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Hospitable case

How enabled this remote rental host to go from strength to strength

As successful hosts of a rental in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, Jason Wolohan and his wife Rachel run their property entirely remotely from Maryland (eight hours’ drive away), without sacrificing attention to detail, great communication, or guest experience. And they do it all with—our tool designed to help hosts do exactly that.
positive cash flow vacation rental

How to Buy a Positive Cash Flow Vacation Rental Home

Earning a positive cash flow from your vacation rental home isn’t a given. You must invest in the right property to start with. Besides, there are other steps you need to follow to achieve better returns from your Airbnb investment. In this article, we’ll be looking at these steps.
Security Deposit

[New Feature] Set an Offline Security Deposit for Airbnb

Recently, Airbnb announced that it no longer offers security deposit collection via the Resolution Center. Instead, hosts can only set security deposits through API-connected software. Now, using your Hospitable account, you can inform your Airbnb guests that a security deposit is required and automate the communication around it as part of the guest’s booking flow.
airbnb expenses

Airbnb Expenses to Keep in Mind if You’re Going to Be a Host

Starting an Airbnb requires investment. But you can only make good investing decisions if you understand your expenses. So how much does it cost to start an Airbnb, keep it running, and ensure you can make money from it? Read this article to find out.
STR financing

Short-Term Rental Financing: Why You Need A Different Approach

Why now is a great time to invest in short-term rentals? What are the financing options available to short-term rental hosts? Why loans for short-term rentals are different and how they work? These and other questions answered.
Airbnb squatters

Airbnb Squatters: How to Spot and Avoid Them?

Airbnb squatters are guests who refuse to leave your rental—can be a huge inconvenience, and in some of the worst cases, they may cause damage hurting your wallet and reputation. Find out which red flags you shouldn’t ignore to avoid dealing with Airbnb squatters that just won’t leave.
Tools for Airbnb Hosts

Tools for Airbnb Hosts: Best Apps to Save Time and Boost Performance

As an Airbnb host, you juggle many responsibilities even if you have only one rental property. Luckily, you don’t need to do everything manually. Let’s look at top tools for Airbnb hosts that can save you time, boost your business efficiency, and give you more freedom to focus on growing your business.
app back online

A Message From Our CEO: Our iOS App is Back Online

Our iOS app hasn’t been available in the App Store since February 19th, 2022. Apple removed it on the grounds that we should implement in-app purchases. After a three-month-long dispute with Apple, we managed to get our iOS app back online.
STR insurance

Choosing Vacation Rental Insurance for your Direct Bookings

Setting up your own direct booking platform is a great way to free yourself from the tyranny of booking platform fees. But what happens when your guests damage your vacation home or injure themselves during a stay? Let's review the top insurance providers out there!
running an airbnb

Running an Airbnb: Tips for Success

If you have available space, running an Airbnb is a great way to make extra money on the side. But having a successful Airbnb isn’t simply listing your rental property and waiting for the bookings to roll in. There’s actually a lot more to it. How does it all work? Here are key things to remember and top tips for turning your property into an Airbnb success story.
types of glamping

RVs, Yurts, Treehouses: What’s the Best Unique Rental to Invest in?

Glamping is a serious trend right now, from pods and yurts to treehouses and more (bed in a bubble anyone?). But faced with so much choice, it can be overwhelming to know whether you should invest in a unique rental at all. And if you do invest, what type of glamping might work best for you as a vacation rental host?
Airbnb FAQ

Airbnb FAQ for New Hosts

Thinking about creating a listing on Airbnb to rent out your property short-term and earn extra income? As an aspiring Airbnb host, it's most likely you have tons of questions about hosting on this well-known platform. In this article, you'll find answers to the most common questions that potential Airbnb hosts may have.
Home Havens case

How Home Havens Scaled from 16 to 160 Units with

Lauren and Aaron Havens are local legends in Utah where they run a short-term rental management business and two motels, and teach others how to set up and manage their own vacation rentals. In this blog, we put the spotlight on Lauren who tells us how Hospitable helped grow her business.
Guest screening

How to Make Guest Screening Part of Your Direct Booking Strategy

While creating a direct booking strategy lets you sidestep OTA fees and rules, it also means going without their profile verification tools and background checks, and significantly increasing the risk of major issues. Faced with such risk, reliable and robust guest screening tools—such as Autohost, which integrates with—are more important than ever.
Vrbo insurance

Vrbo Insurance: a Comprehensive Guide for Hosts

When you list your property on Vrbo, you put someone in charge of taking care of your house or apartment while you are not there. You can't be sure that all your guests will treat your home like their own. In this guide, we'll talk about how Vrbo insurance works.
vacation rental market research

Your Guide to Vacation Rental Market Research

No matter how much you think you know your market, can you ever really guarantee an investment will be successful? Discover how to make informed decisions about where to purchase property and increase your chances of vacation rental investment success with data-driven market research.
Vrbo check-in instructions

Vrbo Check-In Instructions: Making the Process Easier for Guests

Before your guests arrive, you need to provide them with detailed check-in instructions so that they can easily access your property and feel welcome. In this article, you’ll find some tips on creating clear check-in instructions for your Vrbo guests and what information travelers will find most useful.
Vrbo check-out instructions

Vrbo Check-Out Instructions: What to Include?

You should provide your guests with clear Vrbo check-out instructions so that when it's time for them to depart, they know exactly what they need to do before they leave. You will learn what to include in your check-out instructions to help guests understand what is expected from them.

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