How does Bookastay/Bookabach work? (for renters)
This article is for: Renters
Bookabach puts would-be bach renters directly in touch with owners and property managers of the finest baches, beach houses and self-catering holiday homes in New Zealand.
First of all, please understand that all the properties you see on the Bookabach website are managed by their owners - or in some cases a property manager appointed by the bach owner - not by Bookabach.
So, when you make an enquiry on a property your request is automatically sent to the owner/manager of the property. On making an enquiry you will be provided with the owner/manager’s contact details so you can call them to follow-up.
It’s THEIR responsibility to:
* Decide whether to accept or decline your booking request
* Provide you with more details on the property and answer any question you may have
* Organise with you payment of a deposit to confirm the booking; plus any bond and balance of rental
* Provide you with a rental agreement (we recommend this)
Bookabach facilitates this process by providing the website - a safe place to rent holiday homes* - and tools for the owners/property managers to use for effective management of their properties.
*Note that Bookabach orders properties by default using a scoring system heavily-weighted to feedback from other renters - so the ones furthest up the top have the most rental history.