10 years. That's how long we've been managing & marketing vacation rentals, building vacation rental software and designing vacation rental websites. We review 1000s of vacation rental websites every year and spend every working hour of every week immersed in the vacation rental business. You will not find a more experienced firm for all things vacation rentals.
Experience. We are a selective team of talented designers and developers. We are great at what we do and we know what needs to be done to be successful when marketing and managing vacation rentals. To that end, we take control of the project. We know what works and what doesn't. We know great design. We know how to obtain great search engine rankings. We know how to code to obtain fast loading, search engine friendly pages and we know how to make the navigation of your vacation rental website intuitive, fun and easy-to-use. Our job is get potential guests excited about your properties and to make a reservation. We wow guests with how easy it is to find information, view pictures and book online using your website.
Costs. Costs vary and depend on how many properties you manage. We are able to keep costs down by leveraging our vacation rental wordpress plugin which allows us to connect to Lodgix and generate all of you property and listing pages dynamically. All of our sites are custom designed from scratch. Many of our projects fall in the $1500.00 to $2000.00 range. If you have >10 properties and / or multi-lingual requirements or large numbers of existing pages that need to be converted than it's not uncommon for costs to scale significantly higher.
What are the payment terms? 50% of the project quote is due up front to begin the project and the remaining 50% is due at the time the website goes live. We accept payment via check or credit card. If paying via credit card an additional 2.5% fee will be assessed.
What's included? Design, development, integration, launch, feedback, tweaks and training. Together we'll put together a comprehensive quote which details every aspects of the project so that all expectations are met in terms of deliverables, timelines, costs and training.
What's not included? Web hosting fees, domain registration fees, booking system fees, merchant account fees and payment gateway fees are all not included in the project quote. All of these expenses are secondary expenses that are the responsibility of the client after the project has ended.
Request a Quote. Clicking on the request a quote button below will open up an interactive PDF form which you can save and fill out at your leisure. Once complete, save it and email it back to use at email@example.com. Fill out as much as you can, none of the fields are mandatory. It's just a tool we use to help deliver an accurate quote and a product that meets your expectations. Likewise, you can also click on the live chat button on the top of the screen to chat with us about your requirements and pricing.
"I wanted to let you know how much I like the new webpage for Sanford Realty, and how impressed I am with how very professional and timely you orchestrated the whole process. Everything went structured and organized from day one and you incorporated so many stunning features and ideas that made the project a total success. Communicating with you was easy, there were no delays, and every step was explained to us at great detail. The quality of your work is exceptional and we are very grateful for all your hard work. We highly recommend anyone looking for a webpage design in this field to choose you as their partner. Thank you very much!"
"I am enjoying the site immensely and our guests and
property owners are very happy with it. Thank you again for all of your help and guidance. This has been a great
experience and one that I will pass on to others that inquire."
Alexander C. Alexiou, LLB, BRI, E-PRO
Island Real Estate
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Do you develop vacation rental websites for other content management systems like Joomla?
We develop websites ONLY for the Wordpress platform. Occasionally for more web savvy clients, at their discretion, we will develop a pure HTML website without using Wordpress. Wordpress is not just a blogging platform any longer. Using the Thesis framework for Wordpress we can develop rich, interactive, search engine friendly websites that are easy to use and easy to maintain and update.
What is WordPress?
Wordpress is the worlds leading content management system (or CMS). It enables people to maintain their websites with zero knowledge of HTML. If you can type a Word document or email, then you can use Wordpress! Check out Wordpress.org for more information
Must I use the Lodgix.com vacation rental management software?
Most of our design clients are also Lodgix.com clients. However there may be situations where the Lodgix.com software is not the best solution for your business. There may also be instances where the property owner or manager is using a competing platform and does not wish to switch and only requires a new website design. In those instances there will be additional fees as we are not familiar with the integration details of competing platforms. Our objective is to provide the best solution for YOUR business. If that requires the use of a competing platform that is fine with us!
How long will it take to design, develop and deploy my new website?
In general the design phase will take 7-10 days. Once we get client signoff, the development phase will take 2-3 weeks depending on the size of your business. Deployment and tweaking generally takes another week. The entire project from start to finish is about a month. The whole processed can be sped up significantly if you have a great source of clear, hi-res images, as well as some ideas as to what message you'd like your vacation rental website to convey. It's not a huge deal if you don't have those things, we certainly can provide them, it just helps speeds things up!