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 Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM.
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 >
Are you a professional property manager? To learn more about payment methods and online booking for property managers, visit the Property Manager Toolkit >
Although HomeAway Payments is the only way to get paid directly through your dashboard, we also support alternative forms of payment for your subscription listings, such as check, PayPal, bank transfer, and more, so that you can get paid the way that’s most convenient to you and unlock more tools. If you don't already use HomeAway payments, you can offer online booking to your guests with your alternative payment methods and access additional payment management tools when you do.
Take a few minutes to go to your dashboard and tell us which payment methods you accept. It’s easy and only requires the information you usually have on hand to accept payments from travelers. Set up your payment methods on HomeAway, VRBO, or VacationRentals.com >
Entering your own payment methods through your dashboard today allows you to:
Offer online booking: Online booking is available to use 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 are handled directly by you. If you already use HomeAway Payments, this gives your travelers more payment options when booking online.
Learn how online booking with offline payments will work >
Access more tools: When you add online booking with alternative payments, you can access 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 to access online booking and other tools. Here’s how:
Please know: we will share your payment instructions with travelers only if you approve their reservation request or send a payment request directly from your dashboard.
|Using alternative payment methods with online booking*|
*For owners and property managers managing their HomeAway listings through their HomeAway dashboard, this feature is available for subscription listings only. Your pay-per-booking listings are still required to use HomeAway Payments for all bookings.