Advertising Vacation Rentals: The Best Paid & Free Listing Sites
Here is a list of just some of the most established and popular listing sites for property owners and managers to consider for their vacation rental advertising.
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HomeAway 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.
Flipkey.com / TripAdvisor
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.
Airbnb is a relative newcomer to the vacation rental industry having being founded in 2008 however is now a household name with over 2 million listings across 34,000 cities and 192 countries. The site is a global network of short-term rental space offered by locals.
Listing your space is free. 3% of each accepted reservation is collected as a host service fee to cover the cost of processing. Funds are transferred directly to the host. What you charge is up to you, you’ll get access to tools to set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places.
Professional photography is free in most areas.
Owners/managers are protected by an automatic $1,000,000 Airbnb Host Guarantee and Host Protection Insurance for accidental property damage and guest accidents. 24/7 phone support.
Both guests and hosts have a picture profile with various levels of verification. Guest reviews help hosts decide on accepting booking requests.
3 categories of rentals – a shared space, private room or renting the whole property.
VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner)
VRBO (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.
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.
HomeAway.co.uk 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.
One 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.
Founded in 1999, Holiday Lettings in one of the leading UK vacation rental websites.
Now a part of the TripAdvisor family, owners can now get their properties promoted on a worldwide network of 25 TripAdvisor websites visited by 340 million travellers every month. Holiday Lettings advertises 600,000 privately owned cottages, villas and apartments in 150+ countries worldwide.
A HolidayLettings listing can be live in minutes and gives you a secure and easy way to take bookings and payments online. Plus, it’s simple to create and update your advert.
Payment Protection gives guests extra peace of mind when booking a vacation rental through our website with coverage of up to £7,000.
Start earning from your vacation rental home, or spare room today.
Advertising your rental accommodation on ClickStay (formerly VillaRenters.com) 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.
The Again Group Ltd
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.
Formed in 2008 with a vision to have easier navigation for users and maximum features for owners, Holiday Rental Planners has quickly become the first choice for owners who want to keep an eye on budget while advertising and yet get great results. With over 10,000 rentals in Europe with high quality photographs, owner profiles, map and much more, Holiday Rental Planners has become the only website to offer so many features at great price.
Does your holiday home have something unique and different about it? Does it have a genuine wow factor? If so, CoolStays could be the listing site for you. It showcases unique, stylish and chic holiday rentals, all with ‘something different’ about them and appeal very much to the renter that wants to escape the mass market and get off the beaten track. You will need to apply to be featured here http://www.coolstays.com/owners/
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, NeedMoreRentals.com may receive a small commission towards the running costs of the site. This is at no cost to you.