About Hamilton NY Homes
Hamilton NY Homes is the premier online resource for vacation rentals around Hamilton, NY. HNYH was created to connect homeowners who rent their spaces on a short-term basis with visitors of Hamilton and Colgate in search of overnight accommodations.
How it Works:
Homeowners can obtain a yearly HNYH membership which provides them with an opportunity to create an online profile listing for their home. Travelers can view the home profiles and find the best fit for them. All communications and transactions take place exclusively between the travelers and the homeowners.
HNYH LISTING MEMBERSHIP
Becoming a member of Hamilton NY Homes means you get to join the Hamilton rental community and can list your home on HamiltonNYHomes.com for short term vacation rentals. Membership is one flat fee. We do not take a percentage of your income. You have full say in everything pertaining to your listing and your rentals, as long as they align with the goals and culture of the HNYH site.
When you are a member, you also become a part of our advertising and marketing efforts. When we advertise the HamiltonNYHomes.com website, it drives customers to our site to search for homes to rent, giving your home more exposure and potential guests. We also work with Colgate University to provide HNYH as a resource for alumni, parents, and visitors of the university.
Being a Hamilton NY Homes member means you are not alone. We are here to help you anytime with your listing and can give you advice and guidance when it comes to your rentals and guests.
Becoming a Member:
Want to become a HNYH member? It’s easy… Start by clicking “Submit Property” in the top right corner of any page at HamiltonNYHomes.com. Follow the steps and it will help you create a profile as well as a listing. When you have finished, your listing will await approval. Once it has been approved, you will receive an invoice to purchase your membership and then your listing will be published! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to send us an email and we walk you through it.
A 12-month membership on HamiltonNYHomes.com is $199, billed annually. Each membership comes with one home listing.
If you become a member outside of the typical billing cycle, you will be billed for the remaining months in the cycle on a pro-rata basis and then you will resume the typical billing cycle.
We accept checks, all major credit cards, and payments via PayPal.
We set listing requirements to keep consistency across the site in addition to providing the customers with the most information possible.
Requirements for each individual listing include:
- Minimum of five photos: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, house exterior
- Be sure that each photo displays a clean and organized home and with proper lighting to ensure that your home appeals to potential guests
- You may add as many photos to your listing as you’d like
- Guests feel most comfortable when they are provided with as many details as possible. Be sure to give a detailed description and include features such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, washer/dryer, cable tv, etc.
- If we feel that your listing does not align with the integrity of the site, does not meet the requirements, or contains any inappropriate content, we reserve the right to make edits and/or remove your listing.
Renting Your Home:
The beauty of the Hamilton NY Homes website is that you have full control of your listing and your rentals. You can rent your home as frequently as you’d like, whether that only be for Colgate Graduations or every weekend. You have full control of who rents your home, when it is rented, how much you charge, what bedrooms are available, check-in/out times, etc.
HNYH does not do any bookings or complete rental transactions. The site is a platform in which visiting guests can search one site and find houses for rent in the Hamilton area. It is up to each individual member to complete their bookings, transactions, and interact with potential guests. Members are responsible to obtain any applicable permits and remit all taxes required to operate a rental property.
It is also up to the members to keep good records and an updated calendar of their available and booked weekends. Hamilton NY Homes does not manage the individual rentals.
Become a Featured Property:
You can showcase your listing on our home page as a featured property to get more profile views. The fee to make your listing featured is $20/month. You can purchase up to 4 consecutive months at a time. There is a limited number of featured listings, operated on a first-come, first-served basis.
COLGATE WEEKENDS IN HIGH DEMAND
(Months may vary each year)
Move-In Weekend: August
Family Weekend: September/October