Vacation Rental Guide
Your vacation home is your little piece of heaven; a place you go to get away from your everyday life and relax. You may have started thinking about renting your home and start making an extra profit. Or maybe you’ve had your vacation rental in the market for a while and are ready to scale your business.
This guide is for vacation rental owners, property managers, b&b owners, and anyone else who wants to improve their conversion rates to get fewer inquiries and a lot more bookings. We’ve created this vacation rental guide to help you get started with your business, and to show you how simple, fun and rewarding it can be to have a vacation rental or rent your vacation home. We recommend to bookmark our vacation rental guide and come back to it for reference as needed!
Vacation Rental Business
Tips and useful tools to start and run a vacation rental business
Vacation rental software
There are many different resources and software that promise to help grow your vacation rental business. Luckily, we’ve summarized the best tips out there:
Property Management for Vacation Rentals
Everything you need to simplify the management of your vacation rental property.
Website builders for vacation rentals
Whether you’re looking to create your very first vacation rental website, or looking to update your existing website, there are many things you should consider.
Here’s a list of pages that will help you decide which vacation rental website builder suits your vacation rental business:
Vacation rental calendar
Avoid overbookings and messy calendars with the right vacation rental calendar:
Channel manager for vacation rentals
What is a channel manager? What can it do for your vacation rental business? Find out here:
Track all your bookings, automate your business and manage your vacation rental business with the right reservation system.
Here are a couple of guides to choose the perfect reservation system for your vacation rental website:
You can’t (or at least, you shouldn’t) have a vacation rental website without a booking engine. Find out what you should be looking for in a booking software for your business:
Vacation rental listing sites
You can market your vacation rental businesses in many different ways, but if you’re getting started one of the most effective strategies to attract bookings is advertising your property(ies) on vacation rental websites.
We’ve listed below a list of the best vacation rental websites to list your properties on, as well as tips to boost your bookings:
In these pages, you’ll learn all about Flipkey, how to optimize your owner account and the different ways to contact the FlipKey customer service team.
Find out how to make the most of your VRBO listing, their fees and how to get in touch with their customer service team.
Discover the latest information about the HomeAway family websites and the differences between HomeAway, VRBO, Airbnb.
There’s no doubt that Airbnb is one of the biggest vacation rental websites right now. But are you sure you’re taking full advantage of their platform? Visit our resource pages and find out how to optimize your Airbnb account and start getting more reservations!
Accept Online Payments
Everything you need to know about accepting online payments for your vacation rental business:
Even more resources for our vacation rental owners and/or property managers!