As we have mentioned earlier, creating a website for your Vacation Rental business is a great idea! Being totally depending on the listing sites is a risky proposition, if they ever decide to de-list you your entire business could collapse.

So, what do you do if you want to create a website for your AirBnb, but don’t know how to program, or spend a lot of money on a developer? WordPress to the rescue! Via WordPress, there are definitely a lot of pre-made themes for you to choose from (a “theme” is a pre-built template that easily installs into your wordpress site to give you a nice look and feel). By using any of the themes in this post, we assure you a modern, stylish and elegant page in an instant.

While our suggestions may seem very similar at first glance, a closer look at each of them will make you discover that the templates do have differences, from small things like color schemes all the way to the site layouts and functionality!

There may be countless themes that you should try, but in this list are our top five:

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1) VillaRental

VillaRental is a very compelling WordPress theme for vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, condos and other types of lodging. This theme is very versatile: it can be used to manage single or multiple properties. With it, you may opt to have a listing, to show off your vacation rental or to even set up your own site in the likes of AirBnb and Homeaway. In this theme are plugins such as multiple payment gateways, calendar management, setting of fees, checking availability of properties, responsive layout and different listing styles, among others!

2) The Vacation Rental

The Vacation Rental was especially built to cater nightly rental owners. With it comes a full-featured solution that highlights different features of your property, while promoting it to visitors. This theme is built on 1140 grid system, with responsive layout and photo-gallery hosting. It can also accept payments through different gateways, such as PayPal.

3) ElegantEstate

ElegantEstate was made for those in the real estate industry. It very much encapsulates what most real estate workers look for: simplicity and user-friendliness. Apart from this, of course, it is still very flexible and customizable. It is equipped with several features that are adequate for both single and multiple property rentals. Its capability to categorize properties, display features and high quality photos and list prices make it one of the top choices among VR WordPress themes.

4) Bentuestu

If you’re looking for a theme that’s very modern and trendy, then there is no app better for you than Bentuestu. If there’s one word to describe this site’s design, it’s “striking.” It is built with Bootstrap 3.0, meaning it is very much in adherence to the best in the current web development standards. The layout is responsive, and the design is retina-ready, as well. The theme also features a built-in booking and reservation option, as well as so many other features that you may find very convenient.

5) Vacation Rental

Yes, this is different from THE Vacation rental. This theme, from Templatic, is in fact very much advanced. It gives its user additional capabilities that truly maximize the management and booking of vacation rentals. This theme uses Tevolution and its own booking system. If you want to make money by renting out your home or by finding renters for someone else’s home, this theme may be perfect for you. It is especially designed for it, and it truly has its own unique feel.

Know any other themes that work great for rentals? Leave us a note below!