What’s up with VRBO, AIRBNB, FLIPKEY, HOMEAWAY Service Fees?

Have you booked your vacation through one of the popular vacation listing sites?

Have you noticed something called a Service Fee on your invoice?

We believe guests should know the costs before booking. And before leaving on your well deserved vacation.

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The vacation world is growing and changing.  We are living in an exciting time in how people vacation, and how they reserve a Vacation Rental.  There is an unlimited amount of stupendous choices, and more are springing up.

However, the winds of change are blowing.  The large Vacation Rental listing sites are now charging travelers service fees when they reserve through their site.

Many travelers are fans of the large listing sites, but we want you to be aware of the fees.

You may wonder if there are safe, reliable alternatives to reserve your favorite vacation in order to save as much of your vacation budget for your vacation itself.


There are many very forward thinking Vacation Rental property owners.  One of these owners has offered to share a graphic she put together to illustrate and describe the listing site service fees.  Here is a big thank you for helping Vacation Rental owners to assist their guests and for complete transparency.


If you are still confused, or have questions about the listing site service fees, please get in touch with me and I will be more than happy to help!

Happy travels! 

Interest in staying at one of the My Bearfoot Cabins, where you can Escape to Times Past in luxury?  It’s just a few clicks away, and of course, I am always here to assist you.


 Pat Kirchhoefer, Owner