Google Vacation Rentals

Direct customers will soon be able to publish their Direct booking sites to Google

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Written by Andrew Schorr
Updated over a week ago

⚠️ The Google Vacation Rentals integration is scheduled to go live in September 2023.

We're super excited for our upcoming integration with Google Vacation Rentals (GVR). If you want to be part of the first batch of properties to go live, follow the instructions to scope your properties below.

Scoping your property sites to Google

Direct Basic and Direct Premium customers who are using a Hospitable site are now able to scope some or all of their properties to be listed with Google Vacation Rentals when the integration goes live. We are working on a solution for custom sites, but that is not available at this moment.

  1. Go to the new Direct Channels page

  2. Check some or all of your properties to scope them to Google

  3. If you have multiple sites, select the site URL you would like to use for each property

  4. Save your changes

You won't see any changes for now. We will begin to sync your sites with Google so they can be reviewed according to their listing requirements.

Requirements to list on Google

  • A Hospitable site and Hospitable sub-domain; no custom sites or domains

  • Full short-term rental properties only; no private rooms, no hotels

  • A Direct payout method

  • A full address

  • A summary of the property

  • At least one amenity

  • Minimum 8 high-resolution photos (recommended 20+)

    • Must include at least one photo of living room, common area, and bathroom

    • Recommended resolution: 1920 x 1080 px

    • Maximum height and width: 4000 px

    • Maximum size: 10 MB

    • File format: JPG, JPEG, PNG, WEBP

    • Orientation: Landscape

    • No watermark or branding should be in the images

    • The image order is auto-generated and cannot be changed

What if I have a custom site or domain?

You will need to spin up a Hospitable site and use a Hospitable sub-domain in order to use GVR. Google has strict requirements for landing page reliability (eg. correct URL, valid SSL certificate) and Hospitable's account would get penalized for sites that don’t work as expected.

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