Many of the properties listed on Tripping.com are private units, which means that the guests have the rental to themselves and that the host will no be present during the duration of stay. Consequently there is little-to-no guest and host in-person interaction.
For listings where a host is present, both guests and hosts often like to know a bit about the person or group with whom they'll be sharing the rental with. Here, Tripping.com helps users find listings that are labeled as "gay-friendly".
How to Find Rentals Labeled as Gay-Friendly
1. Filter Search Results to Display "gay-friendly" Rentals
Head to Tripping.com and input your destination in the search box on our homepage. Upon arriving to the search results page, click on the orange "filters" button. A drop-down menu will appear. Use the 'keyword' box to enter terms to help narrow your search, such as 'gay', 'gay-friendly' or 'lgbt', then click on the green "apply" button.
2. Compare Listings That Match the Keyword Search
Once the keyword search is complete, compare the relevant listings. Click on the properties that interest you to learn more about them and read their description.
Here are some examples of gay-friendly listings in Andalusia, Spain on Tripping.com.
- This picturesque homestay rental is titled "Gay country retreat" and is listed through our partner Homestay.
3. Contact the Property Manager to Learn More
As stated previously, guests renting an entire property instead of a shared space or homestay might not interact at all with the property owner or manager in person throught the duration of their reservation. If it is important for you to find out if a property is gay-friendly or not before you make a reservation and no such information is outlined in the listing's description, you can connect with the property owner or manager via inquiry form, online message, or phone.
Gay-Friendly Vacation and Short-Term Rental Sites
misterb&b was founded as a platform for gay men to reserve gay-friendly rental accommodation around the world. Through their site, gay men can list their spaces for rent, which can then be booked by gay men. The site thus connects the gay community on a global scale and ensures that its users stay among those who are accepting of them.
misterb&b organizes networking events in cities around the world, which allow hosts and travelers to connect socially.
With 18,000 listings in 130 countries, misterb&b's offers a wide variety of listings.
Another gay-friendly short-term accommodation rental site is Gay-ville. Guests can reserve vacation homes, apartments, and even rooms in gay-friendly rentals around the world. According to the company, Gay-ville's apartments are typically located in the center of a town and in the location's gay neighborhoods. Property owners can list their gay-friendly listings directly on the site.
3. Purple Roofs
Founded in 1999, Purple Roofs was started to be the best place to find "family owned", gay-friendly accommodations. The site displays over 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, and vacation rentals around the world.
Purple Roofs also lists hundreds of internatioanl gay-friendly travel agents and tour operators on their site, a helpful travel resource.
Pink Vacation Rentals offers a global selection of privately owned vacation rentals as well as vacation rental packages from LGBT owned or LGBT-friendly accommodation companies. Straight owners and guests can also use Pink Vacation Rentals' services, as the site encourages any GLBT friendly individuals or companies to advertise on the site.
Owned by Rainbow Realty, Inc., Pink Vacation Rentals has the backing of a licensed real estate brokerage firm.