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A direct booking website is a platform that allows travelers to book accommodations directly with the owner of the property. These websites connect property owners or managers with potential guests, cutting out the middleman and allowing for a more personalized experience. Direct booking websites typically offer a variety of property types, including vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and more. By booking directly with the property owner, travelers can often save money on fees and enjoy a more authentic travel experience.

To search for a vacation rental on our website, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the search bar on our website’s homepage.
  2. If you have a specific location in mind, enter it in the “Location” field. If not, leave it blank.
  3. Enter your desired check-in and check-out dates in the “Dates” field.
  4. Select the number of bedrooms you need in the “Bedrooms” field.
  5. Choose the number of guests in the “Guests” field.
  6. Click on the “Search” button.


The search results will display a list of available vacation rentals that match your search criteria. From there, you can browse through the listings, view photos, read descriptions, and check pricing and availability. You can also use the filters to narrow down your search further by selecting amenities, property types, and more. By using our website to search for vacation rentals, you can find great inspiration for your next vacation, escape, or getaway, and easily book your ideal accommodation without any hassle.

Unfortunately der Vacation Ideas is an advertising website that connects potential guests directly with vacation rental owners.

That’s a great question! Booking directly with owners can often save you the booking platform fees that are charged by platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO,, and more. When you book directly with the owner, you are essentially cutting out the middleman and dealing directly with the source. This can result in lower prices and better deals for you as the guest, as the owner may be willing to offer discounts or incentives to book directly with them. Additionally, booking directly with owners can provide you with a more personalized experience, as you can communicate directly with the owner to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have. This can lead to a smoother and more enjoyable vacation experience overall.

Our website offers a safe and secure booking experience as we work exclusively with handpicked clients to build an amazing website for direct bookings. These long-lasting clients of der Customs use channel managers and payment processors to accept online payments and some even allow instant booking directly from the website. You can trust in the safety and security of your booking with each of our owners.

Booking through our website will get you a small happy from our shop. Depending on what we have in stock, you will receive either a sticker, book mark, can snuggy, etc. Of course you can shop our merch store and purchase items as well. Coming soon handmade crafts from around the US. 

Contact information for all owners is readily available on their website contact pages, including phone numbers email addresses for easy communication. 

It is not advisable to book a property for someone else. The primary guest should always book and stay at the property to prevent fraudulent activity. Many property owners require copies of driver’s licenses and electronic rental agreements to protect themselves and their guests. It is important to follow the proper booking procedures to ensure a safe and secure vacation rental experience.

If you would like to gift a vacation to a friend, family member, colleague, you should send them the money to book it. 

Our elite clients are handpicked by our parent company, Der Customs, based on their stellar qualities and exceptional hospitality. We believe that vacation rentals should be out of this world, with all the comforts and conveniences of home, and then some. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that every property on our website is truly extraordinary.

Yes anyone can list their properties on our website, however, a few criteria’s for premium owners. We require a $75 a year booking fee, must be an owner on the channel manager OwnerRez  and will have to be vetted. 

By listing on our website we are helping elite and premium owners advertise their properties and reach a wider audience of potential guests. By using our platform, owners can showcase their properties to a targeted audience, increase their bookings, and save on commissions typically charged by third-party booking sites.

We will try to make it as easy as possible but also by weeding out any kind of spammers. We will require a few things like a bill in your name with the property address, a direct booking website, and we will make a personal call to verify you as a human. Also to show commitment, we will require a $75 yearly fee. 

The same as elite. You will be featured twice a year in the featured section, listed individually on the premium owner page, area blogs, and social media posts.