Friday, April 29, 2016

Destin Beachfront Condo Rentals

If you are online and looking for Destin beachfront condo rentals you are finding out pretty quickly that availability is very limited for the summer 2016 season. Please do not wait to find a lower price because by the time you figure out you will not find a better price, the original dates are gone that you could have taken.

If your dates are not available on my calendar please contact me anyway as I have some unpublished sources that just may have a condo rental on the beach in Destin,Florida available. I agree my calendars are just about full but I do have cancellations and this other source. My direct cell number is 731-589-7841.

Monday, April 18, 2016

This Destin Vacation Home Rental Listing Going Online

Just an update about the new sites I am getting these Destin Vacation Homes listed on. Both of these are now live or will be shortly. The first one is Vacation Home Rentals and the second one is Home Escape. 

Both of these websites above promise never to charge the owners or renters for the basic service but will finance their websites with premium services.

 With or without VRBO, my units are filling up fast. It would appear that many people are waiting until last minute to book and are having to scramble to find a Destin beachfront condo rental. If you just found this website be sure to check the videos along with the availability calendars over on the left side of the page view you are looking at.

My direct number to book or get rates is 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This Destin Pelican Beach Resort Owner Not Going To Give In To VRBO

Over the last few weeks I have renter after renter(for my Destin Pelican Beach Resort condos) tell me they refuse to pay the 10% service fee to VRBO to make a booking in a unit signed up for VRBO to collect the payment. I understand their concern completely.

Now VRBO is telling all the owners that upon renewal of owners contract then each and every renter that comes through VRBO will accrue a service fee whether VRBO collects the rental payment or the owner collects the rental payment.

I had a nice long talk with a VRBO representative this morning and she said they have overwhelming support from renters thanking them for charging this extra fee. Her reasoning is that there is added protection for the renter and they feel "safer" with VRBO being in the middle of the booking. I thanked her for her time and will continue to look for alternative ways to advertise my 2 Destin Beachfront Condo Rentals. What I have found that works great for me is I allow the future renter to negotiate the fee with me and then after I talk to the front desk management company I get the renter a confirmation number and let the renter call the front desk with credit card information.

What is really happening is the VRBO/Home Away company just sold to another entity and this is a way to finance their purchase.

I will be posting alternative sites here that I plan to use to advertise my units and unless VRBO changes their plans they will not be included.