Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

Vacation Rental Calendar Sync: What is it, do I need it and how do I use it?

Listing your vacation rental property on more than one website is the best way of ensuring the maximum number of potential guests see your listing, and maximising your chances of receiving a booking. But the more websites you use, the more important (and...

Your.Rentals’ Year in Review 2018 | PLUS: What’s new for 2019?

2018 is coming to a close and the new year is on the horizon, bringing new and exciting times for property managers and for Your.Rentals as a company. It’s been a big year for us with lots of developments in the Your.Rentals product and behind the scenes...

Instant Booking Vacation Rentals: Why Request Booking is Dead

We don’t want to alarm anyone but we’ve seen the future of the vacation rentals industry, and it’s Instant Booking only. Let’s back up a bit. For a long time, the online vacation rental industry worked mainly on request bookings. Guests would enquire about...

Holidays are coming! Top tips for Christmas Vacation Rental Bookings

We’ve written plenty of times before about the seasonal nature of the vacation rentals industry. As you’ll no doubt be aware, the period towards the end of the calendar year is a key time for many property managers, with many holidaymakers looking for a...

7 of the Best Niche Vacation Rentals Websites

Possibly the most important part of getting more bookings for your vacation rental property is setting up your property listing on the internet. Getting the content to sound attractive, using the correct keywords, and taking professional, attractive photographs is...

Why an accurate vacation rental calendar might be the most important part of property management

With the growing influence of online travel agencies and sales channels it’s now easier than ever before for guests to book their vacation rental properties online. Because of this, guests expect their booking process to be quick and accurate....

Vacation rental guests: It’s not just holidaymakers!

Not just any vacation rental guests Sometimes, as vacation rental owners, it’s easy to get tied up in the thought that only holidaymakers will want to become vacation rental guests of our property. It’s the terminology: holiday home, vacation retreat,...

Seasonal Rates: What are they and why should you care?

It’s an inevitable fact of the vacation rentals industry that booking rates vary with the seasons. Sometimes you’re so busy you have to turn guests away, others you’re considering standing outside your property with a big net to grab passersby! The key to...

Preparing for low booking season: 5 tips vacation rental managers should consider

Wherever your property is located, you probably have periods of high and low bookings. This might be due to things like weather or local events, or simply just when more of your target market are available for vacations. If your peak booking season is...

How will the vacation rentals industry look in the future? Tips and insights ahead of ASSC 2018.

Your.Rentals is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 ASSC (Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers) Annual Conference & Exhibition, taking place in Glasgow on 30th October. It’s a great event not only for those in the Scottish short-term rentals industry, but also...