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Book Direct With Sea Star Realty and Save

When you book direct, you cut out the middle man (OTA’s like VRBO & Airbnb) and all the extra fees they are charging you!

What Does it Mean to Book Direct?

Finding a vacation rental has never been easier! A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of results, and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Airbnb and Vrbo are usually at the top of the list. Most of the time, the same vacation rentals you find on these sites are also available through a property manager's website (like the one you're on right now). Booking Direct means you make your vacation rental reservation through the property manager's website instead of on an OTA.

Top Reasons to Book Direct with Sea Star Realty

#1 - No Extra Fees Means Savings in Your Pocket

When you reserve one of our vacation rental properties on other websites like an OTA, you'll often pay extra fees and charges. When you book directly through Sea Star Realty, you can save on these fees, which means more money in your pocket for your Myrtle Beach vacation!

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#2 - Free Beach Gear

You read that right - most properties booked directly through Sea Star Realty come with $250 worth of FREE beach gear! Simply make your reservation on our website, and watch out for an email with your free beach gear credit. You'll be able to pick from a variety of items, including barbeque grills, kayaks, bikes, beach loungers, umbrellas, carts, paddleboards, and more.

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#3 - Expert Local Knowledge

We're family-owned and operated, and our realtors and reservationists are area experts. We can provide the best local recommendations for activities, dining, and general Grand Strand enjoyment. Our approach to personalization and customer service is something you just won't find when booking through other sites. We offer travel insurance, concierge services, and a smile with every reservation. Plus, when you book direct with Sea Star Realty, you’re directly giving back to this community, helping it continue to grow and remain a place you’ll want to visit for years to come.

#4 - Enhanced Privacy

When you book with an OTA, they’re collecting your data, and it’s not just your name and travel dates. They have files that contain your birthday, gender, email, emergency contact, payment info, credit card numbers, and more. They can then share that information with advertising providers, increasing the risk of your personal information falling into the wrong hands. When you book directly with Sea Star Realty, you experience a more discreet and private transaction process without your information and web browsing history getting shared.

#5 - Hassle-Free Communication

Get rid of the middleman when you book direct with Sea Star Realty. We’ve all experienced the dreaded customer service experience where you go through minutes of automated computers before finally reaching a human, just to realize that person has zero personal experience with your issue. What’s worse is if the call drops and you have to start that process all over with a totally different person! At Sea Star Realty, when you call us, you get us. Whether you need pre-booking assistance or help during your stay, our team is ready and available for all your needs. This direct, hassle-free communication means quicker resolution should any issues arise and a direct feedback loop that ensures continuous improvement and better guest experiences based on the comments and observations you share with us.

Start Planning Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Don't wait any longer to save big bucks and get free beach gear - make your vacation rental reservation with Sea Star Realty today. We offer vacation rentals with private pools and pet-friendly homes. Looking for more savings? Check out our current specials.

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