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Take advantage of the owner direct vacation rental boom

The boom in seasonal owner direct rentals

Owner direct vacation rentals mean significant savings on agency fees (between 30 and 40% of the rent). In an otherwise morose economic climate, the sector has seen phenomenal growth. Use the opportunity to optimize your rental income and benefit from your customers' confidence.

Increase in demand on MediaVacationRentals since 2005

Increase in demand on MediaVacationRentals since 2005

View testimonials from our customers., European specialist for more than 16 years, specialized in owner direct vacation rentals since 2002, is a renowned market leader in the sector.

No unfair competition from professionals

Some professionals use unfair tactics to artificially lower rental prices:

  • Prices calculated per person, based on maximum occupancy
  • 'Processing fees' not included in price
  • Equipment included as an option
  • etc.

These methods result in unfair competition for for private owners who offer all-inclusive rates. That's why the service is reserved for owner direct rentals only.

Customers loyal to owner direct rentals

Over the past 15 years has built up an ever-growing customer base, with guests enjoying the advantages of owner direct rentals, confident in the site's commitment to high standards.

Maximum efficiency

A million rental inquiries a year!

In 2012, generated a million rental inquiries from our member customers, worth around 250 million euros in rent. The number of rental requests has risen steadily year on year since the site was first launched.

Growth in MediaVacationRentals inquiries since 2005

Growth in MediaVacationRentals inquiries since 2005

International exposure

It's essential to reach foreign customers to avoid the concentration of bookings during school vacation periods. Around 1/3 of inquiries sent to owners who rent their property through come from abroad.

This international demand comes from the network sites and foreign publishing partnerships.

Your listing is translated automatically and free of charge in real time whenever a foreign visitor views it. You can also translate it manually.

Published on the network

The listings are published on:

The listing will also appear on the websites of distribution partners with which the site has trade agreements.

Published by our partners publishes its listings on many partner websites, such as:

Hometogo  Mitula  Likibu  Ya Encontre  Bakeca  OpiTrip  Portaportese also develops partnerships with many other international companies:

Winter-sports  Lonely Planet  So Feminine  Petit Fute  Rental Cars 

Guaranteed results

We guarantee at least a 1000 visits on your listing details page. More information.

Boost your rental income

No commission! You keep all your rental income

Some websites take between 9 and 20% commission from both the owner and the customer, significantly reducing your rental income. takes absolutely NO commission. Listings cost between 109 and 159 US $, and this includes Guaranteed Results, international publication and other services.

Our owner members keep virtually all their rental income.

Fill your calendar through the whole season!

With, you can rent throughout the season thanks to:

  • Very high demand
  • Access to foreign customers to boost your guest rate outside the school vacations
  • Listings published all year round (1/4 of all rental requests are made in low season)

An all-inclusive annual fee

The price is all inclusive and includes wide international coverage (+33 % of requests), the SMS text messaging option, iPhone app, automatic translation of your listing, a mini-site, 3D bird's-eye-view, etc.

Protection against unfair reviews

The risk of guests posting unfair reviews

Reviews posted by the guests about rentals are not always entirely objective. The weather, snow conditions and other external factors that upset vacationers' expectations can impact on their feelings about the rental.

In the event of a clash between the guest and the owner, posting a negative review may be a way for the renter to put pressure on the owner or even to get revenge. Fortunately, this doesn’t happen very often, but it can happen and needs to be taken into account, as once a negative review has been posted it is very difficult or even impossible to delete it. And sometimes just one negative comment is all it takes to drastically reduce the number of rental queries.

MediaVacationRentals protects you against poor or unfair reviews

To avoid poor or unfair reviews being published while protecting and informing potential guests, MediaVacationRentals has introduced the following system:

Negative reviews about the property are not published.

However, they are systematically investigated to check:

  • the review's objectiveness,
  • whether the complaints made about the rental are true or not.

If complaints made about the rental turn out to be based on fact, the rental in question may be subject to a MediaVacationRentals “Quality Information” rider, which may be removed at a later date and at the owner’s request if the problems identified have been corrected.

Your security is our priority

Secure mailbox and protected e-mail address

The internal mailbox means your e-mail address remains secure. It is linked to the ScamSentry™ system that provides an effective solution against spam and fraud.

Security+, a free service to protect your account

The "Security+" service makes it impossible for your account to be hacked, even if your login has been compromised. This service is free.

Regular updates on internet security issues posts regular updates on internet security issues and offers advice on how to surf the web and rent in complete safety.

The extra advantages of MediaVacationRentals

An efficient and fast-response customer service

Our customer service is highly acclaimed by our members:

  • Dedicated e-mail address with automatic identification
  • Fast response (often the same day)
  • 96% of our members say they get a satisfactory answer to their query

Manage your vacation rental via your cell phone

Why lose out on one or several weeks rent when you're on vacation, away for the weekend or just because you're not next to your computer?

Free of charge on

  • An "SMS text message alert" option to get all queries in real time, with the potential guests' contact details
  • A cell phonee version of your management interface to keep you updated on queries, reply to your guests, etc.

Synchronize your calendar with other websites

If you have listings on several vacation rental websites, you can automatically synchronize your MediaVacationRentals bookings calendar with websites that are compatible with Google Calendar, or automatically export your calendar to other sites in iCal format. More information on how to synchronize your calendars.

Sites not compatible with Google Calendar
Sites compatible with Google Calendar

Rent paid directly into your bank account!

From 2015, if you so wish, your guests can pay you directly online by bank card via a secure payment platform, specifically designed for owner direct vacation rentals. The rent will automatically be paid into your bank account and you will be kept informed of confirmations and transactions in real time

Boost your personal website

If you publish a listing for your vacation rental on your own website, you can add the map, the calendar and the 3D bird's-eye view from

Mini website

If you don't have your own website, but would like a stand-alone sales support to send your rental offer to all of your contacts, automatically offers you an independant mini website that includes all your listing features (map, calendar, 3D bird's-eye view, standard contract, etc.). E.g.

Benefit from the the owner community

Would you like to exchange your property in the mountains for a rental next to the ocean, get advice on managing your rental, or find a service provider who can be there for arrivals? Our dedicated private forums give you the chance to discuss all this and more with the owner community.

Data confidentiality

Personal details of owners and renters alike are strictly confidential. They are NEVER published, passed on or sold to a third party.

Page last updated on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:23:19 +0200