This is NOT a question specifically for skiandglee or iopbeachhouse...I just want to keep it in the same thread for "FILTER".
Comments from anyone are sought.
One observation that I have with the filter is a "search category" that I find missing. HA included search choices for "location", "property type", "features", "bedrooms"...with multiple choices for each.
People have their preferences for all of them. But...why is there no filter option for PRICE range? There are travelers who look specifically within their budget range -- irrespective of specific features or property types.
Therefore, is PRICE a filter that is missing from that list?
- Ref. Location: a beachfront -vs- golf rental will have a price difference.
- Ref. Property Type: a castle -vs- a studio will have price a difference.
- Ref. Features: pool -vs- no pool will have a price difference
- Ref. Bedrooms: 1 bedroom -vs- 4+ will have a price difference
Travelers may find it easier to begin to filter for the price point they seek, as a start.
It can naturally be assumed that if a "budget" traveler chooses "house" and "sleeps 2+" there will be mixed prices to weed through...some out of their desired price range.
Narrowing the search more for "ocean view" and "swimming pool" still can give a mix of prices.
For example: my location is very diverse -- my State has 6 very different islands --- a mix of beach front, ocean front, ocean view, beach view, mountain view, golf rental -- and the prices are as varied as our climate zones here, e.g. they are all over the map.
When travelers search here in my State, many are using PRICE as a starting point. That's because affordable accommodations in prime locations are important to many travelers. There are many such locations around the world.
If the filter were to include PRICE option, the question would be how to cover the budget traveler, the mid-range traveler, and the luxury traveler?
It could be price ranges on a scale low to high. Below, I'm just offering an example to illustrate my idea and the figures are off the top of my head - don't take them as my price point suggestions. The price range is open for comments...but what about the idea?
Price per night:
Price per week:
What say you about adding PRICE as a filter?
If there is a filter for price, it would need to have a secondary section that must be selected based on dates. Most VRs have different rates depending on the time of year. I don't want to get inquiries from potential guests looking to rent during high season and only viewing the lowest rate is during.