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API Integrations - Property Field Differences

This support article is under construction 👷

Please pardon the incompleteness while we work on this. We have made the article visible in the meantime because the content may be useful.

A lot has changed since we first put this support article in place. The new table of differences we're working on can be found at the bottom. Feel free to reference it for more up-to-date info. It's just not in the order we prefer it to be yet.

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

  Vrbo
Houfy
HomeToGo
Airbnb TripAdvisor Hosted Websites
Field Name Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max   Min Max
Name Property Name --- 30 Internal Name* --- 20       Name 1 ---
Headline Headline 20 80 Listing Title 1 50 Listing Title 1 80 Headline --- ---
Description Description 400 10,000       Description 300 5,000 Description --- ---
Short Description       Listing Description / Summary 1 500 Search Page Description 300 5,000 Short Description --- ---
Year Purchased Year Purchased 4 4                  
Owner Listing Story About You --- 2,000 Not synced via API - make changes in Airbnb under the Account Profile page            
Why Purchased Why This Property? --- 2,000                  
Unique Benefits Unique Benefits --- 2,000                  
Interaction With Guests       Guest Interaction --- 10,000 Interaction with Guests --- 750      
Guest Access       Guest Access --- 10,000            
Accommodations Summary Accommodations Summary --- 80                  
Accommodations Detail       The Space --- 10,000

Accommodations Summary

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

Getting There

--- 5,000      
Getting Around             Getting Around --- 65,535      
Other Activities Location Additional Information --- 2,000                  
Rate Notes                        
Unit Description                        
Directions       Directions --- 10,000            
Check-In Instructions       Check-In Instructions --- 10,000            
House Manual       House Manual --- 10,000            
Bedroom Details Bedroom Details --- 1,000                  
Bathroom Details Bathroom Details --- 1,000                  
Internet Info       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.

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

  Default Vrbo
Houfy
HomeToGo
Airbnb TripAdvisor Hosted Websites
Field Name Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max
Rate Notes Rate Notes 0 20000 Rate Notes 0 20000
Location Description Location Description 0 10000 Location Description 0 2000 Neighborhood Overview 0 10000 Describe the Area 300 5000
Short Description Short Description 1 10000 Listing Description / Summary 1 500 Search Page Description 300 5000 Short Description 1 10000
Headline Headline 1 80 Headline 20 80 Listing Title 1 50 Listing Title 1 80 Headline 1 80
The Space The Space 0 10000 The Space 0 10000 The Space 300 5000
Accommodations Summary Accommodations Summary 0 80 Accommodations Summary 0 80
Property Name Property Name 0 64 Property Name 0 30 Internal Name 0 20 Property Name 0 64
Bedroom Details Bedroom Details 0 1000 Bedroom Details 0 1000 Bedroom Details 0 1000
Wi-fi Network Wi-fi Network 0 64 Wi-fi Network 0 64 Wi-fi Network 0 64
House Manual House Manual 0 10000 House Manual 0 10000 House Manual 0 10000
Getting Around Getting Around 0 65535 Getting Around 0 65535
Year Purchased Year Purchased 4 4
Features Description Features Description 0 10000 Other Things to Note 0 10000 Features Description 300 5000
Registration Date Registration Date 0 14 Registration Date 0 14 Registration Date 0 14 Registration Date 0 14 Registration Date 0 14
Registration Number Registration Number 0 64 Registration Number 0 64 Registration Number 0 64 Registration Number 0 64 Registration Number 0 64
About You About You 0 2000 About You 0 2000 About You 0 2000
Guest Access Guest Access 0 10000 Guest Access 0 10000
Why This Property? Why This Property? 0 2000 Why This Property? 0 2000
Description Description 1 20000 Description 400 10000 Description 300 5000 Description 1 20000
Bathroom Details Bathroom Details 0 1000 Bathroom Details 0 1000 Bathroom Details 0 1000
Guest Interaction Guest Interaction 0 10000 Guest Interaction 0 10000 Interaction with Guests 0 750
Unique Benefits Unique Benefits 0 2000 Unique Benefits 0 2000
Check-In Instructions Check-In Instructions 0 10000 Check-In Instructions 0 10000 Check-In Instructions 0 10000
Wi-fi Password Wi-fi Password 0 64 Wi-fi Password 0 64 Wi-fi Password 0 64
Directions Directions 0 10000 Directions 0 10000 Directions 0 10000
Getting There Getting There 0 10000 Transit 0 10000 Getting There 0 5000
Location Activities Location Activities 0 2000 Location Activities 0 2000

* 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.