Home Guide

Provide home and area guide in one place


Why It Matters

Enhance The Guest Experience

Welcome your guests with a digital guestbook filled with everything they need — directions, parking information, instructional videos for entering the house, tips on what to pack, a customized local area guide and more. Send guestbooks a week or two before arrival to help with trip planning.

Save Time

Provide the information they require, and guests won’t need to call for the WiFi code or coffeemaker instructions. Ease their anxiety and save time — enough to reduce pre-arrival calls and emails by over 50 percent.

Impress Your Guests

No one wants a dog-eared paper guestbook. Go digital and wow your guests with a guestbook that directs them to the nearest cafe, is customized for each property and underscores the professionalism of your vacation rental business.


How It Works

Start With Our Master Guide

The Master Guide is the template that supplies information for all of your vacation rental properties. The guide includes basic categories like Arrivals, Departures and Safety Information. Keep the categories you want, discard those you don’t like, and add any we missed. Make a change on the Master Guide and every guestbook updates automatically.

Rental Software Integration

RueBaRue integrates with popular vacation rental software to create customized guestbooks for each home in seconds. We also import property details like WiFi codes, photos, door codes, directions and parking information.

Customize Each Guestbook

Individualize each guestbook with property-specific information like a recent photo of the front of the house, a photo of the door lock or a brief video showing how to use the door code or instructions for using the fireplace or hot tub.


Features You’ll Enjoy

Rental Software Integration

RueBaRue integrates with popular vacation rental software. This allows us to create customized guestbooks for each home in seconds. We also import property details like WiFi codes, photos, door codes, directions and parking information.

Display Your Branding

Brand the guestbook with your vacation rental logo and colors to remind guests of the services you provide and to showcase your professionalism.

Share Guestbooks Automatically

SMS Automation makes it easy to deliver the guestbook by email or text on the date you choose. Email the guestbook two weeks before arrival so guests can plan their trip, and text the a day before arrival so guests have it on their phones.

Customize The Layout

Use the Master Guide to add, remove and arrange the guestbook’s categories and sections with ease. Include text, video and PDFs with any item.

Automatic Distance Calculations

Distances from the vacation rental home to everything in the area guide are calculated and mapped automatically so guests can decide whether to walk, bike or drive.

Mobile and Desktop Friendly

Guestbooks work equally well on mobile devices and desktop computers. No installation or app is required to use the guestbook.


Tagging helps you send automated messages with location-specific area guide links to guests.


QR Codes

QR codes for property guides makes it easy for friends or relatives of the primary guest to access information found in these helpful, customized guides. Display the codes where guests will see them — on a refrigerator or kitchen counter.

Print Your Guestbook

For guests who prefer paper copies or properties with weak internet signals, our print feature lets you print paper copies with all the information found in the electronic guide.

Unique Guestbook Links

Each guestbook has an individual link. This means that when you expire the link after a guest departs the information can no longer be shared.


See when, how many times and for how long the guestbooks were viewed by your guests.

What Customers are Saying

We’re now able to save time and money by going digital and giving guests the information they need to plan their vacation before they arrive. Great product, great service.

People want that local experience when they come here. Our RueBaRue guides help us provide that.

Our guests are loving the digital guestbooks. The Google links that let them view nearby restaurants and attractions are amazing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A digital guestbook provides all the information about the rental home and area that guests need to plan their trip and enjoy their stay. Because it’s digital, the guestbook is a link to a page that guests can download to their phones and laptops.
You can create one additional guestbook per home. With PMS integration, we automatically generate your guestbooks and import property-specific information into them.
No, the digital guestbook is a responsive web link. No apps, no installations.
You start with our master property guide template, which provides the structure and shared information for all your properties.
You can include text, photos, YouTube or Vimeo videos and PDFs.
Yes, you can customize the guestbook as you wish. We provide a standard template, but you can organize it as you please to suit your business.
Once you set up the master property guide, you can add property-specific information to individual property guides. Or you can use tags to customize information for groups of homes, like pet-friendly homes or homes with swimming pools or bathtubs.
We generate a unique link for each guest, so the link can be expired after the guest checks out.
No, we generate a unique guestbook link for each guest and that link expires after the guest checks out.
The guestbook link can be sent by text or email automatically with RueBaRue SMS automation or manually from the guest dashboard.
Yes, guests can easily share the guestbook link with others by text message or email.
RueBaRue provides a standard template so you never start from scratch. If you want to customize it significantly, it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour per guestbook.

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