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Best Vacation Rental Sites for Investors

Vacation property owners have lots of options when it comes to listing their rentals. Here's how the top online marketplaces stack up against each other.


[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Jan 25, 2020 by Matthew DiLallo

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Vacation Rental Website Credit Card Fee Subscription Fee Booking Fee Total Fees Net Annual Rental Revenue
Airbnb $0 $0 $750 $750 $24,250
HomeAway & VRBO (Subscription) $750 $499 $0 $1,249 $23,751
TripAdvisor & FlipKey $750 $0 $750 $1,500 $23,500
HomeAway & VRBO (pay-per-booking) $750 $0 $1,250 $2,000 $23,000
Booking.com $750 $0 $3,750 $4,500 $20,500

Data source: Company websites and author's calculations.

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