The luxury travel industry continues to grow in 2023, with guests booking longer, more expensive stays.
A recent Flywire survey of luxury travellers found that:
- 83% intended to spend more on travel in 2023 than in 2022
- 84% said their next vacations will be longer than those in the previous 18 months
- 81% said working with travel experts was the only way to achieve true luxury.
As well as 5-star accommodation, luxury travellers want once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive experiences. They value high-touch, personlised travel assistance from destination experts who understand the luxury market.
So, to maximise bookings and revenue, luxury property managers must list their properties on specialist sites.
We’ve curated a list of the top 13 sites to list your luxury property on in 2023. These channels cater to the unique needs of property managers and guests in the luxury segment and can become your trusted distribution partners, helping you get more valuable bookings.
All the sites are Rentals United partners, and our customers benefit from fast-tracked applications to list on most of these sites! Want to learn more about how listing on luxury channels can help you maximise bookings and revenue?
Top 13 Luxury Vacation Rental Channels
If you’re in the luxury space, here are 13 channels you should consider listing on in 2023.
1. Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Homes & Villas by Marriott International is a curated offering of vacation rentals by one of the world’s oldest hotel chains. It brings together Marriott International’s 92 years of hospitality experience and the local expertise of select property management companies.
They guarantee that their vacation homes are serviced at the same standard as Marriott hotel rooms. Properties listed on the website are rigorously vetted before being accepted into the program.
By listing your property on Homes & Villas by Marriott International, you can get access to discerning travellers including 133+ million Marriott Bonvoy travel loyalty programme members.
Rentals United was the first European channel manager to connect to Homes & Villas by Marriott International
– with us, you can list your properties quickly and effortlessly.
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Plum Guide is “the official selection of the world’s best vacation homes – the answer to ‘what home should I book?’”.
They may not be for everyone (they only accept the best homes at each price point), but if you have high-quality homes, they can help you grow your business by connecting you with discerning travellers who do not use mainstream OTAs to search for accommodation.
Thanks to their high standards, rigorous curation process, and discerning audience, occupancy and bookings from Plum Guide are incremental.
It’s not easy to get listed on Plum Guide – homes need to pass the 150-point Plum Test. But those that do get access to a new customer base and an increase in high-value bookings.
Rentals United can help you fast-track through the application process.
Top destinations: US, UK, France
3. Top Villas
Top Villas is a global leader in luxury villa rentals. With more than 4,000 luxury villas in over 50 popular travel destinations and 20 years of experience in the luxury villa rental market, Top Villas is known as one of the best villa rental agents in the world.
The listing site offers handpicked luxury vacation homes, townhouses, condos and private properties both in urban destinations and remote leisure locations. Its most popular destinations include Orlando, Miami, St Tropez, the Caribbean, Asia, and beyond.
Guests come to Top Villas for the best service and rates, and property managers for visibility and increased returns.
Top destinations: US, UK, Canada
TravelStaytion enables owners and managers to deliver exceptional travel experiences to their guests. Their portfolio is a curated collection of exquisite homes, offered by a community of professional property owners and managers who share their high standards of hospitality and operate through the guidelines they set out.
Since 2012, they are transforming the holiday rental journey by offering a series of customisable programmes that support property owners and managers in delivering the very best guest experience. Using their expertise they have developed a number of tools, protocols and standards to assist in delivering first class accommodation experiences.
With more than 90,000 properties in more than 700 destinations worldwide, TravelStaytion has established itself as a global authority in the industry. Their commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of their operations, making them a trusted partner for property owners and managers seeking to elevate their offerings.
Top destinations: Italy, UK, USA, France, Greece, Spain
5. Smiling House
Smiling House boasts a network of luxury properties, located in the most breathtaking destinations of the world.
From chalets, villas, mansions, and palatial castles, the brand’s property portfolio serves travellers looking for extraordinary experiences.
With just one click on Smiling House’s main booking website, affluent travellers could be viewing getaways in the snowy Alps of Switzerland to the white sands of Greece. As such, Smiling House is the only platform to match travellers with vacations that are led by ‘experience’ – and are immersed in unparalleled luxury.
Thanks to years of experience in the luxury property landscape, Smiling House has also established an innovative B2B division within the company. Here, property owners are invited to list their accommodation with Smiling House and connect to a community of luxury travellers, concierge companies, travel agents, and travel designers.
Top destinations: Switzerland, Greece, St Barts
Villa Finder is the market leader in luxury villa rentals in the Asia-Pacific region. Its portfolio consists of more than 2,000 handpicked villas in 14 countries.
The luxury vacation rental site’s top destinations include Bali, Phuket, Koh Samui, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Niseko, as well as European destinations like Italy and France.
Villa Finder stands out for its competitive prices and top-of-the-line concierge services. It helps property managers increase their profits through a seamless distribution solution.
Top destinations: Indonesia, Thailand, Spain
7. Kid and Coe
Kid & Coe makes travel with children easy by combining luxury with kid-friendly amenities.
Kid & Coe handpicks every one of its 1,000+ rentals in over 50 destinations around the world. They work with carefully-chosen partners who provide family-focused services, such as baby equipment rental and itineraries, to help families make the best of their stay.
Properties in the Kid & Coe Select programme are even visited and checked by the company’s team to guarantee their suitability for families travelling with kids.
For property managers, Kid & Coe offers a great chance to market to travelling families and expand their rentals’ visibility.
Top destinations: US, Italy, France
8. The Quintess Collection
Quintess Collection is a luxury destination club offering a curated collection of the world’s best ultra-luxury homes. They specialise in catering to guests who don’t use mainstream platforms to book vacation rentals.
The Quintess Collection offers over 200 luxurious properties in over 70 sought-after destinations. Each vacation rental is handpicked and vetted to make sure it meets the quality standards and overall value Quintess Collection members expect.
The luxury vacation club’s clientele is wealthy individuals who earn more, spend more, and travel more than the average guest. The Quintess Collection provides them with personalised experiences, personal service, and attention to detail that’s second to none.
The Quintess Collection’s most-booked destinations include beach locations and mountain resorts as well as US and European cities, with an average daily rate of $4,000 USD.
Top destinations: US
9. One fine Stay
onefinestay is one of the leading luxury channels and was recently acquired by Accor (a french multinational hospitality company), they are committed to building a truly curated hospitality experience for its guests across its 4,500 homes, villas, and chalets around the world.
As a property manager getting listed on onefinestay, you will have access to a community of vetted, high-net-worth guests from the US, UK, and Europe, including 85 million Accor ALL loyalty members.
Exceptional service is the onefinestay’s speciality, meaning the selection process is vigorous. Each property must pass through a detailed personal inspection to ensure the best possible tailored experience for clients.
Top destinations: Caribbean, UK, Mexico, Los Angeles
UK-based Retreatmi is a “healthy adventure hub” where guests can book wellness retreats and eco-friendly vacation rentals surrounded by stunning nature.
The innovative new platform is helping health-conscious travellers enjoy a wide range of wellness activities – from yoga, pilates, and meditation to hiking, cycling, and more.
Guests can create their own customised wellness holidays by choosing their property, desired activities, dietary requirements, and desired mode of transport.
Top destinations: Asia, UK
11. All Luxury Apartments
All Luxury Apartments is a family-owned business with over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. They provide a concierge service to help their guests book high-quality homes in prestigious and elegant destinations.
They have strong relationships with their customer base, which includes high-profile and corporate travelers, VIPs, and Diplomats.
Guests can book the best vacation rentals for long and short-term stays in coveted such as New York, LA, Paris, and London. All Luxury Apartments also provides travel guides, relocation guides, and online contact to help guests get a more local experience.
Top destinations: UK, US, France
StayOne is a luxury travel platform offering a hand-picked selection of the “top One percent” of vacation homes in the world.
High net-worth travellers use StayOne to book the finest homes in the world for once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive travel experiences.
StayOne provides a high-touch, personalised service that includes vetting all guests in advance to give property managers and homeowners complete peace of mind.
If you list on the channel your properties could be marketed through their newsletter and social media channels, or receive a mention in premium travel publications like Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller, and Luxury Travel Magazine.
Top destinations: Europe, Asia, Caribbean
13. Oliver’s Travels
Oliver’s Travels is a listing site that “does not do ordinary,” and their selection of luxury villas and extraordinary homes are bursting with character.
The company only lists the top 2% of vacation rentals after they’ve been reviewed by their team of experts.
What’s more, they are currently working with TreememberMe to help guests offset their carbon emissions by planting trees in their name. Get listed with them to reach discerning luxury travellers who value sustainability and responsible travel.
Top destinations: UK, France, Italy, and more
Villaway offers a selection of luxury private villas which are professionally inspected and managed.
Guests can arrange concierge services like personal meet and greets, property tours, airport pickup, home chefs and catering, and even private jet and yacht charters.
Property managers listing on Villaway can increase their income and offer guests once-in-a-lifetime luxury experiences.
Top destinations: Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Maui, Riviera Maya, Cabo, Tulum
Do you want to attract more bookings from luxury travellers? Rentals United has the best collection of luxury channels on the market. Discover how to boost your bookings and income with our channel manager.
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