Running a successful vacation rental business can be lonely and confusing at times. But thanks to social media, you don’t have to figure everything out alone.

Online groups can be a great place to connect with others in the same boat, share your experiences, and learn from your peers. You can also keep up with the latest tools, trends, and news.

In this article, we’ll share some of the best groups on LinkedIn and Facebook for hosts and property managers to connect and share their knowledge.

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  • Vacation Rental Professionals – The Vacation Rentals Group

The Vacation Rental Professionals LinkedIn group creates an environment for open discussions where property managers can chat about their challenges and opportunities in the industry.

The group provides information and peer-to-peer support to strengthen the industry. Members come from around the world, and updates are relevant to the US market and the rest of the globe.

Recommended for:

  • Marketing tips
  • Information about new technology and tools
  • Industry news (acquisitions, funding, tax laws, changes in the regulatory landscape, etc.)

Group owner: Eric Mason
Founded in: 2008
Members: 17,044

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  • Vacation Rental News and Information

Vacation Rental News and Information is a Linkedin group where professionals share news and info about the short-term rental industry.

The group offers news updates and current information, so it’s an excellent place to go if you want to stay up to date with changes in the vacation rental industry worldwide.

Recommended for:

  • Trending news stories 
  • Controversial topics
  • Vacation rental management best practices

Group owner: Emily Thompson
Founded in: 2008
Members: 2,840


  • Vacation Rentals – Owners Only Group

This Facebook group is primarily for homeowners renting their properties as vacation homes.

The Vacation Rentals – Owners Only group is ideal for smaller hosts and private owners rather than property management companies.

Homeowners can talk about their experiences with the group and help each other without involvement from larger companies. 

Recommended for:

  • Connecting with private hosts 
  • Discussing vacation rental issues with other homeowners 

Group owner: Jessica and David Hamack
Founded in: 2018
Members: 3.2K


  • New to Short Term Rentals, Airbnb, and Hosting

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If you are relatively new to vacation rentals, you can join the New to Short Term Rentals group and start building your support network.

The group welcomes vacation rental owners and hosts at any stage. However, its main aim is to help new hosts learn about the industry, build a community and discuss different topics. Owners, hosts, and industry experts weigh in with tips and advice. 

Recommended for:

  • New short-term rental hosts
  • Learning more about Airbnb
  • Insights from peers and industry experts

Founded in: 2017
Members: 12k


  • Holiday Rental Owners Network

Holiday Rental Owners Network is a group for independent holiday homeowners who want to increase bookings for their vacation rental properties, B&Bs, villas, and guest houses.

The group often discusses the pros and cons of listing sites vs direct bookings and provides a supportive network of like-minded people who want to learn more about the vacation rental business.

Hosts can chat, ask questions and get help in a relaxed environment, and learn different strategies to increase bookings. 

Recommended for:

  • Learning strategies to increase your bookings
  • The pros and cons of listing sites vs. direct bookings
  • Chatting with like-minded people and getting support on your business journey

Group owner: Sue Erricker
Founded in: 2017
Members: 1.1K

  • Short Term Rental University

This public group is for all Short Term Rental entrepreneurs, especially those listing on Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO and looking to grow their business through those channels.

Short Term Rental University invites hosts to ask questions and solve problems by sharing ideas and responding positively and constructively.

Recommended for:

  • Hosts interested in learning more about Airbnb, HomeAway and Vrbo
  • Discovering ideas and best practices for business growth
  • Problem-solving

Founded in: 2017
Members: 51,126

  • The Business of Short-Term Rental & Property Management

The Business of Short Term Rental Management group is for vacation rental owners and managers who want to learn more about starting and growing a property management business.

Established business owners and aspiring property managers can join the community and share information. Suppliers can also join the conversation with constructive contributions.

Recommended for:

  • Scaling up your property management business
  • Getting recommendations for suppliers and third parties

Founded in: 2020
Members: 3,604


  • bnbTechStack

For technical advice and tool recommendations, bnbTechStack is the group to join. This specialized Facebook group helps hosts solve technical problems and find the right tools for their short-term rental hosts. 

Hosts can discuss channel managers, property management software, guest message, and more. 

Professionals and experts in the field give tips and advice on different tools. So if you’re wondering which channel manager to choose, or the best way to process your payments – you can bring your questions to the group.

Recommended for:

  • Discussing channel managers, property management software, guest messaging, and guest experience tools
  • Hearing from leading experts in the field of vacation rental tech

Founded in: 2019
Members: 727

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