Searching for the perfect vacation Villa isn’t cake, but there’s always a way to make it easier. As with other plans, being organized and planning ahead are key.
Below are simple steps that will help you find the best Holiday villa at the best rate:
1. Start early with your search.
The moment you’ve decided when and where you’re going, a Real Estate agent with a specialty in holiday properties in your destination will be very useful. As well, online local newspapers can be a rich resource (some rentals are agent-free) and so can websites devoted to vacation rentals.
2. Explore a variety of sources.
Remain open and talk to various real estate agents and consult different websites. If you don’t that too far from your intended destination, perhaps you can drive around the area and watch out for ads. The more you know about the place, the more likely you can find a great deal.
3. Carefully review the whole contract.
Yes, you have to review the contract, no matter how perfect the villa looks or how fantastic the deal sounds. This document must contain not only your schedule of payment, but your liability as well in case there will be damages or extra Cleaning is required. You need a checklist of what’s part of the rental.
Almost everything about a holiday villa rental is negotiable, from the deposit amount to the monthly or weekly rent. If the manager or owner isn’t budging, see if they’ll let you rent a week or a day longer for a slightly lower price.
5. Take note of the deposit.
Seasonal rentals usually require a bigger security deposit upfront. Remember this while creating your budget. Also determine find out how the cash will be given back to you. Know what conditions should be met (for example, the home should be clean and all rental cleared).
6. Inquire about housekeeping.
Some rentals send cleaning staff on the last day, with you footing the bill. Other cleaners come around frequently during your stay. Just know when they’re cleaning and who’s paying them.
7. Take photographs!
To make sure that existing damages, if any, are documented and that you won’t be blamed for them, take pictures of the property on day 1. Record the nature of the damages and the exact spots where they are. Then on the last day of your stay, do the same thing right over.
8. Get the owner’s or manager’s number.
Lastly, it’s great that you now have the keys to the villa and that you’re raring to enjoy, but don’t forget to get your landlord’s number, just in case there are problems, like a busted pipe or maybe a power outage. You’ll be so glad you didn’t skip this step.
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