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Ideas, comments, thoughts wanted...if you had/have a Cottage and were going to chose between ..1. Flipkey 2. VRBO 3. HomeAway, as another site for vacation people/extended stay. Thanks for all info..mary in bwater :)
 

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AirBnB as well, very reasonable and you can put a nice listing up there!
 

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I have a cottage and it is just booked and advertised through my regular channels ...
 

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I have a cottage and I won't list it on any vacation rental sites. In my area there are hundreds of vacation rentals, a lot with front/ocean views (which I don't have) and charge about what I do, but they let 16 people sleep in them! I don't want that crowd and I also don't want to have to justify who and what we are to people who are looking to cram their families for about $20 per person.
I do have the cottage page on my website marketed separately so I can pick up people who are doing searches for "cabin" or "cottage" in my region. That seems to work well because I'm not just one on a list of vacation rentals.
 

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I have a cottage and I won't list it on any vacation rental sites. In my area there are hundreds of vacation rentals, a lot with front/ocean views (which I don't have) and charge about what I do, but they let 16 people sleep in them! I don't want that crowd and I also don't want to have to justify who and what we are to people who are looking to cram their families for about $20 per person.
I do have the cottage page on my website marketed separately so I can pick up people who are doing searches for "cabin" or "cottage" in my region. That seems to work well because I'm not just one on a list of vacation rentals..
First, I do not have a cottage, so speaking tongue in cheek. BD, I think you bring up a very good point here. The sites mentioned by Mary are known for vacation rentals which are not the same as a B&B.
Mary, If you decide to post your cottage on one of these, be very clear of the type of place you are. Have policies that are very strict - ONLY # max guests, others will be turned away - say you LIVE on SITE.
 

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I like the others agree...you won't get the kind of people you want staying in your cottage!! Just market it along with your B & B. Several of the B & B's here in Luray and Stanley have cottages and they market to "romantic" private get away/ or elopement stay. Guests get the breakfast in a basket delivered to the door. People love it. No need to market it at the Cabin rental sites. Check out their sites.
 

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Don't forget you can list your cottage separately on Virginia.org (once they release the new website and access to adding a new listing there).
 
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