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Another 6 Free Vacation Rental Websites To Advertise On


This week we are looking at more vacation rental websites where you can advertise your holiday home for free.

If you missed the first 6 that we listed you can see them here;
If you missed the second six that we listed you can see them here;

As we said before, it’s not all about the big guns like Flipkey, Homeaway and VRBO.
Some owners wrote to us mentioning others that were not included in the original list, so here’s some more.

Some are free, some are initially free and some add commission to your own rates.


1. Find your vacation home


1. findyourvacationhome.com

findyourvacationhome

Here’s what they have to say,

“Why list your vacation home?

Online advertising is the most effective way to market your vacation home. Our services are, and will always be, completely FREE, so put away that credit card and watch your bookings increase!”

 


2. LetGuru


2. letguru.com

LetGuru

Ok, it’s not free as they do charge a 3% commission but what’s 3% between friends. I for one would give a 3% discount if anyone asked for one (a booking is a booking)

Here’s what they say,

LetGuru provides all the facilities you need to list, rent and profit from your surplus accommodation.

Earn extra income

Whether you have a spare room, holiday apartment or run a guest house, listing your property on LetGuru is a great way to earn extra cash from your accommodation.

Unbeatable rates

For an exclusive limited period, pay ZERO commission on bookings and just a 3% transaction charge (that’s what it costs us!). Learn more.

Easy to use

Create unlimited property listings, add photos, manage booking calendars and much much more. Comprehensive help and video tutorials means we’re with you every step of the way.”


3. EscapeLets


3. http://www.escapelets.com/en-GB/default.aspx

Escape Lets

Here’s what they say,

  • Free multi-page property listing with up to 10 photos
  • No commission just a comprehensive listing for your property
  • Simple and quick set up in 15 minutes on this website
  • Online availability calendar and location maps
  • Modify your property listing at any time 24/7
  • Receive your bookings direct from renters
  • First class property owner support
  • Targeted marketing and search engine submissions
  • Owners forum to keep in touch with other owners and help improve this service for all

They also say this,

Running an online business however is expensive, therefore EscapeLets.com does offer “Spotlight” and “Featured” listings at a small charge to help cover the hosting and running costs. These listings give owners top placement in searches for their listings and include links on the home and/or Country, Region and District listing pages.


4. Getawaydigs


4. http://www.getawaydigs.com

Getawaydigs.com

Their blurb goes like this,

“A few key points why GetAwayDigs.com is the best place on the internet to advertise your Vacation Rentals:

  • List Vacation Rentals – FREE
  • Post multiple pictures of your Vacation Rental – FREE
  • View statistics to see how often your Vacation Rental ad is being viewed!
  • Receive a personalized link to use in print or other advertising to link Vacationers directly to your Vacation Rental!
  • Benefit from GetAwayDigs.com’s Vacation Rental Advertising!
  • Did we mention the cost? – 100% FREE
  • In addition to listing on www.GetAwayDigs.com for FREE – you can get a FREE 60 day listing on www.FlipKey.com to maximize your listings exposure immediately!”

5. The Fanar


5. http://www.thefanar.com/

The Fanar

Here’s what they offer,

Search results listing

First photo and a brief description showcasing the key selling points of your home

Home description
Unlimited property and region descriptions, plus rental rates table and guestbook

Photo gallery
14 photos  (minimum 4 photos required)

HD large photo display
Holidaymakers can browse your photos in an enlarged high definition format

Video display
Include a video of your home to give holidaymakers an even richer experience of what your home has to offer

Guest reviews
Collect and manage reviews from your guests to validate your home and encourage more bookings

Home Management page
Update, edit and monitor your advert 24/7 wherever you are in the world

Availability calendar
Edit and update your own availability calendar as and when you take bookings

Google™ map
Pin point the exact location of your home with our interactive map

Enquiry form
Holidaymakers will contact you direct by email or phone from your advert enquiry form

Free SMS text message alerts
Get enquiries sent to your phone so you can respond immediately

Their “classic” advert is free for one year and $99 per year after that.

 


6. Presidential Villas


6. http://www.presidentialvillas.com/

Presidential Villas

For those of you with properties in Florida you may well be interested in Presidential villas as they specialize in the area.
They are free to list with but do charge 15% of net bookings.
Here’s some of what they have to say but check out their website for more information or give James a call on ++44 1227 250 053 (he’s very helpful)

  • Listing is free
  • No hidden costs
  • Commission based model
  • Increased sales
  • Increased revenue
  • Credit card guarantee
  • Save on advertising
  • Free advice
  • Risk free
  • Targeted marketing

 


Here’s the vacation rental review takeaway


vacation rental review takeaway

There are plenty of “free to advertise” vacation rental websites out there.
I look at it like this;

  1. I love free. (and so should you)
  2. Times are hard. As I said in the first of these articles, we are all trying to deal with this economic downturn.
  3. The more websites that you advertise on, the more places you can be found.
  4. If you only get one extra booking ~ That’s one extra booking!
  5. It only costs your time. And that’s free too.
  6. What have you got to lose? Nothing, that’s what.
  7. Pick those that suit your needs. What are you waiting for.

If you sign up with Getawaydigs you even get a free listing on Flipkey for 60 days as an extra bonus. How good is that?

Here’s a great tip – Set aside a little time each week (the same time each week) and join one free listing site (build a spreadsheet to keep track of sites joined, dates joined, URL’s, etc).
By this time next year potential guests will be able to find your property in over 50 places


What do you do?


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Are you using any FREE to advertise listings websites?
What’s the best one that you have found?

I would love to hear your views.
Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts.

yours,

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9 thoughts on “Another 6 Free Vacation Rental Websites

  1. Paul says:

    Hi Alan,

    I’ve listed my holiday home on http://www.thefanar.com/ really good one

    thanks

    1. Alan Egan says:

      Thanks,

      Good luck to you Paul, I hope it brings some bookings.
      Please let me know if it does.

      Alan

  2. Tripping.com only works with the top rental providers in the industry (5 more launching in the coming weeks), so all of the free listing sites we work with are the top ones in the industry. Always happy to chat if anyone wants to speak!

  3. Tyler says:

    Alan- I know there are a lot of listing websites out there. A ton of free sites to list on. These sites that you listed above; are they effective? Have you actually received quality leads from them? I’m torn and not sure how I feel with just listing with every free website out there just because it’s free. I would like to get your opinion on why more listing sites are better for a homeowner. Thanks

    1. Alan Egan says:

      Hi Tyler,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      I haven’t used these sites but I have used free sites in the past (I don’t rent any more). It’s a little like the lottery – you have to be in it to win it. These smaller (free) websites do get bookings – that’s a fact – so by listing with them you increase your chances of getting bookings. It’s just a numbers game. The more places that you advertise, the more places you can be found, the more chance of a booking.

  4. Alan Egan says:

    Linda Newton wrote to me and said;

    • Thank you. Mostly, other free websites I’ve found haven’t brought me any inquiries. Only “Back Page” brought me one.

  5. Claus Pedersen says:

    Hi Alan,

    It is free to list on Campaya.com (US) and Campaya.co.uk (Europe), but we charge €2 per booking request you receive.

    Kind regards, Claus

  6. Jane says:

    If your home is in Orlando Florida then try Orlando4Villas, they are commission based company full service, we pay 15% and they do everything for us no work required on our part they have a fanatic system in place for owner s and guest very impressive booking system I know they have been around for a few years now they are certainly the leader in the Orlando market for pay per booking only. Perfect for owners that do not want 2nd job

    1. Alan Egan says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience Jane

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