sunriver property management

In the digital age, there are many ways to find potential Sunriver vacation rentals. From AirBnB and VRBO to individual Sunriver property management company websites, there’s no shortage of vacation rental listings on the Internet. For most people, their first instinct may be to go to VRBO to start their search and book their next vacation. Reserving a home with a local property management company, like Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, often ends up being a more affordable option.

Save on Service Fees with a Sunriver Property Management Company

In recent years, many travelers have started using online vacation rentals site like AirBnB and VRBO to book their accommodations. While in the past, this may have been an affordable and beneficial way to book travel arrangements, services fees implemented by companies like VRBO add to the total price of the rental.

When you rent directly from a Sunriver property management company like Sunset Lodging, you save on the 4-9% service fees charged by VRBO. These fees started popping up in 2016 and are charged on a sliding scale. According to HomeAway, which owns VRBO,

“The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee helps cover the costs of operating the websites for owners and travelers. Some of the costs to run HomeAway include: facilitating secure transactions, developing our products and services, and providing 24/7 customer service. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.”

Developing products and services? Facilitating secure transactions? When it comes to the value of an additional service fee, it doesn’t equate to additional benefit for the vacationer. While you can rent homes from Sunriver property management companies, including Sunset Lodging, or VRBO, it financially makes the most sense to book directly with the management company rather than through VRBO.

Additional Benefits to Booking with a Sunriver Property Management Company

In addition to saving on services fees and making your accommodations more expensive than necessary, there are many benefits to booking with a Sunriver property management company.

Professional Team

At Sunset Lodging, our professional team gives renters the greatest advantage when it comes to their Sunriver vacation rental. Our maintenance staff is available to fix unexpected issues that may arise. Vacationers who prefer to speak to a real person can call our reservations staff and speak to them directly about which home may be the best fit for their next visit to Sunriver. Have a problem with the hot tub while on vacation? Sunset Spas can get your relaxing in the jet in no time.

Our professional team in Sunriver helps make your vacation as excellent as possible. Booking through VRBO, you may end up renting from an owner that doesn’t live in town and doesn’t have the strength of a property management company to back up their home.

Sunset Perks

Staying with a Sunriver property management company like Sunset Lodging often means great perks to enjoy during your vacation. Our Sunset Perks program includes discounts at local restaurants, outdoor gear rentals, golf, plus free WiFi in all of our Sunriver rental homes. In addition to perks that can be used during your vacation, booking through a Sunriver property management company affords you the convenience and savings of seasonal specials. For example, booking through Sunset in the fall months means you can get four nights for the price of two.

Sunriver discounts and specials rank high on the reasons why you should book directly through a property management company rather than VRBO.

Save money on unnecessary services fees from VRBO and book directly with Sunset Lodging, which provides great value across the board as a Sunriver property management company.


  1. Craig Scott

    Need to accommodate a group of 30. Flexible on dates in July and August 2021. 4 or 5 nights. Sunriver. What options do you have?

    • Reservations at Sunset Lodging

      Hi Craig,

      Thank you for reaching out! We have a few houses that may work for your group. Bittern 5 sleeps 20 (and has a 5 night minimum during that time frame). Nine Iron 9 is nearby and sleeps 18 and Jackpine 9 also sleeps 18. A member of our reservation team will reach out shortly to discuss other options with you as well!

      Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you in Sunriver next summer!

  2. Amy

    Is SHARC entry a benefit of booking with Sunset Lodging?

    • Reservations at Sunset Lodging

      Hi Amy,

      Many of our vacation homes do include SHARC entry as a benefit! If you go to the Browse Our Homes page you can sort the table by those that have SHARC entry included. 🙂

      All of our homes can be booked online or you can call our reservation staff at 800-541-1756 and we can help you find the right home for your needs.

      Thank you!

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