Susie had a killer vacation home in Machiasport, Maine. Because she wanted to offset some bills, Susie decided to make it available as a vacation rental. Since she loved her home and area, she was excited that she could play ‘virtual tour guide and innkeeper’ to the guests who stayed in her home. She paid upfront for an ad on a major online vacation rental listing site and happily answered questions about her home and many questions about the area from potential guests via phone and email. When the guest was ready to book, she made payment arrangements, usually through a check or credit card payment.
Your Mom always told you: NOTHING IS FOR FREE. This includes AirBnB and VRBO/Homeaway.
See the attached article (link below), which outlines some of the “hidden” fees from these sites, which really give you nothing in return. Try booking with the owner (Us) directly, and save on all of these fees. And, please feel confident in our many 5 Star reviews, and our lengthy rental history since 2011.