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Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

Boston
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Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

I have heard a lot of good things about this website, and am wondering if anyone has actually rented a spot in Playa (or anywhere else) and what your experience was...

Marsa Alam, Egypt
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1. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

Not in Playa, but have used VRBO for rentals in Arizona, Puerto Vallarta and Tankah Bay. Not a problem and would use them again.

Canmore
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2. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

I used VRBO when we went to Nassau. I had no problems, whatsoever.

Make sure you read all the reviews of the place when you have it narrowed down. Like tripadvisor, this is a great way to gauge whether a place is worth it, based on others experiences.

Boston
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3. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

can I put in that property on trip advisor and look up reviews that way?

Davie, Florida
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4. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

I rented a house in Belize and things went just fine.

Saskatoon, Canada
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5. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

We have used them for 3 rentals in Mexico now, Barra de Navidada, Sayulita and in Playa.

We rented unit #3 at Arena Blanca condos in Playa using vrbo.

We were very happy with the results! You have to pre-pay, typically, at least we always did which can be a bit of a pain, and you also have to be more organized when meeting times are arranged- but the extra space and privacy of a condo is SO worth it for us. :) We dread having to stay in hotels now!

Plainwell, Michigan
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6. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

We just LOVE VRBO!!! Haven't used it internationally but have for Florida (3x) and in Michigan (3x)

It really is the way to go to cut out a middle man. (IMO)

I'd be curious to hear what you end up renting.

Happy travels.

Salt Lake City
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7. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

Used them in San Diego! Worked out perfectly.

Thornton, New...
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8. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

Yes, for a villa on a beach in Kauai, a ski condo in Steamboat CO, and a cozy cottage in Bar Harbor Maine. All were fantastic. As advised - read the reviews on the VRBO site. Some may be on TA - hit or miss. Ask for references from previous renters if you can't find a number of reviews. If the owner won't give any - pick a different property. These are private properties and some are crummy, some great.

Boston...
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9. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

We have used VRBO in Fla 5 times and Playa 2 times. We have never had a problem. The owners have been great to deal with.

Strongly recommend using VRBO

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10. Re: Has anyone ever used VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)?

We used VRBO for Cabo, Cancun, Playa, Keystone, CO - loved it!

have fun (playa # 132031)