Vacation Rental Data
If you’re in the short term rental business or one of many property management companies, you’ve undoubtedly heard of VRBO. Compared to Airbnb, VRBO specializes in only listing full vacation rental homes on the rental market. For these businesses, the public data behind listings on VRBO can determine occupancy rates for varying locations and times of year, helping property owners & managers in setting dynamic pricing to stay competitive.
If you’re wondering how you can tap into this data for profit, there unfortunately is not a VRBO API connection available for public use. There are a few third party data aggregators out there, who scrape Airbnb & VRBO data and then offer these aggregated data summaries for sale (usually charging a price per market).
These can be good if you have very simple needs or are just getting started, but they arguably offer little competitive advantage if you’re looking at the exact same data sets as the rental property three doors down is. The rest of this page will describe how you can scrape data directly from VRBO, so you can target the exact areas you want and get the freshest, most reliable data straight from VRBO.
Scraping VRBO Listings
The easiest and safest way (so you don’t get banned) to scrape VRBO data is with our HAR File Scraper that extracts structured data out of VRBO using a recording of your web browsing activity. Simply go to the VRBO Website, begin recording your web traffic, and then browse around to the listings you want to scrape. Export the HAR file and import it into our tool and we’ll let you download the extracted data as JSON files for free, or CSV files (requires a paid plan).
Check out the instructions on this page or check out the video below to learn more about how our technology works: