It’s Book Direct Awareness Week and we’ve decided to showcase how much you can save on Book Direct Vacation Rentals on FLARBO. It’s a good old-fashioned FLARBO SMACKDOWN!
We have tons and tons of Book Direct vacation rentals to choose from. In fact as of today we have over 1,200 Book Direct rentals! There’s no better time to start saving on your next vacation rental than on FLARBO!
What the heck are Book Direct Vacation Rentals?
Book Direct Vacation Rentals encompass a movement in the short-term rental and hotel industry. It was initially launched by industry thought leader Amy Hinote of the uber-amazing VRM Intel digital magazine in 2017. Have a look at her industry magazine specifically for vacation rental property managers.
The movement is designed to educated the public on alternative options to book short-term accommodations directly and by-pass third-party channels to get the best price. Book Direct vacation rentals are a fabulous option for saving tons of money!
Who benefits from the Book Direct Rental Movement?
Both travelers and vacation rental owners face the same issues regarding high fees and commissions set by large online travel agencies such as VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia and more. When reservations are made for the same dates the traveler and property owner pays more when a third-party commission-fee based booking platform is used.
When travelers use a #Book Direct vacation rental platform like FLARBO – Florida Rental By Owners, or an owner’s own website, or a local tourism site they are often saving hundreds of dollars by avoiding the fees charged on other sites.
How Much Can I Really Save with a Book Direct Vacation Rental Site?
We’ve put together a few examples using FLARBO and other large third party sites to educate the public on how much savings they can benefit from.
In each case, the exact same dates were entered on the different platforms with the same number of guests (2) to ensure the statistics were standardized. The results are sometimes astonishing!
We couldn’t get over the savings on this Perdido Key beachfront rental in comparison to Airbnb and FLARBO. It was mind boggling! We had to check the price three times to see if it was accurate.
Saving over a four hundred dollars on a one-week Perido Key rental for the same dates? That’s astonishing! Check out moe Perdido Key rentals here.
Orlando – Book Direct Vacation Rental Savings on FLARBO
Check out this fabulous 3 Bedroom vacation villa in the Disney-Orlando area. The perfect pad to stay at while enjoying all of the great things to do in Orlando like the theme parks, golf courses, shopping outlets, amazing restuarants and more.
We searched for this owner’s rental for a week in November for 2 people. Check out the #BookDirect Savings on FLARBO versus VRBO. A whopping $187 dollars. That’s the equivalent of groceries for a week! You can find the best vacation rentals for less in the Disney-Orlando area here.
This waterfront vacation rental comes replete with a backyard beach on a tiny island in Florida called Anna Maria. Book the same week on different websites and you could be losing hundreds of dollars unnecessarily.
Want to check out more photos on this book direct vacation rental by owner in the state of Florida? You can view more details here. For hundreds more options in the area you can check out all Anna Maria Island rentals here.
We found this lovely 2 bedroom beachfront Marco Island book direct condo rental ready for a traveler to enjoy. Sipping a coffee in the morning and a cocktail at sunset on this balcony with ocean breezes is pure heaven!
Saving over a hundred dollars never goes out of style! Find more rentals in the Marco Island area to discover here.
This luxury 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home boasts a design for fun! It included incredible amenities like an indoor shuffle board, a putting green as well as 5 pools!!! The main lagoon pool, toddler pool, 2 plunge pools and a hot tub spa.
It also includes a golf cart, bicycles, paddle boards, kayak, fishing poles, all included at no additional cost. Find out more about this luxury Florida rental by owner here.
Why Can’t I See these Fees on Other Sites?
The majority of guests who book their vacation rentals on household-name sites are unaware that they are paying third-party service fees. Often the details are hidden and travlers have to click “view the details” to see who they are paying.
The aim of #BookDirect day is to educate guests about the other options and other ways that they can find accommodations – without paying huge ‘third-party fees’.
Aren’t the same properties on all vacation rental sites?
No! Many vacation rentals aren’t found on the large household-name listing sites. As a result of higher fees that are associated with the larger sites many owners have decided to remove their properties from these commisson fee websites.
The vacation rentals below couldn’t be found on the larger sites so travelers can only find them on #Book Direct websites like FLARBO.
Come home to the beach every night! This 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Clearwater condo rental is tastefully decorated with natural wood furnishings and earthy colors. Experience the comforts of home with everything you need for your beach vacation.
Come enjoy this newly built Villa Royal’s Paradise, in Cape Coral a perfect location for Golfers and those seeking tranquility. Breathtaking view over the broad canal.
A special highlight is the pool. Watch the next Superbowl or your fave sports team directly from the pool with a cocktail in hand. Flatscreen-TV on the Lanai!
Enjoy not one but two decks at this wonderful Madeira Beach beachfront condo rental for rent by the owner. One deck overlooks the Gulf and the other overlooks the Intercoastal Waterway. All within walking distance to the famous John’s Pass Village.
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The best place to book direct vacation rentals by owner in Florida is on Florida Rental By Owners. You can find over a thousand different Florida vacation rental properties for less than other booking websites.
Florida Rental by Owners also has a large selection of monthly and long term rentals for snowbirds who are seeking some sunshine for longer stays. For your next trip to Florida, considering trying the website that will allow you to book the “same vacation rentals for less.”
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