To find a vacation rental property, select the find a vacation rental tab at the top of your screen. This search allows you to fill in as much or as little information as you would like. From as broad as listing all the vacation rentals in a particular city, to as specific as any cottage in Traverse City with a hot tub and kitchenette. The possibilities are endless. You may also search by city or region on the homepage.
You do not have to be a member to use this site. Our advertising services are free for all vacationers to use.
When you are ready to inquire about a property's availability or when you are ready to book your vacation rental, please contact the property owners or rental agency/management company directly. They will have all the necessary information to book your next vacation.
The guestbook is an area where vacationers can add their comments on the property after they have stayed there. This information helps other vacationers decide what property is perfect for them. Please note that the property owners ultimately decide what comments get posted.
To list your property, visit the Join page. Here you can begin our easy sign-up process. When completed, this allows you to instantly being receiving inquiries on your property. If you prefer, you can download this form and mail it to us; we will take care of loading it for you. Extra fees apply.
There are many advantages to listing your property with rental bug.com. Here are just a few: you can edit your property information at any time and see your updates instantly, you are in control of your bookings and the largest feature search on the web! Our search functionality allows your customer to quickly find your property and a comprehensive list of cottages, cabins, resorts, rentals, inns, bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels and private homes. To see a complete list of our advantages to advertising your vacation rental, click here.
Listing your property on multiple web sites is a great advertising advantage. Similar to how a corporation will advertise on many radio stations, you are advertising on many listing sites. According to the Vacation Rental Manager Association (VRMA), over 42 million people - or two-thirds of all online travel planners-booked travel using the Internet.
You can edit your property listing any time, any day. Simply click on the link at the top of your screen, titled "edit your property." You can update your all of your property information. If you forgot your password, simply click the forgot your password link and it will ask you for your password clue. Forgot your clue? No problem, your password can be emailed to you directly.
Once you have listed your property through rentalbug.com, you will receive a URL that looks like this - www.rentalbug.com/vacation-rentals/michigan/4562. This URL links directly to your property. You can give this to any potential customer and add to your business cards and brochures to help you increase your rental income.
It is very advantageous to add pictures to your listing. When you add pictures to your listing customers can see the property to make sure it is exactly what they are looking for. Often, many potential renters will skip by a rental listing that does not offer a picture for reference.
It is very inexpensive to list your property through rentalbug.com. You can list your vacation property for the low annual price of $75 per year. That is typically less than the cost of just one night's reservation. Want an additional month for free? Simply add a link to rentalbug.com on your site, email us to let us know and we'll extend your listing for one more month--for free.
To be featured as the homepage property, you can purchase page views (or impressions) at different pricing levels. Please read more about this feature on the Join page. This added advertising bonus will be sure to generate additional inquiries to your property.
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