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Turn off Instant booking for only one property with integration

Sarah H
Jul 7, 2020 2:58 PM
Joined Jul, 2019 106 posts

I need to turn off instant booking and get more screening for a property. I would like to do this for only one property. Can this be done?

Sarah H
Jul 7, 2020 3:34 PM
Joined Jul, 2019 106 posts

I have found this for VRBO. I have not found how to do this for AirBNB.

Katie K
Jul 7, 2020 5:53 PM
Joined Jul, 2019 16 posts

I also have run into this issue in the past and so never switched to API. Is it possible? Some of our owners prefer to have us let them know of a request before accepting.

Or is it possible to do API connection for only some of the airbnb properties on the same account?

Katie K
Jul 7, 2020 6:36 PM
Joined Jul, 2019 16 posts

I just was reading the Airbnb website and found this:

"Booking policies
Any listing that you create through your software is pre-set to Instant Book. If your software supports it, you can turn on a Request to Book option for inquiries that are past your booking lead time."

Not sure if thats a new option that they made available

Chris Hynes
Jul 13, 2020 12:47 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1353 posts

Yep, you can restrict who can book now on Airbnb: https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/channel-management-api-integrations-airbnb-common-issues-questions#book-now -- you can't fully turn off instant booking, but you can require certain criteria of the guest and require request to book for last minute bookings.