How To Facilitate Parking for Airbnb Rentals
When people go on vacation, more often than not, they will be renting a car. Before the 2010s, most people spent their holidays at hotels and resorts. Expecting hoards of people arriving in their SUVs and minivans, hotels and resorts all made sure to have sizeable dedicated parking lots and structures for their guests. Today, resorts and hotels still operate like they always have and have sufficient parking. What disrupted the industry was the introduction of companies like Airbnb, VRBO, and Vacasa. Hotels were built with parking but when it comes to Parking for AirBnB, VRBO, and Vacasa, parking is an afterthought!
Property Owners, Property Managers & HOA Communities: Does your property have various Airbnb units and homes? Has your property experienced headaches surrounding parking management for these rentals with hundreds of changing guests and vehicles? Well, you have come to the right place! Read our blog on how to facilitate parking for Airbnb Rentals!
What is Airbnb/VRBO/Vacasa?
Airbnb, VRBO, and Vacasa are online marketplaces for people seeking to book short-term and long-term rentals of houses, condos, and apartments worldwide. These vacation property rental companies are brokers between property owners and renters/vacationers.
The introduction of these platforms suddenly opened up a huge revenue potential for property owners who own vacation homes or multiple homes worldwide. By listing the homes they do not live in full time on rental platforms, they allow any guest to rent their other homes for their vacations. With companies like Vacasa, Airbnb, and VRBO, vacationers can enjoy the privacy of their own space in their location of choice.
The problem with parking for AirBnB/VRBO/Vacasa rentals
Despite all the benefits of vacation property rental companies, a recurring problem that property owners, management, and even HOA communities face revolves around parking. (Single-family homes can be excluded from this as, more often than not, they have “parking on premises” that renters and vacationers can use for their rental cars.)
Picture a condo in downtown Miami, Florida. How do renters gain access to the gated underground parking? Picture a seven-bedroom home in a gated community in Scottsdale, Arizona. How do vacationers get past the gates to get to their rental? There has to be a seamless way to address how to facilitate parking for Airbnb rentals in these situations.
Moreover, in terms of property ownership and management, is there an easy way to get their existing access control systems to allow for this seemingly revolving door of different Airbnb renters’ vehicles? And how do they manage space allocation and parking zone management with these additional cars? Furthermore, how do they ensure proper enforcement?
The parking solution for AirBnB/VRBO/Vacasa rentals
ParqEx proposes a simple, smart parking technological solution to facilitate parking for Airbnb rentals.
- Access + & LPR: Firstly, multifamily buildings, condo associations, and gated HOA communities will need access control technologies on their properties. Before readers think, “Oh, we are in a good place; we have our fob access control system running 24/7,” a fob-based access control system must be revised for vacation rental units. There is no feasible way for the owners of these vacation rentals to safely and efficiently give their fob to each renter. Additionally, from the perspective of building management and ownership, that is a security threat to your overall building. Luckily, ParqEx has an answer. We have two lines of access control technology suitable for all Airbnb parking needs. With Access +, vacation renters can access the property via ParqEx’s Access + app after the initial verification of their vehicle information. With Access + Premium LPR, vacationers can gain access to the property after our license plate recognition cameras scan their already verified plates.
- GuestParq: Secondly, these various gated communities will need an easy guest parking management system in which Airbnb, Vacasa, and VRBO owners can ensure their renters’ vehicles will be within the access control database and platform before arrival. ParqEx’s GuestParq platform allows vacation homeowners to reserve their renters’ guest parking in advance. Moreover, the reservation will provide the renters with all essential parking information, including parking zone, parking spot number, and parking rules.
- Enforcer: Thirdly, ParqEx strongly recommends including our Enforcer app to help facilitate parking for Airbnb, VRBO, and Vacasa rentals. For building property owners and management, this neverending slew of new vehicles making reservations in your allocated guest parking or the assigned parking of vacation rental units can be hard to track. Using the Enforcer app with GuestParq and Access +/LPR allows property management and enforcement officers to take the security of their property to the next level.
The question of how to facilitate parking for Airbnb rentals is more manageable than it always seems. With ParqEx’s property technology on-site, we can create a unique and dedicated parking management system for all vacation rental units. So stop letting Airbnb, Vacasa, and VRBO rental parking make your day-to-day parking operations a headache. Let ParqEx establish an easy guest parking management system for these vacation rental apartments, condos, and homes. Book a demo with our team, and we will help facilitate Airbnb parking at your property!