Dear Sir or Madam:
Thank you for your interest in our vacation
rental program, and welcome to our website. Here you can
check out a selection of our properties. New properties are continually being
added, so please check in with us periodically.
Now in our 29th year, we offer the best and widest selection
of overseas rental properties for the independent traveler,
and now list over 5,000 villas, cottages, apartments,
chateaux, and castles on our website.
We offer a much larger selection of properties than are currently listed on our site.
So if you do not see a property meeting your specific
needs, please contact us and we'll try to find a property that does!
REGIONAL MENUS AND SEARCH ENGINE: Every page on our site has
a set of regional menus at the top, that make it easy to zoom in on properties in a particular part of the world. You can also try
our onsite search engine
— you can enter the geographical location you're interested
in, as well as your budget and other features you desire of your rental property (sleeping capacity, pool, A/C, etc.).
RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION:
Reservations should be made with our office (or through
your travel agent) and can usually be confirmed within
48 hours. Rental properties are frequently booked 3 -
6 months in advance so it is advisable to reserve as far
ahead as possible. All reservations are accepted subject
to our booking conditions and must be fully paid in advance.
Call us directly — toll-free: 1-800-221-2260; or international: 1-415-499-9490.
Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time — Monday
Calling us directly is the quickest way to draw upon our expert help with your travel planning.
But we also invite you to use our web forms and travel folders:
Note: If you choose the first option, after you fill in and send us your information form, we will automatically create a Travel Folder for you, that includes this property (and possibly
some others as well, that our automated "Virtual Property Selector" chooses for you).
- You find a property of interest and let us know — This is the most common way our visitors use our site facilities. First you browse through our property pages in the region
of interest. You find a property you particularly like; or you find a property that is close to what you are looking for. Then you press the appropriate button at the bottom of the
property page (either the "Check Price / Availability" button or the "Offer Me Alternatives"). Next, you fill out a form which provides us with your contact information and
some of your trip information and rental preferences. This information helps us obtain what you are after, since many of our properties book far in advance.
- You create a travel folder — It's easy! You can add as many properties as you like to your personal travel folder. You also can come back a day, a week, or a year later, and your selected properties
and the other information you provide will still be there. To create a travel folder, you can click here. Or
you can press the "Add to Travel Folder" button at the bottom of any property page, register for an account — and the property will be added to your new folder instantly.
PRICES: Foreign exchange
rates against the dollar alter frequently, and thus all
of our posted prices are subject to change. Please
call for an up-to-date price quotation. We also recommend that you consult our price guide,
to get a rough sense of prices for some of the most common choices made by our clients.
Please note, we
make a charge for our services and so an overhead charge
is included in all of our prices.
OWNERS: If you are
a property owner, and are interested in having your property
listed on our site, please visit our Owner's
TRAVEL AGENTS: If
you are a travel agent, you may be interested in learning
more about our VITA
(Villas International Travel Agent) Commissions Program.
CAR RENTALS: We will
be happy to assist you with arrangements for local car
rental (at very competitive rates) in conjunction with
your property rental. We are presently offering an additional 5% discount on the already low rates offered by AutoEurope. At the top of many of our property pages
(in Europe, the Caribbean, and other locations)
you'll see our "Renting A Vehicle?" graphic, which allows you to set up your own auto rental arrangements (via our special partnership with AutoEurope).
We look forward to being of further assistance to you.
Director, Villas International
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