When you think of South Africa, perhaps the first name that pops to mind is Nelson Mandela. But there are all kinds of well known people who hail from the country, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, basketball great Steve Nash, musician Dave Mathews, actress Charlize Theron…. The … Read More
Each owner decides what he/she wants to accept for payment, by displaying their payment policies and methods of receiving payment on their unit listing site. An easy way for a host to accept credit cards for rental payments is to sign up for PayPal.
If you decide to use PayPal, the first … Read More
When planning for a trip to a new country or destination, usually a standard city tour will be in the plans, yet with the advent of the Internet comes with the advantage of being able to see amazing sights without needing to be there. This leaves you with more time … Read More
Unfortunately, vacation rental fraud does happen.
Be careful when it comes to checks and money orders and consider the following:
It appears that various counterfeit cashiers check and money order scams are finding their way to vacation rental websites. We feel that all vacation rental home owners should be aware of this scam … Read More
The big difference: Owner Direct is not a web directory
If you are interested in travelling and start researching vacation rentals (because you understand the advantages over hotels!), you may find many websites out there in cyberspace that are very different from Owner Direct. … Read More
No matter how well you plan your vacation, weather happens and can sometimes interfere with your guests’ arrangements.
Look out for unexpected severe weather
Severe unexpected weather can challenge the relationship between an owner and guest. Neither anticipates it but it can affect travel arrangements and even access to a home or … Read More
Rental car insurance tips and considerations
Before departing on your vacation, check with your car insurance company and confirm your coverage, or obtain quotes for rental car insurance. Purchasing insurance coverage through a car rental agency can be up to 3 times higher than a private company.
Make sure your insurance coverage is current and appropriate
So you have purchased your dream vacation home. You are ready to rent it out to share what the area has to offer with other people. Now is the time to think about adequate insurance coverage for your new home. Just like … Read More
Check out these cool resources!
In addition to the travel guides we provide on ownerdirect.com for many different destinations, there are of course many other resources you can research to get an idea about your travel destination. This can be culture related, map related or food related, among others. … Read More
One of the most frustrating things for a guest to find out is that the information listed in the property description or the availability calendar is inaccurate or outdated. When researching, guests rely on accurate data and details, to continue the inquiry process. This can refer to the availability, the … Read More