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Recreation Host Partnership Program

Launch your short-term rental hosting business with Recreation

Do you have dreams of creating a vacation rental hosting business, but don’t know where to start? 

With our Host Partnership Program, you can get a business plan, technology, training and the tools you need to start to your vacation rental journey.

Start and grow your vacation rental business with Recreation

Hospitality Experts

We use time-tested processes found in some of the best hotels in the world. From cleaning to staffing, guest service to revenue management, our deep roots in hospitality will help you maximize earnings from each property you host. 

Tech Tools

We’ve done the hard work of vetting and partnering with best in class tech providers to build a world-class suite of tools to run your short term rental business. This allows us to streamline your operations so you can hit the ground running. 

Cleaning & Maintenance

Running a successful vacation rental hosting business doesn’t have to be stressful. Our Host Partnership Program comes with full support, which means you get to take care of what matters without the extra hours.

Property Marketing

Our technology stack and processes are built on nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry, ensuring operations are efficient and well run.

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How we work together

As part of our host partnership program you’ll get expert guidance, effective business strategies, a world class tech stack, and access to valuable training tools.

All you have to do is focus on your guests. We’ll handle the rest.

Why Join Our Host Partnership Program?

By starting your hosting business with Recreation’s host partnership program, you’ll get expert resources and guidance including business strategy, access to a world-class tech stack, and training to help you run an effective rental property so you can earn more and do less.

  • Channel management
  • Property and portfolio marketing
  • World-class operations tech stack
  • Support for you and your team
Revenue Management
Revenue Management
  • Rate and revenue strategy
  • Up to the minute market data 
  • Month end owners statements
  • Account reconciliation

The Recreation Host Partnership Program onboarding process

  • Welcome to the program

    You’ll learn about Recreation, how the host partnership program works and how to be a world-class vacation rental host. 

  • Listing creation and management

    Here we’ll discuss getting your listing up and running and how to optimize it for peak performance.

  • Tools and resources

    We’ll show you how the software works and how to access it, plus you’ll get training on our proprietary processes and procedures that will set you up for success.

How does the program work?

When you sign up for the host partnership program, you will be running your own Recreation branded vacation rental listings. They are your properties and your owners, with your own operations staff to handle the day to day, and you’re getting the benefit of Recreation’s systems and processes to optimize your business.

In short, you handle the guests, communicate with your owners and manage your staff. We handle marketing and managing your listing, revenue management, accounting and reconciliation, providing preferred pricing with vendors, training on how to be a top performing host, and the systems and processes to get you there. 

What support and tools does Recreation provide?

We provide members of our host partnership program with a world-class technology stack that we facilitate on your behalf to manage your listing on a day to day basis. We also provide you with training, policies and procedures to set you up with everything you need to be a vacation rental host and take great care of your guests. 

Some of the other support and tools include:

The Recreation brand, channel management, revenue management, exclusive supplier purchasing arrangements with preferential prices on everything you need to run a short term rental business plus dedicated support to help scale and grow your business. 

Are there any start-up fees?

We don’t charge any start up fees but you should expect there to be some costs to set up your business including filing fees to register your company with your state/county, business insurance and any supplies needed for your day to day operation like cleaning and guest supplies. And, as a Host Partner, we’ll help you through all of this and make it as easy as possible.

Do I need to start an LLC or other type of company before signing up for the Recreation Host Partnership Program?

No, it’s not required, but you should speak with a legal expert to determine the best options for your individual needs. Our goal is to provide vacation rental hosts with the tools and support they need to start and grow their business. You could be new to the industry or a veteran with multiple properties looking to optimize their time and operation. 

How do I make money?

As a host, you will earn a percentage commission on every booked room night plus the guest-paid cleaning fee.

Who decides how much to charge for the cleaning fee?

You get to decide how much to charge the guests for the cleaning fee, however, we will work with you to ensure it’s in line with the market, so it’s not too little or too much. 

How do I grow my business with Recreation?

When you join the Host Partnership Program, we will work with you to determine how you want to grow your business. Once we outline your goals, we’ll work on a plan to achieve them. 

Recreation has a criteria for the types of homes that we manage. This ensures that our guests get a consistent experience when they stay with us. We also actively market to homeowners as part of our growth strategy. When a lead comes to us that fits your goals and meets our brand standards, we will work with the homeowner and you to finalize a contract and add it to your hosted portfolio.

What if I already host a property?

First off, congratulations!! That’s great! Because our goal is to streamline and optimize your hosting business, bringing any homes that you currently host for under the program would be our goal. We can discuss the particulars of this during your onboarding into the Host Partnership Program. 

Do my properties need to follow Recreation brand standards?

In short, yes. We have established a set of brand standards that ensures a consistent experience for our guests and that optimizes our operation. These will be shared with you as part of your onboarding when you join the Host Partnership Program.