or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › ownerdirect.com - good deal or headache?!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ownerdirect.com - good deal or headache?!

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I am in the midst of looking for a Whistler condo rental for a couple of trips in 2005 and 2006. For those of you who have not visited the site, one bit of info provided is a "payment" section which lists what type(s) of payment the condo owner accepts. Though the daily rates seem inexpensive, I have encounted problems once I have been matched with an owner to book their unit -- the problems have been that the unit is either not in the condition described (ie, exterior is under construction, read: it's loud), or else they do not accept the payment methods listed in their ad. The result? The folks who run the site say they cannot control the information included in the listings. I eventually found a couple of workable units, but it was not without a week's worth of booking, cancelling, and re-booking, to find something. So, renter beware, or be patient. You might find a good deal and an easy payment method on ownerdirect.com, OR you may save yourself some hassle by paying a few extra dollars and staying at an accomodation run by a business.
post #2 of 4
post #3 of 4
I used www.alluradirect.com last year with great success. We had a great 2 bedroom on Blackcomb and when it rained the whole time the owner actually sent us a partial refund. PM me and I'll give you their property code.
post #4 of 4
I used Owner Direct a couple of years ago without a problem. However, since then I have used Allura Direct and actually prefer their service - more indepth information, seems very professionally run. Once when there was a discrepancy on pricing, it was immediately corrected in my favour. Good luck.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › ownerdirect.com - good deal or headache?!