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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 13 years has specialized in owner direct vacation rentals since 2002, and is well-known as a 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 10 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:

Your listing is also published on the websites of our publishing partners with whom we have sales agreements, as well as on the iPhone app.

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

  • 3D bird's-eye-view vacation rentals

*After 6 months on our website also develops partnerships with many other international companies:

OLX Skiset Blidoo 

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 for 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 objectiveness of the review,
  • 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

ScamSentry™: a highly effective tool for your protection

ScamSentry™ is a highly effective tool designed to protect owners and renters against internet scams.

Protection against fraudulent messages

ScamSentry™ analyzes messages sent through the site in real time, and blocks any messages detected as fraudulent or spam, following a manual contol process.

A guardian angel protecting your account

Owner accounts on holiday rental websites may be subject to attempts at tampering, often designed to mislead or trick renters. In addition to our usual protective measures (password, secret question), ScamSentry™ analyses and surveys log-ins to your account in real time and signals any abnormal activity.

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 bookings while you're away

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 MediaVacationRentals:

  • An "SMS text message alert" option to get all queries in real time, with the potential guests' contact details
  • An iPhone application to receive requests, answer guests' questions, and manage your calendar even when you're away from home

Synchronize your calendar with other websites

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

Sites not compatible with Google Calendar
Sites compatible with Google Calendar

3D bird's-eye-view of your rental

Is your rental next to a beach or in a spectacular environment? listings benefit from an exclusive 3D bird's-eye-view feature (free option) that showcases the rental setting or location.

Rent paid directly into your bank account!

From 2014, 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

Enhance 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 MediaVacationRentals.

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.

Take advantage of 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 and security

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

Our security system has an anti-phishing filter to protect our customers from scams or spam.

Page last updated on: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:42:23 +0100