Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

Social Media marketing strategy for short-term rentals business

The problem with social media marketing strategy guides for vacation rentals is that they are generic. They haven’t been made specifically for my business. Vacation rental businesses are unique, located in different destinations. They have multiple listings with...

Your Book Direct Website for Vacation Rentals in Five Steps

If you have decided the time is right to create your own short-term rental website. You feel ready to dive into the world of direct bookings: to pay less commission to the OTAs and enjoy direct pre-stay contact with your guests. This article is for you.  How to...

Airbnb Rebooking & Refund Policy changes that affect hosts

From the 29th April 2022, the new Airbnb Rebooking and Refund Policy comes into effect. What does this mean for hosts and property managers, and what does it mean for your guests? Let’s take a look at the policy and what you need to know for future bookings.New Airbnb...

Minut noise monitoring: expert guide on how to use it for vacation rentals

If you are concerned that guests are not always as well-behaved as they should be in your vacation rental, it might be time for you to invest in a noise monitoring sensor. You want to ensure your guests have the best time in your accommodation; leave a rave review,...

10 tips how to set up your Airbnb host account

Setting up your Airbnb host listings and account might seem like the simplest task in the world. But if you want to enjoy maximum visibility and achieve Superhost status, you’ll need to go beyond completing the basics. Why advertise your vacation rental on Airbnb?...

The Complete Guide to Instant Booking For Vacation Rental Hosts

Instant booking has always been the preferred option for hotel reservations and was introduced on booking platforms for short-stay and vacation rental accommodation five years ago. In 2018 we wrote an article about the rise of instant bookings on the OTAS (Online...

How Airbnb and the short-term rentals industry have stepped up to help Ukraine

Your.Rentals CEO, Andrew Martyn has family and friends caught up in war-torn Ukraine and discusses the small and big ways our short-term rentals industry can support the cause. The devastation caused by the war in Ukraine has sent shock waves around the world, but for...

14 Women Rocking the Short-term Rentals Industry

It’s Tuesday. It’s March 8th 2022. It’s International Women’s Day.  Today, we celebrate the achievements, the courage, the battles, and the wins of women around the world; from all walks of life, and from all socio-cultural, political and workplace backgrounds...

Late check out guide 2022 for short term rentals hosts

What is a late check-out? As a short-term rental host or manager, you will have received the dreaded guest requests for early check-in or late check-out. A late check-out is requested by a guest when they want to stay past your set check-out time. This may be because...

What is an OTA? 10 tips for Online Travel Agency hosts

If you are a host just starting on your short-term rental journey you might be asking yourself what all the talk is about OTAs?  OTA stands for Online Travel Agency. These are online marketplaces that sell everything to do with travel, such as airline tickets,...