Book Direct – it’s a complete travel movement away from large online travel agencies towards booking directly with homeowners and managers who own Florida rentals. This is your best and biggest travel hack for saving money on Airbnb, VRBBO Florida vacation rentals. Have you heard of it? There’s no middle man marking up the price!
Florida Rental By Owners have compiled a list of the some incredible online price comparison examples in the impact that booking direct on sites like FLARBO can have on your travel budget.
Traveler & Host Commission Fees
Large online travel agencies charge traveler fees which bumps up the rental rates. Additionally, many charge the host commission fees which in turn force hosts to make up the commission by charging higher rents.
Online Marketplace Pricing Bumps Rates Based on Sell Out Rate
If the first two reasons weren’t enough to convince you to shop around Book Direct vacation rental options, keep in mind that many large online travel agencies use automated pricing software which regularly changes or offers suggestions to change pricing based on the sell out rate of the platform. Meaning a high demand period with higher occupancy suggests higher rates.
Finding a trusted vacation rental site like FLARBO where you can communicate and book direct with the host will save rental guests money. A great alternative to do more and spend less. Imagine what you can do with your savings!
List of the Book Direct Price Comparison Florida Vacation Rentals
- Sirenia Beach House – Anna Maria Island
- Apollo 306 – Marco Island
- Island’s End – Pensacola
- Touch of Cuba – Key West
- Habor View Grand Dolphin – Clearwater Beach
- Windsor Hills Pool Home – Kissimmee
- Dolphin Cove Villa – Tarpon Springs
- Gulf Place Caribbean 415 – Santa Rosa Beach
- Blue Heron – Anna Maria
- Canal Front Caribbean Retreat – Bradenton
Sirenia Beach House – Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental
Check out the price comparison of this Anna Maria Island vacation rental. On VRBO the total price is $5,947 but booking direct with the owner on FLARBO gets you the same week for $858 less. Wowzers!
Pick your beach while staying at this awesome four bedroom Anna Maria vacation rental in the central southwest Gulf coast of Florida. Not only can you stroll along to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay beaches but you can laze in your own backyard beach poolside!
Enjoy fabulous views of the waterfront as this private beach house with pool is perched on the deepwater canal. Slip out the back door to enjoy fishing on the dock, kayaking or boating. Heaven for sports enthusiasts.
Apollo 306 – Book Direct Marco Island Vacation Rental
You can find this stunning Marco Island one bedroom beachfront condo for less on Florida Rental By Owners. Book this popular July 4th holiday week before it’s gone. Our online price comparison shows that you can reserve it for $227 less by booking directly with the owner on FLARBO.
Enjoy your coffee or cocktail on your private balcony with unobstructed views of the entire beach. Watch pods of Dolphins swimming at your shoreline for a great coastal escape.
Marco Island vacation rentals are a great holiday choice. The island has been consistently voted in the Top 10 U.S. Islands.
Island’s End – Pensacola Vacation Rental
Book Direct is a fabulous way to save $183 for this summer week June 26 – July 3, 2021 at this two bedroom Pensacola Beach condo for rent that sleeps six.
Ideally located in the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk sound side community with 600 feet of one of the Island’s largest and most beautiful private white sandy beaches. Island’s End is a four minute walk to Pensacola Beach access. This location makes the perfect vacation destination for families due to the choice of either the beautiful Caribbean Blue Gulf beach or the calm Caribbean Blue Bay side.
A Touch of Cuba – Book Direct Key West Vacation Rental
Contacting the owner directly saves you a whopping $430 at this Key West vacation rental for a June summer week. You can bring along a couple of friends to holiday as Touch of Cuba offers two bedrooms and sleeps up to four people.
Located in the popular Truman Annex of Key West Florida. You can walk to just about everything you want to see or do. Impeccably designed, meticulously maintained and surrounded with restful colors on the wall and artwork from my many visits to Cuba. This little Touch of Cuba rental is the perfect option for a southern holiday.
Harbor View Grand Dolphin – Clearwater Beach Vacation Rental
The Book Direct travel hack will get you this Clearwater Beach condo vacation rental for less… a stunning $392 less for the same summer week compared to the same listing on VRBO.
Whether you’re up early to sip a freshly brewed cup of coffee on the private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Bay, or for a peaceful stroll along the pristine shores, you’ll look forward to every morning at this beachside paradise.
Fill your days with fun in the sun at the beach, building sandcastles, jumping in and out of the waves, and cracking open that book you’ve been meaning to read.
Windsor Hills Pool Home – Book Direct Kissimmee Vacation Rental
This sprawling luxury Kissimmee vacation rental is within reach when you Book Direct. FLARBO can save travelers up to $635 for this Spring Break week.
Enjoy over 3,500 square feet of pure luxury and bring the entire family bubble to relax and seek a holiday solace together. This six bedroom pool home sleeps up to 14 people. A great choice for larger families who like to stay together and enjoy the homes amenities.
Dolphin Cove Villa – Tarpon Springs Vacation Rental
Soak up the sun at this beautiful four bedroom private beach house with pool, hot tub, tiki bar, man cave and so much more. The Book Direct savings are substantial for this April week an incredible $488. YOLO!
This Tarpon Springs vacation rental is a destination in itself, conveniently located minutes from the world-famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Tarpon Springs is an historic community filled with Greek culture, shops, delicious food, and fun filled events throughout the year.
Gulf Place Caribbean 415 – Book Direct Santa Rosa Beach Vacation Rental
Save $225 for this April week at Gulf Place Caribbean a two bedroom two bathroom rental just across the street from the beach with a beautiful Gulf view. Book Direct with the owner on FLARBO to get the best traveler price. Santa Rosa Beach is found in the sought after 30-A area where there are many vacation rental options.
Enjoy the sunset from the top of the palms from the oversized balcony. Recently renovated, this condo will make you feel right at home on your vacation to the most beautiful beaches in the world! Relax in one of the 3 community pools or hot tubs surrounded by lush lawn and palm trees.
Blue Heron – Anna Maria Vacation Rental
This luxury Florida rental is a real bargain when you book direct on FLARBO and save $376 compared to VRBO for the same April week!
Nestled in the lush tropical landscape overlooking idyllic Bimini Bay sits this brand new gorgeous luxury beach house called Blue Heron. This four bedroom spacious, island resort home opens onto a huge, screened porch, with shimmering bay waters just beyond the palms.
The pool awaits, including a covered seating area, built in grill, and outdoor shower. A private walk among the palms leads to the dock and boat lift..
Canal Front Caribbean Retreat – Book Direct Bradenton Vacation Rental
When you book direct with the owner on FLARBO you can enjoy an astounding $1,116 savings on a June week. Caribbean Retreat is a three bedroom, breezy Bradenton vacation rental on Palma Sola Bay.
For some peace among the palms, look no further than the canal front backyard boasting a brand new pool, furnished deck and boat dock perfect for boaters. Experience coastal living from the comfort of this stunning home or venture 3 miles out to Bradenton Beach for a change of shoreline.
View All Florida Vacation Rentals on FLARBO
No matter where you are headed in Florida you can find a great Book Direct vacation rental to suit your budget and tastes on Florida Rental By Owners.. Click this link to find tons of fantastic rental options here.
There’s a vacation rental that’s perfect for you, your family and your friends on Florida Rental By Owners. For your next trip to Florida, think about booking direct with the owner or manager on FLARBO. And travelers don’t pay any fees for using FLARBO to book! It’s the best option for Florida visitors.
Author’s Note: Price comparison research was taken on the same properties on different online travel agencies platforms using public information on February 3 & 4, 2021. The online pricing was used from the respective platform’s property quote details, often found under “view details” text to uncover the full rates charged. Prices are subject to change by the host at any time.
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