Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about CollegeWeekends.com.
Are properties available for rent during times other than weekends?
Yes. Short-term rental homes, apartment/condos, and other properties are available for weekend stays, mid-week stays, and full week or more stays. Each homeowner determines when their property is available.
Planning an upcoming visit to your favorite college or university? It’s free to search for short-term rental options.
Are you interested in posting your home, apartment/condo, or spare space for short-term stays? It’s free to create a post to showcase your rental on CollegeWeekends.com.
How much does it cost to join CollegeWeekends.com?
Nothing! There is no cost to create an account, so join all the other fans and visitors who have found convenient places to stay near colleges and universities. Be sure to check out our “College Town Favorites” resources to find great places to eat, drink, and have fun.
How do I rent a property on CollegeWeekends.com?
Welcome! First, sign up for a free account, then find a property and either book instantly or send a message to the owner and wait for acceptance. Be sure to check out our “College Town Favorites” resources to find great places to eat, drink, and have fun.
How much does it cost to rent a place through CollegeWeekends.com?
We believe in transparent pricing and no hidden fees. In order to cover CollegeWeekends.com services, there is a 10% fee added to the rental cost established by the homeowner. All of these costs are shown before you complete the booking process.
Can anyone rent a home or apartment/condo?
Yes, anyone can become a renter. We cater to all travelers, including college visitors, alumni, fans, and parents and family members of students. You must be 25 years or older to rent and have a valid credit card on file.
Why are property addresses not provided before booking?
We don’t reveal the exact addresses of properties to protect our homeowners. However, you can still see the approximate location of the property as well as surrounding points of interest on our map. You will receive the exact address once you’ve booked the property.
New to CollegeWeekends and need more information on how to navigate your dashboard, search for properties, save a listing, explore destination pages, use our interactive map and other great tips?
Check out our Renter tutorial to help you find the best listings and maximize your college town visit!
How much does it cost to list my short-term rental property on CollegeWeekends.com?
Nothing! There is no cost to list your rental on CollegeWeekends.com.
Are you an owner, and want quick access to update your account or listings?
Once logged in, use the following Quick Links to jump right to your desired location:
Account Settings: update your name, password and credit card/banking information.
Bookings: view upcoming Bookings.
Dashboard: central dashboard to update and manage your Listings, view upcoming Bookings and Messages. Also, access Reports of your rental activity (including tax information).
Inbox/messages: access all notifications, reminders, and incoming messages from Renters.
- Create New Listing: create a new listing.
- Manage Listings: edit your existing listings, activate your property.
- Edit Listing Photos: edit your listing’s photos.
Availability & Pricing
- Update your Base Pricing: update your Base Fee, Cleaning Fee, Pet Fee, Minimum Night Stay, Security Deposit, and Tax Rates (State, Local).
- Update your Add-ons: You can include additional items or services with your rental. These items will be available for purchase by any renter booking your property.
- Update your Daily/Weekend Pricing & Availability: select dates to change the Base Fee and Availability for a particular day/weekend.
Sync your Calendar: if you list your property elsewhere, keep your listing availability synced by importing your other calendars. Our calendar supports syncing up to 6 different calendars (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.). Similarly, you can export your CollegeWeekends.com calendar to the other calendars.
Do I have to live in a college town to rent my property on CollegeWeekends.com?
We cater to rentals in and around college towns, but if you have a great property in another wonderful setting, then please list it! We find that visitors are attracted to many different locations and property types.
What if I want to communicate with potential renters before letting them book my property?
On our platform, you can either agree to have your property instantly booked or you can communicate with the potential renter to make sure it’s a good match for both parties before the booking can occur.
New to CollegeWeekends and searching for how to explore your dashboard, add a listing, sync your calendar and other great tips?
Check out our video tutorial to help you maximize your listing!