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Frequently Asked Questions

What is BeachHouse.com?
Why should I advertise my beach property on BeachHouse.com?
How do I advertise my property on BeachHouse.com?
What does it cost to advertise beach property on BeachHouse.com?
How do I get a Spotlight ad on BeachHouse?
Can I advertise my property if it is not on a beach?
What is meant by a "FEATURED AD"?
How do I update or disable my ad?
How do I pay for my ad?
What if I forget my login id or password?
I am having problems logging in.
How long will my ad be displayed?
My property is listed with a property management company. Can I also advertise it here?
Why can't I find "my" beach here?
How will I be contacted if someone is interested in my property?
What is the difference between "site clicks" and a "hits"?
How do I post my ad to the BeachHouse.com Facebook page?

Photo Help:
I uploaded my photos. Why are they not displaying?
What if I do not have photos of my property?
Is there a limit on the size of photo I can submit?
What formats are allowed for photos?
What if I do not know how to upload photos or have photo editing software?
How can I change my photos?
I have changed my photos but the old ones still show up?
How do I upload pictures taken with a mobile device, such as an iphone, ipad or tablet?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is BeachHouse.com?

A: BeachHouse.com is a beach house vacation rental advertising service. BeachHouse.com is part of the DreamHomeNetwork.com family of sites. We are here to help property managers, realtors, agents, and individuals market their beach vacation rental properties. Our other sites are LakeHouse.com (online since 1997), LakeHouseVacations.com (online since 2003), GolfHomes.com ( online since 2010) and BarrierFreeHome.com.  DreamHomeNetwork.com a is a Portal for Websites that Connect Buyers, Sellers and Renters of Niche Properties.

We hope that your visit to one of these sites connects you with your Dream Home or Vacation Rental.

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Q: Why should I advertise my beach house property on BeachHouse.com?

A: BeachHouse.com is a specialized beach house vacation rental advertising service. With so many vacation rental websites on the internet, your property gets better promoted if it is on a specific, niche-oriented website. Since we only feature beach house vacation rental properties, your beach rental will not be lost among thousands of other properties. Visitors to BeachHouse.com are here looking specifically for beach house vacation rental property.

Market your beach rental property with us and get Exposure on a world-wide website. Most often, renters are not exactly sure which beach they want to rent property on, so they search many areas before making a decision. Here they can browse many beaches at a time and make their search easier and quicker.

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Q: How do I advertise my property on BeachHouse.com?

A: STEP 1: You will need to Join if you are not already a BeachHouse.com member. If you are a member, Sign In to your account.
STEP 2: Go to Purchase Options and click Rental Advertising Rates. From here you can choose the type of single ad you desire or CONTACT US for Multi-Ad package pricing.
STEP 3: If you choose a single ad you will fill out an online form with your rental property information. If you have a Multi-ad package you will select "Submit a PrePaid Ad" for the Manage Rental Ads in your account and fill out the online form with your property details.
STEP 4: You will map your property and add photos.
STEP 5
: If you choose a single ad you will pay online with a credit card and your ad will be automatically activated. If you have a multi-ad package once you submit your property you will be taken back to your account.

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Q: What does it cost to advertise beach property on BeachHouse.com?

A: View our Advertising Rates page.


We accept most major credit cards, money orders and personal checks.

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Q: How do I get a Spotlight ad on Beach House?

A: Spotlight ads are available with our Multi-Ad packages. Please call 888-933-5253 for pricing.

You can see you Spotlight Ad in the Member Info area of your account page by clicking on Advertising Account Info Page. (look for Active Spotlight Ads ). If you do not have a Spotlight and you qualify for one, please CONTACT US to set that up.

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Q: Can I advertise my property if it is not on a beach?

A: Yes. We do require that all properties advertised on this site be located in a beach community, but they are not required to be located ON the beach.

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Q: What is meant by a "FEATURED AD"?

A: Featured ads are randomly featured on BeachHouse.com web pages. They can be found in the left hand column and in some cases at the top of pages. (5) different properties are displayed at a time. Properties are also featured on the various state pages, randomly, (5) at a time. This gives your property optimum exposure. When you are on a particular beach page, you will only see properties from that beach in the Featured column, as long as there are at least 5 properties currently being advertised on that beach. If you are on a particular state page, you will only see properties advertised from that state. The display order and frequency is completely random.

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Q: How do I update or disable my ad?

A: You have 24 hour / 7 day a week access to instantly update your ad. Simply login to your account, under the Manage Rental Ads column and click on "Active Ads".

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Q: How do I pay for my ad?

A: If you skipped the payment page while submitting your ad, you can pay for your ad by logging in here: Sign In and then clicking on the Inactive Ads button under Manage Rental Ads. You will then click on the Bold Blue Activate/Renew/Pay Button that is under Expire Date where you see your ad information. You will then be able to pay for your ad.

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Q: What if I forget my login id or password?

A: Your login id is your email address. If you do not remember which email address you used, you can CONTACT US and we will look it up for you.

If your email address has changed, you can LOGIN with your old email address and click on the link that says "Click Here to Change Email Address". If you are already logged in, you can also CLICK HERE TO UPDATE EMAIL ADDRESS

If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE. This is a password retrieval feature that will send you an email with your password, to the email address that you initially registered with. If you no longer have access to that email address, please CONTACT US by email or phone.

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Q: I am having problems logging in.

A: You may need to clear the cookies and temporary internet files on your computer. You can also try to enter the website thru a different URL. Try one of these:

Login
My Account

Your computer must also be set up to accept cookies or you may not be able to login.

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Q: How long will my ad be displayed?

A: All paid ads will be posted for 12 months. They can be disabled by you at any time if need through your account if needed.

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Q: My property is listed with a property management company. Can I also advertise it here?

A: First check with your management company. You need to determine who will be receiving the inquiries - you or your management company.

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Q: Why can't I find "my" city /beach here?

A: If you do not see "your" city / beach listed here, it is simply because we haven't been asked to add it yet. There are many beaches in the World and we have not had time to add them all. We are currently prioritizing development of new beach pages, based on the ads submitted. So if you want to advertise your property with us, all it takes is an email from you and we will immediately add your city /beach as a category.

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Q: How will I be contacted if someone is interested in my property?

A: You will be contacted in three different ways by information located in you ad. The three ways are by email, by phone and in many cases by someone that visits your website by clicking thru from ours if you have this feature. Each ad has a contact advertiser form that is displayed in three places. This form is used to send you an inquiry. The email contact form allows you to be directly contacted by potential customer. By using our "hidden email" technology you can be directly notified without your email address being "exposed".

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Q: What is the difference between a "site clicks" and "hits"?

A: A "site click" is increased when someone clicks on an external website/http. This is for people that have another website where they are advertising their property. Many Advertisers use BeachHouse.com to drive more visitors to their company's website. We have this count on the ads to show how many people are clicking thru to their website. A "hit" is increased by 1 when someone clicks on an ad to see the full details.

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Q: How do I post my ad to the BeachHouse.com Facebook page?

A:
1. Go to your ad's detail page to get your ad's URL (www.BeachHouse.com/....). Copy the URL by selecting it in the address bar and then right click on your mouse and select COPY.
2. Go to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Beachhousecom . Or search for BeachHouse.com in the Facebook search box. Click on the LIKE box.
3. Click in the "Write Something..." box and then PASTE your ad's URL, using right click.
4. Click on POST.


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PHOTO HELP

Q: I uploaded my photos. Why are they not displaying?

A: If you do not see photos on your ad, they did not successfully upload. You can try uploading your photos again and upload them one at a time or email them to photos(at)dreamhomenetwork.com, replacing the (at) with @. If you experience problems uploading your photos, reduce the size of your full-size images before uploading and make sure they are the correct file type. (JPG or GIF)

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Q: What if I do not have photos of my property?

A: When you submit an ad, you are not required to add photos. If you want to add or change them at any time, you can login to your account and upload, change, or delete photos.

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Q: Is there a limit on the size of photo I can submit?

A: For fastest uploading times, we recommend resizing your pictures to less than 6 mb (700 x 500 px). Our system will automatically change the dimensions (height and width) of the photo, if necessary, so it will fit on a computer screen.

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Q: What formats are allowed for photos?

A: Your photos must be in either .jpg or .gif format to load properly to your ad.

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Q: What if I don't know how to upload photos or have photo editing software?

A: If you do not know how to upload photos, you can email them to photos(at)dreamhomenetwork.com, replacing the (at) with @. Please include your ad # with your request. You should receive an automated email response from the Photos Department, letting you know that your photos were emailed successfully. If you do not receive a response, we have not received your photos. Please call 888-933-5253, M-F, 7 am - 5 pm, for further assistance..

If you do not have electronic versions of your pictures (in .jpg or .gif formats), you can send them to us by regular mail to

BeachHouse.com
7100 Calender
Arlington, TX 76001

we will scan and add them for you. If you want your photos returned to you, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. Label the pictures with your ad number and in what order you want them.

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Q: How can I change my photos?

A: If you have uploaded your allowed number of photos, you must first delete a photo to add another. When changing/updating photos, you must click on REFRESH or Press F5 key to refresh the thumbnail (small) photos. If you are on a Mac, look for the REFRESH or RELOAD button, typically located by the URL at the top left of the page (in Chrome), and the top right of the page (in Safari).

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Q: I have changed my photos but the old ones still show up?

A: Go to the HOME PAGE and search for your ad by the ad number. The search box is located in the top right hand corner. Then click REFRESH or Press F5 key and you will see the new pictures. If you are on a Mac, look for the REFRESH or RELOAD button, typically located by the URL at the top left of the page (in Chrome), and the top right of the page (in Safari), or click on RELOAD PAGE under the VIEW tab, or Command R.

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Q: How do I upload pictures taken with a mobile device, such as an iphone, ipad or tablet?

A: When taking photos with your mobile device, you must hold the device in landscape mode (long ways across), with the home button on your right side. The camera lens should be located in the top left corner as you are holding it. If it is not held this way, your pictures may upload sideways or perhaps upside down. There is an option available to rotate your photos, on your account page.

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