The main goal of Lacosta Condo Rentals was to show the availability of condos on the property and provide a convenient way to contact the property manager.
We promoted rental availability by placing a 'View Rentals' button at the end of the navigation. We also had a rental search layered above the main image on the home page. Alternatively, users could find properties by number in the middle of the page or by clicking 'Search by Room'. This was primarily for the repeat business and for users who had discussed a room with the property manager.
Search results showed rooms in a grid where users can click to learn more details. The rooms are presented to show general information, an image gallery, a custom-designed table of amenities with icons, and a calendar that displays availability.
The calendar of availability is synced with Lacosta's 3rd party rental system. This is done with an iCal file provided by the company. We initially sync the calendars and after when a booking is made over the phone or website, the file is updated, and so the availability on the website calendar is updated.
The overall design has a subtle beachy feel, bright sunshine vibe, clean layouts, and is image-driven as the location is right on the beach of beautiful Anna Maria Island.