How Vacation Rental Management Fees Work

How much should your vacation rental manager be making? Our guide to vacation...

For typical property management the fee structure for how property managers get compensated is pretty standard but with vacation rentals the way vacation rental managers are compensated is all over the place. ...

Our recommended checkout instructions

Hosts and guests alike pay a lot of attention and put a lot of effort into the entire check in process and while check in is certainly critical in ensuring guests have...

Should you be charging a separate cleaning fee for your Vacation Rental?

In online retail, there is no doubt that “free shipping” is a necessity to customers.  Everyone expects shipping to be “free” and offered by anyone selling goods online, however we all know...

Why you should absolutely be using Instant Book on AirBnb

For a long time AirBnb’s platform encouraged a back and forth between guests and hosts.  Guests couldn’t just book, they would have to send a request, ideally with information about themselves and...

What size beds you should be using in your vacation rental

There are many important decisions to be made when furnishing your vacation rental, but one key decision is what bed sizes are most appropriate.  The sizes of beds will have a significant...

How to get bookings for a new AirBnb listing

So you’ve just created your first listing, it goes live and you’re sitting back and waiting for the bookings to come in… and waiting… and waiting.  You live in a popular destination,...

What sheets are best for your vacation rental? The bed sheet buying guide

A guest’s experience in your vacation rental can be made or broken by the details and there are some places where the details really count. Not only can these details affect how...

Why you should always accept a booking before messaging a guest

When you first start hosting it’s fun to hear those alerts that you have a new booking and eventually they become part of your everyday life and perhaps a little less special....

The case for one night bookings

Guests who stay longer tend to be kinder to the property and spend more. One night bookings are a hassle. These are among the many reasons hosts choose not to allow one...

Are those extra guest fees gouging or completely reasonable?

Responsible vacation rental owners and managers follow local regulations for occupancy but when not defined we always recommend going with the rule of 2+2, which if you’re not familiar with, says that...

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