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Unread 16 Jun 19, 10:14 PM  
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Shopping online during holiday for delivery to villa?

We're off on our holiday at the end of July. I've been wondering, if we wanted to purchase something online, e.g. at amazon.com could we have it delivered to our villa we are staying at?

This is the fifth time we've stayed in a villa and have never once had any post arrive, so I can't help but wonder if the villa owners have their post redirected somewhere? Would that affect an Amazon delivery?

And what is the delivery person likely to do with a package if we're not home when they try and deliver?

I appreciate a lot of this is a bit like asking people to use their psychic powers to predict the future! But does anyone have personal experience to speak from?
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My friend and brother have done this a few times, we usually stay in terra verde and the staff in club house take parcel if we are not in villa, but unsure about other resorts and villas if you are not at home.
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It will depend on the development you are on to be honest
We are fine and get stuff delivered all the time
Usually just left by the front door if we are out or in our mail box 📦
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You need to ask the owners or tell us the name of the community. Where I live there is no gate and delivery companies routinely leave packages by the front door without even knocking unless they require a signature. The post office won't deliver general mail unless the home owner confirms the property is residential and not a holiday let. We still got packages before doing this.
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Definitely ask the owner or management company... on our community it depends on who is delivering. Fedex will leave parcels on the doorstep but others won't. We advise our guests to have packages delivered to the management company - who will sign for them and keep them until they can be picked up - but I am sure there will be others that won't do that.
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We always order online items whilst out there or a week or so before we leave the UK.
If the former, we have it delivered to the condo; usually left at the front door or on top of the mailboxes downstairs.
If the latter, we have it delivered to the rental office down the road; theyre happy for us to do that.

Per others, depends on the villa/condo community.
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We have used Orlando Package Depot twice and have been happy with the service.
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Originally Posted by ManCity View Post
Also, note that US Postal Service does not deliver to individual properties on gated communities - mail is only delivered to a central point, e.g. the clubhouse or office. Web sites like Amazon automatically check the address is a valid mailing address using the USPS database and will reject it if it isn't - the physical address is not adequate, it needs to be an actual mailing address. I noticed this week that the ESTA application form is now doing a similar validity check for a valid mailing address, and rejecting a physical address that isn't also a mailing address.
Not sure if this is true for all gated communities. I know the residential houses at Windsor Palms have individual mail boxes at the end of their driveways.
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