Property Features must be configured for the website, VRBO, Airbnb and Booking.com. This is a requirement for the channels and at least seven features must be selected, however, we recommend selecting ALL features that would apply to show up in as many search filters as possible. The features help potential travelers by narrowing down the search results based on the criteria they are looking for.
In addition to applying the features within the Property Assistant, this another screen to select them. If this information has already been populated within the Property Assistant, it will show here as well, and vice versa.
There are 4 pages where the features must be configured:
- General - these apply to the website and some channels
- HomeAway - these feed over to VRBO/HomeAway
- Airbnb - these feed over to Airbnb
- Booking.com (BDC) - these feed over to BDC
To select which features and amenities apply to the property, go to:
- Owners & Homes
- Select either General, HomeAway, or Airbnb
First, select the property from the Property Chooser drop-down:
- The information in each panel reflects the currently selected property
- Each panel can be expanded by clicking the Arrow Icon to the right of each panel.
Beds / Sleeps / Baths / General
In the "General" features, the Beds / Sleeps / Baths /General panel contains a property's size and sleeping arrangement.
The information entered here will appear on the property's website and other reports and correspondence that is sent to guest.
Select the Features
Expand each panel under General, HomeAway, and Airbnb features and select ALL the features that apply.
It is especially important under HomeAway features to specify if the property welcomes children under the "Suitability" panel:
Keep in mind, the more features that are selected, the higher the chances are that the property will appear within different search results, resulting in more bookings! It is highly recommended to carefully look through the features and accurately select them for higher quality listings.
Saving the Features
Once the features are selected, be sure to click the Save button on the bottom right of the page.
Top 25 Global Amenities
Thank you to VRBO for providing the following very informative information: