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Why Booking a Vacation Rental Home with a Professional Property Manager is Better Than an Online Travel Agent

12/30/2016 David Conro US Virgin Islands

When planning your St. John getaway, you want to receive a personalized experience that can help you determine the accommodations and itinerary that best works for you! Most large OTAs, such as Homeaway, VRBO, Airbnb, etc., will provide you with limited basic information on available St John Island vacation rental properties but they cannot give you that special personalized experience that can take your vacation to the next level! Most OTAs have very limited ‘local knowledge’ about the St. John destination and they typically charge an additional ‘traveler’s fee’ for booking through their systems.

CimmaronStJohn is a professional property manager located on St. John and, unlike OTAs, we know our island because we live here. We have complete and accurate knowledge about St. John and the Virgin Islands and will give you the attention and care you need when planning your St. John getaway. As local professionals, let us help you plan your perfect vacation in America’s Paradise- St. John, USVI!

Find out more about many of the unique services that CimmaronStJohn offers guests when you read about our Concierge Services. As a professional property manager, CimmaronStJohn cis your best choice for booking a fantastic vacation rental property. We provide premium concierge services for all guests at no additional charge!

What is an Online Travel Agency (OTA)? What is Homeaway?

An online travel agency or OTA sells travel packages to customers on behalf of global consolidators of airlines, hotels, car rentals, railways, sightseeing packages, and vacation rental properties. An OTA allows you to book flight tickets, holiday packages, hotel rooms, train tickets, and vacation rental properties online using a phone, tablet, or computer. However, OTAs generally offer limited, if any, local knowledge about the destination and amenities available.

Homeaway Inc. is an OTA that is part of the Expedia.com travel network.  They are an online source which allows travelers to preview a large number of vacation rental listings around the world. OTAs represent an online source that people often check when looking to book a vacation rental home. However, because of the large size and non-local characteristics, you will not get the personal touch that a local professional property manager of St John Island vacation rental properties can offer.

What is a Professional Property Manager?

A Professional Property Manager is personally involved with the homes and properties that they manage and, as importantly, the market area where they are located.  OTAs cannot offer this familiarity because of the inherent impersonal nature of their type of service. Homeowners use the services of a professional property manager who can maximize the rental of their home. Professional property managers can provide comprehensive property maintenance and can handle all the details associated with vacation rental property management.  With this more personal involvement, Professional property managers will have a more hands-on approach with a vacation rental property. Thus, they will provide an overall higher quality experience for vacationers.

What Services Do CimmaronStJohn Provide?

As a professional property manager, CimmaronStJohn provides many customized services that go above and beyond expectations of guests traveling to our island! Our personalized luxury treatment begins as you are planning your vacation to St. John. Our arrival guide will provide complete information about transportation from the airport in St. Thomas to St. John via taxi and ferry boat to make sure you arrive safe and worry-free. Our concierge team is prepared to assist with organizing the items on your itinerary. We will help with everything from stocking provisions in your vacation home to reserving the perfect dining experience. We can also help select the best beaches, tours, excursions and more! Our expert concierge staff are all local St. Johnians who can assist you with planning your stay so that you get exactly what you desire out of your time on our beautiful island.

Select CimmaronStJohn as Your Professional Property Manager for St John Island Vacation Rentals

For the best St. John vacation experience, make CimmaronStJohn your first choice for a professionally managed vacation rental home!  Not only do we provide complete pre-St. John arrival services, we even pick you up from the ferry dock and escort you to your vacation home to ensure a smooth arrival. During this ‘Meet and Greet’ process, you will be met by a greeter from the CimmaronStJohn hospitality team. Your greeter will be waiting for your arrival at the dock on St. John holding a sign with your last name. Then, you will be guided to your vacation home for a brief orientation of the home and St. John. Finally, you will be handed the keys to your vacation home and the wonderful, stress-free adventure begins!

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