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Frequently Asked Questions for Travelers


Frequently Asked Questions for Travelers

  Below is the list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from vacationers. To see the answer to the question, simply click on the question, and the page will scroll to the answer. Of course, if your specific question can't be found below, we'll be happy to answer it individually. To ask a question by email please sends the inquiry to sales@villa4vacation.com




What should I do if I am not receiving e-mails? 

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Please add our domain to your safe list. If it did not help, please kindly contact your Internet service provider (ISP) to verify that they have not blocked e-mail from our system. The simplest way to ensure valid email is not blocked is to add the sender's email address to your Whitelist. Check the quarantine settings often, as new spam filters require babysitting to ensure valid email is not blocked.

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I saw "Hot Deals" offer on your website. What does it mean? 

Sometimes homeowners choose to discount their rates very aggressively for last minute deals or early bookings. Occasionally , they also offer some extra incentives such free or discounted attraction tickets, one free night, baby equipment , etc. Please research Hot Deals section if you are looking for bargain deals or special promotions or discounts.

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Can I somehow add Villa4vacation to my Google Toolbar? 

Most definitely.
Villa4vacation is using most advanced technology available and here is the link to add our site to your Google toolbar.
 
You will instantly have an access to our newest inventory.

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How do I subscribe to RSS feeds? 


RSS (Really Simple Syndication) enables you to automatically receive text and audio content from your favorite online sources - like Villa4vacation.com. To receive an RSS feed, you simply need an RSS news reader or RSS aggregator, which are available for free online.
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Do I need travel insurance? 

As with all holidays/vacations we strongly advise you to get full travel and medical insurance. We provide travel insurance policies from Access America, CSA Travel Protection, Global Underwriters, HTH Worldwide, International Medical Group, International SOS, M.H. Ross, Medex, MedjetAssist, MultiNational Underwriters, Specialty Risk International, Travel Guard, Travel Insured, Travelex and TravelSafe.

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Do you offer supplementary services? 

Yes we do. Absolutely! Click Here for details.

Flights
Airfares
Car Rental
Car Rental

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Contacting Owners 

The Villa4Vacation Rental site consists of hundreds of private vacation rentals available direct from the homeowners and sometimes their agents. Arrangements for rent or lease are made directly with them. Each page on the Villa4Vacation site lists a phone number and/or email address. Some owners choose to use either or for communications.

All inquiries should be sent to the homeowner or agent directly. Villa4Vacation does not mediate any issues between vacationers and homeowners, we only advertise the properties.

Please be aware that phone without country codes are in the United States, Canada or Caribbean. We sometimes receive inquiries from vacationers seeking our help in contacting owners. The most common reason in the response delay is that the owner's himself or herself are on vacation. Please give them some time or you can also choose another property from our website.

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The structure of the villa4vacation.com site 

First and foremost vacationers are concerned with location.(geographical region). Next in importance is the number of bedrooms. Third and commonly last is the price. To use Villa4Vacation, from the homepage first either click on the map and "follow the click" or use search menu. It is pretty much self-explanatory.

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What do I need to bring with me to vacation home? 

Each homeowner decides what to provide to the guests so we suggest clearing your questions and concerns before paying for booking. Please try to get all answers in writing. Usually, vacation rental property has been carefully furnished and equipped to ensure that you have a terrific vacation. It is typical but again not guaranteed to get:
  • Air conditioning
  • Quality bedding and pillows
  • Private and optionally heated pool on pool homes
  • A resort/community pool on all condominiums
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • VCR
  • Phone with local, long distance and international service (ask for rates)
  • Data Port
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Garage and/or off road parking
  • All linens/towels
  • Arrival soaps and tissues
  • Fully equipped kitchen including:
  • - Stove/cooker/range
    - Refrigerator and freezer
    - Dishwasher
    - Microwave oven
    - Toaster
    - Coffee maker
    - Iron and board
    - Vacuum cleaner
    - Brush and mop
There may be other features and amenities provided.

To find out exactly what amenities are provided in the vacation home of your choice, simply go to the description page for that specific property and there will be a list of the amenities provided. Please confirm with homeowner since Villa4Vacation.com is not responsible for accuracy of any listings. We just provide space for advertisement.

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I have always stayed in a hotel up until now, what is so different about a villa? 

Great question! Hotels can be very expensive, for the price of one hotel room you can have use of luxury 1000-3000 sq ft villas. Most properties are greatly equipped to make your vacation unforgettable. Click here to compare typical vacation rental property to hotel.

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What about pets? 

It is totally up to homeowner to let guests with pets in or not. Some owners do not allow absolutely any pets in their home. Please do not take it personally. It is usually not because they do not like pets.

There are many people out there who are allergic to animals. For this reason some houses would have to be specially cleaned. Additional cleaning and insurance cost does not let some owners to permit animals on the premises.

Good News - We might help you with pet's motel near by. Please call us for details or email customerservice@villa4vacation.com

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Are there any shops and restaurants close by? 

Usually, there is great selection of restaurants and shops to choose from since most vacation homes are located in tourist's attraction areas. However, please do your own research, ask the owners for the address of the property or at least street and zip code and look it up on Yahoo or Google Yellow Pages.

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Are all towels and linen included? 

Usually, all towels and linen are provided, including a selection of beach towels for the pool area. Please ask the owner for details.

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Who looks after the properties? 

Typically, smart homeowners contract a professional property management company; they look after the villa and are also ready to assist guests. If there are any problems with the villa, they are on call 24 hours a day.
Please ask homeowner for details

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Have the villas got any safety features? 

In most of the cases they do have all the safety features required by State/Country law (and more). They should include at least fire extinguisher. Please ask homeowner for details.

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Does the home get cheaper the longer I stay? 

Yes, if you want to stay longer than 1-2 weeks, homeowners can usually make your vacation rate much better.

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What is typical cancellation policy? 

Please ask homeowner for details.

The Guest usually may cancel their booking at any time up to or during the Rental Period. In the event that the Guest exercises their right to cancel, the homeowner typically will levy the following cancellation penalty percentage rates of the Total Rental Fee (amount shown on the booking confirmation):
  • Up to 60 days prior to the arrival date 20%
  • Between 30 and 60 days prior to the arrival date 50%
  • Between 15 and 30 days prior to the arrival date 75%
  • Less than 15 days prior to the arrival date 80-100%
This is just for your references.All homeowners are different! Please ask them about cancellation policy.

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How do we confirm the properties really exist? 

Honestly, there is no guarantee. Just as anyone can take out an ad in newspaper and advertise a fictitious home, the same can occur on the Web. We do not personally check out properties prior to their advertising on Villa4Vacation. So far, to date we have not had a single case of fraud. Please check out the Disclaimer for Renters page for more info. We advise asking homeowners for references, or a list of past renters.

One more tip: if a rental rate seems too good to be true, be aware! While there are exceptions, you probably won't find any Mercedes at Kia's prices. This is not to say there is anything wrong with less expensive properties; many represent great value, and boast long lists of returning guests. It is simply that some people might have higher expectations than they should.

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How do we confirm the properties really exist? 

Honestly, there is no guarantee. Just as anyone can take out an ad in newspaper and advertise a fictitious home, the same can occur on the Web. We do not personally check out properties prior to their advertising on Villa4Vacation. So far, to date we have not had a single case of fraud. Please check out the Disclaimer for Renters page for more info. We advise asking homeowners for references, or a list of past renters.

One more tip: if a rental rate seems too good to be true, be aware! While there are exceptions, you probably won't find any Mercedes at Kia's prices. This is not to say there is anything wrong with less expensive properties; many represent great value, and boast long lists of returning guests. It is simply that some people might have higher expectations than they should.

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Deposits and Due Dates 

Deposit-type disagreements could be avoided if Rental Agreements or Leases were written clearly, with defined dates and instructions AND vacationers were diligent in adhering to the schedules. If such agreements, which are in actuality simple contracts, spelled out all the details and contingencies, there would be little room for misunderstanding when conditions weren't followed.

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What will the weather be like when we arrive? 

We recommend to go to www.weather.com and make sure that your expectations are right.

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How can I contact you about your website? 

Just give us a call at 212-812-4420 or send an email to Sales@Villa4Vacation.com
But of course this is not reservation number. Reservation numbers can be found at each listings individually.

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Is there any easy way to find properties of my choice? 

Yes, there is. You could use our regular search menu, advanced menu, clickable map, hot destinations links or even the following shortcuts

Pet friendly travel and pet friendly vacation rentals
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Hawaii vacation rentals,vacation homes,villas,condos
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Orlando Vacation Rental Villas, Home Rentals Direct from Owners
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Florida Vacation Rental Villas, Home Rentals Direct from Owners
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European Vacation Rentals: homes, villas, apartments in Europe
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Italian villa rentals in Tuscany and beyond, vacation and holiday rental lodging, bed and breakfasts, apartments
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Colorado Vacation Rentals, Colorado ski areas rentals by owners
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Caribbean Vacation Rentals
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Discounted Disney World Deals and Magic Your Way Tickets
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Luxury Home Rentals
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Pool Vacation Homes, Beach Houses and Villa Rentals
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Cheap Vacation Rentals:Cheap Flights, Hotels, Vacations, Rental Cars, villas
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Online vacation rentals and rental properties for rent by owner
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Quick Facts about Vacation Rental Properties vs. typical hotel rooms


Quick Facts about Vacation Rental Properties vs. typical hotel rooms
  Typical Hotel Vacation Villa, Condo
Local, Long Distance and International calls Extremely high rates are applied (from 50 cents per call to $2 per minute) Standard Long distance rates, sometimes free in USA
Kitchen NO YES
Private washer and dryer NO YES
Multiple floor space No YES, in townhomes and villas
Private patio with Conservation view NO YES, in townhomes and villas
Television Just 1 TV with pay-per view service Usually TV in every room, DVD, Sony PlayStation
Home like Atmosphere NO YES
Heated Pool May Be Very Often
Safe kids playground NO Very often in Resort Areas
Nightly Rate $100-$500> $60-$300 usually
 


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