Creating a website for your short-term rental has never been easier. There are a growing number of website builders designed for vacation rentals, and more and more templates to help you create your own. We’ve compiled a list of the best vacation rental website templates to help you easily create a website for your vacation rental or Airbnb (with or without direct bookings).
This list includes the templates offered by vacation rental website builders, as well as WordPress themes, and templates from other popular website builders like Squarespace and Wix.
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Vacation Rental Website Builder Templates
By far the easiest way to create a vacation rental website is to use a vacation rental website builder. But if you do use one of these vacation rental software platforms, you’ll be limited to their templates. Alternatively, you can create 2 websites, and link to your direct booking website from your main website (for example, you could use Lodgify and Squarespace together).
Before we get into the templates from Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress, here’s a look at the templates offered by some of the best vacation rental website builders.
Lodgify is a vacation rental management software with a built-in website builder. You can choose from 4 different direct booking website templates. Check out these examples of real Lodgify websites to see their templates in action.
This is our favorite Lodgify template. It’s minimal, modern, and features a big hero image to showcase your beautiful photography.
The newly updated Brooklyn 2.0 template has a sidebar menu and a big hero image on the homepage.
The Capucine template has more of a boxed layout. It’s bright and clean, and can put your properties in a good light.
The Tideway template is a sort of cross between a boxed and full-width layout. It features the booking form front and center.
Visit Lodgify.com to learn more.
Uplisting is one of the best comprehensive vacation rental management software platforms on the market. One of their many features is an easy-to-setup direct booking website. They only have one template, and it’s not customizable.
The Uplisting website template is modern, clean, and optimized for bookings. It can act as a standalone website, or you can link to your booking site from another external website, like Squarespace, etc.
Visit Uplisting.io to learn more.
OwnerRez is another comprehensive vacation rental management software. It’s a lower-cost alternative to Uplisting and has a lot of great features for property managers with several properties.
OwnerRez just has one template for their hosted websites. It’s very basic, but it’s clean and organized, and easy to navigate.
Visit OwnerRez.com to learn more.
Other Popular Website Builder Templates
Here are some of the best website templates for vacation rentals from the most popular website builders, Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress. Depending on how you set these up, they can be used for either direct booking or non-booking websites.
Squarespace has a Real Estate & Properties templates category. Here are our favorite templates for vacation rentals from that category (and other categories).
The Colima template is not in the ‘Real Estate & Properties’ category. But remember that the structure and layout are more important than the colors or fonts, which can be easily changed. Just because there’s a picture of a yoga class doesn’t mean you can’t replace it with a picture of your property.
The Suffolk template features a classic design, that’s perfectly laid out for a vacation rental website. It’s similar to the Maple template, which is an older 7.0 template that’s been very popular for vacation rental websites.
Barbosa is a modern take on a property website layout. The bold type and large photography can really make your website stand out.
For more inspiration, check out this list of vacation rental websites built with Squarespace or our post on the best Squarespace vacation rental templates.
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Wix is a popular website builder that has a wide range of themes. They have a ‘Hotels & B&Bs’ category with some great options for vacation rentals.
Check out our full list of the best Wix templates for vacation rentals.
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You can choose a free WordPress theme, or there are some paid options that are designed for vacation rental direct booking websites.
The Booklium theme from MotoPress is one of the most robust vacation rental WordPress themes when paired with the MotoPress Hotel Booking plugin.
The Homey Booking and Rentals WordPress theme is another solid option if you’re looking for a complete package to build a vacation rental WordPress site. You can purchase the Homey theme on the Envato Marketplace.
Check out our post on the best vacation rental WordPress themes.