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Bookabach was bought by US-based Home Away in , and has since been transitioning bach owners to the new platform. The move has been met with frustrated owners and renters taking to Facebook - saying the new website is confusing. The transition means some owners are moving from an old system - where they'd pay an annual fee - to a new one, which charges both parties commission, forcing prices to go up. After 11 years renting her Waipu Cove hideaway on Bookabach, Marie Akland says the change has forced her to jump ship. She says along with booking fees increasing via the company's new commission-based model, the new owner, Home Away, has shocking customer service. They make you feel everything you're saying is wrong.
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These people are true amateurs in every sense of the word, on 5 bookings, every one, yup every one caused massive problems with the payments part of the deal, from repeated site crashes to payment page freezes. You never really know if your payment has been made. We booked it for a week in February of The house was great, everything went smoothly and the owner was very courteous and responsive. Nothing bad at all for us. Maybe we were lucky but I wouldn't hesitate to use BookaBach again.