Questions about listing your rental with us

We have assembled the following series of the most frequently asked questions and answers we receive here for your convenience. If your question is left unanswered, feel free to call us.

  1. What does it cost?
  2. Do you offer a guarantee?
  3. Do I need a credit card to sign up?
  4. Do I need to know HTML, or how to design my page?
  5. How do I go about changing and updating my property listing?
  6. Who updates my pages?
  7. How do I add and change photographs to my listing?
  8. Do you charge to update photos or make changes to my listings?
  9. How will I receive inquiries?
  10. May I provide links to other web pages?
  11. What do you do to market your site?
  12. Do you offer an availability calendar?
  13. Are there setup fees?
  14. Are there management or referral fees?
  15. How much traffic does your site get?
  16. What do you mean when you say I can be number 1?
  17. Can I cancel my listing?
  18. Is your site secure?
  19. How will I know if people are looking at my listing?
  20. Who sets and determines the price I charge to rent my property?
  21. Why should I list my vacation property with you and not someone else?
  22. I am already on another site. Why should I list with you, too?

What does it cost?

The standard price for a listing on VacationHomes.com runs is $199($US). However the listings are on sale right now for $169($US) for 12 months (That's just $.46 a day - if you think this is high... click here). We only charge the one fee, there are no hidden charges, no surprises. If you are listing multiple properties, substantial discounts do apply. Contact us with questions about our multiple property discounts. [ return to top ]

Do you offer a guarantee

Yes, if you list your home with us, we guarantee that you will receive paid bookings in excess of 10 times your vacation rentals listing fees during its first year.

If you do not receive 10 times your vacation rental listing fees during its first year, we will extend the listing on VacationHomes.com an additional 6 months. This only applies to listings that are entered into the system after November 8th 2002, and does not apply to bulk or discounted listings. Property must be available for at least 4 months out of the year and the listing must display at least one exterior and one interior photograph. The property must also have a minimum rental period of 14 days or less. This offer does not apply to listings that link to other sites.
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Do I need a credit card to sign up?

No! you do not need to use a credit card to list your vacation property on VacationHomes.com At the time you create your vacation rental listing, if you would prefer to send payment by other means you can check that option, and then mail your payment to us. You can also call us to handle the billing of your listing. However, property listings will not go live on the site or be distributed to our partner sites until your payment has cleared.
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Do I need to know HTML, or how to design a web page?

NO. When you join VacationHomes.com you do not need to know anything more than how to fill out a simple web form. We have gone out of our way to make it easy for you. Once you have provided the information about your vacation rental, we take care of the rest.
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How do I go about changing and updating my property listing?

Simple. Once you have added your property to VacationHomes.com, you may change all aspects of your listing by logging into a secure administration area where you are presented with web based forms that are very similar to those used to create the listing initially. You can change your information as often as you like. Once you are done, your web page and property information will be instantly updated.
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Who updates my pages?

You do! We provide you with a secure web based administration tool which allows you to update the details of your rental such as its availability, description, title, amenities, photographs, your rental policies and terms and we take care of making sure that your listing page gets updated on VacationHomes.com.
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How do I add and change photographs to my listing?

We provide you with a web based photograph administration tool that allows you to upload and update up to six photographs per listing at your leisure. The photograph administration tool allows you to upload your photographs much in the same way you might attach them to an email message. This convenience is provided at no extra charge to you.
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Do you charge to update photos or make changes to my listings?

No, we do not charge for updates to your listings. You are provided with online tools which allow you to easily update your vacation rental listing at your convenience.
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How will I receive inquiries?

Once a potential renter finds your property in our index, and they fill out a simple inquiry form the information will be sent to whichever email address you specify when creating your listing on our system. Further, you can change this email address at your convenience.
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May I provide links to other web pages?

The short answer is yes. There are rules concerning which links are appropriate. Generally, we ask that the link points to another web page which contains more information about the specific property listed. Further, when linking to a site that competes with VacationHomes.com, it is mandatory that you provide a reciprocal link from the linked page.
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What do you do to market your site?

We understand that results are key, to that end we have gone to great lengths to make sure that your vacation rental listings on VacationHomes.com gain the maximum exposure possible, and are always working on improving those results. The following are a couple of the things we do to try and make sure you get the most out of your listings.

  • Paid Search Engine Placement We have partnered with many of the top search engines and directories, to ensure that our site and your listings are given the maximum exposure possible.
  • Search Engine Optimized Web Site. By making sure that our site is optimized for search engine indexing and is overall, search engine friendly, we have been able to achieve phenomenal results with many of the top search engines and indexes on the net. Of course we never rest in trying out best to make sure that our site always accessible, and well placed.

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Do you offer an availability calendar?

Yes we do. There is an availability calendar in which you simply check off the unavailable dates. It is simple and easy to use, and is provided at no extra charge to you. Additionally, it can be linked to from any your other sites!
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Are there setup fees?

No! There are no setup fees for standard listings.
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Are there management or referral fees?

No! There are no management or referral fees. The only fee you are ever charged is the listing fee for your property. There are no hidden charges.
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How much traffic does your site get?

Vacationhomes.com is a high traffic web site that delivers over 30 gigabytes of traffic every month. Traffic however is a relative measure, what counts is the quality of that traffic and we take pride in that the quality of inquiries you receive are just what you are looking for, renters looking to rent your property.
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What do you mean when you say I can be #1 in my city?

Our unique indexing system makes sure that your listing always has a chance at being number one! We do not give preferential treatment to anyone on our site. While some sites stick to a strict alphabetical listing order, or give preferential treatment to particular clients, we make sure that your property has an equal chance at being the first property listed for your area by randomizing the fully completed listings on a daily basis.
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Can I cancel my listing?

Yes, you can cancel your listing on VacationHomes.com Canceling your listing is as easy as logging into the system and checking the option to cancel your property listing. We do not however provide refunds for cancellations.
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Is your site secure?

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our site is secure. In addition to adhering to strict standards in developing our web site with security in mind, we utilize a digital certificate from Thawte, Inc., a leading provider of Internet trust services. When you enter a secure portion of the site (any page that shows your account information), you will see a closed lock or a solid key at the bottom of your browser. If you click on this, a popup window displaying security information will appear. This certificate is a guarantee that your account information is being transmitted in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL), the industry standard 128-bit encryption technology security protocol. This is widely used by the banking industry, as well as major e-commerce sites on the Internet. All of your ordering information is encrypted using this secure server for maximum security. Our site is monitored 24 hours a day.
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How will I know if people are looking at my listing?

Once your vacation rental is in our index and published on the web site, you will know right away how many people are looking at your rental property. We provide you with a real-time page counter that keeps track of all your hits. To view the page counter you will need to log into the web site and select which property you are tracking.

We also store all of your past inquiries for you, which means they are accessible to you anytime, from any computer connected to the Internet.
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Who sets and determines the price I charge to rent my property?

You determine the price you want to charge for which times of the year. Included with every listing is a web based administration tool to assist you in setting your rates.
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Why should I list my vacation property with you and not someone else?

Value, we feel that we offer the best value when it comes to marketing your vacation rental. We have gone to great lengths in making our site as useful to potential renters as it is easy for you the property owner to get up and running. To learn more about why we feel we offer the best value, please click here.
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I am already on another site. Why should I list with you, too?

No one web site can possibly reach 100% of your potential clients. While there are other sites to list your vacation rental property on, we do not feel that the choice needs to be, nor should be exclusive. All vacation rental listing sites have their unique merits and users, so to get the most exposure for your property, it only makes sense to list on more than one.
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