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27 Jan 2022
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Booking your dream Emerald Coast vacation is easier than ever. The development of third party online travel agencies, such as Airbnb, Vrbo, and, can bring more power to the booker - but, is there a cheaper, easier booking option?

Yes! Booking directly through an on-site rental management company is not only a traditionally less expensive option - but a much smoother experience with more perks!

Book Direct Day!

Save Money

Booking directly allows you to get the lowest rate on your vacation rental. Many online travel agencies add a booking or service fee (which is added to your final total) in addition to the nightly rate, cleaning fee, and taxes. These booking fees can range from 5% to 15% of the total, which quickly adds up to affect your vacation budget!

In addition, third party companies generally do not offer specials, promotions, or discounts on reservations. When you book direct, you can take advantage of exclusive booking discounts, which means more money to spend at restaurants and on other fun activities!

Professional Management

If you enjoy a hotel-like experience at vacation rentals (think spotless, tidy spaces), you should book your vacation rental directly. There are many properties online that are offered through owners themselves. However, owner-managed rentals are not necessarily held to the same consistent standards as rentals that are professionally managed. Similarly, we have a dedicated in-house operations team, so should any challenges arise during your stay - we are able to resolve them as quickly as possible (even after hours!) to get you back to your stress-free vacation.

Better Customer Service

Because many online booking sites are simply a directory of every vacation rental and hotel within your search radius, their customer service will more than likely have little to no specific knowledge about a property to answer any questions you may have. Our on-site Compass Resorts Reservation Agents have extensive knowledge of all of our vacation rentals and on-site amenities within each complex. They are ready to answer all questions and offer recommendations for the best property to fit your vacation dreams! You can reach us at (850) 269-1005 seven days per week. 

Local Knowledge

There are several benefits to renting directly from us - Compass Resorts. We are a 100% local property management company, and not only can we help you get the best rates and find the best vacation rental for your stay, but we also have local insight and expertise of the Destin area. 

Our entire team lives in the Destin area, and we are extremely passionate about our beautiful home. We love helping our Guests experience the Emerald Coast and make amazing beach vacation memories together. If you have any questions about the trip planning process (like directions, travel information, things to do, restaurant recommendations, etc.), we are eager to assist. We also highly recommend joining Compass Club, so you can be the first to know about upcoming promotions, and receive perks with our favorite local business partners! 

Ready to book your Emerald Coast vacation rental? Search our availability or contact us today!