How to become Vrbo Premier host

Vrbo Premier Host Program: A way to make your business successful

Achieving Premier Host status on Vrbo improves your business results by ensuring that your listings stand out and gain greater exposure.

Explore the details of the Vrbo Premier Host Programme, including the qualifying criteria, the benefits of participating, and practical advice on how to quickly achieve the Premier Host status.

At Beds24, our success is tied to the success of our customers. We’re dedicated to helping hosts increase their annual bookings, earn positive reviews, and achieve top rankings on distribution channels.

A specific goal is to help our customers improve their performance on Vrbo and guide them toward achieving Premier Host status.

What is Vrbo’s Premier Host program and what are the benefits?

Premier Host is a title awarded by Vrbo to exceptional hosts who ensure the best guest experience. This prestigious status not only increases the visibility of your listing but also helps to drive more bookings, ultimately increasing your revenue and business success.

The benefits of being a Premier Host apply to all properties in your account and include – A Premier Host badge, A Premier Host filter, Access to the Boost program* (which improves search rankings), and Priority support* with expedited 24/7 access.

Premier Host is a free, invite-only program that recognizes owners and managers who consistently deliver great traveler experiences. Once you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll automatically be added to the program.

How can you become a Vrbo Premier Host and what are the eligibility criteria?

All property owners and authorized property managers who list and manage through the Vrbo platform at least one vacation or short-term rental property are eligible for selection in the program.

The eligibility to achieve Premier Host status is subject to certain criteria. All listings in your account must achieve the following:

  • An average review rating of 4.4 or higher.
  • A booking acceptance rate of 95% or higher.
  • An owner-initiated cancellation rate of 1% or lower.
  • Have 3 or more Vrbo reviews.
  • Have at least 5 bookings or 60 booked nights.

Unlock the Premier Host status with Beds24 a Preferred Vrbo Connectivity Partner. Our platform equips you with powerful tools designed to improve your performance, rank higher in searches, and ultimately secure more bookings, to secure a successful position as a Premier Host on Vrbo.

These  insights are designed to guide you in getting started and optimizing your path to becoming a distinguished Premier Host on Vrbo.

Manage and boost reviews on Vrbo

Guest reviews are a proven way to get more reviews.

By actively reviewing your guests, you enhance the chance of receiving reciprocal reviews from th

Getting positive reviews from guests improves listing visibility, increases conversion rates, and attracts more bookings, making your property a top choice for guests and increasing the likelihood that they will choose your property over others.

You can increase your reviews and bookings by conveniently writing, managing, and replying to Vrbo guest reviews directly from the Beds24 platform.

Maintain a low owner cancellation rate to protect your ranking on Vrbo

Our Channel Manager keeps your availability up to date, minimising the need for host-initiated cancellations.

Did you know that your ranking is only affected by host-initiated cancellations?

If you receive an offline cancellation from a guest, you can easily mark the cancellation on Beds24 as “canceled by guest” to avoid any negative impact on your cancellation score.

Achieve a high booking acceptance rate

Make your rental property a preferred booking option for guests. By using the Beds24 Channel Manager, you can safely accept instant bookings, which automatically leads to a high booking acceptance rate.

Create a great guest experience

Guests are more likely to book your property when they have a clear preview of what to expect from their stay and experience. Therefore, an accurate, meaningful, and complete description and presentation of your property listing is a key element for a successful guest experience.

The most frequently searched amenities on Vrbo are Kitchen, TV, Wifi, Parking, and Pets. If you provide these, make sure they are added. Also, ensure to include clear and visible photos that represent/reflect what guests can expect.

More information about the Premier Host Program or see detailed terms and conditions:

*(Disclaimer: The Boost program* is still launching on a market-by-market basis.  Priority 24/7 support*  isn’t available yet in Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore.)