Who we are
We’re a group of St. Croix vacation rental owners who got tired of paying extortionate fees to giant corporate middlemen who make billions of dollars every year by standing between owners and guests.
This money comes straight out of all our pockets: guests, owners, and community alike. First, we owners must pay fees (8%), leaving less money to invest in our properties. Then our guests have to pay an additional 14-16% “service fee”.
That’s a whopping 22-24% in additional fees!
And finally our local St. Croix community suffers when travelers choose other locations with with cheaper direct bookings.
We though we could do better than this. So we did.
What we do
We established this site to connect travelers directly with owners of No-Fee St. Croix vacation homes. By providing the largest directory of no-fees vacation rentals in St. Croix, travelers get the guaranteed lowest possible price on a dream vacation rental.
Benefits for guests
Travelers gain multiple benefits by renting directly from the owner:
- you save money: you’ll save $500-700 on average per week by avoiding that huge 15-18% booking service fee. That’s a free rental car 🚗, free trip to Buck Island ⛵, free lobster dinners 🦞, etc.
- avoid miscommunications: booking middlemen often block communicating directly with the owner, or force you to communicate through their platform. This increases the chance of some misunderstanding ruining your family vacation or island holiday. Plus it’s never clear whose terms really apply: the owner’s or the booking middleman’s? Booking directly eliminate the confusion.
- greater personal service & flexibility: when you book directly from the St. Croix rental owner, you get a real human who is highly-motivated to provide you a fabulous stay in St. Croix. They can provide valuable local tips on what to do & see in St. Croix, and something goes wrong or your plans change, they’re there ready to help. The giant corporate middlemen don’t know our local market, and even getting a live person on a help line is almost impossible these days.
- same security & trip protection: middlemen try to justify their fat fees with claims of “trip protection” or “fraud protection”. In reality, most people pay by credit cards which have offered free fraud protection for decades as a basic feature. Secondly, we vet every St. Croix vacation rental owner before we link to their property. So why pay for “protection” when you’re already getting it for free?
Benefits for owners
This is what owners of St. Croix vacation rentals can gain:
- Double your net profit with direct bookings
- You own the customer relationship, not VRBO/Airbnb
- Stay ahead in a competitive market
- Build your own brand & increase guest loyalty
- Gain another marketing channel — absolutely FREE!
We’re owners just like you, so we understand the issues of owning vacation rentals in St. Croix. We don’t view each other as competitors, because in reality guests choose their rentals based on so many factors beyond our control.
We simply recognize one clear fact: we all gain by cutting out the middlemen taking 23% of our money by driving direct traffic to our properties through this site.
So join us for free!
Benefits for property managers
This is what St. Croix property managers can gain:
- grow your income: with less money being taken by middlemen, there is more for everyone.
- demonstrate your value: vacation rental owners are switching to PMs who increase profitability with direct bookings, and away from those who just “lazy list” on VRBO/Airbnb at the owner’s expense.
- find new clients: owners are always looking for better property managers. Our base of vacation rental owners & investors is growing, and we’re happy to introduce owners to PMs.