How travelers can save money and have a better vacation by booking direct

Reserving a vacation home has become a lot more complicated than it used to be. So many sites to search, so many different types of lodging available. Pricing that varies considerably based on what site you’re looking at and what fees and services are included. How’s a traveler to choose?

Of course we’re biased, but we feel that the best way to ensure your vacation is a great one is by working with a professional vacation rental management company to book your next trip.

Here are 5 reasons why:

  • Booking direct can save you money.

Airbnb charges both guest and owner a service fee. Homeaway and VRBO charge a traveler fee. Other online booking sites (like or Tripadvisor) charge commission for bookings, prompting vacation rental companies to inflate prices to make up for the difference.

When you book direct with Pinkham Vacation Rentals, there are no additional traveler or service fees. That means you are not paying money for a service that you don’t actually receive. And that saves you money!


  • Booking direct offers access to local knowledge and expertise.

Vacations are more fun when you have the perfect itinerary. When you book through a vacation rental agency with local knowledge, you can find out which are the best restaurants, which activities are must-dos, and if there are any special events going on during your stay.


  • Booking direct means that there’s someone to call if there’s a problem.

Sometimes things go wrong. You lock the door with the key in the house. The toilet backs up. You push a wrong button and the TV channels get screwed up. These things happen. If you’ve booked with a vacation rental management company, there’s someone you can call who will be nearby and who can get things back on track for you so that you can continue to enjoy your vacation.


  • Booking direct may enable you to negotiate rates and fees and take advantage of specials.

It’s amazing how often you can get a deal when you ask. Calling a vacation rental management company direct puts you in a conversation with people who are authorized to offer you a reduced rate, waive a fee, or notify you of a special.


  • Booking direct may get you perks!

Early check in? Late check out? Special occasion? Communicating with a vacation rental management company about what would make your stay great increases the chances that it will be! Vacation Rental companies love to make their guests happy. Pinkham Vacation Rentals has staff on the ground who can get that bottle of champagne chilling or put out the roses you ordered in advance of your arrival.


Pinkham Vacation Rentals, the North Conway area’s largest vacation rental company, has a dedicated staff who you can call or email for all of the above. Visit our site today to browse rentals and find out about all of the activities the North Conway area has to offer. We’d love to help you make your next stay your best stay ever!