TRAVEL – Website Design
A chic search experience for Europe’s luxury vacation rentals – for those who don’t just travel, they experience.
Haven In is a boutique vacation rental search platform, offering a curated selection of luxury homes across Europe. They provide in-home luxury amenities and services, bringing a personal ‘un-hotel’ experience into the comfort of a private home.
Haven In approached us with a decade old, non-responsive website looking to completely overhaul their entire brand and web experience into a more modern, user-friendly, and competitive platform within their industry. With giants like Airbnb to compete against, they were seeking a total transformation– style, performance, experience.
We created a beautiful search platform with intuitive search functionality. We started from the ground up, kicking things off with full brand discovery and development, focusing on crafting an elegant-yet-modern aesthetic which would reflect the beautiful homes they offer.
The content and digital strategy set the groundwork for creating wireframes, representing the entire architecture of the new user experience. We focused on creating intuitive navigation both in a mobile-friendly menu and on-page. The site showcases beautiful fullscreen photography, dynamic content, and a user-friendly experience that reflects the unique vacation experience and quality Haven In has to offer.
WHAT WE DID
Wireframes / Architecture
Quality Assurance Ongoing Retainer
Home is where the heart is.
The Haven In homepage is a destination of its own, featuring some of the most beautiful interiors and homes across Europe. The goal was to engage and educate users, making it easy to search and to indulge in their beautiful properties, while driving users to key calls-to-action, pages and of course booking.
ABOUT HAVEN IN
Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest.
Haven vacation hunters can explore every detail of a home before booking. Down to if there is an espresso machine, fresh flowers, to nearby wine tastings, the Haven In property pages don’t take any shortcuts.
If interface design could be lovely.
The entire Haven In experience is a dance between gorgeous photography and strategic interface design. The goal was to design the interface in a way that was both lovely and functional.
USER INTERFACE DESIGN
CUSTOM SEARCH INTERFACE
Find your haven on any device.
As a web application, it was critical for the new Haven In website to seamlessly translate onto any device. Users can cozy up on the couch or at the beach on their phone or tablet to search for their next Haven experience.
CUSTOM FILTER PANELS
Charming, yet sophisticated.
We worked closely with the Haven In team through our brand discovery and development process to craft key brand statements, messaging, mood boards, logos, fonts and brand styles. Our focus was to create a tasteful and sophisticated brand experience with intentional use of white space to elevate the brand’s impression as confident and uncluttered.
I am fortunate to to have found Get the People at the time when my 10 year old, non-responsive website needed a complete re-design to bring it into the modern era. After some of back and forth on style and tastes I realized to trust Get The People’s guidance and design eye. By letting them use their creative freedom we were able to achieve a site that is not only beautiful but easy to use.
Competent and forward thinking, Megan and Rad are always on the lookout for the most current, sleek and thoughtful way to display design. Two thumbs up!
Erica Berman – Founder, Haven In
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