Dune Vacation Rentals, in response to the imposition of user fees by VRBO and Airbnb (Online Travel Agencies- OTA’s), has introduced “Dune Direct” the best and most cost effective way for our guests to book their vacation rental properties.
With Dune Direct you are guaranteed the lowest price, avoid OTA user fees of up to 12% and, if you are a returning guest, receive a *$250 loyalty discount with your booking. By calling or emailing us directly, you can work with a knowledgeable local expert as you choose the best property and plan your vacation. Booking directly also provides us more flexibility should your plans change and allows you to take advantage of last minute discounts not available through third party marketers.
There are several benefits of booking Dune Direct.
- You are guaranteed to receive the lowest price available. | Some OTA’s add both fees and unwanted services which can raise the price you pay by up to 20%. With Dune Direct, there is no middleman and you receive the lowest price available.
- You don’t have to pay additional third party booking and itinerary change fees. | VRBO, in April of 2017, added a mandatory service fee of 4-6% to each gust booking, raising property rental costs and lowering demand. Airbnb charges both a guest booking fee and property management fee, also increasing consumer costs.
- You can communicate directly with knowledgeable experts at Dune Vacation Rentals about each property and its attributes. | VRBO now requires all property managers to remove their telephone numbers and web-links for their property listings. Phone inquiries are now being directed to outsourced call center operators with no local or property knowledge. With Dune Direct, guests always speak with a local expert about the details of the property they are interested in and the community which they are staying.
- You can plan your entire vacation including a full complement of concierge services. | Speak to one of our representatives or book your vacation activities and add-ons through our website or mobile app. Choose from 15 categories or services that will make your vacation an unforgettable one.
- Flexibility in the event that your travel plans change. | By booking directly, we can easily accommodate changes to your reservation and quickly respond to your requests for altering the length of your stay. In the unlikely event you need to cancel your reservation, there are no penalties if the cancellation is made sixty days prior to occupancy; for last minute cancellations, we make every effort to rebook the property.
- Repeat renters are automatically enrolled in our loyalty program and receive an additional $250 discount for stays more than four days. | We value each and every guest and it is our goal to ensure you have a perfect vacation and return year after year. Our loyalty program, which includes a coupon code for a $250 discount and other in-house perks, is only available for guests who book directly.
- For last minute travelers, Dune often offers special discounts and incentives if a property is not booked. These savings are only available when speaking with or emailing one of our local experts.
Have more fun money for your vacation– book DUNE DIRECT and SAVE– 855.813.3783!
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