With the rise of mega-sized online vacation rental marketing websites (called online travel agents or OTAs) in the last few years, it can be difficult to know whether to trust a website with a seemingly endless list of properties all over the world for your family’s vacation or call on a local expert in your favorite destination, such as Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Here’s why it pays to book your vacation direct with a local vacation rental management company like Meyer Vacation Rentals.
Skip The Middleman
When you book with an OTA, simply put, you pay more. With HomeAway, VRBO or countless others out there, for example, their add-on guest fees could end up being $499 more per reservation.
Then, once you’ve committed to the reservation—and their additional guest fee—your vacation is turned over to the owner or property manager, such as Meyer, immediately.
Right away, Meyer will begin sending you confirmation information and details about your property, express check-in and check-out, protecting your vacation, and ideas for making your vacation planning easy and fun.
REAL People Help You Find The RIGHT Place
Say you have questions about a property or properties you are interested in. The OTAs are booking engines powered only to serve up listed properties that fit a defined set of filters.
When you call the OTA, you’ll be speaking with an out-of-town call center worker who has no idea about Meyer’s rental policies or properties.
When you call Meyer, you’ll reach one of our local vacation planners who likely has visited your property and can describe in detail the finer points of enjoying a vacation on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast.
Our vacation planners are on duty 24/7 to answer questions, discuss amenities and help you select the property best suited to your family’s needs.
We Have 50 Years Of Experience To Share With You
Vacationers have trusted Meyer Vacation Rentals to help them create happy family memories since 1967, even before the area became the popular destination it is today.
Our vacation rental management team is made up of people who live here and love to share their ideas for how you can create a vacation your family will never forget.
Want a sandcastle building lesson? We can tell you how to line one up. Want to know which restaurants the locals love? We know! Thinking about taking a dolphin watching cruise? We’ll tell you who’s the best.
You Will Get 24/7 On-The-Ground Support
Once you arrive, say something doesn’t go as planned. A call to the OTA won’t help smooth the path. They’ll send you to Meyer for assistance, so why not just skip the middleman altogether?
When you book through Meyer, ensuring your family’s vacation is a success is our #1 goal. When there’s a problem, we send a member of our in-house maintenance team directly to the property to resolve the issue or select a vendor from our list of preferred vendors to make sure the problem is handled quickly and you can go on with your vacation.
Next time you are planning a vacation in the Gulf Shores area, bypass the OTAs and book directly at MeyerRE.com. You’ll spend less money, avoid headaches, have the confidence that a team of professionals is behind you, and get the 24/7 support of a team of locals whose only business is making your vacation a success.
*Best price guarantee is for the exact property.