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How to Host on Friends and Guests
We use social and personal connections to promote your vacation rental and increase your bookings.
- Only guest list members can see full listing details
- Control who sees your listing with privacy options
- Learn more about potential guests through their Facebook profiles.
Build a Guest List!
- Send an email invite to all your past guests.
- Invite Facebook Friends to your Guest List.
- Get Guest List suggestions when someone favorites or views your listing.
Promote Your Home!
- Send promotions or newsletters to your guest list.*
- Organize your Guest List into groups.*
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Steps to Private Hosting With Friends and Guests
Sign Up to Host and Create a Private Listing
What Is a Listing?
A listing helps guests know what your place is like. Fill out a description, upload lots of photos, set your price and house rules. Tip: professional photos get the best results!
What Information Do I Include?
Include full listing details with a description, photos, rates and house rules. A limited preview will be created for your private listing.
What Is a Guest List?
Guest Lists are a great way to control who sees your listing details and promote your property. Guest list members must be invited by the private host. Only Guest List members can see full listing details.
Who Can Book?
Your listing is public so anyone can request to book your home. You still have the opportunity to learn more about a guest prior to accepting any booking.
What Is a Limited Preview?
A limited preview includes only a title, photo and brief description. You can invite individuals to see your limited preview. A limited preview allows you to discover individuals to add to your guest list. Guest list members have full access to your listing.
Who Can See My Information?
Your private listing will be hidden from the public. You control which groups of individuals can see your limited preview. Full access to your listing details is only available to Guest List members.
Build a Private Guest List
What Do Guest List Members See?
Guest List members see full listing details and can book your home.
How Do People Get on My Guest List?
- You can send an email or URL link to friends, family and contacts inviting them to your guest list.
- The Friends and Guests site will also make suggestions of individuals you might like to invite to your Guest List.'
- Individuals must sign up and/or login to Friends and Guests to accept or skip your Guest List invitation
Screen Potential Guests
Private hosts can screen potential guests before sharing any details about the property.
Chat With Your Guests
Guest contact details are shared with hosts so you can get to know each other prior to booking.
Get Set Up
What to Charge
What you charge is up to you. Check your local area for comparable properties.
How You Get Paid
You determine your preferred forms of payment.
Set Up Your Space
Keep your home well-maintained for guest use and provide the essentials.
How Guests Pay
Guests pay you directly.
Clearly outline house rules, expectations and costs for all guests.
You have the flexibility to establish your cancellation policies.
Stories of Our Hosts
We’re focused on relationships and privacy because we believe that vacation rentals are just as much about people as places to go. So, here are stories that inspired us to create Friends and Guests.
Ex-Facebook, Coder and Entrepreneur
“I met Justin when Friends and Guests was just an idea. He told me about his concept of privacy-enabled vacation rentals that leverage social connections, and I told him, ‘I need that!’”.Private Host
Physicist, Surfer, Kiter, and founder of the Pacific Science Institute
“We’ve had a large number of guests come to visit the Pacific Science Institute, also known as PSI. I needed an organized way to collect qualified guest requests and to provide accommodation...“