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hubertcumberdale
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Anyone got any last minute rental info? Trying to get something off the big sites for next weekend but the fees are outrageous. Florida’s rental by owner site is currently down


StringedInstruments
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
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Anyone got any last minute rental info? Trying to get something off the big sites for next weekend but the fees are outrageous. Florida’s rental by owner site is currently down




We found a place in Laguna Beach, FL for $170/night. Two bedrooms, full kitchen, nice patio, and about a block from the beach. Used Airbnb. Ended up being a little over $900 for a three night stay.

But yeah it looked like everything else was way overpriced. Studios in Seacrest that were ~$150/night last year are going for at the very least $200/night right now. Add in the excessive fees and you're looking at $1000 to be crammed into a very small room if you have kids.


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DirtyE
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
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Anyone got any last minute rental info? Trying to get something off the big sites for next weekend but the fees are outrageous. Florida’s rental by owner site is currently down


Just about anything you can find on VRBO; AirBnB, etc can be found on a separate rental agency website if you google the name of the house/condo. Typically you can save $500-1000 in fees.


SippyCup
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Just about anything you can find on VRBO; AirBnB, etc can be found on a separate rental agency website if you google the name of the house/condo. Typically you can save $500-1000 in fees.


Exactly. Our management company uses VRBO as an advertising tool. When a family books via that route they will offer them a deal to come back next year if they go directly through the mgmt company. Its not really a loss as they are just discounting the VRBO fees.


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TigerMan327
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Just crossed Florida state line. They aren’t even stopping people to fill out forms. Just waving them through the weigh station


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hubertcumberdale
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Hell yeah, thanks for the info. The fees on those sites double the advertised nightly rate at times, it’s mind blowing
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HollierThanThou
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
I do it because it is a saving but I’ve never found savings that high.

I find you generally just save the VRBO/AIRBNB fee. All other cleaning/admin/resort/management fees will be on every listing site.


DirtyE
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Well I’ve definitely seen savings that high looking for stuff this summer but that probably has to do with the type of rental I was looking for; house with 6+ bedrooms. I would imagine the more expensive listings have higher VRBO/AirBnB fees


HollierThanThou
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Our current 4 BR Miramar Beach house saved ~$230 in fees.

Maybe some places also inflate their VRBO nightly rate to cover the fees VRBO charges them, that would probably bump up savings another few hundred.


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wm72
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Absurd that Florida governor would ban Louisiana residents when right now it would seem that Texas, Alabama, North Carolina among others would have a much higher percentage of current positive cases.

Those states have tested less than half the amounts of people Louisiana has and have much higher recent Rt reproduction numbers.




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notiger1997
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Drive to Orange Beach today. Hit the tunnel around noon and didn’t even have to tap the breaks. It’s glorious out here. More boats on the water than I’ve ever seen
This post was edited on 5/23 at 6:12 pm


Gaston
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Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
We rented a house on a dune lake in Seagrove, place is cool. Different beach scene than we’ve had before on 30A.


Motorboat
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Just got to destin. Stopped at lulus for a drink. It’s like normal. Shits poppin


SippyCup
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
There are more people on the beach than I have ever seen.

I think it’s a combination of the spring break reschedules and the fact that there is still not much to do outside of the beach. Many stores, etc are still closed.


Clark W Griswold
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
The beaches today are insane. You could swing a dead cat and hit 50 people in every direction


Lester Earl
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Hope it’s worth it fellas


StringedInstruments
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Y’all think somewhere like Laguna or Sunnyside is crowded as well?

I was told by a friend to not book there because there’s not much to do, but I’m looking forward to not much to do. Especially if we can avoid the jam packed crowds (not because of corona).


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Walt OReilly
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proger
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698 posts

re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Rental agency just cancelled our reservation in rosemary beach for last week of june-july 3rd. have called numerous other rental agencies in the area and all are turning is down.


jmorr34
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Agency (southern rentals) just called and text us 10 minutes ago. Canceled us in Pensacola for next Sunday

Wonder what changed. Probably memorial day weekend crowds
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