Managing Airbnb listings through MyVR is easy. Photos, rates, descriptions, etc. are synced with the Airbnb listing, and reservations and inquiries are managed within the MyVR account. Read more about these offerings for Owners and Property Managers.
This article will outline how to add the Airbnb full integration app, get connected for the first time, and add new listings.
Install Airbnb app
Step 1: Log in to MyVR and go to Channels > Full Integration > Select Airbnb App (Owners or PM app) to install.
Step 2: Click "Install Application"
Step 3: Answer survey
Step 4: Agree to install app. Click "I agree"
Step 5: Click Connect to Airbnb.
Step 6: If an Airbnb account already exists, login into Airbnb and accept MyVR connections.
Add new properties
Step 7. Select properties to integrate by toggling switch to "YES" on individual properties. Click Continue.
Step 8: Browsing to the new listing will display a list of health checks related to minimum requirements for listing on Airbnb.
If any errors occur during health check, they can be updated by clicking "fix it." Review the error message and fix accordingly.
Step 9: Fix any error on the property page. To navigate back to Airbnb onboarding, click "Channel Managment" tab in the property.
Step 10: If all validations are passing, check the confirmation checkbox and click "Start syncing."
After the property is added, each new property will need to be mapped to an existing listing or used to create a new listing. MyVR will show "Action required," until the mapping is complete in Airnb.
Step 11: Go to Airbnb.com > Host > Listings > click "MyVR sync"
Quick link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/sync
Step 12: In tab, select one listing at a time.
Step 13: Merge to an existing or new Airbnb listing.
Under "Airbnb Listing," choose an existing Airbnb listing to map to MyVR listing. If a new listing needs to be created, leave as "new listing."
IMPORTANT: The most common mistake when setting up an Airbnb Listing happens during the mapping step in the Airbnb dashboard. If you have an existing listing on Airbnb for the MyVR property you'd like to connect, it's VERY important that you select the Airbnb listing from the dropdown list before clicking publish.
Step 14: Under Sync Settings, choose to sync everything
Step 15: Publish listing
The default on Airbnb is to create a brand new listing. When you get to the mapping step, if you click on "publish" before selecting an existing listing from the drop-down list, Airbnb will create brand new listings for that property potentially resulting in duplicate listings on Airbnb. If a duplicate is created, please contact MyVR support.
We recommend mapping and publishing listings one at a time to avoid duplicates.
After the listing has been mapped, onboarding is complete and your listings will be live and syncing to MyVR.
Add new listings
After onboarding has been completed, account owners can add individual MyVR listings to the already linked Airbnb account.
First, confirm the property is created in MyVR. To learn how to build a property visit Properties Overview.
Step 1: Log in to MyVR and go to Channels > Full Integration > Airbnb (Owners or PM app) > Add Listing(s)
Step 2: Click on "Create New Listing"
Step 3: Validate property and fix any errors. Within the property, users can get back to adding a listing by selecting "channel management."
Step 4: After fixing the issues, go back to the Airbnb app. Complete property upload, by clicking "Start Integration"
Step 5: Complete mapping process