Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rental Podcasts

Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rental Podcasts

Podcasts are having a moment. While podcasts have been around for about two decades, they have really taken off in the past 5 years. In the US alone, the number of monthly podcast listeners is expected to grow by 10.1% year-over-year to 117.8 million. Meanwhile, podcasts’ share of digital audio usage is forecasted to rise to 40.2% by 2023. Nowadays, every other celebrity and expert seems to have a podcast. And there are podcasts on every topic, from lifestyle and parenting to business and physics. And of course Airbnb vacation rentals!

Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rental Podcasts

  1. Get Paid For Your Pad by Jasper Ribbers
  2. Vacation Rental Success by Heather Bayer
  3. Unlocked by Matt Landau
  4. Shampoo and Booze by Ryanne and Jay
  5. Sarah and T by Sarah Bradford and Tim Cafferty
  6. Airbnb Investment Properties Podcast by David Leroux
  7. Airbnb Entrepreneur Success Revealed by Rachel Prince
  8. The Hosting Journey by Evelyn Badia
  9. Vacation Rental Machine by Jon Bell and Julian Sage
  10. The Holiday Let Success by Elaine Watt

Why Listen to a Podcast on Airbnb Vacation Rentals?

Airbnb vacation rental podcasts can be great sources of information, offering practical advice and tips through real-world scenarios as experienced by podcast hosts and their guests. Because they are essentially conversations, even when conducted by a single speaker, they are easy to tune into and understand. And unlike trawling through guides littered with jargon, you can listen to a podcast and absorb the advice while engaged in other mundane tasks like cleaning, working out, or driving.

Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rental Podcasts

Not all podcasts are created equal. And not all great podcasts will suit your demeanor and expectations. So we’ve rounded up the top 10 Airbnb vacation rental podcasts, covering a variety of pain points and formats.

1. Get Paid for Your Pad

Get Paid for Your Pad is hosted by author of Get Paid For Your Pad: How to Maximize Profit From Your Airbnb Listing Jasper Ribbers. He is also an Airbnb Superhost, hosting Airbnb vacation rentals in a number of countries. On the podcast, Jasper uses all the mistakes he has made over nearly a decade as a host to provide actionable tips and tricks, useful strategies, and news in the Airbnb vacation rentals world.

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Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast and other platforms.

2. Vacation Rental Success

One of the most popular podcasts in the vacation rental industry, Vacation Rental Success is hosted by Heather Bayer, the CEO of a successful cottage rental agency. Also an author and blogger, she offers listeners her experience of managing and owning multiple short term rental properties as well as interviews with other heavyweights in the industry. Heather covers the gamut of hosting vacation rentals including on Airbnb, from advice for stronger growth to marketing ideas, interior design, and useful events for hosts.

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Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast and other platforms.

3. Unlocked

Unlocked is hosted by Matt Landau, a leader in the vacation rental space, founder of VRMB, and who features on ‘Sense of Place’, the vacation rental TV show. Unlocked takes the format of an amiable interview with veterans from across the different aspects of the Airbnb vacation rental industry. Expert interviewees share personal insights and tips that have worked for them.

Key areas of discussion:

  • Great hacks for owners and hosts
  • Overcoming challenges in running an Airbnb vacation rental business
  • Future trends in the Airbnb vacation rental industry

Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and other platforms.

4. Shampoo and Booze

Ryanne and Jay, the hosts of this podcast, moved from San Francisco to rural America where they bought and renovated properties to rent out on Airbnb. The podcast is named after the two items most often left behind by their guests. In Shampoo and Booze, the duo discuss their fixer-upper and hosting journey, sharing useful tips as investors, renovators, decorators, and Airbnb vacation rental managers.

Key areas of discussion:

  • Finding the right property to renovate
  • Decorating your Airbnb
  • Running an Airbnb remotely

Available on Apple, Overcast, and other platforms.

Airbnb Vacation Rental Podcast

5. Sarah and T

Formerly known as Sea to Ski, Sarah Bradford and Tim Cafferty manage over 500 vacation rentals between the two of them. In Sarah and T, they focus on helping professional vacation rental managers, the only podcast that focuses on this target audience right now. They discuss issues they face in the day-to-day running of vacation rentals and share a wealth of information based on their personal experiences.

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Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and other platforms.

6. Airbnb Investment Properties Podcast

For those who find podcasts just too long, David Leroux offers bite-sized episodes. Each Airbnb Investment Properties Podcast episode is less than 5 minutes long and there are over 650 episodes you can listen to. Leroux is a real estate investor and author of Airbnb Investment Properties Cash Flow Method. His podcast is aimed at Airbnb vacation rental entrepreneurs and investors. However, even hosts can learn important tips.

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Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and other platforms.

7. Airbnb Entrepreneur Success Revealed

Rachel Prince is the author of Airbnb Mentality and Airbnb Side Hustle, creator of the BUYBNB online Airbnb real estate investing course, and has been called the maven of Airbnb short term rentals. On Airbnb Entrepreneur Success Revealed, Rachel discusses everything you need to know as a host/property manager of an Airbnb vacation rental business.

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Available on Apple, Overcast, and other platforms.

8. The Hosting Journey

An Airbnb host for over a decade and a seasoned Superhost, on The Hosting Journey Evelyn Badia goes deep into tackling challenges faced by hosts like herself. From general recommendations to handling difficult guests, finding good staff for the Airbnb vacation rentals, and updates on the Airbnb platform, she covers the whole spectrum of hosting on Airbnb. Sometimes she also invites expert guests to explore topics of interest to Airbnb hosts, based on questions she receives on The Hosting Journey Facebook group.

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Available on Apple

9. Vacation Rental Machine

Jon Bell and Julian Sage host the Vacation Rental Machine podcast, focusing on automating vacation rental businesses. They focus on the different automation technologies available, their suitability for different vacation rental niches, etc. They release short episodes, between 4 and 14 minutes long, every Tuesday.

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Available on Apple, Spotify, Overcast, and other platforms.

10. Holiday Let Success

The Holiday Let Success is hosted by Elaine Watt, a thought leader in the vacation rental industry. The ideal podcast for hosts starting out in the vacation rental industry, Elaine covers everything from the best apps to copywriting, must-attend events, boosting relationships with guests, and how to build a successful business. She also interviews industry experts and successful hosts, letting them share their insights and tips with her listeners.

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Available on Apple, Overcast, and other platforms.

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