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The serenity and beauty of living by the water is sustenance for the soul.
- Karyn and Gary Foster
What a great way to start our 25th anniversary vacation! Birds of a Feather is our first B&B stay - loved it! Just 2 nights,...
- Leanne & Chuck Cullember
Fantastic surprise breakfasts ! Cecilea saw the atter, I missed out. Enjoyed the view and the hospitality. Many thanks 
- Cecilea & Lucille
Wir waren hier im Herbst 2004. Es hat uns so gut gefallen dass wir gerne wiederkommen und gerne länger bleiben würden.
- Christa & Ulrich
Thank you for a lovely stay. We were here visiting our children and grandchildren and we had an absolutely wonderful time. Again...
- Joel & Nadeen
I stayed here for only one night, as I was in town for an appointment. Amazing room and location on the water ! I will definitely be...
- Tricia
Best stay ever! Just stayed and enjoyed everything. We love the kayaks! Thanks!
- Chris and Sid
First day : Really nice home, cool and beautiful? Isn't it? Great ! (Ian) Second day:  This might be my best house I've ever seen ! I...
- Ian, Ryan, Shaoyong & Jin
Thank you so much for these two days, your hospitality was great. I am leaving Canada with many fond memories that I will treasure...
- Joan Oram
We had such an enjoyable, relaxing overnight "away from the madding crowds". Thank you for your hospitality. Melissa loved spending...
- the Hockman family

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Book Direct Hotel versus OTA Hotel Bookings

BOOK DIRECT - Best Price

Book Direct vs. OTA Bookings FAQ

  1. Are Direct Booking prices cheaper than booking through an OTA?

    Here at Birds of a Feather our direct booking prices are up to 20% cheaper than Booking directly with us because we're not paying up to 20% commission for your reservation through the OTA.

    Travelers used to book hotels through these sites because their prices seemed to be so much cheaper. But now, you can get the same deal, and often a better one, booking directly with a hotel, especially a small independant hotel. Plus, you also get better customer service if you book directly through the hotel.

    Use the rate check "RATE CHECK" tool on our Direct Booking "Book Now" link to compare Direct Booking versus OTA pricing to compare for yourself.
     

  2. What are OTAs?

    Online Travel Agencies such as Expedia and its host of companies such as Hotels.com, Booking.com, and Agoda. pass themselves off as Hotel "partners"
     

  3. Besides cheaper price and better customer service what are other diiferences?

    Cancelation policies vary. Book Direct with us and receive a 30 day cancelation window for stays beyond 1 day. All of our OTA reservations are prepaid non-refundable.

    Deal directly with a human at the hotel. Small hotels that are not part of a chain do not use an offshore call center.
     

  4. Is Airbnb an OTA?

    No and they only charge the hotel between 3% and 5% commission.

    No breakfast with AirBnB yet similar pricing to Direct Bookings which do include a full course hot breakfast.

    Guest pays AirBnB service fee of between 5% - 15%. The cheaper the total reservation the higher the service fee.
     

  5. I found a hotel on an OTA. How do I book direct?

    Google the hotel / B&B name and check out their web site, or calk or email them direct. Ask what their Direct Booking price is. Occassionally staff will not offer you a better Direct Booking price in which case they deserve to pay the some 20% OTA commission for not passing on the Direct Booking saving to you.

 

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