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If you have repeat guests or you want to avoid platform fees, you can create a direct booking website without any technical knowledge.
The prices, availability, and listing details will be synced between your website, Airbnb, and all other connected channels in real-time. You can accept online payments via credit card or PayPal and secure the reservations instantly.
If you have your own domain for your business, you can use it for your website or just go for free *.staydirectly.com subdomain.
Understood. But they do pay for this forum from their own pockets with minimal advertising and promotion. Look at 90% of any other Airbnb host’s blog/host tips site and you appreciate this forum all the more.
Uhhh… AirBnB doesn’t really collect security deposits. When I do longer term direct bookings, I collect the deposit by sending them an invoice via Square, or by taking their card on arrival using my phone and my Square card reader.
When you get a reservation from our direct booking website, we store the guest’s credit card in your Stripe account. We have an automated security deposit system, where we put a hold on the guest’s credit card before the check-in and release it after the check-out if no damage is made. Fully automated.