1140 SW 39th St, Cape Coral, FL

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Since this week we're listed on FloridaRentals.com. Why did we take this step? Read more about it right here ...

We observe the development of the vacation rental platforms with certain concerns. Portals like HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and their localized partner sites such as FeWo-direkt.de leverage or may even abuse their market power. Their latest development is to deny direct contact between landlord and potential tenants as long as the rental agreement is not accepted by both and no payment is made thru their platform. They argue with  trust, liability and confidence of tenants forcing them to do that. We have a different impression: First of all they align their business model to the one of Airbnb while charging fees from both, landlords and tenants. Secondly they force tenants to pay for expensive services with rather low value added. This way they charge you - our guests - easily more than 10% in addition to the price we want tenants to pay for our villa.

Do you think this is fair? We do not! We accept listing fees for landlords of vacation rental property and we accept reasonable fees for real value added but we do not accept our guests being forced to pay expensive and unnecessary fees. If you have concerns about your payment when booking directly with the landlord, we allow to pay thru PayPal. The fee for payments with PayPal is 3% only. Far less than HomeAway and Airbnb, right?

Thus, we decided to give FloridaRentals.com a chance to setup a new platform for vacation rentals, like HomeAway originally was. With no fees for tenants and the chance to get in contact, like we do almost every day thru Facebook, WhatsApp or on the phone. We believe that the personal contact creates more confidence than any fee does. If you have a question, contact us. We'll be happy to answer your question regardless of the channel you use. You can contact us here, by phone or thru our Facebook page.

We'd like to convince everybody to think about the business model of the big vacation rental portals and how this affects your budget. It's your vacation! You should spend money for your vacation not portals.

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Property Information

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
3 bedrooms (up to 7 adults)
2 car garage
BBQ Grill & fully equipped kitchen
Free Wi-Fi
Beaches in Cape Coral, Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Bonita Springs & Naples
Ft. Myers (RSW), Miami Intl. (MIA), Tampa Intl. (TPA)

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