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Review of HOMELIDAYS(Homelidays.com)

Summary

Suitable for France in particular

Homelidays is a vacation rentals site for European rentals, particularly for vacation rentals in France. The Homeliday brand is one of the best known for vacation rentals in France

Listings

17000 plus

Homelidays is a very large site with more than 17000 listings.

Category

European

Homelidays is a European site, which supports 7 different languages ( English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch). Homelidays has a huge number of French properties (more than 7,000). Rental enquiries come from all over Europe ( and we have also received enquiries from the US and Canada).

Visitor Traffic

High

Homelydays attracts more than 50,000 visitors per day make this a  high traffic site ( see above chart for their latest Alexa traffic ranking.) We have had excellent  success with this listing 59734 in Nice, France.

Ease of Use for Advertisers

High

Easy to register your site and update information on Homelidays. Creates a "Personal Dossier" which tracks emails received and statistics on searches / enquiries. 

Homelidays has an integrated calendar availability tracking limits the number of enquiries you receive for dates that are already booked.

Homelidays has a facility for registered renters and owners to write testimonials, which can be very useful for differentiating your listing from others.  The fact that owners and renters must register in order to write a testimonial gives this feature additional credibility.

Homeliday ads are published in several languages automatically and the vacation rental owner can indicate languages spoken.

Tip : Recently modified listings show up first in searches, so modify your listing on Homelidays often to improve your visibility !

Ease of use for Renters

High

Homelydays has good search facilities, including "multi-criteria" searches that allow searching for specific amenities and by availability. You can also search for properties with testimonials from other registered renters.

Renters can set up email alerts to be notified of properties that match your criteria. Renters can also create a "shopping basket" of properties that you are interested in.

Homelidays offers "surprise insurance" covering both cancellation as well as "discrepancies" between actual property and the  description on the Homelidays site.

Ads listed in several languages and the renter can specify languages that they speak.

Cost

Eur 75/year

Homelidays is excellent value, given the expected volume of enquiries. Offers 6 months extra listing for free if your listing does not produce at least one rental. Special offers for linking to Homelidays from your personal website.

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