Instructions for use of the web store to pay for a Vacation Home Rental or Boat Charter listed on VRBO

 

 

These instructions will document how to use the internet to make your reservation via the RiverEcoLogic web store. We originally developed this web store in 2010 to support our retirement enterprises of kayak and canoe expeditions on the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia. We subsequently utilized it to support operations at the Maritime Museum in Apalachicola, Florida and now for the last couple of years, for our vacation rental homes and charter boats on St. George Island and Key West. The web store has handled over 10,000 since inception and is a reliable proven safe process. We realize that not everyone is comfortable using a web store, so If you get frustrated or would like to talk with us or one of our crew please call Belinda Nowling, at 850-348-9926 or, George Floyd, the property owner, at 770-364-5713. Belinda or one of her assistants can make the reservations for you or answer questions.

 

Some overall things to consider when making your reservation are

 

  The web store accepts most common credit and debit cards.

  As you go through the reservations process you will repeat the checkout process for each night at the vacation home or boat. We suggest that you keep your credit card information in a notepad to allow it to be copied and pasted rather that retyped for each night reserved.

  As noted in the introduction, some of the terminology of the web store is oriented to boat trips. There are notes in the instructions to help clarify that where it occurs.

  The entire amount must be paid in advance. You may cancel and receive a full refund to your credit / debit for up to 20 days before arrival. If you are dissatisfied with the accommodations you may cancel and receive a full refund within 2 hours of arrival with notification sent and confirmed via email or telephone. We do not require deposits but you are responsible for damages caused during your stay.

  You should keep this web page open for reference while you use another web browser window to book your actual trip via the web store. We hope this illustrated documentation will make reservation process for booking the reservation for your vacation a quick and easy experience.

  The documentation follows process that is similar to commonly used travel web sites. We have incorporated screen photos of what you should see at each step of the way.

  The local sales taxes are added on top of the quoted fees.

 

Step 1 Get prepared to book your reservation on line by having your desired dates of stay and credit card information handy. Have a note pad handy so you can note your password when you set up your web store account. Have the email history, the property number, the discount promo code ready for the dates which you are planning to stay. The promotional code provides discounts for longer lengths of stay and may change during your stay due to changing seasonal rates.

 

Step 2 Click on the link from the list below corresponding to the property that you desire. This will launch a new window that takes you directly into the RiverEcoLogic web store.

 

Properties on St. George Island, Florida

 

1) Beach Front House with elevator and boardwalk to the surf (Sleeps 8)

 

More details on the property are located at http://www.vrbo.com/353607

This property is available starting at $ 210 per day. The local sales tax rate is 9%. Seasonal Rates apply to this property as shown in the following grid. Use the Promo code shown in red corresponding to the season (on the left side) and length of stay (across the top) to get the discounted cost for your stay.

Click here to start your reservation process on the web store now.

 

 

Season

1 to 3 nights

4 to 6 nights

7 or more nights

High Season
3/1-4/15, 5/20-8/15,

11/20-11/27 and 12/20-1/7

$600
0%
N/A

$510
15%
FourDayTrip

$450
25%
WeekTrip

Mid Season & Winter holidays
8/16-11/19, 11/28-12/19

and 3/1-5/14
25% off of high season

$450
25%
DayTripMid

$360
40%
FourDayTripMid

$300
50%
WeekTripMid

Low Season
1/8-2/28
40% off of high season

$360
40%
DayTripLow

$270
55%
FourDayTripLow

$210
65%
WeekTripLow

 

 

2) Last house on the Bay at west end of the Island with dock and pool (Sleeps 10)

 

More details on the property are located at http://www.vrbo.com/353607

 

This property is available starting at $ 280 per day. The local sales tax rate is 9%. Seasonal Rates apply to this property as shown in the following grid. Use the Promo code shown in red corresponding to the season (on the left side) and length of stay (across the top) to get the discounted cost for your stay.

Click here to start your reservation process on the web store now.

 

 

 

 

 

Season

1 to 3 nights

4 to 6 nights

7 or more nights

High Season
3/1-4/15, 5/20-8/15,

11/20-11/27 and 12/20-1/7

$800
0%
N/A

$680
15%
FourDayTrip

$600
25%
WeekTrip

Mid Season & Winter holidays
8/16-11/19, 11/28-12/19

and 3/1-5/14
25% off of high season

$600
25%
DayTripMid

$680
40%
FourDayTripMid

$400
50%
WeekTripMid

Low Season
1/8-2/28
40% off of high season

$480
40%
DayTripLow

$360
55%
FourDayTripLow

$280
65%
WeekTripLow

 

 

3) The Ultimate Estate Home Mansion on the Beach (Sleeps 8)

 

More details on the property are located at http://www.vrbo.com/417209

 

This property is available starting at $ 750 per day. The local sales tax rate is % . Seasonal Rates apply to this property as shown in the following grid. Use the Promo code shown in red corresponding to the season (on the left side) and length of stay (across the top) to get the discounted cost for your stay.

Click here to start your reservation process on the web store now.

 

 

 

Season

1 to 3 nights

4 to 6 nights

7 or more nights

High Season
3/1-4/15, 5/20-8/15,

11/20-11/27 and 12/20-1/7

$1,500
0%
N/A

$1,275
15%
FourDayTrip

$1,125
25%
WeekTrip

All other dates

$1125
25%
DayTripMid

$900
40%
FourDayTripMid

$750
50%
WeekTripMid

 

 

Properties at Key West, Florida

 

1) Estate Home On The Water With Private Pool And Dockage (Sleeps 8)

 

More details on the property are located at http://www.vrbo.com/508115

 

This property is available in weekly or monthly increments starting at $ 7,875 per week. We require a minimum one week stay. The local sales tax is 12.5% and there are no other fees other than those listed on this email. All reservations must run within the Saturday to Saturday time frame unless you are booking 12 or more days. If you wish to book for a month you book the first three weeks and the fourth week is provided at no additional charge

Click here to start your reservation process on the web store now.

 

 

 

Season

1 to 3 nights

4 to 6 nights

7 or more nights

High Season
3/1-4/15, 5/20-8/15,

11/20-11/27 and 12/20-1/7

$1,500
0%
N/A

$1,275
15%
FourDayTrip

$1,125
25%
WeekTrip

All other dates

$1125
25%
DayTripMid

$900
40%
FourDayTripMid

$750
50%
WeekTripMid

 

 

2) Elegant European Sail Catamaran Yacht charter in Private Luxury Marina (Sleeps 8)

 

More details on the property are located at http://www.vrbo.com/508114

 

This property is available starting at $ 210 per day. The local sales tax is 12.5%. Seasonal Rates apply to this property as shown in the following grid. Use the Promo code shown in red corresponding to the season (on the left side) and length of stay (across the top) to get the discounted cost for your stay.

Click here to start your reservation process on the web store now.

 

 

 

 

 

Season

1 to 3 nights

4 to 6 nights

7 or more nights

High Season at the dock
3/1-4/15, 5/20-8/15,

11/20-11/27 and 12/20-1/7

$600
0%
N/A

$510
15%
FourDayTrip

$450
25%
WeekTrip

All other dates at the dock

$450
25%
DayTripMid

$360
40%
FourDayTripMid

$300
50%
WeekTripMid

Sailing charter daily rate

(minimum of 3 days)

$1,5000

$1,275
15%

$1,125
25%

 

 

Step 3 You will see a Reservations page as shown in the example below. Most of the information there is already present on the VRBO site. As noted earlier this site handles many of our excursions so it prompts for a Passengers count. Just leave this as 1 and click Continue in the green box.

 

Step 4 You will see a new Reservations Page that shows a calendar with all of the available dates as shown in the example below. I do not keep up the VRBO calendar so this is the only way to see available dates for the homes. Every day that is open has a green 1 in the box with the date just below the 2 PM check in time. Dates not available are in a lighter shade of gray with no time or green 1 on the date. In the example below, June 3rd through June 6th is not available. You will see these dates highlighted in red in the example below. Once you decide on the dates that you wish to stay, select the date associated with your planned arrival which will take you to the next screen.

 

Step 4a You are prompted to login or if this is your first time select the option to create a new account.

 

Step 4b, If you are a first time user, selecting the create a new account. will produce the screen below. Complete this information and make note of your account e-mail and password for future use. The account will allow you to void a reservation later if you need to cancel your stay.

 

Step 5 - Add any desired upgrades to you trip. At this point you can add Upgrades for the additional cleaning fee if you will have your pets with you and the option to use of our kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles and Center Console power boat should you desire. Read through the narratives for each item to be sure you select the items you desire. All of the items apply for the entire week and only need to be added once during your first day of reservation. For the pet fee, select the quantity corresponding to the number of pets that you will have with you.

 

 

Step 7 The following Confirmations page is shown. This displays the date you just selected and the price including taxes. Leave the Promotions box blank. In the Passengers box, enter your name. In the Agreements box, click each of the check boxes affirming your agreement with liability waiver, etc. The last ox includes add on items that you may want to have us include for your trip. Click any add on items that you would like to add and you will see it added to your checkout real time. Once complete, Click on Confirm Total & Continue to Payment Page in the green box at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Step 8 Complete the credit card information in the Payment screen below, then click the green box at the bottom of the screen.