Become a host on Plum Guide: The world's best vacation homes

Why hosts choose Plum Guide:

More bookings

Our guests rarely use mainstream platforms like Airbnb, so you can remain on other platforms and benefit from more, higher value bookings - our average booking value is 2.3x those of mainstream platforms.

Preferred guests

The majority of our guests are more affluent and mature, with an average age of 55 and household income of £140k (USD$175k).

More profitable bookings

Our guests prefer longer bookings (2x the length of mainstream platforms), which results in improved margins by reducing your changeover costs.

Real human help

You have real human help at the end of the phone or email, free of charge.

Increased nightly rates

With more demand, hosts can increase nightly rates across all platforms.

Apply to become a host

By signing up, you agree to be contacted on the details you have provided. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy.

3 simple steps to becoming a Plum host

Register your interest by submitting the form and we will be in touch to discuss your property.


We send a Home Critic to test your home, along with a photographer to take pictures.


If you pass we create your listing for you, and you'll soon be taking premium bookings for your home

Plum guide - Official Selection

Hear from one of our many happy hosts, Richard

“Plum guests appear to be a cut above the rest. Plum's attention to detail when onboarding the property has paid dividends later on. The property is accurately described so guests' expectations are always met.”

Richard, Plum Guide Host £140k earned so far

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Plum Guide?

How are you different from other platforms like Airbnb?

We specialize in selling to guests who don’t use mainstream platforms to book homestays. Our guests are more affluent and mature, with an average age of 55. This results in higher value bookings with a greater length of stay.

Who can be a Plum Guide host?

Every home on Plum Guide has been tested by a Home Critic against 150 different criteria. If your home passes you could become a host on Plum Guide.

What is the Plum Test?

The Plum Test has been formulated by a team of hospitality experts. Our Home Critics test your home against 150 different criteria and gather more than 500 data points. This gives our guest confidence they will have an exceptional experience.

How much should I charge for my listing?

Your pricing decisions are up to you. If you are unsure, we would recommend looking at similarly sized properties in the area and using these as guidelines.

What are Plum Guide’s fees?

Once you receive a reservation, we charge a Plum Guide service fee for individual hosts of 3% of the total accommodation charges plus any applicable local and sales taxes. We also charge a one-time membership fee per listing only due on your first Plum Guide guest check-in. This is a flat fee of £300 / US$400 plus any applicable local and sales taxes to cover the cost of the Plum Test, professional photography, and listing building (yes, we build it for you!).