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Holiday Villas and Vacation Rentals by owners FAQ
If you are interested in holiday homes or villa rentals then we hope that the following will provide answers to some of the most
Frequently Asked Questions about renting holiday homes and villas directly from owners.

What do we do?
Internet Holiday Villas provides you with an opportunity to view worldwide rental listings and book some of the best holiday homes, villas, cottages, condos, chalets and apartments for rent direct from owners on the number 1 choice for advertising holiday villas and quality vacation rentals worldwide.

What would we recommend?
We have some of the finest holiday rentals and villas in the most popular locations in the world and we would go to see them all if given time but we recommend that you choose where you would most like to go and book a villa holiday through us and recommend it to others.

What do we have to offer?
We have a very good selection of high quality holiday homes, villas, and apartments for rent direct from owners who offer self catering rental accommodation to discerning visitors who want more than just a hotel room.

Will a holiday villa rental save money?
Yes. Booking directly with the owners on the internet is very often cheaper than booking hotel rooms for family holidays.

How much does a villa holiday cost?
Costs vary from a few hundred dollars per week in low season to many thousands at peak times for large family villas but the major cost for many will be flights depending on the time of year and location. We provide a list of recommended airline search engines for you to contact through our website where you may pick up a flight for a song.

How should I book through the Internet?
Every holiday rental property is shown with a form to contact owner directly. Booking direct with owners allows you to gain a personal insight into areas that travel agents cannot provide directly.

Can we book the whole package with you or the villa owner?
We provide listings of holiday rentals direct from owners who may be able to advise you on flights, but we provide everything on a self service basis with travel pages for you to book your own flights at most convenient times, hire a car cheaply in advance or take out travel insurance or order holiday money delivered to your door or office etc. Other than that you are free to browse our pages to make your own commission free arrangements.

What are the Holiday Villas like?
We show a wide variety of self catering holiday villas and apartments to cater for practically all tastes but generally they will be well maintained, well equipped and come with all essentials such as linen, towels, cutlery and a multitude of home comforts and kitchen appliances.

Why should I book a Villa Holiday rather than a hotel?
Villa Holidays offer holiday makers superior standard facilities to a hotel room with all the modern comforts of a private home away from home with space for adults and children to relax or play in comfort and enjoy a few days or evenings relaxing by their own pool or garden that offers a base to explore the region in their own time.

What types of holiday rentals are available?
We offer holiday villas and vacation home rentals that may include a selection of luxury apartments, condos, flats, cabins, chalets, townhouses, farmhouses, barns, mansions, castles, chateau, hotels, gites, cottages, b&b's and beach houses for rent worldwide.

How do I book?
Contact the owner by email using the online booking request form asking for availabilities or by phone when dates confirmed.

Is it safe to make payments online?
Yes. PayPal is generally one of the safest forms of online payment and all private details and credit card info etc. are encrypted to ultimate degree in transit so cannot be intercepted or seen by anyone. However individual owners will confirm acceptable ways for you to pay deposits and or accommodation.

Is the list price guaranteed?
The prices quoted should be confirmed at the time of booking as some prices may be subject to fluctuating taxes, international or local events, additional services requested, or subject to discounts for additional weeks, so please check with owner.

Do Holiday rental owners offer discounts for longer stays?
Holiday rentals are usually less than 30 days and properties are let on a short term daily or weekly basis. All discounts for extended stays are subject to availability and special rates may be quoted by individual owners on request.

Paying deposits?
Deposits vary but are generally required to confirm holiday booking and insure against late cancellations.

When is the balance for holiday required?
Balances are generally paid 10 weeks before arrival. If booking within this period then full payment for holiday is usually required.

What are the security deposit charges for?
Security deposits are generally required to cover exceptional costs incurred during your stay to insure against costs of accidental damages, breakages, excessive cleaning bills or long distance phone calls. However deposits should be returned less any charges for breakages etc. within 30 days.

What are the best times to book?
Whenever it suits you best but school holidays and half term breaks are usually the busiest and most expensive times to go. In terms of seasonal weather we can provide you with various resources to check weather forecasts 15 days in advance.

Do booking all start on a particular day?
Most villa bookings are listed from Saturday to Saturday but bookings can start or finish on any available date the owner chooses.

Are holiday homes cleaned or maintained during stay?
Cleaning is usually done before or after your stay but any extra services may be provided by agreement.

What if there are any problems with the property?
Holiday rental properties should have a designated property management company or person responsible for the maintenance and upkeep in the absence of the owner to ensure that any problems encountered can be speedily rectified for guests. Details about this or emergency services should be included in rental documentation and should be just a call away.

Are towels and linen provided?
Linen and bathroom towels are usually provided but beach towels are not.

How will I find the property?
Full address details and clear directions should be available from owner before arrival. It is very important to have good directions or a print out of maps to and from airports if hiring a car. Keys may be obtained from the owner, the management company or by coded door or drop box at the premises.

What's does the price include?
Holiday villa rental prices are usually for the whole villa for whole week for the maximum number of visitors specified and there should be no hidden costs. However certain things like pool heating in winter months may incur an extra cost. Additional services may also be charged separately.

How can I confirm that the property is suitable.
Contact the owner for suitability if you have any special needs or concerns for members of your party.

Do I need a car for getting around?
A car is usually required to get around, go shopping or do some sightseeing.

Where can we hire a good car like that?
Car Hire can be booked in advanced through our online agents who have always provided us with good cars at very competitive prices.

Where can we book flights?
Airline flights can be booked at any time through our Flights page.

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, All travelers should have some form of insurance to cover medical treatment, baggage loss, delayed or canceled flights.

Do all travelers need a valid passport?
Yes. Everybody over the age of 16 not included on parents 10 year passport needs a full passport valid for at least 6 months. All children not already included on a passport including new born babies need their own passport to travel to the US. Travelers must allow time to get visas well in advance of traveling. If in doubt about whether you need a visa to visit any country then please make enquiries beforehand.