Renters Are Choosing to Book Direct with Owners More Than Ever Before!

Renters Are Choosing to Book Direct with Owners More Than Ever Before!

At Shore Summer Rentals, we’ve known for years that connecting renters and owners was the wave of the future. Now, the future is the present, and our predictions have rung true — more and more travelers are choosing to book vacation rentals directly from owners with help from sites like ours!

We are so happy to be part of a positive change in the travel and booking services industry because we truly believe that our clients, both renters and owners, get a sweeter deal when they are able to interact.

All in all, it’s not surprising that so many people prefer to choose and book a vacation home by themselves. Direct booking offers many unique advantages for renters, such as:

  • Saving on service fees
  • Choosing a vacation home that meets your needs and your budget
  • Speaking directly with the owner when problems arise
  • Receiving localized information to make your trip a success


However, no one could have predicted the rise in travel and vacation home rentals in the wake of COVID-19. Evolve Vacation Rental saw a 700% increase in bookings by the end of May 2020, a record-breaking growth rate that business owners can only dream of. And they’re not the only ones! AIRBNB hosts with vacation rentals in rural areas increased their earnings by 25% year over year. Shore Summer Rentals was part of this trend as well; our vacation rentals from Cape May NJ, to Ocean City, NJ, all the way up to Spring Lake, NJ, were booked so quickly that now, over six months later, we’re still looking for new owners to join our cause and meet the unprecedented renter demand we’re seeing.

In addition to prioritizing safety above all else, COVID-19 has changed renter behavior in two significant ways:

  • Shorter Booking Windows: Most travelers are booking vacation homes last minute, no doubt as a precaution to travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
  • Shorter Stays: Vacation for a few days rather than a whole week seems to be the new norm among travelers.


With all this in mind, you might be asking, “What’s next?”

This summer will no doubt bring about another wave of travelers eager to get out of the house, even if it’s just for a short period of time. In fact, tons of families have already booked their rentals in anticipation of summer 2021. NJ Shore vacation rental owners have a really great opportunity to capitalize on this when they sign up with Shore Summer Rentals. What makes us unique is that we put your financial well-being first, allowing renters to save up to 25% on vacation homes and owners to save between $3,000 and $30,000 plus per year by eliminating hidden fees that AIRBNB and VRBO thrive on.

Contact us to learn more.

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