When booking through VRBO or any of their afillates, you are charged a VRBO service Fee,Owners Fee, Administration Fee, Cleaning Fee, and Taxes.
Taxes are a set rate, but the other Fees vary depending on the rental.
The follow numbers are a copy of a typical booking through VRBO on a cottage for 28 nights.
A cottage that rents for $6000.00 for 28 days will cost over $7700.00, percent increase ~ 22%
28 days rent