How to save money on your next vacation!

Today, February 7, 2018, is the first #BookDirect Guest Education Day! Homeowners are coming together to let you know a dirty little secret: those online travel agencies and booking sites are charging you extra fees! I’m going to show you how to save money on your next vacation.

You might see something on your price quote called “service fee”. Guess what? It goes directly to the listing site – not the owner of the property you’re booking! These fees can be from 5-15%, sometimes even more. They’re double-dipping; they collect fees from the owners to list the properties, and they collect fees from you to rent the properties. It can be avoided!

So how do you avoid paying unnecessary fees? Book direct with the owner!

Look but don’t book
Search those big listing sites to find properties you like. Now google the name of the property, or the owner’s name, or both. Many of us have created our own websites so you can book direct (like this one

Try searching Facebook for the owner’s name, property name, or the area you’re interested in. Most owners have a facebook page for their property.

Fee-free sites
Try one of the new fee-free rental sites. We are listed on and but there are lots more, too.

Just say NO to unearned service fees!


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2 thoughts on “How to save money on your next vacation!

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    06/11/2019 at 10:56 am

    Do you have rentals on 30A?

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      06/11/2019 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Dianna, our condos are in Panama City Beach, on the west end. So not on 30A but close!


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