an OwnerDirect.com property on their article 'Get a great deal on
a vacation rental'. "From a lakeside cabin in the Wisconsin
Northwoods to a villa in the Tuscan hills, vacation rentals are a
more appealing travel option this year — thanks to a tanking
economy, a proliferation of second-home owners trying to cover their
mortgages through rental income, and a growing number of Internet-based
listings and resources."
CNN Money lists Owner Direct Vacation Rentals as one of the top rental property websites for ski resorts. "Some of the fun perks with ski towns [in the summer]: amazing golf courses, spas, whitewater kayaking and hiking. To find a house that suits your family, negotiate with an owner directly through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals."
Telegraph.co.uk mentions OwnerDirect.com as a leading provider of villa rentals across France.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals as one of the Best Sites to Search
for their vacation rental handbook in 2008. "Websites often feature
owner-posted rentals alongside lodgings listed by management companies,
hotels, and B&Bs. The sheer number of properties can be daunting.
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The Seattle Times advises readers that.. "Owner Direct Vacation Rentals lists over 8,000 properties worldwide, including many condos in Hawaii at www.ownerdirect.com. Such rentals often are cheaper and sometimes more congenial since you deal directly with the owner."
Moving.about.com's article about how to find short term rentals when you need a place to stay in between moves lists Owner Direct as a highly recommended service. "Owner Direct lists properties throughout the world. You can search by location, date, number of nights and number of guests - very much like a hotel booking."
Philly.com recommends Owner Direct Vacation Rentals in their top 5 useful websites for shore rentals. "This website provides a customer service rep for renters, and allows a 24-hour grace period to confirm the details of a booking. In four simple steps you can find your ideal vacation home: selecting a destination and property, finalizing the trip details with the help of ownerdirect.com; getting introduced to the owner, and finally, completing the booking."
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals as an affordable alternative for summer
vacations. "If you spent past years in a glamorous summer rental
footing the tab for your friends, maybe it's time to show everyone
that you're not above living within a budget. Scout out cheaper rentals
on websites run by ... Owner
Direct Vacation Rentals, where owners list their properties
directly. You'll be able to cut out the brokers and negotiate with
the owner, which could save you 30% or more."
Frommer's showcases OwnerDirect.com as a top website to visit in their 'Complete Guide to Vacation Rentals at Frommer's'. They have "a good reputation and offer a decent amount of oversight".
"British Columbia’s Big White ski resort can be delightfully
uncrowded." "WHERE TO STAY: .. Many condos or vacations homes can
also be rented directly from owners or other booking agencies. Check
.. Owner Direct, ownerdirect.com."
Budget Travel lists Owner Direct as a leader in 'ski condos for slackers'. "Rather than let units go unfilled in their prime season, ski-condo owners post discounted prices online to entice spontaneous folks (and procrastinators) to book at the last minute. Prices dip lower as the deadline approaches. "I tell my friends to search about a week in advance," says Tony Lopes, manager of Ownerdirect.com, which lists condo rentals all over the world, including at many ski resorts. Ownerdirect.com is heavy on British Columbia properties (600 units at the Whistler and Big White resorts alone), and has a good selection for the rest of Canada and the U.S. In one of its Rock Bottom Specials, which are discounted by at least 40 percent, a two-bedroom unit in Park City, Utah, dropped from $120 to $60 a night."