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Travelers come to our sites expecting to book their vacation rental the same way that they purchase everything else online: quickly and securely. That’s why our tools support a variety of payment methods, designed to be easy and flexible for you and your travelers.
HomeAway Payments® is the most secure and convenient way to accept most major credit cards and all eChecks directly from your dashboard. Using HomeAway Payments makes it easy to get paid and comes with the benefit of our Carefree Rental Guarantee.
Why use HomeAway Payments?
How to add and use HomeAway Payments: Fill out a simple form with basic information you have on hand.
Have questions about HomeAway Payments or how to set it up? Learn more >
Although HomeAway Payments is the only way to get paid directly through your dashboard, we also support additional forms of payment so you can get paid the way that’s most convenient to you and unlock more tools. If you don't already use HomeAway payments, soon you will be able to offer additional payment protection and online booking to your guests with your alternative payment methods, as well as being able to access payment management tools.
To get these new benefits when they’re available, take a few minutes to go to your dashboard and tell us which payment methods you accept now. It’s easy and only requires the information you usually have on hand to accept payments from travelers.When this new functionality is available, you will automatically receive these additional tools and benefits while still accepting payments directly from travelers through checks, bank transfers, PayPal, and other payment methods outside of the HomeAway system.Set up your payment methods on HomeAway, VRBO, or VacationRentals.com >
Entering your own payment methods through your dashboard today will soon open up new benefits:
Online booking: Soon you will be able to use online booking with a wide range of payment methods outside of the HomeAway system, including checks, bank transfers, PayPal, and credit cards using your own payment processor. These payments will continue to be handled directly by you. If you already use HomeAway Payments, this update will simply provide you with additional options for accepting payments.
Learn how online booking with offline payments will work >
Fraud protection and increased peace of mind: Travelers can choose to confirm they’re using one of your accepted methods before paying. This reduces the chance of fraud and ensures that they’re paying you and not an impersonator. In addition, when they confirm their payment method, they become eligible for additional payment protection through the HomeAway Traveler Guarantee.
More tools: Soon you’ll have access to payment management tools previously available only to HomeAway Payments users; these include tracking tools and payment scheduling with automatic payment reminders.
Have questions about how to enter your accepted payment methods? Learn more >
Tell us your preferred payment methods today to get these new benefits soon. Here’s how:
Here's how your payment information will be used: When your traveler is ready to pay, they can choose to confirm they are paying by one of your accepted methods before submitting payment. The payments guarantee page will ask the traveler to enter a piece of payment information that they've been provided, such as the last 6 digits of the bank account for bank transfer. The information that is entered will be compared to what has been entered in your dashboard settings. This process will help to ensure that your guest has received the correct payment information from the legitimate property owner or manager and not a fraudster.
In the future, when online booking is available to use with any of your payment methods, we will share your payment instructions only if you are using online booking and approve the reservation request or send a payment request directly from your dashboard.
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