But how do you find these vacation rentals? There's actually a site by rent-your-space startup Airbnb that caters to this need. Search for something from your target destination and let great-looking photos and reviews help you decide.
A screenshot of the site, www.airbnb.com
On the other hand, if you have a great property somewhere that you rarely visit and thought it would be a great idea if you could actually earn something out of it, you can also have it listed on Airbnb. While, yes, you can rent it independently, having it listed on a platform like Airbnb has its benefits, the most important of which for me is that it lends you credibility. It somehow assures the potential customer that your property is not a phony.
Another benefit is access to professional photography services. Hosts can simply place a request from anywhere in the world and a contracted photographer can then come and photograph their place for free. It can't be denied that great-looking images spark the interest of anyone far better than a crappy-looking one can.
Now ain't that cool or what?