Can we talk for a moment?
We know you’re busy, but we want to chat for a minute about Online Travel Agencies (OTAs). OTAs such as HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, and FlipKey are popular websites for booking vacation rentals.
Booking your vacation rental stay via an OTA, however, means that you’ll be charged a steep premium for the same property that you could have booked on atlanticvacationhomes.com. You’ll only be shown the properties that the OTA wants you to see, and they make it difficult to get answers to your questions. Keep reading to learn why booking directly with Atlantic Vacation Homes is always your best option for cost savings, personalized service, and peace of mind.
Atlantic Vacation Homes is LOCAL.
Online Travel Agencies are really just advertising sites. Their many globally-distributed call center reps do not have first-hand knowledge about the properties they advertise nor do they have any first-hand local knowledge about Cape Ann. An OTA can return a search result of a home with a certain number of bedrooms, but won’t be able to answer questions like “How many steps is it from the driveway to the front door?” or “How long a walk is it from the home to Good Harbor Beach?” By contrast, most of the Atlantic Vacation Homes staff lives in the Cape Ann area, knows our properties inside and out, and can provide you with a personalized booking experience. We listen to your needs and work hard to match you with the perfect vacation home for YOU. Wouldn’t you rather talk to a local expert who truly cares about your vacation plans?
This is Jonathan, our Guest Experience Manager.
For Atlantic Vacation Homes, it’s personal.
An OTA does not know or care if you come back to Cape Ann every year, or have a preference for a particular home. Atlantic Vacation Homes, however, is invested in you and your vacation experience. We love chatting with our guests and we get to know them as friends. We want our friends to have a great time when they visit! The friendly voice on the phone you remember from when you booked just might be the one to show up at your door should you need anything during your stay, whether that be an extra set of towels or a double kayak. Making every stay the best ever is our mission.
Alantic Vacation Homes offers so much more for a lot less money.
- Big Savings. Cost is the other big reason that we recommend booking directly with Atlantic Vacation Homes. Most listing sites charge a “traveler fee” (often referred to as a “service fee”) of up to 15% of the total rental amount. This additional fee goes directly to the OTA and makes the cost of booking through an OTA up to 15% higher than the cost of booking the same vacation property directly through Atlantic Vacation Homes.
- Peace of Mind. The OTA sites also place restrictions on how you can communicate with us, limiting your ability to ask detailed questions about the property, about the area, and about Atlantic Vacation Homes. Direct and unlimited communication is so much better, for you and for us.You can relax knowing that all of your questions have been answered.
- More Choice. We don’t list all of our properties on every OTA site. Booking directly with us gives you access to our entire inventory, and as much communication as you’d like with our knowlegable and friendly staff.
- Special Offers. Our special offers don’t appear on OTA sites. When you book direct, you have the opportunity to benefit from even more savings when special deals are available.
Call us or book online today!
When you decide to book your next vacation on Cape Ann, we urge you to reserve your vacation with us directly at atlanticvacationhomes.com or by calling us at (855) 853-9143. Guests who book on our branded website or over the phone with one of our knowledgeable Guest Experience Specialists benefit from our Best Price Guarantee. They book with the peace of mind knowing that they will not find the same property for less anywhere else.
Contacting Atlantic Vacation Homes directly is the best way to make sure you are getting the best possible price and value for your Cape Ann vacation rental. Our staff is dedicated to supporting you at every step in the process, from your initial inquiry and throughout your stay. We consider our guests to be lifelong friends, and we care deeply about the quality of your vacation.