Where To Advertise Holiday Rental Homes For Free

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What Are The Best Listings Sites For Your Property in 2018?


Here are just some of the world's best listing sites where owners and managers can list their holiday rental accommodation free of charge.

Advertise your holiday let with Airbnb | www.airbnb.com/host/homesRenting out your home for holiday lets with Booking | https://join.booking.comList your holiday let free on HomeAway | https://www.homeaway.co.uk/lypTripAdvisor holiday lettings advertising | https://rentals.tripadvisor.com/register

Whether you manage an apartment, boat, caravan, cottage, house, room or villa, this list should give you a great starting point in finding the best ways to advertise a holiday let for free across the internet.

These sites include completely free listings, commission-based 'pay-per-booking' models and those offering free trial periods.

Global Reach

holiday rental listing sites with global reach


Global website traffic data compiled using Alexa Rankings - combines the estimated average of daily unique visitors to a site and its number of page views over the past 3 months.

March 2018

The Most Popular Holiday Rental Websites | 2018

(Website/Global Alexa Ranking)

  1. Booking.com 114
  2. Airbnb 336
  3. VRBO 2610 (US - HomeAway Group)
  4. Couchsurfing 4147
  5. HomeAway 5194
  6. Fewo-Direkt 13024 (DE - HomeAway Group)
  7. Abritel 15895 (FR - HomeAway Group)
  8. HomeAway.co.uk 18997 (UK - HomeAway Group)
  9. Stayz 35415 (AU - HomeAway Group)
  10. Alugue Temporado 36340 (BR - HomeAway Group)
  11. Homelidays 43066 (FR - HomeAway Group)
  12. Owners Direct  47634 (UK - HomeAway Group)
  13. FlipKey 51400 (US - TripAdvisor Group)
  14. TUI Villas 58210
  15. Holiday Lettings 59786 (UK - TripAdvisor Group)

renting out your home for holiday lets with airbnb
Founded in 2008

Free Listings
Pay-per-booking: 3-5% commission

4.5m Listings Worldwide
In 81,000 cities across 191 countries.

Professional photography
Free in most areas.

Host Guarantee
Up to $1 million damage protection.

Host Protection Insurance
Primary liability coverage for up to $1 million.

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Now

Airbnb is now a global phenomenon offering a network of local rental accommodation.

Over 260 million guests have travelled with Airbnb with an estimated 100 million nights booked in 2017.

Advertising your rental home is free. No contract required.

Rooms, entire rental properties, unique spaces, B&Bs, boutique/independent hotels and luxury properties can all now be listed.

Booking commission is just 3% and funds are transferred directly.

As a host you are fully in control of availability, prices and house rules. You can set check-in times and handle the process however you like.

Airbnb’s secure payment system means you never have to deal with money directly. Guests are charged before arrival, and you are paid automatically after check in, minus a 3% service fee.

All Airbnb travellers must submit a profile photo and verify their phone & email. Hosts can also require an official ID.

After the stay both parties are invited to simultaneously write a review about each other. Reviews keep guests accountable for treating hosts and their homes with respect and provide an owner with useful historical information.

'Collections' categories include family, work, honeymoon, weddings, social stays, dinner parties, one-of-a-kind and group getaways.

When you share your space on Airbnb, you’re covered by our $1m Host Guarantee coverage in case property damage occurs and our Host Protection Insurance provides liability coverage for up to $1m for every listing. This is automatically applied to each listing meaning you don’t have to do anything to sign up. 24/7 phone support.

New hosts get an initial boost to the top of search rankings on Airbnb

Ensure you have lots of good images (with a great lead photo), an appealing property title, full description, competitive (but not too low) pricing and special offers. This can significantly increase your chances of taking numerous bookings in your first couple of weeks.

How to holiday let your property with HomeAway | https://www.homeaway.co.uk/lyp
HomeAway parent company founded in 1998

Free Listings
Pay per booking: 5% commission 3% payment processing

Paid Subscriptions
£249 per annual listing

Owned by Expedia

Global Network
Listings will display on over 20 global websites

Advertise FREE on HomeAwayUK Now

Advertise FREE on Owners Direct Now

HomeAway is the biggest global holiday rentals network, now owned by Expedia.

Reach travellers in 190 countries across 50+ dedicated sites.

Get exposure to over 44 million travellers a month across the Expedia/HomeAway family of global websites spanning five continents.

In addition to a standard listing your advert is also published for free on the HomeAway network worldwide, including HomeAway.com, VRBO, Owners Direct, Homelidays (France), Abritel (France), Fewo-Direkt (Germany), Alugue Temporada (Brazil), HomeAway CanadaHomeAway Portugal, HomeAway India, HomeAway Spain, HomeAway Italy, HomeAway Netherlands, HomeAway Norway, HomeAway Austria, HomeAway Argentina, HomeAway Finland, HomeAway Denmark, HomeAway Sweden, HomeAway Mexico, HomeAway Australia & HomeAway Columbia.

Renting out your home for holiday lets is what HomeAway is all about. Properties advertised are generally 'whole properties' (not rooms) and include houses, apartments, villas, barns, boats, bungalows, cabins, castles, chalets, chateaus, cottages, estates, mansions, yachts and yurts.

Choose to decline or accept booking requests.

The dashboard and mobile app help owners manage listings, calendars, payments, bookings and guest reviews.

Owners only pay for confirmed bookings on the pay-per-booking model. You are free to deactivate your listing when you don't want to rent out your accommodation.

The mobile app and mobile hospitality manager allows you to manage your listings, guest communication and confirmed guest satisfaction.

HomeAway also offers an annual paid subscription of £249 where hosts pay no commission and guest contact details are available from enquiries.

Switching your property settings to 'instant book' can make your listing eligible for pilot distribution across Expedia and Expedia-owned brands like Trivago.

Advertise holiday/vacation rental with booking.com | https://join.booking.com

Founded in 1996

Based in Amsterdam

Free Listings
Pay per booking: 15-18% commission

Owned by Priceline

• Website Visitors per month - approx. 480m
• Over 8 pages per user visit
• Reservations confirmed per month - approx. 40million

Advertise FREE on Booking.com Now

Booking.com is the undisputed king of short-term rental accommodation sites.

1.4 million reservations are confirmed every day on Booking.

Common types of properties on Booking include apartments, holiday homes, hotels and guesthouses.

Listing your holiday rental home is free and gives you instant access to a gigantic global audience.

There are nearly 1.3m holiday homes, apartments and other unique places to stay on Booking located in 128,872 destinations across 229 countries and territories.

Apartments, B&Bs, boats, cabins, campsites, country houses, farm stays, guesthouses, holiday homes, ryokans, villas - list any type of property or room.

There are no sign-up fees or subscription costs when you become a partner.

Open and close your property when you want so you retain complete control over your property.

No booking fees. We don't add anything onto the price. Unlike other platforms which often charge guests, the price you set is the price we display.

Register with Booking.com and your listing will appear in Google Maps searches.

24/7 support is available in 40 languages by phone. Daily local team support is offered in 198 offices in 70 different countries around the world.

At Booking.com we actively market your property page on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo to make sure that it is visible to a global audience, exposing you to the highest possible number of potential bookers.

We partner with airline companies such as Emirates, American Airlines, easyJet and KLM and much more to promote your property to their customers

advertise a holiday let property free on tripadvisor
Free Listings
Pay per booking: 3% commission

455 million monthly travellers

The TripAdvisor Holiday Rental Network:

Holidaylettings.co.uk, Housetrip.com, Flipkey.com, Niumba.com, Vacationhomerentals.com


Advertise FREE on TripAdvisor Now

Earn money by renting out your holiday rental, home or guest room on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel community with holiday rentals in over 200 countries.

Travellers know TripAdvisor.

455 million monthly unique visitors (on average) use TripAdvisor to plan and book their perfect trip.

It's free to publish your listing and there is no contract. We deduct just 3% from your guest's payment.

Your listing will automatically appear on our family network of popular holiday rental sites across the world: FlipKey, Holiday Lettings, HouseTrip, Niumba & Vacation Home Rentals.

  • Set up your free listing in minutes.
  • Guests search and find your place.
  • They contact you with a booking enquiry.
  • If you accept the booking, your guest pays on our secure website.

We'll notify you via email, text message, or our mobile app that you have a new enquiry or booking request from a traveller. You can read and reply to all of your messages from your TripAdvisor account's Inbox.

Protected Payments - We collect your money safely and on time giving you peace of mind. Payouts by bank transfer or PayPal.

Easy Tools - Track everything from enquiry to check-out.

Trusted Reviews - Give travellers more confidence to book your home.


theholidaylet is an independent UK based website focusing on holiday properties DIRECT FROM THE OWNER. Our site has excellent search facilities and navigation and is designed for owners who wish to manage their own advertising, enquiries and bookings. We do not charge commission or fees. We offer the 1st year’s advertising at £30 and the 2nd year is free. Adverts are comprised of up to 28 large images, video, google map, guestbook, automatic currency converter and website link. Availability calendars can be synched via iCal and advertisers with more than one property can also link their ads together.

Free Listings/Promotions

411chalet.com offer owners to add up to 2 cottages for free for 1 year. Then we have a flat 20$ fee per cottage if they want to continue with us. We are targeting Quebec province but accept all of Canada for now.

A1 Vacations - List your vacation rental for free. Over 14,000 vacation rentals and growing. Increase your bookings through promoting your vacation rental home to millions of travelers from around the world for free. Easy to use, No Booking Fee, No Communication Restrictions.

Acomodo - Acomodo Holiday Villas has 3400 holiday home adverts. We offer property owners a free online advert for your holiday home. We're listed on the major internet search engines, eg. Google and Yahoo! Search for holiday villas, holiday homes and apartments to rent. For holiday cottages, rentals, villas and self catering holidays. The holiday homes shown are advertised direct by their owners or agent.

Connecting Rentals Worldwide offers free vacation rental listings for property Owners. The site  provides advanced search refinements to help Travelers find the perfect Vacation Rental for their next trip.

Digs4Kids.com specializes in offering child-safe, parent-ready vacation rental properties. We help make family memories that last a lifetime and hopefully lead to repeat bookings.

Domegos - List your vacation rental for free. Over 15,000 vacation rentals and growing. Increase your bookings through promoting your vacation home to millions of international travelers for free.

Easytour - Easytour provides online booking service for holiday houses in New Zealand. The landlords who own a rental property in New Zealand are warmly welcomed to list your house on our website. Landlords can also rent out their idle cars to the guests along with the bach to earn extra income. Join us today and list your bach with no commission for 3 years!

Euro Direct Rentals - We offer holiday property owners or agents the perfect option to advertise your rental(s), a single property can be listed FREE (forever), we take no commission, no forwarding fee and no subscription, bookings are made directly with the owners. We also use our social media links to promote rentals.

Go To Mauritius - We are a young start up just launched on a world wide basis. We offer up to 5 free listings, no commissions or service charge, with complete back office, iCal to sync your calendars, add on service modules, multi-lingual and currency. List free of charge now!

Home Away Home Vacation Rentals, Inc disallows you to pay a large amount of money to advertise your vacation rental. Home Away Home Vacation Rentals, Inc doesn’t even let travelers pay non-essential fees to book the property. Why do you want to pay an expensive fee unthinkingly while Home Away Home Vacation, Inc forbids you strictly?

Lets Let Algarve is an owner-direct listing site for villas and apartments in The Algarve, with no commission and no traveller booking fees.  We offer an initial no-commitment free trial, after which you simply pay an annual subscription to advertise your property.  Visit our site to sign up online, then create your listing(s) using our speedy control panel!

Ski Lettings - A website dedicated to helping fellow owners promote their accommodation online. More than a listing website, we are about to launch a new service helping owners establish a true online presence, with web design, hosting, management and experts on-tap for all your techy questions. We'll look after the tech, leaving you free to take care of your guests.

TravelResponder - Find holiday rentals - villa holidays, apartments, cottages and other holiday homes in 150+ countries. Book your accommodation directly from real and verified owners to save up to 30%. No commission, Direct communication at TravelResponder.com. Free 60-Day Trial then only $99 per year. There's no risk and no obligation

Vacation Cluster is an essential website for rental managers, holiday makers, travelers, home seekers and people searching for vacation rental homes for their family. We allow property owners to list their vacation rental properties free of cost.

Villamaid.com is a property management company based in the Axarquia area of southern Spain and are offering free advertisement listings for owners of Spanish villas, village houses and apartments for holiday and long term rentals. The website offers the benefit of an attractive web portal with easy search tools.

Please note that the majority of companies listed above have provided the information listed. Links will take visitors to third party websites. We will not be held accountable for any changes to advertising terms and conditions or issues which may result from your listing.

Owners or managers need generally only publish their properties on one HomeAway-owned site and one TripAdvisor-owned site. The listing should automatically display on all other sites in the same network.

For full and open transparency, NeedMoreRentals may receive a referral commission for completed with some of the above websites. This simply keeps our site running and there is no cost to you.

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