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What is a booking fee?

The Booking Fee is a separate fee added to every booking. Websites charge guests a booking fee when booking through their platform. This helps meet some of the costs of running websites, including:

  • making sure transactions are secure

  • developing the websites and improving user experience

  • providing owners and travelers with 24-hour customer support

How is the booking fee calculated?
The booking fee is a percentage of the total rental cost. The fee is variable and ranges from 5% to 25% depending on who you book with, below is a list of sites you will find these homes on and that sites booking fee.

There will also be a link below the house “more info” description to that house on these sites


Direct with Happy Hibiscus : 5%

Airbnb : 

VRBO/Homeaway : 

TripAdvisor : :

Is the booking fee refundable?

  • If the traveler cancels their booking, your chosen cancellation policy will apply and the booking fee is not refundable.
    Note: if the traveler cancels within the cooling off period, they will receive a full refund including the booking fee.

  • If the home owner has to cancel the booking, the traveler receives a full refund, including the booking fee.

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