Connect your account and listings to Google Vacation Rentals

Have more questions? Submit a request

You can publish your Google Vacation Rentals listings to Guesty without any commission or referral costs, and enjoy more exposure and direct bookings. Once your Guesty account is connected to Google Vacation Rentals, you can publish listings at any time, and all the content will be synced across the platforms. Follow the instructions below to connect to Google Vacation Rentals. 

Note:

  • When connecting new listings to Google Vacation Rentals, your listings may be under "Pending" status for up to three weeks while Google verifies your listings' components. In case the listings are "Pending" for longer than three weeks, please contact us
  • Learn about the connection statuses & basic troubleshooting here.

Before you begin

Eligibility 

Connecting your account and listings

Step by step:

  1. Setting up your Booking Engine / Booking Website 
    • If you do not have any Booking Engines/Booking Engine APIs, you must create one in order to connect to Google Vacation Rentals.
    • If you are a Booking Engine user, please make sure your Booking Websites have been upgraded to Guesty Booking Engines.
    • If you are a Booking Engine API user, please make sure your Booking Engine API uses the reservation quote flow endpoints.
    • Booking Engine API users will have to make adjustments to their API in order to connect it to Google.

  2. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  3. In the top navigation bar, click the mode selector and select Growth mode.
  4. Click Distribution.
  5. Click the Google thumbnail.
  6. Click Start connecting to Google to begin the integration.
    • It may take 10-15 seconds to load before the next page appears.
  7. Check the boxes to select the Booking Engines/ Booking Engine APIs you wish to connect.
    • If you need to leave the setup flow to update or create a Booking Engine/Booking Engine API, when you return to the setup you will be led to an empty integration page. Click Add Listings to add a Booking Engine.
    • If your Booking Engines/Booking Engine APIs are not displayed, make sure that they have been updated.
    • Under your Booking Engine APIs, you might see an orange message that says "Missing information to connect". Make sure you have followed all instructions to set up the requirements for Google.
  8. Click Connect listings.
  9. Your listings will be connected to the selected Booking Engines. Click Continue to Google integration dashboard

Once you've created your listing in your Guesty account and requested for it to be published to Google, you can easily see the status of the listing. Follow the status changes until you see it was successfully connected.

Adding additional fees and taxes

  • Once you create an inventory of additional fees for your account or an individual listing, you can choose which fees to apply by default to Google. Learn more.
  • Any tax you set up in Guesty per account or for an individual listing is reflected in Google as long as the source is set to "Booking engine" (case sensitive).

Adding additional listings

Any listings added/removed from a Booking Engine that is connected to Google will automatically be added/removed from the Google integration as well.

Learn how to specify which listings will appear on your Booking Engine/Booking Engine API.

Adding additional listings to multiple Booking Engines

Listings published to more than one Booking Engine/Booking Engine API will be prioritized according to the following:

  • If both Booking Engines were not published to Google at the same time, the one that was published first will take precedence.

  • If a listing is published to both a Booking Engine and a Booking Engine API, the Booking Engine will take precedence.

  • The Booking Engine or Booking Engine API with an earlier creation date will take precedence.

To view which landing page was sent to Google:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click the mode selector and select Growth mode.
  3. Click Distribution.
  4. Click the Google thumbnail.
  5. On your Google Vacation Rentals dashboard under "Connected Booking Engine", you can view the link to the landing page that was sent to Google.

Disconnecting or removing a listing

  • To disconnect a listing from Google Vacation Rentals, please contact us.
  • To completely remove a failed/disconnected listing, you must first remove the listing from the relevant Guesty Booking Engine/ Guesty Booking Website. Should you encounter any issues, please contact us.

Disconnecting a Booking Engine

To disconnect a Booking Engine/ Booking Engine API that was previously connected to Google, please contact us.

Was this article helpful?
1 out of 2 found this helpful