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Amazing. A little piece of paradise, a great time of relaxation with a quiet and amazing view.  Will definitely return.
- Jeanie
We had a lovely stay. Birds of a Feather has far too much to offer its guests in a mere few days. Our fellow guests were as charming...
- Sean Leonard & Patti MacDonald
This place was beautiful! And I didn't even know I was coming ... I was heading out for breakfast Monday morning with a few...
- Nichole Petrisor and Kyle Muller
We stopped here almost on a whim, a last minute addition to our celebration of our first anniversary. Our stay proved to be the icing...
- Jason & Terryll
We travelled by bicycle from Tswassen to arrive in an oasis with every ammenity possible. My reluctance to travel off the beaten track...
- Janis and Harry
A wonderful stay. Watching the sunrise over the lagoon with the early morning birds sounds was unforgettable. A lovely setting with...
Nice roof Dieter, an incredibly comfortable stay and what a friendly atmosphere. Had a great stay. Love the tub / shower. We will be...
- Matt & Toby
What a delightful place & great hospitality. We had a wonderful stay and thank you sincerely.
- Toni and Wally
We spent a day here (we tried to book longer but its obviously so popular - even six months ahead of time) It's obvious why everyone...
- Dave and Pauline McNulty
Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us. The advice of places to see is greatly appreciated and we really enjoyed...
- Jean & Dorothy

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Book Direct Hotel versus OTA Hotel Bookings

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Book Direct vs. OTA Bookings FAQ

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

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

    Plus, you also get personal 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?

    Cancellation 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.

    Priority and early check-in  Book Direct and we'll priortize cleaning your room ahead of OTA reservations. More likely to be able to accommodate an early check-in.

    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. Force Majeure Cancellations

    How long have you been on hold waiting to talk to an overseas call center? We don't have that kind of time to waste either. When unexpected world events happen such as 9/11 we try our very best to allow flexibility with Direct Booked reservations. When we've tried the same approach with the OTAs we are often left with paying 20% commisions to OTAs despite them telling us they'll waive them when we try to work with our mutual guests to find a fair resolution.
     

  5. 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.
     

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

    OTA paid search results come up higher than organic property web sites.

    Google the hotel / B&B name and check out their own web site, or call / email them direct. Ask what their Direct Booking price is. Some hotels have poor management practices and have become enslaved to the OTAs. Choose another hotel.
     

  7. I checked a hotel's reviews on TripAdvisor.  Can I book from there?

    Booking options presented on TripAdvisor are plugged in to differnet OTAs bidding for placement on their platform.

    Same thing, contact the property directly through the emails and phone numbers shown on each TripAdvisor listing.

     

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