Updated: Jan 21, 2022
These are some of the world's leading listing sites where owners and managers can list their holiday rental accommodation free of charge. Whether you manage an apartment, boat, caravan, cottage, house, room or villa, this list should give you a great starting point in finding the best ways to advertise a holiday let for free across the internet.
These sites include completely free listings, commission-based 'pay-per-booking' models and those offering free trial periods.
HomeAway is owned by Expedia and is one of the world's leading holiday rental website brands with over 2 million properties worldwide. Reach travellers in 190 countries across 50+ dedicated sites.
24/7 support. From global exposure and insurance, to technology, toolkits and advice, you're in safe hands when you list your property with HomeAway. Access straightforward technology, easy-to-use tools, tips, toolkits and resources. Home Away has a simple-to-use platform and app to help you manage your listing. Owners only pay for confirmed bookings on the pay-per-booking model and are free to deactivate your listing when you don't want to rent out your accommodation.
Booking.com is the world’s #1 accommodation site with 1.5 million nights booked every day.
There are over 5.6 million holiday homes, apartments and other unique places to stay on Booking.com located in 128,000 destinations across 227 countries and territories.
Apartments, B&B, boats, cabins, campsites, country houses, guest houses, holiday homes, villas – list any type of property or room. Listing your holiday rental home is 100% free. No long-term contract is required. Instant access to a large global audience. They actively promote your property all year round on Google, Bing and Yahoo. We make sure your place is visible to an international audience, exposing you to the highest possible number of potential bookers. Booking.com partner with airline companies such as KLM, Emirates, American Airlines, Easyjet and much more to promote your property to their customers.
AirBnB is the fastest growing global guest community website for holiday rentals. The platform is on a path to achieve 1 billion guests by 2028. Advertising your rental home is free. No long-term contract is required. Rooms, shared spaces and entire properties are listed under property types as Vacation Rentals, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere". It is the fastest growing global guest community website for holiday rentals.
As a host you are fully in control of availability, prices and house rules. You can set check-in times and handle the process however you like. Airbnb’s secure payment system means you never have to deal with money directly. Guests are charged before arrival, and you are paid automatically after check in, minus a 3% service fee.
All Airbnb travellers must submit a profile photo and verify their phone & email. Hosts can also require an official ID. After the stay both parties are invited to simultaneously write a review about each other. Reviews keep guests accountable for treating hosts and their homes with respect and provide an owner with useful historical information. When you share your space on Airbnb, you’re covered by their $1m Host Guarantee coverage in case property damage occurs and their Host Protection Insurance provides liability coverage for up to $1m for every listing. This is automatically applied to each listing meaning you don’t have to do anything to sign up.
Earn money by renting out your holiday rental, home or spare room on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel community with over 800,000 holiday rentals in over 190 countries. Travellers know TripAdvisor.
340 million monthly unique visitors (on average) use TripAdvisor to plan and book their perfect trip.
Your listing will appear in the 'Holiday Rentals/Vacation Rentals' search tab on TripAdvisor. Some listings will also appear in the 'Hotels and Places to Stay' search depending on other local accommodation on offer. It's free to publish your listing and there is no contract. Commission is just 3%, deducted from your guest's payment. Your listing will automatically appear on their family network of 26 popular holiday rental sites across the world: FlipKey, Holiday Lettings, HouseTrip, Niumba & Vacation Home Rentals.