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HomeAway Channel Management

Homeaway is a leader in the vacation rentals industry and with this channel, we offer 2 types of connections.

  • When you have less than 5 listings overall, you can use the iCal setup to synchronise your reservations
  • When you have 5 or more listings we offer a 2-way API connection which enables you to sync your availability faster and manage your rates all from Hostaway

Not listed on HomeAway yet? No problem, the Hostaway software is able to export your listing details to HomeAway in a matter of minutes.

Below, you will see how Hostaway is connected to HomeAway and what it can do for you depending on the connection type:

2-way API channels:

By using API connected channels it is possible to synchronise reservations extremely quickly. Typically, these channels sync within 2-15 minutes. It will also allow you to update rates, minimum stay and other availability settings between the channel manager software and the sales channel. In a lot of cases these channels are also able to accept direct listing content upload.

2-way iCal channels:

An iCal calendar link contains reservation level information. In most cases, this data includes check-in, check-out, guest name and sometimes email and booking sum. These links can be used to download the information into your own calendar but it is also used by some sales channels to sync your reservations. A big difference with API connections is the time it takes to sync which is a limitation of iCal itself. Hostaway imports the iCal every 30-45 minutes but this depends on the channel and when they import it on their end. Some channels may take up to 1-6 hours before synchronisation.

For your listings

Channel connection
Number of listings5 and more1 to 4
Type of connection2-way API2-way iCal
Multiple account supportNoYes
Listings content
Listing importNoNo
Listing exportYesNo
Listing update importNoNo
Listing update exportYesNo
Rates & LOS sync
Automatic Rate ImportNoNo
Dynamic rate import (24h)NoNo
Rate exportYesNo
Rate markupYesNo
LOS importNoNo
LOS exportYesNo

For your guests

Reservations sync
Reservations import5-30 min5-30 min
Reservations export5-15 min30-90 min
Guest details import
Guest nameYesYes
Guest emailOptionalNo
Guest phoneYesNo
Booking sumYesNo
Cleaning feeNoNo
Security deposit feeNoNo
Nr of guestsYesYes
Nr of ChildrenNoNo
Check in – check out dateYesYes
CC for StripeNoNo
Specials
Listing creationYesNo

For your listings

Channel connection
Number of listings5 and more1 to 4
Type of connection2-way API2-way iCal
Multiple account supportNoYes
Listings content
Listing importNoNo
Listing exportYesNo
Listing update importNoNo
Listing update exportYesNo
Rates & LOS sync
Automatic Rate ImportNoNo
Dynamic rate import (24h)NoNo
Rate exportYesNo
Rate markupYesNo
LOS importNoNo
LOS exportYesNo

For your guests

Reservations sync
Reservations import5-30 min5-30 min
Reservations export5-15 min30-90 min
Guest details import
Guest nameYesYes
Guest emailOptionalNo
Guest phoneYesNo
Booking sumYesNo
Cleaning feeNoNo
Security deposit feeNoNo
Nr of guestsYesYes
Nr of ChildrenNoNo
Check in – check out dateYesYes
CC for StripeNoNo
Specials
Listing creationYesNo