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Avoid Vacation Rental Booking Fees by Booking Direct With Atlantic Vacation Homes

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We get it — booking a vacation is a big deal financially. When searching for the best possible Massachusetts vacation rental, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck and you don’t want to spend money that you don’t have to.

Recently, vacation rental listing sites VRBO, HomeAway, VacationRentals, TripAdvisor and FlipKey have caught up with AirBnB’s practice of charging traveler fees. These "service fees" are in addition to the cost of your vacation rental and can be anywhere from 6-15% of the total.

When you choose to book your vacation, be aware of what fees are included in your quote and what you are getting for them. At Atlantic Vacation Homes, we do charge a Guest Services Fee that covers the costs of cleaning, linens, laundry, and related services and a Damage Fee that covers the renter for up to $1000 in incidental damages. We try to be as transparent as possible about these fees, why they exist, and how they relate to the actual cost of providing you and your family with a great vacation experience. The new traveler fees found on the aforementioned listing sites are booking fees that go to the listing site and aren't a direct cost related to your vacation rental stay.

Atlantic Vacation Homes Best Price Guarantee - Vacation RentalsWhen reserving an Atlantic Vacation Homes property, we always recommend booking with us directly at or by phone at (855) 853-9143. Guests who book directly on our branded website or with one of our trained Guest Experience Specialists benefit from our Best Price Guarantee and know that they will not find the same property for less anywhere else. This is the best way to make sure you are getting the best possible price and value for your North Shore vacation rental.

Pay less and get more with an Atlantic Vacation Homes stay.

Atlantic Vacation Homes offers a wide variety of vacation rental homes across Cape Ann that would be perfect for your North Shore getaway. To book your accommodations, simply view available rentals and enter your desired dates to get a quote. You can also call toll-free at (855) 853-9143 to speak with a Guest Experience Specialist.

Atlantic Vacation Homes (AVH) is the premier vacation home rental & real estate company on Boston's North Shore, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Situated a little more than a half-hour’s drive from downtown Boston, the North Shore is the ideal spot for an east coast vacation. We specialize in coastal vacation rentals for families, large groups, and anyone else who wants a beach vacation in Massachusetts.