As a property manager, operating your own vacation rental website is an excellent way to establish an online brand identity. To help you understand the structure of a great vacation rental website, we regularly share a Kigo client’s independent website. It is our pleasure this week to put the spotlight on our beloved client Apartments Actually, who provide beautiful vacation rentals in Paris.
Apartments Actually pride themselves in offering guests a small yet wonderful portfolio of Parisian apartments to choose from their website. Their charming and well equipped apartments promise to offer all the luxuries of a hotel but with all the comforts of a home. Apartments Actually properties have an air of elegance and simplicity which is projected through their website.
As you enter the Apartments Actually website you are greeted with a fresh, simple design that follows suit throughout. The off grey and duck egg blue colour theme is strong without being overpowering and the use of the Eiffel Tower within the logo is a nice touch. Without being bombarded with too much information, the user can easily navigate themselves around without getting lost or distracted.
Apartments Actually’s beautifully and professionally photographed images on the main page are enticing and set the theme for their holiday home rentals; charming and luxurious. This theme is also projected through their sister apartments in the South of France, Provence Actually, which are also featured on the main page; advertising their second website is a great technique for maximizing booking chances when booking calendars are full.
From the homepage, potential bookers can define the properties by location in Paris and number of bedrooms which leads you to all the information you need for each property to go ahead and book. Additionally, Apartments Actually have enabled users to quickly look through all images of a property before viewing more details; not only does it look visually pleasing, it encourages a smoother booking experience.
The booking process with Apartments Actually is an enjoyable one. Each property is accompanied with beautiful photographs, an embedded Google map, a full list of amenities and an appealing property description. They have really paid attention to detail in creating an idea of the rental experience you will have from staying at one of their apartments.
A useful availability calendar sits at the bottom of most apartment listing pages so that the guest can easily see whether their required dates are available before proceeding with a booking inquiry. Apartments Actually have made great use of embedding an availability calendar; it is an effective tool for vacation rental managers and potential guests. Both can see exactly what is available or unavailable, decreasing the risk of costly double-bookings.
Once you have decided on a rental, the inquiry process is very straightforward. If you wish, you can create a request list of multiple properties defined by check-in/check-out date and number of guests. Upon reviewing your list, you can either submit an inquiry for one rental or order your selected properties in order of preference.
Our favourite part has to be the testimonials page. An effective way to acquire new guests is to showcase existing renters happy experiences, Apartments Actually have done a great job of creating a positive experience. Included are snippets from magazines and lots of reviews from pleased customers. They have pulled out all the stops with their testimonials page to encourage bookings.
Paris, a city rich in culture with an air of romance. If you're looking to stay in a holiday rental in Paris, or you would like to network with Apartments Actually, we advise you to check out their website.
Please note that the website samples we provide are only to spotlight the websites of our clients. To respect the time and effort these agencies have put into creating their websites, we ask that you do not replicate design elements or content pieces.
Are you looking for a vacation rental website? Kigo can set you up with a custom or template website with the best reservation system software & channel manager integration. To request a demo please contact us at [email protected] or on the phone (Europe) +34 512 702 104 ‧