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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.
- Travellers search for a desired location, find your property and book your home.
- 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.
- Accept the site’s suggestions based on visitors to your listing and your Facebook connections. Invite those individuals to your guest list.
Promote Your Listing!
- Send promotions or newsletters to your guest list.*
- Organize your Guest List into groups.*
- Future feature
Need more privacy? You can create a private listing only available to individuals you select.Learn More
Steps to Hosting with Friends and Guests
Sign Up to Host and Create a Public 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!
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.
Build Your Guest List
What Is a Guest List?
A Guest List is a great way to organize your guests, promote your property and build relationships with guests on your list.
Chat With Your Guests
Guest contact details are shared with hosts so you can get to know each other prior to booking. Ensuring that guests are a good fit for your property is important.
How to Build a Guest List?
Import a list of email addresses and invite guests to your list. Guests need to accept your invite to get on the list.
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.
Owner of the Mangolani Inn, Paia, HI. Lists on VRBO and Airbnb. Big wave surfer on Maui
“I’m thrilled to complement my listings on Airbnb and VRBO. The fresh approach is unlike the many other vacation rental listing websites that claimed they’d bring me more customers...“Public Host
Vacation Home Owner
“Friends and Guests is a site being designed to link hosts and guests in a new way. The best way to match hosts and guests is through…”