Chapter 1

What is FlipKey and How Does It Work?

Going on a vacation and staying in hotels is becoming a thing of the past. Each year, more and more travelers are opting to spend their time away in vacation rentals, booking private properties to enjoy with their friends and family.

FlipKey, a member of the TripAdvisor family, helps you a find a property according to your budget in all parts of the world. The site does not only cater to travelers looking for accommodation in rented homes but also serves owners who are looking to rent their properties.

On the FlipKey vacation rental website, the first thing you will see is a search option. This allows you to enter a location, along with the trip dates you’re looking for, to search for a suitable vacation rental and book it. When you add the location you are visiting and the dates of the visit, you will see listings of all the properties available in that location. There are multiple filters that you can apply to your search on FlipKey to help refine the list of properties that are presented to you.

Listing Your Property on FlipKey

If you are an owner/manager and are looking for ways to attract bookings from guests in various parts of the world, listing on FlipKey is a great option.

In order to advertise on FlipKey, you will first need to create an account and then provide details about your property. Once your property has been listed on the site, guests will easily be able to find it when they search for the location where your property has been listed. After booking and staying in a property, the guest will be able to give feedback in the form of a TripAdvisor review for other users’ benefit.

Popular Destinations

As you continue scrolling down on the site, you come across a list of popular destinations across the world, where you can not only visit, but also find a property for rent, through FlipKey.

These are the locations with thousands of properties to search from, so there’s bound to be something to meet your needs. These properties come with different conditions. Once you select the place you would want to rent, you can get in touch with the homeowner and make payments, along with other necessary formalities.

Top Vacation Rentals Across the Globe

Apart from the popular destinations section, FlipKey also provides a list of top vacation rentals across the world. This list is much longer than the one for popular destinations and showcases some of the best properties available. You can also find a list of featured destinations on the site if you’re looking for some inspiration.

Different Categories of Rentals

There is a wide variety of rental types guests can choose from. Whether you’re searching for a beachside paradise, or up in the mountains with a private pool, there’s bound to be something for you. You can also refine your search by number of bedrooms and bathrooms, whether they allow pets or not and if there is parking available, for example. You can add as many filters to your search, to get access to the most suitable properties for your vacation.

About FlipKey

When you reach the end of the homepage, you will come across FlipKey’s About Us section, which will provide knowledge about all key aspects of the site, like; Management, Affiliates, Terms and Conditions, Flipkey’s customer service etc.

Explore FlipKey Owner Login

For rental homeowners or managers who are having trouble listing their home on the site (or just need some extra help with FlipKey), take a look at our FlipKey Owner Login Guide. This will offer you solutions to all kinds of problems related to owner login, including common problems such as forgotten passwords or how to leave reviews.