VRBO/Homeaway / booking a home on vrbo or homeaway

Review updated:

The VRBO or Homeaway "Book it Now" feature is a rip off. Those companies are charging travelers and owners for travelers to be able to book the home "now". Travelers are charged an extra fee that, if the traveler books directly thru the owner, the traveler would not be charged. The owner is charged an extra fee. The only winner is VRBO. There is absolutely NO advantage to book thru Homeaway or VRBO. They have recently discontinued their cancellation insurance for Travelers.
You are better off speaking with the owner directly and avoid using VRBO "book it now" to book your vacation.

Mar 16, 2016
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  • Jr
      Jun 08, 2016

    yes this was true for us also, we learned our lesson. booked for next year directly w/the property and it's $700 less (plus it's a different unit and it is larger and much, much nicer ).

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