Where should I manage my Google Vacation Rentals listings, reservations and guest communication?

See below where to set and/or manage your Google Vacation Rentals listings, reservations, guest communication, and tools.

We recommend that all actions be managed via Guesty unless otherwise indicated.

Note:

  • Google Vacation Rentals syncs the listing's data from Guesty every 2-3 days every week
  • If mentioned to manage a certain action in Guesty, any updates will be synced with the channel
  • The source of any reservations received via Google Vacation Rentals will be the Guesty Booking Engine. Learn here how to differentiate between reservations received via Google and the Booking Engine.
Action Where to manage it

Set basic fees (cleaning fee, extra person fee)

In Guesty.

Any markups, promotions, rate plans, basic and additional fees, or taxes applied to your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API will apply to your Google Vacation Rentals integration, too.

Set additional fees & charges

In Guesty.

Any markups, promotions, rate plans, basic and additional fees, or taxes that can be applied to your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API will apply to your Google Vacation Rentals integration, too.

See here the full list of additional fees being synced with Google Vacation Rentals.

Tip: You can choose which additional fees to apply by default to Google. Learn more.

Set your cancelation policies/rate plans

In Guesty.

All of Guesty's cancellation policies or rate plans used for Online booking solutions will apply to the Google integration as well via your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API.

Set up markups/markdowns

In Guesty.

Any markups, promotions, rate plans, basic and additional fees, or taxes applied to your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API will apply to your Google Vacation Rentals integration, too.

Set your check-in/check-out times

In Guesty

Define your tax settings

In Guesty.

Any markups, promotions, rate plans, basic and additional fees, or taxes applied to your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API will apply to your Google Vacation Rentals integration, too.

 

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).

Create new listings

In Guesty.

Single-units and multi-units are supported.

Complexes & sub-units are not supported.

Edit existing listings

In Guesty.

Making changes to listings after the connection process with the channel 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 to a channel, and the listing is in “Pending” status, adding images to the listing in Guesty won’t be synced to the channel. You will need to wait for the listing’s connection status to change to Connected, or Failed.

If the status changed to “Connect”, the 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).

Manage your calendar & availability

In Guesty

Manage instant bookings

In Guesty

Cancel/alter existing reservations

In Guesty

Set the listing’s amenities

In Guesty.

See which amenities are being synced with Google Vacation Rentals here.

Set up workflows (including sending automated messages)

In Guesty.

You can only send Guesty's Inbox messages to your Google Vacation Rentals guests (including Auto-Messages) and receive messages from your guests via their private email addresses.

Manage payments 

In Guesty.

Guest payments are processed via Guesty Booking Engine.

You will not be billed on any failed/disconnected listings.

Manage your guest communication

In Guesty
Including the following:
Emails, comments, special requests, inquiries for reservations, requests to book

Set up your promotions

In Guesty.

Any markups, promotions, rate plans, basic and additional fees, or taxes applied to your Booking Engine or Booking Engine API will apply to your Google Vacation Rentals integration, too.

Reservations' source distribution

In Guesty.

You can create a reservation report and see the source of your reservations. Learn more here.

Adjust the guest invoice

In Guesty

 

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