Channel Manager for Vrbo - Extended features

List and manage your holiday rentals automatically

Use Rentals United Channel Manager to automatically manage your property listings on Vrbo, the global marketplace for vacation rentals. Add new listings following a few easy steps or synchronize your existing ones for automatic update. Our Channel Manager updates any change you make in prices, availability or property information, as well as receives bookings and cancellations from Vrbo. Upgraded to match Vrbo's Guaranteed Pricing model.  

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Benefits of connecting to Vrbo via Rentals United

1.

Preferred Partner

Connection quality recognised as Preferred Partner since 2018

2.

Automatic Update

for rates, availability, photos and property info

3.

Automatic Upload

Complete sync to add new properties effortlessly

Vrbo Channel Manager Features

  • Priority support with Vrbo team
  • Changes will be pulled by Vrbo from Rentals United and displayed after 24 hours
  • Price per night applies for the Vrbo "Price Consistency Connection" (higher ranking)
  • 2-way connection: a booking or a cancellation updates calendars everywhere
  • Possibility to set different down-payment just for Vrbo

Key Info

CategoryVacation rental site
Service Release Date2000
Headquarter LocationAustin, us
Languages supported
N of Rentals United properties connected
Minimum properties required5
WebsiteVisit now
Pricing modelSubscription and Pay-per-Booking
Commission5% of booking subtotal for Pay-per-Booking model
What is syncedRates, Availability, Bookings, Photos, Property Info
Onboarding time2 to 6 weeks
Minimum requirementsMinimum Content Quality required. Contact us for more info
Sites in network
Works best in conjunction withRentals United + Stripe + Beyond Pricing
Stage of your business journeyMarketing & Distribution

How it works

  1. Upload your properties to Rentals United. Add them manually or via PMS / API sync. Go to Services and add Vrbo
  2. Follow the Checklist with detailed instructions. Please note that you need a minimum of 5 properties to connect
  3. TRAINING provided for HomeAway. During the 1st month of contract, you have 3 calls with an Onboarding Specialist 
  4. Vrbo works with Guaranteed pricing and only accept price per night. Make sure you have all extra fees set up in Rentals United
  5. Once the connection is completed, your rates, calendars, bookings and cancellations will update once a day
  6. Get your first booking via Rentals United.
  7. Vrbo will send enquiries to your email where you need to answer. You will also be able to read them in your Rentals United dashboard
  8. Charge the guest's credit card. The details will be saved in Rentals United for 10 days only
  9. Arrange arrival directly with the guests using the Vrbo messaging platform
  10. Vrbo will invoice their commission monthly and email the guest for a review after check-out

Why choose Rentals United

The Rentals United - Vrbo connection is the most robust on the market and always up-to-date with the latest features offered by Vrbo. 

Rental United connection to Vrbo is optimised for conversions, it includes:

  • All key property description details incl.

    • Image captions to accommodate your photos for higher conversion rates

    • 100% amenities and feature values available in Vrbo incl. those related COVID-19 to build traveller trust

    • Bedding composition - to show your guests which bed is in which room

  • Policies, incl.

    • Set channel markup on top of your RNS prices to experiment with different price levels or just cover channel’s commission

    • Choose one of Vrbo’s pre-defined cancellation policies or set up your own custom cancellation policies

    • Define prepayment schedule that fits your business

    • Minimum prior notification - last minute booking prevention

  • Rates and availability

    • 99.9% of Vrbo listings powered by Rentals United are Price Consistent making us the global leader in the channel management category. Price consistency means the guest sees the same price throughout the entire booking process. Price Consistency greatly increases conversion rates.

    • Rentals United utilizes Vrbo’s latest Push Service to ensure your availability and rates are always 100% up to date in the channel. Contrary to typical Vrbo connections where Vrbo updates in 1-4 hourly intervals, the delay between your data in Rentals United and Vrbo remains under 5 minutes.

    • Extensive fee and tax configurations

    • the latest LOS-X suitable to mid and long term booking acceptance

    • Length of stay discounts

    • Changeover dates

    • Minimum stay

  • Reservation processing

    • 100% of Rentals United-powered listings work on Instant bookings

    • Upon request and agreement with Vrbo, we support Inquiries

    • Reservation modification and cancellation directly in Rentals United

FAQ

No, they're not. Some listing sites add their commission on top of the prices you save. These channels want your net rates. Other channels will charge their commission from the prices you save. For the later, you have the possibility to mark your rates up to cover for their commission. We inform you in details how the channels work after you sign-up.