Our goal is to help you create as much money from your cottage as possible and hopefully make life a bit easier for you. The only question is how will you spend that extra income? Start making money off of your property right now!
We realize that time is the most valuable thing you have and that is why we have created a service where you don't have to spend your time answering phonecalls, writing emails, process international payments or marketing your property. We take care of all of that for you so you can spend your time doing what you enjoy.
With Bungalo you can be sure that your listing will be irresistible to the international travellers who love booking their vacation cottage through Bungalo. Don’t have professional photos of your home? We’ll supply the photographers and cover the costs. Too busy to write your property description? Let our talented staff create a captivating description of your charming property. The beauty of choosing Bungalo is that we will do the grunt work behind renting your property.
You will never pay a cent until a booking is secured. Most booking websites want an upfront fee in order to list with them. Then, they sit back and count your cash while you create your listing, deal with tenants, and figure out how to secure payments. We don’t think that’s right. Instead, we take care of everything for you and will only get paid when you get paid.
"I listed my log cabin with Bungalo in the spring of 2014 and have since then gotten the majority of my bookings through them. The website is really good and usually highly ranked for cottages in Iceland. The staff are enthusiastic and progressive in marketing and they have provided great service and good advice to me and my tenants. I would without a second thought give them 5 stars."
"We at Eyjasol have had a great collaboration with Bungalo and their employees for a few years now. Through them we have received bookings for our cottages in South Iceland and our apartments in Reykjavik and everything has gone very smoothly."
"We've used Bungalo for 3 years and really like their service. The website is easy to use and it is simple to update information for our clients. Bungalo has become our biggest provider of bookings today."
"We own a small and simple summerhouse and we thought it wouldn't be possible to rent it out but we still decided to give it a try last summer. We listed the summerhouse with Bungalo and found their service to be easy and effective. The reactions were immediate and we started getting extra income right away. We have also enjoyed getting a chance to meet up with people from from all over the world whom all have been very happy with both our service and that of Bungalo."
"My collaboration with Bungalo has gone extremely well in every aspect. I just want to thank them for a great service."
"We’ve had our property listed with Bungalo for 3 years and have been very happy with their service. We are getting all of our bookings through Bungalo and they are always very friendly and helpful when I contact them."
"The staff at Bungalo have been fantastic and we recommend their service 150%!"
The website is designed to assist property owners rent out their vacation properties when they are not using them. You simply list your property on our website, mark off the days that are already booked or that you want to reserve for you and your family. Then we assist you in renting out all the free days.
It costs you nothing. We get paid when you get paid. Bungalo takes a 15%+GST commission once a reservation is booked through our system. There are no listing or annual fees, and no surprises.
A typical breakdown for a $1500.00 weekly rate with applicable tax would look like this:
Guest: pays $1500.00 to Bungalo
Bungalo takes 15% matching fee + applicable taxes on matching fee:
0.15 x $1500.00 = $225.00
Nova Scotia applicable sales tax on matching fee: 0.15 x $225.00 = $33.75 Cottage Owner: takes home approximately $1241.25
We will transfer the rental fee minus our commission directly into your account, at the beginning of the month following when the tenant stayed in your property.
Cancellation must be reported to Bungalo via e-mail or other verifiable means. If a reservation is cancelled 30 days or more, prior to the scheduled arrival date, 80% of the rental price will be repaid. If a reservation is cancelled 29 – 8 days prior to the arrival date, 20% of the rental price will be repaid. If a reservation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, no refund will be made. In case of no shows or early check outs, no refund will be made.
As soon as your property is booked you and the tenant will receive a confirmation email, where you will find all the information about the booking. You can then contact the tenant to inform them about where they can pick up the keys and give them further information about the property.
No, the system is a real-time booking system, that means that if a certain day is available the tenant can book it immediately without you having to confirm it. Therefore it is very important that you reserve all the days that are not available well in advance.
A booking must be made with at least 48 hours in advance, so you will never receive a booking the same day as the tenant is arriving.
Yes, we have no problem with you listing your property on other websites, just make sure you update the calendar on the Bungalo website if you get bookings from other websites. Also note that we can list your property free of charge with our trusted partners including TripAdvisor, Flipkey to help increase bookings.
If you have different rates for the summer and winter season, you can include those different rates within your profile. The system will automatically charge the guest and pay you the right rates.
We make your property available all-year round. So if you have availability in the shoulder and off-peak seasons, we can help you increase reservations for those periods. Just make sure you keep your calendar updated so guests know when you have availability.
No problem, you can change the calendar to make your property available only when you want. Since most bookings for the summer are confirmed in the winter, we recommend you to have your listing ready so that guests can book a long time in advance.
The calendar goes two years out, so guests can book a long time in advance. Since many international travellers make plans far in advance, this helps them plan their vacation.
A double-booking happens when a guest books your property on bungalo.com and the calendar has not been maintained. You can avoid this by making sure that your calendar is always up to date, even with bookings you get outside of bungalo.com.
Yes, you have full control over what days you rent out and you can always go into the system and reserve dates for yourself.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make arrangements to get the keys to the tenant. It is an option for owners to have someone located close to the property with the keys or to have a number-coded lock at the property so they only have to give the number code through the phone.
We specialize in listing unique properties that will offer guests a memorable experience. We approve properties that are well-maintained, have a separate entrance, and that can provide that unique experience, like being close to nature or near cultural hubs. You can list your property here for immediate approval.
Although not required, we highly recommend that you have a registered licence to ensure credibility for yourself as a business owner and for your guests. For help to register your business, please contact us
Insurance is not required, but we highly recommend that you have insurance to cover any liability as a business owner, and any damage caused by your guests.
Bungalo is not responsible for damage caused by the tenant during their stay nor any damage they suffer during the time of rent. The guests are responsible for any damage caused and must immediately notify the owner if damage occurs. If something takes place that leads to a depreciation of the property´s usefulness or value, the tenant has to notify the owner immediately. Bungalo.com can act as an intermediary to support you in retrieving the cost caused by damage by guests, upon your request. Bungalo can in some cases facilitate the withdrawl from the tentant’s credit card to cover the cost of repair, though never a higher amount than the cost of renting the property.
Only tenants that have rented a property through the Bungalo website can leave a review of the property and thereby ensure that only real tenants can comment. As soon as their stay in the property has ended they receive an email from Bungalo where they can leave a rating and a review of the property. Bungalo has to approve all reviews before they appear on the website.
We have partnership deals with some of the biggest travel websites in the world and as part of our service your property will automatically be listed on all these sites and we take care of any updates and answering all inquires.
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