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Creating Properties on Lodgix from HomeAway / VRBO Listings

Property setup is always the first task any new Lodgix account.   Since most property managers already have existing listings on HomeAway / VRBO, we've developed a slick and efficient tool to import properties from HomeAway into Lodgix.

Step 1: Authorize Lodgix to Access HomeAway

Step 1: Authorize Lodgix to Access HomeAway

Step 2: What Kind of User are You?

Choose "Owner".

Step 3: Grant Access

Click the "Grant Access" button.

Step 4:  Choose Which Properties to Import into Lodgix

Step 4:  Choose Which Properties to Import into Lodgix
  1. Select the property(s) for importing
  2. Click "Import Selected Properties" button

Note: When importing properties, all reviews for those properties on HomeAway will also be imported into Lodgix.

Step 5: Import Reservations

  1. Once the property(s) have been imported, the buttons for "Import Reservations" and "Delete Reservations" become active.
  1. Clicking on Import Reservations will open a window.  Please make sure that you've setup AND ASSIGNED all taxes and fees before importing reservations from HomeAway.   The import will not modify any existing Lodgix reservations or overwrite them, if a conflict exists, the reservation will simply fail to import.

Go to Properties > List All Properties

All properties imported from HomeAway must be Enabled as by default they are set to a disabled state.

That's it, you are done!

Troubleshooting

Some subscribers have reported receiving a "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" error when attempting to grant access. This error occurs on the HomeAway side and has something to do with their cookies. If that occurs, here is a reliable way to import properties from your HomeAway / VRBO account:

  1. Open a new browser tab and go to https://www.homeaway.com/
  2. Login as Traveler with your VRBO / HomeAway owner credentials.
  3. Go back to the Lodgix tab and click on the button "Authorize Access".
  4. Click on either the "Traveler" or the "Owner" button - one you're logged in, both work the same.
  5. Click on "Grant Access".