List your Bonaire rental home for FREE - an introductory promotion for this new destination on AlluraDirect.com! You only pay 4% per credit card reservation payment (includes all credit card and bank fees). Enjoy these all-inclusive benefits:
"Within the first two months of launching my site, I have taken in $15,000 in bookings...." Read more from AlluraDirect.com Owners
AlluraDirect.com is an annual subscription-based and search-driven direct rental directory and community. Our introductory promotion enables you to list your Bonaire vacation rental for FREE for a limited time.
Our tested and successfully proven services help you in two ways:
Guests search, view and book vacation rentals directly and instantly with homeowners or small independent rental managers on the web.
Guests and Owners avoid the expense and interference of using an intermediary. We make it possible for Owners to self-manage their homes from anywhere in the world, irrespective of their Internet skills.
Owners and small independent rental managers control their business rules, prices, policies and web site content, while retaining all of their rental revenue, minus a 4% credit card processing fee per reservation.
If a guest books your home and clearly does not meet your published eligibility requirements, like an age restriction, you can cancel their booking.
Guest payments are deposited into your Canadian bank account within four days or sooner, depending on the payment time and day.
You will obtain more bookings on AlluraDirect.com AND achieve better results from ALL of your other marketing efforts because we help you offer the services that Guests value, while allowing you to maintain your independence:
AlluraDirect.com differs from most other direct rental, flat-fee services because we offer all four benefits.
Unique and composite services make these important reservation-generating benefits possible. They also help Owners create private and independent non-AlluraDirect.com personal property web sites or improve their existing personal web sites. This increases bookings and ease of reservation-management from all marketing sources with time-proven strategies and tools used on AlluraDirect.com itself.
Your composite program benefits mean more reservations from all of your advertising channels, including this one, and the discovery of new reservation channels. Collectively, our services help you achieve your goals with confidence, convenience, freedom, and control.
FREE subscription until May 31, 2010.
Try us risk-free and grab guest reservations!
The sooner you list, the more reservations you will receive.
List your property on AlluraDirect.com and enjoy the following tested, perfected and proven all-inclusive services to help you achieve your goals:
Secure more bookings with the inclusion of your property on this Bonaire accommodation directory. Guests can view and book accommodations on AlluraDirect.com. You do not have to pay a commission other than a 4% all-inclusive credit card processing fee. You receive your money in four business days or sooner. Search results appear based on matching the property to the guest search preferences and price per night.
Enjoy the following marketing services:
*Full directory marketing starts with the first property listing! Be the first to appear on the Bonaire homepage and start booking your home!
We share tried, tested and successful vacation rental marketing strategies, which include:
New Owners and seasoned pros alike benefit from our full time research, testing and extensive user and Owner feedback insights.
Once you have discovered where and how to advertise, how are you going to handle all the business leads?
AlluraDirect.com's service includes an extensive, private property web-site creation and reservation management system that easily handles all of your business leads. Our system is successfully used by over 800 Owners and small managers to increase their reservations from all of their marketing sources.
There is no relationship or access from your personal property web site to AlluraDirect.com. Consequently, you will not lose business leads to other property owners on the main AlluraDirect.com directory.
If you already have an existing personal web site, learn how our service can also help you improve your existing property web page.
If you can type, read and write, you can produce your own rental web site. It's that easy. We are here to help you seven days per week, should you run into any difficulties.
Features and benefits include:
If you already have a pre-existing web site, you can improve it by using our web-based reservation management system to increase your bookings with an easy browsing and booking method. You'll also reduce your administration time drastically and can manage your personal site content from a single central location.
Your calendar, reservation system, photo gallery and many other components can also easily and quickly plug-in to an existing site to give it more content and functionality. This allows you to update multiple sites, including those you already maintain, from a convenient and central location, all at once.
Your AlluraDirect.com property page listing appears on the AlluraDirect.com vacation rental directory as an exact duplicate of your private and personal web site.
It's not enough to just have a great personal web site if it doesn't help Guests book when they want to!
Your site must make it easy and obvious for people to make an instantly confirmed reservation based on your rules, otherwise you risk losing them to someone who is ready to take their money! It should also protect you and renters from liability and human error. Finally, it should automate routine administration, and ensure that critical tasks are completed to assure complete reservation satisfaction.
Increase your reservations and reduce liability, costly mistakes and overall administration time to 5 or 10 minutes per day with a successfully tested and centralized web-based reservation management system. You will increase your reservations from all of your channels by making it easier to book your vacation property. Our web-based system is used by over 800 vacation rental homeowners like you.
Improve your pre-existing web site with the reservation management system. Nearly all components of the system (rates table, calendar, booking process, templates, etc) can be easily and independently plugged in to pre-existing personal web sites that you may already have.
Features and benefits of the web-based reservation system include:
Wouldn't you prefer to pay by credit card when making a reservation? How comfortable would you be sending a complete stranger a personal cheque or money order?
Your biggest business barrier is customer confidence.
Accepting credit card payments increases your reservation frequency by making it easy to book your home, and making you look more legitimate. From the guest's perspective, paying by credit card also acts as an insurance policy in case you're fraudulent and the property does not really exist. Many guests need to pay via credit, or simply want to capture more loyalty points--like Airmiles.
Credit card processing fees are a cost of doing business that you should factor into your rates.
In our experience, trying to avoid credit card fees by badgering or pressuring guests to pay by cheque will cost you more money than you stand to save in the long run.
**We realize that using our credit card service is not ideal if you are already your own merchant. Look for service enhancements that will enable you to use your own existing merchant account at no extra cost coming soon!
Subscribe to AlluraDirect.com and enjoy the following net benefits:
If you are new to vacation rental management, we will show you how to start your business from scratch and reap financial rewards in its first year.
Potent marketing advice, combined with a private web site or the ability to improve your existing personal site, an easy reservation system, online credit card payments and extensive guest and owner support act to boost your bookings and your return on investment.
Our Bonaire directory is a new marketing channel that will deliver results. We're offering free subscription until May 31, 2010 to build the community and if we're not delivering great results by then, the free period will be extended.
Many owners keep their properties for five years or less before selling them. Selling early was never in their plan so, why did they sell?
Self-managing their rental business was eating up their time and money due to ineffective small business practices.
Our program will significantly increase your personal enjoyment and significantly reduce human error when used properly.
Seize control of your home and manage rentals based on your personal preferences.
Our program allows you to set the rules, rates, policies and content.
You can manage your home easily and affordably with our flat-fee program.
The travel industry is competitive and fast-paced.
Our company is the only company in the world offering detailed accommodation searches and live reservations on a direct rental directory. Many companies list properties, but their searches are slow and inaccurate. Stay ahead of the competition with our many important innovations by listing with AlluraDirect.com.
Check out our services to learn specifically how we deliver these benefits.
Our services help you develop a viable, easy-to-run, turn-key and easy to sell business with an established customer base.
This increases the value of your property by lowering purchaser risk and assuring ease in the process of transferring your rental property operations to a new owner. In a hot market, you will increase your sale price. In a slow market, your property will be sold before your neighbour's.
How do we know?
AlluraDirect.com's owner and CEO, Sue Chappel, bought and sold two properties with the AlluraDirect.com system. Both properties captured top price/square footage in both resorts at the time of sale. One of the properties captured its buyer through its AlluraDirect.com listing.
It takes about 15 minutes to transfer your business operations to a new Owner!
Still deciding? Have questions about what AlluraDirect.com can offer? Contact us if you have any further inquiries.
To list your Bonaire property you will need the following:
Privacy Guarantee: We will not rent, sell or make known to any third parties your personal information except under order of law. Your personal information is kept on a secure and protected network. All sensitive information supplied to us by paper or by fax is promptly destroyed.
We have been serving independent owners and small rental managers since 1997. Our company is founded and owned by property Owners and small managers like you. Many of our senior staff are also property Owners who are also clients! We walk in your shoes and are trying to break trail to make your journey easy and safe.
It is your first step towards enhancing your business and building a high profile directory for like-minded and independent accommodation, guest services and owner services businesses that will be cherished by thousands of destination visitors.