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Common Questions about Vacation Rental Homes

Staying in a private property is very different from staying in a hotel in so many ways:

Experience a place as those knowing it would

Our properties are designed so as to maximize the experience of the area they are located in. They don’t provide a “sterilized” hotel environment, rather they reflect the personality of their owner and are fully adapted to the way of life of the island. When staying in a private villa or condo you get to know more about the destination you are visiting. And if you want to learn even more about that area, one of our agents can share some very interesting ideas.

Freedom

Experience the absolute freedom that only a private vacation rental can give: Imagine the luxury of having breakfast barefoot in your pajamas, of choosing where and when your dinner should be served, or of not worrying if your kids are running around shouting (as long as they don’t disturb you). Give the chef the night off (or at least tell the others you did) and surprise everyone with your cooking skills!

All spaces are yours

There are no "off-limit" areas in a private rental. You can go in the kitchen anytime you like, swim in your pool at 3 am watching the stars, or move your lounge chair to that spot you were dreaming of reading your book at since the moment you arrived.   If you decide to only rent one room/suite of the property, the other rooms will not be rented to anyone else. 

Real family moments

A villa offers the opportunity to really enjoy the company of your family or friends to the fullest. Having drinks at the terrace enjoying the sunset all together, playing cards under the shade, or just having some good laughs no matter how late it got, these will be the moments of your vacation that you will cherish the most.

Be the host

You can not really host your friends a family unless you feel at home. When renting a condo or villa you can be a real host for the ones you love. 

Privacy

Our villas are usually in private and sometimes secluded areas, far from the crowds and it is up to you whether or when you want to see and be seen. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about renting a private vacation property:

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What is the minimum number of nights a property can be booked for?   7 night is preferred. Some properties will accept 4 nights if it fits between pre-existing bookings.  Please inquire and a professional agent can best advise on what properties will meet what you are looking for.

Why is a cash security deposit required rather than simply a credit card number?   Guest are being entrusted with a private owner's home, art collections, and valuable personal belongings. A cash security deposit is a good faith gesture, reassuring that the home will be well cared for. All security deposits are held in our Client Trust Account and returned with 14 days of departure.

If you do not rent all of the bedrooms in a property, will the other rooms be rented to someone else?   No, the entire property is for your exclusive use regardless of the number of bedrooms you rent.  However, the bedrooms you are not using will be locked off.

What are the fees charged for a rental?   All costs are disclosed at the time of entering into a rental agreement.  Typically the following charges can be expected: total rental rate, applicable taxes, and a cleaning fee.  When you inquire on a property, one of our professional agents will provide a detailed summary of all costs.  No hidden or unexpected costs will be charged.

Why are our properties fabulous?   Each of our homes are selected for our Vacation Rental Program based on the following criteria:
  1. Condition – age of property, maintenance practices, level of housekeeping proficiency, detailed cleanliness, grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance, and upkeep.
  2. Location and Views – Oceanfront, beachfront, oceanview, resort area or residential area, level of traffic, noise, privacy, neighbors, highways. Proximity to activities, dining, golf, tennis, beaches, hikes. Beauty and variety of views.
  3. Amenities – Number of bedrooms and baths, fans or air conditioning, if needed, pools, waterfalls, Jacuzzis, water features, fireplaces, media/TV/CD/VCR, fax, wet bars, poolside dining.
  4. Quality and Décor – Factors as cost of construction per square foot, quality of interior furnishings, art collection, textiles, type of bedding and linens, newness of towels and linens, down pillows or foam.
  5. Design – Is this a great home with good Feng Shui, well designed, well-lit, large enough bedrooms, spacious functional kitchen, gracious living and entertaining areas, good airflow? Does the home have outstanding architectural qualities, and does it provide an uplifting experience of a home in paradise?