Although there are increasingly tighter rules on licensing new local accommodation in cities such as Oporto and Lisbon, the truth is that several companies continue to emerge linked to the management of this type of short term rental.

If you have a house in Oporto or if you’re thinking of buying one, find out in advance about the companies that manage short term rentals and the main differences between them, such as commissions charges and services provided

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How do they work and what services do the short term rentals management companies provide?

There are more and more national and international companies of short term rentals management in Oporto with very different services, structures and dimensions. While some offer only services related to the management of check-ins and check-outs, others, such as Feels Like Home, for example, offer a wider range of solutions, such as:

  • Professional photoshoot
  • Registration in the main online platforms
  • Reservations management
  • Check-in/check-out
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance
  • Permanent quality control of the property
  • Price management
  • SEF
  • Registration
  • Collection and delivery of the municipal tourist tax

How much do short term rentals companies charge?

In addition to the services provided, another major difference between the various short term rentals management companies is the fee charged. Commissions vary according to the type of service included, ranging from 10 to 35%.

Bear in mind that some management companies choose to present gross commissions instead of a net one, which makes the amount charged at the end to fluctuate.

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Examples of short term rentals management companies in Oporto:

International companies:

Guest ready

Lovely stay

National companies:

The Porto Concierge
Oporto city apartments

About Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home is the largest national company of short term rentals management. With more than 7 years of experience and about 550 properties spread throughout Lisbon, Oporto, Algarve, Ericeira and Madeira, it provides a complete management service, from the preparation of the house to the departure of the guest:

  • 100% Portuguese Company
  • Large structure, with all departments needed to serve both guests and owners in the best way
  • Specialized team available 24/7

Learn more about Feels Like Home on our website and discover all the solutions we have to offer in the management of short term rentals.

Feel free to download our ebook and find all the information you need to ensure that your home meets all the legal and tax requirements of the short-term rental law in Portugal.


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