Where to list your Destin Vacation Rental

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner

Since I established my business Destin Condo Rentals to rent our Pelican Beach Resort Condos, I have listed it with several channels. Here is a comparison with my experience. I need to remind you that all channels will incur 3% credit card fees and also will not properly protect you against chargebacks

Channel Cost PROs CONs
Booking.com group 15% of booking High exposure
Customer support
Promotions and boosters
Dispute commissions
Gap filler
Self collection of funds
Declining CCs
24 wait to cancel declined cards
Content by their writers
Expedia group 15% of booking Customer support
Promotions and boosters
Easy to cancel bookings
Dispute commissions
Gap filler
Lower exposure
Fees to guest are not transparent
VRBO/Homeaway $499/yr or 5% Popular for longer trips
Very flexible in content
Deposit can be adjusted
Immediate payments
Guest details upon booking
Request review from anyone
Cost going up every year
Exposure going down
Available cancellation policies
Request review from anyone
Airbnb None Very flexible content
Superhost program
Guest details upon booking
Payments after check-in
48h grace period
Available cancellation policies
Free cancellations during state emergencies
Flipkey/Tripadvisor None Deposit can be adjusted
Longer rentals
Request review from anyone
Guest details upon final payment
Payments after check-in
24h grace period
Tripz.com and ECBYO.com $200+ listing fees Request review from anyone No bookings came so far
Cannot quote for whole booking
Houfy.com None New site with different mindset
Can quote whole booking
Import Airbnb listings and reviews
Very little exposure

 

Comments (1)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

And maybe one day soon I’ll get to experience one of these destinations. I’m booked solid for a while with destinations. :)

Sep 11, 2018 11:10 PM