“To our friends, inquirers and prior guests:
We would like to bring to your attention a recent change made by VRBO.com & HomeAway.com. to their vacation home rental services. On February 19, 2016 VRBO & HomeAway began imposing a “Service Fee” on all renters and travelers.
Going forward and upon booking any reservation through VRBO/HomeAway you will now be required to pay a “Service Fee” between 4%-10% of your total booking cost up to a maximum of $499. This fee is mandated, goes directly to VRBO/HomeAway and is totally out of our control.
This service fee is in addition to the huge listing fees that we already paid to use the VRBO/HomeAway listing sites. They are justifying this fee through what they describe as helping “VRBO/HomeAway provide a safer and more secure booking experience for its guests”.
If you choose, you can still book with us through VRBO and HomeAway, however; in order to provide you with an alternate booking option, we are currently working on listing Escape Villa on other websites which do not charge travelers additional service or booking fees.
That said, you can still inquire and book directly with us, with no service fee and pay via personal check.
Just reach out to us via the “Contact Us” tab above and we will gladly provide the same speedy response and service that you have come to know and expect.
We would like to thank you for staying with us these past few years and we look forward to having you back again soon.”