Vacation home rentals reviews have their pros and cons for property owners as well as renters. The
property owner can sometimes see a negative review as detrimental to their number of bookings;
however the renters view them as informative clues to avoid being caught off guard with a poor rental
experience. On the opposite side, positive reviews are what every vacation home rental owner strives
for, but too many positive reviews may send a red flag to renters about their credibility.
In response to this ongoing debate within the vacation rental industry, Hotels Vs Homes has decided
to take a truly unique stance on vacation home rental reviews on our site. We have chosen a neutral
stance, in the sense that we do not include, or offer vacation home reviews on our site. Instead we
have decided to allow space for the homeowners to post guest testimonials rather than allowing guests
to post reviews. This way the owner can post the testimonials that they feel best accentuate their
property, without the risk of becoming a victim to false or hostile reviews.
Through research and discussions with our clients, we have learned a lot about a number of false
negative reviews posted because of personal vendettas, innocent misunderstandings, or in some cases
because of as a hostile attempt to reclaim a percentage of the rental fees. We believe that a medium
that allows for these kinds of actions towards our clients is simply irresponsible and most importantly
Travelers and renters must do their due diligence when researching a vacation home rental. It is
crucial to ask the vacation home owner for testimonials and references from previous vacationers. We
recommend that you contact these references in order to really get as much information as possible
before you make your final decision. If you believe that you have discovered a fraudulent property or
property owner, please email us the property number of the listing and the reason why you suspect
fraudulent activity at email@example.com.
We address each of these situations
individually in order to assure that our vacation home rental options are not tainted with fraudulent
Despite the fact that we do not post reviews for vacation home rentals, we do however have customer
reviews for hotels. These reviews can be found listed below the main photo in the summary tab for each
On the other side of the spectrum, since Hotels Vs Homes does not have a specific location for vacation
home testimonials, many of the vacation rental owners use the ‘additional information’ section for the
guest testimonials that they wish to include. With room for up to 500 characters per paragraph, there is
plenty of space for guest testimonials, as well as any other information the owner would like to include.
For any more information about reviews on Hotels Vs Homes, email us at
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