Book Direct With Us!

 

Book Direct and SAVE!

One of the most important parts of planning a vacation is finding the perfect place to stay for your trip. Many travelers are paying too much by booking their vacation rental through third-party channels like Expedia, HomeAway, VRBO and AirBnB. If your next step is to start looking at one of the many popular booking sites for reserving vacation rentals, it might be time to consider booking direct.  Here’s a look at some of the advantages to booking direct with your host.

Best Price Guarantee

As you’re browsing vacation rentals on one of the popular apps or websites for vacation rentals, you find a great property that’s right in your budget. But then as you’re about to check out, you notice one fee…and then another fee…and before you know it, the property is out of your budget! Sound familiar? We know. It’s not fun to have to start over on your search because service fees put your dream vacation over budget. That’s why we advise that you book directly through the host. You’ll find that the fees are much more straightforward so you know right away what you can afford, and you’ll be able to get more house for your money when you don’t have to waste your funds on pointless fees!

Did you know?

All of the major OTA’s (Online Travel Agencies) charge you an additional 5%-20% for booking your accommodation through their websites. As if the fee wasn’t hard enough, some OTA’s make it impossible to spot that you’re even being charged a fee. It’s ‘packaged’ in the total without showing you a breakdown, which means you may never even know you paid a fee!

  • Airbnb charges you up to 20% of the rental cost
  • VRBO/HomeAway charges you up to 12%
  • TripAdvisor/Flipkey charges you up to 16%

Imagine paying 15% on a $4,000 booking! What could you do with that $600?

 

Customized Travel Experience

If you’ve ever booked through the typical vacation rental site, you know that making changes to your reservation can be a nightmare. Maybe you just need to add another night, or you want to specify that you’ll be arriving late. Well, it’s probably going to take several emails and phone calls to relay the message, and even then, there’s no guarantee the property manager will ever get it. But when you’re dealing directly with the host, all it takes is one email or phone call to make any changes. This leaves you with more time to plan the rest of your vacation!

We are the local experts!

When you book through a mega site, you don’t get personalized information on the city you’ll be staying in. You might get some general facts that anyone can look up online, but you won’t quickly learn what the best coffee shops are or which bar has the best pours for drinks. If you’re looking for a personal touch and lots of firsthand knowledge on the area from locals, you’ll want to book directly through the host and truly live like the locals.

Book Direct Bottom Line

There are so many options these days when it comes to booking a vacation rental. You can book online with one of the Mega Booking Sites like HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB, and TripAdvisor, or you can book directly with Hostfolio. We want to make it easy for you to understand the benefits of booking directly with us. Mega Booking Sites can add up to 20% to your reservation with hidden booking fees. When you book directly with Hostfolio, you get the guaranteed best price for your vacation, direct access to a knowledgeable local team, and outstanding service and attention to detail throughout your stay with us.
 Experience Southern Hospitality

Visit Nashville in Style