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The Best Furniture, Bedding, Decor: What Are STR Hosts’ Must-Haves?

We’ve rounded up our best tips to choose the ultimate supplies for your short-term rental. We’ve considered style, sustainability, function, and safety, as well as durability and affordability too—so it boosts the guest experience, thrills guests with your thoughtfulness, and gives them a great stay, without breaking the bank.
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Vrbo Tips for Owners

Looking to make money on Vrbo as a vacation rental owner? It’s one of the biggest platforms in the industry that features more than 2 million properties across 200 countries. If you want to attract travelers, you should do your best to stand out. Here are effective Vrbo tips for owners to help you do just that.
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Pets or No Pets? The Pros & Cons of Welcoming Furry Guests

Do guests keep on asking if your vacation rental is pet-friendly? If you’ve ever known a pet owner, you’ll know how difficult it can be to go on holiday without the furriest member of the family. We’ve spoken to experienced pet-friendly hosts to get the inside scoop on whether inviting furry guests is worth the hassle.
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Can a Hot Tub Make You Money? Top Amenities According to Hosts

There are over 20 amenity filters on Airbnb, so guests can customize their searches to include almost every detail of their perfect stay. We’ve spoken to real hosts about which amenities they recommend (and which ones they say to avoid). Let’s take a look at their advice.
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Airbnb Marketing Strategy for Hosts

You need to build and implement a consistent Airbnb marketing strategy to set your business apart from the competition and attract more guests. In this blog post, we'll talk about effective marketing techniques that you can use to reach more customers and maximize your bookings.
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Automated Self-Hosting vs Rental Management: Which is More Profitable?

Here’s how to decide if it’s really time for your business to hire a property manager, or whether you can keep things simple, easy, and cost-effective (not to mention getting your life back) by automating everything instead.
airbnb etiquette

Airbnb Etiquette: Top Tips for Hosts

Airbnb etiquette is the set of commonly accepted rules and practices that most users on the platform (hosts and guests) abide by. So what makes good Airbnb etiquette, and how can hosts use it to their benefit? Read on to find out.
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Do Short-Term Rental Hosts Really Need a PMS?

As a busy short-term rental host, you might be tempted to invest in a full-blown property management system (PMS). But you also want to keep things easy. Here’s our guide to figuring out whether you really do need a fancy PMS.
How to prepare for direct bookings

How to Prepare for Direct Bookings (Without Having a Nervous Breakdown)

Get industry insight from short-term rental hosts in this step-by-step guide for taking direct bookings without the stress.
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Airbnb Interior Design Tips to Style Your Property Like a Pro

No matter what type of property you rent out on Airbnb, its interior design has a much bigger impact on bookings than you might think. That’s why here, we offer you some of the best Airbnb interior design tips and ideas for inspiration to help you create a great and memorable listing.
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Airbnb Pictures: Taking Photos for Your Listing

Typically, Airbnb listings with beautiful photos get more views and appear higher in search results. In this guide, we’ll provide you with tips on how to take pictures for a house listing to make a powerful first impression on your potential guests.
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Should You List on Multiple Channels, or Stick to Airbnb?

Hospitable and Rentals United come together with industry insight to help hosts decide whether to list on multiple channels.
Airbnb vs. Renting: Which Option Is Better?

Airbnb vs. Renting: Which Option Is Better?

One of the main discussion points between real estate investors is the debate about whether you should list your property on Airbnb or choose traditional long-term renting. Which strategy is more lucrative and can generate better ROI? Let's discuss the pros and cons of each.
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How to Become an Airbnb Host

If you consider offering up an extra room in your house or would like to put your entire apartment up for a share on Airbnb, this blog is for you. Learn how to become an Airbnb host to have the flexibility to earn extra income and meet new interesting people from all over the world.
vrbo vs airbnb

Vrbo vs. Airbnb: What Is Best for Your Rental?

Airbnb and Vrbo are among the best international vacation rental platforms that have gained popularity among travelers and property owners. Choosing which one would best fit your rental property, or whether you should list it on both, could seem tricky at first. This post will help you get started. in 2021

What Happened with in 2021?—A Message From Our CEO

At, we’ve had quite an eventful year filled with many product updates and company changes. We’ve grown not only in size but also in terms of values and a sense of community. It’s time to wrap up the year and reflect on what we’ve done in the past 12 months.
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Airbnb Ambassador Program: Questions Answered

Airbnb Ambassadors are Superhosts who help property owners worldwide discover the benefits of hosting. Love being a host and want to promote Airbnb to others? In this post, you'll find all the necessary information about how to qualify and become an Airbnb Ambassador.
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Airbnb Bed Bugs Problem: How to Protect Your Rental Space?

Insects and bed bugs are the worst nightmare for any Airbnb host. These annoying little pests find their way into the tiniest nooks and crannies, and they’re incredibly difficult to spot. As a host, you have responsibilities to provide excellent experience to your guests. Read the article to learn how to protect your property from bed bugs and what to do if this misfortune happened to you.

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