Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tips for renting Jamaica villas

So you are planning a vacation to Jamaica and are not sure where to stay? This year, make all the difference to your holiday but staying in luxurious Jamaica villas, apartments or cottages, especially if it is a family or friends get together you are planning. You’ll not only make great savings but will have more privacy and space to relax and enjoy in your home away from home.

Here are some tips to rent the best Jamaica accommodation rentals

Search the internet

Log on to the internet and you will come across numerous sites with home listings. Before you bookmark a site simply because you liked the photographs of the property in question, do a thorough study of the facilities it has to offer. It is important to point out that some of these photographs may not entirely be correct and on reaching the property, you may realize you have been taken for a complete ride. It will be in your interest to contact the owner or the marketing agency of the villa in question for details before making a decision.

Compare rates

Check out the rates of the properties before deciding. Rates will vary depending on the facilities on offer, the size of the rental and its location. So be sure what you are looking for. You can check out many homes, see their price listings and the most suitable dates available for booking.

Pay by credit card or PayPal

When booking vacation accommodation rentals in Jamaica, make sure to pay by credit card or PayPal. Always ask for references and make sure to read the finer print or you may just end up paying more than you bargained for. It is always advisable to check out references and read client testimonials on site. Never shy away from contacting the marketing agency or owners to ask questions. If they are not willing to answer, its time you looked further.

Know exactly what is included in the package

The Jamaica rentals will be your home away from home during the period of your stay. To ensure you have a hassle free, comfortable stay, be sure to check what is included in the package. Be sure to double-check everything. For example, the property may say, internet included. Does this mean you get a Wi-Fi high-speed connection or is it just basic cable? Then again, you’ll find rentals that say electricity included in the package, and if you don’t read the finer print, it may just say included upto the first $250.

The management company of the rentals
Ideally the management company should be local or in other words, the staff should be local so that they have relevant knowledge and can give you inside information to make your stay a special one. For example, the staff should be able to advise you on what to see, when to go, book ground transport etc. Then again, lets say the dishwasher breaks down or there is some other problem with the property. Local management would know who to contact for these services because these are things you wouldn’t want to get involved with. After all, you are in Jamaica to enjoy a vacation and not get into the nitty gritties that you have left behind. It is therefore important that you have the phone number and email address of the local contacts for a smooth stay.

Is the vacation home family-friendly?

This is especially important if you are traveling with kids. For example, you may be traveling with three kids and the property may have just one king-sized bed. So make sure the home fits in with your family needs in terms of providing facilities for the kids to remain occupied and well taken care off, especially if the adults want some peaceful moments for themselves.

Book early

Avoid disappointment by booking your vacation rental early because there are certain times of the year, or during the high season, when there will be none available. During the off season, don’t shy away from contacting the marketing agency or owners for a better deal.

If all this seems to be too much of a bother, you can book your vacation home with Silver Sands villas. Silver Sands is a secure community of privately-owned villas and cottages on Jamaica's North Coast about thirty miles east of the airport at Montego Bay. Silver Sands offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit every budget, from large villas with magnificent sea views, private pools, hot tubs, and warm and friendly staff to smaller cottages with all comforts required for a comfortable stay. These homes are clustered around one of the best beaches in Jamaica - hundreds of yards or crisp white sand and the sparklingly clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

1 comment:

Caribbean Holiday Vacation Rentals said...

There are a huge variety of Jamaican villas to choose from, it depend on the budget of the person renting as well as the location. It is advisable to pick a few villas that interest you then research about transportation, shops and availability and then choose it. Thanks a lot.