LEARN WHY VILLA LIFE HOSTS EARN ADDITIONAL INCOME.
Saving up for a new car, Luxury holiday , Larger house, new business ?
Our host's use additional income to fund those little treats in life.
Hosts from all over the world welcome guests into their home's to earn an extra income.
You control your holiday rental Listing. You decide who you will allow to stay in your property and set your nightly/weekly rental rates,
Please ensure to update and set your calendar availability right away, guests are asked to contact hosts first. But guests can book your listing instantly.
Contact the guest by replying to them in your inbox. Here you can ask questions, arrange to give them a call and confirm the booking with your guests.
When the guest has paid and made their booking with you, you will need to let them know about key collection and any deposits/fees owed.
You will be able to upload Images and videos, which you can use to really show off your listings potential. This is your time to shine and stand out from the rest. Make sure the Images you are using are clear and that video quality is good. Upload a video of your self to the companion panel in your dashboard. This way your guests will be able to engage with you on a more personal level.
Remember that your guests are excited about their upcoming trip, they will want to know, what's nearby the property, where the local restaurants and bars are. If there's any transport nearby, where the nearest beaches are and where the nearest golf courses are.
Try to be as honest as you can with your guests and ask them for a review at the end of their stay. Reviews are a powerful tool to help you get more bookings throughout the year.
As Soon as you have filled in the 3 minute become a host process
PLEase FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO INCREASE YOUR LISTING's POTENTIAL
UPDATE CALENDAR - INTEGRATE ICAL LINK
One of the first things you should do once you have gone through the Become a Host 3 minute process, is update/populate your Calendar. The reason for this is, as all guests are advised to contact the host prior to booking the guest can simply check availability and can also book right away. If the property is showing as available it will be possible to book instantly!
You can also Link your websites Calendar via ICAL link. This Is an automatic process and all you have to do is enter the Link in the box provided.
ADD INTERIOR & EXTERIOR IMAGES
This may sound obvious to some, but we do find that some of our listings only offer 2 - 3 photos on the listing. Please bear in mind there are other listings on the platform and yours should shine above the rest. It is really important that you showcase your property to the best of its ability. You can upload a maximum of 10 photos on a free listing, but if you have a subscription, Images & Video's are unlimited!
We don't charge extras for uploading videos to our site, In-fact we encourage it, a picture paints a thousand words but a video can tell a lifetime.
You control your Deposits, and extra fee's.
Villa Life hosts are invited to control their own deposits and fee's for your Holiday Rental(s). Deposits are paid directly to you, and you are expected to return the damage deposit with in 1 week of guests return, if no damage is caused.
Villa Life will have the final say over holiday rental deposits, and will investigate should any damage be caused. We understand that disputes do arise and work with both the host and guest to come to an agreement.
There are various listing options ranging from free listing where we take 3% commission per booking received. And subscription plans where you pay a monthly or annual amount, no commissions are taken from you or your guests.
Secure & Simple
Villa Life provide a safe and secure way, to take bookings and payments online. So your secure 100% of the time. Security deposits are taken by hosts and returned within a week after your stay as long as no damage has been caused.
How you get paid
All payments for holiday rental bookings are taken through our secure payment portal. This is to guarantee that all payments are protected. Payments are released to you 24 hours after the guest checks in. Deposits/fees are collected by hosts.
You can list all kinds of wonderful places with Villa Life including, villas, apartments, lodges, castles, tree houses, house boats, yachts, canal boats, static caravans, camper vans and more, so go ahead and set up your account today!
We believe in the potential of what people can achieve.