Publishing or linking a listing to your Vrbo account

Welcome to Guesty’s comprehensive guide on seamlessly publishing or linking your listings from Guesty to Vrbo. This step-by-step manual will assist you in effortlessly connecting your Vrbo account to Guesty and ensuring your listings go live on one of the most popular vacation rental platforms.

Please note that one listing can be published or linked at at time. 

Pro users Lite users

Before you begin

Before starting to publish a listing, review the following essential points to ensure a smooth process.

  • Connect your Vrbo account: Ensure that your Vrbo account is successfully connected to Guesty. Listings can only be published after your Vrbo account is connected.
  • Listing creation: If you have existing listings only on Vrbo, you must create these listings within Guesty before publishing. This ensures all your properties are seamlessly managed within Guesty.
  • Listing status: Confirm that the listing in Guesty is in "Listed" status. This ensures that the listing is ready for publishing and synchronization with Vrbo.
  • Approval timeframe: Understand that Vrbo may take up to 72 hours to approve your listings. During this period, the status will display as "Pending" in Guesty.

  • Review Vrbo requirements: Read through the Checklist for Publishing Listings from Guesty to Vrbo and make any necessary changes before publishing to avoid errors or delays.
  • Multi-Unit Listings: Guesty's connection with Vrbo does not support Multi-Units. If your property is set up as a Multi-Unit in Guesty, you must publish each sub-unit as a separate listing on Vrbo to ensures accurate availability representation. 

Publish listing to Vrbo

Lite users connected to Vrbo before 19 Feb 24
  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Channels and select Vrbo.
  3. To the right of the relevant account, click Publish listing.
  4. From the pop-up, click the listing or listings you want to publish.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Click Add to Channel.

Note your advertisement plan in Vrbo:

  • If you have a default Pay Per Booking (PPB) plan, the listing will automatically become live.
  • If you have a default Pay Per Subscription (PPS) plan, you will need to pay for a subscription for the listing to become live.
  • If you do not have a default plan, the listing will be created under "Preview" and you will have to convert it to PPB or PPS.

Pro users 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 HomeAway/Vrbo thumbnail.
  5. Click the relevant account.
  6. In the top-right corner, click the Vrbo publish listing button
  7. From the drop-down, select the listing. If the listing doesn't appear, type in its title, nickname, or part of the address.

    1. If you want to publish a multi-unit, publish each sub-unit as a separate listing to make sure the listing's availability is reflected correctly in Vrbo.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Follow the flow in the pop-up.
  10. Click Add to Channel.

Note your advertisement plan in Vrbo:

  • If you have a default Pay Per Booking (PPB) plan, the listing will automatically become live.
  • If you have a default Pay Per Subscription (PPS) plan, you will need to pay for a subscription for the listing to become live.
  • If you do not have a default plan, the listing will be created under "Preview" and you will have to convert it to PPB or PPS.

Common issues when publishing a listing to Vrbo

Encounter an error when trying to publish? See this article with details on common issues and how to resolve them.

Optimize listing's performance

Maximize the potential of your listing on Vrbo by implementing proven strategies to enhance visibility and attract more guests. For valuable recommendations and tips, see Improving a Vrbo listing's ranking in search results 

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