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VRBO - the place for holidays

AdvantagesGreat holiday ideas, lovely properties worldwide

DisadvantagesNone really

"No sooner has Christmas come and gone than it will be time to start thinking of the summer vacation. I have never been a one for the organised party or the package tour. I have always preferred to look after my own destiny and make all the arrangements myself. To this end I now book the family’s flights over the internet and wherever possible use e-tickets. I have loyalty cards with several airlines and a couple of hotel chains. Our family (although ..." Read review
11.12.2002

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A really good experience

AdvantagesEasy to use, customisable, first class property

DisadvantagesNone

"I've used many vacation rental sites in the past - Homeaway, Holiday Lettings, even Tripadvisor - but I've never had as good an experience as I did with VRBO. For me, staying self catering offers so many more advantages as opposed to staying in a hotel or resort. VRBO makes choosing your accommodation super easy. The website itself is simple and very easy to navigate. As far as I know, the whole world is covered on VRBO - or at least, everywhere ..." Read review
18.01.2014

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vrbo is still one of the better places to list/find a rental

AdvantagesVery popular with renters, particulalry in the US

DisadvantagesNot the cheapest option

"If you own a vacation home and want to list it on the internet to find renters, there are lots of choices out there and it can be confusing trying to find the right sites on which to list. VRBO is one of the longest established vacation rental sites and in the early days was the clear market leader. Although there are a lot more options now, VRBO is still on of the best places to list your vacation rental, particularly for US properties. The ..." Read review
08.11.2012

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Community Level 1floandsteve

Quick review of vrbo.com

"We also had a bad experience with VRBO, in Santa Fe, NM. We had used the site 2 yrs ago and stayed in a wonderful casita. Our Christmas/New Years rental this year was a disaster. The photos were deceptive; there were no drawers in the place. The shower and toilet broke during our stay. We are contesting our bill through American Express. I think VRBO is now used by owners who are only renting out properties. It might help to ask when you call to make a reservation is "Does the owner live in this Casita?" We were shocked to find that the website's "guest comments" do not appear AT ALL unless the owner approves.
05.01.2008

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Community Level 1wilburmemo

Quick review of vrbo.com

"What is the point of submitting a negative review of a VRBO property when it has to pass approval with the properties owner before it can be posted? We just returned from our worst experience in a Vacation rental home ever and I have rented dozens of private homes off the internet for years. In our case it was property #94224 in QuintanaRoo, Mexico. A completely misrepresented property on the website and a total rip-off. Any property that has no feedback from prior occupants should be completely suspect as absolutely no one provided a positive comment and the untold negative comments are simply kept from being posted by the properties owner. VRBO only facilitates the rip-offs with this kind of inane policy.
25.02.2008

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Community Level 1arsmes

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"Beware! Rented a property called Peninsularhouse in the Florida Keys, this property needed work, some amenities not as listed, had to beat the owner with a stick to get my deposit back. VRBO only shows good reviews because owners censor any bad reviews. This is the first time however, out of many properties rented through VRBO that I had a problem.
23.01.2009

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Community Level 1rwk43

rwk43

VRBO #172614

Advantagessome honest owners

Disadvantagessome unscrupulous owners and VRBO allows that

"Excellent site BUT with exceptions and the real problem occurs when you notify VRBO of an inaccurate listing and they do nothing. Conseaquently consumers continued to get ripped off by the home owner you have already reported to them. They will tell you that they will act if they get several complaints BUT after the first one everybody is getting stiffed. Case in point. VRBO listing 172614 in Ajijic Mexico........several blatant lies in listing. ..." Read review
06.02.2009

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful

Community Level 1annamarias...

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Verify the location before you book! Vrbo allows broker to lie

AdvantagesLots oif web traffic

DisadvantagesThe site allows brokers and not owners to advertise

"Although I like what VRBO does for my rentals bottom line it is unfortunate they are allowing Brokers to advertise and lie about the location. My rental is located on Anna Maria island which includes 3 towns in it. Bradenton Beach, Holmes beach and the small town of Anna Maria . The most desirable is the town of Anna Maria. So the brokers lie and say thier rental is located in the town of Anna Maria instead of Bradenton Beach or Holmes beach because ..." Read review
22.02.2012

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Community Level 1supafriend

supafriend

VRBO - not all its cracked up to be

Advantageslots of listings in 1 place

Disadvantagesno protections from unscrupulous owners

"I used VRBO for a trip to Hawaii recently and discovered it isn't all its cracked up to be. Two things really stood out - 1) owner sets refund policy. This might seem reasonable, but VRBO provides no (zero, zip, nada) recourse in the event an owner has completely misrepresnted their property. If you end up at a property that isn't what you had in mind for your vacation (not exactly a wonderful time to discover it), small claims court (probably ..." Read review
21.04.2007

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VRBO is a good option for US Vacation Rentals Owners

AdvantagesLots of traffic, particulalry in the US

DisadvantagesBig site, your listing might get lost

"VRBO is one of the largest and best known vacation rentals sites around and popularized the term "vacation rentals by owner" ! VRBO was purchased a few years ago by the WVR Group which also owns Homeaway and many other vacation rentals sites. As a result, there are now links with some of the other Homeaway sites and, over time, VRBO should be able to take advantage of the investments that Homeaway is taking in building features. VRBO is particularly ..." Read review
13.09.2012

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Community Level 1polo00

polo00

VRBO "Heart" of Covent Garden, London's Theatre District"

Advantageseasy to search

DisadvantagesThe allow only good reviews.

"We rented apartment called - "Heart" of Covent Garden, London's Theatre District" http://www.vrbo.com/168792 from JULY 2010 ,four months in advance and got the owner approval for the date. 30 days before arrival we completed the full payment. Two weeks before we arrived to UK we got e-mail from the owner that due to double booking we can't get the apartment that was ordered. This e-mail shock us, It was on the highest season . We ..." Read review
10.08.2010

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vrbo is a good option generate bookings for your vacation rental

Advantagesattracts lots of renters

Disadvantagesa little expensive, but propbably worth it

"vrbo was one of the first "vacation rental by owner" websites and at one time, was the clear market leader. Over time, lots of other vacation rentals sites have emerged, but vrbo is still one of the leaders in the industry. The main reason for this is that vrbo continues to attract a lot of traffic and hence owners will usually receive a lot of bookings for their property. The user interface in vrbo is not as slick as on many of the other vacation ..." Read review
21.09.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful



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