How do monthly prices work?

Monthly prices are optional pricing settings for hosts. If a listing has a monthly price, it is applied to reservations with 28 nights or more. Guest payments and host payouts for long-term reservations happen monthly.

When reservations take place in multiple calendar months, the nights booked in one month may have a different nightly rate than the nights booked in another month. To get an idea of how monthly prices are calculated (before applicable fees or additional charges a host includes in the pricing settings are added), follow these steps:

1. Divide the monthly price by the number of nights in the month to calculate a nightly rate.
2. Multiply that nightly rate by the number of nights of the reservation in that month.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for for each month in the reservation, if needed.
4. Add the result for each month together.

Here are a few examples for a listing with a monthly price of $900:

Exact calendar month: Check-in April 1, Checkout May 1 (30 nights)

Step 1: $900 per month / 30 nights in April = $30 per night
Step 2: $30 x 30 nights = $900

• Non-exact month: Check-in April 1, Checkout April 29 (28 nights)

Step 1: $900 per month / 30 nights in April = $30 per night
Step 2: $30 x 28 nights = $840

• Two or more calendar months: Check-in April 1, Checkout May 16 (45 nights)

Step 1: $900 per month / 30 nights in April = $30 per night
Step 2: $30 x 30 nights = $900
Step 3: (Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for next month)
$900 per month / 31 nights in May = $29* per night
$29 x 15 nights = $435
Step 4: $900 + $435 = $1335

*Our system only processes whole numbers and rounds to the nearest whole amount.

This information should help you understand a bit more how monthly prices in reservation totals are calculated—the total will also include any applicable fees and other additional charges a host includes in the pricing settings. Security deposits are not included in the total cost of a listing, and we do not charge service fees on security deposits.

If you have any questions about monthly prices, please contact the host directly—they are your best resource since they customize their own pricing.

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