it would be really nice if when a new booking occurs you could email the owners to
notify the details of the new booking. for now we have to login and view calendars
to figure out if a new booking has happened. it would be a nice new feature to have and
save a lot of wasted time constantly checking site.
You can use 3rd party alerts, via Properties>Rules for a basic notification. Or you could create a template & trigger, using field codes to populate all the info you want to see. You can include dates, guest names, numbers of guests, pets, listing site source, etc.
3rd party alerts is how I do it too.
I DONT SEE RULES IN MY PROPERTIES, HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO THIS FUNCTION?
You can access that via Properties (from the top menu bar):