Property Management By Owner

Property management software designed for the vacation rental owner.

Earn More, Work Less, and Worry Never!

The PMBO property management software lets you, the vacation rental owner, take back control of your property on Airbnb, VTBO, HomeAway,, Expedia, Google, and more.

Earn More, Work Less & Worry Never

YES, you can manage vacation rentals & local hosting on your own. The Property Management By Owner software was designed to bring back the vacation rental by owner concept, giving you real control of your property. Software, Tools, Visibility, Channel Distribution and years of Vacation Rental Management Expertise – everything the individual property owner needs for success and increased profits! 

Ready to earn more, work less, and never worry?

Get started with Property Management by Owner! You’re local hosting & rental management software!

Our Products

Property Listings

List your vacation rental and take advantage of our multi-channel listing distribution.

Mobile App

Manage all of your properties using one simple-to-use mobile application.

Local Host App

Communicating with your guests before, during, and after their stays increases ratings.

Housekeeping App

Your new on-site quality control system for Managing the status of your vacation rental.

How Does PMBO Work?

Automatic Channel Setup & Distribution:

In addition to listing and promoting your home to our extensive database of travelers, PMBO also automatically integrates with major marketing channels and top travel websites. You can manage your vacation rental across the most popular channels like Airbnb, VTBO, HomeAway,, Expedia, Google, and more.

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Key Features

Quickly enter your vacation rentals content, rates, availability, pictures and more on the PMBO mobile app.

Availability & rates are automatically synced from PMBO across all desired management channels.

There's no need to manually update multiple channels. Eliminate double or missed bookings.

Content syndication allows descriptions, amenities, pictures, and more to be synched across all channels, improving your listing, ranking, views, and bookings!

Net pricing allows automatic adjustment of rates to cover channel/OTA/commission fees on each channel so you receive your net price per night as set by you on PMBO.​

Manage your reservations and access your booking history. Spend less time managing your vacation rental with PMBOs centralized property management .

Our Loyalty Program

Low commission rates starting at just 10% reservation fee, reduced yearly until you reach just 7% commission. We value you and want to partner long term to help you earn more, work less and worry never!

Bringing Back "By Owner"

One Centralized Command Center

Manage your vacation rental property through a single, centralized dashboard. Automatically sync data across 30+ premium listing sites and manage it all through one unified calendar, inbox, and reservation system.

We Eliminated Guest Booking Fees!

Guests save 20% or more by choosing our Vacation Travel By Owner site and booking directly with us. Unlike other rental management sites today, some of which even claim to be BY OWNER in their company and website name, VTBO does NOT charge a separate guest booking fee. Guests are catching on to changes in the marketplace and looking for actual BY OWNER options where rental pricing and bookings don't have additional costs. VTBO is the answer, and your inclusion in our booking site is automatic and FREE.

Automatic Inclusion in VTBO

All properties are automatically included in our online booking engine and marketing site Vacation Travel By Owner (VTBO). VTBO specializes in vacation rentals direct per owner.

True By-Owner

The marketplace has changed a lot in the past few years. Most large By Owner sites are predominantly large property management companies and travel agencies. The By Owner marketplace has all but disappeared.

PMBO is reviving the true By Owner experience, with the property owner managing all aspects of the rental.

Bookings & Inquiry Responses

Each property has a defaulted automatic inquiries to allow immediate
replies to questions from the VTBO booking engine as well as all channel
partners. Improve your rankings and search order results with

One Centralized Command Center

Manage your vacation rental property through a single, centralized dashboard. Automatically sync data across 30+ premium listing sites and manage it all through one unified calendar, inbox, and reservation system.

Housekeeping App

Integrate with Housekeeping By Owner to assign the housekeeper or service person of your choice to your property. Define tasks, see current housekeeping tasks and have complete access to the current status for inspections, uploading pictures of the home on guest departure. Record previous guest ratings, report damages, report maintenance, and supervisor inspections. Integrated with the PMBO Mobile App, quickly and easily see the current Housekeeping status related to your upcoming reservations.

Mobile App

Managing your vacation rental property has never been easier. With the PMBO Mobile app, use your cell phone to view Today’s Check-ins, Today’s Check-outs, Tomorrow’s Check-Ins, Tomorrow’s Check-Outs and a full list of all reservations. Communicate details quickly and easily with guests and pre-build messages to send out via text for Pre-Arrival, Check-In Instructions, Internet/Wi-fi, Property Address, Directions, Check-out Instructions, Welcome and Thank You Messages, all defined in your back-office.

Automated Guest Communication

PMBO sends out automated guest messages, including rental contracts, reservation confirmations, email reminders of upcoming stays, check-in instructions, an invitation to Local Host By Owner guest app, request for reviews and more – Ensuring you have professional and timely responses to your guests throughout the entire reservation process.

Local Host By Owner App

Saving you time and money, we’ve integrated a guest concierge application to automate and impress your guests. Property and reservation information is available at your guests' fingertips as well as local weather, events, restaurants and activities and an integrated communication thread. We’ve even built in Mobile check-in, Mobile Check-Out and frequently asked questions such as directions or WIFI info.

Owner Flexibility

Our owners are our most important customers and we’ve put you first with owner-friendly policies like no term commitments, no limit on personal stays and an Owner Loyalty Program allowing you to decrease your costs year after year.

Low fees!

Increase your profits without eating into your free time. The cost of using the PMBO app is significantly less than typical property management companies who charge up to 55% in some areas.

With PMBO, You've Got This!

We’ve got you covered. PMBO® was designed to minimize time while maximizing profits with your vacation rental. We provide local hosting and rental management support to the individual property owner, allowing you to quickly and easily set up your vacation rental property to take advantage of the prosperous short-term rental market. We have the tools to get the the visibility and support you need, promoting your property on our direct per owner reservation site, automating guest communication, distributing across the major industry vacation rental partners, handling guest interactions and logistics and support for helping with the guest related activities – cleaning, communication, follow up and reviews!

As a property owner, you can do this. You do not need to give up 25%-30%-40% or even 50% plus of your rental income to a traditional property management company. We understand the ever-changing resort rental environment and make the adjustments necessary to keep up with these changes. We do this while providing visibility and communication tools – allowing you to do the things needed to be “virtually” on-site and in-person to handle property set-up, ensure appropriate cleaning, local guest communication (today’s traveler has a LOT of questions) and the occasional difficult renter.


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Local Host App

Local Host By Owner Application Saving you time and money, we’ve integrated a guest concierge application to automate and impress

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Mobile Add-On

Mobile App Managing your vacation rental property has never been easier.  With the PMBO Mobile app, quickly and easily use

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