In today’s day and age, there are a multitude of online booking websites where you can shop thousands of properties in a wide range of areas around the world to find your perfect vacation rental in just one click…
But did you know that many of these websites charge additional HIDDEN fees or inflate EXISTING prices?
We understand that your vacation is important and you only get to take a limited number of trips during the year. We simply want to make sure you are getting the most out of your vacation dollar when you visit Topsail Island and the only way to do that is by Booking Direct!
Everything You Need to Know About Booking Direct:
February 7th, 2018 marks the inaugural #BookDirect Day – a day created to educate Vacation Rental Guests on the benefits of booking directly through an owner or local Property Management Company versus using OTA’s (Online Travel Agencies), such as HomeAway, VRBO, AirBNB, or TripAdvisor (to name a few).
These big name websites, sometimes unbeknownst to you until after you click “BOOK“, make their money by charging you a service (or booking or “take rate”) fee. This fee ranges from 5% to as much as 15% of your TOTAL vacation rental cost!
(See how you can be saving a TON of money just by booking directly through our website?)
For example, the average cost of a two bedroom Topsail Island Rental Home during Peak Rental Season is about $2,000 pre-tax. If you book through an OTA who charges a 15% booking fee, you will pay an additional $300 on top of your $2,000 rental cost!
And what special OTA service does this extra $200 provide you?
Nothing. It’s simply the cost of using their website to book your vacation rental.
The OTA’s don’t know the ins and outs of each individual property to answer specific questions you might have. They don’t send out repairmen when you run into a maintenance issue. They don’t give you suggestions on the best local restaurant for dinner or what there is to do on a rainy day…but Access Realty does!
When you book directly with us, you speak one-on-one with a knowledgeable, LOCAL, professional who lives, works, and plays in the Topsail Island area. We know the details of each property because we have actually been inside of them! We can give personal recommendations on the best places to eat, shop, or visit because we love to frequent those businesses in our day-to-day lives! Our two conveniently located offices are within 15 minutes of each of our rental properties, so you can rest assure that we will respond to your issues quickly!
How Do I #BookDirect?
It’s simple! We encourage all of our guests to book their vacation directly through our safe and secure website, www.AccessTheBeach.com, or by calling us directly at 1-800-TOPSAIL (867-7245), (910)329-9800 for our Surf City Office, or (910) 327-2050 for our Sneads Ferry Office. We promise we will never charge you hidden fees and we will always provide you with the lowest available rate on our professionally managed accommodations.
Recap: Why Book Direct?
- Properties are professionally managed by Access Realty, a local, reputable property management company with two office locations in the Topsail Island area.
- Save up to 15% by avoiding online travel agency booking fees!
- Secure and simple 24/7 online booking at AccessTheBeach.com
- Helpful and knowledgeable local staff who know the properties and live, work, and play in the Topsail Island area!
Ready to plan your Vacation?
Make sure you #BookDirect with Access Realty!