The New Year brings new opportunities for short-term rental Property Managers to get ahead of the competition. The industry landscape is changing and PMs who want to be successful must focus their efforts on standing out from the crowd. One way to do that is by mastering distribution. 

We recently onboarded 10 property managers to the Rentals United platform who are making distribution a high priority in 2020. They know that if they want to scale, they need to find the perfect mix of short-term rental listing sites to advertise on. They also need to distribute their listings efficiently. And what better way to do so than with the help of an enterprise-level Channel Manager

By partnering with Rentals United and entrusting distribution to us, these property managers can focus on growing their business and doing what they do best: property management. 

Here’s everything you need to know about them. 

Quality Cottages

Number of vacation rentals:460+
Locations:multi-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: rural villasService:full-service
property management
Based in:Pembrokeshire, UKFounded in:1961
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

Quality Cottages manages 460+ carefully selected luxury cottages in Wales. From Gower to Anglesey, they have cottages for every occasion: romantic holidays, parties and family getaways. They also offer glamping options in Wales and France, which are becoming more and more popular with travellers who want to stay in unique accommodations such as treehouses, wagons, yurts or eco pods.

Quality Cottages started as a family business and has grown into a 30-strong team. They know the Welsh market like the back of their hands and are experts in all aspects of property management.

YupiHome

Number of vacation rentals:200+
Locations:single-countryMarket:multi-market
Property type: urban apartments and urban/rural villasService:full-service
property management
Based in:Lloseta, Mallorca, SpainFounded in:2010
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

YupiHome offers villas and apartments for rent in Mallorca, Spain. They have a wide range of properties throughout the island, from Alcúdia to Inca, Sóller and more, crowned by an impressive selection of villas with a private pool. They welcome guests for short, weekend stays and for longer, month-long adventures, as well.

Casiola Vacation Homes

Number of vacation rentals:250+
Locations:single-countryMarket: single-market
Property type: condos, townhomes and villasService:full-service
property management
Based in:Orlando, FloridaFounded in:2014
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

Casiola Vacation Homes, based in Orlando, Florida, manages more than 250 properties, all less than 15 mins from Walt Disney World. Their vacation homes attract thousands of guests from all over the world who are visiting the Orlando theme parks or the Convention Center. They also offer guests s low price guarantee to all the major attractions.

Casiola has earned exceptionally high ratings because they wow their guests with customisable guest services, free cancellation and best price guarantee. Casiola handles every aspect of property management, from securing bookings, guest & owner relations to maintenance and cleaning.

Bungalow.Net

Number of vacation rentals:3,000+
Locations:multi-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: holiday parks, villas, bungalowsService:full-service
property management
Based in:Netherlands / Germany / Belgium / RomaniaFounded in:1996
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

BungalowNet Group is a Dutch property management company specialising in European holiday parks. The company owns several brands such as Bungalow.Net, Vakantieparken.nl and Resort Net and is very popular in the Dutch market, as well as other Western European markets.

Some of Bungalow.Net’s most popular destinations are the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Croatia. The company has been operating since 1996 and its team of 70, spread across 4 offices, has vast experience in vacation rental property management.

Hostmaker

Number of vacation rentals:2,500
Locations:multi-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: urban apartmentsService:full-service
property management
Based in:London, UKFounded in:2014
Growth:organicFunding: VC-backed

Hostmaker is a London-based property management startup with 2,500 properties across 10 cities in 7 countries. They help homeowners, landlords with multiple properties and real estate investors boost their returns by 30%. Their end-to-end service covers all areas of marketing, operations and yield management, including a daily pricing review to maximise returns.

AB Apartment Barcelona

Number of vacation rentals:120+
Locations:single-countryMarket: single-market
Property type: urban apartmentsService:full-service
property management
Based in:Barcelona, SpainFounded in:2006
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

AB Apartment Barcelona manages apartments in Barcelona’s prime locations. They offer a wide range of short-term rentals (daily and weekly rates), monthly rentals (from 32 days to 6 months) and long-term rentals from (6 to 11 months). They have a centrally located office with a 24-hour reception desk and a team of agents who speak more than 12 languages. They also have a free cancellation policy and offer many discounts for local attractions.

AB Apartment Barcelona provides a hassle-free letting experience for homeowners and an exceptional guest experience, including: using up-to-the-minute technology to offer online self-check-in to their guests and mobile phone access to the majority of their apartments.

Padre Escapes Vacation Rentals

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Number of vacation rentals:265
Locations:single-countryMarket: single-market
Property type: apartments, townhouses and villasService:full-service
property management
Based in:Corpus Christi, TexasFounded in:2013
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

Padre Escapes manages a selection of 265 vacation rental properties on North Padre Island along the coast of Texas. From budget options to luxury units, they offer professionally managed beachfront, beachside and even on-the-water rentals.

They cover 100% of property management duties: guest communication, payments, marketing, bookkeeping, housekeeping and more. They strive to provide an excellent guest experience and ensure peace of mind for property owners.

PlusHolidays

Number of vacation rentals:230
Locations:single-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: villas with private pool, urban apartmentsService:full-service
property management
Based in:Calpe (Alicante), SpainFounded in:2011
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

PlusHolidays manages vacation rentals on Spain’s Costa Blanca, in the towns of Calpe, Benina, Altea, Moraira, Jalon and Teulada. They have all kinds of properties from chalets to beachside apartments and villas with private pools. All of their destinations feature unmissable experiences, whether guests are looking for sports, beach stays or gastronomy.

HiGuests

Number of vacation rentals:320+
Locations:multi-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: deluxe & urban apartments, rural villasService:full-service
property management
Based in:Dubai (HQ) / Barcelona / MumbaiFounded in:2016
Growth:organicFunding: self-funded

HiGuests is a luxury property management company with vacation rentals in four cities: Barcelona, Dubai, Goa and Mumbai. The company has built its own state-of-the-art vacation rental technology to make things easier for all parties involved, including an app for guests, an app for hosts and a PMS. They distribute their listings to 20+ channels.

Pillow

Number of vacation rentals:1,000+
Locations:single-countryMarket: multi-market
Property type: urban apartments, multi-family urban buildingsService:marketing only
Based in:San Francisco, CaliforniaFounded in:2013
Growth:organicFunding: VC-backed

Pillow, now a part of the Expedia Group and the VRBO family, offers a multi-family vacation rental management solution. Property owners, managers and residents can partner with Pillow to profit from their vacant units with full control over hosting. Building owners and managers set the rules for hosting, and residents can earn extra income by renting out their units as short-term rentals.

Do you want to be the next property manager mastering distribution? Book a call with us to learn more about our Channel Management software!