Showcasing a villa Ministry of Villas
If you own or represent a luxury villa you already know how challenging it can be to market your property. How do you reach the right guests? How do you simplify your booking process from beginning to end? That’s where we come in.
We work with villa owners, villa managers and management companies to promote their unique properties on our website. As a full service villa rental company, we advertise the villa for free and only charge a commission when the client books.
How do we set up the profile on Ministry of Villas?
We will email you the agreement and property information form for you to complete and return to us. The profile on Ministry of Villas website is set up by our team. We require high-res images and videos (if available) via Dropbox from you. Keep in mind the images do need to be professionally taken and we require images of all rooms and of the outdoor areas for the villa to be considered for our site.
Live rates and availability
Ministry of Villas has real-time booking technology to allow customers the convenience of searching, reserving and paying for villa rental all in one place. Our live rates and availability is an essential element for the booking process, making it easy for anyone to see when villas are available. Our search tool not only improves efficiency, it helps produce more revenue and increase bookings for your villa.
Booking a luxury villa travel is effectively as simple as booking a hotel on one of the giant travel sites such as booking.com, Mr & Mrs Smith, Airbnb and Tripadvisor. But we offer start-to-finish guest services that make your life easy.
How do we connect to you?
Ministry of Villas connects with the world’s leading channel management software to display real-time rates and availability. Channel management software allows villa managers to distribute and manage inventory across multiple travel websites (e.g. Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com) from one login.
If you are using a channel manager we will email you through the details (including the password) to connect to our platform. We email through a confirmation with the clients details once the booking has been processed. Our staff will email you as well to confirm any bookings that come through our system to double check availability and request an invoice.
I don’t have a channel manager
If you don’t have a channel manager, don’t worry. Ministry of Villas will supply one for free to connect to us. We are the licensed suppliers of ResOnline Channel Manager. Our software was launched in Australia in 2003; it connects >3,000 properties across >30 countries to >5,000 websites. If you would like to connect to other channels other than Ministry of Villas, you can for an additional fee. You can see the channels we connect with here. We offer great rates for management companies too and can even offer a free trial.
Can your system connect with a PMS?
Yes! If you have a Property Management System (PMS), or Central Reservation System (CRS) and would like to add seamless two way connection to a channel manager then ResOnline Direct Connect (RDC) is perfect for you.
What PMS systems can you connect to?
Find out more about Current Property Management Systems that are connected to ResOnline.
How does the client pay?
The client can pay Ministry of Villas by bank transfer, PayPal or via any major credit card. After receiving payment from the guest Ministry of Villas will pay 50% of total owing to the Supplier (total booking less commission before tax and services) within 7 days of the booking and the remaining 50% no later than 60 days before the guests’ arrival date. In the event that a booking is made within 60 days Ministry of Villas will pay the Supplier 100% of the total owing to the Supplier (total booking less commission before tax and services) at the time of booking.
How do you advertise the villas?
We work with global affiliates to promote the villa or villas you have. We also showcase the villa on all of our social channels. We also have 75,000 followers on Facebook and promote the villa for.
We must maintain price parity and therefore the rates on our site must be the same as OTA’s or your website. People shop around so this is very important that we maintain this.
Talk to us!
If you have an amazing villa you think our customers would enjoy, we want to work with you, no annual fees, pay-per-leads, or upfront costs required. Contact us to learn more today.