What are Annual/Seasonal Minimum Stays and Gap Fills, and how do I use them?

Updated 1 week ago by Beyond Pricing

Minimum Night Stays allow you to set the lowest for number of nights for a reservation right within Beyond Pricing, both year round and by dates. Pro tip: use Gap Fills to make sure you're maximizing your revenue!

Note that Minimum Night Stays are available if you have a connection to HomeAway/VRBO and various PMSs. If you connect directly to Airbnb, set up Minimum Night Stays directly in Airbnb. To see if Minimum Night Stays are available for your integration, check out our information for your PMS.

I require a Minimum Stay. Can I still use Beyond Pricing?

Our pricing model aims to maximize revenue for each day so you'll know you're making the most from each reservation, no matter the length of stay.

You can set Annual Minimum Stays for your listing directly in your Beyond Pricing Customize Tab. Keep in mind that more restrictions will likely mean fewer qualified reservations. 

Setting Minimum Night Stays by Season or Event

You can set up Minimum Night Stays for certain dates, too. This is helpful if you would like to set a shorter Minimum Night Stay during low season, or a longer Minimum Night Stay during a 3-day event or holiday, for example.

Taking a look at our example listing in Palm Springs, we'd like to reduce our Minimum Night Stay during times of low demand so we can maximize our Occupancy during the months that we generally get fewer bookings. At the same time, we would like to increase our Minimum Night Stay to three nights during Thanksgiving, a popular holiday to visit Palm Springs.

Gap Fills

Gap Fills pair well with Minimum Night Stays to increase flexibility and receive extra bookings (and increase revenue!) between longer stays.

Note that at the moment, Gap Fills are only available for those with a connection through Escapia, Track, Guesty or Hostfully. Check your integrations page to view all features available to you.

How Gap Fills work: Beyond Pricing will automatically set the Gap Fill to the number of days between the bookings. For example, if there are two reservations with three nights in between, the minimum stay for that period will be reduced to three nights. You can set Gap Fills up in the Customize Tab for each listing.

We've set up a two night Minimum Stay for our Palm Springs listing, as well as a few Seasonal Minimum Stays. We'd also like guests to be able to book our place when there are fewer than three nights available between reservations or blocked dates -- no matter the season. Let's enable Gap Fills to make that happen:

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