VRLBI Reviews and Testimonials from our Vacation Rental Owners

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Listing 297 - Charming Cape Cod - Third from Ocean

Hi Duane, 

I just wanted to thank you for putting this site together.  I joined last year even though I still had my listing until this March, 2018 with the original VRBO.  Where in the past I received numerous requests from VRBO, I never received one inquiry since last spring.  Even with my limited weeks opened, all of my new inquiries are from VRLBI.  I only have 1 week left over Labor Day.

The old way still works great!

Thank you, again.

Ann Fagan, Surf City NJ

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Listing 91 - New Victorian Home! Walk to Everything,Center of Town! 

Hello again Duane,

Thanks again for your help in the past.   You have developed a very good and functional website.   Thank you very much for your hard work and constantly making it better! !!  We are now fully rented thanks to your website  !!! Great development and great support  !   

Barry Blanchard , Beach Haven, NJ

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Listing 137 - 3 Houses to the beach

Duane, 

My experience with Vacation Rentals LBI, as a duplex owner has been a fantastic experience. I found the software easy to navigate and I was able to present our home in sharp professional manner. The responce was wonderful. I was able to check very quickly on open weeks and keep track of all rental activity. Duane was only a call away to help with any difficulties that may have arose. One stop shopping for both renters and owners.

Thank you Duane for a successful professional experience. I would encourage anyone looking for the ideal vacation rental to use Vacation Rentals LBI.

Sincerely,

Gail and Bob Lotz, Brighton Beach, NJ

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Listing 156 - Holgate - Ocean and Bay views! One house from beach

Hi Duane, 

We just renewed our subscription yesterday and wanted to let you know how pleased we are with your service. 

We just bought our home in January of last year, so last fall was our first off-season cycle.  75% of our 2018 summer rentals are through VRLBI.  We even picked up a 3 month (Jan-Mar) off season rental through you from the project manager for the dredging co. doing work on the island. Talk about found money… 

One question- Our VRLBI sign mysteriously disappeared last year.  Would it be possible to order a new one? 

Regards,

Paul Kasian, Holgate NJ

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Listing 226 - Surf City - Large Oceanfront Gem!

VRLBI  has permitted me to augment my rental market beyond the efforts of my respective realtors.   I have been able to rent more difficult off season weeks that perhaps would be unobtainable, and I have cultivated a rapport with tenants which has resulted in repeat rentals.  Additionally, I have experienced excellent service response in the event that I have  technical or marketing questions. 

Ed Gilroy, Surf City NJ

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Listing 735 - Surf City - "Oasis by the Sea" 

If you own a rental property on LBI, then listing with VRLBI is a MUST!

I recently purchased a home on LBI and listed it with both VRLBI and VRBO. 

Let’s start with the bad – VRBO. With VRBO, I initially chose the “Pay per Book” option. This cost me 5% of my gross rent in booking fees + a 3% credit card fee – so they took 8% out of my pocket – and I still haven’t received any of the money – I don’t get paid until after the tenant stays at my house even though VRBO collected the money 60+ days earlier. The 4 bookings that I got through VRBO cost me over $1000 in fees. To lower these fees, I switched to their subscription fee and that cost me another $500. Furthermore, it is virtually impossible to speak with potential renters. All correspondence with potential renters is through VRBO’s website, and they monitor the communication and sometimes alter it.

Now the good - VRLBI! With VRLBI, I chose the Bronze package and only paid a flat rate of $249 for a yearly subscription fee (but next year I’m going to go for the Silver or Gold package). Like most people, I was hesitant to drop $249 on a website, but it was well worth it! Through the VRLBI site, I was able to communicate directly with potential renters either through emails or phone calls. Within 3 weeks of listing my property, I booked 9 weeks through VRLBI (again, only 4 through VRBO in the same time period). I paid $0 in booking fees and $0 in credit card fees. ALL OF THE RENT CAME DIRECTLY TO ME! I was able to negotiate directly with tenants, I was paid deposit money immediately, and I was able to discuss other issues (pets, linens, handicapped accessibility) directly with my tenants. The VRLBI process was much easier VRBO’s.

I will surely list with VRLBI every season! I highly recommend VRLBI to anyone looking to list their LBI property and an additional nominal fee to feature and/or highlight your property is also worth the investment.

Mike – Surf City Owner

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Listing 620 - Holgate - Stunning OCEAN FRONT side-by-side home with panoramic ocean views

Your website has significantly helped rent my LBI property this season, I want to congratulate you on providing an excellent service to achieve a full rental season.  You were very responsive and were able to accommodate my requests immediately.  One criteria that is important to me, is that you returned my phone calls in a timely manner.  I would highly recommend your website and your service, for LBI rentals to my family and friends.  Bottom Line – my property is fully booked!  

Al Hayat - Owner, Holgate NJ

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Listing 583 - Brant Beach - Indulge in Luxury at Seaplace

Just wanted to say thank you for all your technical assistance this season! We did have two vacant weeks in July but on the other hand we were able to rent the last two weeks of August, which we did not do last year. I did get a lot of inquiries and I think it helped that we had that extra $49 add-on to show our home as "featured." I will be in touch next spring and see if there are any extra things we can do to get our place rented for the whole summer.  We have been very happy with vrlbi - we still get a lot of requests from VRBO but we send them over to your site to book directly with us. Next year we will make the decision as to whether we will continue to list with both sites or only vrlbi.  Thanks again for all your help and we will be in touch at a later date. You have a great "product" and we wish you continued success!

Maura Kearns - Owner, Brant beach NJ

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By focusing efforts on a listing website, such as VRLBI, our renters are already familiar, and in love with LBI. They know a good and fair valued rental property because they already know the benefits of the island. Most have vacationed on LBI most of their lives. Others are returning from many years away from LBI. As owners, it is mostly determining if the renters are a good fit for the house and vice versa. You can trust this website. - Deborah, Barnegat Light 

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Duane is always available & willing to help present your property in the best possible light. - Tim, Long Beach Township

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VRLBI understands the NJ Shore Market and the challenges of property owners in today’s vacation rental market. - Frank, Long Beach Island (Peahala Park)

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VRLBI has been a huge help in renting our shore property. Duane is always right there, if you need any help with website, getting more property exposure, etc. i highly recommend this website! - Deborah Surf City LBI

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I was one of the first clients on VRLBI. Having used VRBO, I was very discontent with their policies and intended to sever ties with them. Duane called me and was local so knew the Jersey shore market. He listened and I soon found we agreed on almost everything. Most importantly, I would have complete control over who I rented my home to and how I would manage it I have had two wonderful seasons, repeat guests, and am very thankful we have VRLBI. Try it and enjoy! – Anonymous

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I switched to VRBO from VRLBI and never looked back! Duane is great! - Donna, Harvey Cedars

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VRLBI is a great site to list a vacation home. It allows the owner to control the rental process and helps save the traveler money by not renting through a realtor. It is very reasonably priced and it has provided me with many rentals this past summer. - Joan North Beach Haven, NJ

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My husband and I are very happy with VRLBI.com. The owner is attentive, the prices are much lower than VRBO and we are able to contact the renter directly and talk to them before deciding to rent to them. I was skeptical about leaving VRBO and/or Home Away, but I have no regrets!! I have been very successful using VRLBI to rent my home! - Kate Beach Haven Park, NJ

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We "tested" 2 homes on VRLBI and found the value of the additional exposure especially with the GOLD listing. Duane made the transition from VRBO very easy and we were up and communicating directly with prospective guests within a few hours! Guests prefer avoiding the "service fees" from other websites and we enjoy building the relationship with our guests from the very beginning of the reservation process. We have already renewed and been booking for the 2019 season! - Cindy LBI

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VRLBI quickly took command of LBI. All of a sudden, we noticed VRLBI signs popping up all over the place. They are reasonably priced and easy to use. - Barb, Beach Haven

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VRLBI is great. Duane is very helpful. - Tom, Harvey Cedars

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VRLBI has helped me fill vacancies where VRBO did not. What's in your wallet? - Sal - Beach Haven

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No Fee website is great and accessibility of Duane is also very good. He really personalizes the service and answers any questions you might have. Carolyn, LBI

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VRLBI is the BEST choice for listing your rental property - they work for your success - Denise, Beach Haven

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Very creative company and excellent service! It will be a real plus for your rental business! - John Brant Beach, NJ

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VRLBI is a great tool for local listings. You will feel confident knowing that you are attracting renters who are specifically interested in your location. - Liz, Brant Beach

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This site reaches the people you need to fill up your rental weeks. Excellent service. - Lorraine Beach Haven

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Love that VRLBI is a local site that lists vacation homes in specific area renters are looking for. - Gatto Family, North Beach LBI

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VRLBI is a fairly priced rental site where I am able to be in direct contact with possible renters. Dwayne the owner and his support teams are easily available for questions and guidance. Kudos to VRLBI - Rita Loveladies LBI

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I can't even begin to say how grateful I am for VRLBI they are up on everything & always take time to answer all questions. We have been with them since they started & they really stay on top of what’s going on. We've had another great year!! - Lynn Gallagher - Beach Haven #110

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VRLBI has increased awareness of our property tremendously. We highly recommend it as a cost effective way to connect with renters. - Liza & Doug, Surf City

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VRLBI has been a wonderful site for listings! They are always available to answer any questions. I recommend them highly! - Linda, Surf City

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By focusing efforts on a listing website, such as VRLBI, our renters are already familiar, and in love with LBI. They know a good and fair valued rental property because they already know the benefits of the island. Most have vacationed on LBI most of their lives. Others are returning from many years away from LBI. As owners, it is mostly determining if the renters are a good fit for the house and vice versa. You can trust this website. - Deborah, Barnegat Light

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Hi Duane, Wanted to reach out to tell you how thrilled I have been these past several weeks with the performance of VRLBI! We are booking up quickly and mostly through this site.  Thanks so much for all of your hard work. - Cathy, Long Beach Township