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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.
Airbnb and Short-Term Rental Laws in California
Airbnb and Short-Term Rental Laws in California
California, the land of sunshine and opportunity, also boasts a thriving vacation rental market. But before you dive hea...
What is Airbnb Plus and How Does it Work for Hosts?
What is Airbnb Plus and How Does it Work for Hosts?
Airbnb Plus is a tier of Airbnb properties that have been verified by the company for both quality and comfort. It is a ...
Video Marketing for Vacation Rentals | Expert Tips
Video Marketing for Vacation Rentals | Expert Tips
Using video content to market your Airbnb vacation rental can pay big dividends, increasing the number of people you rea...
Got2Go, The Latest Feeless OTA Platform | How It Works For Vacation Rental Hosts
Got2Go, The Latest Feeless OTA Platform | How It Works For Vacation Rental Hosts
Got2Go is a startup Online Travel Agency (OTA) that combines vacation rental booking with event booking across U.S. dest...
How to Use Short Term Rental Data to Grow Your Airbnb Business
How to Use Short Term Rental Data to Grow Your Airbnb Business
There is a variety of short term rental data that can be used to make data-driven decisions to increase booking frequenc...
Cybersecurity for Hosts: Keeping Your Vacation Rental Business Safe.
Cybersecurity for Hosts: Keeping Your Vacation Rental Business Safe.
In today's digital age, laptops and mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives. From communicating with fr...
How to Fill Gap Days in your Airbnb Booking Calendar | Increasing STR Occupancy
How to Fill Gap Days in your Airbnb Booking Calendar | Increasing STR Occupancy
Gap days, also known as orphan days, are vacant days in between bookings. A few gap days in your annual booking calendar...
How to Write Airbnb Titles That Will Attract Guests and Get You More Bookings
How to Write Airbnb Titles That Will Attract Guests and Get You More Bookings
When you scroll through listings on Airbnb you’ll likely notice the different elements that make certain properties stan...
Airbnb House Rules - Actionable Tips & Examples
Airbnb House Rules - Actionable Tips & Examples
As an Airbnb host, having clear and concise house rules is crucial, whether you're renting your property seasonally or a...
Maximizing Your Vacation Rental Income | Tips for Successful Property Management
Maximizing Your Vacation Rental Income | Tips for Successful Property Management
As more travelers seek out unique places to stay, vacation rentals are quickly becoming the go-to choice offering that c...
Catering to Remote Workers on Airbnb | Must-Have Amenities for a Productive Stay
Catering to Remote Workers on Airbnb | Must-Have Amenities for a Productive Stay
In today's evolving work landscape, remote work has become a popular option for many employees. Due to the flexibility ...
How to Write Effective Airbnb House Rules: A Step-by-Step Guide
How to Write Effective Airbnb House Rules: A Step-by-Step Guide
Airbnb has revolutionized the travel industry, making it easier than ever for people to find unique and affordable accom...
Release Roundup: June 2023
Release Roundup: June 2023
In case you missed it, here's a summary of all the important new features and updates we added to Hostaway from the past...
Using Pay-Per-Click Marketing for Your Airbnb Vacation Rental
Using Pay-Per-Click Marketing for Your Airbnb Vacation Rental
It’s vital to employ different marketing tactics for your vacation rental in order to attract potential guests and drive...
Smart Solutions for an Eco-Friendly Rental Property | How Technology Can Help
Smart Solutions for an Eco-Friendly Rental Property | How Technology Can Help
The 2023 short-term rental trend forecast by Forbes predicts an increasing focus on sustainability in the industry due t...
Unlocking the Benefits of Influencer Marketing for Vacation Rental Owners | Tips and Best Practices
Unlocking the Benefits of Influencer Marketing for Vacation Rental Owners | Tips and Best Practices
In today's digital age, how people plan and book vacations has changed drastically. The rise of social media and influen...
9 Ways You Can  Make Your Airbnb Vacation Rental Eco-friendly
9 Ways You Can Make Your Airbnb Vacation Rental Eco-friendly
Going green is not just the right thing to do. It offers businesses — vacation rentals included — a range of benefits fr...
How to Respond to Negative Reviews on Airbnb
How to Respond to Negative Reviews on Airbnb
Have you ever received a negative review on Airbnb? It's never easy to read criticism of something you've put a lot of t...
How to Prevent Smoking in Your Airbnb Rental: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb’s Smoking Fee
How to Prevent Smoking in Your Airbnb Rental: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb’s Smoking Fee
Maintaining and keeping your short-term rental clean for arriving and future guests is one of the primary responsibiliti...
How to Deal with Bad Airbnb Guests
How to Deal with Bad Airbnb Guests
Airbnb has revolutionized the travel industry, allowing travelers to stay in unique and affordable accommodations around...
The Best Places to Invest in Cabin Vacation Rentals in 2023
The Best Places to Invest in Cabin Vacation Rentals in 2023
Unlike hotels, cabin rentals provide peace and quiet, and are located in a beautiful landscape far away from the hustle ...
Everything to Know about Hosting Airbnb Guests with Disabilities
Everything to Know about Hosting Airbnb Guests with Disabilities
It is generally agreed that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 applies to vacation rental platforms like ...
The Ultimate Checklist for Preparing Your Rental Property for New Guests
The Ultimate Checklist for Preparing Your Rental Property for New Guests
The importance of being well-prepared for your guests' arrival cannot be overstated. A meticulously planned and well-ex...
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company: Making the Right Choice for Your Business
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company: Making the Right Choice for Your Business
Owning and managing a rental property can be a lucrative investment, but it can also be a time-consuming and challenging...

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