WA HomeStay's Points of Difference
Being a locally owned booking platform we are committed to 1) Being Fair to both Owners and Guests and 2) Caring about the Local Communities we are operating in. We live this commitment in various ways, which are detailed below. Book with us today to experience the local difference!
Local West Australian Company
We have grown up holidaying around our beautiful State. It is our great pleasure to help you find your next West Australian holiday "home away from home". Giving back to the WA Community is also important to us. We actively promote local businesses. Guests who book again in 6 months time can enjoy a $20 gift voucher to a local business in their next holiday destination. If our guests refer someone who books in 6 months, they too can get a $20 voucher to a local business. Further, by only listing appropriately registered holiday accommodation, we are supporting sustainable tourism in our State.
Cheaper Booking Fees
We only charge our guests using Australian credit cards, 5% booking fees (6.5% for international credit card holders). Within this amount we absorb the credit card surcharges so there are no hidden fees at checkout. This means you could save around $100* for a standard weekend away compared to booking with our competitors (who charge up to 20%). On top of this we provide our hosts with their cash straight away rather than holding on to it, until the first day of stay.
* Based on a nightly rate of $250/night with $150 cleaning fee, when paying 20% booking fees compared to 5%.
Guests can enjoy a bottle (or two) on us
With the money you save on booking fees, you can spend your money on more important things, like an amazing bottle or two of local West Australian wine, or a cheeky dinner out on us. Further by liking our socials, you will be kept up-to-date with amazing last minute deals around WA.
Giving Back to the West Australian Community
WWe love WA and want to give back to the WA Community. That is why we chose to donate $1 from every booking made through our site to Telethon. Having 3 children of our own, the important work that Telethon does is more relevant to us then ever before. We have also put in extra search parameters to help guests who need a wheelchair find the best possible accommodation for their needs.
Calendar Syncing Capabilities
We know how busy life can be. To make it easier for our property managers and home owners we have ensured that our reservation calendars can sync with other booking platform's calendars. This reduces the chances of double bookings and the time spent on admin duties, which is good for everyone.
To ensure the safety of your financial information, we are using an Australian payment gateway, Pin Payments. Pin Payments is certified to the highest level of PCI Compliance. They store your MasterCard or Visa credit card details and keep it safe. Pin Payments happens to have been developed by a West Australian IT developer and their customer service team is based in the Eastern States.