House rules allow you to display what is and what isn’t allowed at your property prior to a guest inquiring or booking. Communicating these rules upfront helps you avoid awkward conversations or unexpected surprises during the guest’s stay. 

There are six predefined house rules: 

  • Maximum overnight guests
  • Minimum age requirement of primary renter
  • Events allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Smoking allowed

Note: You can also add up to three custom house rules.

Configuring your house rules 

To add or edit your house rules:

  1. Log in to your Vrbo account.
  2. If you have more than one listing, select the one you want to edit.
  3. Select Property from the navigation menu.
  4. Select Rules & policies.
  5. Select the House rules tab.
  6. Add/edit your house rules using the predefined options, or add/edit up to three custom house rules.
  7. Select Save.

Add details to your rules  
Some house rules let you add specific details about your requirements. For example:

  • You can add information like the pet type and size permitted at your property. 
  • You can add more details for guests with a custom note (up to 50 characters) in each rule. 
  • You can add information about local regulations. For example, if you need to request an ID from your guests before check-in.