Monday, September 28, 2009

Las Olas Resort & Las Brisas Del Mar Condo Vacation Rentals

Las Olas Resort and the new condo complex in the Republic of Panama, Las Brisas Del Mar has moved forward with it's owner friendly vacation rental program.

Seeing the need and desire to incorporate the owners in the rental of their own condos, Las Olas Resort has decided to partner with La and provide a unique and aggressive way for the owners to rent their condos while they are not present for additional income.

With the demand for direct ocean front property, renting a 3 bedroom condo that is directly on the ocean with a wonderful pool is a good business decision. It is now easier at Las Olas located at Playa La Barqueta.

The owners can be more involved and have direct control over the rental process. They have listings on the Internet that have complete online booking, the owners receive the funds up front, and the local company handles the coming and going of the guest, cleans the unit and provides customer support for the guest while they are on site.

So now an owner in the USA can be involved in the rental process and be confident that the guest staying in their condo in Panama is getting the proper treatment they deserve.

If you are looking for a vacation in paradise and want to visit the Las Olas area, please review the vacation rentals at the Las Brisas Del Mar condos here: ONLINE RESERVATIONS We would love to have you as a guest to show you this beautiful piece of paradise and we look forward to having your online review of Las Olas and the Playa La Barqueta area on our sites.

If you are an owner or a person looking to buy at the Las Olas Resort location, please be sure to review the resorts web site and also the web site of LA BARQUETA,

With the online tools that are now available to an owner, running a vacation rental has never been easier, even in a foreign country or half a world away! If you are intersted in a condo please feel free to contact us at either site. Now is the time to buy. We look forward to seeing you at the Las Brisas Del Mar Condos soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Online Review of Las Olas Villa and Las Olas Resort in the Republic of Panama

We wanted to thank our first visitors to Pat and Fred Enders. They booked the villa online at our web site and made the trip to the Republic of Panama and the Las Olas Resort area in Aug. It was the couples 14 year wedding anniversary. They had a relaxing week enjoying the beach and the ocean front villa. Here is an online review of the property that they posted to our web site:

Panama is a beautiful, scenic and people friendly country. Our week stay in David at the Las Olas Villa was exceptional. The house is so spacious and offered us everything which made our stay there a fabulous anniversary vacation. We walked just a few steps to the ocean and beach and enjoyed our morning coffee sitting by the pool daily. The refrigerator was fully stocked with our personal requests when we arrived which also added to the conveniences and services that were accessible to us to make our time at the Villa so restful and romantic. We spent a day in the near by mountain town of Boquette for shopping, coffee plantations and out door adventures. Staying at this beautiful resort home was a grand opportunity and an experience we will never forget.

Pat and Fred Enders New Richmond OH USA

We really appreciate the kind words Pat and Fred! You are more than welcome any time. This was the couples first trip to the Republic of Panama and to the Las Olas Resort area of Playa La Barqueta. They enjoyed a wonderful meal on the actual date of their anniversary at the Las Olas Resort restaurant. It is only a few steps from the villas.

If you have a special vacation coming up, a honeymoon, family vacation, second honeymoon, wedding anniversary, a guys trip, a girls trip or any kind of get away, visiting Panama and the Las Olas Villa next to the Las Olas Resort can be a trip of a lifetime.

To book your vacation to the Republic of Panama and stay at the Las Olas Villa and enjoy a massage on the ocean front balcony and walk the endless sandy beaches of Playa La Barqueta just click here and book your trip online.
We look forward to having YOU as our next happy guest!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deposit Insurance for Vacation Rentals Thru ivacationonline Vacation Rental Software is proud to announce our new partner, TRAVEL GUARD and their Deposit Protection Plan.
Managing a vacation rental is getting easier everyday. With the online booking, reservation system and vacation rental software that provides, running a vacation rental keeps getting easier and easier.
Now with the TRAVEL GUARD ACCIDENTAL RENTAL DAMAGE INSURANCE there is no reason to take and hold and then return a security deposit. For a one time fee of $45 that you charge to your guest, there is a policy placed on the lease that covers the owner up to $1500 in accidental damages. What is an accident? Well, it does not cover anything intentional. If there is an accident, junior bounces a ball and it beaks a lamp, then you file a claim thru the vacation rental software and you, the owner receives a check from Travel Guard. *per the terms and conditions.
Why should you as an owner offer this? One reason is it will keep your cost to book with you down. If you are taking a $500 security deposit, the guest must give you an extra $500 when booking. That is replaced with a $45 fee. So if the guest is shopping around your rates may now appear to be less. Then you as the owner will not have to track that, and then return it after the stay. So it will help with your booking rates and it is less work on your end.
Then you now have $1500 in coverage where before you may have taken a $500 deposit and what do you do when there is more than $500 in damage? You just tripled your coverage.
The vacation rental reservation system does all the work. You simply tell the system you want to participate in this program, then each booking will have a $45 fee added to the booking and the insurance is placed on the booking for you. This is all done behind the scenes at The only you will ever have to do it file a claim, which is a form in your admin if one needs to be filed. Simply fill it out and press send!

The best news is, you as the property owner gets paid for participating in this program. So you make money on the selling of the insurance on your property.
Keeping things simple and staying on the cutting edge in the vacation rental business is what is all about. We are here to make it easy to book online and to bring all the tools an owner or manager needs to have a successful property rental business.
Look for more updates on TRAVEL GUARD TRAVEL INSURANCE soon on the system.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Republic of Panama Vacation Rentals - Las Olas Villa

We wanted to share with you our new villa that is now for rent as a vacaiton rental in the Republic of Panama at the Las Olas Resort location of Playa La Barqueta.
If you are looking for a vacation destination, you have found it! Panama has so much to offer. With the new Ocean Front villa, LAS OLAS VILLA you can take a vacation of a life time to a remote private setting in a luxurious beach front villa. From the live in care taker to the daily maid service, you will be able to relax and enjoy the ocean side life style. The 4000 sq ft villa is professionally decorated and the private pool with gazebo is a stunning way to spend the afternoon.

Consider the Republic of Panama and Playa La Barqueta for your next vacation of a life time and book your trip online today at Be sure to view our photo album on the site so you can see exactly what your vacation in Panama will be like. Here are jsut a few of the activities you can enjoy while on your trip.

Horse back riding on the beach in Panama. Have horse brought to you at the villa and enjoy a sunset ride on the beach. There is no better way to relax than having a horseback ride on the surf and sand of Panama.

Zip Line in the Rain Forest of Panama. In the small coffee town of Boquete Panama there is an adventure business called TREE TREK. If you ever want to feel like you are flying, this is the thing for you. Spend a great day zipping along the tops of the rain forest in Panama.

Kayak Tour of the Mangrove System. One of the wonders of Panama is the Mangrove system in La Barqueta. This system Mangroves goes on for miles and takes you to the Pacific Ocean. Experience with the local guide Elaine and she can show you all you need to know about this outdoor wonderland!

Ocean Side Massage Service. If you really want to get away and relax be sure to schedule your ocean side massage. The experienced staff of Las Olas Villa will arrange your massage pool side and ocean side. This is a treat not to miss!

There are so many more things to experience on your vacation of a lifetime to the Republic if Panama. Here are just a few more. PANAMA ACTIVITIES.

Call today or email us anytime. If you are looking for a differnet vacation and to get away from the crowd, this Ocean Front Villa at Las Olas Villas, in Playa La Barqueta is your next stop. Book it online today.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Deposit Insurance with Travel Guard

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Travel Guard. Travel Guard and have teamed up to provide a unique service to both private owners of vacation rentals and management companies of vacation rentals.

Accidental Rental Damage Insurance through Travel Guard is now integrated into your account. As the property owner or manager, you now have the option to charge a $45 fee for coverage up to $1500 in accidental damage done to your property. This benefits both the owner and guest.

The owner now has up to $1500 in coverage in case of an accident. If you previously took a $300 security deposit, what did you do when something cost more than $300? Now with the Travel Guard Accidental Rental Damage Insurance being integrated with the vacation rental software, your bookings can have up to $1500 in coverage. That is 5 times the coverage of a $300 security deposit.

You will also see an increase in bookings as your pricing now seems to be lower. If you are taking a security deposit, that appears to be an additional fee to book with you. So they may shop elsewhere.

The good news is the owner/manager receives a portion of this fee as compensation for offer the coverage on their property. Now you can actually make money by running your business on the vacation rental property management system,!

The guest also benefits from this as they do not have to tie up additional funds in a security deposit for months. They also have more coverage then a $300 security deposit provides.

We feel this is a huge step for the private owners to run a successful vacation rental business. They can act just like the pros!

Claims are all handled inside the software and the whole transaction is automated upon booking. There is no additional work for the owner/ manager or guest.

Next on the development list is the Travel Guard TRAVEL INSURANCE interface. The owners/managers will be able to offer either optional or mandatory travel insurance with every booking through the vacation rental management software. This is another huge step forward in protection and convenience for the owners/managers and guest. Stay tuned....

Here is a short note about Travel Guard:

Travel Guard works with marquee clients worldwide to provide customized travel insurance plans, emergency travel services, travel medical assistance, concierge, and customized call center solutions for their employees and customers. When you partner with Travel Guard, our passion for exceptional customer care will exceed your expectations and those of your customers.

John M. Noel is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Travel Guard. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Travel Guard is one of the world's leading travel insurance providers. The company specializes in providing innovative travel insurance, assistance and emergency travel services for millions of travelers and thousands of companies throughout the world.

Travel Guard has built its reputation upon unparalleled customer service and its values-based approach to doing business. As a result, John Noel has been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year, the University of Wisconsin Regent Partnership Award, and the State of Wisconsin's Exemplary Employer Award. Recently, Noel was named as the recipient of the World Tourism Award in recognition of "Travel Guard's values-based approach to business and its philanthropic mission to give back to both the global and local communities it serves.”

"Our clients appreciate our exceptional customer service and our ‘never say no’ approach to doing business… We’re proud to work with leading companies throughout the world who share our commitment to solid corporate values."

John Noel
Founder & CEO, Travel Guard is proud to be associated with TRAVEL GUARD and we look forward to a long relationship with them. If you need a reservation system for your vacation rental and want to have this level of service and the protection that TRAVEL GUARD provides you and your guest, join today!

Happy Renting!

Joe Godar

Friday, February 27, 2009

2009 Vacation Rental Season - Take Control now!

This may be the toughest season ever for vacations rentals in a very long time. How are your rentals for the 2009 season?

Here are some proven techniques to keep your properties booked and the cash flowing.

Sitting around and complaining that the economy is bad and your bookings are down will get you no where. This is the time to get to work! You need to go over everything and put some time into your business.
1) Update your photos! Do you have a quality photo album to showcase your place? If the guest know to shop around, they will be looking harder and harder at the online photos that represent your rental. You need your best foot forward. Taking new quality photos is not expensive and can help! Be sure your photos are the best you can afford!

2) Advertise! This is the time to advertise more! Not less. Run specials. Make it look attractive to book with you! What does your title say about your property on your ads? Does it say, "BOOK WITH ME" or does it say, "I have not updated my ad in years". Here is one example:
GOOD AD: "Save $250 today! May 1-7 is open! Ocean View Condo, Call today"
Not so good ad: "3 bd 3 bath condo with dvd player in master bedroom"

You need a call to action and a reason to call you, instead of someone else. A coupon or special may be the trick to get them to call!

3) Follow up. Call if possible the prospect that emails you. If they put a phone number in the ad, call them at that number as fast as possible. If there is no number, email them as fast as possible. Answer the questions and tell them you want the business.

4) Have an online reservation system. This makes taking a booking fast and easy. The easier it is on the guest, the better the chance they will book with you! Using a site like and the vacation rental software it provides can make a difference. Who wants to wait for documents to be emailed back and forth and then filled out and mailed back! Make it easy and attract more business.

5) Do something every day! Update your calendars, change your ads, call your guest. Take 10 min and ask your self what needs to be updated and ACT! Sitting around will get you no where.

Try a few of these options and you will see the results! More bookings! People are still going in vacation and you need to be out there and get in front of them.

Good luck in the 2009 season!

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