Save booking fees. Book owner direct. Want to pay less for your next vacation rental? Contact the owner! One of the best ways to save on your vacation is to avoid booking fees. VRBO and Homeaway now charge guests up to a 15% booking fee in addition to the fees they collect from the homeowners. They are fine as a search engine but once you have made your decision look for the owners personal website or facebook page.
Here’s a great article that explains more about the fees. When the article was written the cap was at 10% but has been steadily rising. http://www.mauritius.goto.mu/how-not-to-pay-the-new-10-traveler-fee-to-homeaway-vrbo
For another way to save on a trip to St. John this summer see our summer special available for all weekly guests in July, August and September: https://www.calabashcottages.com/st-john-vi-honeymoon-package/