Get to Know Your Dashboard

If you do not use a compatible property management software, HomeAway offers powerful tools to help you list and manage your properties on the HomeAway network.  With ReservationManager, everything you need is in one place!  


Note: The following features are available through the HomeAway Dashboard. Integrated property managers (IPMs) who use compatible software can build and manage their listings in that software can still access these tools but need to be mindful that XML integration can override dash-entered listing information.



ReservationManager offers a wide range of actions accessible from the HomeAway dashboard. They are broken up unto several broader categories, located in the left navigation menu:


  • Enquiries — View enquiries, booking requests, and other conversations.
  • Reservations — create and manage bookings through every stage of the process.
  • Calendar — See availability at a glance.
  • Reviews — See what guests are saying and solicit feedback.
  • Settings — Customise your payment preferences, template messages, and more.


Think of this as your "inbox." Here you can see all traveller correspondence and reply to their questions, send quotes, etc. We have message templates so you don't have to write out the same email over and over. You can even create your own customised emails to use.


Top uses:

  • View traveller questions & booking requests
  • Stay organised with threaded conversation views
  • Save time with reusable email templates


View all your bookings in one place, so you can see details like who's coming next, who has paid, and more. It's all on one screen, with the ability to get more detail on any potential guest just a click away. Easily view, change, or make a note about an upcoming reservation, or book a new one. It's all here.


Top uses:

  • Create and manage bookings
  • See which nights are booked
  • Monitor all stages of reservation process


See a property's schedule for the next month ... or the next twelve. The calendar makes it easy to see how much time has already been booked and when guests are coming and going. The calendar is important to keep updated so travellers can easily see if a property is available for their travel dates. Plus, it helps your sort position.


Top uses:

  • Review schedule and availability
  • Automatically updated with your changes
  • Updated calendar improves search rank



It's important to stay current on what people are saying about your properties. It inspires confidence in potential guests and improves your search rank as well. This screen makes it easy to read all your reviews and reply to each one. You can also request a review from a previous guest.


Top uses:

  • See what guests are saying and get feedback.
  • Request reviews, see past comments, respond
  • More reviews improves search rank


Set up your rates, booking preferences, rental policies, and other important information about a property. You can also create new email templates to use for specific types of traveller enquiries, so you don't have to always cut and paste from old emails. 

Top uses:

  • Create & edit template messages

Edit Listing


It's important to keep your listing current with recent photos, up-to-date rates, and any new features. Visit the Listing Manager any time you need to make updates on your listing or want to test out a new headline to make your property stand out.


Top uses:

  • Upload your latest photos
  • Update your rates for the coming seasons
  • Add new content or test out a new version of your headline

Recent Activity

The Recent Activity tab of your dashboard will tell you about any important actions, such as responding to new enquiries or upcoming reservations. You can also get an at-a-glance look at your enquiry performance and your calendar. Plus, there is a convenient "my calendar is up to date" link to ensure guests have the most current info. Bonus: it also helps your sort position.


Top uses:

  • Manage upcoming enquiries and reservations
  • Ensure your calendar is up to date
  • Review your enquiry performance

Listing Info

Visit the Listing Info tab to check the status of your listing (including its expiration date), manage renewals, and learn about upgrade options. 


Top uses:

  • Renew your listing or turn off auto-renewal
  • Upgrade to include a Global Bundle
  • Purchase a special offer or featured listing


The Performance tab gives you a breakdown of the number of pageviews and enquiries your listing has received. If you're getting lots of pageviews but not many enquiries, you may be missing crucial data for travellers — such as updated calendar, reviews, or current rates.


Top uses:

  • Review your listing's pageviews and enquiries
  • See how your performance changes month to month

Marketing Tools

Marketing Tools offers a couple of bonus features. Post a slideshow of your photos to Facebook so you can promote your property to friends or fans. You can also access widgets to display key data on your personal website, like your calendar, review rating and more.


Top uses:

  • Promote your property on Facebook with a slideshow
  • Get badges for your personal website