All the Vrbo Service Fees You Should Know About

By: Abby Ruffier

All the Vrbo Service Fees You Should Know AboutLooking forward to a stress-free trip? Surprise fees can make that easier said than done. Whether you’re booking or hosting a getaway through Vrbo, knowing what the service fees are can help you stick to a budget. Groupon Coupons has you covered with some of the most common Vrbo service and commission fees. 

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Vrbo Owner Fees 

Own or manage a Vrbo property? Whenever a traveler books your listing, you’ll be responsible for a certain commission in exchange for listing your vacation rental.

  • Expect a 5% commission charged for the rental amount and any fees, including the cleaning or pet fees and any additional payments.
  • There will be a 3% payment processing fee charged on the total payment amount you receive from your traveler, including taxes and refundable damage deposits.

Property owners can manage their fees through their Vrbo dashboard to ensure all expenses are covered when your property is booked. 

Vrbo Service Fees for Guests

Fees will vary depending on several factors, and each host may charge differently. If you’re unclear about what to expect, always contact your Vrbo host or Vrbo customer service to get answers. 

Vrbo Service Fees

Varies by host, but will typically be at least 8% of the booking cost.


Varies by listing, but may include a local, federal, and value-added tax. 

Vrbo Cleaning Fees

Varies by listing, but typically ranges between $15 to $200 depending on your unique properties features. 

Vrbo Pet Fees

If your Vrbo listing is pet-friendly, the owner may charge either a daily or flat-rate fee. If it’s not listed, message your host for an exact rate. 


Service animals won’t be subject to a pet fee. Learn more about the pet-friendly policy for Vrbo!

Getting a Vrbo Service Fee Refund

  • Hosts are unable to waive or discount the service fee at the time of booking. Should you cancel your booking within the cancellation window (varies by host), you’ll automatically be refunded your service fee amount.
  • Contact Vrbo Customer Service if you run into any issues with having your service fee refunded from your host.