Vrbo rentals are generally safe to stay in during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you’re following CDC social distancing guidelines. For extra precaution, look for listings that offer self check-in, so you can avoid physical interaction with the host.
Check each property’s description for information about how the host has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vrbo published a set of enhanced cleaning protocols with step-by-step instructions for sanitizing between guests, which hosts are encouraged to follow.
Vrbo is encouraging hosts to offer more flexible cancellation policies during the pandemic. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before checking out, and it will refund the service fee if you need to cancel due to COVID-19.
Vrbo doesn’t offer promo codes, but you can still take advantage of its low-cost offers and special deals.
Cancellation, refund and change policies
The cancellation and change policies on Vrbo reservations vary by property. Each property owner decides whether or not to issue a refund, and for how much. Vrbo’s service fee will only be refunded if the property owner issues a full refund upon cancellation.
Review the policy for your chosen property at checkout. It’ll be displayed along with the property details.
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Vrbo rents vacation accommodations like cabins, condos, villas and entire homes. One thing you won’t find on its site? Hotel rooms.
Yes. Vrbo has rental listings in the following regions:
Vrbo and Airbnb both charge between 6% and 12% in service fees, so the two sites are pretty comparable overall.
However, Airbnb is known for having super cheap single rooms for rent around the world (often in owners’ day-to-day homes), while Vrbo focuses more on whole properties specifically intended for vacations.
A lump sum you pay to the property owner before your stay. If you leave the place in good condition, you’ll receive 100% of it back. However, if the property owner makes a damage claim, you’ll lose a portion of the cash to cover repairs.
Service fees are calculated from a percentage of the overall rental cost and usually range between 6% and 12%. For instance, one vacation condo in Savannah, Georgia costs $169 to rent per night, plus a service fee of $27. There’s also a $65 cleaning fee and $30 in tax.
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