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The Top 50 Websites For Home Owners and Property Managers

Advertising Your Listing on Vacation Rental Sites 

Vacation rental websites are often referred to OTAs (online travel agents) or listing sites. Models differ form instant guest booking delivery to enquiry lead generation. The most popular global vacation rental sites include Airbnb, Booking,com, the HomeAway/Expedia network and the TripAdvisor group. See the top 50 vacation rental sites below.

The Top 50 Listing Sites to Advertise Your Vacation Rental

November 2018

Website / Global Alexa Ranking* (Company HQ - Parent Network)

  1. Booking.com 100
  2. Airbnb 325
  3. VRBO 2970 (US - HomeAway Group)
  4. Couchsurfing 3671
  5. HomeAway 6966
  6. Fewo-Direkt 15387 (DE - HomeAway Group)
  7. Abritel 20110 (FR - HomeAway Group)
  8. HomeAway.co.uk 21045 (UK - HomeAway Group)
  9. Alugue Temporado 55108 (BR - HomeAway Group)
  10. Holiday Lettings 62553 (UK - TripAdvisor Group)
  11. FlipKey 62928 (US - TripAdvisor Group)
  12. Luxury Retreats 65435 (Airbnb)
  13. Homestay 66347
  14. Homelidays 67287 (FR - HomeAway Group)
  15. Top Rural 73248 (ES - HomeAway Group)
  16. Stayz 74773 (AU - HomeAway Group)
  17. MisterBnb 80939
  18. Rentalia 86554 (Idealista)
  19. Chambres Hotes 88743
  20. Spain Holiday 122751
  21. Cottages.com 124189 (Wyndham Group)
  22. HolidayCottages.co.uk 143176
  23. Vacation Rentals 144158 (US - HomeAway Group)
  24. TurnKey 156944
  25. Niumba 174252 (ES - TripAdvisor Group)
  26. TUI Villas 176591
  27. Novasol 176632
  28. Bookabach 178774 (NZ - HomeAway Group)
  29. Wimdu 190401 - Closing Dec 2018
  30. Cottages In Canada 191462
  31. Wyndham Vacation Rentals 199390
  32. Only Apartments 215636
  33. OneFineStay 232329 (Accor Hotels)
  34. Canada Stays 272250
  35. Atraveo 272457
  36. The Plum Guide 272869
  37. GuestHouser (IN) 274350
  38. 9Flats 275640
  39. Snaptrip 283139
  40. BedyCasa 310201
  41. OwnerDirect 316212
  42. Friendly Rentals (Novasol Group) 317007
  43. Pour Les Vacances 364444
  44. Housetrip 375421 (CH - TripAdvisor Group)
  45. Holiday Home (DE) 400427
  46. Travelmob (SG - HomeAway Group) 414003
  47. Corporate Housing By Owner 545016
  48. Villas of Distinction 610420
  49. Tripz 640366
  50. HomeEscape 675788

Links point directly to owner / property manager sign up page.

* Alexa website analysis combines the estimated average number of daily unique visitors and page views over a three month period.

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GLOBAL VACATION RENTAL LISTING SITES


 

Founded

Headquarters

Global Listings

Global Reach

Types of Properties

Host commission per booking

Guest booking fees

Network of booking sites

Quick OTA Comparison

Airbnb

$0

2008

San Francisco, California, US

Over 5 million rental spaces

191 countries, 81,000 cities

Any

3%

(Up to 5% for some hosts in Italy or those implementing super-strict cancellation policy)

6-12% for most bookings

55 local country Airbnb sites

Booking.com

$0

1996

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Over 5.7 million non-hotel properties

230 countries & territories, over 143,000 destinations 

Any

12-15%

0%

Booking.com

HomeAway

$0

2005

Austin, Texas, US

Over 2 million homes

190 countries

Entire homes

5% + 3% payment processing

6-12% for most bookings

  • Over 50 sites in 23 languages including HomeAway Australia, HomeAway Austria, HomeAway Brazil, HomeAway Canada, HomeAway Denmark, HomeAway Finland, Abritel, Homelidays, FeWo-direkt, HomeAway Greece, HomeAway Mexico, HomeAway Netherlands, HomeAway Norway, HomeAway Poland, HomeAway Portugal, HomeAway Spain, Homelidays Spain, HomeAway Sweden, HomeAway UK, HomeAway, VRBO, VacationRentals.com

TripAdvisor

$0


2000

Needham, Massachussets, US

Over 800,000 rental spaces

Over 190 countries

Any

3%

8-16% for most bookings

26 sites including TripAdvisor Rentals, FlipKey.com, HolidayLettings.co.uk, HouseTrip.com, Niumba.com & VacationHomeRentals.com

renting out your home for holiday lets with airbnb

FREE LISTINGS

• Over 300 million guests have travelled with Airbnb

• Estimated 100 million nights booked in 2017

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Here

Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is now a household name with more than 5 million listings across 81,000 cities and 191 countries.

The site is a global network of short-term rental space offered by locals. Rooms and entire properties are listed under property types as Vacation Home, Unique Space, B&B and Boutiques.

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. Get access to tools to set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places.

Business travel accounts for 15% of all guest bookings as over 700,000 companies have used Airbnb For Work.

Professional photography is available in most areas.

Owners/managers are protected by an automatic $1m 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. Owners can additionally add settings for guests to provide government identification.

Guest reviews help hosts decide on accepting booking requests.

Airbnb Listing Inclusions » Reveal

What's included in an Airbnb vacation rental listing?

The Basics - Unlimited Photos • Property Title & Description • Property Details • Amenities • Display Specific/General Location • Guest resources (Check-In details/Wi-Fi Login/House manual) • Recommendations Guidebook

Price Settings - Set Customised Nightly Rates • Use Optional Pricing Tips • Add Weekly/Monthly discounts • Set Additional Cleaning Price • Set Additional Guest Charges • Add Damage Deposits • Set Weekend Pricing • Set Currency

Booking Settings - House Rules - Accept Children, Pets, Smoking & Events • Optional Instant Bookings • Set Advance Booking Notice • Set Booking Window • Set Minimum/Maximum Stays • Add Check-in Checkout Details • Choose Cancellation Policy • Email & SMS Notifications • Bank Transfer/Paypal Payouts

Extras - View & Post Guest Reviews • Request Guest ID Verification • Availability Calendar Synchronisation (Import/Export) • Eligibility For 'Collections' Category inclusion (e.g. Family & Work) • Eligibility For 'Airbnb Plus' luxury property category inclusion • Eligibility For 'Superhost' status

Host Data - Ratings Scores History • Earnings/Transaction History • Monthly/Daily Listing View Data

Services - Co-Hosting Opportunities • Customer Support • Professional Photography • Host Airbnb 'Experiences'

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Here

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Airbnb Collections » Reveal

What are Airbnb Collections?

Airbnb currently has two themed 'Collections' search categories:

The Work Collection (Business Travellers) and The Family Collection (Families)

The Family Collection Requirements

  • 4.8 overall review rating
  • 5 star reviews from families
  • Entire homes with full kitchens
  • WiFi
  • Television

The Work Collection Requirements

  • 4.8 overall review rating
  • Cancellation flexibility
  • Self check in
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • WiFi
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Here

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Property Management Tools » Reveal

Airbnb Multi-Property Management Tools

Business Listing Profile Page (6+ listings)

  • All listings in one place
  • Customised page (logo, header, description)
  • Promote page via email and social

May not apply in some cities.

Reservation List

  • All reservations in one place
  • Easy access
  • Simple navigation
  • Sort and filter navigation
  • Downloadable reservation list
  • More accessible calendar synching
  • Consolidate follow-up menu

Bulk Edit

Allowing Airbnb hosts to edit multiple listings at once.

  • Property type
  • Standard fees
  • Trip length
  • Check in / check out times
  • Check in method
  • Amenities
  • Location
  • House rules
  • Cancellation policy

Expand Pricing Rules

  • Length of stay pricing - customise by number of nights
  • Last-minute discounts - customise by number of days before booking
  • Early bird discounts - customise by number of months booked in advance

Expanded Availability Rules

  • Length of stay requirements
  • Check in / check out days

Multi-Calendar with Rule Sets

  • Update rates and availability
  • View all reservations
  • Search and filter listings
  • Create and save detailed pricing and availability rule-sets

Onboarding

Hosts connecting via API for the first time can connect to an existing Airbnb account

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Here

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Who are Airbnb Guests? » Reveal

  • The typical decision maker for a booking is a young woman
  • Group and business travel is on the rise
  • Most popular cities in Europe - Paris, London, Barcelona, Lisbon & Rome
  • Nearly 90% of of bookings are for stays of less than a week
  • 40% of stays are from 1-2 nights
  • 40% of trips were last-minute bookings
  • Most bookings happen on a Monday evening
  • 6pm-8pm is the most common booking time slot on a Monday

Advertise FREE on Airbnb Here

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NeedMoreRentals No 1 Tip » Reveal

Get a booking ASAP

Receiving your first booking in the first month is imperative to succeeding in any busy Airbnb marketplace. Start by making your rates super-competitive, get your first few bookings in, gain positive reviews and consolidate a high ranking position.

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list your vaction rental home on booking.com

FREE LISTINGS

• 1.55 million reservations confirmed every day

• 480 million monthly visitors

• 5.6 million listed properties

• 140,000+ destinations in 231 countries

• 17,500+ strategic partners

Advertise FREE on Booking Here

Based in Amsterdam, Booking.com has been a major player in the short-term rental industry in Europe for many years and has developed into a global leader.

Booking.com is the largest travel e-commerce website in the world and is available in 40 languages. The company has more than 15,000 employees in 198 offices, in 70 countries worldwide.

Listing is free  and registration can take as little as 15 minutes to complete. There are no sign-up fees nor subscription costs when you become a rental partner.

Adding your vacation rental(s) on Booking gives you instant access to a huge audience of approximately 480 million website visitors per month.

Rental spaces include cottages, apartments, villas, cabins, guesthouses, B&Bs, condos, country houses, gites, farm stays, holiday homes, campsites, ryokans, homestays, riads, boats, luxury tents and rooms.

All bookings are instantly confirmed so there are no extra steps to take.

Of it's nearly 30 million property listings, Booking boasts over 5.6 million vacation rental homes, apartments and other unique places to stay located across 231 countries and territories worldwide.

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.

Furthermore we don't add guest booking fees on to the price like some other platforms. The price the guest sees is the final price without any nasty surprises.

24-hour/7 days per week support in 43 languages is available by phone and daily local team support in 198 offices in 70 countries. 20+ dedicated Product Teams and 200+ dedicated Partner Managers.

We market your vacation rental property page on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo and your listing will appear in Google Maps searches.

Property Management Tools » Reveal

Booking.com Property Management Tools

  • Host profile to introduce yourself, set the expectations for your guests, highlight your USP, add languages spoken and attract more bookings.
  • Set deals. Sell more by creating deals in bulk in advance.
  • Bulk editing of all of your properties.
  • Templated guest messaging and automatic scheduling.
  • Set guest requirements like address and phone number verification or compulsory previous stays on Booking.com.
  • Download and use the Booking.com Pulse app to access anywhere at anytime.
  • Set house rules. You create the rules that all prospective vacation rental guests must read and agree to prior to booking.
  • Damage deposit tool to set your deposit amount, preferred payment method and refund policy.
  • Report guest misconduct and ensure a specific guest never books with you again.

Advertise FREE on Booking Here

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Advertise your vacation rental free on tripadvisor

FREE LISTINGS

• The World's largest travel community site founded in 2000

• 415+ million monthly visitors

• 200+ countries

• Global distribution across numerous sites

Advertise FREE on TripAdvisor Here

Over 415 million monthly unique visitors use TripAdvisor to plan trips.

Listing your vacation rental is free on the world's largest travel community. Travellers know TripAdvisor.

Pay just three per cent commission for each confirmed booking.

With vacation rentals in over 200 countries, you can advertise anything from private rooms to castles or houseboats to villas.

Verified guest reviews and the $10,000 ‘Peace of Mind’ guarantee help give guests the confidence and trust to book. You retain control over accepting bookings or not.

All listings will appear on the network of TripAdvisor vacation rental sites including FlipKey, Holiday Lettings, HouseTrip, Niumba and Vacation Home Rentals.

There is no contract or commitment and you can deactivate your ad at any time.

Selected listings will also appear in the 'Hotels and Places to Stay' search.

Choose your own cancellation policy from relaxed to super strict in the event of cancellations.

TripAdvisor 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.

» TripAdvisor Listing Inclusions » Reveal

What's included in a TripAdvisor vacation rental listing?

The Basics: Unlimited Photos • Property Title & Description • Property Details • Facilities & Features • Guest Welcome Pack (Check-in / Checkout details, Wi-Fi Login & Directions) • 'About The Owner' Bio - Name, Response Time, Response Rates, Languages Spoken • Property Map Location Pin

Price Settings: Add Customised Nightly Rates • Add Weekly/Monthly Rates & Discounts • Add Local Taxes • Set Additional Cleaning Price • Set Additional Guest Charge • Add Damage Deposits • Set Weekend Pricing • Set Currency • Set Cancellation Policy • Set Changeover Day

Booking Settings: Set Booking Deposit % • House Rules - Accept Children, Pets, Smoking • Set Advance Notice • Set Booking Window • Set Quote Lifespan • Set Min/Max Stays • Add Rental Agreement • Email & SMS Notifications • Bank Transfer/Paypal Payouts

Extras: Read, Post & Collect Guest Reviews • Customise Automated Quote/Deposit Payment & Balance Payment Messaging • Availability Calendar Synchronisation (Import/Export) • Eligibility For 'Certificate of Excellence' Status

Owner Data: View Listing Visits • Booking Requests • Enquiries & Bookings • Listing Performance Data - Listing Strength, Acceptance/Response Rates • Track Payments

Services - Customer Support

Advertise FREE on TripAdvisor Here

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advertise my vacation rental

FREE LISTINGS

• 2 million properties

• 53 million visits per month

• 190 countries

• 50+ dedicated sites

Advertise FREE on HomeAway.com Here

HomeAway is the big name in the vacation rentals industry with more than two million listings in 190 countries in 23 languages.

Funded in 2005 and now owned by Expedia, the HomeAway network is the #1 vacation rental marketplace to advertise your property.

The HomeAway network of booking sites includes VRBO, HomeAway.co.uk, Homelidays, Abritel, VacationRentals.com and Stayz.

The 'Book with Confidence Guarantee' offers comprehensive guest payment protection and instils booking trust.

All listings include a property headline, description, 24 high-resolution photos, interactive map, guest reviews and reservation calendar.

'Instant book' properties are slowly being rolled out for distribution across Expedia and Trivago as part of the Expanded Distribution Network (EDN).

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

HomeAway offers a pay-per-booking option and annual paid subscriptions.

List your property on any of the HomeAway network of vacation rental sites including:

 HomeAway | HomeAway UKAbritel France | Homelidays France | VRBO | HomeAway Spain | HomeAway Asia | HomeAway NetherlandsHomeAway Nordics | HomeAway Italia | HomeAway Portugal

How to rank higher on HomeAway » Reveal

How to optimise your HomeAway listing for more bookings

  • Enable instant bookings
  • Keep your calendar up-to-date
  • Respond to enquiries quickly
  • Upload up to 50 high quality photos of your property, area and local attractions (3840 x 2160 px recommended)
  • Add accurate rates for the next 12 months
  • Collect reviews from guests in the last 2 years
  • Share the exact property location with longitude/latitude
  • Make your headline descriptive, attention grabbing and relevant (up to 70 characters long)
  • Clear and detailed property description
  • Indicate if pets are accepted
  • List all amenities to show up on applicable filter searches
  • List nearby attractions and amenities

Advertise FREE on HomeAway.com Here

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FEATURED VACATION RENTAL LISTING SITES

CLICKSTAY

list a vacation rental home on clickstayAdvertising your rental accommodation on ClickStay (formerly VillaRenters.com) gives you exposure to over 4 million travellers. More than 57,000 vacation rental apartments and villas in 76 countries. Listings include unlimited photos, local information and availability calendar. No booking = no fees.

We also promote selected properties in front of potential guests across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Use special offers, late-booking, early-bird or long-stay discounts 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 then upload as many properties as you like.

List Your Place on ClickStay



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HOMESTAY


list your spare rental room on homestay Listing your spare room on Homestay connects you with travellers to over 160 countries. Homestay is all about sharing your home, welcoming your guest and orientating them to your local area. Listing is free and there is no long-term contract. Video call and messaging technology helps hosts get a better idea about their guests in advance of stays.

So, if you have a spare room in your house, sign up free today and start hosting guests in your home!

Rent Your Spare Room on Homestay
 


Agoda Homes

We are one of Asia’s largest OTA’s and now allow hosts to list their properties on our site. Anybody that wants to rent their apartment, house, villa or bungalow can do so. We do not charge hosts a commission and it is completely free to list your property.

Host simply enter the price they want to earn per night, then we make money by marking up a small percent (typically between 6-12%) for travelers to pay at the time of booking.

Brighton Getaways

Brightongetaways.com is the leading short-term accommodation and vacation rental provider in the Brighton and Hove area in the UK.

We will ensure you enjoy huge returns with short term lettings as opposed to long term tenancies. Our plans are perfect for landlords and property managers who want to make more from vacant or under-performing homes.

Rent your property today with Brighton Getaways

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.

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NeedMoreRentals will not be held responsible for any actions or listings with third parties as a result of clicks from this website.

Hosts and managers need generally only publish their properties on one HomeAway-owned site and one TripAdvisor-owned site. The listing should automatically be published on most, if not all, of the others in the same network.

For full and open transparency, NeedMoreRentals.com may receive a small commission towards the running costs of this website when visitors click on links and list a property on external websites. This is at no cost to you.

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