Philippines attracts a vast number of travelers and property investors, thanks to its astonishing islands and generous visa regulations. The country is one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, which adds to the demand for real estate.
Many investors, foreigners and locals alike, don’t have the possibility to manage rental units on a short-term basis on websites like Airbnb. Perhaps they don’t have the Philippines as their domicile, or they simply don’t have the time.
Luckily, there is a handful of property management that offer short-term rental services on platforms like Airbnb. In this article, we review the most popular ones.
1. Host Pro
Host Pro is one of the leading Airbnb rental management companies located in Manila, offering end-to-end solutions for property investors.
The company works with both Airbnb, Booking, Agoda, and HomeAway, allowing you to earn passive incomes from multiple channels. They have helped many property owners to optimize property listings for both price and occupancy maximizations.
Host Pro manages Airbnb rental units in the following areas in Metro Manila:
In addition to the above-mentioned districts and cities, the company will also launch its services in Cebu, Boracay, and Subic soon.
Host Pro packages for both short-term and regular property management. The packages are as follows:
- Online Listing Management
- Guest Communications (pre-booking)
- Standard Account Management
Plus, 10% of gross monthly earnings
- All Free features
- Guest Screening
- Guest Communications (post-booking)
- Guest & Building Coordination
- Calendar Management
- Monthly owner Statement of Account
Pro, 15% of gross monthly earnings
- All Plus features
- Access to Owners Portal
- Listing on Purple Stays website
- Guest Check-In & Out
- Maintenance coordination
- Resupply of stocks
- 24/7 Guest Concierge
They also offer additional services that you can read more about on the website.
A 12/F, The Trade & Financial Tower U2106, 32nd Street cor. 7th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines 1634
MyPad is an exclusive service provider that helps overseas Filipinos and expats who have investment properties or second homes in Makati, BGC, and Ortigas districts.
MyPad works with many large partners, including Colliers, JLL, and Schenker.
You can also find plenty of client testimonials, showing the satisfaction of property owners.
The company has managed thousands of home visits to date, hundreds of buildings, and the plentiful of units registered on the website.
The company helps with various services, including property management, home rentals, interior design, 360 photography, partnerships, and corporate tenant management.
Their property management services include the following:
- Full condo maintenance
- Payment of utility bills
- Home audit for free
- Recommendations and prepare property for Airbnb listing
- Managing the entire booking and inquiries process
- Communicate with new guests throughout
- Arrange for housekeeping and laundry
78-80 Jupiter St Cor Makati Ave, Polaris Street, Makati City, 1209, Philippines
MyBaguioHaus is a smaller Airbnb rental management company located in Baguio City.
At the moment I’m writing this article, they manage 20 building properties, including 42 residential units, as well as 8 small commercial stalls.
The company is an Airbnb super host and currently has 4 units up for listing. As they only operate in Baguio, I won’t go into greater details about the company. For more information, I recommend you visit their website.
MyBaguioHaus offers services in the following areas in real estate:
- Real estate management
- Tenant management
- Booking management
55 Lower Pias St. Camp 7, Baguio City, Philippines
Below you can find some commonly asked questions and our replies. Feel free to write a comment below if you have any input to the article or other questions.
Is Airbnb legal in the Philippines?
Yes, Airbnb is legal in the Philippines but was temporarily prohibited during the pandemic.
In 2015, the Philippine Hotel Owners Association (PHOA) made a plea to the Department of Tourism (DOT) to make regulatory legislation for short-term property rental websites like Airbnb.
How much does it cost to let another company manage my Airbnb unit?
Costs differ depending on the service providers. However, many operators use similar models in different countries and pocket a commission from the rental earnings. The rates can range from 10% – 20%.
How does Airbnb charge property owners?
Airbnb charges a 3% to 5% host service fee per booking in the Philippines.
How do I become a host on Airbnb in the Philippines?
Becoming a new host is easy and typically includes the following steps:
- Step 1: Sign Up for an Airbnb Account
- Step 2: Create a Listing
- Step 3: Wait for Your First Reservation Request/Booking Inquiry
- Step 4: Carry Out Your Airbnb Hosting Duties
- Step 5: Receive Your Payout