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VRBO is an American vacation rental online marketplace originally known as Vacation Rentals by Owner.

Vrbo started with an annual homeowner subscription model where an annual fee allowed homeowners to list their condo, beach house, or cabin on the website.


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Later, as a part of Expedia Group, it also introduced a per-rental fee option with no annual fee.

VRBO is a listing site that matches folks in need of vacation rentals with property owners who have vacation homes to rent.

When you list a home on VRBO, you’ll get to set your own rates for that property. You can choose to offer a nightly rate or weekly rate whatever you feel is most appropriate for the home you’re trying to rent.


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And, listing on VRBO gets your property placed on all of its affiliated sites, thereby upping your exposure.


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How much does Vrbo charge owners?

Vrbo fees to owners are typically 8% per booking. This is made up of a 5% Vrbo manager fee and a 3% Vrbo payment processing fee.

Do Vrbo owners make money?

Homeowners who offer short-term rentals through VRBO earn an average of $33,000 per year.


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Do Vrbo owners negotiate?

Like many vacation rental rates, Vrbo prices are often negotiable. Before making a reservation, reach out to the host with a polite email to inquire about the possibility of a discount.

How does an owner contact Vrbo?

To contact a host before booking a reservation, you can send a message directly from the property page: Locate the listing.

Click the Ask Host a question link located on the right side of the listing details page.  Fill out the form to send a message to the host and click Send.


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