What Is Airbnb Price To VRBO


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We sat down last night to shore up some last minute vacation plans for this year. In particular, we still hadn’t hammered out some key vacation dates.

We were primarily looking on AirBnb because we can get a house where we can all fit more comfortably for a long weekend and wanted to find out what is the Airbnb price compared to VRBO.

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The house that we wanted came up to $1,639 on Airbnb which seemed a little high but, this was peak time of year. So we decided to check on VRBO instead because we had heard that Airbnb charges a lot of fees and maybe we could book it cheaper elsewhere. What we found was pretty surprising!

What Is Airbnb Price To VRBO

Here’s what we found for a random summer weekend.

AirBnb

Dolphin House, 3 nights, total $1639 including all fees and taxes.

What Is Airbnb Price To VRBO

VRBO

Dolphin House, same 3 nights, $1,678.70 including all fees and taxes ($39 more then Aibnb!) Plus, a $500 refundable damage deposit.

What Is Airbnb Price To VRBO

Bottom Line

I was really surprised when I saw this and of course booked on AirBnb. While the rates per night were the same on both AirBnb and VRBO sites at $410/night, the fees were actually higher on VRBO! VRBO also wanted a $500 damage deposit which was not the case with Airbnb because Airbnb offers hosts “The $1,000,000 Host Guarantee.” If you haven’t tried AirBnb yet, you can score a $35 credit towards your first booking here via my link (which is pretty good because not too long ago it was only $20!)

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Comments

  1. As a host listing my property on both, I looked at this with interest. In your example, it’s the tax that makes the difference, which is weird as that should be identical given the same base rates and it’s the one number that, legally, is set at the same level between the two platforms.

    I price mine so that I receive the same net regardless of which platform is used, ignoring timing of cash flows. As AirBnB charges much higher commission, that makes my AirBnB prices about 5% higher than my VRBO prices.

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