6 Free Vacation Rental Websites
This week we are looking at vacation rental websites where you can advertise your holiday home for free.
It s not all about the big guns like Flipkey, Homeaway and VRBO .
Sure these sites may draw more visitors than most but the more places that you advertise the more people can find you.
Some are free, some are initially free and some add commission to your own rates.
I read this on techcrunch,
HouseTrip.com, one of the startups working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent out homes online, has picked up a roomy $40 million as it looks to scale up its operations en route to booking 3 million nights of accommodation this year. The C Round for the London-based company is being led by new investor Accel Partners, with existing investors Index Ventures and Balderton Capital also participating. The funding brings HouseTrip’s total raised to date up to $60 million.
You can read the full article here
NB. With this sort of funding they must have a fairly hefty advertising budget and that brings page views and bookings!
This is from the hometrip site,
If you are a host (owner). just define the price you want to charge per night, then we will add our flexible commission (typically between 10% and 20%) on top. Your guests will pay the price you want to receive plus our commission.
This is from their website,
If you own a holiday rental property, whether it is a holiday villa with a pool, holiday country cottage, a rural house or a holiday beach apartment why not advertises it with Welcome Worldwide? With Welcome Worldwide you have the potential to reach millions of possible holidaymakers looking to rent a holiday home.
We cater for all types of holiday property, so whether you have a holiday apartment in a ski resort, a holiday beach villa or an apartment in a busy city like London, Paris or Barcelona we are offering you the opportunity to create a free advert with Welcome Worldwide?
Create your holiday property advert now and you will never have to pay for it. No bank details or credit card information is required; to advertise your holiday property with us all you need to do is create an account. Once you have an account, it is very easy to create and modify your holiday rental property advertisement. You can include a range of prices, photographs in full HD, maintain your online calendar and more. You will receive your rental enquiries via email, telephone and sms text message, and all of this is totally free of charge.
To create your account and your holiday rental property advertisement please click on the link in the owner’s access section in the right hand column or click on the link below.
This holiday rental property advert offer is only valid for the next 50 holiday rental property adverts.
Here s their blurb,
Bobzio.com is a coop of vacation rental owners. The website if free to list personal vacation properties for rent. As a coop Bobzio.com operates for the benefit of the members. Surveys are periodically sent out to identify new systems, innovative methods, and simply great ideas for marketing and managing vacation rentals. The surveys address products, services, and systems that owners have tried in the course of marketing and managing their personal properties. Occasionally emails are sent to us regarding experiences with various services or products that we follow up with by asking other members their opinions. The target is to survey a minimum of 500 vacation rental owners regarding first hand exposure and experiences
4. Vacation Rental Connection
Here s what they say,
We are a different kind of vacation rental company. We don t charge any fees to visitors looking for a vacation rental or to the owners who list their properties with us. Surprised? You re not the only one.
You re first thought is likely, Why do you offer free vacation rental listings? What s the catch? There is no catch. You can list as many vacation properties as you wish for free. This is not an introductory offer. There are no fees for uploading pictures or hosting. It is 100% free. Period.
Here s what they say.
Increase your vacation rental occupancy rates through promoting your vacation home to millions of international travelers for FREE :
Thousands of vacation home listings and growing!
17+ photos, interactive map, availability calendar, customer feedback and many more
International promotion on 18 websites in 10 countries in 5 languages
Driving traffic through optimization for all major search engines
Here s their blurb,
Promote your vacation home rental through our free website. Renters contact you directly. We do NOT get in the middle of your transactions. Inquiries are sent directly to you and we charge NO commission when you land a booking.
Here s the vacation rental review takeaway
There are plenty of free to advertise vacation rental websites out there.
I just Googled free vacation rental listing websites and good old Google returned quite a long list.
I just took 6 of the top 10 to show you some of those available.
I look at it like this;
- I love free. (and so should you)
- Times are hard. We are all trying to deal with this economic downturn.
- The more websites that you advertise on, the more places you can be found.
- If you only get one extra booking
That s one extra booking!
What do you do?
I hope that you found this article on 6 Vacation Rental Websites That Are FREE To Advertise On useful.
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Are you using any FREE to advertise listings websites?
What s the best one that you have found?
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