Connecting to Homeaway/VRBO with Tokeet

Homeaway (VRBO) is integrated with Tokeet via an iCal connection.

In order for your Homeaway iCal connections to work with two-way synchronization, you will want to both export a Tokeet calendar into Homeaway, as well as import a Homeaway calendar into Tokeet.

Export Tokeet Calendar to Homeway/VRBO

In Tokeet: Navigate to Channels > "Add Channel"

  • Select "Homeaway/VRBO"  from the pulldown menu
  • Click "Add"
  • In the "Exported Calendars" section of the page, click "Add"
  • Select Tokeet Rental
  • Click "Select"
  • On the subsequent page, copy your Tokeet calendar URL for this rental
  • Scroll down and click "Activate Connection"

In Homeaway/VRBO: navigate to "My Listings"

  • On the subsequent page, scroll down and click "Update Calendar"
  • Scroll down to "Sync Calendars" and look for the "Google Calendar" section
  • Paste your Tokeet Calendar link and press "Sync" 

Your Homeaway account is now receiving events from your Tokeet calendar for this rental!  Next, import your Homeaway calendar into Tokeet.

Import Homeaway/VRBO Calendar into Tokeet

In Homeaway:  locate and copy your Homeaway/VRBO URL on the "Export Calendars" section of the "Sync Calendars" page.  You will be importing this calendar URL into Tokeet. 

Please note that HomeAway/VRBO provides an option to export either tentative or non-tentative reservations. For the purposes of blocking time on the calendar, you will want to select non-tentative. Choosing the option to send tentative reservations will result in inquiries blocking dates on your Tokeet calendar rather than only confirmed bookings.

In Tokeet: navigate to Channels > "Add Channel"

  • Select "Homeaway/VRBO"  from the pulldown menu
  • Click "Add"
  • In the "Imported Calendars" section of the page, click "Add"

Complete required info:

  • Give your calendar a name
  • Calendar URL:  paste your Homeaway iCal URL 
  • Select Rental which will be updated with events from your Homeaway calendar
  • Click "Import"

Your Tokeet calendar is now updated with events from Homeaway!  Repeat this process for all your rentals.

What to Expect Next

  • Tokeet will import all of your Homeaway/VRBO bookings and blocked dates.
  • All imported Homeaway/VRBO events become Hold Events in Tokeet
  • iCal is a calendar link only.  You will want to continue managing rates in Homeaway.
  • You can convert Hold Events to Bookings in Tokeet and enter additional info, by clicking on the Hold Event on your Tokeet calendar and pressing "Edit" > "Convert".

As always, please contact us with questions any time.  We're happy to help.

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