Are AirBnb listings public, or can a listing be private and only be accessible with the direct link?

Someone sent me a direct listing on https://fr.airbnb.ca/ (with the property ID) next door to me,I don't want to share because of doxxing.

When I search AirBnb with the map tool, I cannot see the listing.

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    The only listings appearing in the search are those that are available during the selected dates.
    – JoErNanO
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 14:25

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can Listing be private and only be accessible with the direct link ?

Yes, according to https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Hosting/private-listing/td-p/8585:

If you dont' want the general public to see your listing, yes, you can "hide" it by either unlisting or snoozing it (go to manage listing, then click on menu bar on right side, and in the dropdown menu at the bottom you will see a box that says "listed/snoozed/unlisted". )

When a listing is "snoozed" (for certain dates) or "unlisted" then the public cannot see it. IF you wanted someone to book it, you would need to "list" it again just long enough for them to book it, and then as soon as they book it, snooze or unlist it again. The person who books would still be able to see the listing but the general public would not


Each listing has a unique web address, this web address can be typed into any browser and your listing will pop up even when its snoozed, although as far as I'm aware it can't be booked.

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    So to be able to book it needs to be public ?
    – Max
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 20:38
  • @Max that's my understanding Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 20:41
  • I think Franck may have the answer, but you can also try checking different dates, or looking for it without dates.
    – WGroleau
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 5:48

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