No Booking Fee Vacation Rentals Save Travelers Hundreds

Apr 25, 2017

You can now save hundreds of dollars on your next Florida vacation by booking through Florida Rental By Owners instead of the big box listing sites, like VRBO, HomeAway and Airbnb, who charge you a traveler service fee and owner commissions to book and pay through their website.

Florida Rental By Owners (FLARBO) does not charge any traveler fees to renters who book and register on their listing site and doesn't charge owners any commission on bookings. One of the main purposes of developing this venue for Florida vacation rentals is to provide travelers an alternative to booking without paying services fees, such as those charged by HomeAway, VRBO, and Airbnb, which can add hundreds of dollars to your vacation costs. We would much rather you use that money to enjoy yourself while on vacation here in Florida.

We're a little bit different... we are "The Vacation Rental Website Built By Owners For Owners". We have tons of extra features and options to help owners gain a market share and leg up to get more inquiries and bookings. We currently offer paid and unpaid special advertising to help you get increased exposure and book those last minute vacancies that are tough to fill. We also are currently offering owners the option to write featured blog articles about their areas with backlinks to their profile listings. Have you heard about our Host of the Month features? FLARBO chooses outstanding owners who are doing an amazing job of hosting travelers. We share their journeys in our Florida Traveler Blog. Not convinced yet? Take a look at our comparison chart to see how FLARBO - Florida Rental By Owners can save you money while getting you more bookings.

We've created a detailed informational chart to show how travelers can save hundreds of dollars by avoiding the online travel agencies where traveler fees are charged. The detailed price comparison chart also shows how owners can save thousands of dollars by using different OTA options (Online Travel Agencies).


Based on an average weekly rental rate of $1520*

  • Florida Rental By Owners Traveler Fee:  $0
  • HomeAway/VRBO Traveler Fee: $182
  • Airbnb Traveler Fee:  $182
  • TripAdvisor Traveler Fee: $220
  • Traveler Fee $0


Based on an average annual vacation rental income of $28,000*.

  • Florida Rental By Owners Fee:  $149
  • HomeAway/VRBO Average Owner Fees (depending on subscription model):  $920 to $1,971
  • Airbnb Average Owner Fees:  $1,400
  • TripAdvisor Average Owner Fees: $4,200
  • Average Owner Fees: $4,200

Ready to regain your independence and manage your vacation rental property your way?
Looking for freedom from the big OTA listing sites that have decreased your vacation rental listing exposure?
Visit Florida Rental By Owners Website to list your property. Connecting Owners and Travelers, with direct communication, no traveler fees, and no commissions.

*Statistics: average vacation rental income (2016) and average weekly rental rate (2016). average credit card usage by travelers booking vacations using OTA's (2014).