Listing on popular platforms like Airbnb and VRBO is a great way to get exposure and more bookings. But as a vacation rental owner, you might benefit from identifying smaller, more niche listing sites.
These sites have less traffic overall, but they are also less competitive, and the traffic is more targeted and specific. If your property is a good fit for the site, you might find that you’re able to get more bookings.
Here’s a list of sites broken, which we’ve split into two categories: location and interests/values.
By Values & Interests:
Is your property pet-friendly? Good for kids? Close to sporting arenas? If you or your property fits into certain areas of interest, you might benefit from listing on some of the sites below.
Family: Clanventure.com – rentals equipped for babies, toddlers, and kids.
LGBT: MisterBandB.com, GayHomestays.com, ebab.com
Luxury: DreamExoticRentals.com, Boutique-Homes.com, TimeandPlace.com, VillaRental.com
Multiple Niches: NicheEscapes.com – Everything from Eco Tourism to Glamping to Cultural and Historic
Pet-friendly: BringFido.com – How to apply: (https://www.rentalpreneurs.com/bringfido-com-niche-vacation-rental-websites/), PetsWelcome.com, PetsPyjamas.com
Sports: SpringTrainingVacationHomes.com (Sign up: https://www.vacationplacestostay.com/signup/), RentLikeAChampion.com
Find your location: VHRNetwork.com
Pacific Northwest: NorthwestStays.com
Smoky Mountains: SmokyMountains.com, SmokyMountainsbyOwners.com
Cape Code, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket: WeNeedaVacation.com
Florida: EmeraldCoastByOwner.com, 30AHomeRentals.com, FloridaRentalbyOwners.com, Rent30A.com, RentDestinFL.com
Hawaii: HawaiianIslandsVacationRentals.com, HawaiiChee.com
Michigan: GLRBO.com, RentMichiganCabins.com
Montana: RentMontanaCabins.com, VHRDirect.com
North Carolina: CarolinaVacationHomeRentals.com
New York: NewYorkRentalbyOwner.com, RentNewYorkCabins.com
New Jersey: NJBookDirect.com
South Carolina: CarolinaVacationHomeRentals.com
West Virginia: VAVacationRentals.com
Wisconsin: GLRBO.com, RentWisconsinCabins.com