CHOOSING THE RIGHT VACATION RENTALS AGENCY
When renting a property, we advise to check well:
- Its intrinsic quality: try to have information, description,
and photos of the property. A serious company should give you
*detailed* information on all aspects. A bad sign is if a
property is presented with just very few photos, even if they
look very nice. Check also well the equipment! If it is not
adequate (within its category) it is a bad sign, as it shows
lack of care of the agency or of the proprietors!
- Try to understand if the agency has just a mere collection
of properties, or if instead they know them very well (like
the back of their hand, ideally).
- Try to understand if the
agency organizes every aspect, if it offers
adequate assistance, or if instead they just want to put you
up in the property.
- Check that the rental conditions are transparent and clear.
Marco Polo top floor: one of the many domes which can be seen from the penthouse
- Prefer a company offering "all inclusive" prices.
Frequently in fact you will find in the end additional expenses
(electricity and gas consumption, cleaning fees etc.), which
are just a way to increase the bill. In such cases, electricity
and gas are also generally marked-up, i.e. charged at higher
rates than they actually cost, to make a fringe profit. For
longer stays this criteria may not be applicable.
- Prefer a company preparing for you SIDE SERVICES. At Roman Homes we prepare:
- CAR SERVICE (to or from the airport or train station etc.).
- DAILY EXCURSIONS* to
Pompeii, Herculaneum, Roman Castles, Tivoli (Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa), Castelgandolfo (the Pope’s summer residence), Assisi, Tuscany, Umbria.
- COOKING LESSONS AND COOK AT YOUR HOME SERVICE
Remember, the success of your stay, and the quality of the
property you will be renting, is largely in your hands, particularly
when choosing the right people during the enquiry stage.
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