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Make Guest Experiences Go From Good to Great

Posted on October 18, 2018

These days, when people stay in an Airbnb or any other short-term rental, they expect more than a bed and a few amenities. They expect a more hotel-like experience, but without the impersonal service[...]

Why pay someone to manage your vacation rental when you can do yourself?

Posted on October 4, 2018

A question we regularly get from potential clients – people who own a second home – is something along the lines of  “But why would I pay you and a manager, if I can just do that work myself and make[...]

We’re pausing operations in Switzerland. Here’s why.

Posted on July 16, 2018

Being from there, it made a lot of sense for us to try GoNitely in Switzerland. After all, our own family home in the mountains and the issues we encountered managing it while traveling was the[...]

Direct bookings vs. using OTAs (Airbnb, HomeAway and the like)

Posted on July 10, 2018

Once upon a time, a few guys (and gals, I assume) had a great idea: Let’s create a website that lets people list their homes/rooms so other people can pay to use them. Genius! The result[...]

How to Prepare Your Home So Guests Are Safe and Comfortable

Posted on June 12, 2018

We’ve been short-term rental hosts for nearly two decades. Renting out our home while we’re away helps us afford the travel we love, and it’s worked out well.  That’s partly because we know that[...]

How Much Does Airbnb Charge Guests Vs. Their Competition?

Posted on December 9, 2017

The easiest way to answer the question posed by the title of this post is with a chart. So let's take a look at one:

Booking.com: The New Guy in Town

Posted on November 3, 2017

Do you remember those booking dot yea commercials that used to make you laugh? With 21 years of age, booking.com is one of the oldest and most popular travel sites around. Before getting bought out[...]