Rent by Owner

About Rent by Owner

As their name suggests, Rent by Owner is a site that connects users interested in renting short term accommodations with owners who are renting out their space. The company offers over 375,000 listings, all of which are private accommodations: vacation homes, apartments, and villas, as opposed to shared rooms or extra rooms in a house. The company prides itself on its ability to make guests feel like locals in foreign places.

History of Rent by Owner

The company is based in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada and is partnered with FlipKey, who provides both the property inquiry forms and a safe paymement tool for Rent by Owner users.

Things to Know About Rent by Owner

  • In each corner on the homepage of the site, there is an arrow, a drop down menu or a magnifying glass that allows users to refine their search, view top travel destinations, learn more about listing and finding a place to stay, or get help.
  • The company keeps an up-to-date site, with detailed listings, as well as a list of amenities that come with each rental.
  • If guests have questions about a property, they can speak with the owner of the property directly through Rent by Owner's online messaging system, making for a seamless and communicative relationship and stay.
  • The site is also accessible via tablet and mobile device.
  • also has a feature in the drop down menu on the left hand side, that allows users to keep track of listings they have inquired about, bookmarked, and shared.
  • Each property is rated on a five-star basis through FlipKey, allowing users to learn about the property from previous guests, and record their experiences.

How to Use Rent by Owner

Input your desired location and travel dates into the search bar to browse available listings.

Users can select the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner of the site to access the homepage, a personalized list of saved accommodations, and site help. Guests can filter their searches by price range, number of guests, and bedrooms, accessible under the “Refine Search” button in the upper left hand conrer of the site.

What Guests Are Saying About Rent by Owner

"The apartment itself is beautiful, it was such a privilege to stay in a such a historical building. Initial impressions were overwhelmingly positive, it was incredibly clean and the pictures do not truly reflect the charm of the place. The location could not be bettered - although you are so close to all the tourist hotspots, the apartment offers a quiet sanctuary at the end of a busy day. The guide provided by Clare gives excellent and accurate reviews of shops/sights/restaurants ensuring your time spent out of the apartment is equally as enjoyable. There is so much provided in the apartment to make the stay as easy as possible. Towels, washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen as well as all the modern conveniences wifi, TV, an extensive DVD collection etc. Everything was so well thought out and I have nothing but happy memories of my weekend in Prague and this apartment was a major factor in that." - Jen, Rent by Owner guest

"I always rent apartments when we travel abroad:
this is hands down the most gorgeous, well equipped, spacious and best location we have ever had! Clare was the most gracious host: she always answered my questions before arrival, and met us and provided us not only with some food supplies and a bottle of champagne for our special date, but gave us a thorough tour of apartment and provided a comprehensive huge list of restaurants, locations to see, walks to take, etc. She was so lovely: also offered to hire the taxi for our return to airport. it was a true find and we highly recommend this apartment!!" - Sue, Rent by Owner guest

Rent by Owner Customer Service

Phone: 1-888-572-2874

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