Owner Toolkit

 

Build Your Listing

Ready to get your listing up and running? Follow our simple steps below to get your listing in gear. Once you’ve built your listing, you can access your listing manager to make edits at any time by clicking Edit Listing from the left side of your HomeAway and VRBO dash.


Set your location, interactive map, and Insider Guide

When it comes to choosing a vacation rental, location is a huge part of the decision-making process. Our map makes it easy to see how close your properties are to local attractions and events. You can also create an Insider Guide that showcases your favorite points of interest on the map to make trip planning easier. Don't worry — we respect your privacy and will never display addresses publicly.

Add Insider Guide to your HomeAway listing

Add Insider Guide to your VRBO listing


Write a detailed property description

Tell potential guests about your property in as much detail as you think you need. Be sure to mention all the selling points, including proximity to nearby attractions, location, seasonal information and key amenities. The more travelers know beforehand, the more likely they are to move forward with your property.

Update your description on HomeAway

Update your description on VRBO
 


Include flexible contact options

Provide your email address and phone number so potential guests can decide how to contact you. You can even sign up to receive your inquiries via text message.

Update your HomeAway contact info

Update your VRBO contact info


Add 24 high-resolution photos

Showcase your property to travelers with big, beautiful photos, including the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, outdoor spaces, pool, view, or anything else that makes your rental special. And make sure they're big, so they don't appear grainy or blurry. The ideal photo size is 1024x768.

Add photos to your HomeAway listing

Add photos to your VRBO listing
 

Include links & video

Enhance your listing with links to your personal site, interactive tours, and videos of your vacation rental. It's just another way to showcase all your property has to offer. 

Add Links & Video to your HomeAway listing

Add Links & Video to your VRBO listing
 

Set your rates

Set rates how you want, with differentiation between seasons, weekends, monthly or weekly rate options too.  We recommend setting flat rates for guests coming in town to attend special events in your area, like a music festival or conference.

Update your rates on HomeAway

Update your rates on VRBO
 

 

Accept online payments

Our secure, integrated online payment system makes it easy for you to send quotes and request payment while giving travelers the ability to pay online. Our 2.5% credit card processing fee is incredibly affordable, and eChecks are free. Plus, with HomeAway Payments, much of the management process (like payment schedules and review requests) is automated, so it's all taken care of for you!

Accept payments on HomeAway

Accept payments on VRBO


Get guest reviews

Research shows that one of the most important things a traveler needs to move forward with the booking process is to be able to read reviews from previous guests. Our system makes it easy to contact, capture, display, and even respond to those reviews. Plus, when you use our ReservationManager tools found in your Dashboard, reviews will automatically be solicited for you.

Request reviews for your HomeAway listing

Request reviews for your VRBO listing
 

Update your interactive availability calendar

See all your bookings at a glance to track a property's rental history. Keep it up to date so travelers can easily tell if your rental is available for the dates they're traveling.

Update your calendar on HomeAway

Update your calendar on VRBO