Avoiding the pitfalls of booking online directly with rental property owners:
Whether you’re thinking of renting a condo on Maui or a villa in Tuscany, there are some risks to booking online directly with property owners.
We have heard some very interesting stories by self-bookers, from “it didn’t look anything like the online photos” to “we weren’t able to reach anyone to repair the broken bathrooms pipes” or, “we left after the first night and we’re still trying to get a refund”.
Not only is it easier to let your travel agent do all the work for property rentals, we have access to multiple and sometimes exclusive sources; we actually have seen, (or our other clients have stayed at) recommended rental properties; and if there is a problem when you arrive we will assist you to immediately remedy the situation.
There are rewards to staying in private rentals, but the pitfalls of booking online are many – so shift the work and risk to someone else: an experienced travel advisor at Stellar Travel!