Property Management Company vs Online Site for Vacation Rentals?

It’s summertime, and that means vacation season is in high gear and vacation rentals are in demand. We previously covered why booking a vacation rental beats booking a hotel. However, did you know that renting directly through a property management firm is preferable to renting through online sites such as Airbnb and VRBO? 

Save Money

Third party vacation rental sites usually charge extra fees. If you book directly through a property rental agency like Arrowhead Property Rental, you will skip these extraneous fees. These surcharges include things like commission, up-charges for extra people (which can add up to 30% to your bill). What’s worse, these fees are often tacked on at the end, leaving you in the dark until checkout. When renting from a property management firm such as Arrowhead Property Rental, the price is upfront: what you see is what you get.

Learn About a Property Before You Rent

Airbnb and other vacation rental sites know absolutely nothing about their properties. So, customer service reps are unable to answer property questions. They could choose to contact the homeowner. However, that is sometimes a long and laborious process. Also, if your vacation home requires repairs or maintenance during your stay, you will encounter the same problem. With property management firms, you talk to a live person who understands and has toured the actual property. This way, we are prepared to answer all your questions. There is no waiting. What’s more, we know the area where the property is located, so we make suggestions about activities and services you may need or might enjoy.

Don’t Limit Your Options

Vacation rental sites often cost homeowners more money to use than property management firms. So, many of the best, most highly demanded rentals may not be available to you because they are not listed. If you limit your vacation home search to online rental sites, you may be severely limiting your options.

Better Accommodations for Special Needs

If one or more of your family members has special needs and you use a rental site, you will need to speak with an endless stream of customer service reps and homeowners to make sure you took the right home for your family’s needs, which is frustrating and time consuming. Plus, you may book a home only to discover that is not suitable for your needs. With a property management firm such as Arrowhead Property Rental, you can talk to one person who will listen to your concerns and help you find just the right rental for your unique circumstances.

About Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California

At Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets. For individuals, couples, families, and groups, with stays of days, weeks, or months, we have what you need — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Holiday rentals fill up quickly. Don’t delay. Book today.

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