If you've not heard about our Direct Bookings feature or would like to learn more before creating your first site, click here.

Getting Started

  • Click on Direct in your main menu

  • Select +Create new site.

  • Enter what you'd like your hosted subdomain to be in the text field and click next

  • Select what properties you would like included on your site (all is selected by default) and click Next.

  • Taxes configuration not available yet - when it is this is where you will configure the applicable taxes for your properties. For US based properties, we integrate with Avalara to help easily determine the correct taxes. For non-US based properties, you will need to setup your taxes manually.

  • Click Create My Site.

    Note: Once our full feature version of the direct bookings feature is released, you will also be able to setup your Guest Vetting and Insurance, as well as your Payment Processing, during this initial setup.

🎉 You will now be redirected to the Overview section for your direct site

At any point you can navigate here to preview your site before and after it's published, and to view you live your site.

Setting up a custom domain (optional)

If you would like to do this, you will need to set up your DNS records by logging into your domain provider. (This is usually wherever you bought your site from) and find the option to edit your DNS records for the domain. Then you will do the following:

  • On Hospitable.com select Direct > Domain

  • Click Add your own domain button on the top right.

    • To set up a Root Domain (e.g. yourdomain.com)

      • Add (or update) your root @ record:

        • Type: A Record

        • Host: @

        • Value:

        • TTL: Automatic

      • Also add a new CNAME record:

        • Type: CNAME Record

        • Host: www

        • Value: cname.hospitable.rentals

        • TTL: Automatic

    • To setup a subdomain (e.g. something.yourdomain.com)

      • Add a new CNAME record:

        • Type: CNAME Record

        • Host: The subdomain you chose ("something" in the case of something.yourdomain.com)

        • Value: cname.hospitable.rentals

        • TTL: Automatic

Desiging your site

  • Click Design in sub-menu, and then you can:
    Upload your site logo, hero (banner) image, enter a title and subtitle, link to your social accounts, write your 'about us', and enter your footer information.

    Click Save.

  • Select Properties from the sub-menu.

    This is where you can deselect properties you want to exclude from your site, and see if we're experiencing errors pulling any property details.

    Click Save.

  • Select Publish from the sub-menu. Click Publish Now to publish your site live!

Property Details

Our direct sites pull your property details and images from the lead listing of a property. All of your property details and images can be edited in the Property Details section of a property's page. To find this:

  • Select Properties from the main menu

  • Click on the property you wish to edit

  • Select the Details page in the sub-menu

Click here to learn more about optimal image sizes for your property photos and hero images.

Learn more about Direct booking widgets here.

Learn more about Direct booking links here.

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