- Do owners have any control over
the rental of their property?
- Yes, property owners have complete
control over the rental of their property.
Property owners determine their availability dates,
rental charge and always approve all guests
who stay in their property. We advertise your
property to the dates & price provided by the property
owner. Once we
receive a Reservation Request from a guest we then forward this to
the owner for their approval. Property owners always
approve of all Reservation Requests for their
we have to rent our property exclusively through Okanagan House
- No, you can rent your property through as many
different means as possible including Okanagan House
Rentals. We will only advertise your property as
to the dates you tell us and we will work hard to get
you the best Reservation Requests as possible - we only get paid when we do a good job for
How much does this
- There is no charge to add your property to our
database and start marketing your property
to all of our visitor requests. When we are
successful in booking a reservation for your property
we collect a 15% commission on each
reservation. We collect the 15% online deposit from each guest to
confirm their reservation - so you never actually
have to make any payment to Okanagan House
Rentals. It's that simple!
can't I see the Rental Properties on the website?
- Our Okanagan rental properties are not
"public" on our website for the privacy of
our property owners. Once we receive your visitor
submission we send out an email with the available properties that are suitable for
group, price range & dates. You will be
able to view your own property listing once it has been
added to our database.
Why should we list
property with Okanagan House Rentals?
- First of all it doesn't cost you anything to try out
our service, we will only get paid when we do a good
job and get bookings for your property. We also
advertise extensively throughout the Okanagan
including local real estate sites and tourism sites
including our exclusive partnership with OKANAGAN.COM
What types of
properties do you include in your service?
- We include all kinds of Okanagan properties in our
database. We have many private detached vacation
homes but we also have condos and work with larger
resort-style rental properties. We also provide
services for ski resort rental properties. Make
submission today to have your property approved -
there is no charge! We also market Okanagan
How do visitors book
a property through your service?
- When a guest wants to book a property they submit a Reservation
Request with group details, reason for
coming to Okanagan, etc. We then forward this Reservation
Request to the property owner for approval. If
the request is approved we collect an online deposit
from the guest to confirm the reservation. Once the
reservation has been confirmed both the guest &
owner receive a
confirmation email along with complete reservation
details and contact information to finalize
How can we add a
property to Okanagan House Rentals?
- All new properties must approved before being
added to our database. To submit your property
for approval make a property
submission and email up to 10 photos of your
property. Once your property has been approved
we will create a new listing for the property and
email it to the owner.
How does Okanagan
House Rentals receive so many visitor requests?
- We advertise extensively throughout the Okanagan,
British Columbia and across Canada.
Our key partner is OKANAGAN.COM
which receives a large number of visitors who are
booking their vacations to the valley.
Can we avoid
"party groups" from staying in our property?
- Absolutely. First of all we don't cater to
"party groups" at all, our goal is to find
responsible & considerate guests for our property
owners. All of our advertising and promotion is focused
towards mature adult groups & families. If
we receive a Reservation Request from a group that you
have concerns about we encourage you to ask for
additional details from the guest or just simply
decline the Reservation Request.
When do we have to pay
Okanagan House Rentals for a confirmed reservation?
- You don't. Once you approve of a guest's
Reservation Request they will pay an online deposit
through our system to confirm the reservation.
That deposit is our commission for the booking and the
guests pay the property owner directly for the
remainder of the rental charge in accordance to the
payment schedule. Once the deposit has been made
you will receive an email confirming the reservation
along with complete details of the reservation &
Can I rent our a
vacation property even though I can't accept online credit
- Definitely, most property owners cannot accept
online credit card payment. We have an
online credit card account to accept the deposit to
confirm reservations. To accept the remainder of
the rental payment from the guest follow any method
that you wish including a cheque mailed to the owner.
What is your
cancellation policy for guests booking through Okanagan
- Each property owner will provide their own
cancellation policy and it will be stated on your
property so guests will be able to see the details.
resort-style properties work with Okanagan
- Absolutely! Contact
Us and we will bring you good quality guests no
matter what your size.
Can we rent out our
home for only 1 or 2 weeks in the summer?
- Yes, just let us know what dates you want us to
advertise your home and we will only show it groups
looking for those dates.