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VacationRentals.com® is one of the leading websites for vacation rentals, with over two million unique places to stay in 190 countries. We’re here to help you learn what it takes to rent your home and invite travelers in for unforgettable experiences.

Why list with VacationRentals.com

Flexible listing options, worldwide exposure, easy-to-use listing management tools, a secure online booking and payments platform, dedicated customer support, and more!

The decision to rent out your property as a vacation rental is a big one. That’s why we have tools in place—including traveler and host reviews, secure messaging, and a carefree rental guarantee—to help you feel comfortable every step of the way.

  • Pointer iconDashboard where you can manage all aspects of your listing
  • House icon Property description highlighting what makes your home special
  • People iconReviews collected directly from guests and added to your listing
  • Calandar iconCalendar to manage your property’s availability
  • Money iconOnline booking and payments, keeping you in control of who stays and how you get paid
  • Windows iconProperty headline to grab the attention of your travelers
  • Pictures icon24 photos to showcase your home to travelers
  • Map pointers iconMap pinpointing your property and surrounding attractions
  • Network iconExposure through our expanded network, including Expedia.com®
  • Mobile iconMobile app that keeps your business moving forward while you’re on the go

All listings also get regional and global exposure on 25 of our global sites.

Keep reading to learn more about your listing options—or if you’re ready, get started with your new listing.

Owner Testimonials

By far the best vacation listing site on the web. VRBO set up an easy listing, easy payment method for the vacationer, good contracts and seamless web communication with the tenants at any time. Simple and stress free.

- Barry

My husband and I decided to try Home Away/VRBO. It has made my life so much easier! The information is all listed, it is so easy to use my desk top or cell app. I love the option of damage protection as well. I ALWAYS talk to the client BEFORE I click accept! I feel this has made the potential client/renter much more comfortable about our property and certainly answers all questions.

- Julie

Have used HomeAway for almost 10 years. Convenient. Happy with results. Will continue and recommend.

- Judy

My bookings soared! Listing with Home Away was the best thing I've done for my business! The exposure is tremendous. 95% of my bookings come through my Home Away listing. I've just booked a family for the 3rd year in a row. They found me on my Home Away listing! Thank you for doing such a spectacular job!

- Trena

It's pretty simple. The rentals just keep on rolling in non-stop. It was easy to create the listing. HomeAway® payments™ work well. It is easy to do our accounting as we can easily see the status of each rental. We can travel the world care free. As long as we have internet access we can respond to our traveling vacationers requests in minutes from anywhere. HomeAway makes it easy and life is good.

- Howard

The decision to rent out your property as a vacation rental is a big one, but it doesn’t have to be hard work.

Before creating your listing online, be sure to have the following items ready:

  • Property address
  • Photos of your property—we recommend compelling interior and exterior shots (minimum of six photos are required)
  • Rental rates and applicable taxes
  • Bank account details so you can set up your payment methods

Here's a preview of the rental process

  • Computer icon List your property online using our easy-to-use owner tools and features.
  • People icon Travelers can find your listings and submit inquiries. (You always have control over who stays at your place and when.)
  • Money icon Your property is booked once you and your guests agree on dates, prices, payment, etc.
  • House icon You ensure your rental property is ready for guests to arrive!
  • Check icon Once your guests have checked out, you can settle any remaining administrative details and request a review.

We’ve created some helpful tools to help you get started:

Why should I list my property on VacationRentals.com®

Listing on VacationRentals.com makes it easy to earn rental income. As the world leader in vacation rentals, we can offer you exposure to more than 44 million travelers per month. Our international network includes 50 sites around the world, including three of the top vacation rental sites in the United States, as well as France, Brazil, Australia, Germany, England, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, and more. We offer several ways to list, including a pay-per-booking option so you can list for free and pay nothing until you get a booking. Don’t just take our word for it. Find out from HomeAway® owners why listing with us is the best way to start your vacation rental business.

Can I control who rents my home?

Yes, you’re always in control of who stays in your property as every inquiry and booking request comes to you. With online booking, you have 24 hours to speak with your potential guests and make sure they’re a good fit for your property.

What type of properties can I advertise?

At VacationRentals.com, we believe in "The whole house. The whole family. A whole vacation™." As part of our commitment to that, we only rent whole properties. But it certainly doesn't have to be a house! Acceptable rental properties include houses, condos, and villas, as well as barns, boats, bungalows, cabins, castles, chalets, chateaus, cottages, estates, mansions, yachts, and yurts, and other structures travelers may want to rent for their whole vacation.

Once my listing is live, how is my property's sort placement determined?

All listings will be sorted using our “best match” system, which applies an algorithm to all listings based on traveler’s search criteria (e.g., travel dates, location) and ultimately displays those listings most likely to result in a successful booking. The #1 way to be successful in best match is to enable online booking for all listings and to increase the number of onsite bookings you make.

Still have questions?

Call to speak with someone on the VacationRentals.com® sales team at 1-877-226-3657 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

Visit the HomeAway help portal