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The Top Paid & Free Listing Sites For Vacation Rental Home Owners and Managers

The top vacation rental listing sites and booking sites in the world

Here is a list of the most popular listing sites for property owners and managers to consider for their vacation rental advertising.

See some more detailed descriptions towards the bottom. 

The Top 50 Vacation Rental Websites in 2017/18

(Website / Global Alexa Ranking)

    1. 120
    2. Airbnb 359 
    3. VRBO (HomeAway Group) 3526
    4. HomeAway 4211
    5. Fewo-Direkt (HomeAway Group) 15221
    6. Abritel (HomeAway Group) 21606
    7. HomeAway UK 26504
    8. Stayz (HomeAway Group) 35986
    9. Alugue Temporado (HomeAway Group) 44252
    10. Owners Direct (HomeAway Group) 46179

    11. Homelidays (HomeAway Group) 50067
    12. Top Rural (HomeAway Group) 51609
    13. FlipKey (TripAdvisor Group) 52774
    14. HomeStay 57006
    15. HolidayLettings (TripAdvisor Group) 63730
    16. Luxury Retreats 72178
    17. Rentalia 78378
    18. Spain-Holiday 83258
    19. Tripz 840690
    20. MisterBnb 86141

    21. Vacation (HomeAway Group) 113704
    22. Wimdu 118283
    23. Bookabach (HomeAway Group) 124937
    24. (Wyndham) 125954
    25. RentalHomes 128749
    26. 137878
    27. Chambres Hotes 149277
    28. Only Apartments 152123
    29. Cities Reference 152351
    30. Niumba (TripAdvisor Group) 152915

    31. Atraveo 173270
    32. Housetrip (TripAdvisor Group) 189969
    33. Novasol 191343
    34. OneFineStay (Accor Hotels) 197346
    35. 198143
    36. Bedroom Villas 198147
    37. 9Flats 217187
    38. Cottages In 219456
    39. GuestHouser 250612
    40. Canada Stays 281623

    41. (TripAdvisor Group) 283845
    42. (Novasol Group) 291515
    43. Travel Mob (HomeAway Group) 314563
    44. OwnerDirect 315711
    45. 330318
    46. HomeEscape 374957
    47. Clickstay 4470161
    48. TripVillas (Novasol) 467992
    49. Perfect Places 641008
    50. WayToStay 751295
    51. Innclusive 818440

We’ve used the leading website ranking tool,*, to list the top 50 vacation rental sites in the industry. Data compiled in November 2017.

Listing site aggregators (e.g. HomeToGo, Tripping) have been excluded.

*Alexa analyses global website traffic by combining the estimated average of daily unique visitors to a site and its number of page views over the past 3 months.


list your vacation rental home on booking.comListing a vacation rental on gives you instant access to a huge global audience. The Netherlands-based company is owned by Priceline and confirms over 1.5 million reservations every day.

All vacation rental bookings made through are instantly confirmed so there are no extra steps to take on your side. Over 1.5 million other properties around the world are listed. A dedicated team verifies guest reviews, making sure they are legitimate which gives you credibility and helps future guests make the decision to stay with you.

There are no sign-up fees or subscription costs when you become a rental partner. Furthermore we don’t add guest booking fees onto the price unlike other platforms. 24-hour support in 43 languages is available by phone and daily local team support.

We market your vacation rental 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.

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advertise my vacation rentalHomeAway is the big name in vacation rentals industry with over 1 million listings in 190 countries. Reach over 44 million travellers each month across the global HomeAway network which includes more than 20 sites around the world, including three of the top vacation rental sites in the United States, as well as the UK, Spain, France, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Italy and more.

Top earning owners on HomeAway make over €56,000 per year. Listings include including up to 24 high-resolution photos, interactive map, and reservation calendar. Access the mobile hospitality manager to ensure your guests have a great stay.

Properties for rent include houses, condos, apartments, villas, barns, boats, bungalows, cabins, castles, chalets, chateaus, cottages, estates, mansions, yachts and yurts.


How to advertise a vacation rental free on TripAdvisorListing your vacation rental on Flipkey will automatically list your property on TripAdvisor and 12 international sites – reaching over 260 million travellers per month

Flipkey, based in Boston, is one of the largest vacation rental websites listing over 300,000 rental properties globally.

List for free and pay just 3% commission for each confirmed booking. Advertise anything from private rooms to castles or houseboats to villas. Verified guest reviews help instil trust in your listing and give guests the confidence to book. You retain control over accepting bookings or not. There is no commitment, deactivate your ad at any time.

Listings on Flipkey average 72 enquiries per year.

Simple set up with a $10,000 ‘Peace of Mind’ guarantee for guests. Flipkey collects your money safely and on time and pays hosts securely by PayPal or bank transfer.

Guest communication notifications come via email, text message or the mobile app. The app helps hosts keep track of enquiries and bookings from start to finish.

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Advertise your vacation rental on VRBOVRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) is the world’s largest single vacation rental-by-owner website and especially popular amongst US travellers. It is part of the HomeAway network with over 44 million traveller visits every month across numerous international sites in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Sweden, Portugal, UK and the US.

Free pay-per-booking (5% commission + 3% payment processing). Pay nothing until you receive a booking.

free advertising for your vacation rentals with VRBO


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As the world leader in vacation rentals, we can offer you exposure to more than 44 million per month travelers each year. Our international network includes 50 sites around the world, including three of the top vacation rental sites in the United States, as well as France, Brazil, Australia, Germany, England, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, and more.

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List your home with is the leading short-term accommodation website in the UK and part of the largest global vacation rentals network, HomeAway. 239 million visits last year. Promotion on 20 global websites spanning five continents with a reach over 44 million travellers each month.



List your rental on Owners DirectOne of the largest UK based vacation rental sites with over 48 million visits last year. You control prices, availability, and who stays in your property. Benefit from account security and fraud protection. Established in 1997, with over 18 years in the industry.



Advertising your rental accommodation on ClickStay (formerly gives you exposure to over 4 million travellers. Over 30,000 rental properties in 76 countries. Listings include unlimited photos, local information and availability calendar. No booking = no fees. Use Special Offers to promote your property. Automated emails requesting deposits & balances, payment and return of deposits. Load as many properties as you like! Secure credit card payment facilities. One off start–up fee of just £1/€1/ $1 then upload as many properties as you like.

£1 / €1 / $1 Listing on ClickStay


The Again Group Ltd

the abroad again vacation rental listing sites

Country specific holiday rental websites for properties in Spain, Portugal, France and Turkey, successfully getting owners enquiries and bookings since 2011.

No commission taken on owners bookings. No guest booking fees. No ‘Book Now’ option. No hiding of guest details. Guests contact owners direct via email or phone.

It’s simple to create your listing, upload unlimited photos, set your rates, availability and manage your bookings. Customer support is available via live chat and email with a dedicated account manager.

Price ONLY £99 per listing for 12 months. Discounts available for multiple property owners and managers.

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Please note that the listing sites above are simply suggestions of where to advertise a vacation rental home.

When placing any paid or free listing with any company be sure to check all terms and conditions as these can change regularly. NeedMoreRentals will not be held responsible for any dealings with third parties.

For full transparency, if you use any discount codes above to advertise your rental property, may receive a small commission towards the running costs of the site. This is at no cost to you.