Are you planning on booking a vacation home this year? If so, then we suggest you book directly with us and not with a third-party vacation rental website. Many of the third-party vacation rental sites can add an additional booking fee onto your reservation which can be range for 5%-20% depending on the vendor. We understand that your vacations are important and that your trips may be limited every year. Holiday Isle wants to make sure that you are getting the most out of your money when you visit Destin and the only way that you can is by Booking Direct today!
What You Need to Know About Booking Direct
February 6, 2019 is the 2nd Annual Book Direct
Day which was created to help educate vacation rental guests on the benefits of
booking directly through an owner or Property Management Company vs using a
Third-Party agency such as VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor. While these big-name
companies may seem like they will help save you money at first, you will soon
learn that they will charge you a fee for using their website. Some of the fees
can range from 5% to 20% of the total cost of your vacation rental which can be
a lot of money depending on which vacation rental you choose.
You may be asking yourself, “What does this
other vendor do special if they charge me say an extra $400 for the rental?”
Absolutely nothing. It’s just another way for them to get you just for using
their website to book your vacation rental. The other third-party vendors don’t
know about each property individually to be able to answer specific questions
you may have. They can’t send our maintenance workers when you have an issue
with the rental, and they can’t give you a recommendation on a local restaurant
to eat at for dinner or what there is to do on a rainy day. But we at Holiday
Isle do and we like to make sure that all our guests are happy with their stay
for their vacation.
Why Book Direct with Us
When you book directly with us at Holiday Isle,
you will speak with one of our vacation specialists who are very knowledgeable,
local, one who lives, works and enjoys Destin, Florida. We know all of the
details on each property because we have personally been in each one of them.
We are able to give you our personal recommendations on where to dine, play,
shop and visit businesses in the area. Our office is conveniently located in
Destin so should any problems should arise, we can handle them quickly!
How to Book Direct with Holiday Isle
Booking directly with us is simple as can be! We encourage all of our guests to book their vacations directly through our safe and secure website, www.holidayisle.net, or by calling us at 800-837-5102. We can assure you that we will never charge you a hidden fee and we will always provide you with the best available rate on our professional managed vacation rentals. We don’t want you to have to pay anything extra just for using our site to book your vacation. We understand that your money is very valuable, and we can help you see that your vacation to our area is the best one it can be each year!
Are you ready to plan your vacation today? Make sure you Book Direct with Holiday Isle today to have the best planned vacation year after year!
Are you looking for a new place to come celebrate Thanksgiving this year? How about trying something different this year and come vacation in Destin, Florida. We are located on the Emerald Coast and Destin is the perfect location to take your family vacation in late November. And to help you decide if staying in a Beach Front vacation rental is what you need, we have 4 amazing reasons why you must spend Thanksgiving in Destin this year.
If you live in an area where it may be cold during Thanksgiving, then coming to Destin is the best remedy. The highs during the day are usually around 70 degrees with the lows around the 50’s. This can be perfect if you want to go for a bike ride, walking on the beach or maybe even going to play a round or two of golf. We feel that taking a Holiday vacation to the beach is better than spending it in the cold with your winter coat and gloves.
Thanksgiving Day Meal
When you are at home, preparing the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner can take all day long to get ready. But when you vacation in one of our vacation rentals, you can either prepare the meal yourself or why not take advantage of someone else cooking for you. In the morning you can watch the Thanksgiving Parade on the television, take a nap, go eat your Thanksgiving Day meal and come back to your vacation rental and take another nap! You need to be well rested if you want to go shopping the next morning. Some of the great restaurants that you can take advantage of getting a meal from would be Cafe Thirty-A, Harbor Docks and Dockside Cafe. If you still want to have your Thanksgiving meal at your rental but don’t want to cook, then try out Publix. You will be able to order a fully-cooked turkey and all the classic side dishes to go along with it.
Black Friday Shopping
Even when on vacation, many people still like to get a jump on Christmas shopping. You and your family will be able to find some pretty good deals during Black Friday in Destin. From Destin Commons to the Silver Sands Outlets, you can find what everyone is looking for. And if you are looking for something special for that one person who loves the outdoors, we suggest heading over to Bass Pro Shops which have some great deals during Black Friday! Be sure to check out what other shops you and your family can enjoy while in Destin.
Enjoy the Beach
While you are on your holiday vacation, why not take advantage of enjoying a few days at the beach. The weather will be the perfect temperature to spend the day at the beach. Bring a beach chair, umbrella and a book to read while sitting seaside. Take a walk on the beach with your family as the kids collect seashells. But remember the water may be a little chilly for you to go swimming in but wading your feet in the water should feel good to you. Watch the sunset and just enjoy what time you have while spending your Thanksgiving this year at the beach.
While there are many other reasons to vacation in Destin for Thanksgiving this year, we thought you would appreciate these 4 reasons. If you are still on the fence about booking a long weekend to Destin this year, we hope that you will find our specials to be just right for you and your family. We hope that this Thanksgiving, you and your family will be able to make new memories to share for a lifetime!