The Rentals Search Widget can be configured within WordPress, under Appearance > Widgets. This is a simple, but powerful tool for vacation rental managers to make it easier for guests to search and book inventory online.
One of the best features of this widget is that it filters in real-time to display the number of properties that match your search criteria. Too many systems force the guest to choose a series of search criteria and then click a "search" button, only to return a message, "I am sorry no results matched your search criteria, please try again!". How frustrating is that!!!
With Lodgix, we return the results on the fly, thus if zero results are returned the guest will know immediately which criteria impacted the number of available properties.
Watch this quick overview video on the rentals search widget:
Search by Price
When the Search By Price option is selected, you will be presented with three settings...
From Price: This is the lowest price point that can be searched.
To Price: This is the highest price point that can be searched.
Price Increment: This determines the ranges that will be available to search.
For example, a from price of 100, a to price of 600, and an increment of 100 will produce options of 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600. Note that guest can also choose to not specify a price range for their search.
The search results that are returned will show all properties WITH AVAILABILITY and a quote for the stay. However, in those instances where a property has additional rules that are not met (e.g. requires a Saturday arrival or requires a 7 night minimum rental) those properties will be clearly noted as such, and the guest will not be able to book those properties online until the dates are changed to satisfy the rules for the property.