#BookDirect with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals and Save Money!
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Monday, January 29, 2018
Always . . .
VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb and many other online travel sites (OTAs) add hundreds of dollars in fees to your booking total.
Read on to learn why you should always #bookdirect.
When you #bookdirect, you have direct contact with our personable and friendly vacation planners. Our professional and knowledgeable team knows our vacation rentals inside and out. They will assist you in finding the perfect retreat for your Mt Hood getaway. The vacation planners in our locally owned and operated office have a combined 55 years of living and playing at Mt Hood and enjoying everything there is to do here. We can point you in the right direction for restaurants, recreation, activities and more while you plan your vacation.
The best price isn’t on the OTAs’ websites. Mt Hood Vacation Rentals will always have the best price for your vacation. And we often have specials and promotions that you can only get when you #bookdirect. In fact, you can save hundreds of dollars by booking direct and booking local either online at mthoodrentals.com or by calling one of our vacation planners at 888-424-9168. Or visit our local office in Welches to plan your next Mt Hood vacation.
Most of our vacation rentals including our best homes aren’t even listed on the OTAs. Because of the cost of using the listing sites, the best and most popular vacation homes cannot be found on these travel websites. As a matter of fact only 10% of Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are listed on OTAs. By limiting your search to the OTAs, you might be missing out on the perfect vacation home for your family or group of friends. When you #bookdirect, you have the best opportunity of finding the the right vacation rental for your Mt Hood vacation.
The vacation planners at Mt Hood Vacation Rentals have intimate knowledge about the vacation homes and The Villages of Mount Hood. We can direct you to the best vacation rental for your needs and send you to the right activities, restaurants and recreation in the area based upon your needs and interests.
If you have special needs, Mt Hood Vacation Rentals is here for you. Looking for assistance with your family’s special celebration or a specific request? Do you want to surprise someone with flowers and a bottle of champagne? Or would you like ready-to-bake lasagna in the refrigerator when you arrive? We can make things like this happen for you. As professional vacation rental managers located centrally to all of our vacation homes, we will work with you directly to assist with any of your individual needs and make sure everything is just right before you finalize your vacation plans.
During non-peak travel times, we have special offers available. During our Quiet Seasons, we offer great rates on vacation rentals making it easy to add a day or two to your visit. And with direct communication with our vacation planners, you get insider knowledge and the best offers.
5 Tips for Booking a Vacation Rental Directly with a Vacation Rental Manager
|1. Do a Google Search using [Destination] vacation rentals to start. If you are searching in an area that has alot of vacation rentals, you may need to add more to your search terms. Try something like [Destination] vacation rentals with hot tubs or pet-friendly vacation cabins in [Destination] or vacation rental managers in [Destination]. Often local property manager websites will pop up at the top of the "organic" or unpaid search results. Keep in mind that the first 4 search results are going to be paid ads. Also, try your search in Bing. Fewer companies and OTAs advertise there, so you may find fewer listings to sort through.|
|2. When you find a listing on an OTA that appeals to you, copy and paste the name of the vacation rental and [Destination] in Google or Bing. Usually, the page for that specific vacation rental will pop up at the top. If the vacation rental does not have a name (Cozy Cabin for example), then copy and paste the first one or two sentences in the description and search in Google or Bing. In most cases, the vacation home information is sent to the OTA and their own website from the vacation rental managers reservation software via an API data feed. The listings will be identical, so that home should show up at the top of your search.|
|3. Search Google Local in the [Destination]. Vacation Rental Managers will have their businesses listed there. When searching for a vacation rental, scroll past the paid listings (the top 4 listings in your search that say Ad in small letters underneath them) down to the Google Local listings next to the map. Click on the map to find the local listings for vacation rentals.|
|4. Check the [Destination] Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Information Center or Destination Marketing Organization websites. They will have listings for all of the local vacation rental managers as well as for restaurants, shops, attractions and other things to see and do in the area.|
|5. Search Facebook for a vacation rental manager in [Destination]. Most vacation rental managers utilize social media to connect with their guests, so you can find their contact information that way, too. You can also search Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.|
To learn more or to #bookdirect, visit mthoodrentals.com or call one of our vacation planners at 888-424-9168.
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