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13 Aug 2022
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Over the last decade booking vacation rentals online in Riviera Maya has become easier for travelers. However, Airbnb and Vrbo users have discovered that booking international vacation rentals is not as straightforward as it may be in the United States. Here are three misconceptions guests have about booking their own vacation rentals in Akumal and why they're preferring to work with well-established agencies. 

Myth No 1. I spend less and my privacy is safer with Airbnb or Vrbo in Maya. 

Fact: Booking via Airbnb incurs service, cleaning, and additional service fees that local vacation rental companies do not charge guests. It is no secret owners cut costs by installing hidden cameras in their vacation rentals' private quarters to avoid professional management services. Vacation rentals operated by local companies have on-site staff to look after both the guests' and the property's well-being. 

Myth No 2. Booking directly with the owner in Riviera Maya means a better and cheaper beach rental

Fact:  Owning a beachfront property in Riviera Maya is a luxury almost exclusive for the elite or Americans that use it as their vacation home. People who own vacation rentals on the coast rarely live in the area and so they hire professional agencies to look after their properties and bookings. These professional agencies will list the same property on their own website as well as Airbnb, Vrbo, or for better exposure. 

Myth 3: A good vacation rental in Riviera Maya doesn't have a property manager. 

Fact:  Choosing a vacation rental that has on-site staff and is run by a legitimate company is the best way to ensure a successful trip. The truth is that things can and may go wrong during an international trip. Flight delays, maintenance issues, wi-fi/power outages, and language barriers are common anywhere on the globe. Having someone on-site to help you navigate through these small inconveniences will make or break your holiday. 

Myth 4: If a property doesn't have an easily identifiable address, don't rent it in Riviera Maya. 

Fact:  Riviera Maya is one of the most popular destinations in the world and Google has done a great deal to place it on the map. That said, Quintana Roo doesn't follow traditional address systems making it difficult for Google Maps to certify locations. Many of the most renowned properties and luxury villas located on the beach only have a road and the name of the property as the location. The best way to avoid getting scammed is by contacting the property manager to ensure the property is listed on legitimate websites. 

Get More Facts About Your Vacation Rental

Doing your own research is key but can be very confusing with so many information sources available online. If you're looking for more information about a vacation rental in Riviera Maya contact us and our team of local experts will gladly help you find the property you most want.