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Accepting Online Credit Card Payments with Your Business

Accepting Online Credit Card Payments with Your Vacation Rental Business


The benefits of accepting online credit card payments with your vacation rental business tremendously outweigh the costs.

INCREASE BOOKINGS by accepting last-minute reservations.

IMPROVE YOUR CASH FLOW: all credit card charges are deposited directly into your personal bank account within 1-3 business days.

CONFIRM BOOKINGS with rental deposits paid by credit card.

SIMPLIFY BANKING: our online reporting tools help you reconcile your monthly statements and reduce the number of trips to the bank.

GET INSTANT APPROVALS: there is no need to wait 10 to 14 days for checks to clear.

SETTLE INCIDENTAL CHARGES to your guest's credit card for any property damages.

AUTOMATICALLY EMAIL payment receipts to guests.

ORGANIZE YOUR RECORDS: All credit card charges are associated with a reservation, so you'll never lose track of a payment.


All credit card merchants charge a convenience fee per transaction, which some may find irritating, even enough to consider not accepting online payments; however, Vacation Rental Desk's booking software allows you to charge guests a convenience fee to cover the costs of offering credit cards. With one click, your credit card booking pays for itself!

Getting Started

You can access and enable credit card convenience fees in the Settings >> Payment Methods area of your Member Dashboard.

If you haven't already signed up for online credit card processing, we highly recommend that you have it available to your guests. It's flexible, easy, and secure, and will improve the experience of both you and your guests.

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Learn More About Accepting Credit Cards for your Vacation Rental Business

You can also email us at if you have further questions or would like to move forward with to start accepting credit cards for your rental business. For more help, also check out the "Credit Card Processing Guide" under "Getting Started" on your Member Dashboard.

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