Looking to Book a Vacation Rental? Here Are 10 Reasons to Use Tripbound Instead of Airbnb

In an attempt to break free from traditional, cramped hotel stays, Airbnb seems like a godsend to the world of travel lovers. After all, you can book a private room or entire vacation rental for your crew that finally, truly feels like a home-away-from-home.

But, what happens when that so-called “private” room isn’t so private, and your host throws a neighborhood gathering during your stay? Or, getting ghosted by your host after messaging back and forth 30 seconds ago while you’re trying to get into the locked unit so you can unload your bags and go sightseeing? And, even the cleaning fees tacked onto your stay were actually pointless as you were supposed to act as the stand-in maid?

Yeah, there can often be many unknowns that follow your arrival at the so-called “Charming & Newly-Renovated Townhouse Within Walking Distance to Beach!” listing.

When traveling with a family, however, these are unknowns you can’t afford to face. So, what’s an alternative? Booking with Tripbound.

And, today, I’m here to share the exact reasons why you should do just that the next time you’re ready to break free from the hustle and bustle and venture on a perfect vacation!

1. No Additional Service or Booking Fees

Often, when browsing pages and pages of Airbnb listings, you might come across what appears to be a great deal. I’m talking $55 a night. But, once you click through the listing as you’re so eager to book, you see the true cost—with cleaning fees, service fees, and sometimes even occupancy taxes and fees tacked on.

But, when you browse the suite deals across, you won’t find any of that. Instead, you’ll see straightforward rates for your travel dates along with a deposit amount required to reserve your booking.  

2. No Surprises

Tripbound’s vacation rentals are all professionally managed by major travel brands such as Wyndham, WorldMark, and Diamond. Therefore, the photos you see on our site are accurate representations of what you can expect upon arrival—from décor to bed layout, bathroom features, and kitchen appliances. Note, however, all of the units are resort-owned and operated. So, much like a hotel, your unit will be assigned at check-in.

Not to mention, suites are cleaned and prepared for each guest, which aligns with resort standards. That way, you won’t have to stress about dishing out complaints of uncleanliness upon arrival.

3. Front Desk Reception

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While staying at a vacation rental, you may get the luxury—depending on how you view it—of the host being on the property to answer any immediate questions you may have regarding your accommodations or the destination as a whole.

But, when staying within a sweet suite through Tripbound, you’ll have 24/7 access to a friendly and knowledgeable front desk reception staff at the resort. What this means is, you can request additional services (such as a Pack ‘n Play), get any of your concerns resolved on time, ask for their recommendations on where to eat, shop, sightsee, and so much more. They’re your dependable on-site guru!

4. On-Site Maintenance, Resort Personnel & Concierge Staff

In addition to the front desk reception staff, there’s a slew of other resort team members ready to ensure your vacation is one to remember!

From on-site maintenance should any particular issues arise with your specific unit to resort personnel (think activities associates, housekeeping, groundskeepers, bellhops, and more) ready to make your stay enjoyable, and even concierge staff to provide you with all the information you need on off-property activities and attractions, you’re bound to receive nothing but excellent service and feel truly pampered. Hey, that’s what vacations are for, right?!

5. Family-Friendly Amenities

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Not only will you have the luxury of staying in a suite that meets your expectations, but you’ll also get access to a range of family-friendly on-site amenities! From pools to hot tubs, fully-equipped fitness centers, game rooms, picnic and BBQ areas, activities centers, and so much more, there’s honestly so much for you and your travel crew to do right outside the doors of your accommodations.

6. Robust Family-Friendly Activity Schedules

Our portfolio of resorts truly caters to families like yours. So much so that many often offer weekly guest activity schedules that provide a wealth of fun. You won’t have to venture far to find opportunities for memory-making!

Activities typically vary by resort and by day, but some common possibilities include:

  • Nature walks
  • Face painting
  • Dance aerobics
  • Arts & crafts
  • Kids’ cooking lessons
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Bingo
  • Movies
  • Ice cream socials
  • And so much more!

7. Professionally-Cleaned & Managed Suites

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Clean towels and linens are essential. And, while you’ll probably receive that when staying at an Airbnb home, what happens if your child makes a mess and you go through all the towels to clean it up? Oh, and you don’t have access to a washer and dryer to help you resupply the linen closet?

That’s where the perk of professionally-cleaned and managed suites comes in handy! For guests at the resort properties within the Tripbound portfolio, limited daily service is provided, which includes: towel change, bathroom refresh, garbage removal, and sweep through. In addition, full maid service is provided once a week. Additional maid service is available upon request at an additional charge.

8. Travel Advisors Who Match You With Resort & Suite Options

Instead of leaving you to do all the heavy lifting, especially if you’re planning a vacation for a larger group, our resort specialists can help match you with the ideal resort and suite options within your preferred destination.

There are often multiple suite sizes at each resort—ranging from one to three bedrooms—which allows us the capability to break up larger travel crews into multiple units!  

9. Accessible Units & Elevators

To meet the individual needs of our travelers, many of the resorts on feature wheelchair accessible accommodations, public areas, and amenities. Special needs features may include:

  • Suites with wider than typical unit interior doorways, lever handles on all doors, counter-height microwave, front control stove or range, roll-under kitchen sink, roll-in shower, handheld showerhead, grab bars in the shower, front door wide-angle wheelchair height peephole, and Braille signage for room numbers.
  • Suites with visual doorbells and visual fire alarm.

10. Loyal Traveler Savings

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What’s not to love about saving more money to keep satisfying your intense cravings for adventure and travel? Betcha those traditional vacation rental booking sites don’t offer that, do they?

Well, the good news is, here at Tripbound, we offer you the opportunity to receive 15% off all future vacation rentals with us.

WOAH. Wait, excuse me?

Yes, it’s true. SAVINGS GALORE, friend, because we’re all about rewarding our returning travel lovers.

So, what do you say? The next time you’re weighing the benefits of staying in someone else’s home over a spacious suite at a dependable resort, give the Resort Specialists at Tripbound a call at 1-888-816-5214. Or, better yet, inquire to book online today.

We’ll make sure your expectations are met and you’re not surprised the moment you walk through those doors into your home-away-from-home.

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