One of the questions I hear a lot when friends are considering vacation private rentals is, Airbnb vs VRBO. What's the difference? Which one should we choose? Which vacation rental site is best?
When you are traveling with a large family, be it a multigenerational family, parents, and kids, and especially with babies and toddlers, a vacation rental can be a game-changer. It can also add a lot of value to single and couple travelers as well, or groups of friends traveling together.
Airbnb offers a range of accommodation choices, VRBO only offers single units, but offers unique options. Airbnb has about double the number of active property listings. Airbnb and VRBO differ in the search customization process. This makes it a bit tricky to compare and contrast properties.
This is not really easy to answer. There are so many factors to consider, and the differences are not always straightforward. So much is determined by the property owners. The best thing to do is gather tips and do your research no matter if you choose Airbnb or VRBO.
Both Airbnb and VRBO allow guests 14 days to leave a review on their experience. Reading reviews is really important before you book a property. You can learn a lot from them! Whether it's VRBO reviews or Airbnb reviews, Read Them Every Time!!
There are differences between Airbnb and VRBO. Which is better depends on your needs and your family, as well as your location. But, I do think it is best to go through rental sites like VRBO and Airbnb for all of the protections, rather than going direct to a vacation rental by the owner.