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Digital Guestbooks

Area Guides

Give guests a great vacation with your area’s best

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Give your guests authentic insider tips about the area—everything they need to discover the best restaurants, attractions, experiences and essential services.

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LOCAL AREA GUIDES

Why It Matters

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Delight Your Guests

Help your vacation rental guests create the perfect holiday with a customized area guide that doubles as a pre-arrival trip planner and handbook they’ll use during their stay. What they see, do and discover determines how they’ll remember their trip.

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Show Off Your Area

Tap your local experience to lead guests to the best your area has to offer and give them a genuine taste of local life. Don’t let them waste time on Yelp and Google.

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They’re coming for a vacation

Yes, your job is to help your guests find their ideal vacation rental property. But what your guests see, do and discover — the hidden beach, that spectacular hike, the best lobster ever — determines how they’ll remember their trip.

LOCAL AREA GUIDES

How It Works

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Start With Our Search Algorithm

Our search algorithm scours the internet for your area’s top-rated restaurants, things to do and essential services. Recommendations upload in seconds and update automatically, so no worries when hours change or a business closes.

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Customize Our Suggestions

Keep what you like, drop what you don’t, and add anything we missed. Include as many places as you like. Arrange your selections with our drag-and-drop feature. Add comments and tips to personalize your recommendations.

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Enhance With Photos, Videos & More

Our algorithms use information licensed from Google, but you’re not limited to that. Feel free to add freeform text with a title, address, URL, photos, videos and and PDFs.

LOCAL AREA GUIDES

Features You’ll Enjoy

Branding with Logo and Colors

Branding with Logo and Colors

Show your company’s colors and logo with pride whenever guests consult the guide. Your logo and colors make the guide yours alone, remind guests of the services you provide and burnish the professionalism of your vacation rental business.

Personal Tips

Personal Tips

Share tips only a local knows, like where you’ll see the mayor sipping coffee most mornings or which days the bakery makes their famous chocolate chip muffins.

Guides Updates Automatically

Updates Automatically

Each recommendation includes hours, Google reviews, websites, phones, addresses, maps and directions. Automatic updates mean you don’t need to do anything when hours change or a business closes.

Share Automatically

Share Automatically

The local area guide is an invaluable trip-planning resource. Use Text Automations to send the guide automatically by text or email on the date you choose.

Automatic Distance Calculation

Automatic Distance Calculation

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.

Tags

Tags

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

Mobile and Desktop Friendly Guides

Mobile and Desktop Friendly

The guides work equally well on a mobile device and a desktop computer. No installation or app is required to use the guide.

Guest Bookmarking

Guest Bookmarking

Guests can bookmark recommendations they like and create a shortlist of activities for their trip.

QR Codes

QR Codes

QR codes for local area 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 Edition

Print Edition

Some guests prefer to consult a paper guide. Our print feature lets you create paper copies with all the information found in the electronic guide. Printed copies can also be helpful for properties with a weak internet signal.

Embed Area Content

Embed Area Content

Embed local area content into your website with a single line of code. It's as easy as inserting a YouTube video.

Analytics

Analytics

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

What Customers are Saying

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

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Answering questions about what guests can do in the area with the level of personal attention that I want to give takes time. RueBaRue solves this problem and more. They seem to add improvements before I even realize they’re needed.quote

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RueBaRue has tremendously cut down on the questions that many guests have about the home and amenities, local attractions and places to eat. quote

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LOCAL AREA GUIDE

Frequently Asked Questions

The local area guide provides all the information guests need to know about the area for a great vacation, including restaurants, attractions, experiences and essential services like the nearest grocery store and pharmacy. All the information is in one place – on their phones – so guests can use it for trip planning and as a guidebook after they arrive.

No, with our curation engine, we can automatically create a local area guide for you with restaurants, essential services and things to see and do in your area. Use it as is or customize it as you please based on your local expertise.

Yes, you can completely customize the local guide to suit your business. Include any – and as many – categories you like: coffee shops, nightlife, family activities, things to do with large groups and so forth. You can also personalize your recommendations.

We license Google Places data to help you create the local area guides. Google Places includes the name, address, map, photos, hours of operations and Google reviews for each listing. We keep this information up-to-date, so if a business closes, we automatically remove it from your guide.

We recommend creating one local area guide for each area where you have properties. You can create multiple area guides if you have properties across multiple areas.

In addition to information from Google Places, you can write your own copy and include events, photos, videos and PDFs.

We provide a unique link for each guide. You can share links automatically by text or email on the date and time you choose.

Yes, we generate QR codes that can be printed and displayed in the vacation rental home for all the guests to use.

Yes, you can. Contact sales@ruebarue.com or schedule a demo for the pricing information.

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