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If you have an outstanding property you want to rent out for vacations, you have plenty of options. Property owners have more options, such as considering popular services like Airbnb, VRBO, etc. If you are in the Central Oregon area, Village Properties at Sunriver can aid you. Check out our vacation rentals and property management services to get a better idea and understand the pros and cons of Airbnb, VRBO, and more. Here are some pros and cons of hosting your vacation property on these platforms.

VRBO vs. Airbnb

For starters, Airbnb is a home rental service and application to connect customers to short-term vacation property renters. On the other hand, VRBO is short for Vacation Rental By Owner, offering potential guests houses, apartments, condos, villas, and more. Both offer similar services for people looking for vacation rentals or unique vacation homes.

Pros of Hosting on Airbnb or VRBO

  • Ease of use: Both platforms allow users to list a property quickly and easily, as well as upload photos, rates, descriptions, and more.
  • Exposure: Due to the popularity of Airbnb and VRBO, a large pool of people use these apps to find vacation rental properties. 
  • Flexible pricing: You can adjust your rates on the season, demand, and other factors.

Cons of Hosting on Airbnb or VRBO

  • Fees: Both Airbnb and VRBO have fees attached to using their services. 
  • Exposure: While exposure is also a pro of using Airbnb and VRBO, the popularity of these services means you will have to work hard to stand out too.
  • Strict policies: You’ll be at the whim of Airbnb and VRBO policies regarding cancellations, refunds, and other issues.

Reach A Wider Audience

Some of the best advice is to spread the widest net you can. Get as many eyes on your property as possible, so consider working with professional property managers. For those in Central Oregon, this is where Village Properties at Sunriver can help you the most. We will provide you with full-service property management. This means we handle all the hassles, and you can relax and reap the rewards. Some of the things that we can help manage to include the following:

  • Staying Updated with User-Friendly Technology
  • Home Care from Local Professionals
  • Maximize Bookings and Revenue
  • We’ll distribute and manage your listing across the top booking sites
  • Take advantage of a multi-faceted marketing strategy effectively utilizing search engine optimization, organic and paid digital and social media marketing, promotions, and email marketing

Find The Best Fit For Your Property

Since you know the pros and cons of Airbnb, VRBO, and more, you can decide about your vacation rental property. Visit Village Properties at Sunriver for more information about our Crossover Program, see other vacation rentals, the Homeowner Portal, and more. To hear more about our Sunriver and Caldera Springs property management services, contact our Vacations Property Manager, Nicole McClure, at or call directly at 541-749-1268.

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