Many of our guests book through Airbnb. It's a very popular site to find vacation rentals in Kansas and around the world. Airbnb believes that we're doing a pretty good job! So much so, that Lindsborg Vacation Rentals has long been considered an Airbnb Superhost.
So here's what we can do for anyone who wants to list their entire house (not just a room or the basement) on Airbnb:
As an expert and for hosting, we can help new hosts successfully get started on Airbnb.
We are not Airbnb employees and do not work under the direction of Airbnb employees.
We won't, and frankly can't, provide legal or other technical advice.
We respect your privacy and only communicate with those who have agreed to be contacted by us.
In emails and other materials, potential hosts should know that "As an #AirbnbAmbassador, I earn when you become a host."
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Market Street with buskers (sidewalk performers) + Indigo Moo'd, Lindsborg's ice cream emporium + Art at the Red Barn Studio and Swedish costumes at SVAFC + yummy, history-making cookies at 350-Degrees + a chance to burn off its calories at the Coronado Heights Run! See more at Calendar of Events!
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When guests look for a place to stay for a weekend or longer, they often go straight to Airbnb. That's where allof the vacation rentals can be found, right? Sorry, but that's what Airbnb wants guests to believe! That's why so many guests believe that they've stayed in Airbnb's!
Almost all hosts (people who own or manage a vacation rental) list their properties on Airbnb. It's fairly simple to do - that's why there are so many to be found just about everywhere!
Some guests might be surprised to learn that many hosts also list their vacation rental properties on VRBO, Booking.com and many other brand name listing sites.
Most guests may be even more surprised, even shocked, to learn that many hosts list the vacation rental properties on their own websites!
Airbnb Charges Fees of 15%
Airbnb charges its hosts about 15% of their rates to cover this company's costs and to make a profit. Many hosts, including Lindsborg Vacation Rentals increase their rates shown on Airbnb by 15% to cover that extra cost.
But nightly rates cam be 15% lower that the rates on Airbnb, if guests #bookdirect through our website.
#BookDirect is Better, Cheaper and Very Simple
What is #bookdirect? Booking a stay directly with a host is similar to calling the front desk of a motel or B&B. It's a great way to learn what might be happening locally, which restaurants to try and, more importantly, to find out if a better rate might be available.
Airbnb restricts back-and-forth communication on their Message Center. All websites, phone numbers and emails are automatically censored, which is very frustrating for the guests and the hosts!
Use Search Engine to Find Property's Website
By looking at a vacation rental property's webpage, guests can look through pictures, learn about the amenities and note the nightly rates. Guests can also note the name of the property and a picture of the hosts.
To #bookdirect, guests simply note this information from the property's webpage on Airbnb and take the next step: visiting a favorite search engine. By doing so, they may find a unique website for that vacation rental property.
Here are three ways determine whether the host has a website to #bookdirect:
If the vacation rental has a unique property name, search for that name and the city where it's located.
Click on the host's picture. The host's biography might show the name of their business. Then search for that business name again with the city where it is located.
When communicating with the host on Airbnb's Message Center, see if the host refers to their business in a two to four capitalized words, such as "Lindsborg Vacation Rentals." Then search for that business same.
Try these tips and see if they work. It's definitely worth a little more effort. Think of Geico's tagline: "Fifteen minutes could you save 15%."
Note: If a host is listed only on Airbnb, then no other websites will be found.
Spread the Word about #BookDirect
PLEASE forward this newsletter and its "Secrets to Saving $$$ Using Airbnb" to your family, friends and anyone else who wants to save on their next vacation.
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