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10 Things You Need To Know Before You Rent A Holiday Home

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If you’re looking to rent a holiday home and don not quite know where to start, one thing is for sure: you are not the only one. Whether you are fancying with the idea of renting a holiday home with an infinity pool, or a villa with a  mountain view,  you need to know a few things before you dot the “i” and cross the “t”:

holiday home1. Start searching for your holiday home in time

You ave surely heard of the terms “Early booking”, or more so “Early booking discount”. If you book your holiday accommodation with at least a few months in advance you have lots to gain, my friend. First of all, you avoid the stress of not knowing if you will have a place to stay on your holiday.

Also, as we all know, good accommodations get rented fast, and during the high season for example, you have little chances of finding something good. Try to think of an area and an approximate theme for your holiday this year and get started.

2. Is there a grocery store in the area?

Here is a question you may want to ask, especially if you are not planning on spending all that much on your holiday. A grocery store near your holiday accommodation can save you a lot of money on food, as well as a well-equipped kitchen at your vacation house. Renting a  Z&X holiday home  for example for two people or the whole family, that also has a dishwasher maybe to help you out, and allows you to cook your own meals, may take some research.holiday home

3. Is there a good Internet connection?

Let’s face it: we live in an era of technology, and though we may be on vacation, we are still curious to see what Facebook has to say, or maybe we want to do a little research online and find the best restaurant near our holiday accommodation, or the best things to see and do and so on.

For all this we need what may out-evolve humanity one day… yes… the “Holy” Internet. So when you are looking for your holiday home , make sure you have proper Internet connection… if you wish to, of course.

4 .Do you need to rent a car and is there parking?

If you have already found your holiday destination, then that’s just fantastic. Now you have to think about how you are gonna get there. You can go by plane, but then you need to look for an airport nearby and also for a means of transportation from the airport to the accommodation and back.

Or maybe it is easier to rent a car, but then you need to know if your vacation house has parking, and if you have to pay extra for it, or more so… how many parking places does it have to offer.

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5. Are there any special policies that the owner of the house may have?

This will also refer to pets for example, or to subleasing, or any other aspects of this sort. The owner of your vacation rental may have specific rules regarding noise or cleaning and so on. All of these you need to know before you decide upon “sealing the deal” on your vacation accommodation.

Especially if we are talking pets, this is a pretty important aspect, as everyone loves their Fido, and nobody will want to have their pet “on the outside looking in”. If you decide to have a holiday with your pet this year, check out the online accommodations that are pet-friendly.

6. Will you have the privacy you desire?

Whether we are talking about the neighbors or the owners themselves, if you are a person that specifically cares about their privacy, you will want to learn more about this aspect regarding your vacation rental.

For example, if the owners just stop by a few times you can ask them things and maybe even set grounds for any future rental intentions… this is a good thing. But if they are gonna be hovering there, then that might be more on the awkward side. Nobody wants to feel like they are under surveillance, the “I will be watching you” feeling is not all that great on a holiday.

7. Are you looking for a family holiday?

We all know that traveling with kids changes everything. A family holiday is a most wonderful experience, yet you need to be ready for it.

Whether you choose a holiday home close to the beach in Latchi or Pomos area , or you choose a holiday home in Neo Chorio or Miliou, you are to make sure that the accommodation is child friendly, that it maybe even has a playground, that it is smoke free and preferably close to the beach if that is the case, or to the nature parks and trails you may wish to explore.

holiday home9. You may have to pay a deposit

Many of the vacation houses owners may require a deposit, especially if we are talking about a seasonal rental. To this effect, make sure you know exactly how it all works. Make sure you know what you have to do in order to get your deposit back at the end of your stay, and be sure to understand what are the terms according to which you will not get the entire sum back. This way you can truly relax on your vacation and not have to practice your “debating” skills.

10. Check everything upon arrival

It is the best way to secure your deposit. The things that renters use a lot, such as the doorknobs, or the faucets, the showers, the air conditioning, the toilets, phone or various appliances have a better “chance” of being broken or of not functioning correctly. The owner may sometimes not be aware of such issues, thus it is best if you check these things upon arrival and announce any issues you encounter.

Renting a holiday home doesn’t have to be unpleasant or stressful. If you plan ahead carefully, everything will fall into place exactly as it has to. Get the best value for your money and enjoy your well-deserved vacation!

Thinking of renting a holiday home for your family vacation? Check out our accommodation here or contact us!

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