HOW HOSTING WORKS
Sign up to host
Start by creating your listing. It’s like a profile page for your place.
What’s in a listing?
You’ll fill out a description, take and upload photos, and pick a price. Your listing helps guests get a sense of what your place is like.
Who can make a booking
You set the availability and house rules for your listing. Host controls and calendar settings can help make hosting easier.
We’re here to help
From getting your home ready and choosing a price, to understanding your responsibilities under local laws — we’ve got tools and resources for you.
Guests find your listing and they make a booking
You’ll get a reservation confirmation and a message from your guest.
Message your guests
Messaging online and via the app helps you get to know guests and answer any questions.
Plan for check-in
Some hosts meet guests in person to hand over a key, others provide a door code. You choose what works for you.
Welcome your guests
Some hosts offer breakfast, others are more hands-off. How you host is up to you.
Start with the basics
Most hosts clean all the spaces a guest can use, and provide essentials like clean sheets, towels, and toilet paper.
How do guests pay
Govacationshop handles all of the payments—you never have to deal directly with money. Guests get charged before they arrive.
How do you get paid
Some of the ways you can choose to get paid include Paypal, direct deposit, and international money wire. Your payment is automatically sent 24 hours after your guest checks in. Easy.
Earnings and fees
Listing your space on Govacationshop is free. Govacationshop takes a 2 % host service fee on each reservation.
What to charge
What you charge is up to you. After you sign up, you’ll get access to tools to set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places.