Posted March 11, 2021 at 11:10 am by SVHR

Online Vacation Rentals By Owner Web Site For Sale in Canada

Prospectus Introduction (SVHR) is currently a globally oriented, vacation home rentals by owner site, offering a direct Home Owner to Renter communication platform modeled on the old before it was bought by in 2006. At that time VRBO was a direct Home Owner to Renter rental site with no intermediary booking/payment requirements.  The old VRBO site made money by Home Owner subscription income alone.

SVHR seeks to replicate the original VRBO model and appeal to Home Owners who have become dis-enfranchised with the modern home rental platforms where the web site manages all bookings and takes a percentage of the rental income in one way or another. SVHR gives the Home Owner a flat fee listing advertising platform.

To get a flavour for how this web site works please:

  • Browse the site like a potential Renter, make an enquiry or two, and familiarize yourself with how a Renter would use the site.
  • Create an account as a potential Owner. Create a property or two.  Familiarize yourself with how an Owner manages his account and properties.  Please delete your properties and account when done.

SVHR Relevant Information

  • All source code and data are included in the sale of the web site.
  • Approximately 4,000 home listings and Home Owner Accounts.
    • Most of these are in Canada and the US, with a smattering around the globe.
    • Although all efforts have been made to keep these listings current, many have become old and “tired” and haven’t been updated since being originally created in 2011.
  • Increasing web site traffic. About 5 renter inquiries per day during high season (January through June). See Google Analytics below.
  • The current Drupal 7 based site has been in existence since 2018.
  • Site currently is free for Home Owners to create and advertise a Bronze listing. Must pay to upgrade listings to higher levels of on-site search results.
  • The current income goal is $110k USD per year based on 800 enabled bronze listings, plus 100 sliver listings, plus 100 gold listings. This is a perfect opportunity a 1-person side gig, which can be operated from anywhere on the planet, and/or while in transit.
    • It provides a platform for unlimited growth subject to the operators’ SEO capabilities, investment and dedication.
  • Operational costs are $322USD per year (see Technical info below). There is no income at the time of this writing.
  • History of dollars invested over the past several years is available to serious potential buyers.
  • Reason for sale: Owner is 69 years old, and moving from a semi-retired state to a fully retired state.

SEO Work

Sale of the web site includes turnover of all the SEO work that has been done in the past, under the accounts of Marco Petti. This includes:

  • Turnover of Marco Petti social media accounts: on Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Diigo, Mix ( previously StumbleUpon), Digg, Tumblr, Pinterest, Quora, SlashDot
  • Turnover of Marco Petti article promotion web site accounts on: Medium, BlogSpot, ArticleCube, Articles.Abilogic, ArticlesFactory, PearlTrees,,
  • Turnover of Marco Petti video promotion accounts on: YouTube Channel , Vimeo, Flickr, DailyMotion, MySpace .
  • Turnover of logs of postings to all the above sites
  • Turnover of approximately 100 Blogs, containing content and pictures. Approximately 10 of these have been published to a mixture of the above accounts. As a result, much more is ready and on stand by to post on a regular basis to Social Media.
  • Turnover of Google Web Master account and tools, including Google Analytics. This is under a generic Sunrise Vacation Home Rentals support account.

Technical Information (SVHR) is currently a global oriented, vacation home rental site, custom written in the Drupal 7 open source CMS ( based on the Roomify open source vacation rental property framework, described below.  is an open source vacation home rental and booking engine. See the following links for more information:

Operational costs:  hosting = $191USD/year (based on a 3 year Premium Cloud Plan + Support Phone Line (unmanned) $131USD/year = $322USD/year.

Canada is a great country to do business. Be your own boss by taking over an existing business than starting a new business if you are unsure how to start a company. Business for sale in Canada is your best choice and you can look for our business broker for assistance or business advisor to advise you further in your business needs.


Company Establish Year
Total no. of Employees
Reason for Letting Go
Physical Location Status
Can be operated from a laptop anywhere on the planet.
Rental Cost
Rental Down Payment
Terms for Lease
Physical Location Details
Can be operated from a laptop anywhere on the planet.
Relocate Business
Can be operated from a laptop anywhere on the planet.
Can be operated from a laptop anywhere on the planet.
Facilities and Equipment
All cloud based.
Potential for Expansion
o It provides a platform for unlimited growth subject to the operators’ SEO capabilities, investment and dedication.