Why Book through this Terrasol Site Directly
And Not through VRBO or Other Rental Sites that Add Other Charges?
Did you know:
Recently, VRBO initiated a system to make more money from you, the property-renter. Essentially, they recently “required” that any renter, renting a property through VRBO, and there are hundreds of thousands of listings worldwide, must pay an additional 6-8% “Service Fee” which quickly increased to almost 10%. This goes directly to VRBO, not to the property owner.
I knew the kids that started VRBO and the entire category 30 years ago. David and Lynn Close from Colorado would have never done this, believe me. Homeaway is a huge corporate conglomerate that controls the major share of this industry today through many brands.
In my businessman’s opinion, greed is a terrible thing, and VRBO is providing no additional meaningful service to the renter, or to the property owner for that matter. But you, the renter, has no option. You have to pay it!
Now you do have a choice, book directly through me and DO NOT pay this fee, or book through VRBO and pay an extra almost 10% ! And just announced [late 2019], customers (property owners), are required to pay an additional 3% transaction fee (in addition to the standard VRBO-10% processing fee) for the new “service”. Most property owners will pass this on to the renters, so between Homeaway & VRBO – that’s a 13% Fee !
There are a few other other charges that could be “a surprise” to someone booking a Terrasol condo through VRBO. The rates quoted on VRBO may not specifically include the Terrasol Nightly Rental Fees, about $20-$35 per night depending on the number of people. My rates specifically include this fee, so you, the renter do not pay it. Many VRBO-advertised condos do not mention this fee and the renters have to pay it before they get their signed credit card imprint (that they left when they checked-in) back from the Terrasol Front Desk, upon checkout. Watch out for IVA Taxes as well. These are 16% and if the owner does not include it in their rates, like I do, guess who pays for it – you!
So, on a $2,000 per week booking, the 10% VRBO Service Charge, a 3% Homeaway Fee, the Terrasol Nightly Rental Fee and the 16% IVA Taxes could add about $800 or 40%-plus to the $2000 advertised Rental Cost of your week.
Do your homework and have a great vacation at Terrasol!
Depending on whether you are one couple, a couple with younger kids, a group of six or larger groups requiring multiple units – we have it all!
Below are the condos that are next to each other or steps apart.
Groups: Book Early!