You have an apartment that you don’t occupy all year round (if at all) and you would like to make it profitable. Good idea! But where to start? What are the best platforms to put my house up for sale and make the most of it?

Many platforms exist to rent your home. But there are criteria to analyze to choose them: the price (commission, subscription…), the security (secure payment, insurance), the notoriety of the platform…

StyQR has therefore concocted a selection of the best platforms to offer your property for seasonal rental.

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a must-have

Airbnb is undoubtedly the best-known platform for renting accommodation between private individuals. If you choose to post your ads there, you’ll have a great chance of renting your property if it’s attractive and at the right price.

As well as being the most popular, this platform is also one of the cheapest: AirBnb charges a commission of just 3% (known as the “service fee”) to the owner at the time of rental.

Airbnb offers great flexibility, with the option of renting a private or shared room, or the entire accommodation.

The site’s ergonomics make it a pleasure to use, and navigation is simple and intuitive. Putting an ad online is child’s play!

Airbnb’s figures speak for themselves: over 300,000 homes available for rent in France, !

Last but not least, AirBnB is a secure platform, since payment is secure, and the platform includes insurance for both accommodation and travelers, to the tune of €800,000 each.

Homeaway Abritel

its alternative

Abritel Homeaway, a platform also designed across the Atlantic, is AirBnB’s main competitor.
The site is also extremely user-friendly, making navigation simple and fluid.

The pricing policy differs from that of AirBnB, offering two formulas:
– A commission rate of 8% (excl. VAT) on each rental
– Or an annual subscription of €249

Please note that the platform only lets “whole” apartments, so it is not possible to offer rooms for rent. Nor does Abritel offer insurance coverage for owners and tenants.

the best platforms for renting your home


the tourism giant

Booking is one of the world’s most renowned travel sites. Some 1,550,000 overnight stays are booked every day on this platform, making it an undeniable asset in terms of traffic.

However, the site is better known (and more suitable) for hotels and other accommodation professionals. Commissions are high compared to AirBnB or Abritel: 12 to 15%. Finally, the site’s ergonomics sometimes make it difficult to understand.


a desire to travel ?

How about a home exchange? That’s what HomeExchange, the world’s leading home exchange network, offers.

This system allows you to go on vacation at a lower cost and enjoy an enriching experience!

Notable advantage: flexibility. You can keep the “Guest Points” you’ve earned from renting out your home to go away at another time of year if you wish. When it comes to security, HomeExchange offers optional insurance, so that exchanging homes is hassle-free for both host and guest.

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Our advices

These different platforms all have their advantages and disadvantages. If you want a very high occupancy rate for your property, don’t hesitate to combine different rental platforms, but this requires a certain amount of organization to avoid getting tangled up between the different rental dates.

To get the maximum number of bookings, you can also read our tips on this article.

Finally, to welcome your guests in the best possible conditions, StyQR allows you to
create your own free digital welcome booklet
which will centralize all the useful information about your accommodation (wifi, digicodes, useful numbers, your instructions for the accommodation, good addresses nearby…). Your customers can easily access your welcome booklet by scanning a dedicated QR code with their smartphone. This QR code is shaped to fit perfectly into your environment, for example in the form of a photo frame.

Create your booklet