7 months ago . 1 min read

Calendar synchronization with Houfy

If you list your place on Houfy and other websites, you can prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates by syncing your Houfy calendar with your other calendars.

The "correct" way of Synchronizing Calendars: (assuming 3 sites)

  1. EXPORT Airbnb + VRBO and IMPORT into Houfy
  2. EXPORT Houfy + VRBO and IMPORT into Airbnb
  3. EXPORT Airbnb + Houfy and IMPORT into VRBO


TIP: When doing this, keep the browser tabs open.


Step 1) Export Airbnb and VRBO & Import into Houfy

Calendar importing allows you to automatically keep your Houfy calendar up to date with an external calendar that supports the iCalendar format, including Google, Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO.

Log in to Airbnb: Select Host > Calendar (Browser Tab 1)


Select the correct listing and find: Availability Settings



Scroll down and find "Export Calendar"



Copy the link - Make sure you select the whole link..


Open a new Tab on your browser. (Browser Tab 2)

  • Log in to Houfy
  • Click on your profile pic or avatar, top right
  • Go to My Listings on Houfy.com
  • Click Calendar for the listing you want to edit
  • Click on the top-right corner of your calendar view, select Import calendar and paste the Airbnb link.


Open a 3rd tab: Log into VRBO and go to owner dashboard. (Browser Tab 3)

Select property > Manage > Calendar

Click on the up/down arrows > Export Calendar



Click on the top-right corner of your Houfy calendar view, select Import calendar and paste the VRBO link.

NOW YOU HAVE IMPORTED AIRBNB AND VRBO INTO HOUFY

Step 2: EXPORT Houfy + VRBO & IMPORT into Airbnb

  • Copy the export Houfy link (First one) and go to Tab 1: Airbnb > Select "Import" and paste the Houfy link.
  • Copy the export VRBO link from tab 3 and go to tab 1: Airbnb > Select "Import" and paste the VRBO link


Step 3: EXPORT Airbnb + Houfy & IMPORT into VRBO

  • Copy the export Houfy link(First one) and go to Tab 3: VRBO > Select "Import" and past the Houfy link.
  • Copy the export AIRBNB link from tab 1 and go to tab 3: VRBO > Select "Import" and paste the AIRBNB link


06-26-2019 12:16 AM

It appears to me that this an Export/Import process that must be repeated with every calendar change, not actually a sync setup (on-going). Is this correct?

06-27-2019 12:55 PM

Hi Joan, Houfy syncs every 3 hrs, Airbnb 2 hrs, VRBO every 6 HRS. These are programs running. Once you are synced, no further action is needed. At Airbnb and at Houfy you can immediately sync by pressing on the sync button; otherwise you will need to wait until the programs run. Thanks Thijs.

07-31-2019 9:07 PM

I am having an issue getting all my calendars synced

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