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Lodgify is a cloud-based software system designed for vacation rental owners, property managers and bed and breakfast innkeepers. With Lodgify’s software, users can easily build an optimized vacation rental website in multiple languages,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 16 recommendations
MyVR is a cloud-based vacation rental and property management suite designed to meet the needs of landlords, property managers and real-estate professionals. The solution offers reservations management, payment processing, email automation... Read more
Recent recommendations: 16 recommendations
Booking With Ease powered by TripAngle helps property management companies, complexes, and individual owners increase revenue and occupancy through a fully automated cloud based platform. The platform provides smooth, continuous,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 16 recommendations
AirGMS is a vacation rental software that allows hosts to control bookings, guest communications, reviews, prices, reporting. Users are able to operate all Airbnb, HomeAway and Vrbo accounts using a single interface, with access to... Read more
Recent recommendations: 10 recommendations
Streamline Vacation Rental Software is a cloud-based property management solution. It includes tools and resources for managing online booking as well as integrated modules for streamlining owners, housekeeping and the front desk... Read more
Recent recommendations: 8 recommendations
Escapia is a cloud-based vacation rental system that helps vacation rental managers automate property management tasks and online distribution. Key features include accounting tools, lead management, reservations, maintenance, housekeeping,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 4 recommendations
Guesty is an end-to-end solution for short-term property managers looking to save time, increase revenue and grow their businesses. The software allows users to manage listings across multiple channels, such as Airbnb, Booking.com... Read more
Recent recommendations: 3 recommendations
innRoad is a cloud-based property management system designed to meet the needs of hospitality businesses of all sizes including hotels, motels, resorts, B&Bs, lodges and campgrounds. innRoad provides tools to help users manage hospitality... Read more
Recent recommendations: 1 recommendations
VRScheduler is a cloud-based vacation rental solution that serves property managers, vacation rental owners, cleaning companies and hot tub service companies. Key features are a task manager, drag-and-drop scheduler, alerts and notifications,... Read more
CiiRUS is a vacation rental management solution that offers reservation management, quotes, website management, marketing, accounting and reporting features within a suite. The product is available both in cloud-based and on-premise... Read more
Recent recommendations: 6 recommendations
Bookerville is a cloud-based vacation rental management solution that helps property owners with booking management, contact generation, calendar synchronization and channel management. Bookerville’s channel management feature helps... Read more
Kigo is a cloud-based property management solution designed for vacation rental managers. Key features include reservations, calendars, content management, channel manager, marketing and distribution. Kigo’s reservation system allows... Read more
Lodgix is a cloud-based vacation rental solution that provides tools for online booking, guest management and accounting for owners, vacation rental managers and boutique hotels. The Lodgix inquiry system helps customers find answers... Read more
365villas is a cloud-based vacation property management solution for short-stay rental properties. The solution helps users to manage reservations, handle inquiries, coordinate guest communication and track payments. 365villas provides... Read more
WebRezPro is a cloud-based property management solution designed specifically for the hospitality and hotel industry. The solution helps a broad range of hospitality segments including hotels, inns, lodges, cabins, campgrounds, hostels... Read more
Vreasy's property management system helps you manage and grow your vacation rental business with a built in channel manager that has a direct API for the major booking portals, including Airbnb, Booking.com, HomeAway and TripAdvisor... Read more
LiveRez is a cloud-based vacation rental software suite, featuring a property management and central reservation system, customer relationship management (CRM) system, survey and review system, work order system, owner logins, guest... Read more
Avantio is an all-in-one technology service that offers a cloud-based solution for Vacation Rental professional agencies. Avantio is compatible with all operating systems. Avantio offers three key features. An innovative Vacation... Read more
Cloudbeds is a cloud-based hotel management solution suitable for small to midsize hotels, vacation rentals, hostels and B&Bs. Key features include front office management, central reservations, housekeeping management, online booking... Read more
For hotels, condos, resorts and other short-term properties, Easy InnKeeping provides a cloud-based software suite that manages property operations, from reservations to marketing to financials in one single solution. Easy InnKeeping... Read more
If you own property in a hot tourist spot, it’s never been easier to make some extra money by leasing it out as a vacation rental.
Companies such as Airbnb and HomeAway have greatly simplified the process, working as listing services or marketplace brokers for long- and short-term properties. You might use these services to rent your apartment during a local festival or to professionally rent a large number of properties. Either way, vacation rental software can help you manage your properties in a more efficient—and profitable—way.
This buyer’s guide will explain what vacation rental software can do for you. We’ll also examine specific features you should take into consideration when you’re looking for a vacation rental system.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
Vacation rental software helps you manage, maintain and run a short-term rental property. It could be a small apartment in a big city that you rent out a couple of weekends a year, or a lakehouse that you lease throughout the year.
These properties are not hotels or bed-and-breakfasts, which rent out multiple rooms in the same building to multiple guests. Instead, these are discrete units (whether individual buildings or specific apartments within a larger complex) rented out individually.
As such, owners and managers of vacation rental properties face different challenges than hotel managers, and they require a different type of software solution to traditional hotel management software. In fact, vacation rental systems have as much in common with property management software as they do with hotel management systems.
Vacation rental management software combines the most important software functions used by both hotel and property managers. These tools address the specific needs of vacation rental property owners and managers, no matter the size of their portfolio.
Common features found in vacation rental management systems include:
|Booking management||Track who is renting your property during which dates, so you never accidentally double-book or lose a reservation. Maintain a database of previous renters. Some systems will allow you to accept bookings from third-party online travel brokers.|
|Billing and invoicing||Create invoices and collect payment from renters, including deposits for reservations.|
|Generate key documents||Produce rental agreements, marketing/promotional materials and other important documents and emails with customizable templates.|
|Housekeeping and maintenance management||Manage cleaning schedules, so your property stays in good shape. Track maintenance issues to make sure all complaints are taken care of and everything remains up to code.|
|Accounting||More robust systems include accounting and financial functions, including trust accounting—to keep business finances separate from personal accounts—as well as tracking important tax information.|
|Website management||Create a website for your properties that makes it easy to accept online reservations. The reservations will be automatically stored and updated in your booking management module.|
|Calendar||A detailed, customized and automatically updated calendar that tracks all of your bookings and facilities management schedules. You can also set alerts and reminders about important matters that need to be taken care of at specific times, and to send your customers alerts and reminders about their upcoming stay.|
|Interface/integration||Interface with a listing service such as HomeAway, Airbnb, TripAdvisor etc. so you can accept bookings, update your calendar accordingly and keep your listings up-to-date.|
Streamline’s reservations dashboard
Vacation rental software buyers all have one key thing in common—they own a property (or multiple properties) that they’re want to lease out for short-term stays. However, needs vary among buyers, depending on the number of properties owned and the level of independence of the manager.
Most of these buyers will fall into one of the following three categories: