• Why host on
    Short Term Stays?

    No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Short Term Stays makes it simple to earn more money and reach 100+ millions of travellers per month across the most popular booking sources to get you more bookings at higher nightly rates.

    Our Popular Booking Sources:

  • You’re in

    With Short Term Stays, you’re in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests. You can set check-in times and handle the process however you like.

  • We’re there at
    every step

    Short Term Stays offers tools, hospitality tips, and dedicated host support for questions and sharing ideas for success.

How to become a Short Term Stays host

  • Import your listing

    It’s free and easy to create a listing on Short Term Stays. Describe your space, how many guests you can accommodate, and add photos.

    Our pricing tool can recommend competitive rates, but what you charge is always up to you.

  • Get new bookings

    Earning more money is easy! We expose your listing to over 100 million travellers per month across the most popular bookings sources to get you more bookings at higher nightly rates. We collect payments from guests and your calendar will be updated automatically on all sources.

  • Get paid

    Short Term Stays secure payment system means you never have to deal with money directly. Guests are charged before arrival, and you are paid automatically after checkout, minus the source commission*.

    You can be paid via PayPal, direct deposit, or international money wire, amongst other ways.

    *Source commissions range from 15-20%.


  • Carey
    EG Suites

    "Short Term Stays has been a tremendous help in making the management of short term rentals easy. Their systems and process free up time consuming administrative tasks such as payments, identity verification and calendar synchronization and allow me to focus on delivering a high quality service for my guests!"

  • Trizzy
    Elite Suites

    "Short Term Stays has expedited the process needed to service my guests. Through their resources, I have been able to provide exceptional customer service and create revenue at the same time."

  • Emmanuel
    Pinnacle Suites

    "Short Term Stays has made my business more efficient and organized, providing us with more time to focus on expanding."

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started
  • What booking sources does STS list on?

    Once signed up with STS, depending on the location of your listing(s), they will be advertised on 30+ booking channels.

    Source Commission Affiliates
    Booking.com 15%

    Booking.com is part of The Priceline Group, the world leader in online travel and related services : Agoda, Priceline.com, Kayak, Rentalcars.com & OpenTable.

    Bookings are instantly confirmed & payment is collected by STS. 
    In the case where a guest provides an invalid card, the booking is held for 24 hours - giving the guest this time to provide payment. If payment is not provided within this timeframe, the booking is cancelled and the inventory is opened up. 

    Expedia 20%

    Expedia Affiliate Network, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Expedia Media Solutions, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Trivago, Egencia, Orbitz, Venere, AirAsiaGo, Wotif, Classic Vacations, Traveldoo, MrJet, eBookers, CheapTickets, eLong, Lastminute.com.au, plus many more.

    Bookings are instantly confirmed & payment of the reservation invoice is confirmed as Paid at this time.
    Guests are required to pay the Security deposit prior to arrival through the STS Portal and the host enforces this. 

  • What booking sources does STS synch with?

    STS can synch calendars with the following sources.

    • flats
    • Airbnb
    • Agoda
    • AsiaRooms
    • AsiaWeb.com
    • Atraveo
    • Automobile Association NZ
    • BedandBreakfast.eu
    • Bedandbreakfastworld
    • Booking.com
    • Bookit!
    • Budgetplaces
    • Expedia
    • Ezibed
    • Feratel
    • Fewo-Direkt Ical
    • Flipkey
    • Guestlink.co.uk
    • Holiday Guide
    • HolidayLettings.co.uk
    • HomeAway/VBRO Ical
    • HomeAway/VBRO XML
    • Hotels.com
    • Hostelbookers
    • Hostelling International
    • Hostelworld
    • Hotelbeds
    • Hotels.com
    • Housetrip
    • iCal export
    • iCal import
    • Jomres
    • Lastminute.com
    • Lastminute.com.au
    • LateRooms.com
    • LateStays.com
    • Orbitz
    • Stayin.town
    • Tablet
    • TradeMe
    • Travelbug
    • Travel.com.au
    • Tripadvisor Instant Booking
    • TripConnect Cost per Click
    • Travelocity
    • Trivago
    • Venere
    • Visit Scotland
    • Wimdu
    • Wotif
    • Zuju
  • Can I set reservation requirements for my guests?

    We provide our hosts with the option to request identification from each guest, confirm each guests expected arrival/departure time and provide the ability for guests to request parking.

  • How do I get paid ?

    The payout method you supplied will be credited the nightly rate plus fees you set less the source commissions. At this time only one payout method can be added per account. All reservations in a given month are paid out based on the invoice closed date. The invoice closed date is 48 hours (2 days) after the check out date. If the the invoice closed date falls within that given month, that reservation will be paid out between the 1st and 5th business day of the following month. It may take some additional time for the money to arrive depending on your payout method.

    We can send money to hosts with these payout methods depending on Country.

    Payout Method Processing Time Additional Fees Currency Details
    PayPal 3-4 hours PayPal withdrawal fees if applicable Local Currency Connect your existing PayPal account
    Bank* Transfer 5-7 business days 22 USD for each transfer to non CAD, USD accounts Local Currency Business day processing only, weekends and banking holidays may cause delays

    *Minimum amount per bank transfer is $100 USD.

  • What fees does STS charge?

    We do not charge our hosts any fees to use our services.

    We collect the nightly rate, fees and security deposits for each reservation, and pay our hosts the rate they set less the commission charged by the source which can range from 15% - 20%. The guest is charged a service charge of 10% to cover our marketing and payment processing fees.