We have one mission: create the best possible experience for users looking for a vacation rental property.
To do this we believe that:
Listings should be free - this
will attract the most listings and so create one place where a user can find the most complete inventory
of houses. We will never charge for the basic listing of a rental property.
Maps should be the primary way of finding houses - location is what users
care about most.
There should be easy ways to communicate among users and owners to help
narrow down the best rental property.
The community should act as the police force to ensure fraudulent or inaccurate
listings are quickly exposed.
Coordinating among family or groups should be easy so that planning a vacation
together is fun.
The site should be fast and clean - Any ads or promos should be very understated
We hope we have fulfilled our goals above. If you have any suggestions, please fill out the contact us form on this page.
So What's the Catch?
So if this service is free to list on, and you don't have a bunch of ads, why are you doing this?
First off, we're both owners and renters of vacation properties and felt there was a much better
way of listing and finding vacation rentals compared to what is available today. That said, we do
have three business models over time:
At some future point we may sell premium services such as getting properties listed at the top of
search results, or adding premium content (e.g a link to a website or a video). However, basic listings will always be
free to the owner.
We may market certain products and services to owners, agencies and those users who have opted into
receiving marketing materials.
We may provide additional tools or services to our property owners or agencies, such
as credit card processing.
About Our Team
We are both vacation home owners and renters, based in Charlottesville, VA. Over the years, we became frustrated by the
options available to both owners/agencies and renters. Our friends told us to stop complaining and do something about it,
so that is what brought us down the path to RentalSpot.com. We hope you enjoy using the site as much as we enjoyed creating