10 Steps to a Successful Peak Season

Millions of travelers are already planning their 2019 trips. Is your vacation rental listing ready to accept 2019 bookings?

7 Things "I Wish I'd Known Before I Started My Rental"

We asked around the TripAdvisor Rentals owner community for valuable nuggets of wisdom gained over years of experience in the industry.

Step inside the perfect rental...

From little touches to bigger projects, we’ve gathered 9 simple things you can do RIGHT NOW to meet (and exceed) your guests’ expectations.

Vacation Rental Advice

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Hear directly from other owners

We’ve interviewed our most successful customers to understand their unique perspective on how to be a successful vacation rental host.

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Get vacation rental advice from experts

The vacation rental industry has been around for longer than most realize. We’ve chatted with experts in the industry for their vacation rental advice.

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The power of TripAdvisor Data

We’ve analyzed years and years od ata to create helpful vacation rental advice designed to support you as the industry continues to evolve.

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We’ve compiled our most helpful content to get you started

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Rental

  Ah, hindsight. Isn’t it a wonderful thing? We’ve all had those moments where something has gone wrong and we’re left thinking “Why did nobody tell me that?!”. In an effort to spare you those moments of frustration, we’ve asked around the TripAdvisor Rentals owner...

All about quotes: How to turn inquiries into bookings

So, you’ve received a new inquiry on your rental – congratulations! Your listing is obviously doing a great job at attracting potential guests. But don’t get too excited – after all, it’s not a booking quite yet. In this post, we talk about how to take these inquiries...

Chat with the Experts: Secrets to Your Search Ranking, Revealed

When a traveler searches for a rental, what determines which listings they see first? It’s an important question and one that TripAdvisor Rentals puts a lot of time and thought into. In fact, we have a whole team of data scientists working on how to provide travelers...

Step Inside the Perfect Rental

Welcome! Step inside the perfect rental… As the vacation rental season shifts into high gear, it’s time to take a closer look at what travelers want from their perfect rental. From little touches to bigger projects, we’ve gathered 9 simple things you can do RIGHT NOW...

Property Managers: The 6 Steps to Recruiting and Retaining Owners

Running a successful property management company can be boiled down to two key tasks: recruiting owners and retaining them. It seems simple, but really it is a very complicated and difficult chord to strike properly. Here are a few practical tips to help you recruit...

8 Tips to Increase Your Vacation Rental Bookings in 2018

How to make your listing stand out: the tell-tale question for every homeowner or professional manager trying to gain more vacation rental bookings. What minor tweaks can you make to ensure that when someone looks at your property, they don’t head over to another and...

Update: The All-New TripAdvisor Owner App

The All-New TripAdvisor Owner App Introducing The Latest Owner App Updates The team here at TripAdvisor Rentals has been working hard to make our Owner App an even more effective tool for managing listings and bookings. The latest updates have delivered an app that’s...

10 Steps to a Successful Peak Season

10 steps to a successful peak booking season Millions of travelers will soon be planning their 2019 trips. And that means a surge in bookings ripe for the taking! Here’s a smorgasbord of inspiration and advice on how to capitalize on the busiest period of the year....

7 Owners, 7 Tips For Peak Booking Season

With the busiest booking season of the year about to begin, we’ve hunted down the best pearls of wisdom from seven of the most successful and inspirational owners who list on TripAdvisor Rentals. Many of these individuals have built their businesses from the ground...

How to Nail Your Pricing | Manager Spotlight

When running a rental business, there sure is a lot to think about—reviews, bookings, maintenance, management… But one of the most challenging parts of a rental listing to get right has to be pricing. Too high and travelers won’t book. Too low, and you won’t make...

Your Acceptance Rate: What It Is & Why It Matters

Picture the scene: you’re checking your emails and you see a booking request in your inbox. A traveler has looked at your listing and right off the bat decided they want to book. They’ve entered their credit card or PayPal details (ka-ching!) and, from their point of...

Bring Your Property to Life With Cinematic Drone Videography

Vacation rentals have come a long way from the classified ads and word-of-mouth marketing of years past. The rental industry—already worth a staggering $100 billion globally—will further soar to $170 billion by 2019, according to a recent report by Research and...

We’ve compiled our most helpful content to get you started

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Rental

  Ah, hindsight. Isn’t it a wonderful thing? We’ve all had those moments where something has gone wrong and we’re left thinking “Why did nobody tell me that?!”. In an effort to spare you those moments of frustration, we’ve asked around the TripAdvisor Rentals owner...

All about quotes: How to turn inquiries into bookings

So, you’ve received a new inquiry on your rental – congratulations! Your listing is obviously doing a great job at attracting potential guests. But don’t get too excited – after all, it’s not a booking quite yet. In this post, we talk about how to take these inquiries...

Chat with the Experts: Secrets to Your Search Ranking, Revealed

When a traveler searches for a rental, what determines which listings they see first? It’s an important question and one that TripAdvisor Rentals puts a lot of time and thought into. In fact, we have a whole team of data scientists working on how to provide travelers...

Step Inside the Perfect Rental

Welcome! Step inside the perfect rental… As the vacation rental season shifts into high gear, it’s time to take a closer look at what travelers want from their perfect rental. From little touches to bigger projects, we’ve gathered 9 simple things you can do RIGHT NOW...

Get vacation rental advice from owners like you!

Traveler reviews and opinions are the foundation of TripAdvisor. We’ve continued that theme by asking owners like you for vacation rental help, tips, and tricks.

How Instant Book helped Jeffery quadruple his bookings

At first, he was hesitant to make his properties instantly bookable, citing the inability to vet guests before a confirmed booking as a top reason. But as the industry changed, so did his opinions. In 2017, Jeffery made the decision to enable Instant Book on his TripAdvisor listings.

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According to Joy: The secrets to a great guest experience

If we had to describe Joy in one word, it’d be uncompromising. She is truly a force of nature with incredibly high standards and an instinct for what her guests want. We sat down with Joy to discover how she goes the extra mile to ensure her guests have their best trip yet. Learn more about her approach to providing the optimal guest experience.

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How to Nail Your Pricing | Manager Spotlight

We caught up with Sally from Invited Home. From Breckenridge to Maui, they look after around 100 properties across the US, working with owners to help manage their rentals and maximise their revenue. We asked Sally about her company’s approach and—more importantly—discovered her top vacation rental tips.

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Vacation rental advice from us

Top Listing Destinations

We’ve analyzed travel data across some of our top destinations. See if your area is on our list of top destinations (so far!).

Listing Strength

Need some vacation rental help on your listing? We’ve developed our Listing Strength feature to help you out. Learn more.

Stat-packed guide to getting more bookings

This piece of vacation rental advice uncovers the secrets of successful listings and gives you practical ways to generate more demand.

Expert advice from industry experts

Professional Photography Tips

From how to take great interior shots to the best time of day to shoot outside, read these seven top tips from our guest contributor Mike Frisbee – a TripAdvisor Rentals homeowner and photographer, who knows a thing or two about taking photos that sparkle.

10 tips for writing tantilizing listing titles

We’ve has partnered with VillaMarketers.com, an industry leading vacation rental marketing service, to bring you expert vacation rental advice. In this article, Villa Marketers™ CEO Jay William explains how to write the perfect listing title, and why it’s so important.