GRUPZ Vacation Rental Calendars

Modern, responsive iCal-synced calendar widgets for any site

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Vacation rental availability calendars to embed on any website. Connect to iCal calendars from Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Google Calendar and any iCalendar URL. Get started for free, simple monthly subscription. Exposes no private data.

Not just for vacation rentals: they're great for embedding a simple daily/monthly view of any iCal URL's events.

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Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
This is a cool little vacation rental calendar widget (a simple thing on the face of it, but there's a lot of complex stuff going on behind the scenes) that lets you embed a vacation rental's availability — synced from an iCalendar such as an Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or Google Calendar iCal URL — anywhere you can put an iFrame. This service/app and the other ones I've built are based on my experiences in building a dedicated website for my own vacation rental property. At the moment, there really aren't many tools like this that are aimed at the individual owner. Many of the property management systems (some of which are really great) are just "too much of a muchness" and really overkill for owners of just a single (or small number of) properties. Further, other solutions for displaying a calendar in this way actually expose private information about upcoming guest bookings. (The issue that Airbnb iCal feeds actually include things like guest names and mobile phone numbers is pretty regularly discussed in various forums.) The GRUPZ tools are designed with security and privacy in mind. I've also built a more sophisticated version of these calendars that is a completely self-contained direct booking inquiry app. Again, it can be used in any web page where you can drop a tiny bit of embed code!
Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
Thanks so much for the upvotes, folks!
Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
Oh hai! Need a calendar that also takes requests? Our integrated calendar and direct booking/inquiry widget is on Product Hunt here!: https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Randy Bryan@texasaggie1 · product Hunter
Nice
Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
@texasaggie1 thanks, Randy! Let me know if u have any questions!
Randy Bryan@texasaggie1 · product Hunter
Amazing way to promote your ical Airbnb. Going to use this on my latest SEO project
Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
@texasaggie1 just to be clear, this is a widget that syncs with any iCal URL. (Or multiple iCal URLs.) The demo widget isn’t powered by my own vacation rental’s calendar, but by several chosen iCal URLs. But there are SEO benefits to using this service. I link to customers’ sites on the GRUPZ customers page and those pages are crawled regularly. Like I say, it’s modern and not abandonware or upsellware like other solutions. 👍
Keith CrosleyMaker@kcrosley · GRUPZ.com
@texasaggie1 and if you have ideas about how I might add other SEO benefits for users, I’m all ears! Thanks for your upvote and I hope you’ll give us a try! -K-