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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.
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.
Dolphin House, 3 nights, total $1639 including all fees and taxes.
Dolphin House, same 3 nights, $1,678.70 including all fees and taxes ($39 more then Aibnb!) Plus, a $500 refundable damage deposit.
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!)