Vacation rental software is a property management solution used by apartment, villa, and resort owners to manage the entire process from pre-booking to checkout and beyond. In today’s digital environment, choosing a reliable software provider that offers connection and synchronization of all booking channels, such as booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, and other marketplaces, is essential.
The complete cloud-based vacation rental software should simplify administration tasks such as check-in, calendar and price management, billing, local tax regulations, data and statistics, and more.
Key Features and Functionalities of Using Vacation Rental Software
Most users choose software to help them manage and simplify their day-to-day business. Knowing all features and functionalities of vacation rental software can help run your property more efficiently, which leads to better productivity, guest satisfaction, and, eventually, more bookings and revenue.
Channel manager helps manage and receive reservations from all OTA channels such as Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, and others. Not only that, the channel manager synchronizes all channels, so when a reservation arrives from booking.com, the availability automatically updates across other channels. You won’t have to worry about overbookings with an integrated channel manager and vacation rental software.
Also, you can update availability and price changes directly inside the calendar module of vacation rental software. The changes you make will be synchronized and visible across all channels in seconds.
Think of an interactive calendar as the heart of vacation rental software. This is where you can view and manage all bookings and reservations, prices, and availability for all units. An interactive calendar with a simple drag-and-select feature allows you to control all bookings, which are always in synch across all OTA channels.
Multiple calendar view options will give you a full 90 days overview of all units. Accessible across all devices makes it simple to access the software and update it at any time of the day.
ID and Passport Scanner
The passport and ID scanner available on the mobile app simplifies and speeds up the check-in process. With a few seconds, you will have all customers’ information available directly in the Rentlio PMS.
Forget about typing name, ID number, and other information down on paper and then manually uploading information to the local authorities. With Rentlio’s integrated ID and passport scanner, you will save time, eliminate errors and simplify the check-in process.
Rentlio’s mobile app allows you to manage the entire property on your phone. Most of our customers don’t even open their laptops since the mobile version offers the same view. This flexibility allows Rentlio users to stay in touch with their guests and manage their vacation rentals anytime and from any location.
Rentlio’s billing and invoicing module make it easy to view all invoices, payments, and cancellations in one place. You can check the outstanding balance and payment method for each reservation.
Also, you will have the option to print or send invoices via email. Most guests will receive invoices through OTA channels, but you are also required to provide a receipt by local authorities. Rentlio offers the option to customize invoices based on your wishes and needs.
Reporting and Analytics
Rentlio’s reporting and analytics module monitor earnings and bookings month-on-month. Over 50 interactive graphs will show where your customer arrive from, how long they stay, which channel they book from, and much more.
The date will help you make strategic decisions and increase the price per unit. Not only that, but it will also help you double down on your sales and marketing activities based on the statistics.
How to choose the right Vacation Rental Software?
There are several questions to ask yourself before selecting vacation rental software. Below you can see the key factors you must consider before choosing software.
1. Do they offer a cloud-based solution?
2. Can you manage reservations across all OTA channels?
3. Can you receive direct reservations?
4. Does the calendar allow you to manage reservations, pricing, and availability?
5. Is the channel manager synchronized with the software?
6. Can you manage all units using a mobile phone?
7. Does the supplier provide in-depth onboarding and 24/7 support?
8. How long does it take to implement?
9. Do they offer a free trial period?
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Vacation Rental Software Cost, Implementation, Onboarding, Support
Vacation rental software cost varies based on multiple factors such as the number of units, complexity setup, and the number of integrations.
The implementation usually takes a few days to complete. Modern cloud-based vacation rental software is easy and free to implement. On-prem solutions, on the other hand, require storage, high maintenance costs, and a long time to implement.
Many property owners are looking for an onboarding program before they start using the software. At Rentlio, we offer in-depth 1:1 onboarding demo sessions with our specialist, who guides you step by step through the property setup process.
Support is essential and should be included in your package. Rentlio’s support team is available 24/7 to help you solve any problems you might have. With an average response time of less than 60 seconds and a problem resolution time of less than 4 minutes, we believe that the Rentlio support team is the best in the hospitality tech industry.
– Price varies based on many factors
– Implementation should be quick and smooth
– Always look for a cloud-based solution
– Ask for a 1:1 onboarding
– Find out what tip of support is available
What is Rentlio?
Rentlio is a cloud-based vacation rental and property management software provider suitable for properties of all sizes and different complexity setups. Founded in 2015 in Zadar, Croatia, by hospitality experts and enthusiasts to simplify the technical part of managing vacation rentals.
In Rentlio, we believe technology should go hand in hand with hospitality – not one against the other. Currently used by over 1,500 customers worldwide, Rentlio allows you to focus on what you do best – providing an exceptional guest experience. Learn more about Rentlio and how we can help you run your business more efficiently.