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Booking through ResortQuest vs. VRBO (Mahana)

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Booking through ResortQuest vs. VRBO (Mahana)

Have decided to stay at the Mahana on an upcoming trip to Maui.

Would LOVE to hear opinions on whether to book through a private owner vs. ResortQuest (pros and cons of each).

Would LOVE to hear some personal experience from individuals/families/couples on positive and negative experience had booking through each.

I have, however, already read that if you book through ResortQuest you have the option to switch units upon arrival -- depending on availablity, which you do not have if you book through a private owner... (but how often and why is is it/would it be necessary to change units?!)

Thanks again!

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1. Re: Booking through ResortQuest vs. VRBO (Mahana)

The short comparison is:

going through RQ means that you will get whatever is available in the general 'pool' - RQ will charge you more. If you research this through TA you will find that generally the visitors least satisfied with their accomodations are the ones who went through the 'pool', as always there are exceptions - but there are a few benefits in that you can pay by credit card. I have heard that RQ has high standards -

VRBO means you select specific unit that you want. You choose your view, interior, and all that.

it is a matter of personal preference -

2. Re: Booking through ResortQuest vs. VRBO (Mahana)

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