Introduction

Booking

Rentalot is a rental management system for smaller business in the holiday property rental market. Rentalot streamlines the administration of your business, helping you to provide a high quality service to your clients.

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  • Report

  • Single or multiple rental units.
  • Single or multiple currencies with automatic rate updates. A configurable adjustment factor is applied to the downloaded rates to ensure you recover the costs of accepting foreign currencies.
  • Configurable base currency.
  • Handles any configuration of pricing periods, for example weekly, daily, or completely irregular.
  • Automatically matches bookings to any number of pricing periods.
  • Automatically builds a price and availability table for the front-end website.
  • Automatic calculation of pricing and payment schedules, with up to four payments per booking. All amounts and dates can be over-ridden manually.
  • Flexible configuration of automatic payment due notifications.
  • Detailed financial position report in your base currency.
  • Scheduling report for physical property preparation including any optional extras.
  • Lead Source report for monitoring the performance of your marketing campaigns.
  • Reminder emails when payments are due, or bookings start or end.
  • The front end is language independent. The back end is multi-language, currently with six languages.

At the front end, Rentalot provides an availability calendar with prices and availability automatically generated from the prices and bookings in the Rentalot database. For the back end administration, Rentalot provides simple maintenance of prices, bookings and currencies with several reports. A notification script runs daily to send email reminders about arrivals, departures, and payments due, and to automatically update exchange rates.

Although we have now released a "Plus" version of Rentalot, many people will find the original free version more than adequate for their needs. This is not just a demo for the real thing, it served us well in our rental business for several years and we continue to maintain it.

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Posted on 08 November 2018
Functionality
very simple - absolutely perfect for my few weeks a year when I let my house, full details of clients, financial reporting,
Ease of use
easy to use, set up was a little bit tricky for me as a beginner joomla user many years ago - was all part of the learning curve
Support
very helpful -
Documentation
very good
I used this to: managing bookings for our house in france for a few weeks each year - it's one house - very straightforward but the program has the flexibility for multiple properties as well
The description was accurate and therefore fitted my criteria. When I had a small problem setting up, the support was instant and helpful.

Although a small team they were thorough, polite and more importantly they listened patiently to my problem without dismissing me before completely understanding the issues I was having.

The extension has been used on our home rental website.

Using the extension is straightforward and easy to implement, the manual clear and precise.

I am not a joomla or web expert but am doing my best to produce a professional web site and this extension has helped greatly.

Great product



Posted on 28 February 2013
I did install this, configured it and got it on use and didn´t´took much time. Works great and now I´m thinking that should I buy commercial version. Thanks alot

Robust and easy to use



Posted on 04 December 2011
I have introduced a client to this extension and she is now well into her second year of using it. She wanted to have another apartment added which was quite easy to do.

I have tried other booking systems, but they can be a bit complicated if you want to show your clients how to do their own thing.
Everything works as promised, installation easy and support is great and really fast. Keep up the good work!

Impossible to use



Posted on 04 December 2010
The component seems very complete but impossible to use it. No problem to install. But It get a "Invalid from date (). Must be YYYY-MM-DD" one I call the page. Many websites meet this error. Using none english plateform.

Cheer.
Owner's reply: This sounds like a configuration error, however, this is not the right place to ask for help.
Easy to install, set up and use with financial reporting available, lead source statistics, currency exchange rate updates - and all for free? Incredible!



Yes, you can choose to pay a few euros for the manual - and you should. It's clear, detailed and quite one of the best I have used. And the developer deserves it for a great piece of work!



I know Chris is working on integrating this with a calendar and promising online booking with Rentalot Plus - and that will only enhance an already good product.



In the meantime, I have split my availability - one page for each yearly quarter. I like having price and availablity in the same table. It's clear and easy to understand.



(We've set up for weekends rather than weeks as historically, that is our clients' booking preference.)



By the way - if you want to come and stay next summer, you'd better hurry - we're booking up fast!

Good Component



Posted on 01 August 2010
This is a fairly good component, better than most others I found.



There is one downside though, It shows availability and prices in one table. I'd like to see a calendar with availability too. People are more used to calendars than tables when it comes to dates.



If there could be a simple hook with the mini calendar it would solve all problems.
Owner's reply: Working on it. Watch this space for Rentalot Plus, coming soon!
The component seems to be half made yet, there is no way out for users/visitors to book the property added in backend, form to add if a property is booked by someone, so it seems to be manually book the property.
Owner's reply: Rentalot does exactly what it is intended to do. It does not handle client self-booking and the free version never will.

great component!



Posted on 05 April 2010
I really recommend this component. It's easy to use. Very good manual guide to download as well from the developers site. Little problem was instantly solved! Great, cannot say anything else about this.
Everything worked 'out of the box' - simple and functional.



Great component - yet unfortunately still not for most of my needs. Most of the properties I work with demand daily based booking - which rentalot can handle - just makes it a bit messy to display. Would like to see this married to 'MiniCalendar' component of yours.
I installed Rentalot a couple of weeks ago but got a slight issue - this was resolved by Chris very quickly..fantastic suport for the product.



Works very well now & I'm delighted - Highly recommended. Take a look at Rentalot in action at www.dartmouthchalets.co.uk
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Rentalot

Version:
7.02
Developer:
Les Arbres Design
Last updated:
Mar 14 2019
Date added:
Sep 26 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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