vacation rental management software smart home automation

Mitigate risk while improving guest experience

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Hostfully allows users to easily turn on and off integrations with 3rd party softwares that are extremely useful tools for running a full service property management business with streamlined operations, marketing, guest services, automation, reporting, options to create direct bookings sites, and more.
Spencer W., The Wampole Group Inc.

About Lynx

Lynx (formerly VirtualKEY) is a leading keyless and home automation software that works with all locks and smart devices (thermostat, leak, noise, smoke, CO sensors), allowing you to improve guest experience and streamline operations.

How Hostfully's integration with Lynx will benefit you:

  • Protect your home
  • Host with peace of mind
  • Reduce operating costs by up to 30%
  • Run a more environmentally sustainable rental
  • Improve guest experience

Get to know Lynx

Time-sensitive keyless access

Control doors remotely and get a notification everytime the door is accessed. Know when guests have checked in and when cleaners have completed tasks.

Manage team

Create users and groups, and assign hundreds of codes on thousands of locks in a click. Delegate permission and have complete control over your teams and their access levels.

Energy savings

Automate temperature, lights, and schedule rules. Lynx has built intelligence on how and when it controls the devices to achieve up to 15% energy savings per property.

FAQs

About Lynx

Hostfully and Lynx work seamlessly together with a 2-way integration. Hostfully gets authorized with Lynx in a few simple steps and exchanges information in real-time.
Lynx receives guest and stay information from Hostfully like name, email, phone number, date, time, and confirmation number.

  • Digital Keys and Access Codes – Lynx sends Hostfully guests’ access codes. Lynx can manage guests’ access to room doors, shared dorm rooms, access to amenities like a gym, pool as well as common doors like lobby and garage. All the access codes and digital keys generated by Lynx are unique for each guest and valid only for the duration of the stay. Customization is possible, for example to add “Access Buffer” to extend access for common doors. When working with smart locks with keypads Lynx generates a 4-digit access code which is the last 4-digits of the guest’s phone number. Lynx can generate a digital mobile key for all smart locks. Guests can receive the access information via Hostfully email message.
  • Guest Portal with Room Controls – Guest portal shows stay information, guide book, map, weather and offers upsells to guests.
  • Guest portal (no app download) can be completely customized for multiple brands in your portfolio. Guests can access digital keys and all smart room controls.
  • Guest Portal with Digital Concierge – With Lynx Guest Portal you can offer your guests, digital concierge, upsell, early check-in, late check-out, sell tickets, rentals, and packages. Set rules and triggers to offer in-house upsells, third-party services, or destination packages. Smart Check-out option for guests.
  • Notifications & Reporting – Email/Text notifications are available. Lynx will maintain an audit trail as well as offers proof of stay to dispute false refund requests. Reporting dashboard included.
Yes actually. You can watch Lynx’s webinar with Hostfully to learn more about Lynx’s all-in-one-solution.

About Hostfully's Property Management Platform

Hostfully products give property managers the tools they need to automate their business, earn more money, and deliver a 5-star guest experience.

The Property Management Platform lets you automate and simplify the complex management tasks of running a vacation rental. With award-winning and industry-leading features such as a channel manager, central calendar, unified inbox, triggers and templates for automated communication, payment processing, analytics & reporting, smart home management, and more, you can run your business with less effort and more success.
Hostfully provides premium channel distribution to over 17 booking platforms and OTAs. We are one of the few companies in the world to hold Preferred Partner Status with the top three booking platforms for vacation rentals: Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com. We connect with other listing sites and OTAs through direct API (we don’t rely on a separate manager to sync). This makes Hostfully one of the most stable channel management providers in the industry.

Hostfully’s unique pipeline view gives managers a birds eye view of the business. Easily track incoming leads, unpaid deposits, upcoming check-ins and check-outs, and operations. From the same screen, assign tasks to team members with just a few clicks.

Hostfully offers the most flexibility to use third-party vacation rental software. We have direct integrations with the industry’s leading software providers, giving you the option to pick and choose software that’s right for you. Each business is unique, and so should the software used to run it.

Hostfully invests in and provides world-class customer service. Our 1:1 onboarding sessions limit downtime or disruptions to your operations. Afterwards, we have regular check-ins with our Customer Success Team. And if you’re ever stuck, we offer 200+ help articles and chat or email access to our 24/7 in-house Customer Support Team.

You can check out our reviews here: https://www.hostfully.com/testimonials/
Every new customer of our Property Management Platform receives step-by-step instructions and a dedicated Onboarding Specialist to support you for your first 45 days. After you complete an initial assignment to get you started and attend a group call, your Onboarding Specialist will set up the first of your 1:1 one-hour personalized calls.* During your onboarding, Hostfully will help you set up your properties, configure listing sites and OTAs, show you how to automate processes with templates and triggers, and get started with pricing.

Please note that the set up time to import and list properties on listing sites varies. Some take under 24 hours, while others take up to two weeks or longer. This is outside any software company’s control. However, due to Hostfully’s preferred partner status with Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com, we can track your status progress and get faster access if an unforeseen problem happens.

After your 1:1 calls, additional onboarding services can be purchased for $150 per hour.

*All plans include at least 2 x 1:1 calls. See plans for details.
Yes! Our mobile app helps you manage your critical and time-sensitive tasks from the palm of your hand. It is available for both iPhone & Android.
Of course! We have free live demos happening weekly for our Property Management Platform. Visit this link to register now and have a fun chat with our team: https://app.livestorm.co/hostfully/livepmp

Alternatively, we also have a pre-recorded demo you can check out here. All demos can be found on our “Request a Demo” page.
Yay! We’re so excited you’re ready to come try us out. We don’t offer free trials, however we do offer a free one-on-one personalized software demo where you can see exactly how Hostfully will be of benefit to you. Want to try a demo, then? Click here to get started. Alternatively, you can check our pricing page to subscribe right away.
Hostfully customer support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
More answers can be found in our FAQ page.

Why Hostfully

World-class customer support

Our solutions are easy to use and will automate your everyday tasks. Our team is also there to help with any issues and will stay with you until you’re comfortable and everything is running smoothly.

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A company with a purpose

We do more than just provide a tool. Through partnerships with Sustonica, EnviroRental, Ecologi and others, we help others in our industry make meaningful changes in the way they operate, to make a positive impact on the community and environment.

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We share our insight and knowledge

Our team has years of experience in the business, learning best practices from leading brands. And we love sharing our knowledge with you. Come say hi to our team during the big vacation rental conferences, or tune into our free webinars.

Still not convinced?

At Hostfully we do things very differently. Instead of jumping right in, you can book a FREE and PERSONALIZED demo with one of our friendly Sales team members. They will show you exactly how Hostully will make your life as a vacation rental property manager much easier, in a demo that is customized to your business needs. So, how about it?

Still not convinced?

At Hostfully we do things very differently. Instead of jumping right in, you can book a FREE and PERSONALIZED demo with one of our friendly Sales team members. They will show you exactly how Hostully will make your life as a vacation rental property manager much easier, in a demo that is customized to your business needs. So, how about it?

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