a charge for changing the information on my page?
There is no charge for any changes.
How do I
make changes to the information on my web page?
All changes to your GulfCoast web page can be made
from the web page itself. At the lower right of your page, click on
the link: "Edit Page / Manage Account".
Or, you can get to the Log-in page by
When you are checking your
changes over, be sure to hit your reload/refresh button so you
will be seeing the updated version of the page. Here's why...
The first time you
visit a web page, your computer stores a copy of it on its hard drive. When you
re-visit that page, your machine first looks to see if it has a copy, and if it
does, that is what it dishes up for viewing. It does that to save on load time.
That's why, to get the latest version of the page from the Internet, you need to
hit the "reload" or "refresh" button.
I'd like to add some
individual pictures, how does that work?
Each picture you add costs $5.
Log-in, select "Update Web Pages", at the top where it says "Select Page to
Update", be sure the property you are working on is selected.
Then select "Send Photos".
I'd like to add a Calendar... how
do I go about it?
There are 2 free Calendar options, our own
EzCal and the HomeAwayConnect Calendar (which we will link to for free).
First take a look at examples of both types:
If you want
the EzCal Calendar, just send us an email requesting it. We will set it
up & notify you.
If you are on another site where you are using the HomeAwayConnect.com
Calendar, you will need to go to
After you get the info from the
HomeAway folks, go to your web page, at the bottom right click on
"Edit this page", then select the "Go" button that says "Other requests
I'd like to add a link to my private web page... how does that work?
We will link
to private web pages but there are some rules.
1. The page being linked-to can only reference properties advertised on the Gulf
Coast web. For example, you cannot have one Gulf Coast web page and have a
linked page that advertises multiple properties.
2. We do not link to commercial web sites...eg...sites that advertise an entire
3. Links cannot principally advertise unrelated activities... for example, a
site that advertises fishing charters.
4. We do charge $15 per year for a link to a private page.
If you feel your private web page meets our criteria and wish to move
forward, go to your Gulf Coast web page, at the bottom right click on "Edit this
page", then select the "Go" button that says "Other requests & questions".
What determines the
placement of the ads in the directories?
The ads are listed by number of bedrooms and on a first-come-first-served basis. At renewal time (annually), you will retain your place provided you are
paid up within 15 days of the rollover date.
add a second property to my web page?
Our policy is "one property per page".
Additional pages may be added at a reduced rate... $20 less than the cost of
your first ad.
I just received my annual
invoice, can I pay with a credit card on-line?
Sure... web members can
select "My Invoices", then select the web page you wish to pay.
I'm selling my property and buying another one, can I swap listing
information on my web page?
As long as your new listing is in the same city directory, this can be done
for a $20 conversion fee. Just go to our sign-up form and select the option: "I
am a GulfCoast web member converting an existing web page to a different
property". Please attach your new pics to an email or send via US Mail. Include
your web page ID or full web address of the page.
I'm selling my property to another person and they would like to continue the
ad...how does that work?
If you have 3 months or more left on your subscription, the new owner pays
a $20 conversion fee. Less than 3 months left and the conversion is free. The
new owner will need to fill out one of our sign-up forms, selecting the option:
"I wish to convert ownership of an existing GulfCoast web page."
I have a friend who might like to sign up... are there any incentives for
Yes. If you have referred someone to us and they are now a web
member, you will get 3 months added to your subscription.
Maximizing your investment!
We recommend this excellent resource for
getting the most out of your vacation rental ...the
How to Rent by Owner web site
by Christine Karpinski, author and lecturer.