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Follow the Hostaway blog! Our blog covers all aspects to managing short term rentals. Covering vacation rental topics as diverse as cleaning, automation, investing, revenue management, insurance, industry trends, guest service, and much more! Our vacation rental blog is dedicated to the development of short term rental hosts and managers listing on Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com, and more.
Maximizing the space of your Airbnb
Maximizing the space of your Airbnb
If you’re thinking of renting out a home or property you own as a short-term vacation rental on Airbnb or other home-sha...
Top 5 Airbnb Smart Technologies for Vacation Rentals
Top 5 Airbnb Smart Technologies for Vacation Rentals
The smart home trend in vacation rentals is here to stay, where technology is used to optimize guest security and comfor...
What to include in a Short-Term Rental Agreement
What to include in a Short-Term Rental Agreement
As a property manager or host of a short-term vacation rental, whether you list your property on OTAs or solely rely on ...
How to Sync your Airbnb Calendar with VRBO & Booking.com
How to Sync your Airbnb Calendar with VRBO & Booking.com
While it seems to be a good idea to have multiple OTA listings for the same property, it is important to ensure that the...
Why do VRBO Amenities Matter?
Why do VRBO Amenities Matter?
To stand out from the competition and in maximizing revenues, ideally, guests browse their options. They filter properti...
Rental Arbitrage in Austin | What You Should Know!
Rental Arbitrage in Austin | What You Should Know!
Rental arbitrage refers to renting a property long-term and re-renting it short-term on online vacation rental sites. M...
Airbnb Rules in Colorado | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
Airbnb Rules in Colorado | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
In the article we have answered some frequently asked questions about the laws and regulations governing Airbnb short-te...
Top Email Marketing Tips for Vacation Rentals
Top Email Marketing Tips for Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rentals are an undisputed way of making extra money. However, as more people experience its potential and with ...
What Every Hotel Needs to Know About Airbnb
What Every Hotel Needs to Know About Airbnb
We’ve all heard the story. In 2007, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were short of cash. To find the money to pay the rent of...
Eco-Friendly Vacation Rental | How to Guide
Eco-Friendly Vacation Rental | How to Guide
Explore the major perks of listing your property as an Eco-Friendly Vacation Rental. As a Property Manager, it’s only na...
Airbnb Rules in Utah | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
Airbnb Rules in Utah | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
Not quite sure what are the Airbnb laws, taxes, and regulations in the state of Utah? Well, this article will guide you ...
How to Optimize your Listing on Booking.com
How to Optimize your Listing on Booking.com
Booking.com is a powerhouse among online travel agencies in the world and the market leader in Europe, accounting for ov...
Rental Arbitrage in Montreal
Rental Arbitrage in Montreal
‘Rental Arbitrage' is the act of renting a property long-term and then re-renting it on a short-term basis on vacation r...
Should I Hire an Airbnb Virtual Assistant?
Should I Hire an Airbnb Virtual Assistant?
As a property manager, you need to assume several responsibilities and tasks when running a vacation rental business. It...
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting Hacks!
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting Hacks!
Hey there hosts! Take a guess at what we're about to share? Don't tell a soul we told you, but we're about to reveal so...
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting YouTubers to Check Out!
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting YouTubers to Check Out!
YouTube is a great platform for learning other host experiences and methods in managing your vacation rental business. I...
Building Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Cleaners
Building Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Cleaners
The golden rule to any fruitful vacation rental is cleanliness. As hosts, it is required to constantly keep up to the A...
Rental Arbitrage in Orlando | What You Should Know!
Rental Arbitrage in Orlando | What You Should Know!
You don’t have to own property to become a short-term vacation rental host on an OTA (Online Travel Agency) or otherwise...
Google Vacation Rentals | The Ultimate Guide
Google Vacation Rentals | The Ultimate Guide
The most recently launched filter “Vacation Rentals” allows users to access non-hotel properties making this another ave...
Build Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Handymen
Build Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Handymen
Running a vacation rental business is rarely a one-man operation and most often requires a team of staff that take respo...
Alternative Vacation Rental Booking Sites for Hosts
Alternative Vacation Rental Booking Sites for Hosts
A good marketing strategy is key to making short-term vacation rentals a profitable investment. As part of this strategy...
How to Ask Airbnb Guests for 5 Stars
How to Ask Airbnb Guests for 5 Stars
It is crucial for property owners to have other guests vouch for you as a way to build credibility with future guests an...
How to List a Serviced Apartment on Airbnb
How to List a Serviced Apartment on Airbnb
About two decades ago checking into a hotel was the only option that people had when going on a holiday (especially over...
Rental Arbitrage in Houston | What You Should Know!
Rental Arbitrage in Houston | What You Should Know!
For those living in Houston, it would be ideal to take advantage of this opportunity and list their property as a holida...

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