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Fee-Free Alternatives to VRBO's recent 10% Traveler Fee

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Fee-Free Alternatives to VRBO's recent 10% Traveler Fee

Does anyone know any Fee-Free alternatives for booking vacation rentals in Davenport FL and in general?

Be sure you're informed about the new VRBO Traveler Fee, implemented in Feb. 2016. It ranges up to 10% and is added to your rental cost. It is paid to HomeAway/VRBO, the owner can't waive the charge unless you book directly with the owner.

A good source of information on this fee (and others) plus your alternatives for avoiding the service fee (how to find and book with the VR owner directly):

http://www.guestservicefees.com

There are still fee free listing site options, a newer one for vacation rentals that is starting to get traction is HomeEscape, https://www.homeescape.com/ (free for guests and owners)... for now.

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32. Re: Fee-Free Alternatives to VRBO's recent 10% Traveler Fee

There is now a class action lawsuit against VRBO for the excessive and recent addition of fees.

Let's hope the consumer wins.

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34. Re: Fee-Free Alternatives to VRBO's recent 10% Traveler Fee

Looks like this may turn into another spam fest.

Book direct with someone that will accept a credit card in case there is a problem.- problem solved.

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35. Re: Fee-Free Alternatives to VRBO's recent 10% Traveler Fee

Thank you Harry for advising on a recommended site. I did not check into it but hoping it is one that does not charge traveler fees.

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