1 – Your search is managed from start to finish by your villa finder

Your personal villa finder is on hand to answer your questions and offer experienced advice at every stage of the villa search.

2 – You have a better choice

A villa finder will give you access to a better selection of villas compared to a simple online search. If you do your own search, you will discover that each villa company and listing site gives you a restricted view of what is on offer in a particular destination. They can only show you the villas which they are contracted to rent on behalf of the villa owners they represent. It is simply not in their interest to offer you alternative villas, locations or companies which may suit you better. On the other hand, a villa finder will sift out the best villas from the portfolios of a range of reputable villa companies. Furthermore, they may also access a personal network of reliable villa owners and managers with gorgeous villas for rental. As a result, your villa finder offers you a more targeted approach and better results.

3 – You view only suitable villas

Although online villa searches can throw up a number of suggestions based on occupancy, location and budget, the results often fall short of your expectations. Each of us has a particular style and wish list in mind of course. A good villa finder will offer a service which is bespoke, therefore they will take time to understand what your ideal holiday home is really like before the search begins. As a result, you will be given a realistic expectation of the kind of villas available within your budget, then you will be offered only truly suitable villas which match your particular needs.

4 – You save time

A thorough online villa search can take hours to do properly. Rather than trawling through search results and sifting out unsuitable suggestions, a villa finder will do it for you. If you have done a search already, you may come to realise that the same villas appear on different sites with alternative names and prices. It can be frustrating trying to work out which website to trust. An experienced villa finder will preview multiple villa listings and shortlist only the best for you to view, freeing up your time.

5 – You see off-market villas

A villa finder can also connect you with a number of villa owners whose villas fall short of the Google radar. This kind of villa owner relies primarily on their personal network to bring in their ideal villa guests. It is simply not profitable for a villa company to take on a villa which is unavailable for at least six weeks in the summer, therefore many amazing villas are rejected by villa companies. Some villa owners also prefer not to rent through a villa company, particularly those with high end villas. Hence, in order to add those kinds of villas to your list for consideration, a villa finder with the right connections is key.

6 – You save money

An experienced villa finder can suggest ways to negotiate the best villa on the best terms. Just as you have a particular villa in mind for your holiday, each villa owner has an ideal client in mind for their villa. Consequently, if you are seen as a good match for their villa, an owner may well agree preferential rates or an incentive to book. Depending on demand, a better price can be sought if the villa booking is last minute, off season, under occupancy or a repeat client.

7 – Knowledgeable advice

Each villa finder has an area of expertise and knowledge which makes them an expert. You can tap into this first-hand knowledge in order to understand exactly what your villa or destination is like. What they tell you may not be news to you, but it will certainly enhance or confirm what you may already know.

Contact Rachel on 07983 801 337 or rachel@rachelsvillaholidays.com for a free consultation.