY State. How will you get us leads?

    • Hi Bob,

      We wont come up in search results unless we have the inventory in that area. But when we initially launched we didnt come up for any keywords. However, as you can see with terms like “Santa Paula Vacation Rental”, Ko Tao Vacation Rental and “Los Zacatitos Vacation Rentals” for example.. our members property listings are on the first page of Google.

      To rank for an area we need a property to work with to get that home to rank for the ownet. Thank you for your question Bob.

      I also have lots of tricks that I use within the plans to help boost exposure and create a higher visibility.

  • Good Job!

    • Thank you Ron, it was nice speaking with you the other day! Thank you for your support and becoming a member!

  • Good Job!

    • Thank you Ron, it was nice speaking with you the other day! Thank you for your support and becoming a member!

  • Stephanie

    Will the software link to ResortLock to generate lock codes or Resort Cleaning to schedule cleanings?

    • Not just yet Stephanie – but there are some major updates coming that will add enormous value to our members!

  • Stephanie

    Will the software link to ResortLock to generate lock codes or Resort Cleaning to schedule cleanings?

    • Not just yet Stephanie – but there are some major updates coming that will add enormous value to our members!

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