About Utah Rentals By Owners

Welcome to Utah Rentals By Owner! We are not a faceless national corporation or a subsidiary of a conglomerate giant. We are independently owned and operated, and own a vacation rental property right here in Utah. We are committed to providing a way for vacation rental owners throughout Utah to connect with travelers in a meaningful way that benefits both, without unnecessary restrictions or fees. Through Utah Rentals By Owner, travelers have access to quality vacation homes while saving money by avoiding service fees charged by HomeAway, VRBO, AirBNB and other large vacation rental websites.

We connect homeowners with travelers who want an easy-to-use interface when booking their vacation rental - without the restrictions. We are excited to serve all Northern to Southern Utah communities by building a growing database of homes throughout! We seek to provide a world-class vacation rental platform without the restrictions or fees found in other websites.

Our Pledge to Owners

  • Complete and immediate access to renter contact information throughout the booking process
  • Your house, your rules – You control the booking process, payments, etc.
  • NO RISK free trial and low annual subscription rate

Our Pledge to Guests

  • NO BOOKING FEES – not now, not ever
  • Easy to use website for finding great rental properties

Our Story

My husband, Joe, and I bought our first vacation rental in Brian Head, Utah four years ago. When we couldn’t escape reality and stay at Moosen Lodge, we opened our home to renters, with great success. We attribute our success to our policy of personally speaking to each potential renter.

We share with each person details of our mountainside property and the surrounding area. During this time, we also learn about our potential guests while building a trust and rapport you cannot get through a written questionnaire. VRBO took that right away from us and all owners and no longer allow any off-platform conversation before booking. They block phone numbers, they block email addresses. Today, large third party booking sites are charging both owners and travelers significantly more.

They are also attempting to separate owner and traveler contact to protect their corporate interests, which reduces traveler satisfaction. As of 2017, the main three big-box listing sites have all migrated to a similar business model leaving vacation rental owners and travelers with few options. We don’t need to tell you how much the industry has changed. The large websites are getting more and more greedy and restrictive.

Our second home is very personal to us and we take pride in offering our guests an exceptional experience. All of that is being threatened by the negative changes in the industry. We intend Utah Rentals By Owner to be the positive change.

We Need Your Help

Our goal is to become the number one source for vacation properties in Utah. We can only do that with quality listings, from trusted owners, like yourself. As we grow in listings, so will the number of travelers that use our site. This is why we offer a FREE SIX MONTH trial period and a very low annual subscription rate at a fraction of what the conglomerates charge. You can join us at a very exciting time as we turn the tables back in the direction of benefitting the homeowners and their guests.

Like you, we have been searching for an effective, affordable solution. As a result, we are excited about teaming up with other successful independent vacation rental site owners (vacationrentalbyowner.net) to help build a regional listing site that puts owners and traveler needs first.

Together, we can take our industry back!