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PartnershipsAscent & ASTRHO Provide Resources & Solutions to Individual Homeowners in Short-Term Vacation Rentals, Independent Hotels, Resorts & Alternate Lodging


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Alexandria, VA


Bringing Resources, Education and a Community together to Master Vacation Rental Home Ownership


The Association for Short-Term Rental Homeowners (ASTRHO) is a free to join, not-for-profit professional network for all short-term and vacation rental homeowners. We’ve built this community so that we can solve problems, make homeownership easier and more profitable, strengthen our collective knowledge, and support the safe, legal, and successful advancement of the short-term and vacation rental segment within the overall lodging industry.



Ascent’s Benefits

A few of the ways we can make your life easier by sharing some features that set us apart from other payment solution providers:

  • ASCENT has specialized in credit card processing for the vacation rental industry for more than 20 years. Unlike a local bank we truly understand how your business works and offer the best rates and service with the most transparent Interchange Plus program.
  • We walk you through all steps involved to get your PCI Compliance certificate providing essential security, peace of mind, and breach coverage*
  • We offer full chargeback support at no additional cost
  • You as the merchant are refunded your credit card fees on credits and returns that you run, this can add up to substantial savings over the course of the year
  • ASCENT will proactively review (free of charge) what a guest receives from you to make sure your documents are the most effective in standing up against chargebacks (eg. Confirmation, Terms and Conditions, Lease Agreements, etc.)
  • Now offering ASCENTpay powered by Uplift, a guest loan product that guarantees zero chargebacks
  • AscentZeroCost 100% compliant surcharge program
  • No Setup Fees, No Contract Length Requirement, No Cancellation or Early Termination Fees

*partner bank may provide financial coverage if you are certified PCI compliant through their program


Our team is here to ensure starting to accept payments or your payment transition is seamless. We deliver the most advanced solutions for our merchants and partners with respect, honesty, and transparency.

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