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Vacation Rental Decoration Tips


How do I make my vacation rentals stand out?   That’s a recurring question across the short-term rental industry. And sometimes, the answer is pretty simple: decorate.   Property managers already have a lot on their plates, so decorating and tying themes together might seem superfluous.   But you don’t need a degree in vacation […]

Here’s Why Reservation Transparency is Important


When property managers receive a booking, they have a lot of questions to answer: Who is my guest? Can I contact my guest? How did this booking come to me? What are the financial details of the booking? Does my guest have any special needs or requests? Does my guest know who I am and […]

The Surprising Benefits of Naming Vacation Rental Properties


Branding is an important part of vacation rental distribution.   That means vacation rental property managers should do their best to establish a sleek, consistent brand with their content on whichever travel sites they’re listed on. Great visual content is a huge piece of the branding puzzle, but other things like well-written listing descriptions, unique […]

What is Clustering for Vacation Rentals?

Vacation rental property managers have many options when it comes to boosting production.   The number of different tools out there is actually a bit staggering, especially once you start breaking them down channel by channel. Optimized content, promotions and merchandising, advertising platforms such as Expedia TravelAds—it’s a lot to consider!   With so many […]

Using Visual Content to Increase Bookings


While browsing vacation rentals on Vrbo,, Airbnb, and other vacation rental listing sites, travelers click on certain properties for the same reason they skip past others: visual content. Visual content builds trust. Research shows that within a 30-day shopping window, vacation rental shoppers flip through an average of more than 400 photos while browsing […]

Ask an Expert: How Do I Write Amazing Vacation Rental Descriptions?


Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes Cellophane flowers of yellow and green Towering over your head Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes And she’s gone…   On their 1967 album Sgt. […]

7 Essential Ways to Increase Visibility & Bookings on Expedia for Vacation Rentals


Vacation rentals now account for roughly 2 million listings on Expedia sites.   When property managers list with Expedia, they benefit from its massive global brand awareness, reaching millions of travelers they could never access on their own. That’s because when you list vacation rentals on Expedia, your properties also appear on Expedia’s portfolio of […]

What is Payments by


Over the past couple of years, vacation rental property managers and short-term rental travelers have made their priorities abundantly clear: Property managers are looking for secure revenue, reduced costs, and streamlined operations Travelers want to know exactly how much they’ll be charged, when they’ll be charged, and by whom has addressed the needs of […]

What Is Channel Management Plus for Vacation Rental Property Managers?


Other channel managers provide software only, leaving property managers on their own to handle everything else. At VacayHome Connect, we understand that to maximize bookings you need the support of a dedicated team of vacation rental specialists.   In addition to our state-of-the-art technology and seamless connectivity to top booking channels, with our full-service distribution […]

Busting the Myths of Vacation Rental Distribution for Property Managers


Over the past years, the vacation rental industry has evolved from niche “alternative” accommodations to a mainstream sector. The growth has been propelled by dedicated sites like HomeAway (now Vrbo) and Airbnb, adoption by massive OTAs like Expedia and, and changing traveler priorities during the pandemic.   Today, our sector is booming, as more […]