The Independent Lodging Guide is a collection of vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts around the world with over 15,000 listings in 115 countries.
Established in 1999, we are one of the oldest and largest free lodging information websites for both vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts. Since then we could not have a chance to redesign our website. But recently we have decided to update all the data we have with more updated information. So please be patient and wait us for a while as we have a huge portal to update and redesign.
It is completely free for property owners to add their listings. There are no hidden charges, no referral fees, or any future charges for all listings created at this time.
For owners and managers with more than one property, it is still free to list as many properties as you wish under a single account.
We receive many inquiries as to “what is the catch”. There is no catch, our goal is to become one of the largest online lodging sites on the web, and the easiest way to do that is to offer free listings.
Once the target number of base listings has been met, we will charge for new accounts. However, anyone who signed up for a free listing will always be guaranteed that listing and any additional listings under their original account with no future obligations.
This is extremely valuable for multiple property owners to take advantage of while the offer is still available.
How do we log in?
You can not log in as we are updating our portal right now….
How do we recover our login information if we have lost it?
If you cannot remember your username or password, please enter the email address that is associated with your account on the following page and the information will be sent to you:
If you do not remember the email associated with your account, go to your listing and click the “Send Email” button. A request will be sent to the email address registered to your account.
Once you know the email, you can then use the password request function listed above.
If you do not have access to the email anymore, please contact us and let us know the city, state, and name of the property.
How do we edit our listing?
If you have an account and wish to edit your listing, please log in on the following page:
Once you log in, click on the property number you wish to edit.
Make the changes to the appropriate fields, then hit the “Make Changes” button at the bottom of the page.
How do we add photos to our listing?
If you are having trouble adding photos to a new listing, or editing a current listing, please see our Photo Listing Assistance page.
Why are the changes to our listing not showing up?
If you log in and edit your listing, the change will always be made to the actual listing. However, many times clients go to their listing and see the old information.
The old information is visible because the internet browser is displaying a cached version of the listing.
To view the new changes, you need to hit the refresh button on your browser. For Internet Explorer it is a white page in the task bar with two green arrows.
How do we add an availability calendar to our listing?
Property owners can use the free Universal Availability Calendar provided by Rentors.org
The calendar allows you to use a single availability calendar for both your site and other lodging directories.
Click to view a listing example.
Once you sign up for an account, please Contact Us and give your Renters.org property ID, along with the name of your property, city and state it is located in.
Once we receive your information the availability calendar will be added to your listing.
How are the listings ordered?
Listings are now ordered in the following priority:
1- Feature photo listings first.
2- Photo listings second.
3- Non photo listings third.
4- Order of placement (oldest first).
For example, if you have a photo listing that is not featured, and yours was the first one listed, it will be at the top of the second section for photo listings. This measure is to prevent the abuse of people spamming their property titles in order to get a better alphabetical placement.
It is advantageous for you to create as attractive a listing as possible to be approved for a featured photo listing. Feature photo listings are displayed randomly for all pages within that US state, Canadian province, Australian territory, or other foreign country.
How do we become a featured listing?
Featured photo listings are reserved for property owners who have made a payment to be listed.
If you are listed in a popular destination and would like to increase your placement, you can make a payment
Websites are reserved for property owners who have made a payment to be listed.*