Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

Flex appeal: Why a flexible cancellation policy could boost your vacation rental business

Flexible, strict, super-strict - which cancellation policy is best for you (and your guests)? As a vacation rental manager, you live, eat, sleep and breathe bookings. “Number of Bookings” is almost certainly one of the KPIs for your business, and probably...

5 Facilities every vacation rental MUST have (and 2 to avoid!)

The best vacation rental property managers have psychic powers. They understand exactly what their potential guests want from their property (even when the guests might not know it themselves!). They predict what their audience will want to see, and...

How to create the perfect vacation rental listing: 5 Simple Tips!

A great vacation rental listing tells a story. It’s more than just an advert - it lets potential guests imagine themselves in your property. A good listing not only lets guests know immediately if a property meets their requirements, it persuades them that...

10 things nobody tells you about renting out your holiday property

Once you have decided to rent out your holiday property then you might think it all ends with that decision. You’ve found a property in a perfect location and you’re ready to start receiving guests and watching that money roll in! In reality, there’s a lot...

Is it worth buying a property for vacation rentals?

Browsing the internet at any given time, it’s easy to see lots of advice that there are plenty of reasons NOT to buy a property to use as a vacation rental home. But, buying in the right place, at the right time can be a very wise move indeed. Is it worth...

How to set your seasonal pricing in 5 easy steps

Seasonal Pricing is nothing new in the vacation rentals industry but it’s arguably never been more important. We’ve explained before what seasonal rates are and why you should care about them but choosing how to set your seasonal pricing is a skill in...

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...

Booking.com fees: what are they and how are they calculated?

Understanding Booking.com fees Considering that every rentals website has a different fee structure, understanding how pricing works on each one can be a bit of a headache when it comes to renting out your vacation rental property. Booking.com fees are...

How to be the perfect BnB Manager: 10 ways to make your guests book again and again!

The key to a successful vacation home rental property, and a busy listings calendar, is to advertise your second home as both a holiday let, and as a BnB for those one or two night stays. Offering breakfast will often seal the deal for most holidaymakers,...

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...