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For the soon to be released HomeAway direct connection, you need to make sure you have the minimum content requirements loaded In ResOnline in order to proceed with the mapping once this connection is released.
Minimum Content Requirements for HomeAway!
In order to be accepted for this connection you need:
1. A minimum of 5 listings. If you have less than 5 listings, you may connect provided that you have approval from
Homeaway team and you are from Australia/APAC region. The exception does not apply to the European region.
2. Each listing must be Self-Contained, preferably with a kitchen
3. Property must be able to take payment for HomeAway bookings
4. Meet the minimum content requirements as outlined below for each of your listings:
Property Name - min 20+ characters
- Property Description - min 400+ characters, but not exceeding 10,000.
Headline – min 20+ characters, but not exceeding 80. This is a brief description that uniquely describes the listing.
Address - address, city, postal code, country
Geo Latitude & Longitude - The Region (chosen based on the longitude and latitude provided). An accurate address and latitude/longitude are required for each property.
Property & unique room descriptions – min 400+ characters
Images – At least 6 images in JPEG format, min 1920 x 1080 - recommended 3840 x 2160 px. Please load your lead in image as your first image. Images should contain photos of the actual listing with bed and bathrooms included.
Property & Room features – min 5+ amenities
Bedrooms & Bathrooms - at least one of each must be specified
Bedrooms & Bathrooms Configurations - Click here on how to setup Bed and Bath Configurations in your ResOnline Account to send to HomeAway
Inventory – At least 12 months of availability data with >30% bookable nights. Updated calendar and rates information must be provided
Cancellation Policy - please select an HomeAway cancellation policy during mapping in ResOnline Distribution
Registration Number – The Registration Number must be specified to HomeAway;( if the property's jurisdiction requires registration).
Rental Agreement PDF – Upload a PDF under ResOnline Property Details - Booking Policies to send HomeAway.(This covers the rental rules and policies to the guest).
Please ensure that you have minimum content entered into all your listings in ResOnline.
Once minimum content is met and listings have been activated in ResOnline. Please contact your HomeAway Account Manager via the Signup process
Please note: Not all properties and/or listings will be accepted by HomeAway and we strongly encourage properties to consider their fit before beginning the application process.