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Old 4 Aug 11, 09:07 PM  
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You like the villa but don't book it, BECAUSE

Please note this is only my opinion for when I want to rent a villa and you may think there are petty

Tax not included in the rate advertised.

Price quoted in Dollars when the owners are English & live in England.

Advertising spa/jacuzzi only to find it's either in the bath or it's an hot tub.

Advertising a safe in villa but you have to pay management company to use it.

Only take bookings Saturday to Saturday.

Over the top price for pool/spa heat to what other owners charge.

Do any of the above apply to you also ?
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Old 4 Aug 11, 09:10 PM  
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Big No NO for me is when you cant see the view from the pool, always makes me think they are trying to hide something like too close neighbours or a rotten view.
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I always try and book a UK price as it makes things so much easier for payment ect. They are shooting themselves in the foot by only doing Sat-Sat booking.
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I also like to have some form of internet connection... if not offered...a no go for me.
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Old 4 Aug 11, 10:16 PM  
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I never look at ones in dollars, don't know why, probably laziness.

If they don't have a picture of the pool then no way!
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I also ALWAYS look at the direction of the property on polkpa ... if it is pointing the wrong way for sun until sunset... doesnt get my booking...simple
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I have discounted villas as I didn't like the furniture or the bedding
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Big No NO for me is when you cant see the view from the pool, always makes me think they are trying to hide something like too close neighbours or a rotten view.
this is always the first thing I look for too. I like to see a villa room plan as well - no idea why but i suppose it helps me visualise how it will fit us! and usually try and pick it out on a map/satellite view to see what is around it!
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Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
Advertising spa/jacuzzi only to find it's either in the bath or it's an hot tub.
And that's my reason right there!
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Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
Please note this is only my opinion for when I want to rent a villa and you may think there are petty

Tax not included in the rate advertised.

Americans are used to having to pay tax on top of any price quoted

Price quoted in Dollars when the owners are English & live in England.

This is because the majority of an owners expenses are in dollars. The only expense in pounds is if there is a UK mortgage.

Advertising spa/jacuzzi only to find it's either in the bath or it's an hot tub.

Not quite sure what you mean here, spa and hot tub can mean the same to some people.

Advertising a safe in villa but you have to pay management company to use it.

This is not misadvertising if they say quite clearly you have to pay for it.

Only take bookings Saturday to Saturday.

This works for some owners so they have stuck to it.

Over the top price for pool/spa heat to what other owners charge.

Maybe it is an extra large pool (like ours) or they have gas heating which is much more expensive than electric.

Do any of the above apply to you also ?
I hope this answers some of your questions.
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