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Vacation Rental Home Guests

September 21, 2016 by ccbass007

For Our Travelers:

It’s easy, find your perfect rental home then book direct with the owner/manager and save money. No 3rd party commissions charged to owners, no guest booking fees. Contact information clearly listed or register and sign in to send contact form.

PLEASE NOTE: Some listing sites also charge the owners a hefty percentage/fee for each booking travelers don’t see. We do not. Reducing this burden helps vacation home owners pass the savings on to their guests!

Simply contact vacation rental owners to book direct. The way it should be.

No more:

  • Excessive Booking Fees
  • Service Fees
  • Annoying Pop-ups
  • Up-sells and add on’s
  • Bait and switch pricing
  • Clunky forced app use

Below is a sample of what online travel sites charge when you book through them. It adds up fast. Save money booking direct.

Airbnb Fees
Guest fees Host fees Listing fees
Guests pay a service fee of 0-20% of the booking total, to cover costs of keeping Airbnb up and running. Approximately 3-5% to cover transaction fees, but it may vary depending on country or if hosts have a Super Strict cancelation policy. Free to join and list entire property, private room or shared room.

HomeAway Fees
Guest fees Host fees Listing fees
Guest service fee is usually between 6-12% of the booking total. Dependent on listing plan – pay-per-booking subscriptions will pay a percentage (starting from 8%) on each reservation total.
Annual subscription owners will not incur any additional host charges. Pay-per-booking
If anticipated income is less than $10,000 per year per listing, this option is suitable. Just pay a commission on the bookings you take, starting at 8%.

TripAdvisor Fees
Guest fees Host fees Listing fees
Travelers are charged a booking fee, which TripAdvisor uses to run the platform, and this varies from 8% to 16% depending on reservation total. Hosts pay a 3% fee to TripAdvisor on every booking they take, deducted from the guest’s booking total. No upfront subscription fees or contract.

All site users verify they are the legal owner(s) and provide secure online payments or other means acceptable to both parties.