The property that your guests should be able to reserve are called Resources and can be rooms, persons, courses, tours, events or anything else.
Technically the resources get saved as custom posts and are viewable in the frontend. Due to the different appearance of themes there’s no advantage in using them to present your property, but it can have disadvantages as they generally won’t support your theme’s features.
On their administrations page you can add, edit and copy them. It’s also possible to open the normal post view, which can help you to set up multilingual plugins or to define the order of the resources with the page order setting.
By clicking on the resources name you’ll come to the resources edit menu. The left side presents you the information’s while the right is to configure it.
It starts with the price section and the base price. It must be a number over 0 and get’s calculated for each billing time. The children’s discount get’s subtracted from the base price for children’s.
The billing option defines the interval for the billing unit as well as for the availability check in the form, but there’s also the option to calculate the base price only once independent from the duration of a reservation. If the price gets calculated per person the price will get multiplied by the amount of persons that reserves. Persons mean always adults plus children’s. Taxes must be percentage, have a name and can be added unlimited.
Anything related to optional services or form fields that have influence on the price can be done with price fields in the forms and not in the resources settings.
As next comes the availability section. The resources count defines how often a resource can be reserved at the same time. The availability by object is to offer the resource by amount of reservations till the count of resource is reached independent from the amount of person’s that reserve. In this mode each of the resources count can have its own name, each one is listed in the overview and you can choose it for each reservation. The availability by person works as it limits the amounts of possible reservations at the same time when the sum of persons is reaching the count of resource. In the Overview the reservations get summarized as count in one line.
Further you can configure for how long and for how many persons the resource is available at minimum and maximum and on which days they can arrive and depart. The required permission is only for the administration menu and the dashboard if multiple employees are administrating the reservations.
For any further and more flexible configuration there’re the filters.