Dealing With Neighbors Who Keep Complaining About Your Guests

Nothing can possible go more wrong than a pesky neighbor of your holiday home complaining about…

Dealing with Multiple Traveler Inquiries for the Same Dates

This is the last thing you would want to happen and usually owners face this when…

How to Deal With Renters Reluctant to Pay in Full Prior to Arrival

Unless you have a very strong booking policy, you are bound to encounter such situations where…

Tips to Choosing the Right Vacation Rental Listing Website to List Your Holiday Home

While there may be a many vacation rental websites, it is still a challenge for owners…

Importance of the ‘Things To Do’ Section on TripVillas’ Property Listing

Every section of your vacation home/ homestay listing has its own benefits and should be given…

Preparing and Responding to an Inquiry for Your Holiday Home

  Invariably it is how you handle the first shot of communication from the inquirer that…

Guestroom Electronics – Ways to Communicate Even on a Vacation

  Last week, we looked at entertainment electronics in the guestroom. Homestays today are more than…

An interview with Nitin Mongia, the owner of a boutique villa in Alibaug, Maharashtra

Nitin Mongia, world champion yachtsman and Arjuna Award Winner and owner of a Boutique Villa in…

When and How Should You Refurnish Your Vacation Rental Property

Like any hospitality player, maintenance of your vacation rental property is very important to ensure that…

Handling Travelers Who Try to Negotiate for Discounts on Rental

It is definitely not uncommon for travelers to ask for discounts on rentals. They might have…

Benefits of Providing Your Vacation Rental Guests a Vehicle to Move Around

Most of the times as the owner of a vacation rental/ homestay you try to make…

Using a Signboard to Market your Vacation Rental

 Should I put up a sign outside my holiday home or vacation rental? This is a…

Property Clinic: Well-Designed Spaces Need Few Accessories and Little Furniture

Most homestay owners buy a property for use as a homestay. Others let out rooms in…

Should I Take Professional Help to Build my Holiday Home?

  Since you have decided to buy a plot of land and build your vacation home,…

Putting Things Away – the Kitchen and Bathroom edition

This week, we’ll explore storage options in the kitchen and in bathrooms, in the context of…

Tips to Making your Vacation Rental Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly home is today a buzz word. There are developers offering eco-friendly homes; then there are…

Rules and Norms to Operate a Homestay in Karnataka

After the recent incident in a Mangalore holiday home and allegations from officials that several accommodations…

Setting a Fair Security Deposit and Managing it

For several vacation home owners it is a dilemma as to how much security deposit he…

What do you do When Renters Ask for a Refund?

Every owner of a holiday home or homestay, must have encountered guests who ask for refunding…

Payment Gateway for Your Vacation Rental Website

So your vacation rental website is live and you are ready to promote it so that…