Recent Updates to VRBO’s Refund and Cancellation Policy

I was recently considering renting my own private island in the Bahamas for a family trip. I was wondering about the cancellation policy. Especially with COVID-19 ongoing throughout the world.


It looks like each property has its own policy. So you really have to look at each property and the dates for the property you are considering.

For the most affordable entire private island in the Bahamas (both total and per person), their refund and cancellation policy is :

  • 100% refund if you cancel within 60 days
  • 50% refund if you cancel greater than 30 days or less than 60 days (minus the service fee)
  • No refund if you cancel within 30 days

So you need to be pretty sure when you are making what could be a large purchase if you rent one of these islands for a week. Unless you are a billionaire and own your own island.

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