What photos do I need for my home, apartment or holiday rental?

Updated 3 months ago


To get guests to book with you, first you have to grab their attention with an attractive property page.

Photos play a crucial role. This guide explain how to take striking pictures that’ll make your home or apartment irresistible to bookers.

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For more tips, check out our step-by-step visual guide.


Photography tips

  • Use a digital camera – the latest smartphones also have great cameras
  • Only shoot landscape (horizontal) photos – they look the best on Booking.com
  • Take them in high resolution (at least 2048x1080 pixels)
  • Take photos from a height of about 3 to 5 feet
  • When photographing guests, don't show their faces



  • Keep your subject (e.g. amenity, person) in the center of the frame whenever possible. You can always crop the image later on Booking.com.
  • Don't get too close to the subject – leave enough distance to keep the subject centered.
  • Remember that the image visible on the Extranet gallery is pre-cropped.


What to photograph

Take photos of these amenities if you have them:

  • Daycare facilities
  • Playgrounds
  • Waterslides/Waterparks
  • Kids' pools
  • High chairs
  • Cribs
  • Kitchen/-ette
  • Communal areas for adults
  • Excursions (e.g. pamphlets in lobby)
  • Sports facilities
  • Safety features (e.g. pool fences, stair gates)
  • Other family-friendly facilities


After taking all these photos, upload them to your property page.

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