Discover the best vacation rental podcasts for homeowners. Learn from industry experts, stay updated on trends, and find tips to enhance your rental business.

As a property manager, you're bombarded daily with information about how to run a successful vacation rental business. From articles to social media posts an forums to Facebook Groups, finding the golden ratio between the best and worst practices can be tricky. So why not get it directly from the experts?

Vacation rental podcasts have emerged in the industry in the last decade, aiming to share knowledge about short-term rental success. Whether you're just getting started as a homeowner or you've been in the market for a while, there's always something new to learn.

Instead of testing the waters yourself, learn from the mistakes and experiences of others and avoid common pitfalls. The short-term rental community has much to offer if you spare an ear. In this article, we've rounded our top vacation rental podcast suggestions to get your wheels turning. Let's dive in!

Top Vacation Rental Podcasts for Short-term Rental Hosts

1. No Vacancy

What would you give to learn the best-kept industry secrets from a 17x Superhost and Airbnb coach? Natalie Palmer offers first-hand insights on how to streamline operations, increase bookings, and make your short-term rental business work for you and your lifestyle (not the other way around). As a stay-at-home mum managing 8 properties remotely, it's safe to say she knows her craft!

2. Thanks for Visiting

Learn from the 8-year experience of 2 Airbnb Superhosts who operate a 5-star cash-flowing asset. Glimpse the behind-the-scenes of running a successful short-term rental business and creative ways to stand out from the competition and host with the heart. Whether you're a newbie or an industry pro, Annette and Sarah will be your BFFs in your journey to profit.

3. No BS Short-term Rental Podcast

Want to learn the latest news in the vacation rental industry? Co-hosts John Stokinger and Mateo Bradford share insights about the global short-term rental space along with effective property management techniques. Using real-life scenarios, they share actionable tips on handling challenging guest situations and reaching success faster. Through their vacation rental podcast, they make space for industry experts to share their knowledge, giving their audience an honest take on the industry.

4. Short-term Rental Secrets Podcast

Real estate and Airbnb coaches Mike Sjogren and Emanuele Pani share their experience in launching, automating, and scaling a short-term rental business. Mike's background as an investor and entrepreneur and Emanuele's 12 years of experience managing over 50 rentals make for a dynamic duo. Their vacation rental podcast focuses on financial advice and investment tips for aspiring property managers.

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5. Vacation Rental Success Podcast

Heather Bayer is CEO of a top cottage rentals agency, the successful author of "Renting Your Recreational Property for Profit", and a famous blogger. In her podcast, she pours all the knowledge from her years of experience, covering topics such as spotting a good investment property, marketing your Airbnb, and niching down. She also covers interior design and guest experience while occasionally hosting other heavyweight names in the industry.

6. The Hosting Journey

Evelyn Badia has an interesting story to share. After getting fired in 2010 due to the recession, she developed her successful business with only two short-term rentals, generating six figures consistently. Keeping things uncomplicated, in her vacation rental podcast, you'll learn how to offer the best hosting experience your guests will rave about. Evelyn addresses all the challenges you might face as a short-term rental host, encouraging you to stick to it and find your path to success.

7. Slick Talk: the Hospitality Podcast

Want to shortcut your way to hospitality mastery? Slick Talk is a vacation rental podcast by Wil Slickers, hosting interviews with big names in the industry. Learn the tricks of the trade from prominent founders and understand how you, as a host, can skyrocket the guest experience. Wil touches a broad spectrum of hospitality, including short-term rentals, hotels, and restaurants, as well as smart technology tools that make your life easier.

8. BNB-boss

Michelle Russell is an expert in both short-term and long-term rentals for corporate or vacation stays. With decades of expertise, she brings her juicy insights into her vacation rental podcast to educate her audience without the extra fluff. Her knowledge of real estate investment properties will give you a competitive edge, helping you figure out what to buy and when, as well as market trends you need to be aware of.

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9. Get Paid for Your Pad

Jasper Ribbers has been a leading Airbnb host since 2012, when he rented his apartment via Airbnb. His partner, Eric Moeller, has been the CEO of "Overnight Success", Airbnb property manager, and real estate investor for over 7 years. Together, they bring a breath of fresh air to their podcast, educating hosts worldwide with their real-life experiences. With over 600 episodes, Get Paid for Your Pad is one of the most popular podcasts in the hospitality industry and a go-to resource for all aspiring hosts.

10. STR Unfiltered

Bill Faeth is a serial real estate investor and host who initially started his journey in long-term rentals. However, he shifted his focus after seeing his friends earning higher profits from short-term rentals. He now teaches other hosts how to scale their businesses and navigate the nitty-gritty of legal and regulatory requirements. His podcast is all about actionable insights on financial strategy and wealth without sugarcoating.

11. Vacation Rental Revolution Podcast

Want to know the difference between conventional short-term rentals and unique lifestyle investments? Real estate expert Shawn Moore from Vodyssey leverages his 20 years of industry experience to show you how to acquire, price, and manage your vacation rentals. With expert interviews on an array of topics, he helps vacation rental businesses juggle the legal and financial aspects of expanding their portfolio.

12. Sarah and T

Imagine having to manage more than 550 rentals! Sarah Bradford and Tim Cafferty have been there and done that. Their impressive portfolios and years of expertise inspired them to create their vacation rental podcast dedicated solely to the professional vacation rental manager. Their topics cover all about improving business operations and finding a work-life balance. It's a must-have in your podcast playlist!

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13. Vacation Rental Machine

Hosted by Jon Bell and Julian Sage, the Vacation Rental Machine will teach you how to start and scale your vacation rental business. With bite-sized 4 to 14-minute episodes, it's great to listen to during breakfast, on the bus, or while dropping your kids at school, as it'll show you tips and hacks to make your short-term rental life easier. Topics cover the use of technology to automate tedious admin tasks and strategies to achieve financial freedom.

14. Live Let Thrive

Want to learn more about rental arbitrage? Steven Suarez and Myka Artis combined their passion for real estate to create this treasure trove of insights for hosts. The podcast offers a holistic view of property acquisition and daily operations to help listeners build a profitable business. If you're looking for allies in navigating the intricate waters of short-term rentals, Live Let Thrive is a must-listen in your library.

15. Boostly

Looking for ways to increase your direct bookings? Boostly's podcast educates innovative vacation rental professionals on how to operate a direct booking business without middlemen. The host, Mark Simpson, shares easily digestible advice for homeowners tired of sharing their profits with large OTAs. His tools and tactics can prove beneficial to regaining control of your business and keeping your revenue in your pockets. Go give it a listen!

16. Alex & Annie: the Real Women of Vacation Rentals

We love a good girl boss podcast talking about anything and everything short-term related. Annie Holcombe, Director of Business Development US & Canada for Homes and Villas by Marriott International, and Alex Husner, Chief Marketing Officer for Casago, have a combined 35 years of expertise in the hospitality industry. Their goal? Showcase the importance of women supporting women in the rental space and highlight the people and brands that make the short-term rental market the giant it is today.

17. Behind the Stays

Behind the Stays is a unique podcast for newbies in the short-term rental industry looking for inspiration on their first steps. It sheds light on real stories of people who created top-notch rentals around the globe, how they started, and the difficulties they faced. From single mums to retired flight attendants, learn how these hosts built bohemian bungalows on the beach or chic cabins in the woods. The host, Zach Busekrus, does fantastic work introducing you to each character and inspiring you to breathe new life into your properties.

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Grow Your Business With Vacation Rental Podcasts

Managing your vacation rentals can be a lonely journey. From juggling day-to-day operations to ensuring guest satisfaction, it's a one-person show that can soon become overwhelming.

Vacation rental podcasts give you access to a community of hosts worldwide who share your struggles and know the market ins and outs. Learn from their mistakes and successes, and take your short-term rental business to the next level.

Hopefully, our curated list of podcasts will give you a good starting point. At Houfy, we're all about sharing the right tools and strategies to streamline your vacation rental success. Create your direct booking website today and gain a competitive edge in the market.

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