Avoid the AirBnB or VRBO Booking Fee!
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, February 18, 2019
So you've found the perfect home for you and your guests! It's available for the dates you want and the price is within your budget. You go to check-out and notice that there are all these extra service fees that are pushing the price up. What? You don't want to pay for all that! You just want a wonderful, fun vacation at the lowest price possible. But if you're booking through any of the following sites, you could be paying more than you need to be.
The following are the service fee rates for the most popular vacation rental booking sites:
- Homeaway/ VRBO: Up to 12% of the total reservation
- AirBnB: Up to 20% of the booking subtotal
- Booking.com: Up to 25% of the total reservation
This can be potentially HUNDREDS of dollars you are losing out on because of one little mistake: you aren't booking direct. Let me explain.
Sites like AirBnB and VRBO act like a travel agent for vacation rentals, connecting guests to vacation homes that they may be interested in. People can use sites like AirBnB if they only have one home, or if they are a property management company, like Vacation Rental 365. If they are a property manager, this means that they are going to be increasing their prices to account for the service fee that they're being charged.
A property that is $400 per night on AirBnB would only be $334 per night if you book directly through the property manger.
That's $66 a night that could be put towards other great things during your trip!
- A romantic dinner for two
- Bringing your dog along for the trip!
- A massage at your property
- 15 cups of coffee!
So how do you get the best deal? Well, for Vacation Rental 365, you can google Vacation Rental 365 or click the link here. This will take you to our direct website. From there you can find all kinds of beautiful properties in Cle Elum, Roslyn Ridge, and Suncadia Resort that are available at the lowest prices possible! Just enter the dates you are looking for and click 'Find Rental' on our homepage. Once you find a house that catches your eye you can take a virtual tour without ever leaving your living room! Not only that, but VacationRental365.com has lots of amazing resources for upcoming guests. You can find information about recommended activities, local attractions, special offers, and upcoming events!
Don't spend more than you need to. The next time you book, remember to book direct.
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