Have you ever thought about renting out your home while you’re on vacation? Doing so can save you money! It’s never been easier with so many websites available that allow home owners to rent out their property with a click of a button. I compare six vacation rental home sites to find you the best deal below.
Airbnb – Prides itself on offering one-of-a-kind properties in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. Use the mobile Airbnb iPhone app to rent out your home while you’re on the go. Hosts can find out “what’s my place worth,” keep track of the rent schedule, and check out a perspective renter’s profile and reviews. Price to list: FREE
HomeAway.com – Offers a mix of both international and U.S. properties. You’ll find listings for different types of property from a rustic cabin rental in the mountains to a downtown condo rental in a major city. The site features 720,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. Price to List: HomeAway offers five subscription levels based on the amount of exposure you need. The annual cost start at $349 and goes up to $999.
FlipKey – Is relatively new as it went live in 2008 and it’s owned by TripAdvisor. The site is driven by guest reviews. Properties are high-end. If you list your property on FlipKey, it will automatically be listed on TripAdvisor. Price to List: $299.99 for an annual listing or $34.99 for a monthly subscription. There’s a 60-day FREE trail to start.
VRBO.com – Claims over 200,000 listings worldwide – most of which are located in the U.S. You can include a video tour of your home when you list the property. Properties are high-end. Price to list: $349 annually
Craigstlist – Listings are a mix of luxury homes to cabins with decades old furniture. You’ll have to vet the potential renters. Price to list: FREE
VacationHomeRentals.com – Claims to be the largest independent vacation rental site in North America representing more than 13,200 properties in all 50 states and in 89 countries. You’ll find listings for luxury and affordable homes. Price to list: There’s a 30 day FREE trail. $119 per year
The cheapest options are Craigslist and Airbnd!
Have you ever rented out your home? I’d love to hear about your experience! How did you advertise the home? Comment below letting us know if you’ve used other sites!