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API Integrations - Property Field Differences

Our Channel Management feature is extremely powerful and can greatly simplify your channel advertising. Learn how it works by reading our Channel Management Overview article.  The most powerful part of our Channel Management is the API Integrations we have with certain channel partners.

However, each API Integrated channel has different sets of fields they support with lots of overlap between them. Even if they support the same field, there are differences in what the field means or how you are limited in using it.

One of the most common areas of confusion is with the property descriptions.  Every API Integrated channel has different descriptions (Headline, Summary, Short Description) that they show and different limits on the size.  Some require them to be used, others don't require them, and still others might ignore them entirely.

The table below shows the description fields in OwnerRez alongside the channels' version of the same field and what each supports.

bold = field is required
Min = minimum length of text required, if the field is used
Max = maximum length of text allowed

OwnerRez Vrbo Airbnb TripAdvisor
Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max
Name 1 64 Property Name --- 30 Internal Name* --- 20      
Headline 10 80 Headline 20 80 Listing Title 1 255 Listing Title 1 80
Description --- 20,000 Description 400 10,000       Description 300 5,000
Short Description --- 10,000       Listing Description / Summary 1 1000 Search Page Description 300 5,000
Year Purchased 4 4 Year Purchased 4 4            
Owner Listing Story --- 10,000 About You --- 2,000 Not synced via API - make changes in Airbnb under the Account Profile page      
Why Purchased --- 10,000 Why This Property? --- 2,000            
Unique Benefits --- 10,000 Unique Benefits --- 2,000            
Interaction With Guests --- 10,000       Guest Interaction --- 10,000 Interaction with Guests --- 750
Guest Access --- 10,000       Guest Access --- 10,000      
Accommodations Summary --- 80 Accommodations Summary --- 80            
Accommodations Detail --- 10,000       The Space --- 10,000

Accommodations Summary



300 5,000
Features Description --- 10,000       Other Things to Note --- 10,000 Features Description 300 5,000
Location Description --- 10,000 Location Description --- 2,000 Neighborhood Overview --- 10,000 Describe the Area 300 5,000
Getting There --- 10,000       Transit --- 10,000 

Getting There


--- 5,000
Getting Around --- 10,000             Getting Around --- 65,535
Other Activities --- 10,000 Location Additional Information --- 2,000            
Rate Notes --- 20,000                  
Unit Description --- 10,000                  
Directions --- 10,000       Directions --- 10,000      
Check-In Instructions --- 10,000       Check-In Instructions --- 10,000      
House Manual --- 10,000       House Manual --- 10,000      
Bedroom Details --- 1,000 Bedroom Details --- 1,000            
Bathroom Details --- 1,000 Bathroom Details --- 1,000            
Internet Info --- 10,000       Not synced via API - make changes in Airbnb      

* Airbnb will use the OwnerRez property private code for the internal name if it is set, otherwise the first 20 characters of the OwnerRez property name.


Each channel does things a bit differently, so here are some notes to help configure them.


Airbnb has a couple of combination amenities -- to trigger them, pick all of the components:

  • Essentials: Linens Provided, Towels Provided, Basic Soaps, Toilet Paper
  • Cooking Basics: Pots & Pans, Spices

Airbnb has only a single "Pool" amenity, so regardless of which type of pool (Communal, Private, Indoor, Heated), that will trigger the Pool amenity on Airbnb.

If your property does not allow children, make sure to set that in your Property Rules. For Airbnb you'll also need to go to the Amenities page for the property, and in the "Suitability" section provide a brief explanation of why children are not allowed. For example:

Airbnb has only a single Jaccuzi/Hot Tub amenity. If you've got an indoor whirlpool tub, you may want to note in your listing description that Hot Tub is the amenity shown but it is not an outdoor style one that people may be thinking of.