Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental

WHAT does #BookDirect mean? I get this question all the time.

Olivia
Last modified: 4 years ago

Well there is no absolute answer because depending on who you talk to #BookDirect has various meanings. My opinion about #BookDirect has two criteria:

  1. Direct Communication between owner/manager and guest
  2. No listing site guest service fees/booking fees (so you save money)
Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Hashtagbookdirect.com
Hashtagbookdirect.com. 1 like. Save money on your next vacation by booking directly with the owner through secure websites or listing sites, owners and guest can communicate directly.


Can I book through a listing site? Absolutely (but not all listing sites)

In fact, I encourage guest to communicate through listing site links, to protect themselves from scams. Listing sites give guest an extra layer of protection because the listing site has already performed a level of owner verification. But not all listing sites are created equal. You have to find a listing site that does not charge guest service fees/booking fees and allows guest and owner/manager communication.


Houfy.com is a great example of a listing site that does not charge guest listing site service fee/booking fees, and allows direct communication between owners and guest.

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Homes, Apartments & Vacation Rentals for Sale and for Rent | HOUFY
Houfy is an online market network that enables its users to advertise properties, discover accommodations or find real estate for sale, and share or connect with their clients as well as make new connections on its social platform.

Other vacation rental sites without guest listing site service fees/booking fees/ direct owner/manager and guest communication

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Vacation Rentals 101
Vacation rental sites without a service fee for guest to search rentals and owners to subscribe to web site. If you want to add a site please message me.


So how does it work? How do I #BookDirect?

While searching on facebook/market place/other click on the links. (Private messaging on facebook has become a gateway for scammers, always message owners through links)

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Diamond on the Emerald Coast - Condo rental in Panama City Beach, FL, United States
Condo in Panama City Beach. Sept 22-29 $1143wk totalOur personal 'home away from home' get away. This fifth floor penthouse condo has a huge balcony off of the living room and master bedroom with great views...

Houfy requires guest to "sign in" then search the listing: look at the rates, availability, photos, search the guides, verify owners name/phone number and you can send a message directly to the owner through the listing site.


Can I book directly with an owner through a web site? Absolutely, again click the link and communicate through the website/or use the phone number on the web site to communicate with the owner/manager. (I suggest always verifying an owner by comparing two secure links/sites name/number/photos of property.)

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Home - Diamond on the Emerald Coast
VACATION Condo Rental Contact Us Rates/Availability About the property Amentities Diamond on the Emerald Coast Located in Panama City Beach, at the Dunes of Panama Resort. Our personal 'home away from home' get away. This fifth floor penthouse condo has a huge balcony off of the living room and master bedroom with great views...


How do I save money? #BookDirect eliminates the guest listing site service fee/booking fee which could be anywhere from 5-20% of the cost of the rental. For example:

#BookDirect price for Fall 2018 week at Diamond on the Emerald Coast is $1143

vs

Guest listing site service fees/booking fees for Fall 2018 week at Diamond on the Emerald Coast is $1397.16

****************************Savings of $254.16*****************

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental


What could you spend that $254.16 that you saved on?

A meal for your family: steaks, seafood, drinks and appetizers.

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Home | Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill & Brew House | Historic St. Andrews Bay in Panama City, FL
At Uncle Ernie's, you'll enjoy live entertainment, incredible food, indoor and outdoor views of our waterfront and, of course, "Bay County's Most Beautiful Sunsets." We welcome you to our Panama City restaurant for an experience that is sure to have you coming back again and again.


Family Sea Screamer Cruise to watch the dolphins, sunset, and have fun.

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Sea Screamer | Panama City Beach | Tourist Attraction | Gulf | Cruise | Dolphin | Snorkel | Trips | Family Fun | Speedboat | Boat Rides
An exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach. The spacious and comfortable 73-foot boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride, unlike any other.


A lot of groceries for the week

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Get Walmart hours, driving directions and check out weekly specials at your Panama City Beach Supercenter, 15495 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 - Walmart.com
Find your local Panama City Beach, FL Walmart's hours and driving directions, and learn more about services including pharmacy, order pickup, and photo printing


Airboat Tours

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Wild Thang Airboat Tours in Panama City Beach, Florida
Book online - 1/2 hr, 1 hr and sunset airboat rides in Panama City Beach FL. The most experienced U.S.C.G. Master Captains in the area!


Put it towards your next vacation at Diamond on the Emerald Coast #BookDirect

Hashtag BOOK Direct to Save Money on your Next Vacation Rental
Diamond on the Emerald Coast - Condo rental in Panama City Beach, FL, United States
Condo in Panama City Beach. Sept 22-29 $1143wk totalOur personal 'home away from home' get away. This fifth floor penthouse condo has a huge balcony off of the living room and master bedroom with great views...



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