Did you know that when you book your vacation rental through a major OTA like VRBO, Homeaway and Airbnb, you are being charged hundreds of dollars in additional fees?
VRM Intel’s third annual #BookDirect Guest Education Day is coming up on Wednesday February 3rd and we are working to share with our guests how booking direct with a professional vacation rental manager through our marketplace can offer a number of benefits including saving you time, money and stress.
Our platform offers a needed alternative to expensive and impersonal third-party online travel agents. With Calistays.com you can rest assured your getting the best rate guaranteed and concierge service from a professional host who knows the homes they’re renting and can give you personalized recommendations on the area you’re visiting.
Save on California Vacation Rentals When You Book Direct!
There are many advantages to bypassing third-party channels to book directly with management companies and homeowners. Here’s what you get when you #BookDirect
Save 30% in “Traveler Fees” When You Book Direct
You SAVE BIG when you book direct with a professional vacation rental manager. Many third-party listing sites like VRBO, Airbnb and Homeaway charge an additional 30% in traveler fees when you book a vacation rental property through them.
If you book a vacation home for a week at $2500, the additional fee from VRBO, Airbnb or Homeaway could be an extra $225 to the total cost. We could think of a number of other ways we’d rather spend that money on vacation, can’t you?? The best price guarantee is always with the property manager or homeowner.
When you book direct, not only are you saving money, you have direct contact with the manager or owner by phone and email. This means that if you have any questions about the home or area leading up to your stay, or if you run into any bumps or issues during your stay, you have the peace of mind to know that there is someone there available to help you 24/7.
Local Insight & Knowledge
Managers and owners have intimate knowledge about the destination. They know the area well and are there to direct you to the best restaurants, best activities and more!
Owners and managers provide insider knowledge about when to get the best offers, so you can get deals and special rates! Many vacation rental management companies offer seasonal rates and discount pricing when you book direct, which will cut your costs even more!
Many property managers don’t list all of their vacation rentals on listing sites, when you book directly with CaliStays and their local property managers, you have more vacation properties to choose from to better find that perfect home for your stay.
CaliStays is composed of a network of professional property managers, we support the continued responsible growth of our industry. We offer our valued guests and property manager partners with the best solution to avoid unnecessary booking and service fees.
When you are planning a trip to California, book your vacation directly with CaliStays and our vacation rental partners where you can search hundreds of vacation rentals in the most beautiful parts of California and easily book direct with a local, professional host. It’s the most stress-free and affordable way to start planning your vacation! We thank you for exploring our vacation rental marketplace and hope you’ll choose to support the #BookDirect movement.