From the same team that brought you the über-minimalist Hotel Haiku (the most talked about hotel website at its time of launch in 2011), and Go Glamping (the first and original website dedicated to glamping when it launched in 2008), Cabinly has a simple mission: to help you discover the best cabin rentals in Britain.
The site was designed and built using cutting-edge cloud technology giving it the responsive, fast and snappy feel of a native mobile app but in an accessible format openly viewable in any browser, device or platform.
It practically runs off thin air; powered by a Google Sheet (no, we’re not kidding).
We think it’s probably the fastest cabin website on the internet.
Forgive the following diatribe but some things just have to be said…
There are many generic travel accommodation sites out there with equally generic names like Cool This/Cool That, Unusual This/Unusual That, These Stays/Those Stays, These Hideaways/Those Hideaways etc, the list is endless (and tedious).
They are all doing the exact same thing but devoid of any originality and certainly with no clear focus.
Essentially they are affiliate marketing sites masquerading as Airbnb look-a-likes.
Rest assured, there will be plenty more like them springing up and crowding the marketplace with the exact same offering as each other. And because they’re all following a similar generic naming pattern, it’s hard for people to remember them.
“What was the name of that site again, Cool Something or other?”
You get the picture.
None of these generic travel sites come anywhere close to Jo&So with its unique and very strong branding.
A beautifully conceived design aesthetic, we love everything about this site from its clever colour coordination to its tightly focussed mission: cool hotels in Portugal handpicked by two Portuguese sisters.
See how they avoided naming their site Cool Portugal, Portugal Stays, Portugal Hideways or something as equally hideous.
Noticeable not just for what they did but also for what they didn’t ; we feel both are as equally important.
People just LOVE cabins, so give them cabins. Remember: do one thing; do it well.
A great brand name should be easy to remember (and easy to say). And we all know that a brand with a crystal clear focus makes it much easier to market effectively.
Cabinly ticks thoses boxes and more with its strong brand name, a unique made-up word accurately describing what it is. It’s desirably short too, with the all-important keyword ‘cabin’ embedded.
Feedback has been super-positive from hosts, guests and travel journalists who pretty much all said the same thing: great name, it does what it says on the tin!
(that was the whole point, to be fair).
We originally registered the domain name nearly 10 years ago and the website attracted a lot of press and media attention when it launched, as you can see from a selection of links below.
The longevity of the domain registration coupled with valuable backlinks from high-ranking websites all helps with the site’s SEO going forward.
Sadly we never really got around to taking the brand forward due to commitments with our other projects and the time has come to find a new owner who can give Cabinly a new lease of life.
So we are now reluctantly selling Cabinly in its current format (to be negotiated separarely), or you may just wish to buy the domain name.
The domain can be purchased outright, whereupon you will own it straight away with the payment and transfer handled securely and seamlessly by Dan.com
Alternatively you can opt to rent the domain for an indefinite period and start using it to test and establish your concept before committing to buying it outright.
Either of those options will immediately take the domain name off the market so you can start working on it from day one.
To acquire Cabinly simply click the button to visit our sales page at Dan.com and make a reasonable offer…
And finally, here’s some food for thought: the more generic travel accommodation websites out there the greater the opportunity to dominate a specific niche and set your newly acquired Cabinly brand apart with its laser-focussed offering.
If, on the other hand, you’d rather start your cabin website with a
boring ‘cool’ generic brand name then you can always buy this one instead.
We’ll leave you to think about it.
Founder of Cabinly
From the moment we unveiled the first version of Cabinly, the reaction from the press was very encouraging with The Guardian kicking things off with an article dedicated to our website’s launch in August 2015.
From then on, Cabinly quickly established itself as the ‘go to’ website for the most desirable cabin rentals and was featured in many print publications such as Sainsbury’s Magazine, The Metro, various tabloids, Elle Magazine and even the in-flight magazine for Norwegian Airlines.
Here’s a selection of the more notable mentions…
“Whether its cabins, huts, pods or even yabins (yurt + cabin), small is currently beautiful when it comes to glamping rentals. As the site cabinly.co.uk prepares to launch we pick five little joints where you can try out the downsizing dream”
“This year I was determined we would find a dream cabin and actually holiday in it. I’m not the only one with a thing about cabins, a growing number of travel agents and holiday rental companies now specialise in them such as Cabinly.co.uk”
“From shepherd’s huts to yurts and snow domes, there’s always some wacky new accommodation to try but this one is something else.”
“For independent northern lights hunters, a quirky and surprisingly cosy converted oil tank on Skrova island, off Svolvaer, is available through Cabinly.”
“Cabanas No Rio in Portugal featured in The Times along with a photo.”
“The Black Shed is featured in this collection of winter retreat cabins.”