Click any of the below questions to view the answers. And yes, it's free.
Are you seriously going to give me a free website? People charge thousands for those!
Yes, we are. Futurestay is free because it's so advanced that it lets you create a great vacation rental website in just minutes. You'll never be charged anything for the website or hosting. When guests book your property through your site they pay the price you want to receive plus our 10% commission. This is less than property managers and many popular listing sites charge.
What if I don't have a web address or domain name?
Your domain name is a web address, such as www.YourHome.com. You won't need one until you're done creating your website. If you don't have one, our concierges can help you purchase a domain name from any company you select, such as godaddy.com or networksolutions.com. They cost about $8 a year.
I already have an existing website, can I still use Futurestay?
FutureStay can replace your existing website at your current web address, or compliment it at a new web address. Our technical staff will handle the details for you.
I have a website and I use a 3rd party online booking service, how is Futurestay different?
In general, over 40% of all online bookings are abandoned. Traveler's #1 reason for hitting the back button is a confusing or broken booking process. If you don't have Seamless Booking like Futurestay, you're losing reservations on a regular basis. Sending guests to a different site to book, where they have to figure out which room they were looking at and when it's available is a sure-fire way to confuse them.
I'm on a great rental listing site that gets me bookings. Why would I need my own website?
To put it simply, a website will allow you to rent your property more often
and for better rates. Your current listings are a great source of advertising, but they don't
differentiate you from the 100's of other similar listings in your area. A Futurestay
website shows guests that you're different from the other listings; more professional and
Most importantly, with the majority of listing sites your clients can't book online, or if they do, you're subject to the site's rules for obtaining payment. Online booking isn't an option these days, it's a requirement.
Without a website you can't direct anyone to look at your listings without also simultaneously pointing them towards all of your competition; your own website acts as the "home-base" for your short-term rentals and lets you direct traffic there from both online and offline sources.
I want my website to look unique, will Futurestay work for me?
Futurestay offers a totally customizable website that lets you change colors, layouts, images, text, logos, background and graphics to make your aesthetic totally unique.
I prefer to accept deposits online and take the balance in cash, will Futurestay still work for me?
We work with any business model. You'll be able to decide between complete automatic online booking or online deposit payments only. As long as you accept some form of payments online, Futurestay will work for you.
Why was Futurestay created?
Futurestay was created alongside an industry leading short-term
rental landlord whose passion for growing her business was getting bogged down
in the details of work. She needed more free time, control and proft. Futurestay
helped her more effectively rent her properties online, manage client
data and reservations, advertise and reduce vacancies. She has since been able
to expand from just one city to a bi-costal network of properties.
Clients all over the world use FutureStay to book more rooms and work less hours. What can Futurestay do for you? Find out today.