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When you book directly with Village Properties at Sunriver (and not through 3rd party OTAs like Airbnb and VRBO) you can save as much as 20% on your reservation!

What is an “OTA” (Online Travel Agent)?

An OTA (online travel agent) is a digital platform that facilitates the booking of travel-related services, such as flights, hotels, vacation rentals, car rentals, and other travel experiences. In our specific case, these platforms act as intermediaries between travelers and vacation rental providers (like Village Properties at Sunriver) to book vacation rentals online and communicate through their customer platform with the property managers/owners. Some popular examples of OTAs include Airbnb, VRBO,, and Expedia.

Why is it more expensive to book the same property on an OTA?

OTAs charge property owners/managers a listing/booking fee, sometimes ranging upwards of 20%+ of each reservation! As a result, the nightly rent of the properties that you are booking on these sites is raised to offset the listing/booking cost. Certain OTAs also charge you additional fees that our company does not when booking through our website. When you book directly, there are no extra fees associated with the property listing so you get the best rates. For example, if you were to book a vacation rental directly with us for $500, you could be paying upwards of $50-$100+ more on an OTA site for the same rental, which makes a big difference in your budget!

What additional benefits are there to booking directly?

  • More Accurate Unit Information and Details: Many OTAs have restrictions on the number of characters and/or types of amenities you can list in property information sections. As a result, most OTA listings can’t give you the whole picture of what you are booking. When you view and book properties on our website, we provide full, in-depth details about exactly what amenities and other items are available at the unit you are reserving so you know exactly what to expect without having to do additional research.
  • More Control Over Your Booking: When you book directly with us, our team has greater control over the details and edits made to your reservation. If you booked through an OTA and need a change of dates or other edit to the reservation, our team isn’t able to make that directly and you are often required to go through the OTA service team. If you book directly, all it takes is a quick call or email and our team can immediately get to work on helping with any edits or special requests for your reservation.
  • Better Customer Service/Listing Knowledge: If you book through an OTA and have any questions about the property you’ve reserved, the OTA customer service team that you call to answer questions will not be anywhere near as well-versed in the local area or listing details as our team. OTA agents often direct you to contact the property manager for further details anyway, so skip the extra step and work with us directly for the best experience.
  • More Sales and Savings: We always want to give our guests more ways to make their vacation budget go further, and our direct booking website runs specials and seasonal discounts that will only apply when booking directly. With sales on our website of up to 20% off at times, you save immediately by booking directly and then get an additional discount if you book when a sale is happening!
  • Protect Your Personal Information: When you book with an OTA site, you give them the right to use your personal information in whatever way they’ve outlined in their terms and service agreement. When you book with us, we give you the guarantee that we will NEVER sell your personal information, ever.

Book your next vacation rental directly with us to get the best prices and experience!
Reserve your lodging for your next Sunriver adventure online or call our reservation desk. Our team is here for you every step of the way to help make your next vacation unforgettable!

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