If you are planning to rent a villa for your holiday, make sure that the villa holiday meets all of your requirements. Here are some villa renting tips that may come handy:

Stick to your budget

You need to determine first if you want a budget accommodation or a luxury villa. Villa rentals differ in price and this also dictates what kind of comfort and perks it comes with. You also need to put into equation the transportation you will need to get to the villa. Will you just be renting a car or a van, or will you need a ferry to get to your villa?

What you want to do

You need to determine what you want to get out of your holiday. You may want a retreat with your family and just relax around the pool or maybe you want to go out and get a villa that is near the city and major tourist spots. Make a check list of the things that your family wants and check out villas that meet these needs.

Kids

Make sure that the villa you are renting will be safe for children and will have amenities available to keep the kids busy and happy on your holiday. If you are travelling with a baby, you also need to ask if there will be a high chair or will there be a doctor or hospital facility nearby in case of emergencies.

Size of the property

You will not be charged on a per person basis but the length of your stay on the villa. Usually you can book a villa on a per week basis. The bigger the villa, the more rooms, the more luxury amenities – the pricier it gets. So you have to think how big a villa will you be needing if you are going on a holiday with your family or friends. Plan how many rooms, how many bathrooms, and what kind of amenities and services will you need.

Dates

Plan well when it comes to a villa holiday. School vacations will also mean peak use of these villa rentals. You might want to book way ahead of time. Some villas are reserved a year in advance especially for some families who want to return at the same period next year. You also need to be flexible and adjust to your flight schedules or ferry schedules.

Duration

Most villas have specific days when you can check in and out. Property owners usually welcome guests on Saturdays. In case you want a longer stay, you have to arrange for this in advance since the place might be booked for other travellers. You might also ask for discounts if you are using the facilities on off peak season.

Swimming Pool

A beautiful swimming pool is a must for most family villa holidays. Check with the company or owner if the size and features of the pool fits your needs. Also see if there will be a kiddy pool for the young ones. Ask if you will be charged for heaters and if the pool is exclusive to you and your family or will it be shared with other renters of nearby villas.

Where to go

You can find villas up for rent in most countries. If you have a destination in mind, then you have to think next the location of the villa that you want to hire. Do you want to get something that is close to a beach, near the metro, or may be you want it somewhere in the middle of nowhere?

You may want a secluded villa for your vacation and bonding time with the family but you need to think of some practicalities too. Will it be near any grocery or a restaurant in case you want something in the middle of the night? Is transporation readily available in case of emergencies?

Cooking

Most villas are self catering. Check if you will have access to a good kitchen with a good amount of equipment like stove, pans, pots, and the works. Some villas also have staff which can help you get supplies from the local market or nearby stores in case you want to save yourself some hassle and time.

 

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