Digital Guestbooks

The all-in-one guide to the home and area


Guestbooks That Multitask With Efficiency And Ease

Home Guides

Provide all the information about the home your guests need, like arrival times, door codes and house rules. Includes photos of the coffeemaker and videos of how to open the door. Send by text or email before guests arrive so they can plan their trip.

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Area Guides

Give your guests authentic insider tips about the area — everything they need to discover the best restaurants, attractions, experiences and essential services. We integrate with Google Places so information updates automatically.

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Smart Lock Automation

Automatically generate door codes for your guests and include them into your digital guestbooks.


Why You Need Them

Guide Your Guests From Trip Planning to Check Out

Welcome your guests with a digital guestbook filled with everything they need — directions, parking information, instructional videos for entering the house, tips on what to pack, a customized local area guide and more. Send guestbooks a week or two before arrival to help with trip planning. After check in, the guestbook becomes a pocket concierge for finding the nearest beach or pharmacy, checking opening hours or addresses, and more.

Save Time And Reduce Repetitive Calls By Over 70%

Provide the information your guests require, and they won’t need to call for the WiFi code or coffeemaker instructions. Make your guests happy, and use the time you'll save for what matters most for your business -- and for you.

Go Paperless And Give Guests a Vacation They’ll Love

No one wants a dog-eared paper guestbook. Go digital and wow your guests with a guestbook that directs them to the nearest beach or cafe, is customized for each property and underscores the professionalism of your vacation rental business.


How They Work

Start With Our Master Guide

The Master Guide is the template that supplies information for all of your vacation rental properties and includes basic categories like Arrivals, Departures and Safety Information. Keep the categories you want, drop those you don’t need, and add any we missed. Make a change on the Master Guide and every guestbook updates automatically.

Customize For Each Home

RueBaRue integrates with popular vacation rental software to create customized guestbooks for each home in seconds. We also import property details like WiFi codes, photos, door codes, directions and parking information. Individualize guestbooks for each home with helpful details like a recent photo of the front door or a brief video of how to use the coffeemaker or washing machine.

Set Up The Area Guide

Create a local area guide that features top restaurants, attractions, experiences and essential services and that uploads in minutes. Customize our recommendations, keeping what you like, dropping what you don’t, and adding anything we missed..We integrate with Google Places, so local information updates automatically when hours change or a business closes.


Smart Features That Make A Big Difference

Rental Software Integration

RueBaRue integrates with popular vacation rental software. This lets us create customized guestbooks for each home in seconds. We also import property details like WiFi codes, photos, door codes, directions and parking information.

Display Your Branding

Brand the guestbook with your vacation rental logo and colors to showcase your professionalism and remind guests of the services you provide.

Share Guestbooks Automatically

SMS Automation makes it easy to deliver the guestbook by email or text on the date you choose. Email the guestbook two weeks before arrival so guests can plan their trip, and text it the day before arrival so guests have it on their phones.

Customize The Content

Use the Master Guide to add, remove and arrange the guestbook’s categories and sections with ease. Include text, video and PDFs with any item.

Calculate Distances Automatically

Distances from the vacation rental home to everything in the area guide are calculated and mapped automatically so guests can decide whether to walk, bike or drive.

Be Mobile and Desktop Friendly

Guestbooks work equally well on mobile devices and desktop computers. No installation or app is required to use the guestbook.

Use Tags

Tagging helps you send automated messages with location-specific area guide links to guests.


Get QR Codes

QR codes for digital guestbooks make it easy for friends or relatives of the primary guest to access information found in these helpful, customized guides. Display the codes where guests will see them — on a refrigerator door, coffee table or nightstand.

Print Your Guestbooks

For guests who prefer paper copies or properties with weak internet signals, our print feature lets you print paper guestbooks with all the information found in the electronic guide.

Get Unique Guestbook Links

Each guestbook has an individual link. This means that when you expire the link after a guest departs the information can no longer be shared.

Consult Analytics

See when, how many times and for how long the guestbooks were viewed by your guests.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

We’re now able to save time and money by going digital and giving guests the information they need to plan their vacation before they arrive. Great product, great service.

People want that local experience when they come here. Our RueBaRue guides help us provide that.

Our guests are loving the digital guestbooks. The Google links that let them view nearby restaurants and attractions are amazing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A digital guestbook provides all the information about the rental home and area that guests need to plan their trip and enjoy their stay. Because it’s digital, the guestbook is a link to a page that guests can download to their phones and laptops.
You can create one additional guestbook per home. With PMS integration, we automatically generate your guestbooks and import property-specific information into them.
No, the digital guestbook is a responsive web link. No apps, no installations.
You start with our master property guide template, which provides the structure and shared information for all your properties.
You can include text, photos, YouTube or Vimeo videos and PDFs.
Yes, you can customize the guestbook as you wish. We provide a standard template, but you can organize it as you please to suit your business.
Once you set up the master property guide, you can add property-specific information to individual property guides. Or you can use tags to customize information for groups of homes, like pet-friendly homes or homes with swimming pools or bathtubs.
We generate a unique link for each guest, so the link can be expired after the guest checks out.
No, we generate a unique guestbook link for each guest and that link expires after the guest checks out.
The guestbook link can be sent by text or email automatically with RueBaRue SMS automation or manually from the guest dashboard.
Yes, guests can easily share the guestbook link with others by text message or email.
RueBaRue provides a standard template so you never start from scratch. If you want to customize it significantly, it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour per guestbook.

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