Advertise Your Vacation Rental on Craigslist

There are several free ways to advertise your leased property for a vacancy. While some sites will charge you to post a rental ad, other sites will allow you to post an ad for free, such as Craigslist. You will have your ad posted in minutes by following a few simple steps and you can begin interviewing and screening prospective tenants for your house.

Although you don’t need an account to build a free classified post, renewing and re-posting it is beneficial to have one. For a free account, sign up. Because Craigslist is structured as a local service, only the area nearest to your holiday rental is posted. It is a breach of their terms of use to post to many geographic regions and may be blocked from the system by your account.


Often fill in the rent, number of bedrooms and square feet, as this is added to your title and used for Craigslist search as filtered criteria. Be sure to highlight your unit’s main features, such as a hot tub, swimming pool, or place near key attractions. Include the detail in the headline if you have a seasonal rental or availability during a famous case.

You don’t want to put all of your data into the listing body, but you need to put enough to create attention and get your call-to-action to be clicked by the customer. Include the basics, a list of top facilities, a brief overview and, most importantly, a link back to your website for more detail (number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, square footage, and location).

When making your ad, you will need to fill out the appropriate blank fields, including the rent number, street address, and property description. Uploading property images is a must because if they can’t see photos of it first, many individuals won’t reach out for an apartment. You may also consider Craigslist Posting Service


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