Self-help Vacation Rental Website Offers Time-saving Offline Service
Travelers to Costa Rica who are weary of using do-it-yourself websites to look for vacation rentals can now reach out for help with one toll free call or a direct email...
Costa Rica Bedfinder offers one-stop personalized service for offline renters in addition to offering over six hundred vacation rentals online with direct online inquiry feature.
“We do act as traditional travel consultants in providing recommendations and reservation services for accommodations, tours and car rentals,” says the company’s founder, Elaine Turner.
“When customers call or email us, we communicate with them on a personal level to ascertain their criteria, not just their budget, but to understand also their dreams and purpose for the vacation; the greater our understanding the better we can narrow down the choices and provide them with a meaningful shortlist that matches their expectation, ” she says.
Presently internet users looking to rent Costa Rican properties have more than a dozen popular self-help vacation rental websites to choose from, the majority of those require users to contact owners or agents individually for each and every property that interests them, and that often means repeating the question-and-answer process multiple times. Seasoned vacation rental shoppers commonly ‘copy and paste’ the same message and email to a multitude of property advertisers.
The problem with this approach, according to Elaine, is that the customers tend to lose track when the responses stream in. “The common response from the inquirer is usually – I’m sorry, which property is this? – when the property owner or manager calls,” she adds.
“It is no wonder many are finding it easer to let us take over the time-consuming process of search and communicate, and have all their questions answered through one source,” she says.
Since the launch of Costa Rica Bedfinder a year ago, a growing number of vacationers are accessing its service through toll free calls and emails rather than using the direct online inquiry feature, a sign Elaine attributes to the fact that more travelers are recognizing the value of service and convenience in the ‘one-stop’ offline approach.