Connecting your Guesty listings to Google Vacation Rentals

You can publish your Guesty listings to Google Vacation Rentals (Google VR) without any commission or referral costs, and enjoy more exposure and direct bookings. Once your Guesty account is connected to Google VR, you can publish listings at any time, and the content will be synced across the platforms. When connecting new listings to Google VR, your listings may be in "Pending" status for up to 3 weeks while Google verifies your listings' components. After 3 weeks, you can search for your listing in Google. In case the listings are "Pending" for longer than three weeks, please contact us. Learn about the connection statuses and basic troubleshooting.
After connecting, Google will sync the listing's data from Guesty every 2-3 days. Learn where you should manage your Google VR listings, reservations, and guest communication after connecting.

Before you begin

Keep in mind the following prerequisites and limitations before connecting to Google VR.

  • Google Hotels is a different platform than Google VR, dedicated to hotel-type properties. Guesty partners exclusively with Google Vacation Rentals. If your listing is classified as hotel-like, it will be published in Google Hotels, and you won’t be able to manage it via Guesty. Ensure that your listing is published to Google VR by following these guidelines.
  • This is a premium distribution channel which carries an additional cost. The price is $4 USD per listing.
    • Payment will begin once the listing is fully connected
    • If you'd like to connect with Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy as well, the combined price per listing is $6 USD. 
    • If you have a Guesty Advanced Website, the subscription to Google VR is free.
    • Users with more than 50 listings are entitled to various discounts. For more details, please see our terms and conditions.
  • Your property must provide a furnished space that’s private to the guest who’s renting it.
  • A vacation rental must accept short-term, overnight reservations and be managed and cleaned between stays. 
  • Only entire homes or apartments can be synced to Google. Shared rooms and private rooms are not accepted.
  • Your property needs to match one of the vacation rental categories listed below. See their definitions in Google
    • Apartment
    • Bungalow
    • Cabin
    • Chalet
    • Cottage
    • Gite
    • Holiday village rental
    • House
    • Villa
  • Every listing must have eight photos featured and at least one photo per room in order to be integrated with Google Vacation Rentals. For more information, please refer to Google’s photo recommendations and best practices.
  • Follow Google's Property Listing Feed Components:

Connecting your account and listings

Step by step:

  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. Click Start connecting to Google to begin the integration.
    • It may take 10-15 seconds to load.
  6. Mark the checkboxes to select the Booking Engine(s)/ Booking Engine API(s) 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 you see an orange message "Missing information to connect", check that you have followed all instructions to set up the requirements for Google. Then, try again.
  7. Click Connect listings.
  8. Your listings will be connected to the selected Booking Engines. Click Continue to Google integration dashboard

Once you've finished this setup, you can easily see the status of the listing’s connection. Follow the status changes until you see it was successfully connected.

Publishing listings to multiple Booking Engines

You can only publish listings to one Booking Engine / Booking Engine API. 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 publish a listing to another Booking Engine, remove it from the current Booking Engine first.

Adding additional fees and taxes 

Making changes to a listing after initiating the connection process

Making changes to listings after the connection process was initiated can only be synced to the channel if the listing’s status is either “Failed” or “Connected”. For example, if you finished the connection setup and the listing is in “Pending” status, adding images to the listing in Guesty won’t be synced to Google. Wait for the listing’s connection status to change to "Connected" or "Failed". If the status changed to “Connected”, the added images will be synced to the channel. If the status changes to “Failed” you will need to initiate the connection process again (the photos will be pushed to the channel).

Adding new listings

Any new listings you add to the Booking Engine / Booking Engine API that is connected to Google VR will be added to the Google integration as well.

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

Disconnecting or removing a listing

Disconnecting a Booking Engine

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

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